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Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

Posted by on 14/06/2018
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Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

MOSCOW: Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russia as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament in Moscow yesterday. Yury Gazinsky scored after 12 minutes and Cheryshev added a second before the break after coming on as an injury replacement for Alan Dzagoev. Artem Dzuyba netted a third […]

Messi casts doubt over W Cup future

Posted by on 11/06/2018
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Messi casts doubt over W Cup future

Messi casts doubt over W Cup future

MOSCOW: Brazil arrived in Russia yesterday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his international future. The Brazilians landed in the early hours in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where they will be based, buoyant after beating Austria 3-0 in […]

England manager Southgate demands break with the past

Posted by on 10/06/2018
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England manager Southgate demands break with the past

England manager Southgate demands break with the past

LONDON: England fly to Russia next week unencumbered by the usual great expectations, with manager Gareth Southgate promising a complete break from previous tournaments when they seldom lived up to their billing. “We are nothing to do with the past,” said Southgate in one of his final round of media interviews before they head to […]

Zidane makes a shock decision to leave European champions

Posted by on 31/05/2018
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Zidane makes a shock decision to leave European champions

Zidane makes a shock decision to leave European champions

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dropped a bombshell yesterday, quitting the Spanish giants just days after winning the Champions League for a record third year in a row. The 45-year-old former international decided to quit at the top saying that it was time for a change for himself and the club and admitting he […]

Pogba on Makkah pilgrimage ahead of the World Cup

Posted by on 23/05/2018
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Pogba on Makkah pilgrimage ahead of the World Cup

Pogba on Makkah pilgrimage ahead of the World Cup

RIYADH: French midfielder Paul Pogba has posted a video of himself at the holiest site of Islam in Saudi Arabia, as he prepares to join his French squad for the World Cup next month. “Only the person that comes here can understand the feeling,” the 25-year-old Manchester United star said in an Instagram video from […]

Chelsea hold firm to win FA Cup

Posted by on 19/05/2018
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Chelsea hold firm to win FA Cup

Chelsea hold firm to win FA Cup

WEMBLEY: Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to lift the FA Cup thanks to Eden Hazard’s penalty at Wembley yesterday to salvage a disappointing season. In what is still widely expected to be Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s final game in charge, the Blues withstood a second-half onslaught from United after Hazard’s 22nd-minute spot-kick to ensure Jose […]

Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa title

Posted by on 17/05/2018
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Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa title

Griezmann fires Atletico Madrid to Europa title

LYON: Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final in Lyon, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons. It is Griezmann’s first major title with Atletico, and a fitting way to […]

Goalkeeper Hart set to miss out on youthful England World Cup squad

Posted by on 16/05/2018
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Goalkeeper Hart set to miss out on youthful England World Cup squad

Goalkeeper Hart set to miss out on youthful England World Cup squad

Joe conceded 39 goals in his 19 league appearances     LONDON: England manager Gareth Southgate will name his 23-man World Cup squad yesterday with some experienced figures such as goalkeeper Joe Hart expected to miss out. The BBC and Sky Sports reported on Tuesday that 75-times capped Hart won’t be included among Southgate’s three […]

Egyptian Salah breaks record and Boateng leaves Barca heartbroken

Posted by on 14/05/2018
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Egyptian Salah breaks record and Boateng leaves Barca heartbroken

Egyptian Salah breaks record and Boateng leaves Barca heartbroken

Boateng hit his first professional hat-trick PARIS: Egyptian Mohamed Salah broke a record and Ghanaian Emmanuel Boateng left Barcelona heartbroken as they became the top African performers in the elite European leagues at the weekend. Salah scored his 32nd English Premier league goal of the season for Liverpool on the final day to better a […]

Liverpool qualify for Champions League

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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Liverpool qualify for Champions League

Liverpool qualify for Champions League

Salah scores to set another goalscoring record LONDON: Mohamed Salah’s clinical first-half strike against Brighton helped confirm Liverpool’s presence in the Champions League next term, and also saw the Egyptian break the record for most goals scored in a 38-game Premier League season. Brighton had no answers at a sun-kissed Anfield as Salah’s sensational form […]

Man United beat Watford 1-0 on Carrick’s final league game

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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Man United beat Watford 1-0 on Carrick’s final league game

Man United beat Watford 1-0 on Carrick’s final league game

United finished second behind champions Manchester City MANCHESTER: Manchester United treated their stalwart Michael Carrick to a memorable farewell yesterday after a first-half goal by Marcus Rashford gave them a 1-0 home win over Watford on the final day of the season. Carrick, who is unlikely to be picked for Saturday’s FA Cup final against […]

Zain main sponsor of Al Roudhan football tourney

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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Zain main sponsor of Al Roudhan football tourney

Zain main sponsor of Al Roudhan football tourney

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced its main sponsorship of the 39th edition of Al Roudhan Ramadan football tournament for the third consecutive year. The event comes under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. The announcement was made during a press conference that […]

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