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Akono replaces Lavagne as Cameroon football coach (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde, Sep 14 (IANS) Cameroon Sports Minister Adoum Garoua has appointed Jean-Paul Akono as the new coach of the national football team after incumbent Denis Lavagne was sacked.Akono, a former ... Read more...

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Denmark held to a goalless draw by Czechs


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Sep 9 (IANS) The Danish national football team drew 0-0 with the Czech Republic in the first round of the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, at ... Read more...

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Netherlands open World Cup campaign with win


September 8th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 8 (IANS) World Cup runners-up the Netherlands opened their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Turkey here.After the early disappointing Euro 2012 exit, Louis ... Read more...

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Kuwait football coach out of coma


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade (Serbia), Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The coach of the Kuwait national football team has come out of a coma after being shot last month.Goran Tufegdzic is awake, in a ... Read more...

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Kuwait football coach shot, in critical condition


August 26th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Serbian coach of the Kuwait national football team has been shot by his neighbour and is in critical condition in hospital, Serbian newspaper Vecernje ... Read more...

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Janevksi replaces Toshack as Macedonia coach


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Skopje (Macedonia), Aug 23 (IANS) Macedonia has appointed Cedomir Janevksi as the new coach of the national football team.Janevksi replaced former Wales and Real Madrid boss John Toshack who stepped ... Read more...

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Capello does not listen to anyone: Arshavin


August 16th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello is an authoritarian who doesn't listen to anyone else's opinion, Russia midfielder Andrei Arshavin said of the national football team's new coach.Capello's reign ... Read more...

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Olympian archer honoured in Nagaland


August 16th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 16 (IANS) Chekrovolu Swuro, the archer from Nagaland who took part in the London Olympics, has been honoured with the first T. Ao State Sports Award.The award was ... Read more...

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Italians won’t buy used car from Balotelli, PM


August 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 7 (IANS/AKI) Only a few Italians would buy a used car from Manchester City soccer star Mario Balotelli or Prime Minister Mario Monti as they were not "trustworthy", ... Read more...

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Nasri excluded from French team over Euro fiasco


July 28th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 27 (IANS) French Football Federation (FFF) Friday suspended Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri from the national football team for three games after his offensive remarks during Euro 2012 ... Read more...

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No extension option in Capello’s contract: Russia FA


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello has agreed to take over the Russian national football team on a two-year contract without the option of an extension, the Russian FA's ... Read more...

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Ghana star Gyan announces return to national football team


July 12th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), July 12 (IANS) Ghanaian international Asamoah Gyan has announced his decision to return to the national team, the Black Stars, after a five-month absence, the Ghana Football Association ... Read more...

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UAE football team trains in Switzerland for Olympics


July 7th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 6 (IANS/WAM) The national football team of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has undergone training for the London Olympics at a camp in Crans-Montana resort in Switzerland.The ... Read more...

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Russia to decide on new coach soon: Sports minister


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has vowed to pick a replacement for national football team coach Dick Advocaat by July 20.Advocaat stepped down after two ... Read more...

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Penalty shoot-out most watched TV moment in Spanish history


June 28th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) The popularity of the Spanish national football team was highlighted once again Wednesday night as the penalty shoot-out between them and Portugal attracted the country's ... Read more...

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Cold reception for ‘Oranje’ in the Netherlands


June 19th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, June 19 (IANS) The Dutch national football team returned home Monday after their inglorious exit at Euro 2012 and were treated with boos when they arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol ... Read more...

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Medvedev greets Russian football team


June 9th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday congratulated his country's national football team on its victory over the Czech Republic in Group A at Euro 2012."The picture ... Read more...

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Ukraine offered $16 million bonus for Euro 2012 triumph


June 7th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 7 (IANS) Ukraine's national football team will share a bonus of $16.2 million if they win the Euro 2012 Championship beginning Friday."Our financial incentive is better compared to ... Read more...

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Denmark beat Australia 2-0 in final warm-up


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 3 (IANS) Denmark' s national football team beat Australia 2-0 in its final warm-up match ahead of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament at the Parken Stadium.Danish team captain ... Read more...

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Portugal lose last friendly before the Euro 2012


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, June 3 (IANS) One week before their match against Germany in the Euro 2012, the Portuguese national football team lost to Turkey 1-3 in a friendly here.For the Portuguese, ... Read more...

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We are not the favourites: German soccer coach


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hague, June 2 (IANS) German coach Joachim Loew feels that his team is not favoured to lift the European 2012 football championships and said defending Euro and World champions ... Read more...

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U-14 boys team all set for AFC football fest


May 17th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The 22-member Under-14 boys national football team would be leaving Thursday to participate in the AFC U-14 football festival. The festival kicks-off in Kathmandu, Nepal, ... Read more...

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Ghana names Maxwell Konadu as assistant coach


May 4th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 4 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) appointed Maxwell Konadu, coach of local premier side Asante Kotoko, as the assistant coach of the men's senior national football ... Read more...

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Kenyan sports minister barred from parliament


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 3 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Paul Otuoma has been barred from parliament until he responds to a question posed by an MP on national football team captain Denis ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Danish footballers banned from using social media


April 25th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 25 (IANS) Denmark's national football team has been banned from using Twitter and other social media sites during the upcoming European Championships 2012, the country's governing body ... Read more...

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Iran to play UAE in football friendly


April 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) Iran's national football team will play a friendly match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in preparation for the final stage of Asian qualifying for the ... Read more...

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Brazil’s head coach warned to produce results


March 25th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 25 (IANS) Mano Menezes, head coach of the Brazilian men's national football team, revealed that he received a stern warning from the interim president of the ... Read more...

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Savio Mediera: India need to look forward


March 12th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 12 (IANS) Indian national football team coach Savio Mediera feels that the team needed to put their poor performance behind them and look forward to the future. India ... Read more...

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AFC Challenge Cup: India set for Philippines Challenge


March 10th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) India national football team head coach Savio Medeira feels that Sunday's encounter against Philippines in the AFC Challenge Cup will be a difficult one. The Philippines, ... Read more...

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Draw for 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers final round


March 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (IANS) The draw for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers was unveiled in the Asian Football Federation headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Friday.Ten ... Read more...

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Uncapped Narsingh and John in Dutch squad against England


February 24th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague (Netherlands), Feb 24 (IANS) Luciano Narsingh and Ola John received their first call-up for the Netherlands national football team Friday for next Wednesday's friendly against England at ... Read more...

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Ghana to decide football’s coach fate


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Feb 23 (IANS) The head coach of the Ghana's national football team, Goran Stevanovic, has made it clear he would not resign after failing to guide the team to ... Read more...

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Kenya football team lands $1.34 million sponsorship deal


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 22 (IANS) Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) finally consummated their lucrative $1.34 million sponsorship deal with the national football team Harambee Stars.Speaking at the ceremony Tuesday, Kenyan prime minister ... Read more...

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Ghana president backs soccer team to fight back


February 17th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Feb 17 (IANS) Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills has assured players and handlers of the national football team, the Black Stars, that the government would support them to ... Read more...

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Euphoria engulfs Zambia after AFCON triumph


February 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Euphoria and celebration engulfed Zambia after the country's national football team won its maiden Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title following a pulsating final match against ... Read more...

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