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Kuwait football coach out of coma


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade (Serbia), Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The coach of the Kuwait national football team has come out of a coma after being shot last month.Goran Tufegdzic is awake, in a ... Read more...

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Kuwait football coach shot, in critical condition


August 26th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Serbian coach of the Kuwait national football team has been shot by his neighbour and is in critical condition in hospital, Serbian newspaper Vecernje ... Read more...

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Lawson to assist Afghan under-19 World Cup team


July 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 12 (IANS) Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson will assist the Afghanistan team as consultant during the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Queensland August 11-26.Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) ... Read more...

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Zaccheroni to stay with Japan for two more years


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 24 (IANS) Alberto Zaccheroni, head coach of the Japanese football team, has been given a contract extension for two more years, said the country's football association Saturday.Zaccheroni's contract ... Read more...

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Uzbek football teams to escape taxes


June 9th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's football clubs will have to pay only a fraction of their taxes for the next three years after the government extended tax breaks to ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha members congratulate Tendulkar, Kohli


March 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rajya Sabha members Monday congratulated cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli for their performance in the Asia Cup tournament.Raising the issue in the zero ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan match, marriages cast shadow on Andhra bypolls


March 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) With a large number of marriages and the India-Pakistan Asian Cup cricket match casting a shadow on Sunday's bypolls to seven Andhra assembly seats, poll authorities ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: India enjoy psychological advantage against Tajikistan


March 8th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) India will enjoy the psychological advantage when they face Tajikistan in their first match of the AFC Challenge Cup football tournament here Friday.Tajikistan (140th) are ranked ... Read more...

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Sunil Chettri to lead India in AFC Challenge Cup


March 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Ace striker SUnil Chettri will be leading the Indian team in the AFC Challenge Cup football tournament starting here Thursday.Coach Savio Medeira has named defender Syed ... Read more...

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India leave for AFC Challenge Cup


March 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The 23-member Indian football team has left for Kathmandu to participate in the AFC Challenge Cup beginning Thursday.India have been clubbed with North Korea, the ... Read more...

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SAI refuses to pay for national soccer team’s Dubai tour


February 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian football squad's tour to Dubai for the AFC Challenge Cup, a qualifying tournament for 2015 Asian Cup, has run into an unexpected last-minute ... Read more...

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Indian football team to play Oman, Azerbaijan


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian football team will play two international friendlies in Oman and Azerbaijan later this month in the runup to the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu.India ... Read more...

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Unceremoniously dropped, Climax retires from international football


January 31st, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India captain Climax Lawrence, who led the team to the SAFF Cup title in December, retired from international football Tuesday after being unceremoniously dropped ... Read more...

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Jeje doubtful for AFC Challenge Cup


January 24th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IBNS) India football striker Jeje Lalpekhlua is a doubtful starter for the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup as he has been advised eight-weeks rest following a knee injury.The ... Read more...

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Playing against Bayern Munich was memorable: Bhaichung


January 10th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India's iconic footballer Bhaichung Bhutia Tuesday said that having a testimonial match against German giants Bayern Munich in front of 30,000 fans at the ... Read more...

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Its time to move on, says Bhaichung


January 9th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia Monday said he was honoured to get a farewell with a friendly against European giants Bayern Munich -- ... Read more...

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Indian footballers excited to play against Bayern Munich


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Indian football team is waiting eagerly for the Jan 10 international friendly with European giants Bayern Munich, which will also be former captain ... Read more...

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Chettri certain to miss friendly against Bayern Munich


December 20th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India's star football striker Sunil Chettri, recovering from a ligament tear, is certain to miss the friendly tie against Bayern Munich, slated for January ... Read more...

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SAFF final: Afghanistan will not be easy meat for India


December 10th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Five times champions India will have to be at their attacking best against a fast-improving Afghanistan in the SAFF Cup football final if they have ... Read more...

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I always give 100 percent be it country or club: Clifford


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) India mid-fielder Clifford Miranda Tuesday hit-back at his critics, saying he always gives his 100 percent while playing for the country or club Dempo. Miranda ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: India coach rejects favourites tag


December 1st, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India football coach Savio Medeira said Thursday that five-time champions are not the favourites to retain the SAFF Cup that starts here Friday.India were thrashed ... Read more...

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Mehtab best young fottballer, Betto best foreign player


September 27th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sept 26 (IANS) Medio Mehtab Hossain was Monday adjudged best Indian player while goalkeeper Subroto Paul was given the Asian Cup's Fans Player award at a glittering function here ... Read more...

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Bollywood stars to grace Indian Football Awards


September 20th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Indian Football Awards organised by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) will be hosted in the city amidst a ... Read more...

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Bhutia has no hard feelings over Nayeemuddin’s ‘misunderstanding’


August 25th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia and his one-time national coach Syed Nayeemuddin Thursday sought to underplay their irrevocable differences.Nayeemuddin said his remark was misunderstood and ... Read more...

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Nayeemuddin still sore with Bhutia


August 24th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia's farewell from international football was soured Wednesday with Dronacharya awardee coach Syed Nayeemuddin alleging that the star player didn't pull ... Read more...

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Bhaichung Bhutia: A fairytale journey (Profile)


August 24th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) From the sleepy Tinkitam village in mountainous Sikkim to playing professional football in England, striking genius Bhaichung Bhutia has traversed many unchartered territories in Indian soccer ... Read more...

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Top footballer Bhaichung Bhutia ends his international career (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Bhaichung Bhutia, the only Indian footballer to play over a hundred international matches, has brought the curtain down on his colourful career spanning over 16 ... Read more...

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Bhaichung Bhutia retires from international football


August 24th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Former Indian captain Bhaichung Bhutia has ended his 16-year-old stellar international career regretting that he could not play in the World Cup.Bhaichung, who will be ... Read more...

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Injuries prompt Bhutia to ponder over his international career (Lead)


August 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia is seriously considering ending his international career since he is not able to cope with recurring injuries. He dropped hints ... Read more...

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Injuries may force Bhutia to call it a day


August 18th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia is seriously considering an end to his international career as he is not able to cope with recurring injuries. He ... Read more...

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India looking to upset UAE in World Cup qualifiers


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Al Ain (Abu Dhabi), July 22 (IANS) An inspiring 2-1 win over Qatar will stand India in good stead when they take on the mighty United Arab Emirates (UAE) here ... Read more...

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Bhaichung, Renedy among 32 probables for Pakistan friendlies


July 20th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia is among the 32 probables for the three international football friendlies against Pakistan in England next month.Along with Bhaichung, who ... Read more...

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Subrata Paul to lead India against Qatar


July 16th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India goalkeeper Subrata Paul will be leading the team in Sunday's international football friendly against Qatar at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha.The match is ... Read more...

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India mid-fielder Dias hopes to get it right against UAE


June 27th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Mid-fielder Steven Dias is striving hard to get back his swerving free-kicks on target as India prepare to take on United Arab Emirates (UAE) in ... Read more...

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Mary Kom breaks down on seeing son after surgery (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) She has time and again shown how tough she is -- both physically and mentally -- but boxing champion MC Mary Kom could not hold back ... Read more...

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