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Football: Wenger tells Arsenal to tighten defence

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

Football: Wenger tells Arsenal to tighten defence LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said only a vastly improved defensive effort will propel the Gunners back towards the summit of English football. The Gunners have lost just once in the Premier League so far this season, to leaders Chelsea. However, several draws have proved costly and Wenger’s side will kick off 11 points...


Football: Neymar, Messi strike to ease Barca past Ajax

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd October 2014

Football: Neymar, Messi strike to ease Barca past Ajax BARCELONA: Barcelona warmed up for their clash with Real Madrid on Saturday in fine fashion as goals from Neymar, Lionel Messi and Sandro Ramirez handed them a 3-1 Champions League win over Ajax on Tuesday. Neymar grabbed the opener in the Group F clash at the Camp Nou after just seven minutes when he collected...


Football: Schalke’s Di Matteo looks to shut down Sporting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

Football: Schalke’s Di Matteo looks to shut down Sporting GELSENKIRCHEN: Roberto Di Matteo makes his Champions League debut as Schalke coach on Tuesday with the ex-Chelsea boss urging the Royal Blues to keep visitors Sporting Lisbon bottom of Group G. The 44-year-old Di Matteo kicked off his fledgling Schalke career with a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday as striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and...


Soccer-Suarez nets first Uruguay goals since biting ban

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Soccer-Suarez nets first Uruguay goals since biting ban Luis Suarez scored his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman on Monday. Suarez took his international tally to 43 with strikes in the 57th and 66th minutes and substitute Jonathan Rodriguez added the third in the dying minutes of the game at...


No change in 2015 Africa Cup schedule over Ebola: CAF

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th October 2014

No change in 2015 Africa Cup schedule over Ebola: CAF CAIRO: The schedule for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will not be changed, African football’s governing body the African Football Confederation (CAF) announced on Saturday despite hosts Morocco calling for its postponement over the Ebola crisis. The Moroccan health ministry had lodged a demand with CAF to postpone the January 17-February 8 competition as...


Football: New Indian league brings glamour, scepticism

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th October 2014

Football: New Indian league brings glamour, scepticism KOLKATA: With Bollywood stars, cricketing greats and a slick marketing campaign, India’s new football league is gunning to become the next big thing in sport. But just days before Sunday’s kick-off in the eastern city of Kolkata, the Indian Super League (ISL), which has lured a host of former international stars, is facing scepticism. Some...


Football: Fletcher brace gives Sunderland first win

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th October 2014

Football: Fletcher brace gives Sunderland first win SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom: Steven Fletcher scored his first goals of 2014 as Sunderland won 3-1 at home to Stoke City on Saturday to record their first victory of the Premier League season. The Scottish striker scored either side of half-time at the Stadium of Light to earn Sunderland three points after Connor Wickham’s early header...


Football: Rest is Hart-stopping for City keeper

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th September 2014

Football: Rest is Hart-stopping for City keeper LONDON: England goalkeeper Joe Hart said he could see little benefit in being rested as he prepared to return between the posts for Manchester City in their Champions League group match against Roma on Tuesday. Hart was replaced by pre-season signing Willy Caballero for Premier League champions City’s 4-2 wins at Hull at the weekend...


Football: Liverpool get go-ahead for Anfield expansion

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd September 2014

Football: Liverpool get go-ahead for Anfield expansion LONDON:  Liverpool has been granted permission to redevelop their Anfield home by the city’s municipal authorities, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Members of Liverpool City Council’s planning committee voted in favor of the scheme after visiting the stadium, which currently seats 45,276 and has been Liverpool’s home since 1892. Liverpool will now be...


Qatar will not host World Cup, says FIFA’s Zwanziger

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd September 2014

Qatar will not host World Cup, says FIFA’s Zwanziger ISLAMABAD: The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said. “I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar,” the German told Sport Bild. “Medics say that they cannot...


Football: Ronaldo, Bale leads Real to eight-goal rout of Deportivo

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

Football: Ronaldo, Bale leads Real to eight-goal rout of Deportivo MADRID:  Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid equaled their biggest ever away win in La Liga with a 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday. Ronaldo opened the scoring with a fantastic header from Alvaro Arbeloa’s cross, but the Portuguese was upstaged by James Rodriguez and the Colombian doubled the visitors’ advantage...


Football: Suarez already a good signing, says Enrique

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

Football: Suarez already a good signing, says Enrique MADRID:  Barcelona boss Luis Enrique believes Luis Suarez has already proved his worth despite not having even played a competitive game since his #75 million moves from Liverpool. The Uruguayan will still be unavailable for over a month after receiving a four-month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in June....


Football: Assou-Ekotto gets three-match ban for Anelka backing

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th September 2014

Football: Assou-Ekotto gets three-match ban for Anelka backing LONDON:  Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto was banned for three games and fined by the Football Association on Friday after sending Nicolas Anelka a message of support following his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture last season. Former France striker Anelka made the gesture — widely regarded as anti-Semitic — having scored for West Brom against West Ham...


Premier Football League begins September 20

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th September 2014

Premier Football League begins September 20 ISLAMABAD:The 11th Pakistan Premier Football League will be staged at three different venues across the country from September 20 with a total of 12 teams competing in the extravaganza. The three venues where the matches will be played include Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. The matches in Islamabad will begin from September 22 at Jinnah Football...


Football: Zidane interested in France coaching role

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

Football: Zidane interested in France coaching role MARSEILLE:  Former France captain Zinedine Zidane, currently coach of the Real Madrid reserve side, admitted Tuesday he would consider a coaching job with his native France. The former World Player of the Year worked as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant as Real won the Champions League and Copa del Rey last season and is following in the...


Champagne will run against FIFA president Blatter

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

Champagne will run against FIFA president Blatter Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year’s election for president of the world soccer body. “I have the honor of informing you that I have just written to the FIFA ad-hoc Electoral Committee and its president, Mr. Domenico Scala, to confirm my...


Football: Rodgers backs Balotelli to carry Euro burden

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th September 2014

Football: Rodgers backs Balotelli to carry Euro burden LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Mario Balotelli has the experience required to lead the line when they return to Champions League action for the first time in five years at Anfield on Tuesday. Italy striker Balotelli is likely to be the senior striker in a Liverpool side, with Daniel Sturridge set to be sidelined...


Football: Falcao on bench for Man United against QPR

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th September 2014

Football: Falcao on bench for Man United against QPR MANCHESTER, United Kingdom:  New signings Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind were handed debuts in Manchester United’s Premier League home game with Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, but Radamel Falcao started on the bench. Colombia striker Falcao, a loan signing from Monaco, was joined on the substitute’s bench by England left-back Luke Shaw, who could be...


Football: Neymar double continues Barca’s perfect start

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th September 2014

Football: Neymar double continues Barca’s perfect start MADRID: Barcelona made it three wins from three under new boss Luis Enrique as Neymar came off the bench to score twice in a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. The Brazilian had been left out of the starting line-up after his exertions in captaining his country for the first time in wins over...


Football: Welbeck, Lampard handed Arsenal, City debuts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th September 2014

Football: Welbeck, Lampard handed Arsenal, City debuts LONDON: Former England team-mates Danny Welbeck and Frank Lampard were given debuts by their respective new clubs as Arsenal hosted champions Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Welbeck, a #16 million ($26.6 million, 20.2 million Euros) signing from Manchester United on transfer deadline day, came into the Arsenal team, while Aaron Ramsey was...


Football: Messi fit for Athletic Bilbao clash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th September 2014

Football: Messi fit for Athletic Bilbao clash MADRID: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Lionel Messi will be fit to face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday despite skipping Argentina’s World Cup final rematch with Germany last week due to a groin strain. “Messi is ready to play. He has trained both on his own and with the group,” Enrique said on Friday....


Football: Kabylie banned from home games over Ebosse death

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th September 2014

Football: Kabylie banned from home games over Ebosse death ALGIERS: The Algerian football federation on Friday banned JS Kabylie from playing home games for the rest of the season after the death of Cameroon striker Albert Ebosse. Ebosse died after being hit by a missile following Kayblie’s 2-1 defeat by USM Alger on August 23. Kabylie will have to play all home games at...


Football: Cameroon Lions devour Ivorian stars

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 11th September 2014

Football: Cameroon Lions devour Ivorian stars JOHANNESBURG: A new Cameroon team continued a great start to 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying by thrashing star-stacked Ivory Coast 4-1 in Yaounde Wednesday. Clinton N’Jie and Vincent Aboubakar scored twice each for the Indomitable Lions with reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure on target for the Elephants. Cameroon opened their Group...


‘Golden Foot’ award for former Turkish striker

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th September 2014

‘Golden Foot’ award for former Turkish striker ISLAMABADa:  Former Turkish international and former Galatasaray striker Hakan Sukur will receive the “Golden Foot Football Legend award given by the Principality of Monaco every year. According to press release issued by the Golden Foot Award Monaco committee, this year’s award has been attributed to 43-year-old Sukur for his outstanding career, Anadolu News Agency reported....


Football: United set to announce record revenues

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th September 2014

Football: United set to announce record revenues LONDON: Football giants Manchester United are set to announce record revenues of around #420 million ($676 million, 523 million Euros) for last season when they publish their annual results on Wednesday. Figures are also expected to include #25m in profit, aided by worldwide sales of two million replica shirts. The results should also include details...


Football: Spain start new era with Macedonia thrashing

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th September 2014

Football: Spain start new era with Macedonia thrashing VALENCIA: A goal on his competitive international debut by Paco Alcacer helped Spain bounce back after a disastrous defence of their World Cup crown in Brazil as the European champions opened their qualifying campaign for the 2016 finals with a 5-1 win over Macedonia on Monday. A Sergio Ramos penalty added to  Alcacer’s goal put...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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