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Jubilation in Egypt after WC berth

CAIRO, Oct 9, (RTRS): Egypt’s capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the soccer-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo. Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing …

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City underline title credentials – Chelsea fall

LONDON, Sept 30, (AFP): Match-winner Kevin De Bruyne came back to haunt former club Chelsea as Manchester City defeated the Premier League champions 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to reclaim top spot. De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014, struck from outside the box midway through …

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Zidane hails Bale, CR7 after Real historic win – ‘Tremendous game at Dortmund’

DORTMUND, Germany, Sept 27, (AFP): Zinedine Zidane praised goal-scorers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, who netted twice in a 3-1 victory as Real Madrid finally claimed a Champions League win at Borussia Dortmund. Ronaldo marked his 150th European game with second-half goals after Bale’s stunning early volley gave Real the …

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Chelsea edge Leicester for third successive win – Morata, Kante on target

LEICESTER, United Kingdom, Sept 9, (AFP): A rare N’Golo Kante goal on his return to Leicester gave Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Kante struck five minutes after half-time with a low shot that appeared to take City keeper Kasper Schmeichel by …

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Saudi Arabia, SKorea qualify for WC – China out

JEDDAH, Sept 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006 by beating Japan 1-0 in Jeddah on Tuesday to claim a place at the finals in Russia next year. The Saudis join Iran, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium and hosts Russia in …

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Belgium show character in securing WCup place – France held by Luxembourg

BRUSSELS, Sept 4, (Agencies): Belgium delivered a performance of character and proved they were building “a winning team”, coach Roberto Martinez said after they became the first country to qualify from the European preliminaries for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. A 2-1 away win against Greece on Sunday ensured …

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Subs keep Man Utd perfect – Leicester beaten

MANCHESTER, UK, Aug 26, (AFP): Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini struck to maintain Manchester United’s 100 percent start to the Premier League season in a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday. Rashford, dropped to the bench to make way for Anthony Martial, turned in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner in …

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Chelsea spoil Spurs Wembley opener – Alonso scores brace

LONDON, Aug 20, (AFP): Tottenham Hotspur made a losing start to life as Wembley’s full-time tenants after Marcos Alonso’s double earned Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory on Sunday. The Spaniard struck either side of a late Michy Batshuayi own goal to get Chelsea back to winning ways after …

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Rodriguez shoots down Arsenal – Stoke stun Gunners

STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Aug 19, (AFP): Stoke City’s new loan signing Jese Rodriguez made an immediate impact by scoring the only goal as his side stunned Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday. The 24-year-old Spaniard, who only arrived in England this week, started and finished the move that saw Mark …

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Man Utd maintain dream start – Red Devils rout Swansea

SWANSEA, United Kingdom, Aug 19, (AFP): Manchester United maintained their dream Premier League start as goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured a 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday. Having put West Ham United to the sword with another 4-0 win in their opening …

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