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Premier League to finance football pitch in Ypres

The Premier League is to build an all-weather football pitch in Belgium as part of World War I Centenary commemorations. The Daily Mirror reports that a high-tech ‘3G’ pitch will be opened in Ypres and will be the venue for … Continue reading

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Footballer and First World War VC winner Donald Bell

Second Lieutenant Donald Simpson Bell was the only professional footballer to be awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War. A native of Harrogate, Yorkshire, he trained as a teacher at Westminster College, London, and was appointed assistant master … Continue reading

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Plans for football games to mark Centenary of World War I

The UK press is today reporting plans for football matches to be played as part of the commemoration of the Centenary of World War I. Andrew Murrison, minister in charge of overseeing the commemorations, told the Guardian: ‘I think football has … Continue reading

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