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Volume 6 No. 215
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Football Notes: FIFA Allows Iraq To Play WC Qualifying Matches At Home

Iraq will be allowed to play friendly matches at home again following approval from FIFA. The reprieve does not apply to World Cup qualifiers for which Iraq uses Doha as its home base (REUTERS, 3/22). ... Real Madrid is planning to sue Eufemiano Fuentes, the Spanish doctor at the center of a blood doping scandal who claims the Spanish football club owes him money. In a statement, the club stated: "Facing the attempt by Fuentes to mislead, clearly with bad intention, public opinion regarding the nature of his relationship with the club Real Madrid are going to take immediate legal action against Fuentes" (London TELEGRAPH, 3/23).