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Zürich: Place in Switzerland
Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. As of January 2020 the municipality has 434,335 inhabitants, the urban area (agglomeration) 1.315 million (2009) and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million (2011). Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

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FIFA to release $150 mln to member associations due to COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

FIFA to release $150 mln to member associations due to COVID-19 pandemic

FIFA will release operational funds for 2019 and 2020 amounting to $150 million to its member associations as the first step of a relief plan to help negate the economic impact of the COVID-19..

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Swiss prosecutors to drop one of cases against ex-FIFA chief Blatter [Video]

Swiss prosecutors to drop one of cases against ex-FIFA chief Blatter

The Office of the Attorney General "intends to discontinue the proceedings" against former FIFA President Sepp Blatter for selling TV rights for World Cup tournaments too cheaply.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:31Published
Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences [Video]

Coronavirus divides lovers, friends at Swiss-German border fences

Constance, Germany, and Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, are divided cities these days, with a strip of grass and two fences separating them after the countries closed their borders to slow the spread of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published
FIFA draws up guidelines to tackle pay-cut complaints [Video]

FIFA draws up guidelines to tackle pay-cut complaints

FIFA is preparing to deal with issues arising from complaints and appeals over wage cuts for players, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.

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