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Daily Archives: June 18, 2019

Alexis Sanchez scores and assists as Chile begin title defence with 4-0 victory over Japan


Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Chile’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday with Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scoring for the first time in five months. The 2015 and 2016 Copa champions took the lead late ...

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Former UEFA chief Michel Platini arrested in Qatar World Cup probe


UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich. (Source: vetembaste) Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told vetembaste. Platini’s lawyer William Bourdon was not immediately available for comment. The ...

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Watch: China, Spain through to FIFA World Cup last 16 after goalless draw


China’s players celebrate in front of their fans after the match which ensured qualification to the knockout stages. (Source: vetembaste) China and Spain played out a 0-0 draw in their final World Cup Group B match on Monday and the result was good enough for both teams to advance to the last 16 after Germany beat South Africa 4-0 in ...

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Draws for 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers to be held on July 17


Qatar players and coaching staff pose with the trophy after winning the 2019 Asian Cup (vetembaste) The Asian qualifiers draw for the 2022 World Cup qualifying round and the 2023 Asian Cup finals will be held on July 17 in Kuala Lumpur, the continental soccer governing body (AFC) said on Monday. Forty nations will be drawn into eight groups of ...

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‘Even Tonga can beat us,’ Diego Maradona rages after Argentina’s Copa America loss


Former Argentina footballer Diego Maradona (File Photo) Diego Maradona has criticized Argentina after their opening loss to Colombia in the Copa America. Maradona told the TyC Sports channel in Buenos Aires, “Even Tonga can beat us.” Argentina lost 2-0 on Saturday, the team’s first defeat in a Copa America opener since 1979. Maradona, the captain of the Argentina squad that ...

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