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Messi and Higuain are little girls, mocks Peru defender


September 14th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Peru defender Carlos Zambrano has labelled Argentina stars Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain "little girls" following the teams' 1-1 draw in Tuesday's World Cup ... Read more...

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Iniesta out for two weeks


September 13th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 13 (IANS) Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss his team's Champions League opener against Spartak Moscow next Wednesday due to an injury which may keep him out of ... Read more...

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Del Bosque expected tough fight from Georgia


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Spain football coach Vicente del Bosque said he expected a tough fight from Georgia, whom they beat 1-0 in an away game to kick-off their World ... Read more...

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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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Italy beat Malta 2-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 12 (IANS) Italy wrenched a less convincing 2-0 win over Malta at home to chalk up their first win in the 2014 football World Cup qualifiers.Mattia Destro opened ... Read more...

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Argentina remain on top despite 1-1 draw


September 12th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) Peru's Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro missed a first-half penalty as Argentina held on for a barely deserved 1-1 draw in their football ... 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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Buffon to extend Juventus deal


September 10th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected extend his contract with Juventus till 2016.An Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Sunday that Italy custodian would ... Read more...

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Krul, Fer withdraw from Dutch squad for World Cup qualifier


September 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 10 (IANS) Leroy Fer and Tim Krul will not travel to Budapest with the Dutch team for the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Hungary Tuesday, the ... Read more...

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Ukraine’s Khacheridi doubtful for England qualifier


September 9th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine defender Yevhen Khacheridi may miss his country's World Cup qualifier against England Tuesday after catching a virus, his team Dynamo Kiev announced.The 25-year-old centre-back ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Phil Jones for up to eight weeks


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury in training, the team said.England ... Read more...

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Capello blasts sluggish Russia


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia failed to live up to coach Fabio Capello's hopes for a high-tempo flowing game when they beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in their opening World ... Read more...

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Argentina face Paraguay in World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (IANS) Argentina will be looking to strengthen their qualification chances for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when they face Paraguay in South American qualifying ... Read more...

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France leave Giroud out for World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 7 (IANS) France's national football coach Didier Deschamps has left out striker Olivier Giroud for the opening match of 2014 World Cup qualifications against Finland in Helsinki.The ... Read more...

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Dzyuba to miss World Cup qualifiers


September 5th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian striker Artem Dzyuba has injured his knee and will miss Friday's football World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland and next Tuesday's against Israel.Spartak Moscow's ... Read more...

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Deschamps is new France coach


July 9th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 9 (IANS) The French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed former captain Didier Deschamps as the new coach of the national team, replacing Laurent Blanc."Noel Gael, president of the ... Read more...

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Senegal coach optimistic ahead of World Cup qualifier


June 9th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), June 9 (IANS) Senegal's head coach Joseph Koto is confident his team will pick three points against Uganda Saturday when the two teams clash in a 2014 World ... Read more...

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Adebayor to miss Togo’s World Cup qualifier


June 9th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lome (Togo), June 9 (IANS) Emmanuel Adebayor will once again miss Togo's 2014 World Cup qualifier against DR Congo in Kinshasa Sunday.The striker, who spent this season on loan from ... 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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Portuguese Duarte appointed as Gabon coach


April 29th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Libreville (Gabon), April 29 (IANS) The Gabonese Football Federation confirmed that Portuguese Paulo Duarte will replace Gernot Rohr as head coach of Gabon.The 43-year-old, who signed a two-year contract Saturday, ... Read more...

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Football violence: Egypt announces three-day mourning


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authorities announced a national three-day mourning period following violence at a stadium in Port Said that saw at least 73 people killed and ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: Pakistan coach and captain not on same wavelength


December 1st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan football coach Zavisa Milosavljevich and captain Jaffer Khan were not on the same wavelength regarding the team's preparation for the South Asian Football Federation ... Read more...

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Floodlights fail during Kolkata soccer match


November 21st, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Kolkata was shamed as a power failure led to a 19-minute blackout and disruption in the I-League soccer game under floodlight between arch-rivals East Bengal and ... Read more...

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Medeira officially appointed India coach, injured Paul dropped


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday officially elevated assistant coach Savio Medeira as the chief coach while announcing a 27-member national squad for the ... Read more...

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Lebanon draw 2-2 with Kuwait in World Cup qualifier


October 12th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Oct 12 (IANS) Lebanon missed a chance of achieving victory against Kuwait after being forced to a 2-2 draw in the third game of Group B at the Asian ... Read more...

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Argentina, Ecuador win opening FIFA World Cup qualifiers


October 8th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), Oct 8 (IANS) Ecuador beat Venezuela 2-0 while Argentina thrashed Chile 4-1 in the opening matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.Playing at home here in front ... Read more...

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Qatar hold Iran 1-1 in World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Sep 7 (IANS) Iran drew with Qatar 1-1 in an Asia Group E encounter of the 2014 World Cup qualifier at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium here.In another Group E ... 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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India go down 3-0 to UAE in pre-World Cup qualifier


July 24th, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Al Ain (Abu Dhabi), July 23 (IANS) Two red cards in four minutes dashed India's hopes as they went down 3-0 to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the controversial first-leg ... Read more...

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India beat Qatar in international football friendly


July 18th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 18 (IANS) India held on to their early lead to beat a higher-ranked Qatar in an international football friendly at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha Sunday night.It ... Read more...

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Subrata Paul to lead India against Qatar


July 16th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India goalkeeper Subrata Paul will be leading the team in Sunday's international football friendly against Qatar at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha.The match is ... Read more...

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India held 1-1 by Maldives in international friendly


July 11th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India lost an early lead and settled for a 1-1 draw against Maldives Sunday in an international football friendly at the National Stadium in Male.According ... Read more...

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India held 1-1 by Maldives in international friendly


July 11th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India lost an early lead and settled for a 1-1 draw against Maldives Sunday in an international football friendly at the National Stadium in Male.According ... Read more...

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India held 1-1 by Maldives in international friendly


July 11th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India lost an early lead and settled for a 1-1 draw against Maldives Sunday in an international football friendly at the National Stadium in Male.According ... Read more...

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