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Football: Rodgers backs Balotelli to carry Euro burden

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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...


Football: Eto’o-less Cameroon begin with a win

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Football: Eto’o-less Cameroon begin with a win JOHANNESBURG: Cameroon began life without Samuel Eto’o with a comfortable 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory in the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday. Clinton N’Jie scored in first-half stoppage time and another France-based player, Vincent Aboubakar, added the second nine minutes from time. The Indomitable Lions always looked likely winners against the surprisingly poor...


Football: Ronaldinho joins Mexican club Queretaro

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Football: Ronaldinho joins Mexican club Queretaro MEXICO CITY: Brazilian legend Ronaldinho made a surprise move to Mexico’s first division Friday, joining the White Roosters of Queretaro on a two-year deal. The 34-year-old former World Cup winner and two-time world player of the year had been without a club since leaving Brazilian outfit Atletico Mineiro in late July. “I chose Mexico for...


Football: England’s Sturridge ruled out of Swiss clash

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Football: England’s Sturridge ruled out of Swiss clash LONDON: England striker Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of his side’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland next week. Sturridge sustained a thigh injury during a training session with Roy Hodgson’s squad at their St George’s Park base on Friday. The Liverpool star was sent for a scan and it was decided he would...


Football: Real Madrid announce record income for 2013-14 season

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Football: Real Madrid announce record income for 2013-14 season MADRID: Spanish giants Real Madrid’s have announced a record 603.9 million-euro income ($790 million £480.8 million) for the 2013-14 season. Thanks in large part to winning the Champions League for a 10th time in May. Madrid’s total revenue was up 10.9 percent on last season, with the net profit slightly up from 36.9 million Euros...


Football: Real Madrid confirm loan deal for Javier Hernandez

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Football: Real Madrid confirm loan deal for Javier Hernandez MADRID: European champions Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan from Manchester United on Monday. “Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the loan of Javier Hernandez, who will be tied to the club for this season,” the Spanish club said in a statement....


Football: Burnley holds Man United on Di Maria debut

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Football: Burnley holds Man United on Di Maria debut LONDON: British-record signing Angel di Maria was unable to inspire Manchester United to victory on his debut as they drew 0-0 at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. A £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) acquisition from Real Madrid, Di Maria started the game, but despite some probing passes and darting runs, he...


Football: Barca welcome back Neymar, lose Iniesta

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Football: Barca welcome back Neymar, lose Iniesta MADRID: Brazilian star Neymar will make his first appearance of the season when Barcelona travel to face Villarreal on Sunday, but the Catalans will have to do without the injured Andres Iniesta. Neymar missed Barca’s opening day 3-0 over Elche last weekend due to a sprained ankle, having only just recovered from the broken vertebra...


Football: Ronaldo not fit for Portugal’s Euro 2016 opener

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

Football: Ronaldo not fit for Portugal’s Euro 2016 opener LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo will not be fit in time for Portugal’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania on September 7, national coach Paulo Bento said Friday. Bento said that their medical team decided that the 29-year-old Real Madrid player was “not fit to compete”. Bento declined to elaborate on the concerns over the player who...


Football: Alonso calls Bayern move toughest decision

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Football: Alonso calls Bayern move toughest decision MADRID: Spain’s midfield hero Xabi Alonso said Friday that moving from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich had been the toughest decision of his career and that the Spanish club had wanted him to stay. Alonso spoke about his “new adventure” after Real confirmed that it had reached agreement with the German champions for a transfer...


Football: Ronaldo named European Player of the Year

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

Football: Ronaldo named European Player of the Year MONACO: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists’ poll ahead of Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben. Ronaldo is the fourth recipient of the award, the previous winners were Franck Ribery, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi....


‘FIFA academy a milestone for football promotion’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th August 2014

‘FIFA academy a milestone for football promotion’ KHANEWAL: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat has said the PFF will carry on its efforts to promote the game, groom talent and develop playing facilities across the country. The PFF president said this while laying foundation of FIFA academy/training centre at here Wednesday last. World football governing body FIFA was fully...


Football: Alonso announces international retirement

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2014

Football: Alonso announces international retirement MADRID: Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. “I want to announce that my time with the Spanish national team has come to an end,” he said in a statement. “The hardest thing knows when to say goodbye, and after thinking about it, I think that my time with the...


Football: England’s Lampard calls time on international career

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Football: England’s Lampard calls time on international career LONDON: England midfielder Frank Lampard announced his retirement from international football after a career spanning 15 years on Tuesday. The 36-year-old’s 106th and final cap for his country came on June 23 when he captained England in their final World Cup game against Costa Rica. Lampard said in a statement released by his management company:...


Algeria suspend all football after player death

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Algeria suspend all football after player death ALGIERS: Algeria have suspended all football this weekend in memory of Albert Ebosse, the striker Killed on Saturday after being struck by an object thrown from the crowd during a League 1 match in the North African country. The Algerian Football Federation said in a statement it was considering several punitive measures including expelling Ebosse’s...


Football: Di Maria exit imminent, Ancelotti confirms

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Football: Di Maria exit imminent, Ancelotti confirms MADRID: Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria’s expected move to Manchester United should be completed in the coming days, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Sunday. Di Maria had previously expressed his desire to leave the European champions before the end of the transfer window and the 26-year-old is on the verge of a 60-million-euro...


Football: Balotelli set for Liverpool switch

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st August 2014

Football: Balotelli set for Liverpool switch ROME: Mario Balotelli was set for a shock move to Liverpool Thursday as AC Milan acknowledged that the controversial Italy striker was on his way out. The Milanese club have agreed to let the 24-year-old move to Infield in a transfer worth 20 million Euros (16 million pounds, $27 million), according to reports in England...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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