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Subrata, Gourmangi, Baldeep sign for Prayag


September 11th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) I-League club Prayag United Sports Club Tuesday signed India goalkeeper Subrata Pal, defender Gouramangi Singh and central midfielder Baldip Singh for a period of two ... Read more...

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Money not the root of my sadness: Ronaldo


September 5th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that money is not the reason he felt 'sad' after failing to celebrate his two goals against Granada Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Iniesta wins UEFA’s award for best player


August 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has been voted as UEFA's best player, beating teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.The 28-year-old attacking midfielder, who inspired Spain ... 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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Swiss Olympian kicked off team after sending racist tweet


August 1st, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Swiss football star was kicked off the men's Olympic team Monday after sending out a tweet deemed to be racist, sports officials said. It comes just ... 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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Russian Premier League chief runs for FA post


July 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League has officially nominated its chief Sergei Pryadkin for the post of president of the Russian FA, CSKA Moscow general director Roman ... Read more...

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Del Bosque hails ‘great era’ of Spanish football


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque on Monday hailed his team as representing a "great era" of Spanish football after their 4-0 Euro 2012 final ... Read more...

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Spartak owner rules himself out of Russian FA job


June 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun Wednesday ruled himself out of the vacant job as the head of the Russian Football Union (RFU).Fedun, 56, is a ... Read more...

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First match of AFC qualifier very critical: Coach


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 22 (IANS) India's under-22 head coach Arthur Papas said here Friday that their first match against Lebanon Saturday will be critical as it will lay the foundations of ... Read more...

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Football academy to come up in Bengal’s Durgapur


June 21st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) With a view to promoting young talent, Royal Bengal Tigers - a private club - Thursday launched an international standard football academy in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Shanghai Shenhua confirms contract with Drogba


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 19 (IANS) Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua boss Zhu Jun confirmed that Cote d'Ivoire and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will join the club on a two-and-half years' ... Read more...

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No Twitter ban for Russia at Euros


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russia's coach Dick Advocaat said Sunday he will not follow his Spanish counterpart Vicente del Bosque and forbid his players fom using social networking site ... Read more...

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Services face Kerala in Santosh Trophy semis


May 24th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cuttack, May 24 (IANS) Services and Kerala will square off in the semi-final of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at the Barabati Stadium here Friday.With tournament favourites ... Read more...

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Drogba to visit India in June


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will make his maiden visit to India next month.Drogba, who was instrumental in Chelsea's maiden Champion League triumph last week, is ... Read more...

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FC Barcelona to open football school in India


May 16th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Spanish giants FC Barcelona's first football school in India will come up in New Delhi by the end of the year, the club announced here ... Read more...

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I can’t afford another ‘Inshallah, Football’: Jaaved Jaaferi (Interview)


May 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Actor, dancer and producer Jaaved Jaaferi, whose production venture "Inshallah, Football" bagged the National Award for best film on social issues this year, says ... Read more...

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Milla wants Cameroon’s football body sacked


April 20th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), April 20 (IANS) Afraid that four-time champions Cameroon may again fail to qualify for the 2013 African Cup of Nations, legendary footballer Roger Milla has called for the ... Read more...

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Muamba showing signs of recovery


March 20th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) Bolton Wanderers' footballer Fabrice Muamba, after spending two days in medically induced coma, showed signs of recovery Monday night but still remains in intensive care. ... Read more...

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Ashley Cole bids £5K for a date with Ellie Goulding


February 29th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cheryl Cole’s ex husband, Ashley Cole, doled out thousands of pounds to have the opportunity to go out on a date with singer Ellie Goulding. The ... Read more...

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Sailen Manna - a genteel footballer and natural leader (Obituary)


February 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) A natural leader, Sailen Manna was like a banyan tree in Indian soccer, who led the national team to international glory in the early years of ... Read more...

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Ghana disappointed at semi-final loss in African Cup soccer


February 9th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Feb 9 (IANS) Ghanaian football fans have expressed disappointment at the national team's failure to qualify for the final of the African Nations Cup tournament co-hosted by Gabon and ... Read more...

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Zambian soccer players warned against indiscipline


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Feb 3 (IANS) The Zambian government has warned its footballers currently participating in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that it will not tolerate any more indiscipline at ... Read more...

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South African footballer stabbed to death


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 22 (IANS) South African footballer Jeffrey Ntuka was stabbed to death Saturday, a football website said.The stabbing took place in a nightclub in the 26-year-old Ntuka's hometown ... Read more...

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Robben hopes Bayern friendly will inspire young Indian footballers


January 10th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben hoped that the friendly against the Indian team at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday in Bhaichung Bhutia's testimonial ... Read more...

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Cameroon reduce Eto’o 15-match suspension to 8 months


January 8th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon) Jan 8 (IANS) Cameroon's football federation (Fecafoot) has reduced the 15-match suspension on captain Samuel Eto'o to eight-months and that of midfielder Enoh Eyong from two matches to ... Read more...

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Coach Medeira conveys home truths to AIFF


January 8th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India coach Savio Medeira has conveyed a few home truths to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in his inimitable manner ahead of Tuesday's ... Read more...

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Lions of Khorasan are roaring again


December 11th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Afghanistan, blighted by decades of violence and fundamentalist opposition to modern sports, is - unbeknownst to the outside world - emerging as a football ... Read more...

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Wenger ridicules Blatter’s take on racism


November 19th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ridiculed FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments on racism, saying that any player who is found guilty of racism should be ... Read more...

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Footballers’ association demands Blatter’s resignation on racism comments


November 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter's suggestions that there is no racism in football has come under heavy fire from all quarters with the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) ... Read more...

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Euro-2012 main stadium to re-open with Ukraine-Germany friendly


November 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Nov 12 (IANS) A friendly football match between Ukraine and Germany here Friday will be the first match organised in the renovated Olympic stadium which will host the final ... Read more...

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Soccer training in Brazil for six Kashmiri boys


November 11th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) With dreams in their eyes and the promise of a bright future, six Kashmiri boys, one of them once arrested for stone pelting, leave for Brazil ... Read more...

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Chinese youth losing interest in football?


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nanchang (China), Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese soccer is on the decline because there are not enough youngsters taking up the game. And to make matters worse, the quality of play ... Read more...

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Barcelona to set up football school in India


October 19th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) After Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, now the world's best football club Barcelona has come calling to India to set up its ... Read more...

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David Beckham gets ‘love’ tattoo on his hand


October 10th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) David Beckham has got another tattoo inked at the back of his hand. The legend footballer has several tattoos and his recent tattoo was showed to ... Read more...

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