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Liberia holds Nigeria to 2-2 draw


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia (Liberia), Sep 9 (IANS) The Liberian national team, Lone Star, forced Nigeria's Super Eagles to a 2-2 draw at home in the first leg of the qualifying rounds of ... Read more...

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Ghana to observe FIFA Fair Play Day against Malawi


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 7 (IANS) Ghana will observe the annual FIFA Fair Play Day when its national senior male team, the Black Stars, play Malawi in the final first-leg of the ... Read more...

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FIFA backs reform ‘road map’ at annual congress


May 26th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, May 26 (IANS) Amdist charges of corruption flying thick and fast, delegates at the 62nd FIFA Congress backed measures to reform structures within the world football governing body ... Read more...

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FIFA president visits Algeria


May 1st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, May 1 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter has arrived in Algeria for a two-day visit at the invitation of Algerian Football Federation (FAF) chief Mohamed Raouraoua.Blatter, accompanied by ... Read more...

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FIFA plans to build football museum


April 21st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 21 (IANS) FIFA is planning to build a football museum including 3D animations, interactive games, trophies and "everything a football fan could wish for" as part of an ... Read more...

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FIFA official to return to Brazil next week


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke will return to Brazil next week for a Senate hearing on the country's 2014 World Cup preparations.It will be ... Read more...

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Valcke to return to Brazil for FIFA inspections


March 31st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will be back in Brazil to overlook the country's preparation for the 2014 World Cup.Valcke offended Brazil's Minister of ... Read more...

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UEFA congress begins in Istanbul


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (IANS) The 36th Congress of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) began in Istanbul Thursday with participation of representatives from 53 member associations.FIFA President Joseph Sepp ... Read more...

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Ronaldo reveals desire to become president of CBF


March 19th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Retired soccer star Ronaldo revealed his aspirations of entering the world of politics and becoming the next president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer ... Read more...

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2014 World Cup to be best ever: Ronaldo


March 18th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Filling in as the leader of Brazil's Local Organizing Committee, Ronaldo declared that the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be the biggest ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Nepal on 2-day trip


March 8th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter arrived in Nepal Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup at ... Read more...

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73 killed, 1,000 hurt in Egypt football stadium violence (Second Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) At least 73 people were killed and up to a 1,000 injured following clashes and a stampede at a football stadium in the Egyptian city of ... Read more...

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Indian envoy to receive Liberia’s highest award (With Images)


July 24th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Monrovia, July 24 (IANS) India's Honorary Consul General to Liberia Upjit Singh Sachdeva will receive the West African nation's highest award, the Knight Grand Commander, from President Ellen Johnson ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly condemns Norway attacks


July 23rd, 2011 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 23 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Joseph Deiss has expressed shock over the deadly attacks in Norway, Xinhua reported.A statement released by his spokesperson said Deiss was ... Read more...

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FIFA opens ethics proceedings against its President Joseph Blatter


May 27th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by BNO News
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Friday announced the opening of ethics proceedings against its President Joseph Blatter over alleged cash payments to delegations.FIFA Executive ... Read more...

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Bin Hammam drags FIFA president Blatter to ethics committee (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London/Zurich, May 27 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter will appear before the world soccer governing body's Code and Ethics Committee here Sunday to answer charges that he knew about alleged ... Read more...

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AFC president Hammam faces charges of bribery in FIFA


May 25th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam's candidacy for June 1 FIFA presidential elections is in doubt after the world body Wednesday charged him with ... Read more...

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Obama wants two-year extension for FBI chief


May 13th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has asked the Congress to pass legislation that would extend the 10-year term of Robert S. Mueller III, the director ... Read more...

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When ‘Geronimo EKIA’ meant: ‘We got him’ (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) "Geronimo EKIA" - that was the cryptic code message from Pakistan that US President Barack Obama and his advisers gathered in the Situation Room of ... Read more...

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Geronimo EKA: Magic words that Obama was waiting to hear


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) "Geronimo EKIA." That was the terse message that US President Barack Obama was tensely waiting to hear.It meant that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ... Read more...

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Whites’ racial bias influences views of Obama’s “Americanism”


April 29th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Racial prejudice among some white Americans are influencing their views of President Barack Obama's "Americanism" and their assessment of how well he is performing in office, a ... Read more...

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Christian nominee in Manipur minority commission hailed


April 21st, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 21 (IANS) The All India Christian Council (AICC) Thursday welcomed Manipur government's appointment of a Christian representative in the state minority commission saying it would serve better the ... Read more...

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Biden repeats ‘do more’ mantra for Pak on terror


January 12th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan.12 (ANI): U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has cautioned that success against the Taliban and Al Qaeda is 'fragile and reversible,' and added that it required strengthening of local security ... Read more...

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Press Secretary Gibbs to leave White House


January 6th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Wednesday announced that he is leaving the White House after two years at the position, the New York Times reported.Gibbs, 39, would ... Read more...

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Democrats Of Washington Mourns Elizabeth Edwards’ Death


December 8th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US Senator John Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth Edwards breathed her last on Tuesday. The best selling author was surrounded by her friends and family members ... Read more...

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Medvedev thanks FIFA for choosing Russia as host country for 2018 World Cup


December 6th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday thanked FIFA President Joseph Blatter and the FIFA Executive Committee for choosing Russia as host country for the 2018 football world cup.Medvedev ... Read more...

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FIFA launches investigation into treatment of North Korean players


August 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 11 (DPA) FIFA president Joseph Blatter confirmed Wednesday that football's ruling body has began an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of North Korean players and coaches following the team's poor ... Read more...

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Blatter hails South Africa for successfully hosting World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph Blatter was fullsome in his praise Monday of South Africa as hosts of the 2010 World Cup. "After the Confederations Cup, I gave South Africa a ... Read more...

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Casillas becomes third goalkeeper to captain World Cup winning side


July 12th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) When Iker Casillas lifted the World Cup trophy presented to him by FIFA president Joseph Blatter and South African president Jacob Zuma, he became only the third goalkeeper ... Read more...

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South Africa’s star power restored as World Cup ends


July 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) From "ugly worm" to "beautiful butterfly," as the country's Nobel-winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu put it, the remarkable success of the World Cup confirmed the metamorphosis of South Africa ... Read more...

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Future dim for South Africa’s World Cup stadia


July 9th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 9 (DPA) For the past month the world has oohed and aahed at the bevy of glittering football stadia built by South Africa for the World Cup. From Johannesburg's Soccer City ... Read more...

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FIFA, France Football combine for best footballer award


July 5th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 5 (DPA) World football governing body FIFA and the magazine France Football will jointly award the Golden Ball for the best footballer in the world, FIFA president Joseph Blatter said ... Read more...

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FIFA not to ban vuvuzela


June 14th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) Football's governing FIFA sprang to the defence of the much-maligned vuvuzela Monday with president Joseph Blatter ruling out the favourite accessory of South African football fans being banned ... Read more...

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Mandela brought World Cup to South Africa


June 10th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) Would the football World Cup be taking place in Africa this year if it weren't for Nelson Mandela? FIFA president Joseph Blatter didn't seem to think so when he ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas could give South Africa an edge: Thailand coach Robson


May 17th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) The thunderous sound of thousands of fanfaring plastic trumpets could spur South Africa's unfancied football team to success in the World Cup, according to Thailand's coach Bryan Robson. South ... Read more...

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