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Woeful Liverpool suffer more pain at Palace

LONDON: Liverpool suffered more Selhurst Park misery as struggling Crystal Palace came from behind to clinch a shock 3-1 win over the lacklustre Reds yesterday. Brendan Rodgers’ side saw their…

Messi leaves La Liga greats trailing

MADRID: If anyone had said when a callow teenager called Lionel Messi netted his debut La Liga goal in May 2005 he would break Telmo Zarra’s top-flight scoring record within…

Rooney seals United triumph

LONDON: Wayne Rooney led Manchester United back into the top four of the Premier League with a smash-and-grab 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. On the back…

Ronaldo’s double shatter Eibar dreams

MADRID: Real Madrid saw off Basque minnows Eibar’s dreams of a giant killing thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo double to register their 14th consecutive win in all competitions with a…

Kuwait exit Gulf Cup after 5-0 loss to Oman

RIYADH: Kuwait national football team head coach Jorvan Vieira on Thursday described his side’s 5-0 Gulf Cup defeat against Oman followed by an exit from the group stage as “very…

India’s new football league making a big splash

NEW DELHI: When the Indian Super League kicked off, it certainly seemed to add the zing that football needed in a country which FIFA chief Sepp Blatter once called “a…

Defending champ Nigeria misses out on African Cup

CAPE TOWN: Holders Nigeria were bundled out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers on Wednesday as the final six places for the 2015 finals were decided. Congo, the Democratic Republic…

German Kroos missile sinks Spain

VIGO: Germany edged the big match between the last two World Cup winners on Tuesday as Toni Kroos’s last-gasp goal handed them a 1-0 friendly victory over Spain in rain-lashed…

Ireland embarrass US 4-1

DUBLIN: Ireland beat the United States 4-1 in an entertaining friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday with goals from Anthony Pilkington, James McClean and two from Robbie Brady handing…

France scrape past Sweden

MARSEILLE: Raphael Varane’s potential status as a France great was boosted on Tuesday when his late header helped Les Bleus beat Sweden 1-0 in a friendly at the Stade Velodrome.…

Ronaldo v Messi show falls flat

MANCHESTER: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi’ got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over…

Rooney’s double helps England floor Scotland

GLASGOW: England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at…

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