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Monthly Archives: May 2018

India’s Asian Cup preparation to kick off with East-Asian test

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Written by Shahid Judge | Published: June 1, 2018 2:20:07 am Constantine predicts the tournament to be a keenly-fought affair. (Source: AP) The last time the Indian national team played was in their 2-1 away loss to the Kyrgyz Republic in March. The result was inconsequential – although it did end India’s 13-match unbeaten run – as the country had ...

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Everton name Marco Silva as manager

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By: vetembaste | Published: May 31, 2018 10:20:54 pm Marco Silva was dismissed by Watford in January, with the club blaming Everton for their “unwarranted approach” for him last November. (Source: vetembaste) Everton have appointed Portuguese Marco Silva as their manager on a three year-contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 40-year-old former Watford and Hull City manager ...

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Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid manager

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By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 31, 2018 5:17:07 pm Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane with the Champions League trophy. (REUTERS) Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane on Thursday announced that he is stepping down from the role. The 45-year old manager made the announcement at an impromptu press conference in Spain. The decision by the former midfielder came just five ...

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We are in a tough group in Asian Cup, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

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By: PTI | Published: May 30, 2018 10:35:52 pm India are clubbed in Group A along with Thailand, Bahrain and UAE in the AFC Asian Cup to be held in January next year in the UAE. (Source: File Photo) Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on Wendnesday said that his side have been placed in a tough group in ...

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Former England captain John Terry leaves Aston Villa

By: vetembaste | Updated: May 31, 2018 12:57:29 am John Terry joined Villa from Chelsea in July 2017. (Source: File) Former England captain John Terry has left Aston Villa after the club failed to gain promotion to the Premier League. Villa lost the Championship playoff final 1-0 to Fulham at Wembley on Sunday. 37-year-old Terry joined Villa from Chelsea in July ...

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Real Kashmir’s promotion gives Jammu and Kashmir flavour to I-League

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Written by Mihir Vasavda , | Published: May 31, 2018 1:31:01 am Real Kashmir players after they were promoted to the I-League. (Source: AIFF) Four years ago, an owner of a local newspaper in Srinagar started a football club to heal a society that was ravaged by devastating floods. Shamim Meraj had no money, no players and no training facilities ...

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High Court disposes off Minerva owner Ranjit Bajaj’s plea, asks AIFF to decide his appeal in 6 weeks

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By: PTI | Published: May 30, 2018 9:11:08 pm Ranjit Bajaj is the owner of Minerva FC. (Express Photo) The Delhi High Court directed banned Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj to approach the All India Football Federation’s Appeals Committee for the revocation of his suspension while disposing off his writ petition. Earlier this month, the AIFF had banned Bajaj ...

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Ranko Popovic quits as coach of FC Pune City

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By: PTI | Published: May 30, 2018 2:17:38 pm Popovic joined the club in September 2017 and made a lasting impression helping FC Pune City breach the top-4 barrier, a first time in the club’s four-year history, the club said in a release. (Source: Twitter) Indian Super League club FC Pune City’s head coach Ranko Popovic of Serbia has quit ...

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FIFA World Cup bidding for 2026 enters frenetic final stages

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By: vetembaste | Johannesburg | Published: May 30, 2018 8:06:18 am Morocco are feisty rivals and, despite cracks in their own voting bloc, are expected to make a credible challenge. (File) The two bids chasing the right to host the 2026 World Cup have entered a frenetic last fortnight of canvassing while anxiously awaiting a potentially decisive report on their ...

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UEFA: No action against Sergio Ramos for clash with Loris Karius

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By: AP | Nyon | Published: May 30, 2018 2:03:45 am Television replays also appeared to show Ramos being pushed toward Karius by Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. (Source: AP) UEFA says it is taking no action against Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos for a clash with Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius in the Champions League final. A disciplinary rule which ...

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