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Stoke’s Wilkinson banned for three matches


September 21st, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson has been suspended for three matches for his clash with Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in the Premier League match.Wilkinson caught Balotelli ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Phil Jones for up to eight weeks


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury in training, the team said.England ... Read more...

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Hulk scores second-half winner for Brazil


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (IANS) Substitute Hulk struck a 74th-minute winner to earn Brazil 1-0 victory over South Africa in their international friendly in Sao Paulo.Hulk, who replaced striker ... Read more...

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Cheryl’s mum wary of her relationship with Tre


August 25th, 2012 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole's mother is wary about her daughter's relationship with dancer Tre Holloway and fears he might break her heart.Cheryl's mother Joan Callaghan met Holloway, ... Read more...

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Brazil starts preparations for Confederations Cup


August 15th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil's friendly football match against Sweden Wednesday will be the start of the "final straight" in their preparations for next year's Confederations Cup, according ... Read more...

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Alves tells Brazil to forget Olympic defeat


August 15th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil and Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has told his national teammates to forget the country's Olympic disappointment ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Sweden in ... Read more...

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German side Bremen signs Kevin de Bruyne on loan


August 7th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 7 (IANS) Bundesliga side Werder Bremen has signed Belgian international midfielder Kevin de Bruyne on a season-long deal from Chelsea until 2013, the club said Tuesday.The 21-year-old Chelsea ... 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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Chelsea’s 33 mn euro bid for Willian rejected


July 19th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk has reportedly rejected a 33 million euro bid from Chelsea for Brazilian winger Willian.The value exceeds the 32 million ... 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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Inter Milan target Lucas vows to focus on Olympics


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Inter Milan target Lucas Moura has vowed not to let transfer speculation distract him from his Olympic preparations with Brazil.The Italian Serie A outfit ... Read more...

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Bayern’s Tymoshchuk considering his options


July 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk said Sunday that he is considering offers from a range of European clubs, including from Russia.The 33-year-old Ukrainian has ... Read more...

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Deco praises Seedorf’s Brazil move


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 4 (IANS) Former Portugal international midfielder Deco said Clarence Seedorf's arrival in Rio de Janeiro will change the world's perception of Brazilian football.Seedorf agreed to ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Torres wins Golden Boot


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2012 European championship.The Spaniard, who scored a goal and an assist ... Read more...

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Courtois returns to Atletico Madrid on loan


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish club Atletico Madrid have confirmed a deal with Chelsea to keep young goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on loan for another season.Courtois spent last season with Atletico ... Read more...

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Schweinsteiger may miss Euro semifinal


June 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 24 (IANS) German midfielder Batsian Schweinsteiger said Sunday that he could miss Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal due to a recurring ankle injury.Germany, who thrashed Greece 4-2 in ... Read more...

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Drogba signs with Shanghai Shenhua


June 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 20 (IANS) Cote d'Ivoire's striker Didier Drogba Wednesday confirmed that he has joined Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year contract."I studied all the offers I ... Read more...

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I’m no Xavi yet: Modric


June 18th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
I'm no Xavi, yet: ModricGdansk (Poland), June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says he isn't as good as Spanish stars Xavi and Andres Iniesta but thinks he has the ... Read more...

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Champions League win my greatest achievement: Didier Drogba


June 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who left the club at the end of the 2012 season, said here Sunday that the greatest achievement in ... Read more...

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Former French footballer gets five-month suspended sentence


June 15th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 15 (IANS) Former French international footballer Claude Makelele was handed a five-month suspended prison sentence after being accused of beating up his former girlfriend.Makelele, 39, denied claims from ... Read more...

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Walters happy for Ireland to win anyhow against Spain


June 14th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gdansk, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ireland striker Jon Walters does not care if his team wins ugly against Spain at Euro 2012 Thursday night, just as long as they win, ... Read more...

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Shevchenko hands Ukraine dream start at Euro 2012


June 12th, 2012 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Veteran striker Andriy Shevchenko scored twice to give Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine a dramatic 2-1 comeback win over Sweden in their first appearance in ... Read more...

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‘Dangerous’ Russia to qualify from group: Hiddink


June 10th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow,June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia are a "dangerous" team and will qualify from their group at Euro 2012, former Chelsea and Russia coach Guus Hiddink said Saturday.Russia,who are in Group ... 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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Champions League defeat a thing of past: Thomas Muller


June 8th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ahead of his country's Euro 2012 campaign, Germany's attacking midfielder Thomas Muller said Friday he had banished the memory of the Champions League ... Read more...

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Chelsea, United battle it out for Dembele


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) English clubs Chelsea and Manchester United are locked in a battle for signing Belgian star midfielder Mousa Dembele. The two teams have opened talks over ... Read more...

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Torres defends his selection in Spain’s Euro squad


May 29th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 29 (IANS) Spain's out of form striker Fernando Torres defended coach Vicente del Bosque's decision to include him in the 2012 Euro squad ahead of Valencia's Roberto ... Read more...

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FIFA chief Blatter calls for alternative to penalty shootouts


May 25th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 25 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday called upon German great Franz Beckenbauer, head of the Football Task Force 2014, to find an alternative to the "tragedy" ... Read more...

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Won’t play for another English club: Drogba


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) A day after announcing that he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the summer, Ivorian striker Didier Drogba Wednesday said he would never ... Read more...

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Drogba to run in Olympic torch relay


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Outgoing Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba will run the Olympic torch relay here Wednesday.The 34-year-old Drogba will carry the torch in Swindon, at half-way point between ... Read more...

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Lampard hails Drogba for Chelsea’s historic win


May 20th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, May 20 (IANS) Chelsea captain Frank Lampard dedicated the Blues' historic Champions League win to Didier Drogba, who went from being zero to hero during final against Bayern ... 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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Champions League final — statistics


May 20th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, May 20 (IANS) The statistics of the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea here Saturday:Bayern ... Read more...

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Injured Deco out of Libertadores quarter-final


May 15th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 15 (IANS) Former Portugal midfielder Deco will miss both legs of Fluminense's Copa Libertadores quarter-final against Boca Juniors with a thigh injury.The 34-year-old tore his right ... Read more...

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Xavi, Pique to miss Barca’s Liga game at Rayo


April 29th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 29 (IANS) Injured Xavi Hernandez and Gerard Pique will miss Barcelona's Spanish Primera Liga football match Sunday night at Rayo Vallecano.Midfielder Xavi is sidelined for around two weeks ... Read more...

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