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Juventus fight back for 2-2 draw against Chelsea


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Juventus staged a strong comeback to cut Chelsea's two-goal lead and earn an away draw in Champions League football Group E opener here.Boosted by the fanatic ... Read more...

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Palmeiras sack coach Scolari


September 14th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked by Brazilian top-flight club Palmeiras.Scolari's fate was sealed after an emergency meeting of ... Read more...

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Vasco coach Borges quits after shock loss


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 11 (IANS) Cristovao Borges has quit as coach of Brazilian top flight football club Vasco da Gama following their shock 0-4 home loss to Bahia.The 53-year-old's ... 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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Juventus crush Udinese, Roma beat Inter


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 3 (IANS) Juventus and Roma scored spectacular away wins respectively beating Udinese and Inter in their Serie A football matches.The Old Lady's 4-1 win at Udinese were aided ... 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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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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Real Madrid entertain Granada at home


September 1st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Real Madrid will aim to maintain the feel good factor after winning the Spanish Supercup when they face Granada in the Spanish La Liga football Sunday ... Read more...

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Internacional rejects Tottenham bid for Damiao


August 28th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 28 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur target Leandro Damiao will not be sold until at least the end of the year, Brazilian Serie A soccer club Internacional said.Internacional ... Read more...

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Kerzhakov signs four-year extension at Zenit


August 18th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's forward Alexander Kerzhakov has signed a new four-year contract with Zenit St. Petersburg football club, the Russian champions said.The deal contains an option for ... Read more...

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Petrescu to take over as Dynamo coach


August 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Chelsea player Dan Petrescu will take over as the Dynamo Moscow football coach by the end of the week.Petrescu resigned as coach of FC Kuban, ... 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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Neymar begs Ganso to stay at Santos


July 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Brazilian star Neymar has pleaded with national and club teammate Paulo Henrique Ganso to remain at Santos, local media reported.Ganso's agent Delcir Sonda ... Read more...

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Dundee to take Rangers’ place in Scottish League


July 17th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Dundee Football Club will next season fill the vacancy in the Scottish Premier League (SPL), created by the demotion of Glasgow Rangers."It was agreed that Dundee ... Read more...

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Glasgow Rangers demoted to lowest league tier


July 13th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Glasgow Rangers, plagued with financial difficulties, will start their new season in the lowest league tier, it was decided Friday.The Glasgow based club had already been ... Read more...

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Hulk hits back at Romario criticism


July 8th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Brazil international winger Hulk has hit back at criticism from legendary striker Romario by saying he deserves to be respected.Romario, now a federal ... Read more...

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McCartney rejoins West Ham


July 1st, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Northern Ireland defender George McCartney has rejoined West Ham United, the club said Sunday.McCartney signed a two-year contract, joining the newly promoted English Premier League ... Read more...

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Seedorf leaves Milan after a decade for Botafogo


July 1st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four-time Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf has moved to the Brazilian League with Botafogo, the club said Sunday.The 36-year-old Dutch midfielder has signed a ... Read more...

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Japan’s Kagawa to undergo medical for Man-U


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 22 (IANS) Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa is set to take a medical test for his move to English Premier League giants Manchester United.The 23-year-old, who previously played for ... Read more...

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Shebby Singh appointed Blackburn’s football director


June 19th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Former Malaysian defender and football pundit Shebby Singh has been appointed director of football by English club Blackburn Rovers.Blackburn's Indian owners Venky's decided to appoint Singh ... Read more...

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Ex-Brazil keeper Dida set for Portuguesa debut


June 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 19 (IANS) Former AC Milan goalkeeper Dida will play his first competitive match in two years Saturday when he makes his debut for Portuguesa in ... Read more...

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Former French footballer gets five-month suspended sentence


June 15th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 15 (IANS) Former French international footballer Claude Makelele was handed a five-month suspended prison sentence after being accused of beating up his former girlfriend.Makelele, 39, denied claims from ... Read more...

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Norwich appoint Hughton as new coach


June 8th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Newcastle United coach Chris Hughton is to succeed Paul Lambert as coach of English Premier League club Norwich City, the team confirmed.Lambert left for Aston ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho signs up with Atletico Mineiro


June 5th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 5 (IANS) Ronaldinho has signed up with Atletico Mineiro four days after quitting rival Brazilian football club Flamengo.Athletico Mineiro confirmed Monday they had signed on ... Read more...

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Celta return to Spanish La Liga after 5 years


June 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 4 (IANS) Celta Vigo joined near neighbours Deportivo la Coruna in being promoted to Spain's La Liga after a gap of five years.Celta's 0-0 draw at home to ... Read more...

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Deportivo return to Spanish top flight


May 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Deportivo la Coruna sealed their return to the Spanish La Liga from the second division following a 2-1 victory at home against Huesca.Goals from Riki and ... Read more...

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Liga’s penultimate round about survival and qualifying


May 4th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) With the outcome of the BBVA Primera Liga football title resolved with Real Madrid crowned champions Wednesday night, the coming weekend's penultimate round of games in ... Read more...

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Roy Hodgson to take over as England soccer manager


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Roy Hodgson is the new England manager, the Football Association (FA) announced Tuesday.Hodgson has agreed to sign a four-year contract with the FA that runs ... Read more...

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Juve, Milan win to keep title race open


April 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 26 (IANS) Marco Borriello came off the bench to strike nine minutes from time and handed Italian Serie A leaders Juventus a 1-0 victory at Cesena. AC ... Read more...

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Genoa fire coach Malesani


April 24th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 24 (IANS) Troubled Italian Serie A football club Genoa said they have fired their third coach Alberto Malesani. Club chairman Enrico Preziosi revealed that Luigi De Canio ... Read more...

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Deco prefers Libertadores to Champions League medals


April 19th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Star midfielder Deco says he would swap his Champions League winners' medals for a Copa Libertadores triumph with Brazilian club Fluminense.When asked what ... Read more...

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Yuvraj is a fighter: Irfan Pathan


April 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Indian pacer Irfan Pathan says Yuvraj Singh, who is recovering from cancer, is not just a fighter in the field but in real life too."He ... Read more...

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My second innings is God’s gift: Irfan Pathan


April 4th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Back into top flight cricket after being sidelined for two years with a back injury, Indian pacer Irfan Pathan considers his second innings as God's gift ... Read more...

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Russia’s first: Woman referee to officiate men’s match


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman referee will preside over a men's reserve game between CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow, in what is believed to be the first instance ... Read more...

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Hiddink named head coach of Russia’s Anzhi


February 18th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS) Dutch coach Guus Hiddink signed an 18-month contract to manage ambitious Russian top flight side Anzhi Makhachkala."Friday Guus Hiddink signed the contract. As well as the ... Read more...

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