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AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. air operations center in Qatar has long been a hub where combat sorties into Iraq and Afghanistan were tracked and international forces kept watch over hotspots in the Persian Gulf and western Mediterranean Sea. But for years it's kept a low profile in a region sometimes reluctant to advertise its significant U.S. military presence.
Jose Mourinho admits he does not consider Chelsea to be among the favourites to win the Champions League. The Premier League club have already qualified for the knockout stages and will qualify at the head of Group E if they beat Steaua Bucharest at Stamford Bridge in their final group game. That will move Chelsea manager Mourinho one step closer to becoming the first manager to win the competition with three different clubs have lifted the trophy with FC Porto an Inter Milan. But the Portuguese insists Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the leading contenders this season with his own club one of a number who he considers to be outsiders.