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Isolated Blatter devastated by FIFA scandals

Posted by on 21/12/2015
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Isolated Blatter devastated by FIFA scandals

Isolated Blatter devastated by FIFA scandals

ZURICH: Facing criminal investigation and banned from VIP tribunes, Sepp Blatter cuts an increasingly lonely figure far from the football president who mixed with political heavyweights and tycoons. When the 79-year-old Swiss powerbroker told a stunned FIFA congress this year that officials found guilty of misconduct would be booted out of world football, he would […]

River count their losses, Barca count their titles

Posted by on 21/12/2015
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River count their losses, Barca count their titles

River count their losses, Barca count their titles

YOKOHAMA: While Barcelona pondered how to jam yet more silverware into their trophy cabinet, River Plate were counting their losses after Sunday’s Club World Cup final defeat, which emphasised the difference between club football in Europe and the rest of the world. Success for a big European club tends to breed more success as they […]

Messi, Suarez fire Barca to third Club World Cup

Posted by on 20/12/2015
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Messi, Suarez fire Barca to third Club World Cup

Messi, Suarez fire Barca to third Club World Cup

YOKOHAMA: Lionel Messi marked his return from illness with a brilliant goal as Barcelona beat Argentina’s River Plate 3-0 to capture a record third Club World Cup yesterday. The Spanish giants welcomed back Messi after a bout of kidney stones and the mercurial Argentine scored with a clinical finish on 36 minutes, before a lethal […]

Fans jeer as Chelsea earn post-Mourinho win – Hiddink returns to Chelsea as manager

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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Fans jeer as Chelsea earn post-Mourinho win – Hiddink returns to Chelsea as manager

Fans jeer as Chelsea earn post-Mourinho win – Hiddink returns to Chelsea as manager

LONDON: Chelsea’s fans turned on their own players and chanted support for ex-manager Jose Mourinho as his successor Guus Hiddink watched them ease to a 3-1 win over Sunderland. Mourinho was sacked on Thursday and Dutchman Hiddink re-appointed to reprise his role as interim manager a couple of hours before yesterday’s Premier League match kicked […]

Bayern go 9 pts clear, wait on Pep decision

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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Bayern go 9 pts clear, wait on Pep decision

Bayern go 9 pts clear, wait on Pep decision

BERLIN: Bayern Munich opened a ninepoint lead in the Bundesliga yesterday with a 1-0 win at struggling Hanover as the Bavarians wait to learn whether Pep Guardiola will leave at the end of the season. Guardiola’s contract as head coach expires in June and the club say an announcement on the 44-year-old’s future plans will […]

Amir inaugurates Jaber International Stadium – 60,000-seater stadium – great ‘pride, achievement’ for Kuwait

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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Amir inaugurates Jaber International Stadium – 60,000-seater stadium – great ‘pride, achievement’ for Kuwait

Amir inaugurates Jaber International Stadium – 60,000-seater stadium – great ‘pride, achievement’ for Kuwait

KUWAIT: In the midst of a packed stadium, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad announced the official opening of the multi-purpose Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium yesterday. Also attending the event is His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, alongside with several local officials and notable figures. […]

Kuwait beat ex-global all-stars side 4-2

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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Kuwait beat ex-global all-stars side 4-2

Kuwait beat ex-global all-stars side 4-2

KUWAIT: Kuwait won the Champions Cup, beating a global side of ex-international stars, 4-2, with Kuwaiti talisman Bader Al-Mutawa getting on the scoresheet and David Beckham providing both assists in a match which marked the grand opening of Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium yesterday. Portuguese legend Luis Figo scored the opener from the edge of the […]

Amir to inaugurate Jaber stadium – World Cup stars to play in Kuwait

Posted by on 17/12/2015
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Mourinho sacked as Chelsea manager

Posted by on 17/12/2015
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Mourinho sacked as Chelsea manager

Mourinho sacked as Chelsea manager

LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has left the club “by mutual consent” after a disastrous start to the season, the Premier League champions announced yesterday. “Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have today parted company by mutual consent,” the club said in a statement on their website, confirming earlier media reports. “All at Chelsea thank […]

Suarez scores hat-trick as Barcelona stroll into final

Posted by on 17/12/2015
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Suarez scores hat-trick as Barcelona stroll into final

Suarez scores hat-trick as Barcelona stroll into final

YOKOHAMA: Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick, including an exquisite second goal, as Barcelona strolled into the Club World Cup final with a 3-0 win over Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande yesterday. Guangzhou gave the European champions a couple of scares in the first half but the Chinese side were utterly outclassed by the end of a […]

Chennaiyin FC set up ISL final with Zico’s Goa

Posted by on 16/12/2015
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Chennaiyin FC set up ISL  final with Zico’s Goa

Chennaiyin FC set up ISL final with Zico’s Goa

KOLKATA: Chennaiyin FC reached the final of the Indian Super League with a 4-2 aggregate win against champions Atletico de Kolkata despite a dramatic 2-1 semi-final second leg defeat yesterday. Chennaiyin, who are coached by ex-Italy defender Marco Materazzi, will face former Brazil great Zico’s FC Goa in Sunday’s showpiece. Dejan Lekic gave the hosts […]

Alonso thunderbolt puts Bayern in cup quarters

Posted by on 16/12/2015
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Alonso thunderbolt puts Bayern in cup quarters

Alonso thunderbolt puts Bayern in cup quarters

BERLIN: A thunderbolt of a volley from Spain international Xabi Alonso booked Bayern Munich’s place in the German Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday after a 1-0 win over Darmstadt. The 34-year-old midfielder launched a long-range strike from outside the area with 40 minutes gone at Munich’s Allianz Arena which hit the top left-hand corner and gave […]