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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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Italy beat Malta 2-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 12 (IANS) Italy wrenched a less convincing 2-0 win over Malta at home to chalk up their first win in the 2014 football World Cup qualifiers.Mattia Destro opened ... Read more...

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Argentina remain on top despite 1-1 draw


September 12th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) Peru's Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro missed a first-half penalty as Argentina held on for a barely deserved 1-1 draw in their football ... Read more...

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Spain begin World Cup defence with hard fought win


September 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Reigning football World Cup champions Spain needed an 87th minute goal from striker Roberto Soldado to begin their title defence with a 1-0 win away ... Read more...

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Rio to host Laureus World Sports Awards


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Rio has been named as the host city of the Laureus World Sports Awards for 2013 and 2014, the Laureus Academy announced.The globally ... Read more...

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US beat Germany for third crown at U-20 women’s football World Cup


September 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 8 (IANS) The United States beat former champions Germany 1-0 in Tokyo to claim their third FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup crown Saturday.Germany, which defeated US 3-0 in ... Read more...

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List of venues for 2018 World Cup to be announced Sep 29


September 5th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The final list of host cities for the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia is to be announced Sep 29, a spokesperson for the Russia ... Read more...

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Former Brazil coach urges Neymar to shun Barcelona


September 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has urged Neymar to resist offers to join Barcelona and remain in Brazil until the 2014 ... Read more...

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Dzyuba to miss World Cup qualifiers


September 5th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian striker Artem Dzyuba has injured his knee and will miss Friday's football World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland and next Tuesday's against Israel.Spartak Moscow's ... Read more...

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Under-construction World Cup stadium disgraceful, says Medvedev


September 1st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday said the under-construction football stadium here "looks disgraceful" and would not receive more cash handouts from the government.The ... Read more...

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Dutch star Ruud Gullit arrives in Kolkata


July 28th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit arrived in the city Saturday morning on a two-day visit during which he will attend the final match of a 'para' ... Read more...

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Footballer Ruud Gullit to visit Kolkata


July 25th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Legendary Dutch footballer Ruud Gullit will visit Kolkata July 28 for two days to attend the final match of a 'para' (community) tournament.He will also be ... 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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Netherlands crush Northern Ireland 6-0


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 3 (IANS) The Netherlands, runners-up in the 2010 football World Cup, staked claim for the European Championships by thrashing Northern Ireland 6-0 in their last warm-up game here.The ... Read more...

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Liberia to play Senegal in FIFA World cup qualifier


May 31st, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia, May 31 (IANS) Liberia will take on Senegal in the first leg of a 2014 FIFA football World Cup qualifier June 2.The return leg will be played in Monrovia ... Read more...

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Brazil lags 95 percent in 2014 Football World Cup work


May 24th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 24 (IANS) A Brazilian government report has revealed just five percent of the country's 2014 Football World Cup projects have been completed, implying nearly 95 percent ... Read more...

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Maracana Stadium work on target: World Cup officials


April 21st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 21 (IANS) Football World Cup 2014 officials have insisted Maracana Stadium's redevelopment remains on target after construction company Delta reportedly withdrew from the project.Delta, which is ... Read more...

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Brazil’s World Cup-winning coach in demand


April 17th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has been approached by Colombia and "two Asian teams" to coach them for the ... Read more...

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Brazil coach Menezes vows to win 2014 World Cup


April 9th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes is confident of leading the team to victory in the 2014 football World Cup.Menezes has had mixed fortunes since ... Read more...

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Maracana World Cup final stadium to open to public


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) The Maracana Stadium which will host the 2014 football World Cup final, will be open for public viewing from April 14 despite continued delays ... Read more...

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Brazil to cede 2015 Copa America to Chile


March 24th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) Jose Maria Marin, the new president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), is expected to hand the 2015 Copa America to Chile.Busy and behind ... Read more...

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2014 World Cup to be best ever: Ronaldo


March 18th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Filling in as the leader of Brazil's Local Organizing Committee, Ronaldo declared that the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be the biggest ... Read more...

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‘Alcoholic beverages will be sold during 2014 World Cup’


March 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 16 (IANS) The Brazilian government, after a long and heated debate, has guaranteed the sales of alcoholic beverages during the 2014 football World Cup.Currently, alcoholic beverages ... Read more...

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Ronaldo defends Valcke’s criticism of Brazil


March 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 9 (IANS) Ronaldo defended FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke's recent harsh words for Brazil's delayed football World Cup 2014 preparations.Valcke declared last week that projects and ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Sunday after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Mandela discharged from hospital


February 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela hospitalised after stomach complaint (Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 93, was hospitalised Saturday after doctors advised specialist medical attention for a long-standing abdominal complaint."Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted ... Read more...

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Kerala eyes next Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, 2017 U-17 football


February 15th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) Kerala Wednesday expressed its desire to host two major events in the near future - the next edition of the global Indian diaspora conclave, and the ... 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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Brazil to keep hooligans away from 2014 World Cup


November 27th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 27 (IANS) Brazil Sunday announced a strategy that will help increase its security during the 2014 football World Cup.The newly created Special Secretariat for Large Events ... Read more...

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Russia allocates $19 mn more for sports infrastructure


November 16th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has set aside an extra $19 million for upgrades to the country's sports infrastructure over the next three years.Russia is overhauling its dilapidated Soviet-era ... Read more...

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South African women raped for being lesbians


November 1st, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Human rights campaigners say at least 10 lesbian women in South Africa are sexually assaulted every week by men who claim to be "curing" their victims ... Read more...

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2016 Olympic committee denies lapses in relocation of residents


September 28th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 28 (IANS) The head of Brazil's Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, has denied any irregularities in the process of relocation of residents for the construction ... Read more...

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Sanchez’s injury could hurt Chile in World Cup qualifiers


September 13th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago (Chile), Sep 13 (IANS) Chile's national soccer team may suffer in the soon-to-start qualifying matches for the 2014 Football World Cup finals in Brazil following the injury sustained by ... Read more...

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Spanish coach to stay on till 2014 Football World Cup


September 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he would continue in his position until the 2014 Football World Cup finals in Brazil.Del Bosque was speaking ... Read more...

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