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Brazil select 22 players for Olympic football squad


July 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Porto striker Hulk, AC Milan's Thiago Silva and Real Madrid defender Marcelo were included as the three over-age players in Brazil's 22-man Olympic ... Read more...

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Porto win Portuguese league title


April 30th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, April 30 (IANS) FC Porto celebrated their 26th Portuguese league title triumph after a 2-0 win over Maritimo.After beating Maritimo 2-0 Saturday thanks to two penalties from Brazilian ... Read more...

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Porto fined after racial abuse by fans


April 4th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Portuguese football club FC Porto were fined 16,000 pounds after their fans racially abused Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli when the two teams met in the ... Read more...

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Chelsea manager Villas-Boas gets the sack


March 4th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Chelsea have sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas after just eight months at the helm of the London football club.Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich got the services of ... Read more...

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Europa League: Manchester United edge out Ajax, Valencia beat Stoke


February 24th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) Manchester United snucked through to the last 16 of the Europa League football after they lost 1-2 in the second leg at home to Dutch outfit ... Read more...

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Chelsea boss hints at summer overhaul


February 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says he will sell the under-performing players this summer after some senior stars questioned his strategy and training methods at a stormy ... Read more...

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Chelsea eye Torres swap deal


February 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Chelsea are ready to swap their 50 million pound Spanish striker Fernando Torres for Athletico Madrid's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool on ... Read more...

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Drogba stars as Chelsea march into champions league last 16


December 7th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Didier Drogba's brace propelled Chelsea into the UEFA Champions League knockout stage as the Londoners beat Valencia 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.Drogba's third-minute opening goal gave ... Read more...

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Houghton expects Portugal camp to be productive


June 30th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) India's football squad will be in Portugal on a two-month training-cum-competition and national coach Bob Houghton sees it as an ideal preparation for the 2011 Asian ... Read more...

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Narain to race for Dutch club


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Silverstone (Britain), April 1 (IANS) India's first Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan will be representing Dutch squad PSV Eindhoven in the 2010 Superleague Formula series that links two popular sports, football ... Read more...

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Chelsea’s Drogba adds to Ancelotti’s injury woes


November 14th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14(ANI): Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been ruled out of action for three weeks with a broken rib.The 31-year-old had sustained the injury when he was kicked in the ... Read more...

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Colombia’s Falcao signs for Porto


July 15th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, July 15 (DPA) Radamel Falcao Garcia has completed his move from Argentine side River Plate to FC Porto on a four-year deal, the Portuguese champions confirmed Wednesday. Under the agreement, Porto have ... Read more...

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Manchester United’s dip in form is just ‘a little accident: Evra


March 26th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.26 (ANI): French defender Patrice Evra has described Manchester United's slump in form as nothing more than 'a little accident'.Like so many of his Old Trafford team-mates, Evra has gone away ... Read more...

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United face Porto as Barcelona draw Bayern Munich


March 21st, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Nyon (Switzerland), March 21 (DPA) Holders Manchester United and FC Porto were drawn against each other in the Champions League quarter-finals in draw made at UEFA headquarters here. German champions Bayern Munich ... Read more...

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Bojan’s brace helps Barcelona stay atop in Liga


March 16th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 16 (DPA) A comfortable 2-0 win away to Almeria kept Barcelona six points clear at the top of football's Spanish Liga. Barca's hero was teenage striker Bojan Krkic, who scored two ... Read more...

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Spanish trio hoping for favourable Champions League results


March 10th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 10 (DPA) Spanish sides Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal are all travelling more in hope than expectation for this week's second-leg matches of the Champions League last 16. All three ... Read more...

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Real Madrid determined to recover from Liverpool defeat


February 27th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (DPA) Real Madrid are determined to recover from Wednesday's 1-0 Champions Cup home defeat against Liverpool by scoring their 10th straight win. On Saturday they are away to lowly but ... Read more...

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Aguirre to be replaced by Abel at troubled Atletico Madrid


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 3 (DPA) Troubled Spanish giants Atletico Madrid sacked coach Javier Aguirre, according to Spanish media reports.The digital versions of AS and Marca reported Monday night that the sacking of Aguirre ... Read more...

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Brazilian Assuncao signs with Atletico Madrid


July 7th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Madrid, July 7 (DPA) Football club Atletico Madrid has announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Paulo Assuncao from FC Porto. It is not clear how much Atletico will pay Porto for the ... Read more...

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Atletico Madrid announce signing of Sinama Pongolle


July 4th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Madrid, July 4 (DPA) Spanish giants Atletico Madrid announced the signing of Florent Sinama Pongolle from Recreativo Huelva, for an undisclosed fee. Sinama Pongolle, 23 will sign a four-year contract with Atletico ... Read more...

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Chelsea sign Portugal playmaker Deco from Barcelona


July 1st, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, July 1 (DPA) Chelsea late Monday announced the signing of Portugal midfielder Deco from Barcelona, the first arrival at the London club since Luis Felipe Scolari was confirmed as manager last ... Read more...

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Veteran Deco to leave Barcelona


May 16th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
DPA Madrid, May 16 (DPA) Portugal midfielder Deco has announced his intention to leave troubled Spanish giants Barcelona. The veteran playmaker said Thursday evening that Barca had told his agent to start looking ... Read more...

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