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Bolton facing administration

Bolton Wanderers could face administration after the English Championship club's owner Ken Anderson said his offer to repay a loan to a finance company had been turned down.

Anderson said on the club's website that creditors BluMarble Capital Ltd had rejected his offer to pay back a £4-million (S$7.16 million) loan plus interest.

The Lancashire club, who avoided relegation from the second tier last season and are currently eighth after six games, could be deducted 12 points if they go into administration and be handed a two-year transfer ban. - REUTERS

Turkey seal late win over Swedes

Turkey's substitute Emre Akbaba got two late goals to snatch a stunning 3-2 win over hosts Sweden in the Uefa Nations League as the visitors recovered from two goals down at the Friends Arena yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The midfielder first rifled home Cenk Tosun's pass to level the score two minutes from time and then sent a glancing header past home goalkeeper Robin Olsen, sealing the comeback win.

In their opening League B, Group 2 game, Turkey suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Russia. - REUTERS

Girona-Barca game in Miami?

La Liga's plans to play Girona's fixture with champions Barcelona in Miami moved a step closer after the league's organisers said yesterday it has asked for permission from the Spanish Football Federation to take the game abroad.

"Barcelona, Girona and La Liga have requested the authorisation of the Spanish Football Federation to play Girona v Barcelona on Jan 26 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami," said a statement.

Girona season-ticket holders, who will hence be deprived of a home game against Barca, will be compensated. - REUTERS

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