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UEFA embargo for Malaga and Atletico Madrid


September 12th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) European soccer body UEFA has announced an embargo on Spanish clubs Atletico Madrid and Malaga while it investigates their debts towards employees, with other clubs and ... Read more...

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Former Portugal striker Pinto fined for tax evasion


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Portugal international Joao Vieira Pinto was fined and handed a one-year probation after being convicted in a tax evasion case dating to 2000.The former striker, ... Read more...

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Portugal is Russia’s group nemesis


September 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's two World Cup qualifiers against Portugal will decide the winner of Group F, former Russian goalkeeper Vyacheslav Malafeev said.But the 33-year-old Zenit St. ... Read more...

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Girl taken into care in Portugal by police after drunk parents abandon her


September 7th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an astonishing situation a girl of two years was found on a busy highway while her parents were unaware of her danger as they were drunk. ... Read more...

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Portugal fourth in FIFA rankings


September 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal rose to fourth in the new FIFA rankings published Wednesday, dropping Uruguay down a place.Portugal won their only match in August beating Panama 2-0 ... Read more...

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Benfica sign Brazilian striker Lima


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Benfica has signed Brazilian striker Lima on a four-year contract from rival Portuguese top-flight club Braga.The deal was only announced Saturday after the clubs ... Read more...

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Brazil to play two friendlies against Portugal in 2013


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27 (IANS) The Brazilian football team will play home and away friendlies against Portugal in 2013 as part of a series of warm-up matches for the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Hungarian duo wins Kayak gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Hungarian pair of Rudolf Dombi and Roland Kokeny had just enough energy left to hold off a late charge from a Portuguese duo and ... Read more...

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Former Portugal striker Liedson joins Flamengo


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Portugal striker Liedson has signed a deal with Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo until the end of the 2013 season.Liedson's management company Think ... Read more...

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Man dies after falling off the cliff on honeymoon


July 15th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) A British couple's honeymoon ended on a tragic note when the bridegroom fell 100 feet to his death from a cliff while strolling with his wife ... 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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Deportivo La Coruna signs Portuguese winger Pizzi


July 12th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (IANS) Deportivo La Coruna has signed winger Pizzi from Portuguese side Sporting Braga, the newly promoted La Liga club confirmed Thursday.The 22-year-old Pizzi used to be a ... Read more...

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Emirates launches daily flights to Lisbon


July 11th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airlines has launched its first daily non-stop service to Lisbon.Monday's inaugural flight to Lisbon comes just six days after Emirates launched flights to Barcelona in ... Read more...

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Dynamo Kiev signs Portugal’s Veloso


July 5th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 5 (IANS) Ukrainian football club Dynamo Kiev has signed Portugal midfielder Miguel Veloso from Italy's Genoa."We bought a good player of excellent age, who has a decent experience," ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Torres wins Golden Boot


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2012 European championship.The Spaniard, who scored a goal and an assist ... Read more...

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Cyprus takes over EU presidency


July 1st, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cyprus is assuming the European Union's rotating presidency for the first time Sunday, amid concerns about the country's ability to cope with its own economic ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Spain coach Del Bosque rejects past glories


July 1st, 2012 - 7:20 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain's status as reigning European champions will not help them in their quest to retain the title in Sunday's Euro 2012 final, Spanish coach Vicente ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Balotelli brace stuns Germans, sends Italy to final


June 29th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two brute-force goals by Mario Balotelli were enough to give Italy a 2-1 win over Germany in their Euro 2012 semifinal Friday, setting up a ... Read more...

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Jordi Alba joins Barcelona


June 28th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Barcelona have signed Valencia left-back Jordi Alba for 14 million euros on a five-year deal, the Catalan giants said Thursday.The 23-year-old, who is with his ... 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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Euro 2012: Spain beat Portugal 4-2 on penalties, reach final


June 28th, 2012 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain reached their third-successive European championship final Thursday, beating a defiant Portugal 4-2 on penalties after their Euro 2012 semifinal ended goalless after extra ... Read more...

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Abu Salem gets bail in extortion case (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday granted bail to extradited gangster Abu Salem in a 2002 extortion case. He would remain in judicial custody as he is ... Read more...

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Abu Salem gets bail in extortion case


June 26th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday granted bail to extradited gangster Abu Salem in a 2002 extortion case.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav granted bail to Salem on ... Read more...

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Alonso sends Spain past France, into Euro 2012 semis


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Xabi Alonso handed reigning champions Spain a 2-0 Euro 2012 quarterfinal victory over France Saturday, setting up a semifinal against Portugal.Alonso celebrated ... Read more...

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Injury forces out Portuguese striker Postiga from semis


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 22 (IANS) Portugal will miss striker Helder Postiga in their Euro 2012 semifinal against the winners of the match between France and Spain due to injury.The Real Zaragoza ... Read more...

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Czech defender Selassie joins Werder


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie has left Czech champions Slovan Liberec to join Werder Bremen, the German club announced Friday.The Czech-born right-back, whose father ... Read more...

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‘Big Smiles’ for Portugal after quarterfinal win: Ronaldo


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) It's all smiles for Portugal after they reached the Euro 2012 semifinals with a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic, goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo said ... 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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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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Organised Portugal makes me proud: Coach


June 18th, 2012 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
Kharkiv (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal's organised style of play made coach Paulo Bento especially proud after his team reached the Euro 2012 quarterfinals."I am proud of what we ... Read more...

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Netherlands coach suggests he may lose job


June 18th, 2012 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Kharkiv (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Netherlands early exit from Euro 2012 after losing all three group stage games could cost coach Bert van Marwijk his job, he suggested ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Ronaldo brace sees Portugal through, Dutch out


June 18th, 2012 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Kharkiv (Ukraine), June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 2-1 comeback victory over Netherlands and a place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2012, as the ... Read more...

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Denmark’s Bendtner hit with UEFA charge


June 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 15 (IANS) Denmark striker Niklas Bendtner is to face a UEFA disciplinary hearing after he displayed the name of a betting company on his underpants in ... Read more...

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Nicklas Bendtner told to change underpants for game against Germany


June 15th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nicklas Bendtner has been told he will be not be able to continue playing in the sponsored underwear that he revealed after he scored against Portugal on ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Blanc hails Germany as role model for France


June 15th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France coach Laurent Blanc said his team should follow Germany's example when they take on Ukraine Friday in the Euro 2012 group stage.Germany are ... Read more...

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