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Didier Drogba"s move to Galatasaray challenged by Shanghai Shenhua

He's still our player: Shanghai Shenhua set to challenge Drogba's move to Galatasaray

officially signed a formal contract for a period of two and a half years. The club has acted in accordance with this contract, and has effectively fulfilled the responsibilities and obligations of the club.

'Currently, Drogba is still a player of Shanghai Shenhua Football Club, the contract between the two parties is still within the period of validity.

'Shanghai Shenhua is prepared to collate all the evidence and information and submit it to FIFA in order to protect its interests.'

On Monday, Galatasaray announced that Drogba had agreed an 18-month deal to move to Turkey, where he would join up with Wesley Sneijder as part of an ambitious new-look side.

Drogba, speaking through his representatives Sports PR Company on Twitter, said at the time: 'The opportunity to play for this great club was an offer that I could not turn down.

Out of Africa: Drogba is currently playing at the Africa Cup of Nations for the Ivory Coast

Out of Africa: Drogba is currently playing at the Africa Cup of Nations for the Ivory Coast

'I am looking forward to playing in the Champions League again, against the best clubs in Europe.'

Despite his protests to the contrary, reports persisted that Drogba's move to China had not worked out, largely due to boardroom wrangling, prompting him to seek a return to Europe.

Euro 2012: Michel Platini won"t back goal-line technology, whatever Sepp Blatter thinks

Platini won't back goal-line technology, whatever Blatter thinks



17:24 GMT, 30 June 2012

UEFA president Michel Platini has launched another attack against the use of technology to help referees.

After much wrangling, it is expected
FIFA will give the green light to the use of goal-line technology when
their International Board meets in Switzerland on Thursday.

For FIFA president Sepp Blatter, the
final straw came in Donetsk, when it was not spotted by the officials
that a shot from Ukraine forward Marko Devic had crossed the line before
it was hooked away by John Terry.

Goal: Michel Platini thinks Ukraine's 'ghost goal' against England is a reason not to have technology

Goal: Michel Platini thinks Ukraine's 'ghost goal' against England is a reason not to have technology

Yet Platini uses that incident to underline why he does not want technology in the game.

Replays have established Devic had been offside earlier in the move, and that had not been spotted either.

'The goal between England and Ukraine: it was a goal. It was a mistake from the referee,' said Platini.

'But there was an offside before then.

'If the officials had given offside there wouldn't have been a goal.

'So why don't we have technology for offside decisions as well Where does it stop'

Hawkeye: What the new system might look like

Hawkeye: What the new system might look like

There is some validity to Platini's argument. In virtually every other sport that uses technology to make decisions, its scope has widened far beyond what was originally intended.

'It's not goal-line technology in itself,' said Platini. 'I am against technology coming into force to actually make decisions.

'It invades every single area.

'If tomorrow someone handballs it on the line and the referee doesn't see it, what then

'We can't just have goal-line technology. We also need sensors to see if someone has handballed it.

'We need cameras to see if it should be a goal or not.'

United front: But Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter (right) disagree on goal-line technology

United front: But Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter (right) disagree on goal-line technology

In addition, whilst Blatter has been convinced by the technology that has been used, Platini is less certain of its worth.

'Are you sure that it works' he said.

'No one has seen the trials, no one has seen anything.

'I read an article from a journalist saying 'We are not 100% sure but we think it will help the referee. We don't know any more than that'.'

There is even the possibility that Platini might look to prevent technology being used in UEFA's flagship tournaments even if FIFA decide to pursue the venture.

'We are going to see if this is suggested and proposed to all federations,' he said. 'The national federations will have then have the chance to decide whether they want goal-line technology.

'Mr Blatter knows what I think of this and I know his thoughts on the issue.'

Mohamed bin Hamman appeal to be heard by CAS in April

Bin Hammam appeal over lifetime ban to be heard by CAS in April

Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam's appeal against a lifetime ban from all football activity imposed by the sport's world governing body will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on April 18 and 19.

Bin Hammam, who was also the head of the Asian Football Confederation, was banned after being found guilty of bribery by FIFA's ethics committee at a hearing in July last year.

His appeal against FIFA's decision, which was lodged in November, is listed on the CAS website among their upcoming cases.

Appeal: Mohamed bin Hammam hopes to overturn his lifetime ban

Appeal: Mohamed bin Hammam hopes to overturn his lifetime ban

The Qatari national was found guilty of attempting to bribe members of the Caribbean Football Union at a meeting on the FIFA presidency campaign trail in Trinidad in May.

A statement from Bin Hammam's legal team at the time the ban was imposed read: 'He will continue to fight his case through the legal routes that are open to him.

Once they were friends: Bin Hammam with FIFA president Sepp Blatter

Once they were friends: Bin Hammam with FIFA president Sepp Blatter

'He has gone on record, and maintains, that the FIFA ethics committee was going to find against him whatever the validity of the case presented to them.

'The FIFA ethics committee has apparently based its decision upon so-called “circumstantial” evidence which our case has clearly demonstrated was bogus and founded on lies told by a senior FIFA official.'

Amir Khan raises fresh doubts over Lamont Peterson win

Who is this man Britain's Khan casts further doubt on result of his controversial contest with Peterson

Amir Khan has raised fresh doubts over the validity of his clash with Lamont Peterson last month, where the Briton controversially lost his IBF and WBO light-welterweight title belts in Washington.

Khan lost a dramatic battle with Peterson on points, after he was deducted two points for pushing.

Many pundits and fans questioned the judging after the fight, and Khan lodged an appeal, which will be held later this month.

The 26-year-old has now taken to Twitter to send out a number of images of the fight. He is particularly concerned with the appearance of one man ringside.

Here is the full list of Amir Khan's Tweets sent on Thursday afternoon:

Controversial: Khan lost his clash with Peterson on points last month

Controversial: Khan lost his clash with Peterson on points last month

'hey tweeps, i want to share with my fans the latest on the peterson fight situation, the truth is finaly coming out slowly but surely'

'i knew there was something dodgey with the scoring, forget about the fight and the ref for now, im my own biggest critic i know what'

'i done right and wrong, very close fight Peterson fought great but i still believe i won by 1 or 2 rounds, i aint whining or complaing'

'ther has been some crazy judging in 2011 n i want 2 put a stop to it'

'if I lost fair and square then fair enough I've lost n I move on, but does it really take over 10 minutes from the final bell to decide who's won we've filed an appeal through and we should get a decision from the WBA and the IBF within the next 2 weeks'

'I'm angry as I want the rematch next to put things straight but it doesn't look like he wants it'

'watch the fight from 9.10 seconds of this video ther is a guy wearing a grey suit with a blue shirt wearing a hat'

'Sat on the main judges panel at the front on the right hand side 3rd to the end'

Amir Khan

'No1 knows who this guy is and he is now bieng asked to move by Michael Walsh who is the main supervisor for the wba as he should be sat there'

Amir Khan

'He now gets a chair and sits slightly infront of @OscarDeLaHoya and my father'

Amir Khan

'At the beginning of round 2 he manages to squeeze in at the front again sat next to Michael Walsh'

Amir Khan

'Now the IBF and the WBA have still not confirmed who this guy is till this date and what he was doing there.. Now the interesting part'

'I watched the whole fight again this time just concentrating on this guy wearing the hat, thanks to allot of friends and boxing experts who pointed this out to me'

'Now this guy doesn't do anything apart from watching the fight but that's only until round 6 when he starts to interfere!'

'From round 6 all the way through to round 12 this guy starts to interfere with what Michael Walsh is doing and they are both not watching the fight, watch the video and have a look for yourselfs'

'This is what I meant on how he was interfeering, as no one is allowed according to the rules to touch hold the scorescards or even talk to the judges n commision during the fight'

Amir Khan

'There are 3 judges in a fight n all have different colour slips, n at the end of evry round thy get passed on to the wba ibf n dc commision'

'This pic shows here in round 6 the guy wearing the hat clearing picks up one of the judges white slips n if you watch the video slides it down and towards him'

Amir Khan

'Another pic of the guy wearing the hat interfering different camera angle'

Amir Khan

'And this guy doese it again at the beginning of round 7, n carries on throughout all the way to the end of the fight wtf'

Amir Khan

'Again in round 8 and round 9, cleary not watching the fight at all and not allowing Michael Walsh to watch too'

Amir Khan

'This time in round 11 he's seen here clearly picking up a yellow judges slip.. Strictly againts the rules'

Amir Khan

'I've read in some articles and people have also told me that after the fight Michael Walsh the guy in the red tie apparently said his score
cards didn't match up to the others, it wasn't fair and he looked really
scared and he was told to butt out and there was nothing he could do..
Since then no one has heard from him'

'I want Michael Walsh to come out and speak out about what was going on, its only right and fair to do so'

'Heres a Close up pic The question is.. Who is this guy And what was he doing I'm sure someone outthere knows'

Amir Khan

Amir Khan

'watch here for yourselfs round 6-12 will be interesting if we finally get our answer'