Naim Süleymanoğlu obituary

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Weightlifter who fled communist oppression in Bulgaria to represent Turkey at the Olympics

The weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu escaped the communist oppression of his native Bulgaria by evading the agents detailed to keep an eye on him while he was competing at the world championships in Australia in 1986; he did this by hiding in the toilets at a M

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Propper’s patience paying off

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Propper’s patience paying off

Four years after his first call-up for the Netherlands, Davy Propper is beginning to stake a claim for a regular spot in the Oranje starting XI. FIFA.com catches up with the Brighton and Hove Albion man, as the Dutch head into their crucial final Group A games.

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Stalwart Hubchev rebuilding Bulgaria

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Stalwart Hubchev rebuilding Bulgaria

Under the guidance of head coach Petar Hubchev, Bulgaria have risen 20 places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and recorded a shock victory over the Netherlands. But they still face a difficult task to qualify for Russia 2018.

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