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Champions League: Messi’s brace sinks brave Spartak


September 20th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lionel Messi scored twice in nine minutes to turn a potential defeat into 3-2 victory for Barcelona in their Champions League football opener against Spartak ... Read more...

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Barca start on long road to Wembley


September 18th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The long road to Wembley starts Wednesday night as FC Barcelona kick-off their Champions League campaign at home against Spartak Moscow.Wembley has a special place among ... Read more...

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Messi and Higuain are little girls, mocks Peru defender


September 14th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Peru defender Carlos Zambrano has labelled Argentina stars Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain "little girls" following the teams' 1-1 draw in Tuesday's World Cup ... Read more...

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Argentina remain on top despite 1-1 draw


September 12th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) Peru's Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro missed a first-half penalty as Argentina held on for a barely deserved 1-1 draw in their football ... Read more...

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Argentines throng meditation session with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


September 10th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 10 (IANS) The land of tango and Latin America's largest country, Argentina, Sunday rocked to the rhythmic beats of Indian spiritual guru and Art of Living (AoL) ... 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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Argentina face Paraguay in World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (IANS) Argentina will be looking to strengthen their qualification chances for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when they face Paraguay in South American qualifying ... Read more...

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Iniesta wins UEFA’s award for best player


August 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has been voted as UEFA's best player, beating teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.The 28-year-old attacking midfielder, who inspired Spain ... 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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Marc Anthony collects more than $100,000 for orphanage


August 28th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Singer Marc Anthony collected more than $100,000 in Chicago for a Dominican Republic orphanage, the first Latin American organization to benefit from his Maestro Cares ... Read more...

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Neymar can surpass Messi, Maradona: Pele


August 19th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Football legend Pele says Brazil sensation Neymar has the ability to be better than Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.Speaking at an event in Sao ... Read more...

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Zenit coach confirms interest in Nani


August 18th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football champions Zenit St. Petersburg are interested in buying Manchester United midfielder Nani, Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said."The news about Nani is true," Spalletti ... Read more...

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Football friendlies: Argentina beat Germany, Brazil thrash Sweden


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Argentina beat 10-man hosts Germany 3-1 in an international soccer friendly at Frankfurt Arena Wednesday while Alexandre Pato scored a brace to help Brazil breeze ... Read more...

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Ruud Gullit for pact barring big clubs luring away native talent


July 29th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) With big football clubs luring away exciting talents to offshore destinations hurting the prospect of countries like the Netherlands, legendary Dutch footballer Ruud Gullit Sunday advocated ... Read more...

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Maradona calls Pele ‘idiot’ for comments on Messi


June 10th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (IANS) Diego Maradona reopened his feud with Pele by calling the Brazilian legend an "idiot" on Argentine radio.It came just days after Pele's assertion that ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Ronaldo key for Portugal


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 2 (IANS) Portugal had difficulties qualifying for Euro 2012, but will nevertheless start the forthcoming tournament in Ukraine and Poland with high expectations, thanks to Real Madrid's ... Read more...

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South Afroca have to galvanise themselves as a team: Ntini


May 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 11 (IANS) Former South African Test fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has said the Proteas will need to galvanise their team culture before they are able to dominate Test ... Read more...

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Messi makes history with 50 goals in Spanish league


May 6th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 6 (IANS) Argentine star Lionel Messi made history as he scored four goals in his side's 4-0 win over local rivals Espanyol in the Spanish Primer Liga to ... Read more...

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Mourinho’s Real Madrid win Spanish League title


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Real Madrid won the Spanish soccer league title for the 32nd time, their first time in four years. It was also coach Jose Mourinho's first ... Read more...

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Manchester City third-highest payers in world sport


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) After Barcelona and Real Madrid, English giants Manchester City have emerged as the third highest payers in the world of sports even ahead of their famed ... Read more...

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Real Madrid on brink of La Liga title


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS) Real Madrid will have to wait till Wednesday night to be crowned champions of Spanish La Liga after both Madrid and FC Barcelona won their respective ... Read more...

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Guardiola quits Barca, deputy Tito to take over (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona's most successful manager Pep Guardiola Friday confirmed he is quitting at the end of the season and the club appointed his ... Read more...

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Valiant Chelsea knock Barca out, reach Champions League final


April 25th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 25 (IANS) Chelsea staged a remarkable comeback with 10 men to knock out defending champions Barcelona and qualify for the final of Champions League football with a ... Read more...

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Barcelona take on Real Madrid in crucial ‘El Classico’


April 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona will take on Real Madrid in a crucial 'El Classico' Saturday that could see Madrid's lead at the top of the Spanish Primera ... Read more...

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Chelsea stun Barcelona at home in Champions League


April 19th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) A resilient Chelsea overcame defending champions Barcelona 1-0 in the semi-final first leg of the UEFA Champions League football at the Stamford Bridge here.The London club ... Read more...

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Messi scores brace as Barca keep pace with Madrid


April 15th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona ended four points behind Spanish Primera league leaders Real Madrid after a hard fought 2-1 win away to fifth placed Levante.Barca needed a fine ... Read more...

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Guardiola dedicates Getafe win to Eric Abidal


April 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola dedicated his side's 4-0 win over Getafe Tuesday night to French defender Eric Abidal.Abidal underwent a liver transplant Tuesday and the thoughts ... 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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We’re worthy winners, says Guardiola


April 4th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his side were worthy winners of the Champions League quarterfinal tie against AC Milan.Two Lionel Messi penalties put Barca ... Read more...

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Real Madrid crush Osasuna in Primera Liga


April 1st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 1 (IANS) Real Madrid remained six points clear at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga following their 5-1 win away against Osasuna.The game Saturday had been touted ... Read more...

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Champions League: Milan draw with Barcelona, Bayern blank Marseille


March 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 29 (IANS) AC Milan held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw with their resilient defence in the first leg of the teams' Champions League quarterfinal at San Siro ... Read more...

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Olimpia to face Flamengo in Libertadores Cup


March 28th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 28 (IANS) Olimpia, the reigning champions of Paraguayan soccer, will face Brazil's Flamengo in the fourth game of Group 2 in the Libertadores Cup.The Wednesday night ... Read more...

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Real, Barca both claim victories at Primera Liga


March 25th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 25 (IANS) Real Madrid and FC Barcelona both won their matches in the Spanish Primera Liga to maintain the status quo at the top of the league table.Real ... Read more...

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Barca look to put pressure on Madrid


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona have a chance to put pressure on Real Madrid in the race for the Spanish Primera Liga title when they travel to play Mallorca ... Read more...

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Barcelona builds football school in Indonesia


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 22 (IANS) Spanish giant FC Barcelona has started the construction of a 100 million euro ($132.3 million) football academy in Indonesia, the Spanish club's first fully-residential campus outside ... Read more...

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