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Qatar plan to integrate Manchester United into multi-club network

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Manchester United could be sold before the end of the season, with the Glazer family, who have owned the club for the last 18 years, recently receiving revised bids in the second round of offers for the club.

Three parties are said to have made proposals for a full takeover of the club, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS firm and Sheikh Jassim’s Qatari consortium at the forefront of proceedings.

As things stand, UEFA rules prohibit two clubs with the same owner to face each other in their competitions, meaning that Qatar Sports Investments, who own Paris Saint-Germain and a minority stake in Portuguese club Braga, face that challenge if they attempt to prize the Glazers away from Old Trafford.

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QSI were handed a surprising boost in their supposed wish of acquiring United earlier this month, however. It emerged that UEFA were now considering making changes to that rule, via The Times, which could see the same owners own more than one club.

That opens up an avenue for QSI to own PSG and United simultaneously, as well as introduce other clubs to their franchise. And according to reports, that’s exactly what they are planning to do.

That’s according to the Daily Record, who say that QSI are planning to place United at the top of their footballing pyramid in a move that would see PSG, United, Braga and potentially Spanish side Malaga fall under the same ownership.

As per the report, QSI see the benefit of using Braga as a potential development club for PSG and United. A pathway to either club would be for exciting talents to sign for Braga to gain first-team experience before making the big move.

It remains to be seen how all of this unfolds but it’s certainly an interesting twist. As things stand, all three of the clubs mentioned above are on course to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

There are, however, no guarantees that the Glazer family will relinquish control of the club before the start of next season and it will all depend on whether their valuation is met.

At the time of writing, it does not appear that any of the bids in the second round of negotiations have been convincing enough for a sale to advance to the most critical stage.

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Int’l youth championship: Mailantarki Boys whip Swedish 2nd Division, Enkoping SK 5-1

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Int’l youth championship: Mailantarki Boys whip Swedish 2nd Division, Enkoping SK 5-1

Mailantarki Boys, on Tuesday thrashed Swedish Enkoping SK 5-1 to open the 2024 Dana Cup campaign holding in Denmark.
This is contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday to newsmen in Gombe by Adamu Usman Ahmed, Mailantarki Care FC media manager.

Ahmed described the win as a good start for the boys whom he said were determined to maintain their good record at international level.

He said that the high flying Nigeria National League side, Mailantarki Care FC begun their promising run of form at the International Youth Championship with a harvest of goals as they defeated their opponent in Hjørring, Denmark.

“Young sensational winger Miko Dalha showed what it takes to grab another accolade in the competition as he opened his goals account with a brace before the break.

“Dana Cup debutant Tijjani Muhammed who came off the bench also fired twice in quick succession, the 2022 Champions completed the dominance with a beautiful left footed curler from Lamido Abubakar,” he said.

Adamu said early into the game, Alexander Littlewood levelled the score after netting Enkopings’ goal to cancel Miko’s opener before the game got out of hand for the Swedish 2nd division side.

The Light Boys will tackle Norwegian club Bergen Nord FK later in the day 17:30pm (4:30pm WAT) for the second match of the busy group stage.

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Messi Misses MLS All-Stars Game Due to Injury

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Messi Misses MLS All-Stars Game Due to Injury

By Halima Abdulkadiri

Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi will not play in this week’s MLS All-Stars Game, Major League Soccer (MLS) said on Monday. This comes eight days after the Argentine superstar left the Copa America final match with an ankle injury.

Messi was listed among unavailable players for Wednesday’s match in Columbus, Ohio, pitting MLS All Stars from 18 league clubs against top talent from Mexico’s LIGA MX.

The game would have been the 37-year-old’s MLS All-Stars Game debut after he joined Inter Miami in July 2023 following a storied career in Europe.

The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner has 12 goals and 13 assists in his first 12 games of 2024 for Inter Miami, making him the quickest to 25 goal contributions in an MLS season.

The All-Stars Game will be played at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT) on Wednesday.

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Pope Hopes Paris Olympics Inspire Global Truce

By Halima Abdulkadiri

Pope Francis on Sunday expressed hope that the Paris Olympics, beginning this Friday, would serve as an occasion for truces in global conflicts. During his weekly address to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope urged athletes to be messengers of peace and role models for young people.

The games will start with an opening ceremony on the River Seine featuring about 10,500 athletes and over 100 heads of state and government. Pope Francis said he hoped that “according to the ancient tradition, the Olympics will be an opportunity to establish a truce in wars, by demonstrating a sincere desire for peace.”

He specifically mentioned conflicts in Ukraine, Gaza, Myanmar, and other countries, reminding everyone that “war is a defeat.” Last month, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders’ meeting in Italy included a unanimous call for a truce in global conflicts during the Olympic Games.

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