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Romario asks government to sack national coach


September 21st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian legend Romario has called on the country's president Dilma Rousseff to force the removal of national football coach Mano Menezes.The 1994 World Cup-winning ... Read more...

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Cameroon football coach Lavagne fired


September 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, Sep 14 (IANS) Cameroon national football coach Denis Lavagne has been fired after serving for only three months, the local media reported.The decision Thursday came five days after the ... Read more...

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France leave Giroud out for World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 7 (IANS) France's national football coach Didier Deschamps has left out striker Olivier Giroud for the opening match of 2014 World Cup qualifications against Finland in Helsinki.The ... Read more...

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We need to understand what the coach wants: Chhetri


August 21st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Aug 21 (IANS) National football coach Wim Koevermans and captain Sunil Chhetri beamed with confidence on the eve of India's opener against Syria in the Nehru Cup and ... Read more...

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Denmark’s Bendtner fined and banned for ambush marketing


June 19th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sunderland and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined 100,000 euros and banned for one international match for displaying the name of a betting ... Read more...

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Albania names new national coach


December 15th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tirana, Dec 15 (IANS) Albania has named Italian Giovanni de Biasi as the country's new national football coach.Albanian football federation said Wednesday that De Biasi,55, has signed a two-year contract ... Read more...

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Evan Speechly is team India’s new physiotherapist


October 29th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) South Africa's Evan Speechly was Saturday appointed physiotherapist of the Indian cricket team for two years. A BCCI statement, released after its working committee meeting here, ... Read more...

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Venezuelans miss practice as kits are misplaced


September 1st, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) The Venezuelan team had to do without match practice as their jerseys and the kits got misplaced in transit at the Madrid airport.India's national football club ... Read more...

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India could gain much from Messi outing, hopes AIFF (Interview)


August 26th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is dreaming big on the Argentina-Venezuela match featuring superstars like Lionel Messi here September 2 hoping it would help raise ... Read more...

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Bengal face Railways in Santosh Trophy semi-finals


May 26th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guawahati, May 26 (IANS) Defending champions Bengal will be looking to beat Railways in Frdiay's semi-final of the 65th Santosh Trophy for National Football Championships here and stay on course ... Read more...

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Ethnic Indians among Malaysia’s title awardees


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 2 (IANS) M. Kayveas, who heads the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), a constituent of the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN), is among the ethnic Indians who are recipients ... Read more...

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Honour sought for Malaysian Indian football coach


January 1st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 1 (IANS) Malaysia's national football coach, K. Rajagopal, under whom the country won the AFF Suzuki Cup, should be honoured with Datukship, the traditional knighthood, the Malaysian Indian Congress ... Read more...

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FIFA official banned for three years over 2018, 2022 World Cup ‘vote-selling’ scam


November 18th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18(ANI): FIFA Executive Committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii have been suspended from all football-related activity for three years and one year respectively after being found guilty of asking ... Read more...

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FIFA provisionally suspends members over 2018, 2022 World Cup ‘vote-selling scam’


October 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21(ANI): Two senior FIFA officials have been provisionally suspended over allegations of offering to sell their votes in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups.The allegations ... Read more...

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2018, 2022 World Cup bidding process in turmoil over FIFA officials’ vote-selling scam


October 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17(ANI): The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups has been thrown into turmoil after two senior FIFA officials were accused of offering to sell their votes ... Read more...

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Nayeemuddin appointed new Mohammedan Sporting coach


July 16th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Former national football coach Sayeed Nayeemuddin was Friday appointed Mohammedan Sporting's coach for the 2010-11 season. Nayeemuddin would spot players for the famed club from the ongoing Santosh Trophy ... Read more...

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FIFA ropes in Roger Milla for anti-Malaria campaign


June 15th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 15 (IANS) Cameroon football legend Roger Milla and FIFA have teamed up in a campaign that seeks to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. The campaign inspired by the first ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles’ football team wants recognition by AIFF


May 8th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), May 8 (ANI): Tibetan exiles' football team played for the first time in a local tournament here in Dharamsala eyeing upon recognition by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). ... Read more...

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Argentina holds down Messi: Maradona still better


March 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 24 (DPA) In Europe, many argue that Lionel Messi is already better than national football legend Diego Maradona ever was. But Argentines will have none of it.Messi is the undisputed ... Read more...

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Malaysia introduces insurance for its sportsmen


November 26th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 26 (IANS) Malaysia has introduced an insurance scheme and a welfare fund for its sportsmen, particularly for those who have retired, to ensure better health care, an official said. Deputy ... Read more...

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Beach ball that denied Liverpool victory donated to football museum


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): The beach ball that bounced Liverpool out of the Premier League title race has been put on display at the National Football Museum after being won by a Sunderland ... Read more...

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Quarter-final spot is achievable for South Africa: Parreira


November 6th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 6 (DPA) The coach of dispirited World Cup hosts South Africa said Friday he believed Bafana Bafana could clinch a spot in the quarter-finals. Carlos Alberto Parreira was speaking a day ... Read more...

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Argentinians want Maradona’s head - even if team qualifies


October 10th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 10 (DPA) The beleaguered national football coach Diego Maradona should take his hat and leave - even if the team qualifies for the 2010 World Cup, according to an ... Read more...

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Kenton sacked as Costa Rica football coach


September 15th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose, Sep 15 (DPA) Rodrigo Kenton was sacked as Costa Rica's national football coach, the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefutbol) said. At a press conference in San Jose Monday, Fedefutbol President Eduardo ... Read more...

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Bhutia is being misled: Mohun Bagan


September 11th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) A day after Bhaichung Bhutia demanded Rs.10 million from city giants Mohun Bagan for defaming him, the club Thursday alleged that the national football captain was being "misled" ... Read more...

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Sharan to hear Bhutia-Mohun Bagan case again Sunday


September 8th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Former additional solicitor general Amrendra Sharan said Tuesday that he would again hear both the versions Sunday to solve the ongoing tussle between national football captain Bhaichung ... Read more...

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Pakistan football coach looking for matches with cricket team


September 4th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan football coach George Kottan is making efforts to have a series of football and cricket matches between the national cricket and football teams later this ... Read more...

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Randy Hanson Suspected To Be Punched By Tom Cable


August 18th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by GD
According to the sources, Raiders coach Tom Cable allegedly punched assistant coach Randy Hanson earlier this month, thus sending Hanson to a Napa hospital in order to undergo treatment. The reports were ... Read more...

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Sports minister will meet FIFA president, discuss Indian football


August 10th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Sports Minister M.S Gill will meet FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Zurich Wednesday, to chart out a roadmap for the development of Indian football. Gill will be accompanied ... Read more...

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New England football team kit may go retro


March 17th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.17 (ANI): A top Savile Row tailor has been called in to spruce up the England football teams kit. Charlie Allens designer strip is due to be unveiled at Wembley against ... Read more...

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Hiddink front-runner to see Chelsea through the season (Lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Russia coach Guus Hiddink said that he was in talks with Chelsea to see the London club through as the manager until the end of the season but ... Read more...

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1966 World Cup final goal line to be auctioned on September 29


September 11th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.11 (ANI): Football fans can now buy a piece of World Cup history for the first time. According to The Sun, the goal line from Englands 1966 win is up for ... Read more...

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Satyam launches inter-collegiate football tournament


August 5th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) In a major initiative to nurture the grass-root level and find new football talent, Satyam Computer Services is organising an inter-collegiate tournament featuring universities across India. Satyam ... Read more...

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Coach Bob Houghton scores a point(Commentary)


July 6th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
By K.Datta You may not agree with all that coach Bob Houghton has got to say, but you can't agree more when he cries that the pace at which Indian football is moving ... Read more...

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National team should comprise of I-League players: Houghton


June 25th, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India's chief football coach Bob Houghton said Wednesday that the professional I-League should be organised properly to get a big pool of players for the national team. ... Read more...

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