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FIFA gives India checklist for hosting U-17 World Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Friday gave India a checklist to abide by if the country is to host the Under-17 World Cup.Valcke's pre-requisites include ... Read more...

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IMG-Reliance plan football academy, stadiums’ make-over (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) All India Football Federation's (AIFF) marketing partners IMG-Reliance Thursday proposed a centre for excellence in Baroda and have also come up with a plan to ... Read more...

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Havelange stadium not a taint to Rio 2016, say organisers


August 10th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio said Friday that having the athletics stadium named after disgraced former FIFA president Joao Havelange wouldn't ... Read more...

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German side Bremen signs Kevin de Bruyne on loan


August 7th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 7 (IANS) Bundesliga side Werder Bremen has signed Belgian international midfielder Kevin de Bruyne on a season-long deal from Chelsea until 2013, the club said Tuesday.The 21-year-old Chelsea ... Read more...

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Concern for spectators’ skin care at Olympics (London diary)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The Olympics organisers are surely concerned about the spectators' skin, allowing them to bring sun cream inside the stadium. "You may bring up to 200 ml ... Read more...

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‘Africa needs India for education’


July 29th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 29 (IANS) "The Chinese will come and build roads, stadiums and infrastructure.... They will build labs, but who will run the labs?," asks Jean-Pierre Ezin, the AU's ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricketers end battle for contracts


July 18th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketers have ended their battle against the authorities over signing of the contracts for the year 2012, an official said Wednesday."The contracts have been ... Read more...

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Guyana president slams move to play T20s in Florida


July 6th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Castries (St Lucia), July 6 (IANS/CMC) Guyana President Donald Ramotar has blasted the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) move to play last weekend's Twenty20 doubleheader against New Zealand in Florida.Labeling the ... Read more...

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‘Chak de’ moment: Hockey as passion (Feature) (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) With a swift flick of the hockey stick, the ball whizzes past the padded up goalie. The victors let out a loud cheer, and even ... Read more...

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FIFA invests 20 million dollars for green World Cup


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) FIFA will invest $20 million in green initiatives as part of its sustainability strategy for the 2014 World Cup.Speaking at an event here Tuesday, ... Read more...

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UEFA hails Ukraine, Poland Euro 2012 success


June 19th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 19 (IANS) UEFA President Michel Platini has expressed his satisfaction with the arrangements for the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine."I am very pleased with organising. Poland and ... Read more...

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Russian Football Union to appeal UEFA fines


June 14th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS) The Russian Football Union (RFU) said Thursday it would appeal harsh punishments from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for Russian fans' behaviour during the ... Read more...

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Bikni-clad weather presenters told to cover up


June 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Two models, hosting a late-night weather forecast programme on a Chinese television show, have been forced to cover themselves up after they drew sharp reactions from ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Irish fans fill stadiums in Poland


June 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Poland, June 12 (IANS) Irish fans are all over Euro 2012 stadiums in Poland, notwithstanding their 3-1 defeat to Croatia in the opener.According to data from PL.2012, the organising body ... Read more...

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Ukrainian opposition to probe Euro 2012 funding


June 8th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian opposition will launch an investigation into possible misappropriation of state budget funds during the preparation for the Euro 2012 football tournament.Ukrainian parliament vice-speaker ... Read more...

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Netherlands adjusts training after racist abuse by fans


June 7th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 7 (IANS) Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk adjusted his training in Krakow after hearing racist abuse from the stands.During the warm-up for the training in the Wisla ... Read more...

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Ukraine’s Euro 2012 preparations enter home stretch: President


May 31st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, May 31 (IANS) With 10 days remaining for the kick-off of the Euro 2012 football championship, Ukraine enters the final stretch of its tournament preparations, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych ... Read more...

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Russia cracks down on Euro 2012 ticket touting


May 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS) Russian football authorities have been cracking down on ticket touts of the Euro 2012 football tournament and illegal supplies are being cut off, a senior football ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan joins Georgia in joint bidding for Euro 2020


May 26th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 26 (IANS) Georgia welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to join it in jointly bidding for the 2020 European Football Championship. "Joint bid will ease efforts to overcome challenges related ... Read more...

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Ukraine introduces ban on public smoking


May 25th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian parliament has approved a legislation prohibiting smoking at public places, including restaurants, stadiums and government buildings."The adoption of this document was necessary since, ... Read more...

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Brazilian football clubs’ debt now $1.85 billion


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS) Brazil's First Division football clubs have a combined debt of $1.85 billion, according to an audit by consultancy firm BDO.Four of Brazil's top five ... Read more...

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Simpsons cameo was nerve-wrecking, says Gaga


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Singer Lady GaGa says acting makes her more nervous than performing in front of packed stadiums on her sell-out world tours.The singer recently appeared as ... Read more...

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Poland claims it is well prepared for Euro 2012


May 9th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 9 (IANS) A month before the kick-off of Euro 2012 football championship, a Polish government spokesman said everything would be ready well in time.All services will be fully ... Read more...

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Euro 2012 ticket design unveiled in Ukraine


April 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 24 (IANS) The ticket design for the Euro 2012 Football Championship was officially presented by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Events executive Martin Kallen in the Ukrainian ... Read more...

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FIFA allocates $699 mn for Russia 2018


April 5th, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) FIFA has granted Russia a budget of $699 million to host the 2018 World Cup, a similar amount to that received by South Africa for ... Read more...

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FIFA concerned about Brazil’s preparedness for 2014 World Cup


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA has raised serious concerns about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup saying that "things are not moving in Brazil".FIFA's secretary ... Read more...

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Revamped I-League has to be pan-Indian, says Bhutia


February 25th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia feels the new-look I-League on the lines of US Major League Soccer (MLS) should encompass the entire country and not ... Read more...

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Serbian folk singer set free


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Serbian folk singing star Svetlana Raznatovic, known as Ceca, was set free Wednesday after spending 245 days in house arrest for embezzlement of millions of euros ... Read more...

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Kerala eyes next Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, 2017 U-17 football


February 15th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) Kerala Wednesday expressed its desire to host two major events in the near future - the next edition of the global Indian diaspora conclave, and the ... Read more...

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Pitch will be ready for Wednesday’s Twenty20: ANZ Stadium curator


January 30th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) ANZ Stadium curator Les Burdett expects the pitch to be ready for Wednesday's Twenty20 International between Australia and India.The Indians were left disappointed Monday morning during ... Read more...

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FIFA’s secretary-general assures Brazil will be ready for World Cup


January 21st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (IANS) FIFA's Secretary-General Jerome Valcke has praised Brazil's preparations for the 2014 football World Cup.Valcke came to Brazil Friday on a routine inspection escorted by ... Read more...

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World cup hosts Russia better organised than Brazil: Blatter


January 21st, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is better prepared now for the 2018 World Cup than Brazil is for the tournament just two years away, FIFA president Sepp Blatter ... Read more...

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Putin urges fans to help tourists at World Cup


January 20th, 2012 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has put out an impassioned call for football fans across the nation to turn the 2018 World Cup into a ... Read more...

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Nigerian athletes locked out of stadiums as strike begins


January 10th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Jan 10 (IANS) Nigerian athletes have been locked out of the National Stadium and the Teslim Balogun Stadium, both in southwest Nigeria's Lagos state, in view of the nationwide ... Read more...

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Gaga’s former assistant sues her tour company


December 27th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Lady Gaga's former assistant Jennifer O'Neill is suing the pop star's touring company over allegations of unpaid dues.O'Neill was employed as Gaga's aide for 13 months ... Read more...

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