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Messi devastated by new final defeat

Posted by on 07/07/2015
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Messi devastated by new final defeat

Messi devastated by new final defeat

BUENOS AIRES: Lionel Messi has told of the pain of losing the Copa America final after the football superstar faced criticism in his native Argentina. Messi finally posted a statement on his facebook account late Monday having hidden his devastation at losing another major final since the 4-1 penalty shootout defeat by Chile on Saturday. […]

Carli Lloyd seen as marketing darling

Posted by on 07/07/2015
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Carli Lloyd seen as marketing darling

Carli Lloyd seen as marketing darling

WASHINGTON: Carli Lloyd has the personality and grit to become the next advertising sensation but the World Cup star should start aggressively hitting the market because of the limited interest in women’s soccer in the United States, analysts said on Monday. Lloyd had three goals in the first 16 minutes to lead the Americans to […]

US demolish Japan to win World Cup

Posted by on 06/07/2015
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US demolish Japan to win World Cup

US demolish Japan to win World Cup

VANCOUVER: Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hattrick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday. The United States, winners in 1991 and 1999, became the first nation to win the crown three times and avenged their loss to […]

Nani joins Fenerbahce from United for 6m euros

Posted by on 06/07/2015
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Nani joins Fenerbahce from United for 6m euros

Nani joins Fenerbahce from United for 6m euros

ISTANBUL: Portuguese star Nani yesterday joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United for six million euros as the Istanbul giants seek to add a glittering array of foreign talent to their ranks ahead of the new season, the Turkish club said. After last month’s signing of Danish centre back Simon Kjaer, Fenerbahce are reportedly also pursuing Manchester […]

Chile stun Argentina to win Copa crown

Posted by on 05/07/2015
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Chile stun Argentina to win Copa crown

Chile stun Argentina to win Copa crown

VIVA welcomes Diego Costa on his first visit to Kuwait

Posted by on 05/07/2015
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VIVA welcomes Diego Costa on his first visit to Kuwait

VIVA welcomes Diego Costa on his first visit to Kuwait

KUWAIT: Being the platinum sponsor of the annual Al Roudan Indoor Football Tournament, VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, took part in a private event hosted by the organizers to meet the well-known football player Diego da Silva Costa. VIVA’s Corporate Communications team and esteemed guests welcomed Costa at the VIP hall at […]

Finance Ministry Soccer tourney

Posted by on 05/07/2015
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Finance Ministry Soccer tourney

Finance Ministry Soccer tourney

KUWAIT: The second Indoor Finance Ministry Soccer Tournament was held at Martyr Qushaian Al-Mutairi Hall of Al-Nasser Sports Club under the patronage of Commercial Bank of Kuwait and Al- Mane Travel Agency, as well as Al-Nasser Sports Club. The final match was between the Financial Affairs and the Guidance and Accounts. The match was attended […]

All eyes on Messi – Dream Copa America final

Posted by on 04/07/2015
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All eyes on Messi – Dream Copa America final

All eyes on Messi – Dream Copa America final

SANTIAGO: Lionel Messi and Argentina will be chasing a first major title in 22 years late yesterday when they face hosts Chile in a dream Copa America final in Santiago. The three-week South American football showpiece reaches its climax at the Estadio Nacional with Argentina aiming to win their first title since 1993, 12 months […]

Japan and US set for spicy World Cup final rematch

Posted by on 04/07/2015
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Japan and US set for spicy World Cup final rematch

Japan and US set for spicy World Cup final rematch

VANCOUVER: The United States arrive at the Women’s World Cup final battle-hardened and seeking revenge, while Japan enter today’s match determined to retain the trophy they denied the Americans four years ago. It all adds up to a spicy finale to the global showcase that began on June 6 under the shadow of a FIFA […]

Japan set up US rematch – England ‘heartbroken’ after World Cup defeat

Posted by on 02/07/2015
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Japan set up US rematch – England ‘heartbroken’ after World Cup defeat

Japan set up US rematch – England ‘heartbroken’ after World Cup defeat

EDMONTON: Holders Japan swiped a dramatic 2-1 victory over England thanks to an injury-time own-goal by defender Laura Bassett on Wednesday, setting up a Women’s World Cup final rematch against the United States. The Asian champions, who defeated the Americans on penalty kicks in the 2011 championship match, take on the two-time winners on Sunday […]

US blank Germany to reach Women’s World Cup final

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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US blank Germany to reach Women’s World Cup final

US blank Germany to reach Women’s World Cup final

MONTREAL: An inspired performance from Carli Lloyd lifted the United States into their second straight Women’s World Cup final with a 2-0 win over top-ranked Germany on Tuesday. In a battle between the world’s top two teams, the United States largely dominated in front of 51,000 largely US supporters at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. In a […]

Sweden captures first Euro U-21 title

Posted by on 01/07/2015
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Sweden captures first Euro U-21 title

Sweden captures first Euro U-21 title

PRAGUE: Goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved two penalties in a shoot-out to lead Sweden to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in Prague on Tuesday. The AIK Stockholm stopper sent a vociferous yellow-clad crowd at Prague’s Eden stadium into raptures when he saved attempts by Ricardo Esgaio and William Carvalho for a 4-3 […]