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Simeone content with a point after battle at Sevilla

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Simeone content with a point after battle at Sevilla MADRID: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said he was happy with a point after the champions were held to a 0-0 draw at Sevilla in a bruising La Liga game on Sunday that left them five points behind second placed Barcelona. Simeone has insisted Atletico are focused on securing third place and a lucrative Champions...


Keshi says Nigeria offered him “slave contract”

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Keshi says Nigeria offered him “slave contract” ABUJA: Stephen Keshi has said a new deal offered him by Nigeria amounted to a “slave contract”. A debate has raged whether 52-year-old Keshi should be given a new contract after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. His initial contract of three years ran...


Egypt to resume football league suspended after stadium clashes

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Egypt to resume football league suspended after stadium clashes CAIRO: Egypt said Wednesday its premier football league, suspended after a stampede and clashes at a Cairo stadium will be allowed to resume play but no fans will be allowed to attend matches. Egyptian authorities suspended all major football matches after 19 people were killed on February 8 when violence erupted at a stadium as...


Under-fire Ancelotti tells Madrid “I am here to stay”

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Under-fire Ancelotti tells Madrid “I am here to stay” BARCELONA: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti does not believe his future at the club depends on him winning a trophy this season and says: “I am here to stay”. Madrid finished 2014 on the crest of a wave, having set a new Spanish record of 22 straight wins, but less than two months later after...


Pirlo wonder goal lifts Juve 10 points clear

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Pirlo wonder goal lifts Juve 10 points clear TURIN, Italy: Juventus warmed up for their Champions League last 16 clashes against Borussia Dortmund next week with a come from behind 2-1 victory over relegation threatened Atalanta in Turin on Friday. In a Serie A clash moved forward to Friday night, Juventus extended their lead at the top of the table to 10 points...


Monaco warm up for Arsenal with derby win

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Monaco warm up for Arsenal with derby win PARIS: Monaco gave themselves a boost ahead of their trip to play Arsenal in the Champions League by beating Cote d’Azur rivals Nice 1-0 at the Allianz Riviera in Ligue 1 on Friday. Substitute Bernardo Silva was the hero for the principality side, coming off the bench to net the only goal of the game...


Pacquiao-Mayweather mega fight confirmed

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Pacquiao-Mayweather mega fight confirmed LOS ANGELES: Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will meet Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on May 2 in the mega fight their fans have long clamored for, Mayweather confirmed Friday. The unbeaten American made the announcement via the social media website Shots.com. “What the world has been waiting for has arrived. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on...


Soccer Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard

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Soccer Mourinho urges referees to protect Chelsea winger Hazard LONDON: Eden Hazard has asked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to find him shin pads that also protect the back of his legs after suffering a record number of fouls in the Premier League and European competition this season. Mourinho, who urged referees to offer the tricky Belgium forward more protection, said Hazard suffered from dangerous...


River lose 2-0 in Bolivian thin air

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River lose 2-0 in Bolivian thin air BUENOS AIRES: River Plate conceded two goals in the final nine minutes to fall 2-0 to San Jose in their Libertadores Cup clash in the Bolivian Andes on Thursday. Twice South American champions River left no stone unturned in preparing for the match, the club’s first in the competition for six years, nearly 4,000 metres...


Rooney sorry for ‘dive’ – Preston goalkeeper

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Rooney sorry for ‘dive’ – Preston goalkeeper LONDON: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney apologised for the way he won a penalty during his side’s FA Cup win over third-tier Preston North End, according to the beaten team’s goalkeeper. Rooney went to ground in the penalty area after Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann slid out to meet him towards the end of Monday’s fifth-round...


Cavani header keeps PSG hopes alive in Chelsea tie

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Cavani header keeps PSG hopes alive in Chelsea tie PARIS: Paris St Germain sustained their hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter finals when Edinson Cavani’s powerful second-half header salvaged a 1-1 home draw against Chelsea in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday. Cavani struck 12 minutes into the second half to cancel out Branislav Ivanovic’s first-half header which was scored against the run...


Quaid-e-Azam Football tourneys from Feb 27

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Quaid-e-Azam Football tourneys from Feb 27 ISLAMABAD: The 5th All Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Football Tournaments will kick off on February 27 at Rahim Yar Khan under the auspices of the District Football Association. Secretary, District Football Association, Rana Zia ur Rehman said that 14 teams from all over the country will feature in the tournament. The names of participating teams are: Pakistan...


Al Sadd eye another ACL title after more shootout success

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Al Sadd eye another ACL title after more shootout success Former winners Al Sadd believe a second AFC Champions League title is possible after another penalty shootout success saw the Qatari side edge past Emiratis Al Wadha and into the group stages following a dramatic 4-4 draw. The painful defeat capped a bad Tuesday night for United Arab Emirates clubs, with domestic league leaders Al...


Linesman hit by bottle during South American final

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Linesman hit by bottle during South American final BUENOS AIRES: The South American Cup Winners Cup final second leg was held up for five minutes after an assistant referee was hit on the head by a bottle thrown from the stands on Wednesday. Argentina’s World Cup referee Nestor Pitana decided to resume play as soon as he was satisfied linesman Juan Pablo Belatti...


FBL Eng-Premier Liverpool V Tottenham

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2015

FBL Eng-Premier Liverpool V Tottenham Liverpool, Merseyside, UNITED KINGDOM: Liverpool’s French defender Mamadou Sakho (L), Liverpool’s Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel (C) and Liverpool’s Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (R) celebrate their victory after the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February 10,...


Qatar out

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Qatar out Doha, QATAR: This file photo taken on July 2, 2014 shows Qatar club Lekhwiya’s new head coach, Michael Laudruop of Denmark, attends a training session in Doha after his signing a one year with the Qatari club. Japan’s football chiefs refused to comment on February 10, 2015 on reports linking Danish former Barcelona and Real...


FBL FIFA-U20 DRAW

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FBL FIFA-U20 DRAW Auckland, NEW ZEALAND : FIFA delegate Colin Smith (R) holds up the name of Hungary, watched by delegate Rhiannon Martin (L), at the official draw for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup football tournament, in Auckland on February 10, 2015. The Under 20 World Cup is due to kick off in New Zealand on May 30,...


Spanish, Portuguese leagues take FIFA third-party ownership ban to EU competition authorities.

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Spanish, Portuguese leagues take FIFA third-party ownership ban to EU competition authorities. MADRID:  The Spanish and Portuguese professional football leagues announced on Monday their intention to challenge FIFA’s ban on third-party ownership of players to the European Union’s competition commission. “The prohibition of third-party ownership constitutes an economic agreement that restricts the economic liberty of clubs, players and third parties without any justification or proportionality,” the leagues...


Johnston to leave Kilmarnock

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Johnston to leave Kilmarnock LONDON: Kilmarnock manager Allan Johnston will leave the Scottish Premiership club at the end of the season, he revealed on Thursday in comments published by Britain’s Press Association. The 41-year-old former Killie midfielder, who was appointed manager in June 2013, said he had decided to leave after the club sold 18-year-old striker Robbie Muirhead to...


US goalkeeper in 1950 World Cup shock dies

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US goalkeeper in 1950 World Cup shock dies CHICAGO, Feb 3: Frank Borghi, the United States goalkeeper in the team that recorded an historic 1-0 victory over England at the 1950 World Cup finals, has died aged 89, US Soccer announced Tuesday. Borghi made nine international appearances from 1949 to 1954, including three World Cup finals matches and five qualifiers. But his most...


FIFA to decide on fourth extra-time substitute

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd February 2015

FIFA to decide on fourth extra-time substitute ISLAMABAD: FIFA’s rule makers could decide this month to let teams use a fourth substitute in extra time. The idea could take effect in July if the proposal is passed at a meeting of the International Football Association Board, known as IFAB, in Northern Ireland on February 28, Sydney Morning Herald reported. FIFA president Sepp...


Ronaldo ‘won’t leave Real Madrid’ – agent

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Ronaldo ‘won’t leave Real Madrid’ – agent LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo will finish his career at Real Madrid, the Portuguese superstar’s agent said Tuesday as he put a #300 million ($452 million, 298 million euros) price-tag on the world footballer of the year. “He is the best player ever in the world. You can’t compare him with anybody else,” agent Jorge Mendes said...


Barcelona accused of tax fraud in Neymar signing

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Barcelona accused of tax fraud in Neymar signing MADRID: Spanish public prosecutors have asked for Barcelona and their former president Sandro Rosell to be tried for two charges of tax fraud committed in the signing of Brazilian star Neymar. In a judicial file released on Monday, prosecutor Jose Perals Calleja suggests that Rosell and Barca declared an inferior fee to that which they...


Ghana oust Guinea in Nations Cup quarter final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd February 2015

Ghana oust Guinea in Nations Cup quarter final Goals from Christian Atsu and Kwesi Appiah gave Ghana a 3-0 victory over Guinea on Sunday, setting up an African Nations Cup semi final against hosts Equatorial Guinea. Group C winners Ghana eliminated a disappointing Guinea side, who only progressed from Group D following the drawing of lots with Mali, after a dominant display. Everton’s Atsu opened the scoring...


Soccer-Player injured after fans invade dressing room in Brazil

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st February 2015

Soccer-Player injured after fans invade dressing room in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO: Flamengo fans burst into the Macae dressing room, stealing equipment and injuring a player before the team’s first game of the season, according to a state soccer federation official and the opposing team coach. Despite the incident, the match at Macae in the Rio de Janeiro state championship went ahead as normal...


Soccer Ecuador name Argentine Quinteros as coach

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st January 2015

Soccer Ecuador name Argentine Quinteros as coach QUITO: Ecuador named Argentine Gustavo Quinteros as coach on Friday for their 2015 Copa America campaign in Chile and 2018 World Cup qualifying. The 49 year old, who played for Bolivia at the 1994 World Cup in the United States after obtaining dual nationality, has been in charge of Ecuadorean side Emelec since 2012 and...


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