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Defending champs prepare for Europa League action


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Reigning Europa League champions Atletico Madrid begin the defence of their crown when they travel to Israel to face Hapoel Tel Aviv Thursday night.Atletico have enjoyed ... Read more...

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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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MCC-Murugappa Hockey: Army XI draw with ONGC


September 11th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, S Sep 10 (IANS) Holders Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)dropped precious points as they drew 1-1 with Army XI in a pool A match of the 87th MCC ... Read more...

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Man City beat Arsenal at pre-season friendly


July 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) English Premier League champions Manchester City downed Arsenal 2-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Bird's Nest here Friday.The two English giants played an entertaining ... Read more...

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Rubin Kazan sign Spaniard Orbaiz


July 25th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Athletic Bilbao and Spain midfielder Pablo Orbaiz has joined Russian Premier league football side Rubin Kazan as a free agent, the club said Wednesday.Orbaiz, ... Read more...

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Lippi confirms Conca stay


July 15th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), July 15 (IANS) Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi has confirmed that Argentinean midfielder Dario Conca would stay with the team."Conca will stay in my team," Lippi said Saturday ... Read more...

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Minute’s silence at Russian Super Cup


July 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The season-opening Russian Super Cup match between league champions Zenit St. Petersburg and cup winners Rubin Kazan is to begin with a minute's silence for ... Read more...

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Yaya Toure to stay in Man City


July 11th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) Cote d'Ivoire's defensive midfielder Yaya Toure has indicated he will stay in Manchester City as he intends to win "everything" with the new Premier League champions."On ... Read more...

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Gazprom unveiled as Champions League sponsor


July 10th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's state-run gas giant Gazprom has become an official partner of the Champions League football tournament through 2015, UEFA has announced.The company, the largest ... Read more...

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Gazprom unveiled as UEFA Champions League sponsor


July 9th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UEFA Monday announced that Russia's state-run gas giant Gazprom has become an official partner of the Champions League football tournament through 2015.The company, the ... Read more...

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Russia relaxes foreign player quota


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football Premier League clubs will be able to field seven foreign players at any one time from next season onward, a slight relaxation from ... Read more...

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Man City to bid for Brazil’s Dede


June 24th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 24 (IANS) Manchester City is reportedly preparing a 20 million euro offer for highly rated Brazilian centreback Dede.Representatives of the reigning English Premier League champions will ... Read more...

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Shebby Singh appointed Blackburn’s football director


June 19th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Former Malaysian defender and football pundit Shebby Singh has been appointed director of football by English club Blackburn Rovers.Blackburn's Indian owners Venky's decided to appoint Singh ... Read more...

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Spanish Supercup to be held in China


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed that five of the next seven finals of the Spanish Supercup will be played in China.The RFEF confirmed Friday ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan to buy stake in I-League champions Dempo


June 1st, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) After tasting success in cricket, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has now switched his attention to soccer and is in talks with I-League champions ... Read more...

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Frenzied Kolkata fans fete Knight Riders, Shah Rukh (Roundup)


May 29th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) An estimated 150,000 lakh fans lustily cheered on the roads and at the historic Eden Gardens as the city virtually came to a standstill to ... Read more...

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Fans welcome KKR players to Kolkata


May 29th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Over a thousand frenzied cricket fans, many of thembeating drums and chanting "KKR, KKR", welcomed Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders' players as they ... Read more...

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Lille playmaker Hazard hints at Chelsea move


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) French club Lille's Belgian star Eden Hazard has hinted at a move to newly-crowned European champions Chelsea admitting that their Champions League victory has made a ... Read more...

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Dempo crowned I-League champions


May 5th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Dempo, who had already assured themselves of the I-League football title with a round to go, clinched their fifth champions crown Saturday in style with a ... Read more...

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Depleted Salgaocar face Mohun Bagan challenge


April 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 13 (IANS) Salgaocar Sports Club will find themselves severely depleted as they prepare to take on the might of Mohun Bagan in the 25th round I-League clash at ... Read more...

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Barca beat Gijon 3-1 without Messi


March 4th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona, playing without their talisman Lionel Messi who was suspended for the game, beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 at the Camp Nou.The win takes Barca to ... Read more...

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Zambian striker Kangwa’s move to South Africa collapses


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Zambian striker Evans Kangwa's move to South Africa Premier Football League champions Orlando Piragtes has collapsed.Kangwa's local club Nkana has confirmed that the South African team, ... Read more...

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Real cruise as Barca lose in Spanish football


November 27th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) Real Madrid kept their lead at the top of the La Liga table with a 4-1 demolition of derby rivals Atletico Madrid here Saturday night. Barcelona ... Read more...

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Manchester United sign up 5 years old Charlie Jackson


November 17th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Premiere League champions Manchester United used the “catch them young” tactics to bring 5-year-old Charlie Jackson into their fold. The youngster was spotted by Manchester’s scouts when ... Read more...

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Chhetri, Jeje on trial with Glasgow Rangers


November 11th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Glasgow, Nov 11 (IANS) Scottish Premier League Champions Glasgow Rangers will take highly-rated Indian strikers Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua on trial from the I-League, the club said on its ... Read more...

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Record breaker Xavi gives Barcelona 1-0 win in Malaga


October 26th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez celebrated his 392nd La Liga appearance for the football club with the only goal of the game as his side defeated Granada ... Read more...

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East Bengal beat Salgaocar via sudden death to win Super Cup


October 18th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) East Bengal started the season on a bright note, winning the one-off Super Cup by beating I-League champions Salgaocar 9-8 via the sudden death penalty ... Read more...

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Salgaocar lift Federation Cup (Lead)


September 29th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Goa's Salgaocar Sports Club broke a 14-year jinx to lift the Federation Cup with a 3-1 victory over city soccer giants East Bengal in the final ... Read more...

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Salgaocar in Federation Cup final


September 26th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Goa's Salgaocar pipped Shillong Lajong 1-0 to reach the final of the 33rd Federation Cup football championship here Sunday.The all-important goal in the semifinal outing was ... Read more...

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Salgaocar ride past HAL 4-0, Pailan beat Mumbai FC 2-1


September 21st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Goa's Salgaocar breezed past Hindustan Aeronautics Limited 4-0 to register their maiden win in the 33rd Federation Cup football championship Tuesday. Pailan Arrows, the youngest team in ... Read more...

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I-League clubs refuse to release players for Caribbean, UK trip


August 9th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 9 (IANS) In a dramatic u-turn, I-League clubs Tuesday refused to release their players for the national team's Caribbean and England tour a day after the ... Read more...

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Indian athletes should do blood tests every month: Johnson


July 30th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, a double Olympic bronze medallist, says it is best for Indian athletes to get their blood tested every month by a ... Read more...

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Salgaocar are I-League champions


May 30th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 30 (IANS) Goan club Salgocar lifted their second national football league title after they defeated JCT 2-0 in their 26th round match of the I-League here Monday.Midfielder Francis ... Read more...

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Chelsea squad was not good enough this season: Ancelotti


April 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20(ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that his team was too weak this season.The defending Premier League and Champions League champions are confronting the prospect of finishing this ... Read more...

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Lampard backs Torres, Luiz to ‘make a difference’ to Chelsea


February 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18(ANI): Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said that new signings Fernando Torres and David Luiz have "boosted" the squad."He's made a huge difference. No, he hasn't scored in two ... Read more...

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