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FIFA official accused of Corruption Commits Suicide

Hours after being accused of receiving bribes in a New York court in connection to an ongoing FIFA probe, Jorge Delhon a former Argentine lawyer to a government-owned  soccer television program took his own life by running in front of a Buenos Aires train on Tuesday, November 15, 2017,.

Jorge Delhon, was accused of receiving bribes by a businessman, Alejandro Burzaco, during a court hearing. Jorge was alleged to have received $500,000 per year from 2011-2014 to secure the broadcasting rights to international football games.

“We paid bribe at Torneos to two officials that were running the Futbol Para Todos program,” Burzaco, former chief executive officer of sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias, said as he took the stand against former FIFA bigwigs Manuel Burga, Jose Maria Marin and Juan Angel Napout during the second day of a Fifa corruption trial that began in New York this week.

Burzaco named Delhon as the contracted lawyer for Football for all. Shortly after the trial, Delhon was found dead on rail tracks in the Lanus suburb of Buenos Aires after running in front of a train on the same day he was accused in court.

Police confirmed that the train driver had reported that a man later identified as Delhon ran along the tracks in Lanus, Buenos Aires, the local police department said in a statement that called the death a suicide. The driver honked and tried to brake, but the man was run over, the statement said.

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Lionel Messi welcomes Baby #3

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has again proved that he is a sharp shooter after he confirmed the birth of his third child.

The Argentine pulled out of the Barça squad due to face Malaga in La Liga on Saturday due to the big news.

Messi confirmed the arrival of Ciro on Instagram, publishing a photograph of the newborn holding his father’s hand and revealing that everything had gone well.

Lionel Messi welcomes Baby #3

“Welcome, Ciro!” Messi wrote. “Thanks to God, everything went perfectly. Mother and baby are doing really well. We are super happy.”

Barcelona announced that Messi had withdrawn from the game in Andalusia for “personal reasons” and it was later reported in the Catalan press that his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, had given birth earlier in the day.

Messi and Antonella, who got married last summer in their native Rosario, already had two sons, Thiago, 5, and Mateo, 2.

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Mohamed Salah Hopes to Score against Manchester United

Mohamed Salah would be looking forward to getting at least a goal against Manchester United when they meet this weekend.

If Salah will complete a remarkable record of scoring against all the top six sides in the English Premier League this season.

The Egyptian is the joint top scorer in the division with 24 goals, which include strikes against Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal, with the Red Devils the only side missing in the top-six list.

Sarah, 25, is willing to complete the haul in Saturday’s encounter at Old Trafford.

Recall that the summer signing fired blank against Jose Mourinho’s side when both sides clashed in October’s draw; a tie most remembered for David De Gea’s stunning save from a Joel Matip effort.

“I remember it [De Gea’s save]. I also missed an easy chance in that game, but he is great,” Salah told Sky Sports.

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Neymar Fractured Metatarsal & Sprained Ankle

PSG forward Neymar will miss the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid after being diagnosed with a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle.

The 26 year old Brazilian was injured during Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over Marseille. Statement from the club revealed that Neymar suffered “a sprain of the right ankle and fissure of the fifth metatarsal”.

However, how long he would be out wasn’t disclosed.

Neymar joined PSG for a world record £200m fee from Barcelona last August and has scored 29 goals in 30 games.

 

PSG are 14 points clear of second-placed Monaco in the league and on 6 March will host Champions League holders Real Madrid, trailing 3-1 from the first leg.

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