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Late show gives Real Madrid home win over City


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Real Madrid scored two goals in the last four minutes to come back from 1-2 down and seal a dramatic 3-2 win at home over Manchester ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China win women’s doubles gold


August 5th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China won the badminton women's doubles gold here at the Olympics Saturday, despite the country's top seeds being thrown out for match-fixing, underlining their domination ... Read more...

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Flamengo sacks coach Santana


July 24th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 24 (IANS) Brazil's football powerhouse Flamengo have sacked coach Joel Santana following the team's poor results.Flamengo's football director Zinho confirmed Monday that the 63-year-old had been ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Memory of 1992 motivates Denmark


June 1st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 1 (IANS) With Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal as group opponents, Denmark's chances of progressing to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 Football Championships look remote.Under the nickname ... Read more...

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Stoppage-time header from gives Fluminense victory


April 19th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) A stoppage-time header from Rafael Moura earned Fluminense a dramatic 2-1 Copa Libertadores victory over Argentina's Arsenal in Buenos Aires.Carlinhos scored the opener ... Read more...

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Flamengo eliminated from Copa Libertadores


April 13th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 13 (IANS) Emelec's dramatic victory over Olimpia in Paraguay's capital Asuncion eliminated Brazilian giants Flamengo from the Copa Libertadores.Defender Jose Quinonez scored the injury-time winner ... Read more...

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Santos take lead in Group A of Libertadores Cup


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Santos took the lead in Group A with a 2-0 victory over Peru's Juan Aurich in the fourth round of the group phase in ... Read more...

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Internacional rout Juventude 7-0


March 18th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Three days after scoring a hat-trick in the Libertadores Cup, Internacional's Leandro Damiao scored twice in his team's 7-0 victory against Juventude in the ... Read more...

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Santos record convincing away win in Libertadores Cup


March 16th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 16 (IANS) Brazilian club Santos came from a goal down to win 3-1 away to Paraguay's Juan Aurich. Santos are looking to win their consecutive Libertadores ... Read more...

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Fluminense undefeated in Libertadores Cup


March 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 15 (IANS) Playing host to Venezuela's Zamora in the third round of Group D of the 2012 Libertadores Cup, Fluminense won 1-0 to keep a 3-0 ... Read more...

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Libertadores Cup: Neymar stars in Santos win over Internacional


March 8th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 8 (IANS) Santos beat visiting compatriots Internacional 3-1 with an incredible display of speed and skill from star player Neymar In the second round of play ... Read more...

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Flamengo’s fans frustrated with Libertadores loss


January 26th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 26 (IANS) Brazilian club Flamengo's fans were left disappointed after a 1-2 loss to Bolivia's Real Potosi in the first leg match in the qualifying round ... Read more...

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Coach Rutten to leave PSV at end of season


December 31st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Dec 31 (IANS) Fred Rutten is set to leave PSV Eindhoven at the end of this season, the 49-year-old coach told Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant.Rutten is in his ... Read more...

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Three Kiwi officials line up for 2011 World Cup


February 7th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.7 (ANI): Three New Zealand officials will be on duty for the cricket World Cup which starts in the subcontinent on February 19.International Cricket Council (ICC) elite panel umpires Tony Hill ... Read more...

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Paine might replace Hussey in Australia’s World Cup top-six: Bracken


January 20th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Nathan Bracken has said Australia might have no choice but to play back-up wicket-keeper Tim Paine in the top-six due to a lack of balance in the World ... Read more...

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Spain make history as hosts exceed expectations(Cup Review)


July 12th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) On the one hand, the story of the 2010 World Cup is easily told: Spain were crowned world champions for the first time, German youngster Thomas Mueller topped ... Read more...

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Maradona expects Germany to pose tougher task than Mexico


June 28th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 28 (DPA) Argentina coach Diego Maradona says he expected Germany to be tougher opponents than Mexico when the two teams clash in a World Cup quarter-final in Cape Town on ... Read more...

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Prandelli to take over from Lippi earlier than expected


June 26th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 25 (DPA) The Italian football federation has scheduled for Thursday the official appointment of Cesare Prandelli as coach of the national team, ANSA news agency reported Friday. Prandelli, 52, signed a ... Read more...

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We need luck to be World Cup champions, says Messi


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 3 (IANS) Lionel Messi says Argentine manager Diego Maradona has given him the right to play freely in his own style in the football World Cup in South Africa. ... Read more...

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Shocked Paraguay will look to recover


May 31st, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Asuncion (Paraguay), May 31 (DPA) Paraguay have been regular participants on world football's biggest stage over the last two decades, firmly establishing themselves among the pantheon of South American powerhouses. However, at ... Read more...

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German football federation admits poor World Cup ticket sales


January 19th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, Jan 19 (DPA) The German football federation (DFB) admitted Tuesday that ticket sales for this summer's World Cup in South Africa are much lower than previously forecast. DFB general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach ... Read more...

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Bickering and fit of nerves sour Italian football


December 9th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 9 (DPA) The insults that a group of Juventus fans late Tuesday levelled at their club's team and management topped a series of confrontations and tantrums that lately have ... Read more...

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World Cup despair for South Africa, joy for Italy


December 5th, 2009 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 5 (DPA) Hosts South Africa will face a tough battle to emerge from the group phase of the 2010 World Cup after being pitted in one of the toughest ... Read more...

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United fight back while Madrid crush Marseille


October 1st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 1 (DPA) Manchester United came from a goal down at home to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 in the Champions League while Real Madrid continued their strong start to the ... Read more...

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Good wins for Wolfsburg, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich


September 16th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By D.B. Peters Hamburg, Sep 16 (DPA) There were good victories in the first matches in the group phase of the Champions League for VfL Wolfsburg, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.Bundesliga champions ... Read more...

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Sevilla sign Sergio Sanchez from Espanyol


July 23rd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 23 (DPA) Spanish giants Sevilla announced Thursday the signing of Sergio Sanchez from Espanyol, for a fee believed to be in the region of 4 million euros (5.68 million dollars). Sanchez, ... Read more...

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Five-goal Fabiano: The man who keeps his promises


June 29th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Peter Auf der Heyde Johannesburg, June 29 (DPA) When the US were sensationally leading Sunday's Confederations Cup final in Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium against Brazil 2-0 at half-time, it was ... Read more...

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I will play as long as I enjoy it, says Bhaichung


August 5th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Hyderabad, Aug 5 (IANS) At 32, international footballers are generally at the fag end of their career. But India captain Bhaichung Bhutia continues to amaze football buffs with his zeal ... Read more...

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Tough for India to win AFC Challenge Cup: Shyam Thapa


July 30th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Former India international Shyam Thapa is pained to see the falling standards of Indian football and does not think it has much of a chance at ... Read more...

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Points table of Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament


July 14th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad,July 14 (IANS) The following is the points table of Junior Asia Cup Hockey tournament after the group phase which concluded Monday. India moved into the semi finals after topping pool 'A' ... Read more...

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India beat Malaysia 3-1 in Junior Asia Cup hockey (Lead)


July 12th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Drag-flicker Diwakar Ram scored a brace as an inspired India raised its game to beat Malaysia 3-1 in a Group A match to reach the semi-finals ... Read more...

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Changing his mind, Austria national coach quits


June 24th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Vienna, June 24 (DPA) Josef Hickersberger has announced that he is to step down as Austria's national team coach, five days after saying he wanted to continue in the post. "I am ... Read more...

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Fabregas chooses right moment for his first penalty


June 23rd, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 23 (DPA) The one thing the Spanish national football team does not lack is experienced players, yet when needing a man to take a decisive penalty against Italy Sunday in ... Read more...

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Croatia beat Poland in Euro 2008 match


June 17th, 2008 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
DPA Klagenfurt (Austria), June 17 (DPA) A second-half goal from Ivan Klasnic gave Croatia a fully-deserved 1-0 win over Poland in their final Group B game in Klagenfurt Monday to ensure Slaven Bilic's ... Read more...

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Turkey beat Czech Republic to enter quarterfinals (Lead)


June 16th, 2008 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
DPA Geneva, June 16 (DPA) Two goals in the last three minutes from Nihat Kahveci helped Turkey come from two goals down to beat the Czech Republic 3-2 in a remarkable final Group ... Read more...

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