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Hulk enjoys first Zenit training session


September 14th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil forward Hulk said his first training session at new club Zenit St. Petersburg went well.Hulk's €40 million move from Porto last week was ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League slips to 53rd slot


July 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League's calendar change has seen it slip 42 places to 53rd in the annual rankings of the world's strongest football championships, the ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 soccer trophy arrives in Ukraine


May 12th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, May 12 (IANS) UEFA Euro 2012 trophy arrived in Ukraine and will be exhibited in several locations in a campaign meant to promote the event that the country will ... Read more...

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Barreto calls it quits for Mohun Bagan


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) After playing with aplomb for more than a decade, star forward Jose Ramirez Barreto Wednesday announced his decision to bid goodbye to his 'favourite' football club ... Read more...

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Barcelona take on Espanyol in city derby


January 7th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) FC Barcelona face one of the most difficult games of the Spanish La Liga football season when they take on city rivals Espanyol Sunday night.Newly ... Read more...

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Guardiola named ‘best coach in the world’


January 7th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 7 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has been named the best coach in the World in the annual inquest by the International Federation of Football History ... Read more...

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Barcelona’s Xavi named best playmaker in the world


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 3 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez was Tuesday named as the best playmaker in the world by the International Federation for Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).It is the ... Read more...

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Nivia football to be used in Messi match, 42,000 tickets sold


August 28th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) While declaring the sale of 42,000 tickets for the Messi match, the organisers Sunday announced that India's popular Nivia ball will be used for the Argentina-Venezuela ... Read more...

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Ferguson set to replace Sir Matt Busby as Man U’s longest serving manager


December 13th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to become the longest serving manager in the club's history.When Ferguson takes his place in the dugout for the ... Read more...

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Major Applewhite To Be Hired As Florida Gators Offensive Coordinator?


December 12th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dec 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Texas longhorns might just receive another major blow. After their head coach Will Muschamp abandoned them and headed for the Florida Gators, if recent reports are ... Read more...

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Qatar Would Be Hosting World Cup 2022


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It came up as a huge shock to most football-lovers, when the nation, that could never qualify for the World Cup Football, was handed over the ... Read more...

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Ferguson’s secret dream was to manage Barcelona once in his life


November 18th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that his secret dream is to manage Spanish football giants Barcelona."I'd have loved to have gone to Barcelona at one ... Read more...

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Here’s the funniest goalkeeper gaffe ever


September 11th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): In what is being dubbed as the craziest penalty in the history of football, a Moroccan goalkeeper embarrassed himself by not seeing the blunder he made.Khalid Askri thought ... Read more...

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Capello ‘pulls the plug’ on ‘old’ Beckham’s international career


August 12th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): England coach Fabio Capello almost brought curtains down on ace midfielder David Beckham's international career by saying that he is probably too old.David Beckham has been offered ... Read more...

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Floyd Little Honored With Pro Football Hall Of Fame


August 8th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Highly acclaimed Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little had to wait for 30 long years to ultimately be honored with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Read more...

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Kaka sent off as Brazil beat Ivory Coast to go through (Lead)


June 21st, 2010 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 21 (DPA) Brazil beat Ivory Coast 3-1 to qualify from Group G Sunday in Johannesburg but Kaka was sent off. Dunga's team took the lead in Soccer City through Luis ... Read more...

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‘Hand of God’ offender Maradona’s plaintive plea for fair play


June 12th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, 12 June (ANI): Argentine football coach Diego Maradona has urged referees to honestly live up to their duty of keeping the game clean, and give high priority to fair play."Let ... Read more...

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This day in World Cup history — June 11


June 11th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) This day in World Cup football history -- June 11. June 111933 - The first-ever World Cup qualifying match is played between Sweden and Estonia in Stockholm. The host ... Read more...

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World Cup 2010 a family affair


June 11th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, June 11 (DPA) Family will play a role at the 2010 FIFA World Cup as Slovakia and the United States both have fathers coaching their sons, three nations have brothers in ... Read more...

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Ronaldo’s wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds


June 10th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Ace Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's wax figure has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds here. One of the most expensive soccer players in the world, Ronaldo's wax statue was ... Read more...

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Algeria, Yebda look to inspirational 1982 surprise team


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Herzogenaurach (Germany), June 3 (DPA) Going back into the annals of World Cup history, one of the biggest upsets came at Spain 1982 when Algeria defeated reigning European champions West Germany in ... Read more...

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Blackpool wins fight for richest match in club football history at Wembley


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22(ANI): Blackpool beat Cardiff City 3-2 in the Football League Championship playoff final at Wembley stadium, a game dubbed as the richest match in the club football.After the victory ... Read more...

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Blackpool, Cardiff City to fight for richest match in club football history at Wembley


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22(ANI): Blackpool and Cardiff City will go head to head at Wembley today in a game dubbed as the richest match in club football.The winners of the Football League ... Read more...

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Wallace and Gromit recreate Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal in new TV ad


May 12th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): Animated characters Wallace and Gromit have recreated Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal in a new TV advert.The ad, called Hand of Dog, has been launched to ... Read more...

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Brett Favre becomes a grandfather


April 7th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brett Favre became a grandfather recently when his 21-year-old daughter Brittany gave birth to a baby boy. The baby boy weighed 7-pounds and 7-ounces ... Read more...

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Wenger salutes genius Messi after Barcelona downs Arsenal 4-1


April 7th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Arsene Wenger saluted the genius of Lionel Messi after his Champions League master class, resulted in Arsenal's knock out from the quarterfinal.Messi lit up the Nou ... Read more...

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Torres if leaves Liverpool will become world’s most expensive footballer


January 3rd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Liverpool ace striker Fernando Torres will become the world's most expensive footballer if he leaves the club during the summer transfer.It would require the biggest financial ... Read more...

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Bolt and Phelps deliver again but sport also sees scandals


December 12th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Dec 12 (DPA) Usain Bolt sprinted his way into the history books again while Michael Phelps added another five swimming world titles and classy Barcelona became toast of the football ... Read more...

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Brazil the favourites, so what’s new? (Team Profile)


November 26th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 26 (DPA) Brazil rely on an unwritten motto -- drive, discipline and austerity -- to seek in South Africa 2010 their longed-for sixth World Cup title. Confirming Brazil's status ... Read more...

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Ferguson reveals that he has got offers from abroad


November 8th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that some major clubs around the world have approached him with tempting offers.Ferguson, a veteran with two Champions League trophies ... Read more...

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UEFA’s dramatic U-turn over Arsenal striker Eduardo’s two-match Euro ban


September 15th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.15 (ANI): UEFA made one of the biggest U-turns in football history on Monday by scrapping the two-match Euro ban of Arsenal striker Eduardo.UEFA scrapped the ban on appeal following ... Read more...

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Argentine flavour to Indian football


September 14th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) From the bylanes of Cordoba to Kolkata Maidans, Argentine striker Sebastian Omar Monesterolo has traversed a long distance to join East Bengal football club. After spending six years ... Read more...

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Biggest US soccer victory since 1950 hailed a miracle


June 25th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein, South Africa, June 25 (DPA) After shocking Spain 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup Wednesday night in Bloemfontein, the US national team were celebrating what many were calling ... Read more...

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‘This United team will go down in history’, says Ronaldo


May 24th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Portuguese and Manchester United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo describes club manager Alex Ferguson as a second father to him, and believes the current team will go down ... Read more...

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Torres wonder goal can inspire Liverpool to yet another sensational Euro comeback


April 13th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Spanish striker Fernando Torres reckons that his Anfield wonder goal can inspire Liverpool to yet another sensational Euro comeback.Rafa Benitez's Reds must score three at Stamford ... Read more...

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