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Champions League: Messi’s brace sinks brave Spartak


September 20th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lionel Messi scored twice in nine minutes to turn a potential defeat into 3-2 victory for Barcelona in their Champions League football opener against Spartak ... Read more...

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Former Portugal striker Pinto fined for tax evasion


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Portugal international Joao Vieira Pinto was fined and handed a one-year probation after being convicted in a tax evasion case dating to 2000.The former striker, ... Read more...

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Hulk and Witsel cost 40 millon euros each: Zenit


September 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg paid 40 million euros each for Brazil striker Hulk from Porto and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Benfica, Zenit general ... Read more...

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Benfica sign Brazilian striker Lima


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Benfica has signed Brazilian striker Lima on a four-year contract from rival Portuguese top-flight club Braga.The deal was only announced Saturday after the clubs ... Read more...

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Athletico Madrid sign Uruguayan winger Rodriguez


May 29th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Europa winners Atletico Madrid roped in Uruguayan international winger, Cristian Gabriel Rodriguez as their first signing for the 2012-2013 season.The Spanish club has reached an agreement ... Read more...

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Brazil coach Menezes vows to win 2014 World Cup


April 9th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes is confident of leading the team to victory in the 2014 football World Cup.Menezes has had mixed fortunes since ... Read more...

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We’re worthy winners, says Guardiola


April 4th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side were worthy winners of the Champions League quarterfinal tie against AC Milan.Two Lionel Messi penalties put Barca ... Read more...

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Benfica in Champions League quarters after six years


March 7th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, March 7 (IANS) Benfica are back in the Champions League football quarterfinals after six years, the Portuguese team recovering from a 2-3 first-leg disadvantage to put it across Zenit ... Read more...

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Porto beat Benfica to lead Portuguese league


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, March 3 (IANS) Porto beat Benfica 3-2 in the Portuguese Liga 21st round to leapfrog their opponents into first place with a three point lead at the top of ... Read more...

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Ferguson hails oldie goldie Giggs


September 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson hailed his veteran striker Ryan Giggs who scored a superb left-foot strike against Benfica in Champions League Wednesday - 17 ... Read more...

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Spain’s professional footballers go on strike


August 19th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bilbao, Aug 19 (IANS) Spain's professional footballers went on strike from Friday after talks between players union (AFE) and Spanish Football League (LFP) broke down with no agreement having been ... Read more...

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Terry tips Luiz to be future Chelsea captain


May 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1(ANI): Chelsea skipper John Terry is convinced that defender David Luiz possesses the necessary characteristics to wear the armband at Stamford Bridge one day.Since his 22 million pound arrival from ... Read more...

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Chelsea buys Torres in British record transfer deal


February 1st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Chelsea signed ace Spanish striker Fernando Torres for a staggering 50 million pounds, a British record transfer deal.Chelsea's swoop for Torres was part of an amazing ... Read more...

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Best’s European Cup medal fetches 156,000 pounds at UK auction


October 21st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): Legendary England football star George Best's European Cup winner's medal has been auctioned off for 156,000 pounds.The Manchester United star, who died in 2005 aged 59, won the medal ... Read more...

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Khedira about to sign for Real Madrid


July 15th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 15 (DPA) Sami Khedira is about to sign for Real Madrid, sports daily Marca said Thursday. The paper claimed that Vfb Stuttgart, Khedira's Bundesliga club, have agreed to accept 10 million ... Read more...

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Real Madrid interested in Germany’s Khedira, reports


July 7th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 7 (DPA) Spanish giants Real Madrid are interested in Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, according to sports daily AS Wednesday. Khedira, 23, has had an outstanding World Cup football as a ... Read more...

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Eusebio picks Villa and Higuain


July 1st, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, July 1 (IANS) Portugal great Eusebio feels that David Villa or Gonzalo Higuain could be the top scorer in the World Cup while German legend Gerd Mueller voted ... Read more...

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Slovakia wary of Paraguay’s strikers ahead of Bloemfontein clash


June 19th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein, June 19 (DPA) Slovakia have pinpointed Paraguay's strikers as the biggest threat when the two teams clash in the football World Cup in Bloemfontein Sunday. Coach Vladimir Weiss named Manchester City's Roque ... Read more...

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Real Madrid close to signing Argentina’s Di Maria


June 10th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 10 (DPA) Spanish giants Real Madrid are close to clinching the signing of Argentina's Angel Di Maria, according to media reports Thursday. The Benfica winger was featured on the front page ... Read more...

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Benitez’s six-year-rule with Liverpool ends with a sack


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3(ANI): Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez's six-year reign at the Anfield is over following the club's worst Premier League season since 1999.The decision was taken after Liverpool Chairman Martin Broughton ... Read more...

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‘Special One’ Mourinho verbally agrees to move to Real Madrid


May 18th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho is all set to join Spanish giant Real Madrid and has already submitted his players wish list.According to Spanish media reports, Mourinho ... Read more...

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Atletico the toast of Spanish football after surviving in Anfield


April 30th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (DPA) Atletico Madrid are the toast of Spanish football after they managed to reach the final of the new Europa League Thursday. Atletico were losing 2-0 in Anfield away to ... Read more...

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Torres denies putting country before club


April 20th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Ace striker Fernando Torres, who faces up to six weeks on the sidelines, is confident of spearheading Spain's bid for success in South Africa. He has also ... Read more...

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Liverpool season is still very much alive: Benitez


April 9th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9 (ANI): Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has said that his team's season is still very much alive on two fronts, following their stunning defeat of Benfica.Liverpool produced an outstanding ... Read more...

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Kaka joins match to raise funds for Haiti quake victims


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 22 (DPA) Brazilian midfielder Kaka will be among some of the world's leading footballers of the past and present at a match Monday to raise money for the victims ... Read more...

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Di Maria rejects 38 million pound Manchester City transfer


January 17th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17(ANI): Manchester City have been snubbed by Argentina winger Angel di Maria after making a 38 million pound bid.City had agreed to meet Maria's buyout clause at Benfica, which ... Read more...

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Terry says Chelsea boss Abramovich should spend big in January


November 17th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.17 (ANI): England and Chelsea skipper John Terry has urged club owner Roman Abramovich to take advantage of the transfer ban reprieve and buy big to strengthen their squad.Terry believes ... Read more...

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Argentine winger Di Maria tempted by move to England


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Chelsea's first transfer target, Angel Di Maria, has admitted that he could be tempted by a move to England.Despite their transfer ban, Chelsea sent scouts to watch ... Read more...

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Maradona thinks Angel Di Maria will be worldwide superstar within 2 years


October 28th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 28 (ANI): Argentinean Football legend Diego Maradona has predicted that winger and Chelsea's first transfer target, Angel Di Maria, will emerge as a worldwide superstar within the next two ... Read more...

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Man City coach Hughes plans 20-m-pound bid for Brazil defender Maicon


October 13th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.13 (ANI): Manchester City coach Mark (Sparky) Hughes is planning to recruit Brazil full-back Maicon for a reported sum of 20-million pounds when bidding opens in January.According to the Daily ... Read more...

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Real Madrid sell unwanted Saviola to Benfica


June 27th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 27 (DPA) Portugese giants Benfica announced late Friday that they had bought Javier Saviola from Real Madrid. According to Spanish and Portuguese media, Benfica will pay Real 5 million euros (6.98 ... Read more...

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Ronaldo promises to join Real Madrid


January 10th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Ace Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a verbal agreement with Florentino Perez, the former Real Madrid president, to join the Spanish club.Ronaldo made this agreement ... Read more...

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Portugal goalkeeper Quim ruled out of Euro with broken wrist


June 8th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Geneva, June 8 (DPA) Portugal goalkeeper Quim won't play any part in Euro 2008 after fracturing his right wrist in training on Friday, the team's medical staff confirmed Saturday. The 32-old-old Quim, ... Read more...

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Getafe poised to reach Spanish cup final again


February 29th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Madrid, Feb 29 (DPA) Getafe are well placed to reach another final of the Spanish King's Cup, after they defeated Racing Santander 3-1 in the first-leg of the semi-final here. The unfashionable ... Read more...

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UEFA Cup results


February 22nd, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg, Feb 22 (DPA) The following are the results in the round of 32 second-leg matches in European football's UEFA Cup after the matches played Thursday. SV Hamburg 0 Zurich 0 (aggregate ... Read more...

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