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South Korea worsen Kuwait’s misery

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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South Korea worsen Kuwait’s misery

South Korea worsen Kuwait’s misery

SINGAPORE: Jordan stunned Asian champions Australia 2-0 yesterday to throw open their World Cup qualifying group after handing the Socceroos their first loss of the campaign. Ange Postecoglou’s side were the big casualties on another tricky night of qualifying for Asia’s elite, with Iran producing a scratchy display before salvaging a 1-1 draw against Oman […]

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini; World soccer rocked by suspension; Hayatou takes charge

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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Messi, Neymar out as S America 2018 World Cup journey begins

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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Messi, Neymar out as S America 2018 World Cup journey begins

Messi, Neymar out as S America 2018 World Cup journey begins

MONTEVIDEO: Lionel Messi and Neymar will be absent as Brazil and Argentina set out on the road to Russia-and redemption-when South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup kick off today. Injured Messi and suspended Neymar are just two of a galaxy of stars who will be missing as the long journey to Russia 2018 […]

FIFA tribunal to decide Blatter’s fate

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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FIFA tribunal to decide Blatter’s fate

FIFA tribunal to decide Blatter’s fate

ZURICH: Scandal-tainted FIFA’s ethics watchdog was locked in talks yesterday to decide the fate of world football president Sepp Blatter as attacks on the veteran sports baron mounted. The ethics committee tribunal was also to decide whether to take action against UEFA leader Michael Platini and former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-Joon, both candidates to […]

Chung says FIFA commission wants him banned for 19 years

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Chung says FIFA commission wants him banned for 19 years

Chung says FIFA commission wants him banned for 19 years

SEOUL: FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-Joon said yesterday the ethics committee of football’s governing body wants him banned for 19 years and slammed the move as a bid to “smear” his election campaign. The South Korean tycoon said that FIFA president Sepp Blatter, himself the target of a Swiss criminal investigation, was behind the attacks […]

Atletico’s Vietto strikes late in draw with Real

Posted by on 05/10/2015
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Atletico’s Vietto strikes late in draw with Real

Atletico’s Vietto strikes late in draw with Real

SPAIN: Atletico Madrid substitute Luciano Vietto struck late to rescue a 1-1 La Liga draw against Real Madrid on Sunday, while Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait to set a new club scoring record. Vietto slotted the ball home with seven minutes to go after Karim Benzema had given visitors Real the lead early on. […]

Arsenal bulldoze Man United

Posted by on 04/10/2015
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Liverpool sack Rodgers after poor start

Posted by on 04/10/2015
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Liverpool sack Rodgers after poor start

Liverpool sack Rodgers after poor start

LONDON: Liverpool sacked manager Brendan Rodgers yesterday following a year of disappointing results that culminated in a poor start to the current season. The announcement came just hours after Liverpool had held Everton to a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park with another unconvincing performance. Rodgers, 42, took Liverpool to the brink […]

Five-goal Aguero fires City on top

Posted by on 03/10/2015
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Five-goal Aguero fires City on top

Five-goal Aguero fires City on top

MANCHESTER: Sergio Aguero turned in a remarkable goal-scoring performance by netting five times in 20 minutes as Manchester City came from behind to rout Newcastle United 6-1 yesterday. Only four other players in post-1992 Premier League history-Andrew Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermain Defoe and Dimitar Berbatov-had scored five times in one game and Aguero’s display was […]

‘Sleeping giant’ India in deep slumber

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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‘Sleeping giant’ India in deep slumber

‘Sleeping giant’ India in deep slumber

MUMBAI: India’s glitzy super league returns this weekend, but a struggling national team and insufficient facilities in the cricket-mad country means the “sleeping giant” of world football is unlikely to stir anytime soon. India languish in 155th place in the FIFA world rankings and a recent humiliating 2-1 loss to tiny Guam further underscored the […]

Record-man Ronaldo turns focus on Madrid derby

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Record-man Ronaldo turns focus on Madrid derby

Record-man Ronaldo turns focus on Madrid derby

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo immediately turned his thoughts to Sunday’s La Liga derby at Atletico Madrid after his Champions League double on Wednesday drew him level with Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time leading marksman on 323 goals. Ronaldo, who scored twice in the 2- 0 Group A success at Malmo, has needed a mere 308 matches […]

Ronaldo rewrites Real record books

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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Ronaldo rewrites Real record books

Ronaldo rewrites Real record books

MALMÖ: Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed 500 career goals and tied Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer with a double in the Spanish giants 2-0 win away at Malmo yesterday. Ronaldo, 30, netted his 500th and 501st goals to propel Madrid to victory against the Swedish champions in the Group A clash, also extending his record […]