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Tag Archives: soccer

Japan crush Costa Rica in dream start for Moriyasu

China’s soccer dream more elusive than ever after latest flops OSAKA, Japan, Sept 11, (AFP): Japan gave Costa Rica the runaround in a 3-0 home victory Tuesday as Hajime Moriyasu got off to a winning start as head coach of the Blue Samurai. Sho Sasaki’s header was turned into his …

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Uruguay, Argentina rack up big wins

Neymar, Firmino on target as Brazil cruise over US LOS ANGELES, Sept 8, (Agencies): A Luis Suarez brace, the second a cheeky ‘Panenka’ penalty, helped Uruguay ease to 4-1 win over Mexico, while Argentina rebounded from a poor World Cup to thump Guatemala 3-0 in a pair of big friendly …

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Lloyd at the double, US dominate Chile

Americans go into qualifying confident and ready SAN JOSE, Calif, Sept 5, (AP): The Americans scored goals in so many ways over the past week. Now it’s time to do it on the big stage of World Cup qualifying. Carli Lloyd entered in the second half and immediately scored on …

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Nigeria coach Yusuf banned, fined over payment

ABUJA, Sept 5, (AFP): The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday said it had banned Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf for 12 months and fined him $5,000 (4,300 euros) for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents. The NFF ethics and fair play committee found Yusuf guilty of accepting $1,000 …

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‘Cech errors down to new Arsenal style’

Kabasele urges Watford to stay grounded after fast start LONDON, Sept 4, (RTRS): Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery wants his defense to play out from the back but the new approach does not suit goalkeeper Petr Cech, who seems uncomfortable with the ball at his feet, Watford goalie Ben Foster …

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Walker winner allows City to celebrate decade of AD glory

Everton held by Huddersfield MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sept 1, (Agencies): England right-back Kyle Walker’s first goal for almost three years ensured Manchester City celebrated a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on the 10th anniversary of the club’s takeover by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour. In his 52nd appearance for the club, Walker …

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Salah strikes as perfect Liverpool go top

Everton held LIVERPOOL, Aug 25, (Agencies): Mohamed Salah continued his prolific run of Anfield goals as Liverpool narrowly defeated Brighton 1-0 to move top of the Premier League on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side also maintained their impressive defensive start to the campaign, recording a third successive clean sheet to open …

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Stylish City spoil Emery’s Arsenal bow

Sterling impresses LONDON, Aug 12, (AFP): Manchester City ruined the start of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal as the champions signalled their intent to retain the Premier League title with a stylish 2-0 win on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side swept to the title last term with a record 100 …

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Real end US tour with 2-1 victory over Roma

Liverpool finish pre-season with win over Torino LOS ANGELES, Aug 8, (AFP): Gareth Bale is serving notice that he is ready to shine without Cristiano Ronaldo, factoring in both goals as Real Madrid wrapped up their US tour with a 2-1 win over Roma on Tuesday. Bale and Marco Asensio …

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Man City ruin Sarri’s Chelsea bow

Citizens win Community Shield LONDON, Aug 5, (AFP): Sergio Aguero spoiled Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s first taste of English football as the Argentine’s double gave Manchester City a stylish 2-0 victory in the Community Shield on Sunday. Blues boss Sarri, hired to replace the sacked Antonio Conte last month, endured …

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