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Highlights: Magical Messi dazzles to guide Argentina past Uruguay/Stats show Barca star carrying his country

 Lionel Messi was in inspired form on Friday night, as Argentina picked up all three points in a crunch meeting with Uruguay. Rodriguez on target Messi and co. are of course currently lining out at the latest edition of the Copa America.Whilst Euro 2020 continues to take the headlines across Europe, in South America, focus is centered very much on the battle for Copa supremacy.Hosts Brazil stand as the clear front-runners to go all the way over the weeks ahead, with the Selecao having done their...
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Agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho speaks out on Italian’s future

Jorginho’s agent has been discussing the future of the Chelsea midfielder recently. Jorginho impressing under Thomas Tuchel The arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge has of course resulted in something of a squad shakeup.Chelsea stars who were very much out of favour under Frank Lampard are now key cogs in the German’s machine.One of the men to once again become a key figure since Tuchel’s arrival has been Jorginho.The Italian has divided opinion at Chelsea since his arrival under Maurizio...
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Qatar Foreign Minister: No Tangible Progress on Afghanistan Yet

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has not yet made tangible progress with Afghan peace talks being held in its capital Doha, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed...
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Norway’s football clubs to vote on Qatar World Cup boycott

Oslo (AFP) – Will Norwegian football star Erling Braut Haaland stay home or play on what fans have dubbed a “cemetery?” This Sunday, a meeting of Norway’s football community will decide whether to boycott next... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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EFF Daily: England injury news, pick Sweden’s Alexander Isak & captain Harry Kane

EFF Daily: June 18th updates Friday’s Euro Fantasy Football action sees England play out their second group game of the tournament.The day’s action will begin with Sweden vs Slovakia facing off. The former held their own against Spain last time out and likely fancy their chances against much weaker opposition on Friday.Croatia will then take on the Czech Republic at 5 PM UK time. The Czech Republic have a great chance of finishing 2nd in Group D after picking up a win over Scotland on Monday.And...
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EFF Daily: England injury news, pick Sweden star & captain Kane

Euro Fantasy Football, June 18th updates Friday’s Euro Fantasy Football action sees England play out their second group game of the tournament.The day’s action will begin with Sweden vs Slovakia facing off. The former held their own against Spain last time out and likely fancy their chances against much weaker opposition on Friday.Croatia will then take on the Czech Republic at 5 PM UK time. The Czech Republic have a great chance of finishing 2nd in Group D after picking up a win over Scotland o...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Sweden, Scotland, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Getty Images, Czech Republic, Soccer, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, John Stones, Three Lions


#Qatar Sees $20 Billion Bump to Economy From Soccer World Cup - Bloomberg

Qatar Sees $20 Billion Bump to Economy From Soccer World Cup - Bloomberg Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics may be a financial flop, but Qatar, host to one of the next big global sporting events since the start of the pandemic, expects its tournament late next year to provide an economic boost.“We anticipate the contribution to the economy essentially would be around about $20 billion,” said Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary-General of the Committee for Delivery and Legacy that’s building the infrastructure beh...
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Five things we learnt as Italy brushed aside Switzerland

Italy continued to impress with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Switzerland in Rome. A brace from Manuel Locatelli proved to be the difference between the two sides, before Ciro Immobile added the icing on the cake. In reality, Italy could have won by a greater margin.But what did the game teach us? Here are five things 101 picked up on: 1.Italy are no flash in the pan It was almost tempting to disregard Italy coming into the tournament. Although they had made significant progress from 2018, they...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses in red; financials aid #Saudi | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses in red; financials aid Saudi | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday, with the Dubai index leading the losses, while financial shares bolstered the Saudi bourse.Dubai's main share index (.DFMGI) declined 1%, with sharia-compliant lender Dubai Islamic Bank (DISB.DU) and blue-chip developer Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU) both losing 1.4%.Elsewhere, DAMAC Properties (DAMAC.DU) retreated 1.5%.Last week, United Arab Emirates prop...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Riyad Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ADCB, QSI, Hussain Sajwani, Gulf Egypt, DFMGI


European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Arab States Call on U.N. Security Council to Meet Over Ethiopian Dam

CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab states whose foreign ministers met in Qatar on Tuesday have called on the United Nations Security Council to discuss...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major stock markets in the Gulf end mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major stock markets in the Gulf end mixed | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Tuesday, with financial shares weighing on the Saudi index and property stocks bolstering Dubai.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) dropped 0.8%, weighed down by a 2.1% decline in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 2.3% slide in Saudi Telecom Company (7010.SE).The kingdom's inflation rate rose for the second consecutive month in May, climbing to 5.7% from 5.3% in April, again refl...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf bourses ease in early trade as financial shares drag | Reuters

Major stock markets in the Gulf were subdued in early trade on Tuesday, mostly hurt by losses in financial shares in the absence of fresh factors to trade on.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) fell 0.4%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) losing 0.9%, while Saudi Arabian Mining Company (1211.SE) retreated 1.2%.The kingdom's inflation rate rose for the second consecutive month, climbing to 5.7% in May from 5.3% in April, again reflecting a tripling of value-added tax to 15% last year, official data...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices, economic recovery lift Gulf stocks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Rising oil prices, economic recovery lift Gulf stocks | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Monday, as investors eye economic recovery and rising oil prices which gained on an improved outlook for worldwide fuel demand. Brent was up 64 cents, or 0.9%, at $73.34 a barrel by 1246 GMT, its highest since May 2019. "GCC economies tend to heavily depend on oil price movements and should see solid support thanks to rising crude prices. This effect will be ob...
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Exclusive: NATO Approaches Qatar to Seek Training Base for Afghan Forces After Withdrawal

By Rupam Jain, Alexander Cornwell and Sabine SieboldDUBAI/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Security officials under NATO command have approached Qatar to...
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EXCLUSIVE Energy majors bid for #Qatar LNG project despite lower returns | Reuters

EXCLUSIVE Energy majors bid for Qatar LNG project despite lower returns | Reuters Six top western energy firms are vying to partner in the vast expansion of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas output, industry sources said, helping the Gulf state cement its position as the leading LNG producer while several large projects around the world recently stalled.Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, TotalEnergies and ConocoPhillips, which are part of Qatar's existing LNG production were joined by new entrants Ch...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Italy, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Gulf, Reuters, Eni, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar Petroleum QP, Exxon Mobil Royal Dutch Shell


MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets make gains on oil, economic recovery | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Gulf markets make gains on oil, economic recovery | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets rose on Monday, lifted by optimism about economic recovery and oil prices which gained on an improved outlook for worldwide fuel demand.Oil prices are a key catalyst for the Gulf region's financial markets and Brent crude was up 76 cents, or 1.1%, at $73.43 a barrel at 0734 GMT, its highest level since May 2019. .Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) gained 0.6%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) ri...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, GCC, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries, Al Rajhi Bank, Emaar Properties EMAR DU, COVID, Emirates NBD Bank ENBD


Paraguay vs Bolivia live streaming: Watch Copa América 2021 online

Paraguay vs Bolivia live streaming: Key information to watchin g online     Below are all the options to live stream Paraguay vs Bolivia at Copa América 2021. Option 1: Paraguay vs Bolivia live streaming from anywhere in the world There are several online platforms live streaming Paraguay vs Bolivia for free, and a VPN will help you connect with those services from anywhere in the world. In our experience, ExpressVPN  is  the  best   service  around.  Sign up  a ...
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Exclusive-Energy Majors Bid for Qatar LNG Project Despite Lower Returns

By Ron Bousso and Dmitry ZhdannikovLONDON (Reuters) - Six top western energy firms are vying to partner in the vast expansion of Qatar's liquefied...
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi index outperforms as financials boost; Egypt falls | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi index outperforms as financials boost; Egypt falls | Reuters Saudi Arabian shares ended higher on Sunday, outperforming other Gulf peers, buoyed by gains in banking stocks, while Egypt's blue-chip index extended losses.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) advanced 0.9%, lifted by a 3.8% rise in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 3.6% increase in Saudi Telecom Company (7010.SE).Elsewhere, Dur Hospitality Co (4090.SE) finished 0.6% higher after the firm said it is in merger ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi index firms as other Gulf markets remain subdued | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi index firms as other Gulf markets remain subdued | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets were little changed in early trade on Sunday, though the Saudi index was up 0.4% to extend gains from the previous four sessions.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) was buoyed by Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) advancing by 0.8% while Saudi Telecom Company (7010.SE) was up 0.6%.In a blow for the Saudi economy the kingdom has restricted the annual haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Mecca, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Medina, Gulf, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Saudi Press Agency, Tasi, Saudi Telecom Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar


Chaos ahead of Brazil’s Copa opener as 12 members of Venezuela party test positive for Covid

 A remarkable story is unfolding in South America on Saturday, surrounding Venezuela’s Copa America squad. Glory on the line After being postponed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic last summer, the Copa, like the European Championships, has been pencilled in to take place over the weeks ahead.The tournament is scheduled to get underway on Sunday night, before concluding on the 11th of July.The giants of South American football have, as expected, all secured qualification, with hosts Br...
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Qatar 2022: World Cup expected to produce 3.6m tons of CO2

A new Fifa report says the Qatar 2022 World Cup is anticipated to produce up to 3.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise as oil rebounds; Egypt bucks trend | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise as oil rebounds; Egypt bucks trend | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Thursday, supported by a rebound in oil prices, but the Egyptian index bucked the trend to close lower.Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were up 18 cents, or 0.25%, at $72.40 a barrel by 1024 GMT, holding just shy of a high not seen since May 2019.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, extending gains for the fourth consecutive session, with Al Rajhi...
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5 bold predictions for Euro 2020

Here are 5 bold predictions for Euro 2020 Euro 2020 is finally around the corner, kicking off on 11 June at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Eleven host cities from all corners of Europe will stage one of the sporting world’s most beloved international competitions.Much of the build-up to matchday one – featuring Turkey vs Italy – has been characteristically dominated by the biggest talking points. France, with its enormous depth of quality, is everyone’s favorite to steal Portugal’s crown. Germany, with...
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Best XI players not selected for Euro 2020

Stars not selected for Euro 2020 The deadline for National Team Head Coaches to submit their Euro 2020 squads was 1 June 2021, 23:59.This caused headlines with some big names left out of squads of multiple nations for various reasons.So, here is an XI of the best players who will not be at Euro 2020, despite the fact their international teammates will be. Goalkeeper: Marc-André ter Stegen- Germany Marc Andre Ter Stegen during the match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC, corresponding to ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf indexes mixed in early trade | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf indexes mixed in early trade | Reuters Major Gulf stocks were mixed in early trade on Thursday, with the Saudi Arabia index on track to gain for a fourth consecutive session, buoyed by banking shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, with Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) gaining 0.6% and Saudi National Bank (1180.SE) advancing 0.4%.Separately, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, said on Tuesday it has established two deputy gov...
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8 best matches to watch in the Euro 2020 group stage

8 best matches to watch in the Euro 2020 group stage Euro 2020 is of course right around the corner, with the competition set to get underway on Friday the 11th of June.This year’s competition is once again starting out with 24 teams competing across six groups.Some groups are filled to the brim with top talent, such as Group F, which has rightly been dubbed this year’s ‘group of death’.While other groups are no doubt set to throw up some interesting clashes, pitting old rivals against one anoth...
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