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Jayalalithaa orders Sri Lanka football teams to return


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Reinforcing her anti-Sri Lankan stance, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday ordered the return of two football teams from the island nation that are in ... Read more...

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Turkish hackers attack Spartak site


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkish hackers have attacked the Spartak Moscow website after the football team beat Turkey's Fenerbahce in the Champions League, the club said Thursday.Spartak beat Fenerbahce ... Read more...

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Portuguese player Sabrosa joins Espanyol


August 18th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Portuguese footballer Simao Sabrosa has signed with Spain's Espanyol, the Catalan football team confirmed on its website.The Portuguese is the fifth signing of the La Liga ... Read more...

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‘Indian footballers should stick to their natural style’


August 12th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 11 (IANS) Coach of the national under-23 football team, Arthur Papas Saturday said Indian players should stick to their natural play instead of adopting any foreign style. "It ... Read more...

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Tomlinson buys football team


August 11th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Singer Louis Tomlinson has become the owner of his former football team in Yorkshire.The 20-year-old played for the Three Horse Shoes team before striking fame with ... 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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Brazilian defender Cicinho set for Sevilla move


July 29th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janerio, July 29 (IANS) Brazilian Serie A football team Palmeiras has confirmed the sale of right-back Cicinho to Spanish club Sevilla.The agreement comes after Palmeiras earlier rejected an ... Read more...

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Welsh and Scott team snub the national anthem


July 27th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a lot of fury on Thursday night when members of the Welsh and the Scotts teams refused to sing the national anthem at the Olympics. ... Read more...

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Brazil eyes 20 medals at London Games


July 25th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 25 (IANS) The Brazilian athletes are targeting at least 20 medals at the London Olympic Games, according to Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo.Rebelo proved more optimistic than his ... Read more...

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Ghana to play China in international friendly


July 21st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 21 (IANS) Ghana's senior national men's football team, the Black Stars, have lined up an international friendly against China next month, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced here.The ... Read more...

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Brazil outclass Britain in Olympic warm-up


July 21st, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The British football team's hopes of winning a medal suffered a minor setback as they lost 0-2 to Brazil in a warm-up match before the London ... Read more...

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Goan expats want state to host mini-NRI football World Cup


July 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) Football crazy Goan expats are rooting for the state to host a mini non-resident Indian (NRI) football 'World Cup'.The idea, which was first mooted in ... Read more...

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No favourites at London Olympics: Uruguayan football coach


July 10th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Montevideo (Uruguay), July 10 (IANS) Uruguayan football team coach Oscar Tabarez says there is a lot riding on its performance but there are no clear favourites to win the gold ... Read more...

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Spanish press hail Euro 2012 triumph


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) The Spanish media hailed their football team after they were crowned European Champions Sunday night with a 4-0 win over Italy.Spain's victory, which came ... Read more...

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Nigeria’s football team to host Arsenal in August


June 29th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja (Nigeria), June 29 (IANS) Nigeria's football team is to play host to the English Premier League club Arsenal FC in a friendly match slated for August 5 in ... Read more...

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India hold UAE 1-1 in U-22 AFC Championship qualifier


June 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 29 (IANS) The Indian under-22 football team showed some character in holding a formidable United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1-1 in the U-22 AFC Championship qualifiers at the Royal ... Read more...

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AFC U-22: India need to be consistent against UAE in qualifiers


June 27th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 27 (IANS) The Under-22 Indian football team will have its task cut out when it faces the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its third match of the AFC ... Read more...

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Zaccheroni to stay with Japan for two more years


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 24 (IANS) Alberto Zaccheroni, head coach of the Japanese football team, has been given a contract extension for two more years, said the country's football association Saturday.Zaccheroni's contract ... Read more...

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Czech team praised by fans


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, June 23 (IANS) The Czech football team returned home to a lukewarm welcome after losing to Portugal in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals. Their performance in the tournament was praised ... Read more...

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Russian team criticised for not singing anthem at Euro 2012


June 16th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The woman speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament has hit out at the country's football team for failing to sing the national anthem at ... Read more...

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Manhunt Continues for Desmonte Leonard, Auburn University Shooting Suspect


June 11th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Auburn, June 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The manhunt continues for Desmonte Leonard the suspect wanted for shooting dead three people and wounding another one during a party at an apartment complex near Auburn ... Read more...

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US marine held for raping minor girl in Italy


May 30th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 30 (IANS/AKI) A US marine sergeant has been arrested by Italian police after he allegedly made a video of his repeated rape of a seven-year-old girl and posted ... Read more...

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SAFA apologizes to Ghana over age-cheating claims


April 27th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), April 27 (IANS) The South African Football Association (SAFA) has apologised to its Ghanaian counterpart over age-cheating allegations made against Ghana by the coach of its women's under-17 ... Read more...

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Team Britain given tough football draw in Olympics


April 25th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) The British men's football team has been handed out a tough draw in the 2012 London Games.Britain have been clubbed with African giants Senegal, reigning Copa ... Read more...

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UAE president honours national Olympic football team


March 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 26 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has granted each player of the UAE National Olympic Football Team Dhs 500,000 (over ... Read more...

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Adriano to begin practicing with Flamengo


March 24th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) On the same day Corinthians officially terminated Adriano's contract, the controversial striker declared that he will begin practicing with his former football team Flamengo.Corinthians ... Read more...

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Tite considers dropping Corinthians striker Liedson


March 23rd, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Corinthians football team head coach Tite ha expressed his frustration with veteran striker Liedson. The 34-year-old has not scored a goal since November, 2011.Liedson ... Read more...

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Ronadlinho misses practice after night out with Adriano


March 21st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS) Flamengo football team captain Ronaldinho Gaucho did not participate in Tuesday's team practice after spending a long night out with friend and potential teammate ... Read more...

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Foreign clubs should invest in India: Sesa Goa


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) India's leading football club Sesa Goa, which is owned by mining major Vedanta Resources, wants popular foreign clubs not to treat India just as a commercial ... Read more...

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UAE football team qualifies for London Olympics


March 15th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) football team Wednesday made history when it qualified for the Olympic Games for the first time.The UAE defeated Uzbekistan 3-2 ... Read more...

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India leave for AFC Challenge Cup


March 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The 23-member Indian football team has left for Kathmandu to participate in the AFC Challenge Cup beginning Thursday.India have been clubbed with North Korea, the ... Read more...

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FIFA investigators in SA to probe match fixing


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, March 2 (IANS) A FIFA delegation arrived in South Africa as part of a global tour to investigate match fixing.The delegation, led by Chris Eaton, will spend four ... Read more...

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Togo football team arrives in Kenya without Adebayor


February 27th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Sparrow Hawks of Togo arrived in Nairobi minus their star player Emmanuel Adebayor for their 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Harambee Stars Wednesday.The Togolese ... Read more...

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Australia to have smallest Olympics squad in 20 years


February 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Australia will have their smallest squad at the forthcoming Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona edition.With the football team not qualifying for the London Olympics, the Australia ... Read more...

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Chelsea boss hints at summer overhaul


February 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says he will sell the under-performing players this summer after some senior stars questioned his strategy and training methods at a stormy ... Read more...

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