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Al Harash: Libya's situation has only increased appetite for football
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Al Harash: Libya's situation has only increased appetite for football

Ongoing unrest in Libya harming football in the country Local league suspended for 18 months, national team play home games abroad Zakaria Al Harash says country still up to the challenge of World Cup qualifiers The ongoing fighting and instability in Libya has led to a suspension of domestic football for the last 18 months and the national team having to play their home games abroad. This has unsurprisingly affected the performances of the Mediterranean Knights, who failed to qualify for the most recent edition of the Africa Cup of Nations or FIFA World Cup™ despite competing valiantly in both qualifying tournaments. FIFA.com spoke with one of the team’s rising stars, Zakaria Al Harash, who discussed the effect of the conflict on the country’s recent results. &ldq...
Breakthrough star Hau aims high as Vietnam seek to stun the world 
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Breakthrough star Hau aims high as Vietnam seek to stun the world 

Doan Van Hau recently returned home from a one-year spell with SC Heerenveen Defender part of Vietnam's young golden generation Vietnam on track to reach decisive round of World Cup qualifiers for first time Three-time Youth Player of the Year in Vietnam, 2018 AFF Championship winner, 2018 AFC U-23 Championship silver medal, participant in nation’s groundbreaking 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign and quarter-finalist at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. It is quite a résumé for 21-year-old Vietnamese defender Doan Van Hau, who is being hailed as one of Asia’s most promising stars. The talented youngster returned home from SC Heerenveen on Sunday, ending his one-year spell with the Eredivisie side. Just as Hau’s high-profile loan move to the Dutch giants last Sep...
Silverstone adds extra tyre barrier after Kvyat crash
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Silverstone adds extra tyre barrier after Kvyat crash

Daniil Kvyat's high-speed crash in last weekend's British Grand Prix has prompted the FIA to add an extra layer of protection to the barrier on the outside of Becketts. A puncture in the early part of last Sunday's race pitched Kvyat into a spin as the Russian entered the rapid Maggotts left-hander. The AlphaTauri violently hit the outside uncovered concrete wall but Kvyat fortunately emerged unscathed from the wreck. The FIA has subsequently reinforced the area's safety by adding a tyre barrier in front of the wall ahead of this weekend's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Onboard footage shows Kvyat crash caused by puncture "A tyre barrier approximately 36m long has been installed at the rear of the Turn 11 run-off area," said FIA race director Michael Masi. Silverstone also added new kerbin...
Mercedes officially extends Bottas’ contract for 2021
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Mercedes officially extends Bottas’ contract for 2021

Mercedes has confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will remain with the world championship winning squad until at least the end of 2021. Bottas - an eight-time Grand Prix winner with Mercedes - will embark next year on his fifth consecutive season with the Brackley outfit, while teammate Lewis Hamilton has yet to seal another deal with the Black Arrows team. "I'm very happy to stay with Mercedes in 2021 and build on the success we've enjoyed together already," said the Finn. "Thank you to everyone in the team and the wider Mercedes family for their continued support and their trust in me. I'm very proud to represent this great team and the three-pointed star on our journey together again next year. "The past few years have been all about continuous improvement, working on every aspect of my perfo...
Vettel deal with Racing Point reportedly done and dusted!
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Vettel deal with Racing Point reportedly done and dusted!

Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Sebastian Vettel will swap red for pink next season, the German having reportedly agreed to a multi-year deal with Aston Martin Racing. Speculation about Vettel's future ramped up a notch last month following rumors of talks taking place between the four-time world champion and Racing Point. Team boss Otmar Szafnauer repeatedly said the team had contracts with both its drivers for 2021 and intended to honour those deals, while also acknowledging the Silverstone-based outfit's interest in Vettel. Perez approached by rival team amid Vettel rumors Lance Stroll's seat at Racing Point is safe for obvious reasons while an exit clause or special provisions in Sergio Perez's contract may have allowed the team to terminate the deal prematurely. La Gazzetta...