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Portugal fourth in FIFA rankings


September 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal rose to fourth in the new FIFA rankings published Wednesday, dropping Uruguay down a place.Portugal won their only match in August beating Panama 2-0 ... Read more...

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US Open: Vesnina upsets Peng


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Elena Vesnina of Russia stunned 32nd seed Peng Shuai to reach the second round of the US Open tennis with a straight-sets win here.Vesnina, ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Greece cuts government jets


August 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Greek government has officially announced it was getting rid of a set of three jets as part of the debt-laden country's cost-cutting efforts.A government ... Read more...

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Give Greece extra time: Austria


August 27th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The payback period for Greece should be extended for two or three years if the country sticks to the savings targets and reform plans, Austrian ... Read more...

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Bankrupt Greece proposes selling off coastline


August 25th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Greece, which is facing a severe economic crisis and could be even booted out of the eurozone, is reportedly considering selling off some of its historic ... Read more...

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Passenger attacks pilot over delayed flight


August 15th, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 15 (IANS/AKI) An Italian passenger at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport reportedly punched the pilot of his plane to Greece after the flight was delayed for more than ... Read more...

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England rises to 3rd spot in FIFA rankings


August 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England climbed to the third position in the new FIFA rankings published Wednesday, the team's highest ever placing.World and European champions Spain held on to ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Britain wins gold in lightweight women’s double sculls


August 4th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Britain lifted the lightweight women's double sculls gold in Olympic rowing regatta at Eton Dorney Lake Saturday.Britain's Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking, who were silver medallists ... Read more...

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Olympic archery: Bombayala bows out of individual event


July 30th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Indian archer Laishram Bombayala Devi lost her round-of-32 match against Mexico's Aida Roman 2-6 to bow out of the London Olympics here Monday.Though Bombayala edged out ... Read more...

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Madonna ‘purposefully’ chose Swastika scandal


July 27th, 2012 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Pop superstar Madonna has addressed the controversy surrounding the use of a swastika in her world tour, insisting the image was chosen "purposefully"."All images in ... Read more...

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It’s love in Greece for Gaga!


July 24th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has reportedly found a new love interest in Greece.The 26-year-old singer, who is busy getting her 10 million pounds-worth palace in Crete, has ... Read more...

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Gaga to build floating palace in Greece


July 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 18 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga is building her dream "floating palace" in Greece.The grand palace will reportedly cost the singer 10 million pounds and is being built ... Read more...

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Money was not motivator, says Ignashevich


July 14th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and CSKA Moscow defender Sergei Ignashevich insisted Saturday that money was not a motivating factor at Euro 2012, after reports that the team ... Read more...

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Filmmaker in search of Divya Bharti’s look-alike


July 14th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Director Vikram Sandhu denies that his movie "Dream" is a biopic on Divya Bharti, but admits he is scouting for a look-alike of the late actress ... Read more...

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Cyprus takes over EU presidency


July 1st, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cyprus is assuming the European Union's rotating presidency for the first time Sunday, amid concerns about the country's ability to cope with its own economic ... Read more...

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Ignashevich nervous about club return after Euro failure


June 25th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and CSKA Moscow defender Sergei Ignashevich is nervous about returning to his club after Russia's shock elimination from Euro 2012 in the group stage, ... Read more...

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Schweinsteiger may miss Euro semifinal


June 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 24 (IANS) German midfielder Batsian Schweinsteiger said Sunday that he could miss Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal due to a recurring ankle injury.Germany, who thrashed Greece 4-2 in ... Read more...

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Russia should respect fans more, says captain Arshavin


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia captain Andrei Arshavin believes his team needs to learn to be more gracious to its fans and can learn from Poland and Ireland.After ... Read more...

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I will take a penalty if needed: Hart


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 22 (IANS) England goalkeeper Joe Hart has put his hand up for taking spot kicks for his country if needed and has backed himself to do a ... Read more...

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Europe must be sensitive to Greek people: French minister


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, June 22 (IANS) Europe must be more "sensitive" to the Greek people and take steps to help revive the country's economy, according to French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.Speaking ... Read more...

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Obama calls Greek election positive sign


June 19th, 2012 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday called the election in Greece a positive sign and hoped the country would re-emerge from its debt crisis ... Read more...

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Organised Portugal makes me proud: Coach


June 18th, 2012 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Kharkiv (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal's organised style of play made coach Paulo Bento especially proud after his team reached the Euro 2012 quarterfinals."I am proud of what we ... Read more...

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Netherlands coach suggests he may lose job


June 18th, 2012 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Kharkiv (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Netherlands early exit from Euro 2012 after losing all three group stage games could cost coach Bert van Marwijk his job, he suggested ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Germany beat Danes to set up Greece quarterfinal


June 18th, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany set up a Euro 2012 quarterfinal with Greece Sunday with a 2-1 win over Denmark, who were eliminated with the defeat.Germany win Group ... Read more...

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Greece victimized by referees at Euro 2012: Karagounis


June 17th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's qualification for the Euro 2012 quarterfinals is a triumph because the team has constantly been victimized by referees, captain Giorgos Karagounis has said.The Greeks ... Read more...

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Greece too hard to break down: Russia coach


June 17th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece were simply too hard for to break down in the crunch Euro 2012 match Saturday that saw Russia knocked out, Russia coach Dick Advocaat ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Greek grit secures win, knocks out Russia


June 17th, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stubborn performance from Greece and a Russian defensive fumble gave Greece an unlikely win and saw Russia eliminated in the group stage Saturday.Combined with ... Read more...

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Czechs beat Poland 1-0 to make quarters


June 17th, 2012 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Wroclaw (Poland), June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech Republic advanced to the knockout stage of Euro 2012 and eliminated Poland as Petr Jiracek's second-half strike secured a deserved 1-0 win ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia’s Berezutsky hails Dzagoev’s injury recovery


June 16th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian defender Alexei Berezutsky has praised his teammate Alan Dzagoev's strong recovery from injury to become one of the in-form players of Euro 2012.The midfielder ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia’s Kokorin out with injury


June 15th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia forward Alexander Kokorin will miss his country's Euro 2012 match with Greece after picking up a hip injury, Russia spokesman Alexei Kazakov said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia-Greece game will be tough, says Pavlyuchenko


June 15th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko thinks that Saturday's game against Greece will Russia's toughest test in the group stage.A win for the Russians Saturday would guarantee ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russian coach wary of ‘rough’ Greeks


June 15th, 2012 - 7:01 am ICT by IANS
Sulejowek (Poland), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian coach Dick Advocaat expects Greece to play rough in their Euro 2012 crunch game Saturday.Russia are sure of a place in the quarterfinals ... Read more...

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Russia coach Advocaat not to make changes for Poland


June 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's coach Dick Advocaat is not planning to make significant changes in the starting eleven for Tuesday's Group A clash with co-hosts Poland.Two goals from ... Read more...

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Crushing Czechs was easy: Pavlyuchenko


June 9th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Wroclaw, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's 4-1 thrashing of the Czech Republic at Euro 2012 came easily, striker Roman Pavlyuchenko said Saturday.Pavlyuchenko made an immediate impact after replacing the misfiring ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 Group A standings after Friday’s matches


June 9th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Wroclaw (Poland), June 9 (IANS) Following are the Group A standings of Euro 2012 after Friday's matches, according to Xinhua.... Read more...

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