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UEFA fines Besiktas for cat stopping Champions League match against Bayern Munich


By: vetembaste | Published: June 7, 2018 2:14:19 pm UEFA said in a statement that Besiktas were also penalised for fans throwing objects and stairways being blocked at the Vodafone Park stadium in Istanbul. (Source: vetembaste) Turkish club Besiktas have been fined 34,000 euros ($40,120) by UEFA after a cat sneaked onto the pitch during the home leg of their ...

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Amazon gets share of Premier League matches rights for first time


By: vetembaste | London | Updated: June 8, 2018 10:42:59 am Amazon.com has won rights to show English Premier League soccer matches. (Source: vetembaste) Amazon.com has won rights to show 20 English Premier League soccer matches a season from 2019, giving its Prime Video online streaming service a foothold in the most watched sports league in the world. The U.S. ...

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New Zealand beat India 2-1: Match highlights


Mumbai: Indian football team before the start of the match against Kenya during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup, in Mumbai on Monday, June 04, 2018. (Source: PTI) Sunil Chhetri’s plea seems to be having a rolling effect. After India played Kenya in front of a capacity crowd, tickets for the match against New Zealand was sold out 24 hours before ...

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India suffer 1-2 defeat against New Zealand in final league match of Intercontinental Cup


By: PTI | Published: June 8, 2018 12:27:22 am For Chhetri, who was playing in his 101st match, it was his 62nd international goal, levelling with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (62 from 116 matches) of Sweden and Ronaldo (62 from 98 matches) of Brazil. (Source: AP) Head coach Stephen Constantine’s strategy of making seven changes in his starting eleven ...

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Eric Abidal returns to Barcelona as sporting director


By: vetembaste | Published: June 8, 2018 12:42:53 am Abidal, who was a key member of the all-conquering Barca squad between 2007 and 2013, won four La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns with the Catalan giants. (Source: AP File) Barcelona have appointed their former defender Eric Abidal as their new sporting director, the Liga champions said on Thursday. ...

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Juventus sign Brazilian winger Douglas Costa on permanent deal


By: vetembaste | Published: June 8, 2018 12:50:34 am Douglas Costa proved to be one of the most creative players in the Italian league, also providing 14 assists. (Source: AP) Juventus have signed Brazilian winger Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich on a permanent deal after a successful loan spell, the Italian champions said on Thursday. Costa has agreed a four-year ...

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Intercontinental Cup: Third-string New Zealand shock India in Mumbai


Written by Shahid Judge | Updated: June 8, 2018 9:28:37 am Sunil Chhetri scored a goal but could not win the match for India. Before Thursday, India had scored eight goals in their first two games of the Intercontinental Cup, conceding none. That, perhaps, can be attributed to the fact that the hosts are the only ones in this four-nation ...

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Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations


By: vetembaste | Accra | Published: June 8, 2018 8:31:33 am President of Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi attends a World Cup trophy tour in Accra, Ghana. (AP File) Ghana has decided to dissolve its national football association a day after officials, including the body’s president, were shown in a documentary taking kickbacks, the information minister said on Thursday. The ...

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Wayne Rooney leaves Everton to join DC United


By: vetembaste | Published: June 29, 2018 8:12:37 am Wayne Rooney will play for MLS club DC United. (Source: Twitter/Wayne Rooney) Wayne Rooney has added his name to an elite list of former England captains to take their boots across the Atlantic, leaving his boyhood club Everton to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side DC United. Premier League side Everton ...

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Intercontinental Cup: Individual errors cost us, admits Stephen Constantine after New Zealand defeat


By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: June 8, 2018 12:27:23 pm Indian player Sunil Chhetri and New Zealand player Timothy John Payne compete for the ball during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup. (PTI) India’s chief coach Stephen Constantine has blamed “individual errors” as the reason behind the hosts’ 1-2 defeat against New Zealand in the Intercontinental Cup football tournament in ...

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