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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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Armadillo to be 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot


September 12th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) A rare species of armadillo is set to be the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.World football's governing body FIFA ... Read more...

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Rio to host Laureus World Sports Awards


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Rio has been named as the host city of the Laureus World Sports Awards for 2013 and 2014, the Laureus Academy announced.The globally ... Read more...

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Denmark held to a goalless draw by Czechs


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Sep 9 (IANS) The Danish national football team drew 0-0 with the Czech Republic in the first round of the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, at ... Read more...

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Argentina face Paraguay in World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (IANS) Argentina will be looking to strengthen their qualification chances for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when they face Paraguay in South American qualifying ... Read more...

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Maradona appointed Dubai’s sports ambassador


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who was fired as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl Football Club in July, has been appointed an honorary sports ambassador of ... Read more...

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Javi Martinez joins German side Bayern Munich


August 30th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez finally joined German giants Bayern Munich after weeks of speculations on a five-year deal, the club announced.Martinez, 24, terminated his ... Read more...

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Football friendlies: Argentina beat Germany, Brazil thrash Sweden


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Argentina beat 10-man hosts Germany 3-1 in an international soccer friendly at Frankfurt Arena Wednesday while Alexandre Pato scored a brace to help Brazil breeze ... Read more...

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Brazil to spend $579 million on World Cup security


August 16th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) The Brazilian government will spend 1.17 billion reais ($579 million) on the security of the FIFA World Cup 2014.State news agency Agencia Brasil said ... Read more...

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Capello signs for Russia


July 26th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former England coach Fabio Capello has signed for Russia, he said Thursday.Capello had been in negotiations this month, which dragged on over unspecified details of ... Read more...

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Brazil hopes 2016 Olympics will boost industry


July 19th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Brazil is hoping that the 2016 Olympics to be hosted here will help boost the nation's industrial output through purchases from local suppliers."We have ... Read more...

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Football authority clears use of goal-line technology


July 6th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the governing body that determines the laws of football, at a special session convened in Zurich decided to allow ... Read more...

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Prayag United signs up Costa Rican midfielder


June 27th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) I-League football club Prayag United have signed up Costa Rican mid-fielder Carlos Hernandez for the forthcoming season. The Costa Rican's presence will be boosting the club, ... Read more...

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Latin American states keen on investing in Bengal: Mamata


June 16th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Latin American countries like Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay are interested in investing in West Bengal's tourism, information technology, and food processing industries, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Brazil optimistic on crossing $15 bn trade target with India


June 14th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Amid global economic downturn and India's persistent slowdown in economic growth, Brazil is optimistic that its bilateral trade with India would surpass the target of $15 ... Read more...

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Man on trial for planning terror attacks on World Cup stadiums


June 13th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 13 (IANS) A Pretoria court has begun hearings in a case where a man is accused of planning terror attacks on stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup ... Read more...

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Frank Leboeuf in Euro commentary panel


June 7th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf, who was part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the Euro in 2000, ... Read more...

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IOC concerned over progress of work in Rio


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern over Rio's ability to build necessary infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics in time.The urban infrastructure projects ... Read more...

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Ghana names Maxwell Konadu as assistant coach


May 4th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 4 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) appointed Maxwell Konadu, coach of local premier side Asante Kotoko, as the assistant coach of the men's senior national football ... Read more...

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FIFA appoints 84 officials for London Olympic football


April 20th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed the appointment of 84 officials from 36 countries to officiate at the 2012 London Olympic football tournaments.For the men's competition, ... Read more...

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Modi to appeal against court order favouring Cairns


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 3 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi will be appealing against the High Court of London's verdict in the libel case filed against him by ... Read more...

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Rai supports Leonardo’s candidacy for CBF president


March 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Rai, Brazilian soccer star and brother of recently deceased soccer legend Socrates, declared his support for Leonardo to become the next president of the ... Read more...

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Unveiling the soul of Seoul - during a PM visit (Seoul Diary)


March 26th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) It's home to major conglomerates like Hyundai, Samsung and LG and boasts of the world's fastest broadband network. It hosted the 1986 Asian Ganes, the ... Read more...

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Bolton striker Ngog to join Cameroon squad


March 13th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), March 13 (IANS) Cameroon's football federation (Fecafoot) has expressed gratitude to national coach Denis Lavagne for persuading England's Bolton Wanderers striker David Ngog to play for the ... Read more...

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Draw for 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers final round


March 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (IANS) The draw for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers was unveiled in the Asian Football Federation headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Friday.Ten ... Read more...

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Ghana jumps in FIFA rankings


January 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Jan 19 (IANS) Ghana has moved up three places in the latest FIFA world rankings to occupy the 26th position from last month's 29th, the Ghana Football Association announced ... Read more...

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At 39, Rivaldo continues football career in Angola


January 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) The Most Valuable Player of the 1999 FIFA World Cup Rivaldo was officially announced as the newest player of Angola's Kabuscorp FC. He signed ... Read more...

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Bayern lead 4-0 at halftime


January 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Bayern Munich gave India a tough lesson in football with the Germans leading 4-0 at the halfway mark at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here ... Read more...

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Bundesliga club Berlin sign new coach Michael Skibbe


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Dec 23 (IANS) Hertha Berlin signed coach Michael Skibbe after the dismissal of former coach Markus Babbel, the club announced.Michael Skibbe signed a two-and-a-half year contract at the "Hauptstadtclub" ... Read more...

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Brazil leases airport to private consortium


November 29th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) President Dilma Rousseff signed a concession plan Monday that would allow private investments for the first time in airport construction and operation as Brazil ... Read more...

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Doctor sued for blowing his vuvuzela in hospital, court-case begins


November 21st, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Augsburg, Germany, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A doctor in Germany has been sued by his patient for blowing his vuvuzela in front of the hospital. The court hearing started on Monday with ... Read more...

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FIFA annuls decision to exclude Myanmar from 2018 World Cup qualifying


November 7th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by BNO News
ZURICH (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Monday announced it will allow Myanmar to take part in the preliminary competition for the 2018 World Cup, despite an ... Read more...

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Denmark extends coach’s contract till FIFA World Cup 2014


November 1st, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 1 (IANS) Denmark's national soccer coach will retain his job until the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Danish Football Association (DFA) said.The DFA said at a press conference ... Read more...

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Argentina, Ecuador win opening FIFA World Cup qualifiers


October 8th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), Oct 8 (IANS) Ecuador beat Venezuela 2-0 while Argentina thrashed Chile 4-1 in the opening matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.Playing at home here in front ... Read more...

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CWG venues fast becoming white elephants (Year after CWG)


September 30th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Lack of residential facilities and high rentals have scared national sports federations away from holding their training camps or major tournaments at the state-of-the-art ... Read more...

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