Superstar Rangers, one of the premier football clubs in Trinidad, goes to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland today, hoping to convince the three-member arbitration panel that Portuguese powerhouse Sport Lisboa e Benfica owe them more than $9.4 million for the transfer of a player more than five years ago. According to Rangers’ manager Richard Fakoory, this is the final hurdle for his club to seek redress after FIFA, the world governing body for the sport found that Benfica had no obligation to pay the transfer fee to Rangers. The dispute started in 1999 when Rangers signed up Alejandro Cichero, a promising Venezuelan player.

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Joe Public Football club completed its two-match Brazil tour with a 5-0 defeat to top club Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro last weekend. But despite the heavy loss, the local team was able to catch the eye of Vice President of Spanish club Barcelona Sandro Rosselini who has invited them to his club for a training stint in April.
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Goalkeeper Ayinde Abu Bakr, despite having a request for a US visa turned down last week, will meet up with the rest of the Joe Public football team in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday as alternative arrangements were made for him by the club management to travel through Caracas.
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JOE PUBLIC Football Club remained on course to complete the double in the National Super League after reaching the knockout final where they will play Tobago's Angostura 1976 FC Phoenix from 7.30 p.m. on Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
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