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Daily Archives: September 6, 2019

Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba slam racism in Serie A


Romelu Lukaku was subjected to racist abuse by Cagliari supporters on Sunday (vetembaste Photo) Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku, who was subjected to racist abuse by Cagliari supporters on Sunday, said that Italian football must combat racism in stadiums if it wants to attract the world’s top players to Serie A. The Belgian forward, playing only his second game in ...

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I was made more of a scapegoat than most: Gareth Bale after pre-season woes


Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale in action as coach Zinedine Zidane looks on. (Source: vetembaste) Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale expects his rocky relationship with the Spanish club to experience more turbulence despite a strong start to the campaign after almost leaving them in the close season. The 30-year-old Welshman was involved in a tense stand-off with Zinedine Zidane during the ...

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Igor Stimac rues India’s one-man attack after Oman agony


Igor Stimac. (Source: Twitter/@IndSuperLeague) India’s over-reliance on forward Sunil Chhetri and the team’s inexperience cost them their Asian qualifying tie for the 2022 World Cup against Oman, coach Igor Stimac rued after the 2-1 loss on Thursday. Udanta Singh hit the crossbar and Sandesh Jhingan’s header missed the mark before the talismanic Chhetri’s 24th-minute strike put the hosts ahead in ...

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World Cup Qualifier: India win the first-half, lose plot in the next against Oman


Chhetri scored India’s goal in the 1-2 loss to Oman in the WC qualifier. (AIFF) In a rather generous assessment of his team, Igor Stimac opined India ‘deserved at least a point’ from their 2-1 loss to Oman because they ‘completely dominated the first half.’ Fair enough – India, true to the style that’s fast becoming their identity, stretched the ...

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