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FIFA sets election date as Blatter rules himself out

Posted by on 21/07/2015
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FIFA sets election date as Blatter rules himself out

FIFA sets election date as Blatter rules himself out

ZURICH: FIFA chiefs yesterday recommended proposals to reform the scandal tainted world football body and a special election on February 26 to replace president Sepp Blatter who finally declared he will not be a candidate. On a dramatic day Blatter was showered with fake dollar bills by a British comedian at the start of a […]

Mexico, Panama in Gold Cup semis

Posted by on 21/07/2015
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Mexico, Panama in Gold Cup semis

Mexico, Panama in Gold Cup semis

EAST RUTHERFORD: Mexico and Panama advanced to a Gold Cup semi-final showdown with triumphs Sunday, one thanks to a dramatic save and the other on a penalty kick after a controversial call. Mexican captain Andres Guardado scored the lone goal from the spot in the 124th minute to lift Mexico over Costa Rica 1-0 while […]

Cuba book Gold Cup quarters – Trinidad, Mexico draw in wild affair

Posted by on 17/07/2015
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Cuba book Gold Cup quarters – Trinidad, Mexico draw in wild affair

Cuba book Gold Cup quarters – Trinidad, Mexico draw in wild affair

Sterling completes record move to Manchester City

Posted by on 15/07/2015
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Sterling completes record move to Manchester City

Sterling completes record move to Manchester City

MANCHESTER: Raheem Sterling became the most expensive English footballer in history when he signed for Manchester City from Liverpool on a five-year contract, the England forward’s new club announced on Tuesday. The 20-year-old completed his move to the 2014 Premier League champions after passing a medical in a deal worth an initial £44million but could […]

Jamaica, Costa Rica advance in Gold Cup

Posted by on 15/07/2015
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Jamaica, Costa Rica advance in Gold Cup

Jamaica, Costa Rica advance in Gold Cup

KANSAS CITY: Jamaica scored a late winning goal while Costa Rica needed only a scoreless draw as both teams advanced from Group B to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday. Jamaica’s Garath McCleary tapped in a rebound in the 72nd minute to help his team beat El Salvador 1-0 and clinch the […]

Arsenal hopeful goalkeeper can Cech mate title rivals

Posted by on 14/07/2015
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Arsenal hopeful goalkeeper can Cech mate title rivals

Arsenal hopeful goalkeeper can Cech mate title rivals

SINGAPORE: The arrival of goalkeeper Petr Cech has given Arsenal’s unfairly criticised defensive unit a welcome boost and could be the missing piece in the title puzzle, his new side have said. Pundits and fans have frequently cited last line weaknesses as the reason why Arsenal have not won the Premier League since 2004, with […]

Rodgers confirms Sterling move, plays down rift

Posted by on 13/07/2015
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Rodgers confirms Sterling move, plays down rift

Rodgers confirms Sterling move, plays down rift

BANGKOK: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday his team plans to sell Raheem Sterling to a rival club as he played down reports of an acrimonious rift over the restless England forward. Speaking in Bangkok where Liverpool have begun a pre-season overseas tour, the Northern Irish manager confirmed Sterling would leave, subject to passing medical […]

Guatemala hold Mexico in Gold Cup

Posted by on 13/07/2015
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Guatemala hold Mexico in Gold Cup

Guatemala hold Mexico in Gold Cup

GLENDALE: The Mexican national soccer team endured a night of frustration in front of tens of thousands of its fans. The end result was a 0-0 tie with Guatemala on Sunday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup match. “We tried. We had the ball hit the post,” Mexico coach Miguel Herrera said. “It’s frustrating because […]

Mighty Mexico rout depleted Cuba – Trinidad beat Guatemala in Gold Cup

Posted by on 10/07/2015
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Mighty Mexico rout depleted Cuba – Trinidad beat Guatemala in Gold Cup

Mighty Mexico rout depleted Cuba – Trinidad beat Guatemala in Gold Cup

CHICAGO: Mexico’s Gold Cup quest got off to an emphatic start with a crushing 6-0 demolition of short-handed Cuba in their opening game on Thursday at Soldier Field. Cuba came into the contest in disarray after learning that forward Keiler Garcia was missing from the lineup, apparently after having defected, news reports said. The US […]

FIFA bans Blazer for life

Posted by on 09/07/2015
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FIFA bans Blazer for life

FIFA bans Blazer for life

ZURICH: FIFA yesterday ordered a life ban against Chuck Blazer, a central figure in the corruption scandal that has engulfed world football, for taking millions of dollars in bribes. “Mr Blazer committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at FIFA […]

US defeat Honduras – CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted by on 08/07/2015
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US defeat Honduras – CONCACAF Gold Cup

US defeat Honduras – CONCACAF Gold Cup

FRISCO: Clint Dempsey didn’t view a wild sellout crowd as a pro-Texas bunch celebrating two goals by what amounts to a hometown kid. The East Texas native thinks American soccer supporters are a lot more fervent than that now. Dempsey scored twice on headers not far from where he trained as a youth, and the […]

Barca keep big money stars on the sidelines

Posted by on 08/07/2015
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Barca keep big money stars on the sidelines

Barca keep big money stars on the sidelines

BARCELONA: Barcelona will keep more than 60 million euros ($65 million) of talent on the sidelines for six months having signed Turkish international Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal knowing that they cannot play until next year. More big money deals could follow. A FIFA ban on making official signings until January 2016 has not stopped […]

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