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Munich name Frankfurt's Niko Kovac as next coach

Saturday, 2018-04-14 10:14:04
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German giants Bayern Munich on Friday (April 13) named Eintracht Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac as their new coach, succeeding Jupp Heynckes at the end of the season.

* FIFA has proposed that a revamped and enlarged version of the Club World Cup, planned to start in 2021, would include all European champions, runners-up and Europa League winners from the four seasons up to and including the year of the event.

* The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday that Peru captain Paolo Guerrero and the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) have filed appeals over the player's six-month doping ban. Guerrero had been suspended for a year by world football's governing body FIFA on December 8 after testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine after Peru’s 0-0 draw away to Argentina in October.

* Cricket Australia has signed a new six-year broadcast agreement worth AUS$1.2 billion (£655.7 million), the board said on Friday, allaying fears of a financial blow in the wake of last month's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

* Neymar expects to have recovered fully from his foot injury by around mid-May, the Brazil striker said in a TV interview due to air in his homeland on Saturday (April 14). The news will be welcomed by Brazil coach Tite as it means he will have plenty of time to prepare for the World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on June 14.

Reuters, CNA