Foreign capital has already started to flow into the spiritual home of the beautiful game as investors seek to tap into new potential revenue streams.
Kiev's envoy to Canberra voices anger after a video emerged showing tennis star Novak Djokovic's father Srdjan posing for pictures with fans holding Russian flags.
Aryna Sabalenka surges into the Australian Open final with a 7-6(1) 6-2 win over unseeded Pole Magda Linette, extending the Belarusian's unbeaten start to the year.
Serbian Novak Djokovic beats Russian fifth seed Andrey Rublev with 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in men's quarter-final match and Belarusian Sabalenka reaches the women's semi-final at Australian Open.
American held his nerve in the big points and stood up well to his 20-year-old compatriot's blistering serve to reach his first Grand Slam semi.
Belarusian 24th seed outlasted her American opponent in a marathon match setting up a last-four encounter against Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina at Melbourne Park.
Serbian champion continues to advance in his quest for a 10th title at the Grand Slam that has only been threatened by a hamstring issue.
Italy's biggest football club were rocked on Friday by the Italian Football Federation's decision to dock them 15 points after ruling they had managed capital gains from transfers to artificially benefit their accounts.
Since becoming the best-paid footballer in history, the Portuguese superstar kicks off Saudi Pro League debut by leading Al Nassr to a 1-0 victory over Ettifaq.
Australia's national day, which marks the arrival of white settlers to the continent, "was the beginning of genocide, massacres and dispossession", Gardner says.
Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, seeded 22nd, will face Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter-finals.
The Serbian star reaches fourth round amid growing fears about durability of his injured left hamstring.
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