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Amnesty International: Newcastle risk 'becoming a patsy' with Saudi takeover

Don Hutchison and Shaka Hislop give their take on who the next manager of Newcastle should be.
Former Newcastle goalkeeper Shaka Hislop is optimistic about the club's future as a takeover appears close.
Gab Marcotti explains why he dislikes the idea of a sovereign wealth fund investing into a club.
DeAndre Yedlin admitted to "knowing as much as the fans" regarding Newcastle's future.
Tom Markham explains why Mike Ashley might want to sell Newcastle United to Saudi Arabian consortium.

Human rights organisation Amnesty International have criticised Newcastle's potential takeover by the Saudi-backed consortium PCP Partners in a letter to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

Paperwork on the Newcastle deal is being finalised after an agreement was found on Monday between Mike Ashley and PCP Capital Partners. 

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Asian Cup: Australia win shootout, will face hosts UAE in quarters; Japan advance past Saudis

Goalkeeper Maty Ryan earned champions Australia a quarterfinal place in the Asian Cup on Monday as he made two saves in a shootout to see off Uzbekistan with a 4-2 win on penalties after 120 goalless minutes.

The Brighton & Hove Albion keeper Ryan denied Islom Tukhtakhujaev and Dostonbek Khamdamov to leave Mathew Leckie to score the winning spot-kick and take the Socceroos into the last eight.

The result was no less than the Australians deserved after dominating the second half and most of extra time...

Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro give Brazil win over Saudi Arabia

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Goals near the end of each half from Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro gave Brazil a 2-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Friday in what was a subdued performance by the five-time world champions.

Brazil had scored 16 goals in their four previous wins against the Saudis but the home side matched the visitors, particularly in midfield, for most of the game.

But Brazil had the better of the first half and Jesus broke the deadlock two minutes from half-time when he ran on to an inch-perfect Neymar pass and slotted...

Ex-West Ham boss Slaven Bilic appointed by Saudi side Al Ittihad

Slaven Bilic has been appointed head coach of Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad, his first coaching position since being sacked by West Ham last season.

Bilic, who has also taken charge of Croatia, Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas, signed a three-year deal on Thursday.

"Bilic will train Ittihad throughout the upcoming phase of the sports season," the club said in a statement.

"The board wished Bilic all success in his new mission to help Ittihad regain its outstanding performances."

Bilic, who will lead...

Adel Ezzat resigns from Saudi Arabia post ahead of AFC presidency bid

Adel Ezzat has resigned from his post as president of the Saudi Arabia Football Federation in a bid to run for Asia's top job in 2019.

The official took the Riyadh post in December 2016 but now has his eyes on becoming president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in next year's elections.

"I presented to [Saudi sports chief] Turki al-Sheikh my resignation from my position as of today," Ezzat, who will be temporarily replaced by deputy of the federation Nawaf Al-Temyat until new elections...