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Drogba makes immediate impact in China


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 23 (IANS) Former Chelsea football star Didier Drogba made an immediate impact on his debut for the Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua setting up an equaliser in ... Read more...

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Drogba arrives in China to rousing reception


July 14th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 14 (IANS) Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba arrived here Saturday to a rousing welcome from Chinese fans and insisted it was not money but the challenge in an ... Read more...

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Yakubu set to join Chinese club


June 29th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), June 29 (IANS) Blackburn and Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni is set to complete his move to Guangzhou R&F; very soon, a top official of the Chinese Super League ... Read more...

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Chinese club prepares huge offer for Kaka?


June 28th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) Spanish and Italian newspapers are speculating that Chinese football side Guangzhou Evergrande are preparing an offer for Real Madrid's star Brazilian midfielder Kaka.Italian paper El ... Read more...

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Drogba signs with Shanghai Shenhua


June 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 20 (IANS) Cote d'Ivoire's striker Didier Drogba Wednesday confirmed that he has joined Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua on a two-year contract."I studied all the offers I ... Read more...

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Shanghai Shenhua confirms contract with Drogba


June 19th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 19 (IANS) Chinese football club Shanghai Shenhua boss Zhu Jun confirmed that Cote d'Ivoire and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will join the club on a two-and-half years' ... Read more...

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Drogba confirms Chelsea exit


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) English football club Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba confirmed Tuesday that he would be leaving the club this summer.Drogba's last kick off for Chelsea came ... Read more...

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Foreign coaches divided on presence of stars in Chinese football


February 21st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 21 (IANS) The arrival of renowned foreign players like Nicolas Anelka will hardly benefit the growth of Chinese football, some Dutch coaches working in China feel, ... Read more...

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Nicolas Anelka signs with China’s Shanghai Shenhua


December 12th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Out of favour Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has signed a two-year deal with Chinese Super League football side Shanghai Shenhua.Anelka is all set to join the ... Read more...

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Chelsea posses best attack of Premier League: Ancelotti


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson can keep Wayne Rooney, as his team has the best attack in the Premier ... Read more...

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Ancelotti asks Chelsea strikers to sharpen up scoring skills


March 17th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has asked his players to sharpen up their shooting skills if they want to win the Champions League.Chelsea is in quarterfinal draw, ... Read more...

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Wenger believes Chelsea paid 15 per cent more for Torres


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich paid at least 15 per cent more for Spanish striker Fernando Torres.Torres, 26, arrived at Stamford ... Read more...

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Chlesea has best strike force in Europe: Ancelotti


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Hailing his strike force, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that he thought he now had control of the best forwards in Europe after their comfortable victory ... Read more...

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Terry hits back at Chelsea ’southern softies’ tag


January 26th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26(ANI): Chelsea captain John Terry has vowed that his team will prove they are no 'southern softies' by reigniting their Premier League season.The defending champions returned to the top four ... Read more...

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Chelsea can still win Premier League title: Anelka


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23(ANI): Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka believes that his team can still win the Premier League title if they follow Arsenal's lead from 13 years ago.Chelsea has fallen off the ... Read more...

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Chelsea must win 15 of 17 games left to stay in Premiere League title hunt: Ancelotti


January 15th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that they must win at least 15 of their remaining 17 Premier League games to stand any chance of retaining the ... Read more...

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Ancelotti refuses to rest Chelsea players


December 8th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rest his players and want his strongest team to play Marseille tonight.With qualification for the next round of the ... Read more...

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Anelka brands fellow French countrymen as racists


December 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka has branded his fellow countrymen small-minded racists.The Chelsea ace, who returns to France tomorrow for the Champions League clash with Marseille, said: "People said ... Read more...

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French football chiefs ‘cutting my head off’, says angry Evra


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.22 (ANI): Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has claimed that French football chiefs are trying to finish his international career by banning him for five games.Evra, 29, was handed out the ... Read more...

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Chelsea’s goal scoring ability scaring opponents: Anelka


September 17th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 17(ANI): Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka believes that his club's unbelievable goal scoring ability is putting the fear factor into their opponents.Chelsea took their goal tally for the season to 21 ... Read more...

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Ancelotti hails Anelka’s display in Chelsea’s Champions League opener


September 16th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16(ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has said striker Nicolas Anelka was the key to his side's 4-1 win over MSK Zilina in their Champions League group game.Anelka set up Michael ... Read more...

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Chelsea aims to finally win Champions League this season: Anelka


August 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7(ANI): Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka insists that Champions League glory has become the No. 1 priority at Stamford Bridge."Our aim this season is to finally win the Champions League. ... Read more...

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France coach Blanc to suspends entire World Cup squad


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The France national football team's newly appointed coach, Laurent Blanc, on Friday spoke with the country's football federation to request that none of the players who participated in ... Read more...

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French team was fully united over World Cup ’strike’, says unrepentant Anelka


July 16th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 16(ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka has refused to apologize for his part in the players' revolt that ripped apart the national team's World Cup campaign in South Africa.Anelka was ... Read more...

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French football federation head resigns after World Cup fiasco


June 28th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 28 (DPA) The head of France's governing football body, the French Football Federation (FFF), announced his resignation Monday in the wake of the humiliating performance of the national team in ... Read more...

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FIFA warns French government against meddling in football


June 26th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Football's ruling body FIFA has warned the French government to keep out of the workings of football, the organization's secretary general, Jerome Valcke, said Saturday. "I spoke to the ... Read more...

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Thierry Henry ‘cleared’ of role in World Cup revolt?


June 25th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 25 (ANI): French striker Thierry Henry's name has reportedly been cleared over the team's World Cup revolt, despite him being named as one of the mutiny's ringleaders.French FA ... Read more...

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French players responsible for team’s disaster in World Cup: Malouda


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 23 (ANI): Ace striker Florent Malouda has said that the training-ground revolt following the axing of team-mate Nicolas Anelka was a disaster, and added that France has been a ... Read more...

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South Africa salvage pride with 2-1 over France; both exit (Lead)


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein, June 22 (DPA) South Africa defeated 10-man France 2-1 Tuesday but that still made them the first World Cup football hosts to go out in the group stage and also ... Read more...

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French players are imbeciles, says coach Domenech


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 22 (ANI): French coach Raymond Domenech, who is facing a players revolt and may have to pick a team without some of his big names, has labeled his stars "imbeciles" ... Read more...

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Sarkozy wants French football fiasco to lead to changes


June 21st, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 21 (DPA) As French football suffers its blackest hour, President Nicolas Sarkozy is demanding that an accounting be made of the side's World Cup fiasco, an advisor to the ... Read more...

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Mexico and Uruguay poised to advance from Group A


June 21st, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein, June 21 (DPA) A draw would be enough for Uruguay and Mexico to progress to the last 16 of the World Cup football Tuesday, in the process knocking out hosts ... Read more...

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French woes escalate as players boycott training


June 20th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Knysna (South Africa), June 20 (DPA) The troubled French national football team sunk deeper into disarray Sunday when it broke off an afternoon training session after a heated altercation between captain ... Read more...

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Capello to hold crisis talks with England squad


June 20th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 20 (DPA) England were to hold crisis talk Sunday as the troubled team seeks to clear the air before its crucial Group C clash with Slovenia. Defender John ... Read more...

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Anelka sent home after dressing-room outburst against coach


June 20th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 20(ANI): France striker Nicolas Anelka has been kicked out of the World Cup for a foul-mouthed dressing-room outburst against his coach Raymond Domenech.Anelka reportedly made obscene comments to ... Read more...

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