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Bayern must bring in new blood to stay on top: Lewandowski

Posted by on 08/11/2017
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Bayern must bring in new blood to stay on top: Lewandowski

Bayern must bring in new blood to stay on top: Lewandowski

WARSAW: Bayern Munich must make sure they bring in top players every season to stay competitive and ease the pressure on an ageing squad, Poland captain Robert Lewandowski said on Tuesday. Lewandowski, with the national team for friendlies against Uruguay on Friday and Mexico on Monday, also told Reuters in an interview that Bayern’s first-choice […]

Seeing double as identical twins play for Russia

Posted by on 07/11/2017
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Seeing double as identical twins play for Russia

Seeing double as identical twins play for Russia

MOSCOW: Opponents of Russia’s national side can be forgiven for confusion as they face two identical players: twin brothers Anton and Alexei Miranchuk. The 22-year-old Miranchuk siblings appeared together in the national squad for the first time last month after manager Stanislav Cherchesov rewarded their solid performances for Russian league leaders Lokomotiv Moscow. “We gave […]

Struggling West Ham fires Bilic

Posted by on 06/11/2017
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Struggling West Ham fires Bilic

Struggling West Ham fires Bilic

Lines up David Moyes as new coach LONDON: West Ham fired manager Slaven Bilic yesterday following the team’s slide into the English Premier League relegation zone and was set to hand David Moyes an opportunity to rebuild his coaching reputation as the successor. Bilic was under pressure for weeks and acknowledged it was a “very […]

Conte warns axed Luiz to fight for Chelsea future

Posted by on 06/11/2017
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Conte warns axed Luiz to fight for Chelsea future

Conte warns axed Luiz to fight for Chelsea future

I must take the best decision for the club: Coach LONDON: Antonio Conte has warned David Luiz he faces a fight to win back his Chelsea place after the Brazil defender was dropped for the 1-0 win over Manchester United. Luiz paid the price for some sloppy performances as Blues boss Conte left him out […]

Aguero on target as Man City sink Arsenal

Posted by on 05/11/2017
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Aguero on target as Man City sink Arsenal

Aguero on target as Man City sink Arsenal

MANCHESTER: Manchester City’s newly-crowned record goalscorer Sergio Aguero was on the mark again, as his second-half penalty helped the Premier League leaders beat Arsenal 3-1 yesterday and maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Aguero scored via the post after Nacho Monreal was judged to have brought down Raheem Sterling with a clumsy challenge in […]

Leicester stretch unbeaten run

Posted by on 04/11/2017
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Leicester stretch unbeaten run

Leicester stretch unbeaten run

‘It is an encouraging game which is important for the future’ STOKE-ON-TRENT: Former England striker Peter Crouch came off the bench to rescue a point for Stoke City in a 2-2 draw yesterday, denying new Leicester manager Claude Puel a second consecutive win of his young managerial reign. The 2015-16 Premier League champions are now […]

Valencia put pressure on La Liga leaders, Atletico bounce back

Posted by on 04/11/2017
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Valencia put pressure on La Liga leaders, Atletico bounce back

Valencia put pressure on La Liga leaders, Atletico bounce back

MADRID: Valencia swept aside Leganes 3-0 yesterday as they continued their stunning form with an eighth straight win to close to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side also moved ahead of Barca as the league’s top scorers with 30 goals in their first 11 games as Dani Parejo, Rodrigo […]

Hassan signs agreement to establish Anderlecht Academy in Kuwait

Posted by on 04/11/2017
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Hassan signs agreement to establish Anderlecht Academy in Kuwait

Hassan signs agreement to establish Anderlecht Academy in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Former Egyptian soccer star Ahmad Hassan signed an agreement to establish the Anderlecht Academy in Kuwait in the presence of Director General of Al-Nahar Royal Company Amro Hindi, board member of Egypt Soccer Association Magdy Abdelghany, and board member of Presentation Company Ibrahim Al-Tahawi. Hassan said during a press conference “it is an honor […]

Tottenham stuns Real Madrid 3-1 to reach knockout phase

Posted by on 02/11/2017
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Tottenham stuns Real Madrid 3-1 to reach knockout phase

Tottenham stuns Real Madrid 3-1 to reach knockout phase

Madrid’s fragile defense was torn apart too easily LONDON: Tottenham stunned Champions League holder Real Madrid with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday to qualify for the knockout phase for only the second time and increase the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane. European champions in three of the last four seasons, Madrid hadn’t been beaten in […]

Aguero breaks Man City record in thrilling win at Napoli

Posted by on 02/11/2017
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Aguero breaks Man City record in thrilling win at Napoli

Aguero breaks Man City record in thrilling win at Napoli

City become first English side ever to win at Napoli NAPlES: Manchester City’s all-conquering season reached new peaks as Sergio Aguero became the club’s all-time top scorer with a decisive goal in a thrilling 4-2 victory at Napoli that put them into the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday. The Argentine struck his historic 178th […]

New football chief to push FIFA over ban

Posted by on 01/11/2017
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New football chief to push FIFA over ban

New football chief to push FIFA over ban

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti clubs yesterday elected the head of a new football federation that hopes to win recognition from FIFA and end a ban from international tournaments over alleged government interference. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yusef Al-Sabah said his first priority would be to persuade the sport’s world governing body to lift the ban. World sports bodies led […]

Barcelona held to goalless draw by battling Olympiakos

Posted by on 01/11/2017
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Barcelona held to goalless draw by battling Olympiakos

Barcelona held to goalless draw by battling Olympiakos

ATHENS: Barcelona’s seemingly inevitable passage to the Champions League last 16 was postponed by a determined Olympiakos Piraeus side on Tuesday as the Greek champions held the Spanish giants to a 0-0 draw in an absorbing Group D clash. Ernesto Valverde’s in-form Barca team enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and chances in an often […]