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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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Juventus fight back for 2-2 draw against Chelsea


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Juventus staged a strong comeback to cut Chelsea's two-goal lead and earn an away draw in Champions League football Group E opener here.Boosted by the fanatic ... Read more...

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Flying start for Malaga in Champions League


September 19th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Malaga midfielder Francisco Izco was the hero of the night as the Spanish side enjoyed a triumphant start to their Champions League football campaign with a ... Read more...

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Arshavin out of Arsenal’s Champions League squad


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Andrei Arshavin has been left out of Arsenal's 18-man squad for Tuesday's Champions League football opener against Montpellier in France.Arshavin has been frozen ... Read more...

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Ex-Anzhi midfielder Gadzhiev joins Ukraine’s Tavriya


September 14th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Anzhi midfielder Makhach Gadzhiev has signed for Tavriya Simferopol on a one-year deal, the Ukrainian football club said Friday.Gadzhiev, 24, came through the Anzhi youth ... Read more...

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Ajax to miss Sigthorsson for four more months


September 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 13 (IANS) Ajax will be without striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson for at least another four months due to a shoulder injury, the Amsterdam based club announced Thursday.The 22-year-old ... Read more...

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Iniesta out for two weeks


September 13th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 13 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss his team's Champions League opener against Spartak Moscow next Wednesday due to an injury which may keep him out of ... Read more...

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Greek veteran Karagounis joins Fulham


September 12th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
LONDON, Sep 12 (IANS) Thirty-five-year-old Greek midfielder Giorgos Karagounis has joined Fulham on a free transfer, the English Premier League side confirmed.Karagounis has played for Panathinaikos, Inter Milan, Benfica, before ... Read more...

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Anzhi optimistic about winning Europa League


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala are capable of winning the Europa League this season, the football club's general manager Aivaz Kaziakhmedov said.The Russian side reached the group stage ... Read more...

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Krul, Fer withdraw from Dutch squad for World Cup qualifier


September 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 10 (IANS) Leroy Fer and Tim Krul will not travel to Budapest with the Dutch team for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Hungary Tuesday, the ... Read more...

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Tottenham eyes bid for Brazil midfielder Ganso


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly preparing a $13-million bid for Brazil international midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso.The English Premier League club sees the 22-year-old as a ... Read more...

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Anzhi release Ivanov


September 8th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala have released winger Alexei Ivanov.The Dagestan-based club tore up the 31-year-old midfielder's contract on mutual consent, said an official website ... Read more...

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Hulk and Witsel cost 40 millon euros each: Zenit


September 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg paid 40 million euros each for Brazil striker Hulk from Porto and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Benfica, Zenit general ... Read more...

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Kombarov to replace Zhirkov: Capello


September 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow left-back Dmitry Kombarov is to start for Russia at home against Northern Ireland Friday as a replacement for ex-Chelsea wing-back Yuri Zhirkov, Russia ... Read more...

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Chelsea not thinking about Club World Cup: Oscar


September 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 6 (IANS) Brazil midfielder Oscar says his Chelsea teammates are not yet thinking about a possible showdown with Brazil's Corinthians in December's FIFA Club World Cup ... Read more...

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Money not the root of my sadness: Ronaldo


September 5th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that money is not the reason he felt 'sad' after failing to celebrate his two goals against Granada Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Fabregas denies problems with new Barca coach


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has ruled out any hint of problems with new coach Tito Vilanova.Although he has started his side's three BBVA Primera ... Read more...

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Brazil coach puts faith in Lucas


September 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes is set to include new Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) signing Lucas Moura in his starting line-up for Friday's international friendly ... Read more...

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Joining Zenit is another victory in my life: Hulk


September 4th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersberg, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil striker Hulk says his shock move to Zenit St. Petersburg football club from Porto represents "another victory" in his career.The 26-year-old playmaker inked ... 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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Sessegnon signs extension at Sunderland


August 31st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Beninese midfielder Stephane Sessegnon has signed for three more years with English side Sunderland, the club said.The 28-year-old played 58 matches for Sunderland, scoring 11 ... Read more...

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Real Madrid’s Granero set for QPR Move


August 31st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero is set to join Queen's Park Rangers (QPR) after the club reached an agreement with Real Madrid, the English side ... Read more...

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Modric thanks Spurs for Real Madrid chance


August 30th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Croatian footballer Luka Modric has thanked the fans and his former club Tottenham Hotspurs after he joined Spanish giants Real Madrid in a deal worth around ... Read more...

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Javi Martinez joins German side Bayern Munich


August 30th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez finally joined German giants Bayern Munich after weeks of speculations on a five-year deal, the club announced.Martinez, 24, terminated his ... Read more...

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Schalke and Hannover tie match 2-2


August 27th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 27 (IANS) Schalke 04 and Hannover drew 2-2 in a game where both sides recovered from deficits to close the opening round of Bundesliga.Hannover shocked the visitors with ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Cameroon outclass Nepal 5-0 (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Cameroon set the Nehru Cup football tournament alight by drubbing Nepal 5-0 at the Jawaharlal Stadium here Sunday.Midfielder Ebanga Bertin orchestrated a comprehensive win for ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich claims win against newcomer


August 26th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich claimed a comfortable 3-0 win against newcomer Greuther Fuerth at the Bundesliga Saturday.In another match, Monchengladbach's Juan Arangos' dead ball goal sealed the ... Read more...

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Seedorf fears Rio fan violence


August 25th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS) Dutch star Clarence Seedorf has urged Rio football fans to show restraint during Sunday's local derby between Botafogo and Flamengo at the Engenhao ... Read more...

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Anzhi grab narrow win over AZ


August 24th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A second-half strike from Ivorian striker Lacina Traore gave Anzhi a 1-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar in their Europa League playoff first-leg match Thursday.Traore opened ... Read more...

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Santos rejects Sao Paulo bid for Ganso


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) Santos confirmed it had rejected a five-million-dollar offer from Sao Paulo for Brazil international midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso.Santos said in a statement on its ... Read more...

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Spartak beat Fenerbahce in Champions League playoffs


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three goals in 10 minutes saw Spartak Moscow beat Fenerbahce 2-1 at home in a first-leg Champions league playoff match, with striker Emmanuel Emenike on ... Read more...

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Dynamo Kiev beat Monchengladbach in Champions League playoff


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 22 (IANS) Dynamo Kiev came from behind to beat their German hosts Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in the first leg of UEFA Champions League playoff.Playing after 16 years in ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich move up in German Cup


August 21st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 21 (IANS) Bayern Munich have defeated second division side Regensburg 4-0, thanks to a brace by striker Mario Mandzukic, in the first round of German Cup (DFB ... Read more...

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Keisuke Honda would turn down Lazio


August 18th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda put an end to speculation linking him with Lazio football club, saying that he would not accept an offer from ... 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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