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Anzhi budget may harm Russian football: Wernbloom


August 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala's immense wealth will not do Russian football any good, CSKA Moscow's Pontus Wernbloom said Thursday.The 26-year-old Swedish midfielder stated that huge spending power ... Read more...

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Russia, Spain hit with UEFA charges of racism


June 26th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and Spanish football federations have both received UEFA charges relating to alleged racist chanting by fans at the Euro 2012.Russia's case relates to ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: UEFA fines Croatia for racism


June 20th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UEFA has fined the Croatian football federation 80,000 euros for racism and using flares during their 1-1 draw with Italy, UEFA said Tuesday.Croatian fans ... Read more...

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Nigeria set to immortalize late football star


May 13th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kwara (Nigeria), May 13 (IANS) Nigeria intends to organize an under-15 football championship in honour of the late iconic football star Rashidi Yekini who died last weekend, according to chairman ... Read more...

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Football world pays rich tribute to Gary Speed


November 28th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Tributes came pouring in from the world football fraternity as news of Welsh manager Gary Speed's tragic death spread.Speed was found dead in the garage of ... Read more...

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Johan Cruyff denies making racist remarks against Davids


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff has strongly denied he made racist remarks against compatriot and former Juventus star Edgar Davids.Cruyff allegedly told Davids that he was ... Read more...

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University Of Miami Terminates Randy Shannon As Head Coach


November 28th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The final decision to fire Miami Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon, was taken yesterday by University of Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt, through a written statement. ... Read more...

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FIFA provisionally suspends members over 2018, 2022 World Cup ‘vote-selling scam’


October 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21(ANI): Two senior FIFA officials have been provisionally suspended over allegations of offering to sell their votes in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups.The allegations ... Read more...

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2018, 2022 World Cup bidding process in turmoil over FIFA officials’ vote-selling scam


October 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17(ANI): The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups has been thrown into turmoil after two senior FIFA officials were accused of offering to sell their votes ... Read more...

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Shy, Unity and Bean - pets’ names are now kids’ names in UK!


July 28th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Britain has the reputation for bizarre trends - and the latest one tops them all.Children are no more named Olivia or Jack, they are now Shy, Unity and ... Read more...

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German who killed two over World Cup surrenders


July 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 8 (IANS/AKI) A German man accused of killing two Italians after an alleged row over the World Cup in a bar in Germany has surrendered to Spanish authorities, police said. ... Read more...

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World Cup over for refs Rosetti, Larrionda


June 30th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 29 (DPA) Referees Jorge Larrionda and Roberto Rosetti have been dropped by football world governing body FIFA for the rest of the World Cup following blunders in their Round of ... Read more...

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Coach says Spain’s loss to Switzerland not a good omen


June 17th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Coach Vicente del Bosque has said that Spain's one-nil loss to Switzerland on Wednesday is not a good omen for the team, but has vowed to claw back ... Read more...

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Will root for Brazil in FIFA World Cup: Sharman Joshi


June 5th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Colombo, June 5(IANS) Bollywood's boy-next-door Sharman Joshi will support Brazil - his favourite football team - during the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. "I'm not much of a football ... Read more...

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Russia’s `surprise’ bid could ruin England’s 2018 dream


May 14th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, May 14 (ANI): Russia could emerge as England's main rival in the bid for the 2018 World Cup.The country's bid team says its vision is to surprise and astound the ... Read more...

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Survey: Dutch prefer watching television alone


May 10th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by BNO News
AMSTERDAM (BNO NEWS) -- Dutch prefer watching people alone, are annoyed by commercials, and only get out of bed for sports and important news events such as the U.S. presidential elections, a ... Read more...

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Emmanuel Sanders Selected In Third Round Draft


April 24th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Apr 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest draft season of the National Football League has come with several surprises for the entire football world. Teams have declared their selections and has ... Read more...

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Guardiola’s Barcelona side is the best team: Wenger


April 6th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side is the best team he has ever seen.The Gunners boss still thinks that Arsenal can ... 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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Tony Blair’s son set to open his own football agency


November 28th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 28 (ANI): Nicky Blair, the son of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is set to establish his own football agency in partnership with a university friend.The Oxford-educated schoolteacher already ... Read more...

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Maradona again slams Bilardo


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 23 (DPA) Argentina coach Diego Maradona again slammed technical secretary Carlos Bilardo, as he awaited a decision from FIFA on his recent outburst of obscenities. Maradona accused his former coach ... Read more...

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Mark Herzlich: Player Wins Battle Against Ewing’s Sarcoma


October 4th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Boston, Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Miracles do happen and this time the wonder boy is none other than Mark Herzlich, the star line backer of Boston College. According to the ... Read more...

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Campbell accuses of broken promises at Notts County


September 27th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Former England defender Sol Campbell has insisted that he walked out on Sven Goran Eriksson's Notts County revolution because promises made to him were broken.The former ... Read more...

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Tributes flow for England footie great Robson


August 1st, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug.1 (ANI): The world of football and beyond united in tribute to England football star and manager Sir Bobby Robson on Friday after he lost his battle against cancer on ... Read more...

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Manchester City’s millions make them a threat to big four


July 9th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Ben James London, July 9 (DPA) As England's "big four" team jockey for the biggest signings in the off-season, they would do well to keep an eye out for the new ... Read more...

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Spain ready for US but thinking of Brazil


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Brendon Hanley Bloemfontein, June 23 (DPA) Currently on a 15-match winning streak and seeking a record 36-match unbeaten run, Spain are prohibitive favourites to beat the United States in the semi-finals of ... Read more...

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Rooney warns of Man U will monopolising all major football prizes


May 7th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Ace striker Wayne Rooney, who feared he might have to endure years of Chelsea domination after joining Manchester United in 2004, has warned the football world that ... Read more...

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Blackmail case reveals footballers fantasy world lifestyle


September 7th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): The "fantasy world" lifestyle that top footballers live has come to light after a blackmail case was exposed in detail in a courtroom.The highflying lifestyle, which involves ... Read more...

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Punjab promises to produce many Indian Peles and Maradonas


July 28th, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan Kapoor Ludhiana, July 28 (ANI): Punjab is today widely known to have produced various Hockey players for the national team, who brought laurels to the country at international level. But ... Read more...

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Don Bradmans bats stolen in from Darwin museum


July 17th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 17 (ANI): Four framed Don Bradman cricket bats worth 40,000 dollars have been stolen from a sports complex in Darwin. Thieves smashed a front window at Cricket and Football World ... Read more...

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Waiving Tibetan flags could mean trouble: IOC


May 6th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dusseldorf (Germany), May 6 (DPA) Athletes answering questions in the mixed zone concerning the Tibet issue will comply with Olympic rules, but waiving Tibetan flags during medal ceremonies at the Beijing Games ... Read more...

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