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Ronaldo, Zidane to play for Africa famine relief


September 27th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Top football stars Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane are all set to play in the ninth edition of an annual match against poverty Dec 13 in ... Read more...

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Argentinian stars have a long affair with Kolkata


September 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Even as a football mania grips Kolkata over the arrival of Messi-led Argentine football stars, oldtimers recall their rendezvous with the blue-and-white team 27 years ... Read more...

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UK football stars using loophole to avoid paying millions in tax


January 17th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.17 (ANI): Top English Premiership footballers like Wayne Rooney and Gareth Barry are using a loophole in the government's revenue and customs service to avoid paying millions of pounds in tax.According ... Read more...

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BallerAlert.com - the guide to snare footie stars!


December 29th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 29 (ANI): An online groupie site has come up, which lets women share their scandalous dating stories and exchange advice on how to snare football stars, and get them ... Read more...

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England football stars held marathon Xbox tournament before Montenegro draw


October 18th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18(ANI): England's football stars had held an eight-hour Xbox tournament before last Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier 0-0 draw against Montenegro.Although captain Rio Ferdinand and his team did not deliver on ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama shows off footie skills for health campaign


September 9th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Michelle Obama showed off her football skills in a school in Louisiana, highlighting her 'Let's Move' campaign against childhood obesity.She joined a host of American football stars and ... Read more...

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England stars believe ‘weirdo’Fabio losing the plot, think he might quit


August 13th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.13 (ANI): England's football stars think coach Fabio Capello is turning into a "weirdo", a man who has lost the plot, and one who is failing to inspire the squad ... Read more...

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Dumped and fuming Beckham vows to fight for his place in England squad


August 13th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.13 (ANI): A dumped and furious David Beckham last night vowed to fight his way back into the England football squad, shortly after team manager Fabio Capello said in a ... Read more...

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Diego Forlan to visit Kolkata


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) After former World Cup stars Romario and Branco, it is now the turn of a current football celebrity Diego Forlan to visit Kolkata at the month end. The Uruguayan, ... Read more...

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Ex-star Cruyff blasts ‘vulgar’ Dutch


July 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Holland football legend Johan Cruyff has branded the current lot of Dutch football stars as 'vulgar' after their defeat in this year's World Cup final in South Africa."It ... Read more...

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Torres tells Oasis fan Messi that Kasabian can fire Spain to WC glory


July 6th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Football stars Fernando Torres and Lionel Messi are betting one another on which band will do better - Kasabian or Oasis.Spain striker Torres and his Argentina ... Read more...

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‘World Cup flops’ Rooney and Gerrard pull out of Gladiator-style skills event


June 30th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30(ANI): England footballers Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard have pulled out of the star-studded skills event, A:3K, which would have earned them 500,000 pounds each.The duo would have ... Read more...

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India’s interest in Latin America must go beyond World Cup (Comment)


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Dave Ramaswamy There is an important reason why enthusiasm for South America should persist beyond the World Cup: The Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay are global agriculture superpowers as ... Read more...

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Messi, Maradona statues in Kolkata


June 18th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) As soccer crazy Kolkata gets engulfed in the World Cup fever, sculptors here are busy making statues of football stars like Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Kaka. "We are ... Read more...

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Dutch football stars banned from using Twitter


June 11th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): Dutch football players have been banned from using Twitter and other social networking sites after an ill-advised decision by Liverpool's Ryan Babel to stream live for two hours ... Read more...

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England World Cup squad put on `Dr Death’s’ super carb diet


June 5th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): Food prepared by Chef Tim De'Ath will be provided to England's football stars during this year's FIFA World Cup.Jocularly referred to as Dr. Death, Tim will put the ... Read more...

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Qaeda threat to keep football fans away from greeting World Cup teams in South Africa


May 27th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, May 27(ANI): Football fans have been told that they will not be allowed to greet their team when they arrive in South Africa for next month's World Cup.The South African ... Read more...

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Nike ‘Write the Future’ advert screams up the YouTube charts


May 24th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): Sports goods manufacturer Nike has launched an ad on YouTube in time for the World Cup that it says is among its "best ever".Nike's latest effort is ... Read more...

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England rope in Lord Horatio Nelson to bag 2018 FIFA WC bid


May 12th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): It seems war-hero, Lord Horatio Nelson is supporting England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.His iconic Trafalgar Square statue is draped in a 'Back the ... Read more...

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Football stars strip down for magazine spread


May 5th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 5 (DPA) Football has long been called "the beautiful game," and now even people who don't follow the world's favourite sport might agree. On Tuesday, US magazine published photos of ... Read more...

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Franck Ribery football scandal call girl breaks her silence


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22 (ANI): The teenage call girl, who was accused of sleeping with at least three French football stars including Franck Ribery, has broken her silence saying she "loved them all".Zahia ... Read more...

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French footie stars Benzema, Arfa may be questioned in prostitution investigation


April 21st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Two more French football stars have been dragged into an underage prostitution investigation that is being carried out by police after a sex scandal involving Franck Ribery ... Read more...

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French Police questions football stars over Paris prostitution ring


April 19th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): French police has questioned two football stars in connection with an investigation into a prostitution ring, which has brought the reputation of the country's football team under scrutiny. ... Read more...

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White supremacist murder sparks off World Cup race war fears


April 5th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.5 (ANI): The murder of a white supremacist could plunge England football stars and fans into a World Cup race war, it was feared last night.According to The Sun, Eugene ... Read more...

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Becks to host Kick-Off Celebration gig of World Cup?


March 23rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): English footballer David Beckham may host the Kick-Off Celebration concert in South Africa on the first night of the World Cup.Beckham, 34, who had to stay out ... Read more...

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England football stars have duty to behave: Defoe


February 28th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28(ANI): England striker Jermain Defoe has said that footballers have a duty to behave decently both on and off the field."Footballers have to be aware they are role models for ... Read more...

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Chelsea targetting four young European stars for 70 m pounds


February 17th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.17 (ANI): Chelsea has reportedly set its sights on four young European football stars, and is ready to fork out 70-million-pounds to get them into the squad.Borussia Dortmund's Serbia centre-back ... Read more...

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Golf has a bright future in India: Farooq Abdullah


February 6th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah today expressed hope that Golf in India has a very bright future and if golfers continue to play well then ... Read more...

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England’s football World Cup stars under Al-Qaeda threat


January 24th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24(ANI): Security experts believe that England's football stars may be targeted by Al-Qaeda networks operating in South Africa during the World Cup, scheduled to take place between June 11and ... Read more...

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Britain announces massive hike in visa fees


January 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Immigrants who want to bring over their elderly dependent relatives to Britain face a massive hike in visa fees, the British government announced. Britain's Home Ministry said the visa ... Read more...

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Dutch stars Nistelrooy, van der Vaart could soon join Liverpool


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 2 (ANI): Dutch football stars Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Rafael van der Vaart could join Liverpool FC in what is being termed as a shock tactic to give the club ... Read more...

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Bellamy, Given ready to quit Man City over Sparky sacking


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 22 (ANI): Football stars Craig Bellamy and Shay Given are considering quitting Manchester City in protest over the shabby sacking of coach Mark `Sparky' Hughes.The pair have proved to be ... Read more...

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Injured football stars to dump horse placenta for beer cure


December 6th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 6 (ANI): Football stars are set to dump horse placenta for beer lager baths to cure their injuries.Scores of South American stars already swear by the treatment in which beer ... Read more...

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Beckham to be shielded 24/7 at World Cup draw in Cape Town


November 29th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 29 (ANI): David Beckham will be guarded 24/7 by South African police with "shoot to kill" orders during his Cape Town trip this week for the 2010 World Cup ... Read more...

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Thugs rob Everton ace Jagielka at knifepoint


September 25th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25(ANI): Everton defender Phil Jagielka was robbed by three thugs at knifepoint on Wednesday, which has left him shaken but unhurt.Jagielka, who is recovering after rupturing knee ligaments in April ... Read more...

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