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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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‘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

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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

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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

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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...


Football: Everton still waiting on injured Barkley

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Football: Everton still waiting on injured Barkley LONDON: Everton have yet to discover the full extent of England midfielder Ross Barkley’s knee ligament injury, manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday. There are fears the 20-year-old could be out for several months after suffering the injury in training last week, with swelling around the knee preventing an accurate prognosis. “I don’t know where the...


Football: Pakistan stun arch rivals India, level series

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Football: Pakistan stun arch rivals India, level series BANGALORE, India: Pakistan pulled off a surprise 2-0 win over India Wednesday, with a late goal from Saddam Hussain. Pakistan’s captain Kaleemullah put his side ahead in the 38th minute and a scrambled shot by Hussain in the 89th minute silenced the 5,000 Indian spectators at the Bangalore Football Stadium. The home fans had been...


Football: Pekerman signs new four-year deal with Colombia

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Football: Pekerman signs new four-year deal with Colombia BOGOTA: Jose Pekerman has signed a new four-year deal as coach of Colombia, the South American country’s football federation announced Tuesday. “We’ve been saying it since the start, for several months, that Pekerman was our plan A, B and C,” federation president Luis Bedoya told local radio. Pekerman’s initial contract expired on July 31, the...


Football: Chelsea loan McEachran to Vitesse Arnhem

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Football: Chelsea loan McEachran to Vitesse Arnhem LONDON:Chelsea announced on Monday they have loaned their England Under-21 midfielder Josh McEachran to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem until the end of the 2014-15 season. The 21-year-old made his Chelsea debut at the age of just 17, but he has been successively loaned out in recent seasons, spending time at Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Watford and...


Jashn-e-Azadi flood light foot ball tournament from Aug 20

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Jashn-e-Azadi flood light foot ball tournament from Aug 20 FAISALABAD: First Lyallpur National Jashn-e-Azadi flood light foot ball tournament will be played at Al-Fateh football ground Saleemi Chowk from August 20-28. The event is being organised by the district sports department in connection with Jashn-e-Azadi celebrations which will be participated by teams across country, said DO sports here Friday. The winner team will get cash...


Football: We tried, but we’re slipping — Brazil’s Neymar

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Football: We tried, but we’re slipping — Brazil’s Neymar RIO DE JANEIRO- Sifting through the ruins of Brazil’s World Cup campaign, star player Neymar says his team strove hard for glory, but other countries have moved ahead and they must catch up. While refusing to pin the blame on former handler Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar also warned young players to beware the damage some...


Football: Barcelona’s Adriano out with ‘heart anomaly’

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Football: Barcelona’s Adriano out with ‘heart anomaly’ MADRID: Brazilian defender Adriano will be sidelined for up to six weeks after an irregular heartbeat was detected in a routine medical check, a setback likely to halt a move away from the Spanish giants. “The medical staff informed us that Adriano Correia underwent an electrocardiogram which revealed an abnormal heart rhythm,” said the club...


Football: Brazil in mass cull of backroom staff

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Football: Brazil in mass cull of backroom staff fRIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil continued a mass clearout of their World Cup backroom staff on Tuesday following the resignation of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Team doctor Jose Luis Runco and head of communications Rodrigo Paiva became the latest casualties of a campaign that turned on its head with the 7-1 semi-final mauling at the hands...


Victory celebrations-Germany welcomes the World Cup Champions

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Victory celebrations-Germany welcomes the World Cup Champions BERLIN: The victorious world cup champions’ warm arrival in Berlin as they landed and welcomed by huge joyous masses of German football fans. To welcome their World-Cup-winning team after return from Brazil over thousands of German football fans in Berlin have gathered since daybreak. On Tuesday morning the flight bringing the victorious players to Berlin...


ESPN, Univision set audience records for men’s World Cup final

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ESPN, Univision set audience records for men’s World Cup final LOS ANGELES: Germany’s victory over Argentina in soccer’s World Cup final drew record audiences,broadcasters ESPN and Univision said on Monday. About 26.5 million U.S. viewers on both networks watched Mario Goetze’s extra time volley push Germany past Argentina,1-0, on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro for its fourth World Cup title. Walt Disney Co’s ESPN said...


Football: Mix of tears, cheers and violence in Argentina

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Football: Mix of tears, cheers and violence in Argentina BUENOS AIRES- Argentinians reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as clashes between hooligans and police ended a massive street party. Tens of thousands of people flocked to the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, the iconic monument where the country traditionally celebrates and...


Soccer-Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour

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Soccer-Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer, called into the side for the World Cup final against Argentina minutes before kick off following an injury to Sami Khedira, was himself substituted after 31 minutes on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kramer got a nasty blow to the head in a challenge with Argentina’s Ezequiel Garay in the...


Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina

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Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina RIO DE JANEIRO- Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday. Bayern Munich star Goetze struck in the 113th minute of a gripping battle at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium as Argentina superstar Lionel...


Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report

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Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report RIO DE JANEIRO:  Brazil’s  football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s contract, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to...


 
 
 



 
 



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