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Brazil defeats Japan in opener

Posted by on 16/06/2013
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Brazil defeats Japan in opener

Brazil defeats Japan in opener

BRASILIA: Neymar inspired Brazil to a 3-0 win over Japan yesterday as the five-time world champions made a perfect start to their bid to clinch a third successive Confederations Cup title. Brazil won the competition in 1997, as well as the 2005 and 2009 editions, although their ensuing World Cup performances left much to be […]

Spain blanks Netherlands – Euro Under-21

Posted by on 13/06/2013
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Spain blanks Netherlands – Euro Under-21

Spain blanks Netherlands – Euro Under-21

PETAH TIKVA: A rampant Spain beat the Netherlands 3-0 on Wednesday to set up a semi-final against Norway in the Euro Under- 21 championships. Three Spain strikers scored in a flowing performance as a much-changed Netherlands side, who will now clash with Italy in the second semi-final, were less tight in defence than in their […]

Ibra steers Sweden to victory

Posted by on 12/06/2013
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Ibra steers Sweden to victory

Ibra steers Sweden to victory

PARIS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals as Sweden beat the Faroe Islands 2-0 to earn three crucial points in their quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday, but their Scandinavian neighbors Denmark suffered a crushing 4-0 home defeat to Armenia. Paris Saint-Germain striker Ibrahimovic stabbed home the opener from close range 10 […]

Messi, father deny tax crime allegation

Posted by on 12/06/2013
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Messi, father deny tax crime allegation

Messi, father deny tax crime allegation

MADRID: Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi denied stunning allegations yesterday that he and his father engaged in tax fraud worth more than four million euros ($5 million). The 25-year-old Argentina international and four-time World Player of the year expressed shock at the accusation by Spanish financial crimes prosecutors. “We are surprised about this news because we […]

Australia in Kruse control for Jordan rout

Posted by on 11/06/2013
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Australia in Kruse control for Jordan rout

Australia in Kruse control for Jordan rout

MELBOURNE: Exciting young winger Robbie Kruse inspired Australia’s old guard to a thumping 4-0 win over Jordan which put them within sight of next year’s World Cup yesterday. Germany-based Kruse set up 30-somethings Mark Bresciano and Tim Cahill and then grabbed an eye-catching goal of his own, before veteran skipper Lucas Neill rounded off the […]

Brazil defeat France 3-0

Posted by on 10/06/2013
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Brazil defeat France 3-0

Brazil defeat France 3-0

PORTO ALEGRE: Brazil scrapped their way to a flattering 3-0 friendly win over France on Sunday in an ugly, disjointed match against opponents who are even worse off than themselves. Second-half goals from Oscar, Hernanes and Lucas gave the under-fire Confederations Cup hosts a timely pretournament tonic in the city where coach Luiz Felipe Scolari […]

Salah hat-trick keeps Egypt on winning trail

Posted by on 09/06/2013
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Salah hat-trick keeps Egypt on winning trail

Salah hat-trick keeps Egypt on winning trail

JOHANNESBURG: Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick as Egypt whipped Zimbabwe 4-2 yesterday to maintain a perfect 2014 World Cup qualifying record. The ‘Pharaohs’ top Group G with 12 points from four victories and could win it later Sunday if secondplace Guinea fail to collect maximum points at home against Mozambique. Congo-Brazzaville and Tunisia drew in […]

Ukraine stun Montenegro

Posted by on 08/06/2013
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Ukraine stun Montenegro

Ukraine stun Montenegro

LONDON:Ukraine dented Montenegro’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time with a stunning 4-0 win that blasted Group H wide open on Friday when the fancied teams were made to fight hard for their points. Scotland, who have no chance of reaching next year’s finals in Brazil, epitomised the battling […]