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Japan pip Saudi 2-1 to boost WC hopes; Qatar hold China – UAE beat Iraq; Australia, Thailand draw

KUNMING, China, Nov 15, (AFP): Marcello Lippi’s dreams of taking China to the next World Cup received a reality check on Tuesday, while Asian champions Australia were made to sweat in a near-nightmare in Bangkok. China’s 0-0 draw with Qatar did nothing to boost their dwindling hopes of reaching Russia …

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Belgium rampant, Portugal survive scare – Depay saves Dutch

PARIS, Nov 14, (AFP): Belgium hammered Estonia 8-1 to go clear in Group H, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal survived a scare before overcoming Latvia 4-1 in World Cup qualifying on Sunday. There were braces from Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens as Belgium ran rampant with further goals …

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KGA edge Soccer Kerala to continue ‘win’ streak – Indian Strikers, Sparx, Skynet shine

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: Kuwait Goan Association continued their unbeaten run edging last season’s champions Soccer Kerala 1-0 in the KIFF League organized by Kuwait Indian Football Federation and powered by Gulf Cable & Electrical Co K.S.C.P. In other matches, Indian Strikers beat United Goans Centre 2-0, FC Sparx trashed …

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Brazil blitz hapless Argentina – Uruguay on course

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 11, (AFP): Neymar scored his 50th international goal as Brazil thrashed Argentina 3-0 to tighten their grip on South America’s 2018 World Cup qualification campaign and leave their arch-rivals struggling to reach the finals. Barcelona superstar Neymar outshone club-mate Lionel Messi in Belo Horizonte — the venue where …

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Spain defend W Cup qualifying group lead with depleted squad – Costa latest to be dropped

MADRID, Nov 10, (AP): Sergio Ramos’ only contribution to Spain in a World Cup qualifier this weekend will be a pep talk to his teammates. Ramos visited the team’s training camp this week ahead of Saturday’s match against Macedonia, but the captain won’t be on the field in the southern …

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KGA continue dominance, DBO rout DHL – Curtorcares United overcome FC Sparx

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 5: In week eight of the J. P. D’Mello Rolling Trophy, KIFF League organized by Kuwait Indian Football Federation and powered by “Gulf Cable & Electrical Co K.S.C.P,” Curtorcares United beat FC Sparx 3-1, Kuwait Goan Association (KGA) continued their dominance of the league with a 3-1 …

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Chelsea storm to summit, City held – Blues destroy Everton

LONDON, Nov 5, (AFP): Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea exploited a slip-up by Manchester City to claim top spot in the Premier League by clinically crushing Everton 5-0 on Saturday. Marten de Roon’s stoppage-time equaliser earned Middlesbrough a 1-1 draw at City and Antonio Conte’s Chelsea took advantage to …

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Man U continue dreadful run – Zenit, Ajax, Shakhtar and Schalke through to Europa KO

LONDON, Nov 4, (RTRS): Manchester United’s woes deepened as stunning goals by Moussa Sow and Jeremain Lens gave Fenerbahce a 2-1 Europa League win on Thursday that left Jose Mourinho’s side facing a battle to reach the knockout stages. Without a victory in four Premier League games, United desperately needed …

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Costa sparkles as Chelsea down Southampton 2-0 – Hazard on target as Blues chalk up fourth successive victory

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Oct 30, (AFP): Diego Costa’s sublime strike sealed Chelsea’s 2-0 success against Southampton on Sunday as the Blues chalked up a fourth successive Premier League victory. Costa doubled Chelsea’s lead with a fine finish from 25 yards after Eden Hazard had put Antonio Conte’s side ahead early …

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Rampant Arsenal sink struggling Sunderland – Giroud, Sanchez steal the show

SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom, Oct 29, (AFP): Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score twice in five second-half minutes as Arsenal maintained their Premier League title challenge with a comfortable 4-1 win at struggling Sunderland. Alexis Sanchez scored the Gunners’ other two goals to make it 14 games unbeaten for …

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