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Australia coach Postecoglou quits

Posted by on 22/11/2017
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Australia coach Postecoglou quits

Australia coach Postecoglou quits

Saudi Arabia sack coach Bauza after five games Sydney: Ange Postecoglou framed his departure as Socceroos head coach with a stereotypically Aussie scenario. He’d decided to quit last week immediately after Australia qualified for a fourth consecutive World Cup, only to be talked out of it an hour later. Five beers later, he was wavering […]

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

Posted by on 22/11/2017
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Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

Man City beat Feyenoord to win Champions League group PARIS: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla. Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur […]

FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

Posted by on 21/11/2017
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FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

GENEVA: Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee yesterday. They include former FIFA audit committee member Richard Lai of Guam, who testified in federal court. “His guilty plea related, amongst others, to schemes in which he received bribes in exchange for […]

Dybala, Messi renew rivalry in Turin

Posted by on 21/11/2017
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Dybala, Messi renew rivalry in Turin

Dybala, Messi renew rivalry in Turin

Barcelona lead Group D by 3 points with two rounds to go TURIN: Juventus star Paulo Dybala has rediscovered his scoring form just in time as he renews his rivalry with fellow Argentina Lionel Messi in today’s Champions League clash with Barcelona. The 30-year-old Messi scored two goals to help Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 […]

ABK concludes its 6th annual football Tournament

Posted by on 21/11/2017
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ABK concludes its 6th annual football Tournament

ABK concludes its 6th annual football Tournament

KUWAIT: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) announced the conclusion of the 6th annual football tournament, which was held at ‘The Corner’ Soccer Field in Kuwait City, next to Kuwait Towers. The exciting day-long event took place on Nov 7. A total of 8 academies for children between the ages of 9 and 10 years […]

Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

Posted by on 20/11/2017
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Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

MADRID: In a recurring theme of Real Madrid’s stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as they fell 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after firing more blanks in a bad-tempered Madrid derby. Yet, in attempting to defend a lacklustre performance from Saturday’s stalemate at Atletico Madrid, Zidane turned […]

Juventus loses ahead of Barca clash

Posted by on 19/11/2017
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Juventus loses ahead of Barca clash

Juventus loses ahead of Barca clash

MILAN: Juventus fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria, which maintained its perfect home record in Serie A yesterday. Duvan Zapata, Lucas Torreira and Gian Marco Ferrari put Sampdoria 3-0 up in the second half before Juventus threatened an astonishing stoppage-time comeback with a penalty from Gonzalo Higuain and a strike from Paulo Dybala. […]

De Bruyne dazzles, City sink Leicester

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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De Bruyne dazzles, City sink Leicester

De Bruyne dazzles, City sink Leicester

LEICESTER: Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City overcame defensive problems to reach another landmark with a 2-0 victory at Leicester City yesterday. Pep Guardiola’s side made it 11 wins from 12 matches to equal the record start to their 2011-12 title triumph under Roberto Mancini. Even the loss of John Stones to injury and an […]

Hazard scores twice as Chelsea hammer West Bromwich Albion 4-0

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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Hazard scores twice as Chelsea hammer West Bromwich Albion 4-0

Hazard scores twice as Chelsea hammer West Bromwich Albion 4-0

Fourth straight league defeat for West Brom WEST BROMWICH: Chelsea cruised to a 4-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League yesterday with two-goal Eden Hazard leading the way. The Belgian played a key role in Alvaro Morata’s 17th-minute opener before scoring the champions’ second and fourth goals as they won without needing […]

Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

It’s a big emotion, beyond making history: Christian Cueva LIMA: Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia. Farfan struck in the 27th minute and Ramos scored in the 65th […]

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain out of Gulf Cup amid Qatar crisis

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Saudi, UAE, Bahrain out of Gulf Cup amid Qatar crisis

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain out of Gulf Cup amid Qatar crisis

DOHA: Gulf Cup organisers yesterday said Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain had “withdrawn” from the Qatar-hosted tournament, amid a deepening political crisis in the region. Tournament bosses said they had received no response from the three federations to questions about their participation in the competition, scheduled to start on December 22. A deadline […]

Australia qualifies for 2018 WCup

Posted by on 15/11/2017
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Australia qualifies for 2018 WCup

Australia qualifies for 2018 WCup

Jedinak scores second-half hat-trick SYDNEY: Mile Jedinak stepped up when it counted most, propelling Australia into next year’s World Cup with a hat trick yesterday in a 3-1 victory over Honduras that secured the next-to-last spot in Russia. The Australia captain was in doubt for the intercontinental playoff series with a groin injury that had […]

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