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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

Football

FIFA laments poor turnout
Agencies
Berlin, June 25, 2013
First Published: 00:56 IST(25/6/2013)
Last Updated: 00:58 IST(25/6/2013)

The empty seats that have greeted teams at the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey are a disappointment to FIFA. Organising committee chairman Jim Boyce said Monday that he was unhappy with the turnout that has averaged only 4,828 spectators for the first 12 matches at the six sites. If the trend continues, it would be the lowest attendance for an U-20 World Cup since 1977.

Legends play in Liberia

Monrovia: Liberian football great George Weah has been joined by legends of the game from across Africa to promote reconciliation in his homeland more than a decade after civil wars which killed 250,000 people. Weah, Liberia's Peace Ambassador, invited Camerooni-ans Roger Milla and Patrick Mboma, JJ Okocha of Nigeria and Cyril Domoraud of Ivory Coast for an exhibition match in Monrovia on Saturday.


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