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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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Gazza wants to change his name to ‘Gassa’


August 29th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 45 year old football legend is claiming that people should not refer to him as Gazza again. He said that his father was referred to as ... Read more...

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Neymar can surpass Messi, Maradona: Pele


August 19th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Football legend Pele says Brazil sensation Neymar has the ability to be better than Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.Speaking at an event in Sao ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Pele hoping for historic Brazil victory


August 10th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Football legend Pele is hoping Brazil will achieve a prize that has eluded him - an Olympics gold medal.Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning teams ... Read more...

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Ruud Gullit enthralls Mohun Bagan crowd


July 30th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) It was a prized moment for several budding football players of the city who Sunday had an opportunity for a photo op with Dutch football legend ... Read more...

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England football legend Jack Charlton to run Olympic torch relay


June 15th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) England's football legend Jack Charlton, elder brother of Sir Bobby Charlton, will carry the Olympic flame in the centre of Newcastle on day 28 of the ... Read more...

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Gullit tips Germany to win Euro 2012


June 7th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 7 (IANS) Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit believes if it comes down to a clash between Germany and Spain for the European Championship, as many football fans ... 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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Ronaldo predicts all-Spanish final


April 7th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Brazil's football legend Ronaldo has backed his former clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona to clash in this year's Champions League final in Munich.Real ... Read more...

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Adriano can revive career with Flamengo: Zico


April 2nd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 2 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Zico has backed clubless striker Adriano to resurrect his troubled career at Flamengo."Adriano underwent medical tests by Flamengo doctors in Rio ... Read more...

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Romario supports Ronaldo’s run for president of CBF


March 24th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) Brazil football legend Romario declared that he has no intention of running for the president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF). However, the ... Read more...

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Romario boasts he’s better than Messi, Maradona


March 18th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Football legend and current Brazilian prliamentarian Romario has bragged that he is still the best football player ever.The scorer of more than 1,000 career ... Read more...

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Brazil win 2012 footvolley World Cup


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 11 (IANS) Led by former football star Renato Gaucho, Brazil 2 defeated Paraguay in the finals of the four-on-four footvolley 2012 World Cup. With a score ... Read more...

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FIFA chief Blatter pays tribute to Sailen Manna


February 28th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Tuesday paid rich tributes to India's soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, who passed away in Kolkata Monday.Blatter, who will be ... Read more...

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Football legend Sailen Manna dead


February 27th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) India's football legend Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died at a private hospital here Monday. He was 87, family sources said.He was admitted ... Read more...

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Romario bats for footvolley to become Olympic sport


February 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 11 (IANS) Football legend and current Brazilian congressman Romario was named as the ambassador of footvolley by the Brazilian Confederation of Footvolley (CBFv).Romario has made it ... Read more...

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Football legend Falcao to coach Bahia


February 9th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 9 (IANS) With the sudden departure of Joel Santana to Flamengo, Bahia has announced the signing of Brazilian soccer legend Paulo Roberto Falcao as its coach.Falcao ... Read more...

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Gullit expects Holland, Germany to reach Euro 2012 final


February 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Former Dutch footballer Ruud Gullit hopes for a Holland and Germany final at the Euro 2012 Championships in June-July."Of course, Spain is a favourite (too). We ... Read more...

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FIFA’s secretary-general assures Brazil will be ready for World Cup


January 21st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (IANS) FIFA's Secretary-General Jerome Valcke has praised Brazil's preparations for the 2014 football World Cup.Valcke came to Brazil Friday on a routine inspection escorted by ... Read more...

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World waiting for Indian football to emerge: Bayern legend Breitner


December 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Bayern Munich football legend Paul Breitner feels 162 ranked India must play regularly against top teams, not fearing embarrassing results, if it want to ... Read more...

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Brazilian football legend Socrates dies at 57


December 4th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 4 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Socrates, the captain of the 1982 World Cup squad, passed away Sunday of an intestinal infection. He was 57 and is survived ... Read more...

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Victoria Beckham to give birth soon


July 5th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Victoria Beckham is just days away from having her first baby girl. Victoria and her football-legend husband David Beckham have three children together – 12-year-old Brooklyn, ... Read more...

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Becks ‘honoured’ to be a part of Will-Kat royal wedding


April 30th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): David and Victoria Beckham have expressed their happiness at being a part of the royal wedding.The Beckham's sent a personal message to Prince William and his bride ... Read more...

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‘To me, Pele is the best,’ says Pele


April 29th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29(ANI): Brazilian football legend Pele claims his record as a player is unrivalled compared to anyone else's in the history of the game and insists no-one has yet matched his ... Read more...

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It’s a great thrill to see wife Danielle in Calendar Girls: Gary Lineker


March 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): England football legend Gary Lineker has revealed he gets ecstatic watching wife Danielle Bux strip on stage in Calendar Girls.Lingerie model Danielle is currently touring in country getting ... Read more...

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Lionel Messi, Argentine side to play in Kolkata


February 7th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) The entire Argentine national soccer team would be seen in action in a friendly game at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium Sep 2, a sports management group said here ... Read more...

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Doctor who helped Pele father twins on run after sexually assault, rape convictions


January 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A leading doctor, who helped football legend Pele to father twins in his 50s, is on run after being convicted of sexually assaulting or raping 39 of his ... Read more...

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Pele not in support of West Ham’s 2012 Olympic Stadium bid


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Football legend Pele is not in support of West Ham's bid to move to the 2012 Olympic Stadium."I support Tottenham's proposal because, as a player, you need ... Read more...

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Football legend Paul Gascoigne to sue News of the World over phone hacking claims


January 16th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): Ex-England footballer Paul Gascoigne has joined a list of celebrities who will sue the News of the World tabloid for allegedly hacking his phone.His solicitor, Gerald Shamash, ... Read more...

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A cure for baldness ‘could be available in 5 years’


December 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): For the first time, scientists in Germany have grown hair follicles from stem cells.The feat has brought scientists a step closer to creating a cure for baldness, reports ... Read more...

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Samantha Cameron upstaged by Victoria Beckham and Kelly Brook at British Fashion Awards


December 8th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Victoria Beckham made a remarkable impact on her first fashion awards when she managed to upstage the wife of the British Prime Minister, Samantha Cameron during the ... Read more...

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Fuming Putin accuses England of ‘dirty tricks’ before 2018 World Cup bid


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London/Moscow, Dec. 2 (ANI): A fuming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused England of launching a 'dirty tricks campaign' to secure its right to host the 2018 World Cup.The crunch ... Read more...

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Russia unprepared to host 2018 World Cup: Aleksandr Bubnov


November 8th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Russian football legend Aleksandr Bubnov has said that his country is not ready to host the 2018 World Cup.The famous Dynamo Stadium pitch, which is the site for ... Read more...

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Sir Alex Ferguson joins celebrity campaign to educate people about ‘lung cancer’


November 1st, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who lost both his parents to lung cancer, has reportedly joined a celebrity campaign to help people spot the dreaded disease ... Read more...

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Danielle Lineker poses naked as she joins Calendar Girls for 2011 tour


October 26th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Danielle Lineker, the wife of football legend Gary, is all set to join the record-breaking stage show 'Calendar Girls'.Lineker will make her stage debut when the show launches ... Read more...

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