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Boateng appeals assault verdict, 1.8 million euros fine

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Germany’s 2014 World Cup winner Jerome Boateng has filed an appeal against his conviction for assault and 1.8 million euros ($2 million) fine, a court official in Munich confirmed Thursday.

A spokesperson for Munich regional court told AFP subsidiary SID that both Boateng’s lawyer and the state prosecutor have contested the verdict.

A week ago, Boateng looked visibly shocked after being found guilty of assaulting and insulting his former partner, the mother of his twin daughters, during a Caribbean holiday in 2018.

The prosecutor had asked the court to give Boateng a suspended 18-month prison sentence and a fine of 1.5 million euros, but the former Bayern Munich defender avoided a custodial sentence when the judge gave his verdict last Thursday.

The 33-year-old Boateng, who left Bayern Munich to sign for French club Lyon at the start of the month and made his debut off the bench last Sunday, denied the allegations.

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video of the Congolese women’s team angers “FIFA” and football players

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The International Football Association “FIFA” expressed its “grave concern” over the recent images that spread through social media platforms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo women’s national under-20 team.

The World Players Association published video clips showing the team training in the street before a qualifying match for the U-20 World Cup, CNN reported.

The FIFPro account on Twitter said that the video, which was published on Thursday, shows the team practicing on a dirt road with cars and motorbikes passing, and at one point, the training was interrupted as a truck was passing on the road between the players.

“The player’s welfare is a top priority for us, and we have taken immediate steps with the authorities in the country, including the Congolese Football Federation, to ensure the safety and well-being of all participating players,” FIFA said in a statement.

While “Fivebro” said that the Democratic Republic of the Congo Football Association did not reserve enough time to train on the field before the team’s expected match, which will decide qualification for the 2022 World Cup, against Cameroon on September 25, which the Congolese team lost 4-0 at home.

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England pays a heavy price for its fans’ riots

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The UEFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to penalize England by playing its next match in the UEFA competition without an audience, after English fans rioted during the Euro 2020 final.

The decision was also applied to the second match that followed, with the suspension of implementation, according to the sports website “The Athletic”.

The Football Association was also fined 100,000 euros, as it was responsible for the actions of English fans, especially since the match was on English soil.

The European Football Association (UEFA) punished England, citing “a lack of order and discipline in and around the field, intrusion into the field of play, throwing objects and whistling during the playing of the national anthem”.

The ban will only apply to UEFA competition matches, meaning that England will play their first match of the 2022-2023 season in the Nations League at Wembley without fans, and this does not include the World Cup qualifier match next month against Albania.

The FA requested an in-person hearing in the case, which was held via video link on Monday.

In a statement after the decision, they said: “Although we are disappointed with the referee, we acknowledge the outcome of UEFA’s decision.”

They added: “We condemn the shameful behavior of the individuals who caused the shameful scenes in and around Wembley Stadium in the Euro 2020 final, and deeply regret that some of them managed to enter the stadium.”

“We are determined that this can never be repeated, so we have conducted an independent review,” they said. “We continue to work with the relevant authorities to support their efforts to take action against those responsible and hold them accountable.”

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Indian Davis Cup player Ramkumar Ramanathan joins Tie Break Tens in Dubai

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Indian Davis Cup representative Ramkumar Ramanathan is the latest player to join the Tie Break Tens Dubai Presented by Zone, joining Taylor Fritz, Dustin Brown, Dan Evans and Gaël Monfils at the tournament being held on Oct. 22 at City Walk’s Coca-Cola Arena.

Ramkumar is the first Indian player to reach an ATP world tour singles final since Somdev Devvarman in 2011. He plays both singles and doubles games and is well known for his attacking serve, which will come in handy in the Tie Break Tens short-form of the sport.

“Ramkumar is a great addition to the inaugural Dubai TB10s line-up, and is sure to be a particularly big attraction for the UAE’s passionate Indian sports fans. He has a very aggressive style on the serve and second shot, so he is another player that promises to do well with the tie breaker format. Whoever he is pitted against, one thing is for sure: It’ll be quick and dramatic,” said Jimmy Poon, the tournament director.

As the build-up to the Middle East’s first ever TB10 tennis tournament continues, the organizers have also announced the launch of the inaugural TB10s Dubai Grassroots Junior Tournament. This new competition will culminate in some of the UAE’s best young players battling it out in the finals ahead of the main tournament itself on the evening of Oct. 22 at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena.

Qualifying rounds are taking place each Friday, leading up to the main event at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai’s City Walk. The TB10s Dubai Grassroots Junior Tournament will further support young Emirati talent in the sport, with the finals for the under-18 competitors set to take place in front of the international stars and a packed arena on the night of the main event.

The TB10s format is the only officially recognised short form of tennis. It is already proving popular among the participating youngsters, and up to 16 players of ages ranging from 12 to 18 are competing in each of the Friday tournaments, drawn from tennis academies and schools across Dubai. The finals will be played between the players who accrue the most points across the three weeks.

As well as the Friday competitions, a tennis clinic will be held the day before the main TB10s evening for competition winners from schools in Dubai.

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