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Di Natale denies Anzhi Euro triumph


September 21st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Udine (Italy), Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Substitute Antonio Di Natale rescued a dramatic 1-1 draw for Udinese in the first minute of stoppage time to deny Anzhi Makhachkala a debut ... Read more...

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Milan held by Anderlecht in Champions League


September 19th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 19 (IANS) AC Milan failed to shrug off their disappointing form as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Anderlecht at home in the Champions League football ... Read more...

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Netherlands cruise to World Cup qualifier win against Hungary


September 12th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, Sep 12 (IANS) The Netherlands made it two wins from two in FIFA World Cup qualifying round Group D with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Hungary in the Ferenc ... Read more...

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Easy win for Spain against Saudi Arabia


September 8th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Reigning World and European Champions Spain enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in a friendly.The Spanish totally outplayed a Saudi side Friday that ... Read more...

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Qualifying first is not important: Messi


September 8th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (IANS) Argentina striker Lionel Messi says finishing first in the World Cup qualifying phase is not the team's priority.Argentina went to the top of the ... Read more...

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Juventus crush Udinese, Roma beat Inter


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 3 (IANS) Juventus and Roma scored spectacular away wins respectively beating Udinese and Inter in their Serie A football matches.The Old Lady's 4-1 win at Udinese were aided ... Read more...

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Real Madrid defeat 10-man Barca to win Spanish Supercup


August 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Real Madrid defeated FC Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish Supercup on away goals.First half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo Wednesday put Real Madrid ... Read more...

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Ceni upstages Pele as Brazil’s greatest


August 29th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Brazil international goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni has been voted Brazil's greatest player in the Copa Libertadores, ahead of Pele and Zico.Ceni was selected by ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Ashfaq stars in Maldives win over Syria (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Maldives striker Ali Ashfaq inspired his team to a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup football tournament here Monday.Ashfaq scored one goal and ... Read more...

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Schalke and Hannover tie match 2-2


August 27th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 27 (IANS) Schalke 04 and Hannover drew 2-2 in a game where both sides recovered from deficits to close the opening round of Bundesliga.Hannover shocked the visitors with ... Read more...

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Neymar double continues Santos revival


August 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 26 (IANS) Brazil international striker Neymar scored twice as Santos rallied from behind to beat Palmeiras 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A football championship.The 20-year-old slotted a ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Syria hold Cameroon to a 2-2 draw


August 24th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Santosh Rao New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cameroon, "The Indomitable Lions", started their Nehru Cup football tournament campaign with an unconvincing 2-2 draw with Syria at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here ... Read more...

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Honda goal gives CSKA win over AIK


August 24th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A simple finish from Keisuke Honda was enough to give CSKA Moscow a valuable away 1-0 lead as the Russian team beat Sweden's AIK here ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Maldives impress against Nepal


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maldives continued their dominance over Nepal and gave a good account of themselves with a 2-1 win over their South Asian rivals in the ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: India scrape through 2-1 against Syria


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A header from skipper Sunil Chhetri and a sublime strike by Anthony Pereira gave India a 2-1 win over Syria in the Nehru Cup opener ... Read more...

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Dynamo slump continues with defeat against Terek


August 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dynamo Moscow's disastrous start to the Russian football season continued with a fifth defeat in five league games as a brace from Maciej Rybus ... Read more...

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Arshavin jeers distracted Russia: Capello


August 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fans jeering Andrei Arshavin distracted the Russian team and surprised new coach Fabio Capello, the ex-England boss said.Capello's first game in charge of ... Read more...

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Olympics football: Peralta drives Mexico to beat Brazil for gold


August 11th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A brace from Mexican Oribe Peralta ensured Brazil's wait for Olympic football gold continued as Mexico won their first gold of the Games at Wembley ... Read more...

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Dutch star Seedorf scores first goal for Botafogo


August 5th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5 (IANS) Former Dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf scored his first goal since joining Botafogo as the Rio club rallied to beat Atletico Goias 2-1.Goalkeeper Marcio ... Read more...

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Brazilian star Juninho ’scared’ of retirement


August 4th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 (IANS) Former Lyon and Brazilian international midfielder Juninho admitted that he fears having to call an end to his professional career.The 37-year-old has been one ... Read more...

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Olympic Football: Spain knocked out after loss to Honduras


July 30th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Spain crashed out of the London Olympics after they suffered a shock 0-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras.The Spanish outfit have lost two games from ... Read more...

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Barcelona in bid to secure Neymar after Olympics


July 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 30 (IANS) Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the football club is hoping to secure the transfer of Brazil star Neymar after the London ... Read more...

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Palmeiras defeats Coritiba to win Copa do Brasil


July 12th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 12 (IANS) Luiz Felipe Scolari's Palmeiras won the Copa do Brasil with a 3-1 aggregate victory in the final over Coritiba.Having lost last week's first leg ... Read more...

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Germany flatten Greece 4-2 to make Euro semis


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland) , June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany set up a Euro 2012 semifinal with England or Italy after a 4-2 flattening of 2004 champions Greece Friday.German captain ... Read more...

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Corinthians into Copa Libertadores final


June 21st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Corinthians earned a 1-1 draw to eliminate defending champion Santos from the Copa Libertadores and advance to the final of South America's most prized ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho’s Atletico falters, Vasco stays top


June 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 18 (IANS) A Luis Fabiano strike was enough for Sao Paulo to end the unbeaten run of Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro in Brazil's Serie A championship while ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Mandzukic strike help Croatia draw 1-1 with Italy (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
Poznan, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Mario Mandzukic equaliser 18 minutes from time gave Croatia a 1-1 draw against Italy in their Euro 2012 group stage game here Thursday.With ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Mandzukic strike help Croatia draw 1-1 with Italy


June 15th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Poznan, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Mario Mandzukic equaliser 18 minutes from time gave Croatia a 1-1 draw against Italy in their Euro 2012 group stage game here Thursday.With four ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Polish blast blows Group A wide open


June 13th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A fiercely-struck equaliser from Jakub Blaszczykowski gave Poland their reward for a battling display in a 1-1 draw with Russia that showcased flowing, end-to-end football.Defeat ... Read more...

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France, England draw their Euro 2012 opener


June 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Goals from two Manchester City players saw England and France share the points in a 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 Group D opener ... Read more...

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Fabregas grabs 1-1 draw for Spain against Italy


June 11th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals in three minutes saw Spain and Italy share the points in their Euro 2012 opener here Sunday.Antonio Di Natale broke the ... Read more...

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Germany’s Gomez breaks deadlock for win over Portugal (Lead)


June 10th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Mario Gomez header helped Germany to register a 1-0 win over Portugal in their Euro 2012 Group B opener here Saturday.The win ... Read more...

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Spain defeat China 1-0 in Euro 2012 warm-up


June 4th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 4 (IANS) Spain finished their preparation for the European football Championships with a narrow 1-0 win at home over a hard-working Chinese national side.The Chinese, coached by ... 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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Bulgaria stun the Netherlands with win in Amsterdam friendly


May 27th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 27 (IANS) The Dutch football team were left disappointed after a 1-2 loss to Bulgaria here in the first of three friendlies before the start of Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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