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Monthly Archives: September 2016

FC Goa unveil 24-man squad for third season of ISL


By: PTI | Panaji | Published:September 30, 2016 11:01 pm FC Goa kick off their season with an away trip to Guwahati where they will face NorthEast United FC on October 4. (Source: PTI) FC Goa unveiled their 24-man squad at the training facility in Nagoa to a rousing welcome from fans and well wishers ahead of the opening match ...

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Andres Iniesta to return for Spain’s match against Italy in World Cup qualifiers


By: AP | Madrid | Updated: September 30, 2016 5:15 pm Andres Iniesta will captain Spain against Italy. (AP Photo) Andres Iniesta will lead Spain in its World Cup qualifying matches against Italy and Albania after returning from injury. Spain will be seeking to avenge a loss to Italy at the European Championship that ended the team’s bid for a ...

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Francesco Guidolin fears sack if Swansea City lose to Liverpool


By: vetembaste | Published:September 30, 2016 11:48 am Francesco Guidolin revealed he recently met with chairman Huw Jenkins to discuss his future at the club. (Source: vetembaste) Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has said losing Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Liverpool could signal the end of his stay at the Welsh club following their poor start to the season. After ...

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Plane that Cristiano Ronaldo uses runs off runway in Barcelona


By: AP | Madrid | Published:September 30, 2016 12:03 am Cristiano Ronaldo was not on the plane, as he is with Real Madrid in Germany for a Champions League match. (Source: AP) A plane believed to be used by Cristiano Ronaldo skidded off a runway in Barcelona because of a landing gear problem. Airport officials said no one was injured ...

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Oldest record for newest league


Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2016 12:43 am Uruguay’s Diego Forlan, 37, is among the biggest names in this year’s ISL, which kicks off on Saturday. (Source: File) The Indian Super League’s (ISL) star quotient has gone up this season. So has the average age. The three biggest stars in the cash-rich tournament, which ...

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Sam Allardyce sacking a ‘black mark’ for football, says Ronald Koeman


By: vetembaste | Published:September 29, 2016 9:37 pm Ronald Koeman also said he will not risk injured left back Leighton Baines against Crystal Palace. (Source: vetembaste) Everton boss Ronald Koeman described Sam Allardyce’s fall from grace as “a black mark on the game” after the ex England manager was forced out of the job following a sting by the Daily ...

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Champions League game good lesson on importance of starting well: Pep Gaurdiola


By: vetembaste | Updated: September 29, 2016 3:38 pm Pep Guardiola’s side are the current leaders in the Premier League. (Source: vetembaste) Manager Pep Guardiola tempered his delight at Manchester City’s ability to fight back three times in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday by urging his players to understand the importance of a ...

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Champions League: Gonzalo Higuain a distant memory as Napoli thump Benfica


By: vetembaste | Naples | Published:September 29, 2016 11:19 am Dries Mertens celebrates after he scored a goal for Napoli with a free kick in the 51st minute. (Source: vetembaste) Gonzalo Higuain was a distant memory as Napoli produced a rousing display to beat last season’s quarter-finalists Benfica 4-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Midfielder Marek Hamsik headed Napoli ...

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Marcus Rashford hopes to build momentum after breakthrough season


By: vetembaste | Updated: September 28, 2016 4:56 pm Marcus Rashford has already scored four goals in seven appearances in all competitions this season. (source: AP) Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford will not dwell on his successful debut campaign and instead hopes to build on his impressive form under manager Jose Mourinho. The teenager burst on to the scene in ...

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Bengaluru hold Johor to 1-1 draw in first leg of AFC Cup semis


By: PTI | Johor Bahru | Published:September 28, 2016 8:59 pm Bengaluru FC are the third Indian side to make the AFC Cup semis. (Source: Bengaluru FC Facebook page) A stunning left-footed strike by Eugeneson Lyngdoh earned Bengaluru FC a 1-1 draw and a crucial away goal in their AFC Cup first leg semifinal match against defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim. Lyngdoh fired ...

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