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April 23, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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A flash of attacking brilliance from Olivier Giroud and an emphatic header from substitute Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over struggling Southampton at Wembley on Sunday (April 22) and an FA Cup final date with Manchester United next month. Giroud muscled and dribbled past three defenders an...
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April 16, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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The Yekaterinburg Arena which will host 2018 World Cup games was officially opened on Sunday (April 15) and saw a second test match. The game was held between ‘Ural’ and ‘Spartak’ club teams with almost full stands. The first test game was held at the stadium on April 1 with a...
In Football
April 4, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Former French soccer start David Trezeguet unveiled the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy in Bogota on Tuesday (April 3) as the trophy continued its world tour. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was at the ceremony to present the trophy and called it a symbol that “represents something very impor...
In Football
April 3, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dismissed on Monday (April 2) any talk of comparisons with last year’s Champions League final against Juventus as his side prepared for Tuesday’s (April 3) re-match with the Serie A champions. After being asked to draw a parallel with the match which his ...
In Football
March 28, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Brazil edged past world champions Germany 1-0 in their international friendly on Tuesday (March 27) to snap their opponents’ 22-match unbeaten run and exact some measure of revenge for their 2014 World Cup semi-final humiliation. Gabriel Jesus headed in the winner in the 37th minute as Brazil, ...
In Football
March 21, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi joined his Argentina side for training on Tuesday (March 20) ahead of Friday’s friendly against Italy in Manchester. The Barcelona talisman flew into Manchester Airport on Tuesday afternoon before joining up with his team-mates at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus training faci...
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March 5, 2018 10:20 am gmt |
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The world’s most expensive footballer was operated on for a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle. The procedure “went perfectly,” according to the Brazilian Football Confederation. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar left the hospital in Brazil on Sunday (March 4) after what his c...
In Sports
January 14, 2018 6:39 am gmt |
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La Liga leaders Barcelona have signed center-back Yerry Mina from Palmeiras on a 5 year contract for a fee of 11.8 million euros (10.44 million pounds). The Colombia international has made 33 appearances for Palmeiras over the last two seasons, helping them win the league title in 2016. He also won t...
In Football
January 13, 2018 3:39 am gmt |
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Women attended a soccer match in Saudi Arabia for the first time on Friday (January 12). Females were in attendance at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah to witness Al-Ahli defeat Al-Batin 5-0. The result meant Al-Ahli closed the gap on table toppers Al-Hilal to one point. The introduction of wo...
In Football
November 23, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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Russia will host the 2018 World Cup finals in 12 venues spread across 11 cities. MOSCOW The Russian capital, a city of more than 12 million people, is home to two World Cup venues. Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, which will host seven matches including the final and opening match, has undergone exte...
In Football
November 8, 2017 4:38 am gmt |
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The Peruvian national soccer team trained in Auckland on Tuesday (November 7) ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against New Zealand on Saturday (November 11). The suspension of Captain Paolo Guerrero for their World Cup playoff is a blow to the South American side but midfielder Renato Tapia ...
In Football
October 7, 2017 4:02 am gmt |
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After a goalless draw at home against Luxembourg in the previous round, Group A leaders France need to win the last two matches in order to guarantee an automatic qualification to Russia 2018. Les Bleus travel to Bulgaria on Saturday (October 7), where the sides meet at Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia....
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September 23, 2017 7:00 am gmt |
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Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the Vatican on Friday (September 22) gave Pope Francis a Peruvian national soccer team jersey ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier against the Pope’s home-team Argentina. According to reports, the pontiff warmly received the gift from Kuczynski. However...
In Football
September 20, 2017 3:41 am gmt |
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Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez celebrated his first Bundesliga start for Bayern Munich in style by inspiring them to a 3-0 win at Schalke 04 on Tuesday (September 19). James, on loan from Real Madrid, scored the second goal and cleverly set up the third, having also played a part in winning the ...
In France
August 5, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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Neymar insisted that money was not a motivation in deciding to join Paris Saint-Germain and said Friday that he would not be burdened by his 222 million-euro ($262-million) price tag. The Brazilian star flew in from Barcelona on a private jet for his official presentation, arriving in a city whose so...
In Latest Stories
November 17, 2016 4:25 am gmt |
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The Real Madrid Foundation and Cuba’s National Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, INDER, this week opened a soccer training camp in Havana for Cuban children. The camp is aimed at around 100 children and teachers from five primary schools located in the Cuban capital. On We...
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May 29, 2016 5:51 am gmt |
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Real Madrid’s former play maker Zinedine Zidane said on Sunday (May 29) he had dreamt of winning the Champions League final as he spoke to the media after winning Europe’s elite club competition. Zidane’s dream turned into a reality only five months after starting his first coaching...
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May 26, 2016 4:36 am gmt |
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Striker Marcus Rashford is likely to make his England debut against Australia on Friday after joining up with the Euro 2016 squad although manager Roy Hodgson said the teenager does not have long to make an impact. “The amount of time we’re going to have with him is very, very short,̶...
In Sports
May 13, 2016 11:58 am gmt |
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino inaugurated the soccer body’s 66th Congress in Mexico City on Thursday (May 12), vowing to bring FIFA back to soccer after a series of scandals. The main focus of FIFA’s annual Congress, which begins in Mexico on Friday, will be bringing its 209 member foot...