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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Vladimir Putin welcomes football world to Kremlin for FIFA 2018 World Cup draw


By: AP | Moscow | Published: December 1, 2017 1:49 am The draw will be presided over by former England striker Gary Lineker, who has previously called for FIFA to be disbanded over bribery scandals. (Source: AP) Vladimir Putin welcomes football luminaries to the Kremlin on Friday for a World Cup draw that provides a global audience for the Russian ...

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Debutants Neroca FC look forward to Minerva Punjab challenge


By: PTI | Ludhiana | Published: November 30, 2017 9:49 pm Minerva Punjab will now host the newly promoted Neroca FC in their second game. (Source: File) The first club from Manipur to qualify for the I-League, Neroca FC begin their journey in the country’s top-tier football with a match against Minerva Punjab at the Guru Nanak Stadium. Minerva Punjab ...

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Sam Allardyce to be named Everton manager


By: vetembaste | Published: November 30, 2017 4:26 pm Sam Allardyce stepped in to rescue struggling Crystal Palace from relegation midway through last season. (Source: vetembaste) Former England boss Sam Allardyce will be appointed Everton manager on Thursday after finalising an 18-month deal with the struggling Premier League club. Allardyce watched from the stands as Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick ...

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Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah shine as Liverpool beat Stoke City 3-0


By: vetembaste | Published: November 30, 2017 11:26 am Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their third goal. (Source: vetembaste) A first-half goal from Sadio Mane and a double by livewire substitute Mohamed Salah after the break gave Liverpool a 3-0 win at Stoke City on Wednesday as they continued their push towards the Premier League’s top four. (English Premier League ...

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ISL 2017/18: FC Pune City rally to win 2-1 against Mumbai City FC


By: PTI | Pune | Published: November 30, 2017 12:56 am The match was sealed in Pune’s favour in the dying moments. (Source: PTI) Uruguayan striker Emiliano Alfaro struck twice, including one in the final minute of the game, as FC Pune City staged a remarkable fightback to beat Mumbai City FC 2-1 in the Indian Super league (ISL) here ...

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Russia yet to regain trust of sport before 2018 FIFA World Cup


By: AP | Moscow | Published: November 30, 2017 1:33 am (Representational Image) Gary Lineker was fuming, staggered at how FIFA’s executives were carving up the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. Leaving the roped off area for dignitaries on Dec. 2, 2010 in Zurich, the former England striker provided of the shocks to emerge from a secret meeting of ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Resurgent Spain showing signs of a reconquista in Russia


By: vetembaste | Published: November 29, 2017 8:57 pm Lopetegui was the outside choice to succeed Vicente del Bosque in 2016 due to his limited experience. (Source: AP) Spain’s dramatic fall from champions to a group stage exit was one of the main stories of the last World Cup but under Julen Lopetegui they look more like the side that ...

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Brighton and Hove Albion criticise Crystal Palace fans after trouble outside stadium


By: vetembaste | Updated: November 29, 2017 3:42 pm Around 150 Crystal Palace fans, some with valid tickets, were denied entry and escorted back to the train station. (Source: vetembaste) A minority of Crystal Palace supporters have been condemned by Brighton and Hove Albion after causing a disruption outside the Amex stadium during the sides’ goalless draw in the Premier ...

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‘Danger’ for gay fans at 2018 World Cup in Russia, say FIFA advisers


By: AP | Moscow | Updated: November 29, 2017 10:33 am The FARE network said it will produce a guide spelling out the threats to be prepared for in Russia. (AP) FIFA’s anti-discrimination advisers are warning gay soccer fans going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia that displays of affection could be met with an aggressive response from intolerant ...

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El Clasico: Ousmane Dembele unlikely to be fit to face Real Madrid, says Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde


By: vetembaste | Barcelona | Updated: November 29, 2017 1:12 am Dembele, who joined Barcelona for 4.70 million, has made only three appearances for the Liga side before rupturing his hamstring. Barcelona’s record signing Ousmane Dembele is unlikely to return from a long injury lay off in time to face champions Real Madrid in the ‘Clasico’ at the Santiago Bernabeu ...

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