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Pakistan captain Hajra Khan: ‘It’s changing. Slowly, but it’s changing’ | Geneva Abdul

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The captain of the Pakistan women’s team is challenging preconceptions in her homeland and beyond as she leads a fight for equality and recognitionKarachi is the capital of the province of Singh, the most populous city in Pakistan and among the biggest in the world. Bordering the Arabian Sea, it is home to more than 21 million people.Here football is the opiate of the people. It comes as no surprise that Hajra Khan first played outside her home with other children, goaltending a net chalked out against a neighbouring wall. However, it was not until she was 14, preoccupied with basketball and track and field, that her mother came across football tryouts in the local Sunday paper and told her to give it a shot. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Pakistan capt

Motherwell can draw on history in bid to deny Celtic a double treble | Ewan Murray

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For all the Old Firm’s dominance, no Scottish side has ever won consecutive domestic trebles and Celtic must guard against tiredness and complacency in the Scottish Cup finalMotherwell would be wasting their time should they apply a conventional approach in seeking to halt Celtic’s making of history. The last time a side – Rangers, in this instance – entered the Scottish Cup final looking to become the first to claim back-to-back domestic trebles, Dundee United’s approach under the eccentric Ivan Golac bore fruit.“On the Friday night in our hotel, BBC showed the scene and it was a party atmosphere,” recalls Craig Brewster, who scored the only goal of that 1994 final. “We travelled from Dundee on the Thursday afternoon and trained at a school on the Friday morning; we had to get taxi

The Fiver | Windsor or Wembley? Which will be more attritional?

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Sign up now! Sign up now! Need to re-subscribe because of this whole GDPR business? Sign up again now!The Royal Wedding won’t be the only ostentatious display of privilege and wealth to be viewed with interest by the great unwashed on Saturday. The tens of thousands of flag-waving, cheering proles that line the streets to Windsor Castle in the hope of stealing a peek at the horse-drawn carriage procession transporting Harry and Meghan to their nuptials, will be matched later in the day by similarly curious hordes eager to rubberneck the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : The Fiver | Windsor or Wembley? Which will be more attritional?

QPR appoint Steve McClaren as new manager on two-year contract

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• 57-year-old ‘excited by challenge’ after replacing Ian Holloway• McClaren’s most recent role was in Israel with Maccabi Tel-AvivQueens Park Rangers have appointed Steve McClaren as manager in place of Ian Holloway, sacked after the club finished 16th in the Championship.McClaren has agreed a two-year contract at Loftus Road, having briefly worked at QPR as a first-team coach with Harry Redknapp in 2013. The 57-year-old has been away from English football since leaving Derby in March last year, with his last role as a consultant for Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : QPR appoint Steve McClaren as new manager on two-year contract

Frank de Boer and Graham Potter lead race to take Swansea manager’s job

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• Carlos Carvalhal’s departure confirmed after relegation• De Boer has been out of work since sacking by Crystal PalaceGraham Potter and Frank de Boer are the leading candidates to take over at Swansea as the Welsh club look to appoint their fifth permanent manager in two years following confirmation that Carlos Carvalhal has departed in the wake of relegation. Related: There is more to lament about fallen Swansea than relegation | David Conn Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Frank de Boer and Graham Potter lead race to take Swansea manager’s job