euro 2012

The road to Brazil begins in Georgia: Del Bosque


September 10th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 10 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has warned his players that the defence of the World Cup that they won in South Africa in 2010 begins ... Read more...

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Walcott to miss England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine


September 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Theo Walcott will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine Tuesday as the Arsenal winger has been left out of the squad due to illness.The ... Read more...

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Diarra denies money main motive for Anzhi move


September 10th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) New Anzhi Makhachkala signing Lassana Diarra has denied his move from Real Madrid football club was motivated by money.Anzhi announced the transfer of the 27-year-old ... Read more...

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Ukraine’s Khacheridi doubtful for England qualifier


September 9th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine defender Yevhen Khacheridi may miss his country's World Cup qualifier against England Tuesday after catching a virus, his team Dynamo Kiev announced.The 25-year-old centre-back ... Read more...

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Netherlands open World Cup campaign with win


September 8th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 8 (IANS) World Cup runners-up the Netherlands opened their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Turkey here.After the early disappointing Euro 2012 exit, Louis ... Read more...

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Capello blasts sluggish Russia


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia failed to live up to coach Fabio Capello's hopes for a high-tempo flowing game when they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in their opening World ... Read more...

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Non-playing Arshavin out of Russia plans


September 8th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin will stay out of the Russia team he used to captain unless he starts playing regular club football, Russia coach Fabio ... Read more...

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Portugal is Russia’s group nemesis


September 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's two World Cup qualifiers against Portugal will decide the winner of Group F, former Russian goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev said.But the 33-year-old Zenit St. ... Read more...

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Portugal fourth in FIFA rankings


September 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal rose to fourth in the new FIFA rankings published Wednesday, dropping Uruguay down a place.Portugal won their only match in August beating Panama 2-0 ... Read more...

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Anzhi confirm Diarra signing


September 4th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Real Madrid's Lassana Diarra has joined Anzhi Makhachkala football club, the big-spending Russian outfit has confirmed.Diarra becomes Anzhi's highest-profile signing of the summer. Neither club ... Read more...

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Capello seeks to rein in player bonuses


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new chief football coach Fabio Capello wants to rein in the massive bonuses given to national team players, the acting president of the Russian ... Read more...

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Real’s Diarra set to join Anzhi


September 1st, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Real Madrid have agreed to sell French midfielder Lassana Diarra to Russia's big-spending side Anzhi Makhachkala, the Spanish champions have said."Real Madrid and FC Anzhi ... 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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UEFA chief praises Ukraine for Euro 2012 success


August 28th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 28 (IANS) UEFA chief Michel Platini met Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych here Tuesday to praise Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine for its good organisation of the tournament."It was an ... 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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Rubin extends contract with Sharonov


August 19th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football club Rubin Kazan have extended veteran defender Roman Sharonov's contract until the end of the next season, the club said Sunday.If the 35-year-old ... Read more...

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Arshavin jeers distracted Russia: Capello


August 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fans jeering Andrei Arshavin distracted the Russian team and surprised new coach Fabio Capello, the ex-England boss said.Capello's first game in charge of ... Read more...

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Sneijder named captain of Dutch football team


August 15th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 15 (IANS) Wesley Sneijder has replaced Mark van Bommel as the new captain of the Dutch football team, head coach Louis van Gaal announced ahead of Wednesday's ... 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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Dundee United hold Dynamo to draw in Europa League


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stoppage-time goal from Russia international striker Alexander Kokorin rescued a 2-2 draw for Dynamo Moscow away at Dundee United in the Europa football league.The ... Read more...

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Nasri excluded from French team over Euro fiasco


July 28th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 27 (IANS) French Football Federation (FFF) Friday suspended Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri from the national football team for three games after his offensive remarks during Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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I was ‘pissed off’ after England exit: Capello


July 26th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello was "pissed off" and wanted to retire after his acrimonious departure from the England job, he said at his unveiling as Russia coach ... Read more...

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Zenit kick off title defence with Amkar win


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A brace from Alexander Kerzhakov helped reigning Russian football champions Zenit St. Petersburg open their title defence with a 2-0 defeat of Amkar Perm Sunday.Kerzhakov, ... Read more...

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Mutko nominated for Russian FA chief


July 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has been nominated as a candidate for president of the country's Football Association (FA).Mutko, who held the post from 2005 ... Read more...

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Zenit mulling Arshavin bid: Coach


July 20th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg are considering a bid to bring Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin back to his old football club, coach Luciano Spalletti said Friday.Arshavin ... Read more...

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Monchengladbach signs De Jong from Twente


July 18th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, July 18 (IANS) Dutch club FC Twente and Borussia Monchengladbach have agreed on the transfer of Luuk de Jong to Germany, they announced Wednesday.The 21-year-old forward signed a ... Read more...

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Russia’s foreign quota complicates my task: Capello


July 18th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello says the Russian Premier League's liberal quota on foreign players means young talent is being squeezed out of the top tier, complicating ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League chief runs for FA post


July 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League has officially nominated its chief Sergei Pryadkin for the post of president of the Russian FA, CSKA Moscow general director Roman ... 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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McGeady eyes revenge against Alania


July 17th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady said Tuesday he is eyeing revenge over newly promoted Alania Vladikavkaz in their 2012-13 season-opener this weekend.Spartak was on the ... Read more...

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We can turn Dzyuba into a great: Emery


July 17th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) With proper guidance, Spartak Moscow striker Artem Dzyuba could be Russian football's next big name, new coach Unai Emery said Tuesday.Dzyuba, 23, is one of ... Read more...

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PSV sign Dutch forward Narsingh


July 16th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dutch striker Luciano Narsingh has signed a five-year contract with PSV Eindhoven, the football club announced Monday.The 21-year-old Heerenveen forward was included in Bert van ... 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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Criscito flies to Italy for match-fixing hearing


July 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg left-back Domenico Criscito flew to Rome Sunday to face match-fixing questions from the Italian football federation.Criscito was dropped from Italy's Euro 2012 ... 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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