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Catalans march in Barcelona to advocate support for Madrid


September 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Sept 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of Catalans thronged the streets of Barcelona to in an unprecedented show of unity to advocate for autonomy from Madrid. The march was informed by the ... Read more...

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Iniesta wins UEFA’s award for best player


August 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has been voted as UEFA's best player, beating teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.The 28-year-old attacking midfielder, who inspired Spain ... Read more...

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Brazil ‘open’ to Ronaldinho return


August 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin has left the door ajar for the return of Ronaldinho to the national team.Marin, who earlier ... Read more...

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Transfer activity not over for Real Madrid, says Mourinho


August 29th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho hinted that his club will be doing more business before the transfer window closes at the end of Aug.Speaking Tuesday, after ... Read more...

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Barca captain Puyol fractures cheek bone


August 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS) Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has broken his right cheek bone, the club confirmed.The 34-year-old has suffered the same injury on three previous occasions, but ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho goal earns draw for Atletico


August 27th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27 (IANS) A spectacular Ronaldinho strike helped nine-man Atletico Mineiro hold local rivals Cruzeiro to a 2-2 draw in Brazil's Serie A championship.In a goal reminiscent ... Read more...

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Berry hopes to give daughter European education


August 27th, 2012 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry is hoping to move to her fiance Olivier Martinez's native Paris to expand her daughter Nahla's cultural education as well as keep ... Read more...

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Neymar can surpass Messi, Maradona: Pele


August 19th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Football legend Pele says Brazil sensation Neymar has the ability to be better than Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.Speaking at an event in Sao ... Read more...

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Acting in English movies tough for Cruz


August 14th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Spanish actress Penelope Cruz finds acting in English movies difficult because she has to constantly think about dialogues."There is a part of your brain that has ... Read more...

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Barcelona in bid to secure Neymar after Olympics


July 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 30 (IANS) Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the football club is hoping to secure the transfer of Brazil star Neymar after the London ... Read more...

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Riquelme does not deserve to play at Flamengo: Coach


July 21st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 21 (IANS) Flamengo coach Joel Santana has said that former Argentine international midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme does not deserve to play with the Rio de Janeiro ... Read more...

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Valencia buy Gago from Real Madrid


July 20th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain's Valencia football club have signed Argentinean midfielder Fernando Gago from Real Madrid.Gago now wants to break Real and Barcelona's Spanish domination in La Liga.Gago ... Read more...

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Neymar begs Ganso to stay at Santos


July 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar has pleaded with national and club teammate Paulo Henrique Ganso to remain at Santos, local media reported.Ganso's agent Delcir Sonda ... Read more...

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9-year-old Australian offered contract by Barcelona


July 17th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 17 (IANS) Spanish giants Barcelona have recruited an Australian nine-year-old who made an instant impact with the club.The Daily Telegraph reported that Zak Gilsenan was offered a contract ... Read more...

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Spalletti backs Capello for Russia


July 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Samara (Russia), July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello would fit the bill as Russia's coach, his countryman and Zenit St. Petersburg manager Luciano Spalletti said Sunday.The 66-year-old Italian is in ... Read more...

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Deco signs contract extension with Brazil’s Fluminense


July 13th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS) Former Portugal's midfielder Deco has signed a contract extension with Fluminense that ties him to the Brazilian club until the end of 2013.The new ... Read more...

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Emirates launches daily flights to Lisbon


July 11th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airlines has launched its first daily non-stop service to Lisbon.Monday's inaugural flight to Lisbon comes just six days after Emirates launched flights to Barcelona in ... Read more...

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Chicken pox forces San Jose out of Spanish Olympic squad


July 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose, has been forced to withdraw from the Spanish football squad for the London Olympics due to chicken pox.The central ... Read more...

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Barca set 90 million euro buy-out clause for Alba


July 6th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spanish football giants Barcelona have attached a 90 million euro buy-out clause to Spain left-back Jordi Alba, who joined from Valencia during Euro 2012.The 14 ... Read more...

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Mom jailed for 30 years for killing two kids


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) A 45-year-old British woman who murdered her two children at a hotel in Spain has been sentenced to jail for 30 years.Lianne Smith suffocated five-year-old Rebecca ... Read more...

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Russia bans three runners for sample tampering


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Athletics Federation announced Tuesday it has handed two-year bans to runners Svetlana Klyuka, Nailya Yulamanova and Yevgenia Zinurova for tampering with urine samples.Klyuka, ... Read more...

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Penelope is at ease with hypocondriac Woody around


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz says "hypochondriac" Woody Allen has a calming effect on her.The 38-year-old has been reunited with the legendary director for his next film - ... Read more...

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Penalty shoot-out most watched TV moment in Spanish history


June 28th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) The popularity of the Spanish national football team was highlighted once again Wednesday night as the penalty shoot-out between them and Portugal attracted the country's ... Read more...

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Six year-old Brazilian prodigy signed by Barcelona


June 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 16 (IANS) European giants Barcelona have signed six-year-old Brazilian prodigy Artur Miani to its fabled youth academy, La Masia.Miani was offered a place at the Catalan ... Read more...

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Michael Laudrup appointed Swansea manager


June 15th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Danish coach Michael Laudrup has taken charge at Swansea City on a two-year contract, the Premier League club said Friday.Brendan Rodgers turned down a contract ... Read more...

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France played much better than England, says Evra


June 12th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 12 (IANS) French defender Patrice Evra feels his team played better than England in the 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 football opener at the Donbass Arena.The ... Read more...

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Unai Emery signs two-year Spartak deal


June 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Valencia coach Unai Emery has officially taken charge at Russian club Spartak Moscow after signing a two-year contract, the club confirmed.Emery left Valencia at ... Read more...

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Maradona calls Pele ‘idiot’ for comments on Messi


June 10th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (IANS) Diego Maradona reopened his feud with Pele by calling the Brazilian legend an "idiot" on Argentine radio.It came just days after Pele's assertion that ... Read more...

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Spanish Supercup to be held in China


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed that five of the next seven finals of the Spanish Supercup will be played in China.The RFEF confirmed Friday ... Read more...

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Spaniard dies after reaching Everest’s summit


May 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Spanish mountaineer Juan Jose Polo Carbayo died on the weekend as he was descending from Mt. Everest after reaching the summit of the world's tallest mountain, ... Read more...

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Barcelona striker Villa out of Euro 2012


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 23 (IANS) Spanish Football Federation RFEF has confirmed that David Villa will not be part of their squad for this summer's European Championships.The Barcelona striker has not ... Read more...

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Jose Mourinho extends contract with Real Madrid


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid announced Tuesday that they have extended the contract of coach Jose Mourinho by two years.The news will end rumours about Mourinho's future after he ... Read more...

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Nadal wins sixth Rome Masters title


May 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win six Rome Masters titles after defeating World No.1 Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 in a rain-affected final ... Read more...

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Pressure on Abraamovich give Chelsea charge to Di Matteo


May 20th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, May 20 (IANS) Pressure is mounting on Chealsea's millionaire owner Roman Abramovich to allow interim coach Roberto Di Matteo continue with the job permannetly.The Italian, within two-and-a-half-month's of being ... Read more...

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Champions League winners


May 20th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, May 20 (IANS) The list of Champions League winners after the 2011-12 final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea Saturday:2011/12 Chelsea2010/11 Barcelona2009/10 Inter Milan2008/09 Barcelona2007/08 Manchester United2006/07 AC Milan2005/06 ... Read more...

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