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World Cup may boost Russia GDP by 150-210 billion rubles: organizing committee
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The soccer World Cup could boost Russia's gross domestic product (GDP) by 150 billion to 210 billion rubles ($2.43 billion-$3.40 billion) over the next five years, according to a study by the tournament's organizing committee released on Wednesday.
Saudi privatization to focus on soccer league, grain silos, water -document
RIYADH, April 24 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to privatize by 2020 the national soccer league, flour mills at the General Silos and Flour Mills Organisation and some projects at the Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corp, according to a document published on Tuesday.
Soccer-Heynckes lives for the here and now against old foe Zidane
April 24 (Reuters) - Jupp Heynckes recalled on Tuesday his fond memories of leading Real Madrid to a Champions League win 20 years ago -- but Bayern Munich's great manager was adamant he had no interest in looking back as he prepared to tackle old foe Zinedine Zidane again.
Soccer-Bayern's Alaba, Tolisso doubtful against Real Madrid
MUNICH, Germany, April 24 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes will decide at the last minute if full back David Alaba and midfielder Corentin Tolisso can play in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg at home against Real Madrid, he said on Tuesday.
Soccer-Van Persie ponders football future despite cup success
ROTTERDAM, April 23 (Reuters) - Robin van Persie says he is considering his future in football even after a starring role for Feyenoord as they won the Dutch Cup with a 3-0 win over AZ Alkmaar in Sunday's final.
Soccer: VAR still right in the spotlight after FA Cup no-show
LONDON (Reuters) - Introduced to provide help for under pressure referees, the role of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) still remains unclear after more questions over consistency arose at Wembley on Sunday.
Egypt's rice farmers see rough times downstream of new Nile mega-dam
KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI (Reuters) - Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world.
FACTBOX-Who controls the world's longest river?
DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) - With Ethiopia signaling it may start filling its towering $4 billion Grand Renaissance Dam this year, safeguarding scarce Nile water resources has surged to the top of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's policy agenda as he begins a second term.
INSIGHT-Egypt's rice farmers see rough times downstream of new Nile mega-dam
KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) - Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world.
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