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Kiev stalemate keeps Chelsea in suspense

Posted by on 20/10/2015
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Kiev stalemate keeps Chelsea in suspense

Kiev stalemate keeps Chelsea in suspense

KIEV: Chelsea’s Champions League last 16 hopes remain in the balance after they drew 0-0 at Dynamo Kiev yesterday despite an improved display at the Olympic Stadium. On a cold, misty night in the Ukrainian capital, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho saw his side hit the woodwork through the recalled Eden Hazard and Willian, but had […]

Giroud punishes Neuer blunder to lift Arsenal

Posted by on 20/10/2015
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Giroud punishes Neuer blunder to lift Arsenal

Giroud punishes Neuer blunder to lift Arsenal

LONDON: Olivier Giroud kept Arsenal’s Champions League campaign alive as the France striker punished a costly blunder from Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to inspire a crucial 2-0 win yesterday. Giroud came off the bench to open the scoring after Neuer made a hash of dealing with a free-kick with 13 minutes left at the […]

Platini hits back over FIFA payment row

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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Platini hits back over FIFA payment row

Platini hits back over FIFA payment row

PARIS: UEFA chief Michel Platini yesterday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich today. In his first interview since being handed a […]

League limbo leaves Togo’s footballers frustrated

Posted by on 19/10/2015
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League limbo leaves Togo’s footballers frustrated

League limbo leaves Togo’s footballers frustrated

LOME: Togo’s footballers are in limbo, with no end in sight to a suspension of league competitions and fears growing about the impact of the 11-month suspension on the national side. No ball has been kicked in the country’s top two domestic leagues for nearly a year, leaving the 2014- 15 season unfinished after deadlines […]

Higuain on target as Napoli edge Fiorentina

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Higuain on target as Napoli edge Fiorentina

Higuain on target as Napoli edge Fiorentina

MILAN: Gonazalo Higuain’s fifth league goal of the season helped Napoli to a precious 2-1 win over Fiorentina yesterday as Mauricio Sarri’s men moved up to fourth place in Serie A. Napoli welcomed Fiorentina to the San Paolo looking to maintain a recent purple patch that has seen Sarri’s side remain unbeaten in their last […]

PAYS blames KFA after FIFA suspends Kuwait – Dominant Kuwaiti clubs kicked out of AFC Cup semis

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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PAYS blames KFA after FIFA suspends Kuwait – Dominant Kuwaiti clubs kicked out of AFC Cup semis

PAYS blames KFA after FIFA suspends Kuwait – Dominant Kuwaiti clubs kicked out of AFC Cup semis

KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Sports and Youth (PAYS) has held the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) and its chairman Talal Al-Fahd responsible for FIFA’s decision to suspend Kuwaiti sports activities with immediate effect. The PAYS said in a statement that the KFA and its chairman should live up to their due national role in defending […]

Rooney seals Man United win

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Rooney seals Man United win

Rooney seals Man United win

LIVERPOOL: Wayne Rooney scored against former club Everton while further finishes from Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera helped Manchester United to a comfortable 3-0 victory at Goodison Park yesterday. United had won just one of their previous seven visits to the blue half of Merseyside but Louis van Gaal’s side were too strong for a […]

FIFA suspends Kuwait Football Association – Dispute over sports law leads to ban

Posted by on 16/10/2015
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FIFA suspends Kuwait Football Association – Dispute over sports law leads to ban

FIFA suspends Kuwait Football Association – Dispute over sports law leads to ban

ZURICH: FIFA has suspended the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) after a deadline for changing a government sports law was not met, the world football body said yesterday. “The suspension will be lifted only when the KFA and its members (the clubs) are able to carry out their activities and obligations independently,” FIFA said in a […]

UEFA crisis talks on Platini begin in Nyon

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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UEFA crisis talks on Platini begin in Nyon

UEFA crisis talks on Platini begin in Nyon

NYON: UEFA’s crisis talks called to discuss the plight of its suspended president Michel Platini got underway yesterday in Nyon, Switzerland. The emergency meeting at the headquarters of European football’s ruling body will give Platini a strong indication of the level of support he can count on in his bid to succeed Sepp Blatter as […]

KSSC referees course concludes

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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KSSC referees course concludes

KSSC referees course concludes

KUWAIT: Secretary General of Kuwait and Arab Shooting Federations Obaid Mnahi Al-Osaimi lauded the responsible and courageous stand of the Kuwaiti delegation that met the international Olympic committee in Lausanne, Switzerland headed by Information Minister, State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al- Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah by rejecting all threats to suspend Kuwaiti sports […]

Ronaldo wins fourth Golden Boot

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Ronaldo wins fourth Golden Boot

Ronaldo wins fourth Golden Boot

MADRID: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo admitted yesterday he felt no satisfaction despite winning a record fourth Golden Boot as the top scorer in Europe’s domestic leagues last season. “It’s a special moment,” said the 30- year-old Portuguese striker during a ceremony in the Spanish capital. “But I’m not satisfied, I always want more. “I […]

Perfect 10 for England after Lithuania victory

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Perfect 10 for England after Lithuania victory

Perfect 10 for England after Lithuania victory

VILNIUS: England made it a perfect 10 wins out of 10 in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as they completed the road to France with a 3-0 defeat of Lithuania on Monday. Roy Hodgson’s side had long since booked their place in next year’s tournament, but they were keen to finish with an impressive 100 […]