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UEFA withholds prize money for 23 clubs


September 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rubin Kazan, Atletico Madrid and 21 other football clubs involved in UEFA competition this season saw the payment of their prize money temporarily withheld, the ... Read more...

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Dodsal FC enters Durand Cup final


August 31st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Dodsal FC, Mumbai's newest professional football club, entered the final of the Durand Cup Friday.Dodsal FC effortlessly beat most established football clubs of India on ... Read more...

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Benefica may soon play with Goa soccer team


August 30th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Benefica, one of the top football clubs in Portugal, could soon challenge footballers in Goa to a match, according to organisers of an Indo-Portuguese cultural exchange.Organisers ... Read more...

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Ruud Gullit for pact barring big clubs luring away native talent


July 29th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) With big football clubs luring away exciting talents to offshore destinations hurting the prospect of countries like the Netherlands, legendary Dutch footballer Ruud Gullit Sunday advocated ... Read more...

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Sporting Lisbon may rope in Sunil Chettri


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Top Portuguese football club Sporting Lisbon may rope in India striker Sunil Chettri as their foreign recruit. The club is likely to make an announcement ... Read more...

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Alleged Polish hooligan leader detained: Police


June 16th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Warsaw police have arrested the suspected ringleader of the Polish attacks on Russian fans at Euro 2012 football championship, spokesman Maciej Karczynski said Saturday.More than ... Read more...

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Uzbek football teams to escape taxes


June 9th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's football clubs will have to pay only a fraction of their taxes for the next three years after the government extended tax breaks to ... Read more...

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Football will be Goa’s official sport: Parrikar


March 26th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Football-crazy Goa has taken the sport to a new pitch altogether.Presenting his first budget after coming to power, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar proposed that football ... Read more...

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Russian football clubs condemn banana throwing incident


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS) Two Russian football clubs issued a joint statement Thursday condemning an incident where a fan threw a banana at a player in Moscow."The common task of ... Read more...

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I-League football clubs form their association


March 10th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) India's I-League football clubs came together Saturday to form the Indian Professional Football Clubs Association (IPFCA). Eleven of the 12 I-League clubs met here at the ... Read more...

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Football clubs spent $3 billion on transfers in 2011


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Figures compiled by world football governing body FIFA showed that clubs paid a total $3 billion in 2011 to sign players.The total was calculated by FIFA's ... Read more...

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British Council, Kolkata Police launch soccer event for poor


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) British Council in association with Kolkata Police Friday launched a football tournament for the underprivileged youth who have been trained under a skill project "Kolkata Goalz".The ... Read more...

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Lajong signs Australian striker Mayora ahead of Dempo game


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Shillong Lajong Football Club Saturday signed Australian striker Mathew Osvaldo Mayora ahead of their I-League match against Dempo Sunday."We were looking for the right kind of ... Read more...

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Cristiano Doni arrested in connection with the match fixing probe


December 19th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Dec 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Italian football star Cristiano Doni has been arrested by the police. The arrest is in connection with match fixing probe that is currently ongoing in the ... Read more...

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Jihadists flood web with anti-British messages


August 11th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS/AKI) Jihadists have flooded internet with anti-British messages inciting rioters to take further action, US-based terrorist tracking group SITE Intelligence has said.Postings on jihadist websites have ... Read more...

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Kolkata to fight juvenile crime through football


June 30th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) In a bid to reach out to youngsters who may be attracted to crime, several agencies, including the city police, Wednesday came together to announce ... Read more...

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Under threat, Argentine coach won’t quit Kashmir


April 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) Two of his pet dogs were poisoned one after the other in January. Then he started getting threatening calls asking him to leave the Kashmir Valley. ... Read more...

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‘Top football clubs will soon have their presence in India’


December 8th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The day is not far when top international football clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and FC Barcelona have presence in India, feels Paul Shipwright, ... Read more...

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Maradona’s China visit fuels coaching rumors


November 10th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 10 (ANI): Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has signed on as an anchorman for a charity activity in Hefei, the capital of east China's Anhui Province, fuelling rumors that he ... Read more...

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Football promotes unity in diversity in north-east


November 1st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Vaschipem Kamodang Jorhat, Nov.1 (ANI): Football is to North-East what cricket is to the rest for the country. The passion for football among the people of the north-east has led to opening ... Read more...

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UK women’s football set to become professional with launch of Ladies’ Premier League


November 1st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Women's football is all set to become professional after 90 years, with preparations under way for the launch of a Ladies' Premier League.According to Sky News, the Football ... Read more...

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Clubs ‘Kamikaze spending’ will not help to build successful side: Ferguson


August 18th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Taking a dig at rivals Manchester City for spending a staggering 130 million pounds, Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson has said that City's "kamikaze spending" will ... Read more...

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AIFF says only three foreigners in playing eleven


August 17th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) said Tuesday that I-league clubs can register four foreigners, including one of Asian origin, but can field only three in the ... Read more...

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Chivas Win Inaugural Match In Chivas Estadio Against Manchester United


July 31st, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mexico, July 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Guadalajara Chivas have won against one of the best football clubs in the world. The friendly match which was played at the Chivas Estadio ... Read more...

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Tanzanian capital gears up for Brazil friendly


June 7th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Dar es Salaam, June 7 (DPA) Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam is expected to be engulfed in football fever Monday as Brazil take on the East African nation in their last warm-up ... Read more...

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Hooligans escort Argentina to World Cup: Who’s paying?


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 2 (DPA) Argentinian football authorities deny any ties, but the presence in South Africa of known hooligans of the country's clubs has led to questions on who is financing ... Read more...

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England’s Champions League golden era will be over: Capello


April 15th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15(ANI): England manager Fabio Capello has said that Brit football clubs' golden era of dominance in the European Champions League will be over for good unless they start reinvesting ... Read more...

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UK Govt. asks football clubs to curb spending for 2018 World Cup bid


March 7th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 7 (ANI): Amid concerns that British football clubs' high-spending ways will cost England the chance to stage the World Cup in 2018, the British Government has told them to ... Read more...

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British football club keen to buy IPL team


February 16th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) A Premier League football club of Britain has shown interest in buying one of the two Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket franchises to be sold at ... Read more...

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UK Premier League club interested in buying IPL franchise: Modi


February 16th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.16 (ANI): Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi has said one of the British Premier League's top football club's has expressed an interest in buying one of the two ... Read more...

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Lajong FC becomes first North east team to play in First Division league


January 31st, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
By D. HenpilenGuwahati, Jan 31 (ANI): The Lajong Football Club- which is the pride of Northeast football, was recently promoted to the I-League First Division for the 2009-10.Soccer mania is at its ... Read more...

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Oz football club pulls out of brothel sponsorship deal


January 16th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, January 16 (ANI): An Australian football club has decided to scrap its sponsorship deal with a brothel after facing pressure from the league's ruling body.St Kilda City Football Club had struck ... Read more...

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Shillong’s Lajong Football Club creates history


January 13th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddShillong, Jan 11 (ANI): The game of soccer is a passion for the young in northeastern states. Even school going kids dream of stepping into the shoes of ace ... Read more...

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Footballers accused of molestation backed by aphrodisiac maker


January 6th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 6 (IANS) The Churchill Brothers football team, offloaded from a Kolkata-bound flight in Mumbai after three of its players allegedly molested an airhostess, is sponsored by a sex aphrodisiac ... Read more...

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Abdullah helps militant’s son get passport for soccer camp


September 18th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday intervened to get passport for the son of a former militant so that he could travel to Spain and Brazil ... Read more...

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