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India likely to join new regional grouping of South West Asian Football Federation

By: PTI | Published: May 12, 2018 9:03:55 pm India are set to join SWAFF. Aimed at widening its footprint, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is set to join a regional grouping, the South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF), after getting approval from the continental body, a top official said on Saturday. India will continue to be part of ...

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Hamburg relegated for first time from Bundesliga amid crowd trouble

By: vetembaste | Berlin | Published: May 12, 2018 10:21:18 pm Hamburg’s win proved too little, too late to avoid relegation. (Source: vetembaste) Former European champions Hamburg SV were relegated for the first time on Saturday, their fans throwing flares on to the pitch as their team’s record uninterrupted top-flight run since the Bundesliga began in 1963 came to a ...

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Marseille stutter ahead of Europa League final

Published: May 12, 2018 8:03:25 am Marseille players applaud fans at the end of the match. (vetembaste) Ten-man Marseille was held to 3-3 at Guingamp in the French league on Friday just days before its Europa League final. The result damaged Marseille’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, as it missed the chance to move to second in the ...

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Always encouraged Arsenal to organise tours to India, says Arsene Wenger

By: Sports Desk | Published: May 12, 2018 12:47:53 pm ArArsenal manage Arsene Wenger wishes to visit India. Arsenal’s outgoing manager Arsene Wenger, who will leave the club after 22 seasons at the end of season, on Saturday expressed desire to visit India. Speaking in an interview uploaded on the official Facebook page of Arsenal Football Club, the French manager ...

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Arsene Wenger predicts ‘inevitable’ European super league

By: AP | Published: May 11, 2018 10:23:54 pm Arsene Wenger has guided Arsenal through a fair share of changes. (Source: vetembaste) Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says a new European competition will revolutionise the sport in the next few years and force Premier League matches to be played midweek instead. The Frenchman has guided Arsenal through a fair share ...

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Brazil right back Dani Alves out of World Cup after knee injury

By: AP | Updated: May 12, 2018 12:06:14 am Paris Saint-Germain’s Dani Alves after sustaining an injury. (Source: vetembaste) Brazil right back Dani Alves will miss the World Cup, leaving the five-time champions without one of their main leaders. Alves injured his right knee on Tuesday in the French Cup final win with Paris Saint-Germain. PSG said his anterior cruciate ...

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Gianluigi Buffon hit with UEFA charge after rant at referee

Published: May 11, 2018 8:43:44 pm Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon and team mates remonstrate with referee Michael Oliver after he awarded a penalty to Real Madrid. (vetembaste) Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was charged with violating UEFA’s code of conduct on Friday for comments he made about referee Michael Oliver following his team’s Champions League quarter-final defeat by Real Madrid last month. ...

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Chelsea charged for referee confrontation during draw against Huddersfield

By: vetembaste | Published: May 11, 2018 11:21:14 am helsea’s Cesc Fabregas, Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro and team mates remonstrate with referee Lee Mason. (vetembaste) Chelsea have been charged by the English Football Association (FA) after their players and coaches confronted the referee at half-time during Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town in the Premier League. Chelsea defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and ...

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Champions League will spur Tottenham transfers, says Harry Kane

By: vetembaste | Updated: May 11, 2018 11:55:20 am Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal. (vetembaste) Tottenham Hotspur’s participation in next season’s Champions League will be a “big attraction” for leading players in the upcoming transfer window, striker Harry Kane has said. England international Kane scored the winning goal as Tottenham beat Newcastle United 1-0 on Wednesday to ...

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Stephen Constantine selects 30 players for national camp

By: PTI | Published: May 10, 2018 7:59:11 pm Stephen Constantine was has called up 30 players for the team’s preparatory camp. National football coach Stephen Constantine has called up 30 players for the team’s preparatory camp ahead the Hero Intercontinental Cup which is slated to be held in Mumbai from June 1. The summoned players are to assemble for ...

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