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India must play matches on FIFA dates: Kovermans


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevarmans Sunday said that India must play on dates designated by world body FIFA for friendlies if they want to ... Read more...

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Koevermans happy with Indian defence


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans was happy with his young defence that stood up to the task despite conceding an early goal in the ... Read more...

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AC Milan to sign Dutchman De Jong


August 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Italian football club AC Milan have confirmed that they will sign Nigel De Jong provided he passes the medical examination Friday.Milan's talks with Manchester City ... Read more...

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India and Cameroon will be on a recce before Nehru Cup final (Preview)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) By beating the Maldives, Cameroon reduced the last round-robin game in the Nehru Cup football tournament against India Friday to an exercise in probing and ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: India one win away from a third final (Preview)


August 27th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) On current form India should beat a struggling Nepal and make their third straight final of the Nehru Cup here Tuesday.India appeared a bit rusty ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich claims win against newcomer


August 26th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich claimed a comfortable 3-0 win against newcomer Greuther Fuerth at the Bundesliga Saturday.In another match, Monchengladbach's Juan Arangos' dead ball goal sealed the ... Read more...

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Passing game way forward for Indian football: Coach Koevarmans


August 25th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans was pleased with his team's passing game against the Maldives in the Nehru Cup football tournament match here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Bolt, Blake break meet records in Lausanne


August 24th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland), Aug 24 (IANS/CMC) Olympic legend Usain Bolt and his Jamaican heir apparent Yohan Blake both set new meet records as they swept both sprints at the Lausanne Grand Prix ... Read more...

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Buttner to follow Van Persie to Manchester United


August 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 20 (IANS) After signing Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Manchester United is due to sign another Dutchman, Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem.The 23-year-old Buttner is expected ... Read more...

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Newcastle United complete Anita transfer


August 16th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 16 (IANS) Newcastle United confirmed the signing of Dutch football midfielder Vurnon Anita from Ajax Amsterdam Thursday.Ajax and the English Premier League club agreed on a transfer ... Read more...

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Olympic equestrian: Swiss Guerdat bags gold in show jumping


August 8th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Switzerland's Steve Guerdat rode the only faultless competition to take gold in the men's individual show jumping Thursday, as the silver medal was decided by ... Read more...

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Koevermans includes Chettri in Nehru Cup probables


August 7th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans has included skipper Sunil Chettri in the 27-probables for the Nehru Cup after the striker got an assurance from ... Read more...

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Olympics: Lucky Vardhan to play tennis singles too


July 29th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Indian tennis player Vishnu Vardhan Sunday has got a lucky place in the men's singles draw replacing German Philipp Kohlschreiber who pulled out of the ... Read more...

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Russia name Capello as new national coach


July 16th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Former England coach Fabio Capello came out the eventual choice of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Monday to lead the country's national men's football team."Today ... Read more...

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Russia plans to offer Capello two-year deal


July 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian FA plans to offer former England coach Fabio Capello a two-year deal to become the national team coach, said an official close ... Read more...

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Team relied on class, not effort: Russian sports minister


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sports minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday that Russia relied too much on their natural class without putting in the required effort to qualify for the ... Read more...

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Wim Koevermans unveiled as new Indian football coach


June 15th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Dutchman Wim Koevermans was Friday unveiled by Kushal Das, the general secretary of All India Football Federation (AIFF) at its headquarters here, as the new ... 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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Russia coach Advocaat to manage PSV after Euro 2012


May 11th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, May 11 (IANS) Russian coach Dick Advocaat has signed a one-year contract with PSV Eindhoven allowing the Dutchman to manage his erstwhile club after the European Championships.Advocaat who ... Read more...

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Balaji, Espasandin in ITF tennis title clash


May 4th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) India's Sriram Balaji and Swiss Joss Espasandin entered the singles final of the MCC-SR Subramaniam Memorial ITF Men's Futures tennis tournament with contrasting victories here Friday.Fifth ... Read more...

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Dortmund close in on title after beating Bayern


April 12th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 12 (IANS) Defending champions Borussia Dortmund took a huge step towards retaining their Bundesliga title with a 1-0 victory over main rivals Bayern Munich.Robert Lewandowski scored in ... Read more...

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Doeschate has no regrets for opting out of T20 cup qualifiers


March 30th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Dutchman Ryan ten Doeschate is disappointed at the Netherlands not making the cut for the Twenty20 World Cup, but has no regrets for skipping the tournament ... Read more...

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Fighting Arsenal bow out of Champions League


March 7th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) English Premier League club Arsenal bowed out of the Champions League after a spirited fight against AC Milan at the Emirates Stadium. Down 0-4 from ... Read more...

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Van Persie likely to miss friendly match


February 29th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) Arsenal star striker Robin Van Persie is doubtful for the Netherlands friendly football match Wednesday against England as he continues to nurse a groin ... Read more...

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Jan Versleijen to coach Chinese Super League club


December 12th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Zhengzhou (China), Dec 12 (IANS) Dutchman Jan Versleijen has formally taken over as head coach of the Chinese Super League (CSL) club Henan Jianye located in Central China's Henan province, ... Read more...

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Qureshi rules out bitterness with Bopanna after split


November 30th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan's tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Wednesday ruled out any bitterness with India's Rohan Bopanna after their split on the ATP doubles tour, saying his former ... Read more...

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Manchester City draw Liverpool to maintain lead in EPL


November 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Manchester City maintained a five-point lead in the English Premier League standings after a 1-1 draw away to Liverpool.Manchester City grabbed the lead after half hour ... Read more...

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India should develop their own style: AIFF technical director


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Robert Baan, the newly-appointed technical director of the All-India Football Federation (AIFF), said Wednesday that India should develop their own style instead of following his ... Read more...

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Dutchman Stevens to coach Bundesliga club Schalke


September 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 28 (IANS) Bundesliga club Schalke signed coach Huub Stevens until 2013 as his predecessor Ralf Rangnick resigned due to burnout, the football club said Tuesday.After a long back ... Read more...

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Knight Riders suffer second consecutive defeat in Champions League (Lead)


September 28th, 2011 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders remained at the bottom of group B as they lost by 19 runs to South Australia Redbacks for their second consecutive defeat ... Read more...

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Sukhwinder, Karim front runners to replace Armando


September 21st, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) may appoint Sukhwinder Singh or Moroccan Karim Bencherifa as the national coach if the executive committee shoots down interim ... Read more...

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Rai Claims thrilling victory at ISPS Handa Singapore golf


September 11th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 11 (IANS) India's Himmat Rai claimed an enthralling five-way play-off victory at the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic here Sunday, holing a glorious 25-foot birdie putt on the sixth ... Read more...

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Sneijder could play as forward: Inter coach


September 11th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Sep 11 (IANS) Inter Milan's head coach Gian Piero Gasperini confirmed Saturday that star footballer Wesley Sneijder could play as a forward in the new season."I see Sneijder as ... Read more...

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‘New hockey coach’s tenure will be till 2016 Olympics’


June 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's new hockey coach will have a five-year tenure till the 2016 Olympics, the longest run given to any coach, an official said. Three short-listed ... Read more...

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Fight on for ‘Anne Frank tree’


June 9th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, June 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Frank Tree foundation which is responsible for taking care of the tree that stood infront of the house where Frank Anne lived is fighting a contractor ... Read more...

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