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United holds on to beat Real Madrid

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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United holds on to beat Real Madrid

United holds on to beat Real Madrid

Mourinho finally given something to smile about MIAMI: Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with Man United’s 2-1 win over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera. Mourinho has cut a miserable figure during their two […]

Mourinho’s dark mood casts shadow over Manchester Utd

Posted by on 31/07/2018
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Mourinho’s dark mood casts shadow over Manchester Utd

Mourinho’s dark mood casts shadow over Manchester Utd

Constant carping, foul mood raise questions about team morale LONDON: Jose Mourinho’s constant carping and foul mood during Manchester United’s increasingly tortuous tour of the United States is raising questions about team morale and title hopes just over a week away from the start of the new Premier League season. Unlike rivals Liverpool and champions […]

Postolachi’s late strike seals PSG victory

Posted by on 30/07/2018
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Postolachi’s late strike seals PSG victory

Postolachi’s late strike seals PSG victory

Thomas Tuchel blindsided by Cavani report SINGAPORE: Thomas Tuchel said it was his “biggest wish” for Edinson Cavani to stay at Paris Saint-Germain yesterday after reports linking the Uruguay striker to Real Madrid. Tuchel appeared surprised by Real’s interest in Cavani, as reported by Spanish media, when he heard about it after a 3-2 friendly […]

Neymar admits ‘exaggerated’ WCup reactions

Posted by on 30/07/2018
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Neymar admits ‘exaggerated’ WCup reactions

Neymar admits ‘exaggerated’ WCup reactions

RIO DE JANEIRO: Ridiculed the world over for faking and diving during a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia, Brazilian forward Neymar has admitted to “exaggerated” reactions saying he is still learning to deal with frustration. In a 90-second video made for his sponsor Gillette and published on social media accounts and Brazilian television, Neymar […]

Rooney scores; DC wins on a late own goal 2-1

Posted by on 29/07/2018
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Rooney scores; DC wins on a late own goal 2-1

Rooney scores; DC wins on a late own goal 2-1

Second-half outburst lifts Toronto past Chicago WASHINGTON: DC United took advantage of an own goal in the 90th minute to earn a 2-1 victory over the visiting Colorado Rapids at Audi Field on a night when Wayne Rooney scored his first MLS goal. United midfielder Ulises Segura was attempting a cross in front of the […]

Qatar World Cup bid ‘used a secret black operations’

Posted by on 29/07/2018
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Qatar World Cup bid ‘used a secret black operations’

Qatar World Cup bid ‘used a secret black operations’

LONDON: Qatar’s successful, controversy-plagued bid to host the 2022 World Cup has been hit by further allegations that they used a secret “black operations” propaganda campaign to undermine rival bids in violation of FIFA rules, according to The Sunday Times. The newspaper — which also made allegations in 2014 about Qatar buying the vote but […]

Race-row Ozil fires Arsenal to a big win

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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Race-row Ozil fires Arsenal to a big win

Race-row Ozil fires Arsenal to a big win

In Germany, Ozil racism row sparks #MeTwo debate SINGAPORE: Mesut Ozil fired Arsenal to a 5-1 friendly win over Paris Saint-Germain yesterday as he cast aside a turbulent week after quitting Germany’s national team claiming racism. Ozil put Arsenal ahead in the 13th minute before Alexandre Lacazette’s quickfire double and late strikes from Rob Holding […]

Salah and Mane score as Liverpool down City

Posted by on 26/07/2018
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Salah and Mane score as Liverpool down City

Salah and Mane score as Liverpool down City

Managers relieved at the lack of injuries on both sides EAST RUTHERFORD: Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane made an instant impact as Liverpool came from behind to beat Premier League champions Manchester City 2-1 in their International Champions Cup friendly match on Wednesday. Mane stroked home Liverpool’s winner from the penalty spot deep into stoppage […]

Germany’s FA boss rejects Ozil racism charge but admits mistake

Posted by on 26/07/2018
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Germany’s FA boss rejects Ozil racism charge but admits mistake

Germany’s FA boss rejects Ozil racism charge but admits mistake

Admits he should have done more to protect the midfielder BERLIN: The chief of the German Football Association (DFB) yesterday rejected accusations of racism by Mesut Ozil, but admitted he should have done more to protect the midfielder against discriminatory abuse. In a four-page statement announcing his decision to quit playing football for Germany on […]

Barcelona snatch Malcom from under AC Roma’s nose

Posted by on 25/07/2018
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Barcelona snatch Malcom from under AC Roma’s nose

Barcelona snatch Malcom from under AC Roma’s nose

Barca outbid Roma for Bordeaux forward; Italian club eye legal options   MADRID: Barcelona have swooped to sign Brazilian forward Malcom on a five-year deal from Girondins Bordeaux for an initial 41 million euros ($47.89 million) in a surprise move after AS Roma had struck a deal with the French club. The 21-year-old was set […]

Kuwait Football Association holds draws for new season

Posted by on 25/07/2018
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Kuwait Football Association holds draws for new season

Kuwait Football Association holds draws for new season

KUWAIT: Kuwait Football Association (KFA) held draws for competitions of 2018-19 season, which includes two-level VIVA league, and Cups of His Highness the Amir and His Highness the Crown prince. The season would start with a clash between Kuwait SC (last season’s league champion) and Qadsia SC, His Highness the Crown Prince Cup winner on […]

Erdogan praises Ozil’s decision to quit German team

Posted by on 24/07/2018
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Erdogan praises Ozil’s decision to quit German team

Erdogan praises Ozil’s decision to quit German team

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said he had spoken to Turkish-origin football star Mesut Ozil after his decision to quit the German team on the grounds of racism, offering his praise for the Arsenal player’s move. “Last night I spoke to Mesut. His attitude in the statement is completely patriotic,” Erdogan said, quoted by […]