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German Football To Let Transgender Players Choose Whether To Play With Men Or Women

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German football will allow transgender, intersex and non-binary players to ‘independently’ choose whether to play for a men’s or women’s team after new regulations were announced by the DFB.

In contrast with other sports tightening rules exclude transgenders from men and women’s games, the German Football Federation (DFB) is set to implement new regulations that will allow transgender and non-binary players to ‘independently’ decide which team they want to play for.

The DFB passed the new regulations for players with the civil status “diverse” or “unspecified” on Thursday, June 23.

“It also applies to transgender players who can now switch at a self-determined time or remain initially in the team in which they’d been playing previously,” the DFB said.

“As long as the sporting activity does not affect the health of the person while they are taking medication, the person can take part in the game, which is why the new regulation excludes doping relevance.”

The rules, which have been tested at state level by the Berlin Football Federation since 2019, will come into effect nationwide for the start of the new season and will be incorporated into youth, futsal and amateur football in Germany.

“Experience has shown that this does not jeopardise the integrity of the competition,” the DFB added.

“After all, all people have different physical strengths and abilities that only lead to success together in a team, regardless of gender.”

The DFB’s approach is in stark contrast to other governing bodies, that are tightening rules around transgender women competing in women’s sport.

Swimming’s world governing body, Fina, recently voted to ban transgender women from elite female competitions if they have experienced any part of male puberty.

World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, hailed the decision as in “the best interests of its sport” and hinted athletics could follow suit.

Women’s international rugby league has also announced it will no longer allow trans women to compete, while the governing bodies for badminton, hockey, triathlon and canoeing are planning to review their current policies.

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Mason Greenwood Has Bail Extended As Rape Investigation Continues

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Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood will remain on bail over allegations he raped and assaulted a young woman following a court hearing.

The 20-year-old was arrested in January after images and videos were posted online, and he was also questioned on suspicion of making threats to kill.

His bail was due to expire in April but Greater Manchester Police made an application to the courts to extend it, with a hearing held on Thursday.

On Friday, a force spokesman said: “Following a hearing yesterday, a 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill on Sunday, January 30 remains on bail.”

The spokesman said no further updates would be issued until the suspect was charged or released facing no further action.

Within hours of the allegations surfacing online, the striker – who has made one appearance for England – was suspended from playing or training with the Old Trafford club until further notice.

Nike suspended its sponsorship deal with Greenwood, and later terminated it, while Electronic Arts confirmed his removal from active squads on its Fifa 22 game.

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Black Stars Goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott Joins Charlton Athletic

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English League One side, Charlton Athletic FC have signed Black Stars goalkeeper, Joseph Wollacott on a three-year deal.

The 25-year old joins Charlton Athletic as a free agent after his contract expired at Swindon Town where he made 39 appearances last season and helped them to the League Two play-offs.

He becomes the club’s third signing ahead of the new season.

Wollacott has seven caps for Ghana after making his international debut last year.

Wollacott came through the ranks at Bristol City and went on loan spells outside the EFL. He then joined then League Two side Forest Green Rovers on loan in 2019/2020, making his professional debut against Charlton.

He joined Swindon Town on an emergency loan in 2021, before signing a permanent deal at the start of the 2021/2022 season.

Wollacott was voted League Two goalkeeper of the season after an outstanding 2021/2022 campaign with Swindon Town.

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Girl Found Dead In Drain With Her Hands Tied In Ablekuma

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The lifeless body of a teenage girl was found in a drain with her hands tied.

Residents of Ablekuma Manhean in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Ghana, were shocked to find the body at about 6:00am on Thursday, June 23.

An eyewitness, Hawa Usman, who spoke to Citi TV, said the hands of the deceased were tied at the time she was discovered.

Girl found dead in drain with her hands tied

Hawa said: “My child was the first person to see the body. She was waiting for a friend so they can walk to school together. But upon getting to the place, she noticed the body of the lady and came home to inform me.”

The citing of the body caused a crowd to gather at the drain as locals strained to get a glimpse of the deceased.

Girl found dead in drain with her hands tied

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