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Real Madrid knocked out by little Leganes

Posted by on 25/01/2018
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Real Madrid knocked out by little Leganes

Real Madrid knocked out by little Leganes

Real suffer humiliating Copa del Rey exit MADRID: Real Madrid crashed to a humiliating Copa del Rey exit on Wednesday when they were knocked out by little Leganes in the quarter-finals, adding to the atmosphere of crisis at the European champions. Real lost 2-1 in the second leg at their Bernabeu home as the tie […]

World Cup on track despite boycott: Qatar

Posted by on 25/01/2018
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World Cup on track despite boycott: Qatar

World Cup on track despite boycott: Qatar

DAVOS: Qatar is confident that it can host a successful World Cup in 2022 and preparations are fully on track after a boycott by its Gulf neighbors briefly disrupted supply lines last year, its foreign minister told Reuters. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, who is also deputy prime minister, said Qatar’s economy was now […]

Germany face France in Nations League

Posted by on 24/01/2018
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Germany face France in Nations League

Germany face France in Nations League

England draw Spain, Croatia in UEFA Nations League LAUSANNE: Germany will face old rivals France and the Netherlands after the trio were drawn together in the same three-team group for the inaugural UEFA Nations League, the latest addition to the football calendar, yesterday. The trio will feature in Group One of League A, the top […]

Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

Posted by on 24/01/2018
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Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

Manchester City into first final of Guardiola era

‘I’m proud of the boys and proud to be part of this team’ BRISTOL: Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side pushed hard before defeating second-tier Bristol City in an entertaining League Cup semi-final on Tuesday to leave him one game away from winning his first major trophy in English football. Guardiola’s runaway Premier League […]

Costa keeps champions Juventus in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli

Posted by on 23/01/2018
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Costa keeps champions Juventus in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli

Costa keeps champions Juventus in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli

Juventus deny Balotelli move TURIN: Brazilian Douglas Costa scored the only goal as champions Juventus kept in hot pursuit of leaders Napoli with a 1-0 against Genoa on Monday. Napoli stayed top after the first game following the winter break when Dries Mertens ended a long goal drought in a 1-0 victory at Atalanta on […]

Magical Messi hailed by Betis fans after rolling back the years

Posted by on 22/01/2018
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Magical Messi hailed by Betis fans after rolling back the years

Magical Messi hailed by Betis fans after rolling back the years

Barcelona thrashed the Andalusians 5-0 MADRID: It is easy to forget how talented Lionel Messi is when the Barcelona forward performs at such a consistently high level that you simply expect him to work wonders in every match. Occasionally, though, Messi has games which even by his own lofty standards are hugely impressive and, unfortunately […]

Qatar Amir discusses youth, sports with minister Al-Roudhan

Posted by on 21/01/2018
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Qatar Amir discusses youth, sports with minister Al-Roudhan

Qatar Amir discusses youth, sports with minister Al-Roudhan

DOHA: Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed yesterday with Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan relations between the two countries in youth and sports fields. During his meeting with Sheikh Tamim, Al-Roudhan conveyed greetings from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, […]

Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

Posted by on 21/01/2018
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Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

Lewandowski, Mueller star as Bayern go 16 points clear

Mueller has now scored 100 Bundesliga goals in his career BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller both netted twice as Bayern Munich went 16 points clear in the Bundesliga yesterday with a 4-2 victory over Werder Bremen. Mueller and Lewandowski each claimed goal-scoring milestones in a polished second-half display by Bayern’s forward pair. Mueller has […]

Hazard nets double as Chelsea ease to victory at Brighton

Posted by on 20/01/2018
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Hazard nets double as Chelsea ease to victory at Brighton

Hazard nets double as Chelsea ease to victory at Brighton

Hazard strike was the 100th league goal of his career BRIGHTON: A sublime performance from Eden Hazard solved Chelsea’s recent scoring problems in their first victory this year conjuring two goals in a 4-0 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday. Two goals in the opening six minutes at the Amex Stadium—Hazard’s opener followed […]

Kuwait jumps 15 spots in latest FIFA ranking

Posted by on 18/01/2018
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Kuwait jumps 15 spots in latest FIFA ranking

Kuwait jumps 15 spots in latest FIFA ranking

KUWAIT: Kuwait jumped 15 spots in the FIFA ranking following its participation in the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup after its ban was lifted. The first FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2018 ranks Kuwait in the 174th position, up from 189 in the previous ranking. The 15-spot leap is the biggest jump in the latest FIFA ranking. […]

Ronaldinho retires from football

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Ronaldinho retires from football

Ronaldinho retires from football

SAO PAOULO: Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in 2002, last played in […]

Man United put Sanchez saga aside to see off Stoke

Posted by on 16/01/2018
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Man United put Sanchez saga aside to see off Stoke

Man United put Sanchez saga aside to see off Stoke

OLD TRAFFORD: Manchester United took time off from their pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez to coast to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Stoke at Old Trafford on Monday. Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial in the first half, and Romelu Lukaku after the break, were on the scoresheet as Jose Mourinho finally beat struggling Stoke […]