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Walcott to miss England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine


September 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Theo Walcott will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine Tuesday as the Arsenal winger has been left out of the squad due to illness.The ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Phil Jones for up to eight weeks


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury in training, the team said.England ... Read more...

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Owen joins Stoke as free agent


September 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Former England striker Michael Owen has signed for Stoke City as a free agent, said the Premier League side.The 32-year-old sealed a one-year contract with Stoke ... Read more...

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Brazilian goalkeeper Cesar signs with QPR


August 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Brazil international goalkeeper Julio Cesar has reportedly signed a four-year contract with English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers (QPR).The 32-year-old's move to ... Read more...

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Fellaini goal stuns Manchester United


August 21st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Marouane Fellaini towered over Michael Carrick to nod home a corner kick to stun Manchester United and steer Everton to a 1-0 victory in their ... Read more...

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Buttner to follow Van Persie to Manchester United


August 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 20 (IANS) After signing Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Manchester United is due to sign another Dutchman, Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem.The 23-year-old Buttner is expected ... Read more...

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Everton sign Belgium striker Mirallas


August 19th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Everton have signed Belgium forward Kevin Mirallas from Greek side Olympiacos on a four-year deal, the English Premier League side said Sunday.Mirallas, 24, will not ... Read more...

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Arshavin visits St.Petersburg, sparks speculation


August 19th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin Sunday arrived in his home town of St. Petersburg on business in a move likely to spark speculation he may ... 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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Manchester United sign Van Persie


August 17th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dutch striker Robin van Persie has signed a four-year contract with Manchester United, the club said Friday.The ex-Arsenal forward is likely to make his ... Read more...

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Louis Saha signs for Sunderland


August 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Manchester United forward Louis Laurent Saha has joined Sunderland on a one-year deal, the club said Thursday.Saha, 34, spent the latter half of last ... Read more...

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Brazil starts preparations for Confederations Cup


August 15th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 15 (IANS) Brazil's friendly football match against Sweden Wednesday will be the start of the "final straight" in their preparations for next year's Confederations Cup, according ... Read more...

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Olympics football: Peralta drives Mexico to beat Brazil for gold


August 11th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A brace from Mexican Oribe Peralta ensured Brazil's wait for Olympic football gold continued as Mexico won their first gold of the Games at Wembley ... Read more...

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Russian club Kuban sign Ajax’s Ozbiliz


August 9th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football side FC Kuban have signed Ajax midfielder Aras Ozbiliz on a four-year deal, the Russian Premier League side said Thursday.The 22-year-old playmaker played ... Read more...

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Bucketful condoms in Olympic Village trigger probe (Olympic Diary)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) After being in the news that they are available in record numbers in the London Games, condoms are back in the limelight following an inquiry ... Read more...

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Brazil winger Lucas joins PSG for 43 million euros


August 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) French football club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) has beaten Manchester United in the race to sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Moura.The deal was confirmed Wednesday after ... Read more...

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Bolts of English Premier League


August 7th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Even as Usain Bolt is busy burning up the Olympic track, a survey showed that Theo Walcott is the fastest footballer in the English Premier ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Brazil’s coach may bring changes to team


July 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Brazil's Olympic football coach Mano Menezes has revealed he is likely to make changes to the team that will face New Zealand in Newcastle Wednesday.Having picked ... 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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English club QPR sign Junior Hoilett


July 28th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canadian forward Junior Hoilett has signed a four-year contract with English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, the London side said Friday.QPR picked up Hoilett, ... Read more...

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Sao Paulo rejects Man United offer for Lucas Moura


July 15th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 15 (IANS) Brazilian football club Sao Paulo has rejected a 33 million euro offer from Manchester United for winger Lucas Moura.Sao Paulo, which owns 80 percent ... Read more...

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Kagawa’s girlfriend set to sizzle Manchester


July 14th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Manchester United's newest signing Japanese Shinji Kagawa is set to add a dash of glamour to Old Trafford, thanks to his girlfriend Ameri Ichinose.Ichinose, an ... Read more...

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Beckham backs Giggs as Britain Olympic team’s skipper


July 13th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) David Beckham, who was left out of Britain's Olympic football squad, has backed his former Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs as skipper of the side."Ryan ... Read more...

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Sneijder’s agent, Inter rubbish Anzhi rumours


July 13th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder's agent has joined the club in denying reports that the Dutch international may move to Russian Premier League big-spenders ... 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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Inter Milan target Lucas vows to focus on Olympics


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Inter Milan target Lucas Moura has vowed not to let transfer speculation distract him from his Olympic preparations with Brazil.The Italian Serie A outfit ... Read more...

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Russian football to pay tribute to flood victims


July 9th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A minute's silence is to be observed ahead of Monday's first round of football matches in the Russian second tier in honour of the 171 ... Read more...

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Will the world end Dec 21?


June 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) We only have a few months left to live because the world will end Dec 21, 2012, according to another Mayan inscription discovered by archaeologists.It is ... Read more...

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Russia, Spain hit with UEFA charges of racism


June 26th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and Spanish football federations have both received UEFA charges relating to alleged racist chanting by fans at the Euro 2012.Russia's case relates to ... Read more...

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Spain, Germany favourites for Euro: Dwight Yorke


June 26th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke backed either Spain or Germany to take home the Euro 2012 trophy."Spain are the favourites but Germany are not ... Read more...

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Japanese midfielder Kagawa completes move to United


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa has completed his move to English Premier League side Manchester United after passing a medical test.The 23-year-old signed a four-year contract ... Read more...

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Japan’s Kagawa to undergo medical for Man-U


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 22 (IANS) Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa is set to take a medical test for his move to English Premier League giants Manchester United.The 23-year-old, who previously played for ... Read more...

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Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Cannavaro could play in Kolkata


June 21st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Kolkata, the soccer-mad city of cricket crazy India, could see a host of famed stars including Brazilian Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos, Italian Fabio Cannavaro and Portuguese ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: UEFA fines Croatia for racism


June 20th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Gdansk (Poland), June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UEFA has fined the Croatian football federation 80,000 euros for racism and using flares during their 1-1 draw with Italy, UEFA said Tuesday.Croatian fans ... Read more...

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Blackburn’s Yakubu set to join Chinese club Guangzhou


June 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), June 19 (IANS) Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni is set to join the Chinese Super League (CSL) side Guangzhou R and F, a club official confirmed Tuesday."We ... Read more...

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