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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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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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Spartak owner envies Zenit’s Hulk, Witsel deals


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow can only watch and envy the lavish transfer spending of their rivals Zenit St. Petersburg after the Russian champions bought Hulk and Axel ... 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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Ronaldinho ‘available’ for Brazil recall


September 1st, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Ronaldinho says he is ready to return to Brazil's national team should coach Mano Menezes recall the rejuvenated star.The former Barcelona and AC ... Read more...

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Liverpool sign Real’s Sahin on loan


August 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Liverpool have confirmed that they have reached agreement with Real Madrid to take the Spanish outfit's playmaker Nuri Sahin to Anfield on a season-long loan.Arsenal ... Read more...

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I am ready for Chelsea debut: Oscar


August 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brazil international playmaker Oscar has declared himself ready to debut for Chelsea in the team's Premier League football season-opener against Wigan Athletic Sunday.Oscar joined his new ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho ready to face former Milan teammate Seedorf


August 18th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho said he will put his friendship with Clarence Seedorf aside when the former AC Milan teammates meet in Brazil's ... Read more...

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Russian club Kuban sign Ajax’s Ozbiliz


August 9th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football side FC Kuban have signed Ajax midfielder Aras Ozbiliz on a four-year deal, the Russian Premier League side said Thursday.The 22-year-old playmaker played ... Read more...

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Real Madrid, AC Milan chiefs meet to decide Kaka’s future


August 7th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7 (IANS) The immediate future of Brazilian star Kaka will reportedly be decided at a meeting between Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and AC Milan ... Read more...

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Olympic Hockey: Tough opener for India (Preview)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) After an eight-year break, India renew their quest for the elusive ninth gold medal when they take on the Netherlands in their opening Group A fixture ... Read more...

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Seedorf set for Botafogo debut


July 20th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, July 20 (IANS) Botafogo has confirmed former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf will make his debut for the club in Sunday's match against Gremio, local media ... Read more...

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Zenit mulling Arshavin bid: Coach


July 20th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg are considering a bid to bring Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin back to his old football club, coach Luciano Spalletti said Friday.Arshavin ... Read more...

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Chelsea set to announce deal for Brazil starlet Oscar


July 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 18 (IANS) Chelsea is this week expected to confirm the signing of Brazilian starlet Oscar after the midfielder underwent a medical with the European champions.The 20-year-old's ... Read more...

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Chile playmaker Valdivia commits to Palmeiras


July 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 18 (IANS) Chile international midfielder Jorge Valdivia has ended speculation about his future by agreeing to remain at Brazilian club Palmeiras for at least another year.Valdivia ... Read more...

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Brazil to play three strikers at Olympics


July 17th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 17 (IANS) Brazilian coach Mano Menezes has confirmed plans for attacking with three strikers at the London Olympics' football competition.Menezes said forwards Neymar, Hulk and ... Read more...

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Deco signs contract extension with Brazil’s Fluminense


July 13th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS) Former Portugal's midfielder Deco has signed a contract extension with Fluminense that ties him to the Brazilian club until the end of 2013.The new ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho loses Coke endorsement for drinking Pepsi


July 11th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Former Brazilian star midfielder's decision to have a sip of Pepsi at a press conference cost him dearly as rivals Coke pulled the ... Read more...

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Brazilian playmaker Oscar denies Chelsea deal


July 10th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 10 (IANS) Highly rated Brazilian playmaker Oscar has denied reports he has been signed by European champion Chelsea.Brazil's media reported Monday that Oscar's club Internacional had ... Read more...

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Seedorf says Brazil can attract other European stars


July 10th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 10 (IANS) Former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf says his signing with Rio de Janeiro club Botafogo could pave the way for other established European ... Read more...

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Forlan, Seedorf promise success for new clubs


July 8th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Brazilian football club's star signings Diego Forlan and Clarence Seedorf had a message for fans of their respective new clubs: they have come ... Read more...

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Inter Milan in talks with Brazil duo


July 7th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Inter Milan has sent its sporting director Piero Ausilio to Brazil in a bid to sign highly rated midfielders Lucas and Paulinho.Ausilio held talks ... Read more...

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Wolfsburg reject Flamengo bid for Diego


June 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 30 (IANS) Bundesliga club Wolfsburg has reportedly rejected an offer from Flamengo for Brazilian playmaker Diego.Flamengo's bid for 50 percent of the player's economic rights was ... Read more...

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Ronaldo pleaded with me to join Corinthians: Riquelme


June 27th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed former Brazil international striker Ronaldo pleaded with him to join Brazilian club Corinthians.The comment came less ... Read more...

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Brazilian playmaker to undergo medical with Udinese


June 26th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 26 (IANS) Brazilian midfielder Maicosuel has been freed by his club Botafogo to travel to Italy for a medical with Italian Serie A club Udinese.Maicosuel boarded ... Read more...

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Kaka’s father in talks with AC Milan


June 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) The father of Real Madrid playmaker Kaka is reportedly negotiating with Italian football club AC Milan for his son's return to the San ... Read more...

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Ronaldo heads Portugal to semifinal at Euro Cup (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 22 (IANS) The Czech Republic failed to turn back the clock and repeat their 1996 glory Thursday night when Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Portugal to a convincing 1-0 quarterfinal ... Read more...

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Corinthians into Copa Libertadores final


June 21st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Corinthians earned a 1-1 draw to eliminate defending champion Santos from the Copa Libertadores and advance to the final of South America's most prized ... Read more...

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Chile star mulls future with Brazil club after kidnap


June 13th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 13 (IANS) Brazilian club Palmeiras expects to know by Friday if Chilean international playmaker Jorge Valdivia will remain at the club.The 28-year-old told Chilean TV he ... Read more...

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Russia showing dangerous cohesion: Arshavin


June 11th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Andrei Arshavin Monday warned his opponents that the Russian team, which has become older but wiser since the run up to the Euro 2008 ... Read more...

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Maradona calls Pele ‘idiot’ for comments on Messi


June 10th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (IANS) Diego Maradona reopened his feud with Pele by calling the Brazilian legend an "idiot" on Argentine radio.It came just days after Pele's assertion that ... Read more...

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Germany must improve: Man of Match Ozil


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's 1-0 victory over Portugal in their Euro 2012 opener Saturday was a reasonable start but the performance must improve for the next test ... Read more...

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Poland coach urges calm before crucial Euro opener


June 8th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 8 (IANS) Poland coach Franciszek Smuda has said his team must keep calm ahead of the crucial Euro 2012 opener against Greece here Friday."Now, It is better to ... Read more...

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Japanese midfielder Kagawa to join Man United


June 5th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Borussia Dortmund's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa is to join Manchester United pending the issue of a UK work permit, the English club said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 Group A Preview: No big names, evenly-matched


June 5th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 5 (IANS) Group A of the Euro 2012 Football Championships comprising Russia, Greece, the Czech Republic and co-hosts Poland, is dubbed as the "weakest" and evenly-matched pool ... Read more...

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