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‘We Are Egypt’ soccer tournament

Posted by on 17/02/2016
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‘We Are Egypt’ soccer tournament

‘We Are Egypt’ soccer tournament

KUWAIT: The first “We Are Egypt” soccer tournament between the Egyptian community youth with the participation of Kuwaitis, as the “Friends” team won the title as they defeated the “Dreams” team with the score of 3-1. The tournament was held under the patronage of Public Authority for Sports, and the closing ceremony was attended by […]

Team eyes Gulf support for scrapping Kuwait’s football suspension: MP

Posted by on 16/02/2016
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Team eyes Gulf support for scrapping Kuwait’s football suspension: MP

Team eyes Gulf support for scrapping Kuwait’s football suspension: MP

MANAMA: The current Gulf tour by a Kuwaiti parliamentary sports delegation is mainly intended to rally up Gulf support for dropping Kuwait’s football suspension, a visiting Kuwaiti MP said. Making a one-day tour to Manama, the delegation is seeking to drum up support for a FIFA vote due on February 26 against the decision suspending […]

Confidence key for Keita as Roma await Zidane’s Real

Posted by on 16/02/2016
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Confidence key for Keita as Roma await Zidane’s Real

Confidence key for Keita as Roma await Zidane’s Real

MILAN: The prospect of spoiling Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League coaching debut with Real Madrid may be formidable, but Roma midfielder Seydou Keita believes his side can upset the 10-time record champions in their last 16, first leg clash. “How we line up against them is down to the coach, but for me, we have to […]

Cavani on target as PSG edge Chelsea

Posted by on 16/02/2016
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Cavani on target as PSG edge Chelsea

Cavani on target as PSG edge Chelsea

PARIS: The much-maligned Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score the winner as Paris Saint-Germain edged Chelsea 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie yesterday. Cavani beat the excellent Thibaut Courtois in the 78th minute at the Parc des Princes, just four minutes after coming off the bench, to give […]

Suarez hat-trick as Barca hit Celta for six

Posted by on 15/02/2016
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Suarez hat-trick as Barca hit Celta for six

Suarez hat-trick as Barca hit Celta for six

BARCELONA: Barcelona maintained their grip on the Spanish title thanks to a wonderful Luis Suarez hat-trick to see off a spirited Celta Vigo 6- 1 on Sunday. Atletico Madrid remain three points behind as they were 1-0 winners at Getafe thanks to Fernando Torres’s first minute goal. Real Madrid slip down to third, a further […]

Babacar steers Viola to dramatic Inter win

Posted by on 15/02/2016
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Babacar steers Viola to dramatic Inter win

Babacar steers Viola to dramatic Inter win

ROME: Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar bundled home a late winner in a dramatic finish to seal a 2-1 win over Inter Milan that reignited La Viola’s hopes of European football next season. Babacar was a late replacement for Josip Ilicic, who had helped set up Borja Valero’s 60th minute leveller following Marcelo Brozovic’s 26th minute […]

Hamburg shock Glad to break winless streak

Posted by on 14/02/2016
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Hamburg shock Glad to break winless streak

Hamburg shock Glad to break winless streak

BERLIN: Hamburg pulled clear of the Bundesliga’s relegation battle yesterday with a shock 3-2 comeback win at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach to end their six-game winless streak. Bruno Labbadia’s Hamburg won for the first time since the end of November to climb from 13th to 11th, but more importantly, are now six points above the […]

Welbeck late show breaks Leicester hearts

Posted by on 14/02/2016
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Welbeck late show breaks Leicester hearts

Welbeck late show breaks Leicester hearts

LONDON: Substitute Danny Welbeck scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Arsenal resurrected their Premier League title challenge with a heart-stopping 2-1 Valentine’s Day victory over leaders Leicester City yesyerday. Down to 10 men following Danny Simpson’s 54th-minute dismissal, Leicester were clinging on at a tension-bound Emirates Stadium when Welbeck headed in a 95thminute winner from […]

Ronaldo double keeps pressure on Barca

Posted by on 13/02/2016
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Ronaldo double keeps pressure on Barca

Ronaldo double keeps pressure on Barca

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid overcame a stiff test from Athletic Bilbao to move within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win yesterday. Ronaldo’s early opener was cancelled out by Javi Eraso before a two-goal burst just before half-time from James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos […]

Ibrahimovic sends PSG into French Cup quarters

Posted by on 11/02/2016
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Ibrahimovic sends PSG into French Cup quarters

Ibrahimovic sends PSG into French Cup quarters

PARIS: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as holders Paris Saint-Germain eased past Lyon 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the French Cup on Wednesday, extending the capital club’s winning run to 16 matches. Ibrahimovic bundled in the opening goal just past the hour at the Parc des Princes, and the Swede added a second soon after […]

FIFA candidate Ali queries Salman’s role in Bahrain protests

Posted by on 11/02/2016
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FIFA candidate Ali queries Salman’s role in Bahrain protests

FIFA candidate Ali queries Salman’s role in Bahrain protests

GENEVA: FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali has questioned the role of election rival Sheikh Salman in not protecting Bahrain players who alleged abuses after pro-democracy protests in 2011. In the strongest statement yet on human rights ahead of the Feb. 26 election, the Jordanian prince dismissed the sheikh’s consistent defense that national security issues are […]

West Ham beat Liverpool to reach 5th round of FA Cup

Posted by on 10/02/2016
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West Ham beat Liverpool to reach 5th round of FA Cup

West Ham beat Liverpool to reach 5th round of FA Cup

LONDON: Angelo Ogbonna headed home a winning goal in stoppage time of extra time to give West Ham a dramatic 2-1 victory over Liverpool in their FA Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday. Ogbonna’s strike in the 121st minute at Upton Park earned West Ham a last-16 match at Championship team Blackburn Rovers. “It is […]