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Croatia stand between France and WC glory

This is the game of our lives, says Matuidi MOSCOW, July 14, (AFP): A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time …

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Griezmann fires Atletico to Europa title

LYON, May 17, (AFP): Antoine Griezmann was the hero for Atletico Madrid as the French striker scored twice in their 3-0 win over Marseille in Europa League final in Lyon, allowing his club to win the trophy for the third time in nine seasons. It is Griezmann’s first major title …

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Atletico hold Real in fight for 2nd – CR7 on target

MADRID, April 8, (AFP): Cristiano Ronaldo’s 24th goal in 15 games for Real Madrid this year was not enough to earn his side a derby victory on Sunday as an Antoine Griezmann equaliser secured Atletico a 1-1 draw. Ronaldo followed up last week’s brilliant bicycle kick against Juventus with a …

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Al-Ahli Academy win SA Milan Championship Cup

Al-Ahli Football Academy of Kuwait Team (U14) won in Italy’s SA Milan Championship Cup, defeating AC Milan Football Academy of Kuwait by 5-1. The Al-Ahli players had a strong performance in the championship under their coach — Hisham Wajdi. The championship is considered the beginning of titles that Al-Ahli Academy …

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Man Utd keep City waiting for title – Everton hold Liverpool

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, April 7, (AFP): Paul Pogba spoiled Manchester Citys anticipated Premier League title party by scoring twice in two minutes as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win a thrilling derby 3-2 on Saturday. Chris Smalling completed the comeback that looked so improbable when City were well …

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Shifa Al Jazeera Al-Nahil Soccer Championship – Fahaheel English Madrasa wins Cup

KUWAIT CITY, March 21: Fahaheel English Madrasa emerges champions in the inter-madrasa soccer championship tournament organized by the Education Board of Kerala Islamic Group, Kuwait. The Fahaheel English Madrasa Team lifted the Shifa Al Jazeera Al Nahil Championship Cup after defeating Fahaheel Malayalam madrasa 1-0. The ‘golden boot’ trophy for …

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Messi scores again, Barca go 11 points clear – Sevilla defeated by Leganes

BARCELONA, March 18, (RTRS): Barcelona moved 11 points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday after beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 at home with a goal from Paco Alcacer and a thumping strike from Lionel Messi in the first half. Alcacer took the place of suspended striker Luis Suarez …

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Egypt to play Kuwait in warm-up

CAIRO, March 14: Egypt will prepare for their World Cup showdown with Saudi Arabia by playing Kuwait in a friendly, reports Arab News. Egypt team manager Ihab Leheta said the national team will play Kuwait at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium on May 26 in a game they hope will …

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Mou under fire after Man U meek exit – Sanchez anonymous, Pogba confidence in tatters

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, March 14, (AFP): Jose Mourinho was condemned for his negative tactics after Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League to Sevilla, with Alexis Sanchez anonymous and Paul Pogba’s confidence apparently in tatters. United, riding high in the Premier League, started the second leg of their last-16 …

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Struggling Chelsea look to upset Barca – Ribery in, Robben out as Bayern go to Besiktas

BARCELONA, March 13, (AFP): Antonio Conte has said he will consult his players ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Barcelona on Wednesday and after the game he might do better to seek out Ernesto Valverde. Both coaches faced chaotic starting points this season but only Valverde heads into this …

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