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Arshavin visits St.Petersburg, sparks speculation


August 19th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin Sunday arrived in his home town of St. Petersburg on business in a move likely to spark speculation he may ... Read more...

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German coach rejects Euro 2012 criticism by media


August 14th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Germany's coach Joachim Loew has criticised the media coverage as "tiresome" and "unrewarding" after his side's 1-2 loss to Italy at the Euro 2012 semi-finals.The 52-year-old ... Read more...

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‘Capello appointment will kill Russian coaching’


July 19th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Appointing Italy's Fabio Capello as Russia coach would kill off Russian coaching, said former national team manager Valery Gazzaev.The Russian Football Union reportedly is in ... Read more...

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Capello can’t rest on laurels: Bilyaletdinov


July 18th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello will have to prove himself if appointed Russia coach, former Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov said Tuesday.Capello, a five-time Italian league and two-time Spanish ... Read more...

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Russia needs fresh blood, says Hiddink


July 13th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russia coach Guus Hiddink believes the time has come for some of the national team's big names to step aside in favour of ... Read more...

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Spain wins Euro 2012 final, smashing Italy 4-0 (Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain won the Euro 2012 championship here Sunday, trouncing a valiant, but outmatched, Italy 4-0.The victory makes Spain the first team in history to win ... Read more...

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Spain beat Italy 4-0 to win Euro 2012 title


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final Sunday, securing the Spaniards' place in history as the first country to win three successive ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Spain coach Del Bosque rejects past glories


July 1st, 2012 - 7:20 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain's status as reigning European champions will not help them in their quest to retain the title in Sunday's Euro 2012 final, Spanish coach Vicente ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 fan zones break attendance record


June 26th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 26 (IANS) The first two weeks of the Euro 2012 football championship set a new record for official fan zones attendance, with over a million visitors crowded ... Read more...

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Russian football chief resigns after Euro failure


June 26th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Football Union head stepped down from his post Monday while apologising to fans for the national team's group stage exit at Euro 2012.Sergei ... Read more...

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Ignashevich nervous about club return after Euro failure


June 25th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and CSKA Moscow defender Sergei Ignashevich is nervous about returning to his club after Russia's shock elimination from Euro 2012 in the group stage, ... 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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Russia showing dangerous cohesion: Arshavin


June 11th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andrei Arshavin Monday warned his opponents that the Russian team, which has become older but wiser since the run up to the Euro 2008 ... Read more...

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Russia beat Czech Republic 4-1 in Euro 2012


June 9th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Wroclaw (Poland), June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Alan Dzagoev and a late stunner from Roman Pavlyuchenko helped Russia throw down a marker at Euro 2012 Friday with a ... Read more...

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Portugal can be a surprise, says Cristano Ronaldo


June 9th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS) Portugal's top star Cristano Ronaldo believes that his side has the capacity to upset the tournament favourite Germany in the Group B opening match here ... Read more...

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Russia lack the pace to be a top team: Arshavin


June 8th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russians lack the pace to be considered Euro 2012 favourites, captain Andrei Arshavin said Friday.Dick Advocaat's side kick-off their Group A campaign late ... Read more...

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Russia feared at Euro 2012: Pavlyuchenko


June 8th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia have matured since their Euro 2008 semi-final appearance, becoming a team to be feared at this year's tournament, former Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Germany take on Portugal in first top clash


June 8th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 8 (IANS) Germany will resume their long-standing rivalry against Portugal in their opening Group B match at the European Championship Saturday when the two traditional powers are ... Read more...

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Spain favourites, Russia outsiders: Advocaat


June 5th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia coach Dick Advocaat Tuesday played down his team's chances at Euro 2012, naming the Spanish, the Dutch and the Germans as the tournament favourites.The ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 Group A Preview: No big names, evenly-matched


June 5th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 5 (IANS) Group A of the Euro 2012 Football Championships comprising Russia, Greece, the Czech Republic and co-hosts Poland, is dubbed as the "weakest" and evenly-matched pool ... Read more...

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Croatia dark horses of Euro 2012


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Zagreb, June 3 (IANS) Croatian coach Slavan Bilic is a man with his own management style and the 43-year-old former defender will hope to end six years as his ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan joins Georgia in joint bidding for Euro 2020


May 26th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 26 (IANS) Georgia welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to join it in jointly bidding for the 2020 European Football Championship. "Joint bid will ease efforts to overcome challenges related ... Read more...

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Bosque to name Spanish squad after May 25


May 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said his definitive squad for the European Champions will be named after the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Club ... Read more...

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Torres dropped by Del Bosque for friendly


February 24th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been left out from the Spanish national squad named by coach Vicente del Bosque Friday for the friendly against Venezuela ... Read more...

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Turkey sack Hiddink after Euro 2012 failure


November 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Nov 16 (IANS) The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced Wednesday that Dutch coach Guss Hiddink's contract had been terminated by mutual agreement following the team's failure to qualify for ... Read more...

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Samir says will snub Gallas again


April 20th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 20 (ANI): Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has said that he will snub former teammate William Gallas again tonight.Nasri refused to shake Spurs star Gallas' hand at the Emirates when ... Read more...

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FA may bring McClaren back as Three Lions boss


October 6th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): The England Football Association is considering to bring back Steve Mcclaren as the next Three Lions boss after Fabio Capello steps down in two years.England failed to qualify ... Read more...

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Capello looking forward to retirement after Euro 2012


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.9 (ANI): Fabio Capello is looking forward to his retirement as the Italian confirmed he would stand down as England coach after Euro 2012.England is joint top of Group G ... Read more...

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Espanyol sign striker Sergio Garcia from Betis


August 17th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (DPA) Spanish Liga club Espanyol announced Tuesday the signing of striker Sergio Garcia from second division Betis. According to media reports, Espanyol have paid Betis around 1.8 million euros ($2.31 ... Read more...

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Loew stays on as Germany’s coach until Euro 2012


July 20th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 20 (DPA) Joachim Loew Tuesday renewed his contract as Germany's coach until Euro 2012, less than a fortnight after leading a young and widely acclaimed team to third place ... Read more...

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Spain hero Puyol to retire from international football


July 14th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 14 (DPA) Defender Carles Puyol, one of the heroes of the World Cup, has decided not to play again for Spain, according to a report in sports daily Marca Wednesday. Marca ... Read more...

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‘Spain no longer a team of unlucky losers’


July 12th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (DPA) The Spanish national football team finally came of age on Sunday by beating the Netherlands 1-0 in a bad-tempered World Cup final in Johannesburg. The global media were unanimous ... Read more...

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Torres believes he leave an impact on WC final


July 10th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Spanish striker Fernando Torres believes he can leave an impact against Holland in the final of the FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg on Sunday."I still feel I ... Read more...

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Sergio out to fulfill his father’s dream


July 9th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 9 (IANS) The Busquets family in Barcelona is planning a big celebration Sunday as their son Sergio is hours away from fulfilling his father Carles' dream ... Read more...

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Spain planning to celebrate regardless of result


July 9th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 9 (DPA) Spain is planning to celebrate as never before, whether their football team manages to win Sunday's World Cup final or not. La Roja face the Netherlands in the final ... Read more...

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