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Kuwait ‘ice ladies’ lace up for world hockey tournament – We need facilities dedicated to training women: Sheikha Naeema

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8, (AFP): In their red, white and blue uniforms, Kuwait’s first female ice hockey team is training hard in the desert ahead of their debut world tournament later this month. Affectionately dubbed the “ice ladies” by local media, athletes in hijab or with their hair hastily tied in …

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Poland head to WC, agony for Scots – Denmark clinch playoff spot

WARSAW, Oct 8, (RTRS): Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday. The result left Poland top of Group E with …

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France on brink of WC – Dutch hopes all but over, Ronaldo spares Portugal blushes

PARIS, Oct 8, (AFP): Blaise Matuidi’s early goal saw off Bulgaria 1-0 on Saturday and kept France top of European World Cup qualifying Group A, while the Netherlands’ hopes are hanging by a thread despite a 3-1 win in Belarus. France took the lead in only the third minute as …

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Kuwait Police Futsal Team resume training in Netherlands

Kuwait Police Futsal Team have resumed training in their camp in the Netherlands ahead of the World Futsal Championship which will be held in Netherlands on Oct 9-13. Two teams representing Ministry of Interior at the world event are over-35 and under-35 age groups. The delegation led by Colonel Waleed …

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‘Kuwait ban unacceptable, disappointing’ – Al-Ahli Academy players have bright future: Bibo

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 7: Former players of Egypt’s national football team and Al-Ahli Football Club Walid Salah El-Din and Khalid Bibo expressed their disappointment concerning the absence of Kuwait’s national team in the international arena. They insisted that this is unacceptable and disappointing for everyone because the team always plays …

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Late penalty keeps Syria WC dream alive – Australia held

MALACCA, Malaysia, Oct 5, (RTRS): Syria striker Omar Al Somah blasted home an 85th-minute penalty to keep their World Cup dream alive as the side from the war-torn country battled back to earn a 1-1 draw against Australia in the first leg of their Asian confederation playoff on Thursday. Forced …

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Russia WCup on track, says FIFA – South America launches 3-nation bid

MOSCOW, Oct 5, (Agencies): Preparations for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia are on track but lots of work remains to be done, global soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Thursday. “In general the state of readiness is good, planning is good and on track,” Colin Smith, FIFA’s director …

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Barbers outlast Cabalen in grueling match-up – Desert Camp get redemption vs Al Yasra

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5: Barbers and Barba-Cabalen heated up the hardwood at Hawally Disabled Sports Club, combining for more than 200 points in a thriller match-up of epic proportions at PBLK’s 5’8” Division 8th Season on Friday. The top guns of Barbers showed up strong as five players scored in …

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Herath spins Sri Lanka to victory – Pakistan should have won: Ahmed

ABU DHABI, Oct 2, (AFP): Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a thrilling 21-run win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The veteran left-arm spinner took 6-43 – 11-136 in the match …

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US polish off lopsided Presidents Cup win – Trump presents trophy

JERSEY CITY, US, Oct 2, (AFP): The United States polished off a 19-11 Presidents Cup win on Sunday over a battling International team whose fate was sealed over three punishing prior days. Victory was in the bag when Daniel Berger went 3-up with three to play against South Korean Kim …

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