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Striker Fabiano recalled to Brazil squad


September 12th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) Brazil football coach Mano Menezes has recalled striker Luis Fabiano for the team's upcoming friendlies against Argentina.Fabiano, who has not played an international match ... Read more...

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Transfer activity not over for Real Madrid, says Mourinho


August 29th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho hinted that his club will be doing more business before the transfer window closes at the end of Aug.Speaking Tuesday, after ... Read more...

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Real Madrid need Supercup win to boost morale


August 28th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS) Real Madrid have the chance to forget a dreadful start to the current football season when they entertain FC Barcelona in the return leg of the ... Read more...

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Barca captain Puyol fractures cheek bone


August 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS) Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has broken his right cheek bone, the club confirmed.The 34-year-old has suffered the same injury on three previous occasions, but ... Read more...

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Real Madrid confirms Modric signing


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 27 (IANS) Real Madrid football club Monday announced the signing of Croatian midfielder Luka Modric on a five-year contact.Modric joins the Spanish giants from Tottenham Hotspurs on a ... Read more...

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Dundee United to face Dynamo Moscow in Europa League


July 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A tough trip to Russia awaits Scotland's Dundee United after they were drawn against Dynamo Moscow in the third qualifying round of the Europa League ... Read more...

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Liberia to play Senegal in FIFA World cup qualifier


May 31st, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia, May 31 (IANS) Liberia will take on Senegal in the first leg of a 2014 FIFA football World Cup qualifier June 2.The return leg will be played in Monrovia ... Read more...

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Kenyan sports minister barred from parliament


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 3 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Paul Otuoma has been barred from parliament until he responds to a question posed by an MP on national football team captain Denis ... Read more...

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Vasco da Gama to play against Lanus


May 1st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 1 (IANS) Brazilian club Vasco da Gama will host Argentina's Lanus Wednesday knowing that anything less than victory could prove fatal to their Copa Libertadores hopes.The ... 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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Real Madrid to play Apoel in Champions League


April 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Real Madrid face what in theory should be a comfortable evening when they entertain APOEL Nicosia in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal ... Read more...

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Barca’s season a success: Guardiola


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said his side's performances this season should already be considered a success.Guardiola was speaking ahead of Tuesday's Champions League ... Read more...

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Ronaldo sets sights on Champions League last four


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo is confident Real Madrid will progress to the semifinals of the Champions League when they play APOEL Nicosia in the second leg of their ... Read more...

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Chelsea reach Champions League quarters after thrilling win


March 15th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) English club Chelsea overcame a 1-3 first leg deficit against Italy's Napoli to book a place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League football, winning ... Read more...

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Kenya’s football body agrees to pay player’s dues


March 14th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have finally agreed to pay back Italian-based AS Parma midfielder MacDonald Mariga costs incurred while he travelled to honour national team matches.In ... Read more...

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Tite continues suspension of Adriano


March 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 10 (IANS) Despite Adriano's achievement of losing 100 kilos, Corinthians coach Tite demonstrated his dissatisfaction with the striker, barring him from upcoming matches.According to Tite, Adriano ... Read more...

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Barca’s winger Alexis injured


March 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona will be without winger Alexis Sanchez for 10-15 days after the Chilean suffered a muscle injury during Saturday night's 3-1 win at home against ... Read more...

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Togo football team arrives in Kenya without Adebayor


February 27th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Sparrow Hawks of Togo arrived in Nairobi minus their star player Emmanuel Adebayor for their 2013 Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Harambee Stars Wednesday.The Togolese ... Read more...

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Benzema to be out of action with groin injury


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 23 (IANS) Real Madrid will be without French striker Karim Benzema for around three weeks after he picked up a groin injury in his side's 1-1 draw away ... Read more...

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Barcelona must beat Real Sociedad at home


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona have a must-win game against Real Sociedad in the Spanish Primera Liga football Saturday.Barca are already seven points behind league leaders Real madrid and ... Read more...

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Valencia draw Barcelona in Copa del Rey semis first leg


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona and Valencia drew the first leg of their Spanish Copa del Rey semi-final 1-1 at the Mestalla Stadium.Valencia opened the scoring through Jonas Goncalves, ... Read more...

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Flamengo’s fans frustrated with Libertadores loss


January 26th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 26 (IANS) Brazilian club Flamengo's fans were left disappointed after a 1-2 loss to Bolivia's Real Potosi in the first leg match in the qualifying round ... Read more...

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Mourinho evasive ahead of Barca tie


January 25th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 25 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho evaded all awkward questions in his pre-game conference ahead of Copa del Rey football quarter-final return leg against Barcelona.Mourinho's side travel ... Read more...

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Advantage Barca ahead of Copa del Rey return leg


January 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS) Barcelona and Real Madrid face each other for the ninth time since April when they play the return leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal ... Read more...

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Barcelona squad at limit for Malaga trip


January 20th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 20 (IANS) Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has been caught in two minds whether to rest key players or not for their visit to Malaga Sunday, keeping in mind ... Read more...

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Espanyol take narrow quarterfinal lead against Mirandes


January 18th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 18 (IANS) Spanish Primera Liga side Espanyol scored three goals in the last five minutes to take a slender one-goal advantage in their first-leg quarterfinal Copa del Rey ... Read more...

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Real Madrid reach quarterfinal of Copa del Rey


January 11th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 11 (IANS) Real Madrid booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Spanish Copa del Rey thanks to a 1-0 win away to Malaga.The win came courtesy a ... Read more...

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Copa return leg matches may see some surprises


January 10th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 10 (IANS) The hectic Spanish football season will continue with the 16 return leg matches of the Copa del Rey to be played this week. Although FC Barcelona, ... Read more...

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Benzema doubtful ahead of return leg against Malaga


January 9th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 8 (IANS) Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is doubtful for his side's return leg in the Copa del Rey in Malaga Wednesday after leaving the field injured in ... Read more...

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Guardiola wants no talk of ‘Clasico’ quarters


January 5th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 5 (IANS) FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola doesn't want to talk about the chance of another meeting between his side and eternal rivals Real Madrid in the ... Read more...

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Mourinho blames holidays for his players’s lethargic show


January 4th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 4 (IANS) Real Madrid football coach Jose Mourinho didn't know whether to praise or criticize his players after watching their Copa del Rey fightback against Malaga Tuesday night.Playing ... Read more...

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Jose Mourinho’s men eye top spot in Champions League Group D


November 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Real Madrid will be looking for a victory to assure their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League as group leaders when they face ... Read more...

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Turkey sack Hiddink after Euro 2012 failure


November 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Nov 16 (IANS) The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced Wednesday that Dutch coach Guss Hiddink's contract had been terminated by mutual agreement following the team's failure to qualify for ... Read more...

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Tough task for Indian to beat UAE: Colaco


July 27th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India's football coach Armando Colaco admitted Wednesday that it would tough for his boys to neutralise the three-goal deficit against United Arab Emirates (UAE) here ... Read more...

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World Cup qualifier: India have nothing to lose against UAE


July 27th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India will have to go all out Thursday in the return leg of their FIFA World Cup Asian leg qualifier as they have nothing to ... Read more...

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