Highlights from BVB's 2-1 win over Hilal in Hamdan U17 final

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Watch all the action from the Hamdan U17 final in the UAE as German giants Borrusia Dortmund claimed victory over Saudi heavyweights Al Hilal.

It was a thrilling end to a fantastic tournament that saw the likes of Real Madrid, Internacional and UAE sides Hatta, Al Ahli and Al Nasr also feature.

Dortmund went on to claim a 2-1 win and the title.










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Blatter to defend FIFA in US corruption case

Carl Markham 16/04/2016
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Disgraced: Blatter.

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he will defend football’s governing body at the trial into corruption held in the United States.

A total of 39 people, executives and officials, are charged over bribery allegations but setting a date for a trial pencilled in for February next year has already been put back because of the mass of evidence collated.

Despite currently serving a six-year ban from football following a heavily scrutinised $1.8million (Dh7.4m) payment made by FIFA to then UEFA president Michel Platini in 2011, Blatter will speak up in support of the organisation he led for 17 years.

Blatter is not facing any charges in the US.

“When they need me to defend FIFA, I will be available,” said the Swiss, speaking at a University of Basel seminar on FIFA reform, where he subsequently denied any wrongdoing on his part.

“I am still defending FIFA in cases which are actually in court. I am fighting corruption as well. Our (FIFA’s) efforts to fight corruption were stopped. I regret I have not done enough to bring FIFA back on the right track. I take responsibility but inside FIFA, with the national associations, we have put a lot of barriers to stop corruption, bribery.

“Both the (FIFA) ethics committee and appeal committee say in the case where I am suspended there is no bribery or corruption with the president of FIFA. All those people arrested in Zurich or other countries are Americans from the North and South.”

However, Blatter was challenged on the corruption issue by former International Criminal Court pros

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Reggae Boyz on the Rise with Jamaican football

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With recent success at the international level, making it to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, the beautiful game in Jamaica is on the rise.

Eyes set on World Cup 2018, KICK sent its newest host Prez to the island nation to attend a Reggae Boyz World Cup Qualifier and explore the sport’s cultural impact.

Hear from Leicester City captain Wes Morgan, the Portland Timbers Darren Mattocks, and Kemar Lawrence of the New York Red Bulls on how they’re trying to put the Reggae Boyz and all of Jamaican soccer on the map.

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