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Soccer Academy ‘Mubaratuna’ to absorb young players

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 26, (KUNA): The launching of a soccer academy named “Mubaratuna” where the skills and talents of the young and eager Kuwaitis will be honed has been applauded by some officials. The academy receives now youngsters interested in soccer, aged 10 through 15 and later those aged 6 …

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Chelsea check Arsenal’s title charge; Swansea win – Agent denies Mou’s ‘love letter’ to Manchester United 

LONDON, Jan 24, (AFP): Diego Costa scored as Chelsea renewed their hold over Arsenal with a 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday that dented their London rivals’ Premier League title hopes. Costa had been the central figure in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal in September, when he goaded …

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EPL side connect with MENA fans – Man City’s ‘The Blueprint’ now available in Arabic

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: The Blueprint, Manchester City Football Club’s offi cial fan enewsletter, is now available in Arabic, making the Barclays Premier League side the fi rst to connect with fans in the Middle East and North Africa in Arabic language. The first edition of The Blueprint in Arabic …

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Debutant Austin stars, Saints shock United – Aguero double rescues vital point for Man City title push  

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 23, (AFP): Debutant Charlie Austin’s late goal earned Southampton a 1-0 victory at Manchester United on Saturday that put the pressure back on beaten manager Louis van Gaal. Austin joined Southampton for £4 million ($5.7 million, 5.2 million euros) from Queens Park Rangers last week and …

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Resurgent Real face Betis test – Messi fit as Barcelona eye top spot

MADRID, Jan 22, (AFP): Lionel Messi is expected to be fit as Barcelona make the tricky trip to Malaga on Saturday looking to move back to the top of La Liga. Messi missed Wednesday’s 2-1 Copa del Rey win at Athletic Bilbao due to a hamstring problem that forced him …

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Dazzling Everton emerge as champions – Second edition McDonalds Football Tournament

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: Academy outfit FC Everton emerged Champions of the IInd Edition McDonalds 7 a-side Open Football Tournament held at Nadi Salmiya, recently. In a dazzling show of aggressive and passing football, FC Everton beat McDonald Big Mac Stars 1-0 in the final. FC Everton comprised of Harry …

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Barcelona allay Messi hamstring injury fears – Real players prefer Zidane to Benitez: Ronaldo

BARCELONA, Jan 18, (AFP): Barcelona on Monday played down fears that striker Lionel Messi injured his hamstring during Sunday’s 6-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, after the Argentine was replaced at half-time at the Camp Nou. “The tests carried out this morning (Monday) allowed us to rule out …

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Man Utd, Liverpool renew bitter rivalry Ramsey expects Arsenal to bounce back at Stoke

LONDON, Jan 15, (AFP): Wayne Rooney plans to send Jurgen Klopp into another frustrated touchline frenzy by ruining the Liverpool manager’s first taste of his club’s bitter rivalry with Manchester United. Klopp has proved a volatile presence during a series of touchline rows with rival managers since taking charge earlier …

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Holders Arsenal, City through – Rooney saves Utd

LONDON, Jan 9, (AFP): Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored as Arsenal started their FA Cup defence by coming from behind to defeat Sunderland 3-1 in the third round on Saturday. Menwhile, Wayne Rooney’s stoppage-time penalty spared Manchester United from an embarrassing goalless draw as they edged third-tier Sheffield United …

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City attempt to stay in track on 4 competitions – Pellegrini faces FA Cup selection dilemma at Norwich

NORWICH, United Kingdom, Jan 8, (AFP): Manuel Pellegrini faces an FA Cup selection dilemma at Norwich on Saturday as he attempts to keep Manchester City on track in four competitions. Pellegrini has indicated the FA Cup is bottom of his priority list in the midst of a testing January schedule …

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