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Late Inter strike denies Rubin San Siro win


September 21st, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An injury-time leveller from Yuto Nagatomo denied Rubin Kazan a famous San Siro win against Inter Milan in their Europa League opener.Nagatomo volleyed home Diego ... Read more...

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Netherlands open World Cup campaign with win


September 8th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 8 (IANS) World Cup runners-up the Netherlands opened their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Turkey here.After the early disappointing Euro 2012 exit, Louis ... Read more...

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Mallorca end top of Primera Liga


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) Real Mallorca moved to the top of the Primera Liga football on goal difference Saturday night, thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad.Victor ... 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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Nehru Cup: Maldives beat Syria in dramatic fashion


August 28th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Amid treacherous underfoot conditions, Maldives grabbed a dramatic 2-1 win over Syria, knocking them out of the Nehru Cup football tournament here Monday.Syria's bad luck ... Read more...

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Coach happy with India’s start in Nehru Cup


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief football coach Wim Koevermans was happy with India's 2-1 win over Syria in the rain-marred Nehru Cup opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here ... Read more...

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Thailand defend ASEAN U-13 Cup football title (With Image)


July 15th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 15 (IANS) Thailand defended their title as they came from behind to beat Malaysia Yellow 2-1 in the final of the 4th edition of the Yamaha ASEAN ... Read more...

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Corinthians draw with Boca in Libertadores final


June 28th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Substitute Romarinho scored a precious late equalizer as Corinthians earned a 1-1 away draw against Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final first leg ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho scores first goal for Atletico Mineiro


June 24th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 24 (IANS) Ronaldinho scored his first goal for Atletico Mineiro and set up another as the team defeated Nautico 5-1 in the Brazilian Serie A championship.In ... Read more...

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Alonso sends Spain past France, into Euro 2012 semis


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning champions Spain a 2-0 Euro 2012 quarterfinal victory over France Saturday, setting up a semifinal against Portugal.Alonso celebrated ... Read more...

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We had the margins on our side: Sweden coach


June 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The slightest margins that decide football matches went in Sweden's favour for the first time at Euro 2012 in their 2-0 consolation victory over ... Read more...

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We dared to play great football, says Ibrahimovic


June 20th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the team's 2-0 Euro 2012 consolation victory against France was for the fans, saying his team "dared to ... Read more...

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France must stay optimisic for Spain test: Blanc


June 20th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France must cast away their disappointment with Tuesday's 0-2 Euro 2012 defeat to Sweden and stay "optimistic" for their quarterfinal against Spain, coach Laurent ... Read more...

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Wanted to win for our fans, says Ibrahimovic


June 20th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said the team's 2-0 Euro 2012 consolation victory against France was for the fans, saying his team "dared to ... Read more...

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Sweden shocks France but still bows out at Euro 2012 (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 20 (IANS) The already out Sweden ended their Euro 2012 campaign on a high note by upsetting France 2-0 in the final round of Group D clash Tuesday.Zlatan ... Read more...

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Croatia dark horses of Euro 2012


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Zagreb, June 3 (IANS) Croatian coach Slavan Bilic is a man with his own management style and the 43-year-old former defender will hope to end six years as his ... 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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Manchester City wins league title in thrilling fashion


May 14th, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Manchester, May 14 (IANS) Manchester City won their first English football league title in 44 years, scoring two goals in injury-time to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-2 at the ... Read more...

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Three month ban for Granada’s Dani Benitez


May 10th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 10 (IANS) Granada winger Dani Benitez has been handed a three-month ban by the Spanish FA for his part in the scenes which marred the end of his ... Read more...

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Neymar-inspired Santos draw first blood in final


May 7th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 7 (IANS) Two goals from Neymar and one from Paulo Henrique Ganso gave Santos a 3-0 victory over Guarani in the first leg of Brazil's Campeonato ... Read more...

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Abreu double lifts Botafogo to Carioca Cup final


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (IANS) Two first-half goals by Uruguay international striker Loco Abreu helped Brazilian club Botafogo reach the Carioca Cup final with a 3-1 win over Vasco ... Read more...

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Pailan Arrows beat Chirag Kerala for first win in I-League


April 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) Pailan Arrows defeated Chirag United Kerala 3-0 to register their first win in I-League football at the Nehru Stadium here Wednesday.Pailan Arrows, All India Football Federation ... Read more...

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Ajax close in on Dutch title


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 23 (IANS) Ajax moved one step closer to their 31st Dutch League title by beating FC Groningen 2-0 in Amsterdam.The home team played a difficult match and ... Read more...

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Flamengo players in tears after exit from Copa Libertadores


April 17th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Former Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho said that Flamengo's players were in tears following their elimination from the Copa Libertadores.Despite winning their final group match against ... Read more...

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Ajax move closer to Dutch title


April 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 16 (IANS) Defending champions Ajax football club beat De Graafschap 3-1 to open a six-point lead over the other title contenders at the top of the Dutch ... 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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Barcelona move closer to Real Madrid with 4-1 win


April 8th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 8 (IANS) FC Barcelona moved to within three points of the Spanish Primera Liga leaders Real Madrid thanks to a 4-1 away win in Zaragoza.Although Barcelona were below ... Read more...

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I-League: Sporting beat Air India 2-0


April 6th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Pune, April 6 (IANS) Sporting Clube de Goa scraped past Air India 2-0 as Anthony D'Souza scored a brace for his team in the I-League at the Balewadi Sports Complex ... Read more...

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Santos maintain top spot, Flamengo stumble


April 5th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 5 (IANS) Reigning Copa Libertadores champions Santos maintained the top spot in their group after a 1-1 draw with Brazilian rival Internacional at Porto Alegre's Beira-Rio ... Read more...

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Bastos double lifts Vasco to top of group


April 4th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS) Fellipe Bastos scored two goals to take Vasco de Gama to the top of their group as they defeated Alianza Lima 2-1 in Copa ... Read more...

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Real Madrid book place in last eight of Champions League


March 15th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 15 (IANS) Real Madrid had little difficulty in qualifying for the last eight of the Champions League as they defeated CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.The ... Read more...

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Champions League: Marseille, Bayern in quarters


March 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Milan/Munich, March 14 (IANS) Marseille knocked Inter Milan out of the Champions League football to reach the quarterfinals, thanks to an away goal scored in the stoppage time at ... Read more...

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Germany beat Japan to win Algarve Cup


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Faro (Portugal), March 8 (IANS) Okoyino da Mbabi scored a hat-trick as Germany beat Japan 4-3 in the women's soccer Algarve Cup final.The German side opened scoring in the 20th ... Read more...

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Injury scare for Huntelaar after clash at Wembley


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, March 2 (IANS) Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar did not suffer a severe injury, a MRI scan indicated, after clashing heads with England's Chris Smalling in the Netherlands' 3-2 ... Read more...

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Barcelona win easy in La Liga, Real maintain 10-point lead


February 20th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 20 (IANS) Real Madrid maintained their 10-point lead over FC Barcelona after the 23rd round Spanish La Liga football Sunday when Catalan giants defeated Valencia.Real Madrid cruised ... Read more...

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