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Soccer-No regrets for Saudi coach after bruising World Cup
VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said on Sunday he had no regrets about his team's unsuccessful World Cup campaign which started with a 5-0 hammering by hosts Russia and will end on Monday against Egypt, who are also heading home early.
Soccer-Comedian who mocked Russian World Cup soccer team says sorry in new viral video
MOSCOW, June 24 (Reuters) - A comedian who called Russia's World Cup soccer team "shit" in a music video watched online by at least 12 million people released a new song on Sunday in which he said sorry and his co-performer hailed the national side as heroes.
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1615 GMT on Sunday
Reuters sports schedule at 1615 GMT on Sunday:
Soccer-Queiroz slams VAR, says system confusing for fans
SARANSK, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz criticized the video assistant referee (VAR) system on Sunday and said it has left many fans sitting in the stands scratching their heads about what was going on.
Voter turnout in Turkey elections was 87 pct - state broadcaster
ANKARA, June 24 (Reuters) - Voter turnout in Turkey's presidential election on Sunday was 86.82 percent, while participation in the parliamentary vote was 87 percent, state broadcaster TRT said.
FACTBOX-Soccer-Denmark v France
June 24 (Reuters) - Denmark play France in a Group C game at
Some Saudi men still bristle at women driving
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 24 (Reuters) - Amid the celebratory end of Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving on Sunday, some men expressed quiet disapproval of a change they fear will undermine the kingdom's deeply conservative Muslim identity.
UPDATE 1-Soccer-Swedes take stand against racism after Durmaz abuse
SOCHI, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Jimmy Durmaz and his fellow Sweden players took a strong stand against racism after the Swedish FA complained to police about a storm of racial hatred and threats aimed at the winger following his late mistake against Germany on Saturday.
Soccer-Senegal drawing 1-1 with Japan at halftime
YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Senegal and Japan were drawing 1-1 at halftime during their World Cup clash in Yekaterinburg after Sadio Mane saw his early goal canceled out by Takashi Inuiâs equalizer.
Sri Lankan court remands villagers in custody over beating to death of leopard
COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan court on Sunday ordered two suspects to be remanded in custody after their arrest over the beating to death of a leopard - animals which are endangered in the country.
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