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Alexis adds to Barca injury woes


September 14th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona said that Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez will miss Saturday's La Liga away game against Getafe.Alexis returned from playing two World Cup qualifying matches ... Read more...

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Neymar ensures Santos victory over Flamengo


September 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Striker Neymar and 16-year-old winger Victor Andrade scored two goals in as many minutes as late-rallying Santos defeated Flamengo 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A ... Read more...

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Walcott to miss England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine


September 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Theo Walcott will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine Tuesday as the Arsenal winger has been left out of the squad due to illness.The ... Read more...

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Hulk in Brazil’s starting line-up against China


September 10th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 (IANS) Forward Hulk is poised to replace Leandro Damiao in Brazil's starting line-up for Monday's international football friendly with China in Recife.The Zenit St.Petersburg star ... Read more...

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Anzhi release Ivanov


September 8th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala have released winger Alexei Ivanov.The Dagestan-based club tore up the 31-year-old midfielder's contract on mutual consent, said an official website ... Read more...

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Anzhi smash five past Alkmaar to qualify for Europa


August 31st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala qualified for the group stage of the Europa League for the first time Thursday with an emphatic 5-0 away win over ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: India held to a goalless draw by Nepal


August 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Defending champions India were held to a goalless draw by a spirited Nepal in a rain-marred match but the latter crashed out of the Nehru Cup ... Read more...

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Chelsea seal Moses signing


August 25th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Chelsea have finalised the signing of winger Victor Moses from Wigan after the Nigeria international passed a medical test and agreed on personal terms Friday."Chelsea Football ... Read more...

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Honda goal gives CSKA win over AIK


August 24th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A simple finish from Keisuke Honda was enough to give CSKA Moscow a valuable away 1-0 lead as the Russian team beat Sweden's AIK here ... Read more...

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Fan identified in Anzhi ‘urine-throwing’ incident


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A football fan who splashed liquid, reportedly urine, on Moroccan winger Mbark Boussoufa has been identified and his details given to prosecutors, the Russian Premier ... Read more...

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Brazil winger Lucas helps Sao Paulo win 3-0


August 19th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain-bound winger Lucas Moura was on the scoresheet as Sao Paulo defeated Ponte Preta 3-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship.Rogerio Ceni opened the ... Read more...

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Zenit coach confirms interest in Nani


August 18th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football champions Zenit St. Petersburg are interested in buying Manchester United midfielder Nani, Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said."The news about Nani is true," Spalletti ... Read more...

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Zenit thrash Spartak 5-0


August 11th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg hammered in five goals as they demolished 10-man Spartak Moscow in a top-of-the-table Russian Premier League football clash Saturday.Russia midfielder Roman Shirokov ... Read more...

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Brazil winger Lucas joins PSG for 43 million euros


August 9th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) French football club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) has beaten Manchester United in the race to sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Moura.The deal was confirmed Wednesday after ... Read more...

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Brazil officials deny Manchester United deal for Lucas


August 6th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) denied reports that Lucas Moura was granted leave from the country's Olympic team to sign with English club Manchester United.Britain's ... Read more...

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Dundee United hold Dynamo to draw in Europa League


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A stoppage-time goal from Russia international striker Alexander Kokorin rescued a 2-2 draw for Dynamo Moscow away at Dundee United in the Europa football league.The ... Read more...

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Olympic football: Brazil’s coach may bring changes to team


July 31st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Brazil's Olympic football coach Mano Menezes has revealed he is likely to make changes to the team that will face New Zealand in Newcastle Wednesday.Having picked ... Read more...

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Copenhagen release N’Doye to Lokomotiv


July 25th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Danish football side FC Copenhagen have allowed Senegalese forward Dame N'Doye to join Lokomotiv Moscow, the president of the Russian club said Wednesday.N'Doye, 27, helped ... Read more...

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Chelsea’s 33 mn euro bid for Willian rejected


July 19th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk has reportedly rejected a 33 million euro bid from Chelsea for Brazilian winger Willian.The value exceeds the 32 million ... Read more...

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1984 Olympics: India missed medal when it was for taking (Sports Special)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Reckoned to be one of the best teams ever in the post-Independence era, the Indian squad for the 1984 Olympics glowed with talent and promise to an extent that nothing less ... Read more...

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Capello can’t rest on laurels: Bilyaletdinov


July 18th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello will have to prove himself if appointed Russia coach, former Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov said Tuesday.Capello, a five-time Italian league and two-time Spanish ... Read more...

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McGeady eyes revenge against Alania


July 17th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady said Tuesday he is eyeing revenge over newly promoted Alania Vladikavkaz in their 2012-13 season-opener this weekend.Spartak was on the ... Read more...

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Sao Paulo rejects Man United offer for Lucas Moura


July 15th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 15 (IANS) Brazilian football club Sao Paulo has rejected a 33 million euro offer from Manchester United for winger Lucas Moura.Sao Paulo, which owns 80 percent ... 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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Anzhi stars upset at UEFA stadium ban: Boussoufa


July 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/IANS RIA Novosti) Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala's star-studded team is upset at UEFA's decision to ban the team from playing Europa League games at their home stadium, Anzhi's ... Read more...

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Lokomotiv Moscow release Stanislav Ivanov


July 11th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lokomotiv Moscow have released Moldovan midfielder Stanislav Ivanov, the club said Wednesday.The 31-year-old has been a fringe player at best since joining from now-dissolved FC ... Read more...

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Inter Milan target Lucas vows to focus on Olympics


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Inter Milan target Lucas Moura has vowed not to let transfer speculation distract him from his Olympic preparations with Brazil.The Italian Serie A outfit ... 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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Kalou, Bosingwa leave Chelsea


July 1st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa left Chelsea as free agents Sunday after their contracts expired.Both ended their time at the club on a high, ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Spain edge Portugal for third-straight Euro final (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain reached their third-successive Euro final Thursday, beating a defiant Portugal 4-2 on penalties after their Euro 2012 semifinal ended goalless after extra time.Cesc ... Read more...

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Ronaldo heads Portugal to semifinal at Euro Cup (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 22 (IANS) The Czech Republic failed to turn back the clock and repeat their 1996 glory Thursday night when Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Portugal to a convincing 1-0 quarterfinal ... Read more...

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England’s Walcott doubtful for Ukraine match


June 18th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 18 (IANS) English winger Theo Walcott is doubtful for their crucial final Group D match with co-hosts Ukraine in Euro 2012 Tuesday.The 23-year-old Arsenal star, who scored ... Read more...

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Walcott surprised by his own Roanldo dip


June 16th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England winger Theo Walcott was taken aback by his own ability Saturday, and said he didn't know he had the kind of fierce dip ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Welbeck flick gives England 3-2 win over Sweden


June 16th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Danny Welbeck's back-flick secured England a dramatic 3-2 win over Sweden in Euro 2012 Group B in Kiev Friday.The Manchester United striker angled Theo ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Menez and Cabaye on target as France dominate Ukraine (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France took a step towards the Euro 2012 quarterfinals Friday after goals from Jeremy Menez and Yohan Cabaye gave them a 2-0 win over ... Read more...

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