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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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Questions to answer as Barca entertain Valencia


September 1st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces another tough test as his side entertains Valencia in the Primera Liga Sunday.Wednesday's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid in ... Read more...

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Questions to answer as Barcelona entertain Valencia


September 1st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces another tough test as his side entertains Valencia in the Spanish La Liga football Sunday.Wednesday's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid ... Read more...

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Spalletti backs Capello for Russia


July 15th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Samara (Russia), July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello would fit the bill as Russia's coach, his countryman and Zenit St. Petersburg manager Luciano Spalletti said Sunday.The 66-year-old Italian is in ... Read more...

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Russia needs fresh blood, says Hiddink


July 13th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russia coach Guus Hiddink believes the time has come for some of the national team's big names to step aside in favour of ... Read more...

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Capello holds talks for Russia job: Sports Minister (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former England coach Fabio Capello held talks Thursday on taking the vacant Russia job, the country's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.The Russian Football Union (RFU) ... Read more...

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Ex-England coach Capello spotted at Moscow airport


July 12th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's search for a new coach took an unusual twist Thursday after a Russian striker said he had seen former England coach Fabio Capello ... Read more...

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Spalletti backs Guardiola, Semak for Russia post


July 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg football coach Luciano Spalletti has backed ex-Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola or veteran midfielder Sergei Semak for the vacant Russia job.The Russian ... Read more...

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Guardiola, Capello, Redknapp on official Russia shortlist


July 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pep Guardiola, Fabio Capello and Harry Redknapp are on the official shortlist for the job of next Russia coach, the country's FA announced Tuesday.The post ... Read more...

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Alves angry Barcelona not refuting rumours


June 11th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 11 (IANS) Barcelona's Brazilian international defender Daniel Alves has called on the Catalan club to end speculation surrounding his future.The 29-year-old has been strongly linked with ... Read more...

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Fatigue and injury problems for Spain


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) Tiredness and injuries to the squad could spoil Spain's chances of defending their European crown with some of the big names having already been ruled ... Read more...

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Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona vie in Copa del Rey final


May 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) The Spanish football season comes to an end Friday as Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona clash in the final of Copa del Rey in Atletico ... Read more...

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Jose Mourinho extends contract with Real Madrid


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid announced Tuesday that they have extended the contract of coach Jose Mourinho by two years.The news will end rumours about Mourinho's future after he ... Read more...

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Guardiola prepares for last league game as Barca coach


May 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Pep Guardiola will sit in the FC Barcelona dugout for the last time in a Spanish Primera Liga match when his side travel to play Betis ... Read more...

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Messi makes history with 50 goals in Spanish league


May 6th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 6 (IANS) Argentine star Lionel Messi made history as he scored four goals in his side's 4-0 win over local rivals Espanyol in the Spanish Primer Liga to ... Read more...

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Bosque to name Spanish squad after May 25


May 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said his definitive squad for the European Champions will be named after the Copa del Rey final between Athletic Club ... Read more...

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Mourinho’s Real Madrid win Spanish League title


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Real Madrid won the Spanish soccer league title for the 32nd time, their first time in four years. It was also coach Jose Mourinho's first ... Read more...

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Real Madrid a win away from Liga title


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 2 (IANS) Real Madrid will be the champions of the BBVA Primera Liga football Wednesday night if they are able to win away to Athletic Club Bilbao.A win ... Read more...

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Real Madrid one win away from La Liga title


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) Real Madrid will be crowned the champions of the Spanish Primera Liga Wednesday night if they are able to win away against Athletic Club Bilbao.A win ... Read more...

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Real Madrid on brink of La Liga title


April 30th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS) Real Madrid will have to wait till Wednesday night to be crowned champions of Spanish La Liga after both Madrid and FC Barcelona won their respective ... Read more...

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Guardiola to take sabbatical from football


April 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Pep Guardiola, who announced Friday that he would quit as Barcelona coach at the end of the season, will be taking a year away from the ... Read more...

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Guardiola quits Barca, deputy Tito to take over (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Barcelona's most successful manager Pep Guardiola Friday confirmed he is quitting at the end of the season and the club appointed his ... Read more...

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Guardiola to quit at the end of season


April 27th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Barcelona confirmed that Pep Guardiola will be stepping down as the manager of the club at the end of the season.Barcelona's assistant coach Tito Vilanova will ... Read more...

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Barca look to avenge Stamford Bridge defeat at Nou Camp (Lead, superseeding previous story)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 23 (IANS) Barcelona will take on Chelsea in the second leg semifinal of the football Champions League at Nou Camp Tuesday looking to overcome a one goal ... Read more...

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Barca look to avenge defeat at Stamford Bridge


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Barcelona will take on Chelsea in the second leg semi-final in Champions League football Tuesday at Stamford Bridge looking to overcome a one goal deficit.Barcelona manager ... Read more...

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Barcelona take on Real Madrid in crucial ‘El Classico’


April 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona will take on Real Madrid in a crucial 'El Classico' Saturday that could see Madrid's lead at the top of the Spanish Primera ... Read more...

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Messi scores brace as Barca keep pace with Madrid


April 15th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona ended four points behind Spanish Primera league leaders Real Madrid after a hard fought 2-1 win away to fifth placed Levante.Barca needed a fine ... Read more...

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Barca trail one point behind Real after crushing victory


April 11th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 11 (IANS) Barcelona piled the pressure on leaders Real Madrid with a comfortable 4-0 win at home against Getafe in the La Liga football.The win Tuesday night takes ... Read more...

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Barca qualify for Champions League semifinals


April 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona produced a convincing display to defeat AC Milan 3-1 in the return leg at the Camp Nou of their Champions League football quarterfinal.The ... Read more...

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Champions League: Milan draw with Barcelona, Bayern blank Marseille


March 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 29 (IANS) AC Milan held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw with their resilient defence in the first leg of the teams' Champions League quarterfinal at San Siro ... Read more...

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Six points still a big lead: Guardiola


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists that his side still has a lot of work to do if they want to overtake Real Madrid in the ... Read more...

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Barca look to put pressure on Madrid


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona have a chance to put pressure on Real Madrid in the race for the Spanish Primera Liga title when they travel to play Mallorca ... Read more...

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Barcelona builds football school in Indonesia


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 22 (IANS) Spanish giant FC Barcelona has started the construction of a 100 million euro ($132.3 million) football academy in Indonesia, the Spanish club's first fully-residential campus outside ... Read more...

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Adriano injury poses problems for Barcelona


March 21st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) Barcelona have suffered another injury setback with left back Adriano ruled out of action for at least 10 days.Adriano was forced out of action at ... Read more...

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No praise enough for Messi: Guardiola


March 21st, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 21 (IANS) Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola had words of praise for striker Lionel Messi, who made history by becoming the football club's leading scorer Tuesday.Messi's hat-trick in Barca's ... Read more...

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