Football: Bayern Munich end Qatar deal after fan pressure
30 June 2023 | 10:02 am
After years of criticism from inside and outside the club, Bayern Munich have ended their controversial sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways.
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Bayern Munich have reportedly reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to sign Harry Kane. The Bundesliga side’s offer is said to be worth over £86.4 million (€100 million). Tottenham’s decision to accept the offer now means that Kane must decide if he makes the move or not.
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Jenni Hermoso has said that a kiss on the lips from Spanish federation head Luis Rubiales at the World Cup was not consensual. Dozens of players have said they won't represent Spain until Rubiales is removed.
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