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Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100m bribery case: report – Platini hopeful new document can clear his name at FIFA

LONDON, Dec 7, (AFP): US authorities are investigating evidence indicating FIFA’s suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said Sunday. The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing company ISL paid a total of …

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New milestone beckons for Vardy – City have chance to put pressure on rivals

LONDON, Dec 4, (AFP): Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy can make history for the second weekend running when the Premier League’s early-season over-achievers visit slip-sliding Swansea City on Saturday. Vardy’s goal in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United saw him set a new Premier League record of scoring in 11 …

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Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar are Ballon d’Or nominees – Argentine overwhelming favourite 

LONDON, Nov 30, (RTRS): Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head once again for the title of world’s best footballer after being short-listed along with Neymar on Monday for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. For the seventh time in eight years, the dynamic duo of Barcelona’s Messi and Real …

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Broncos spoil Pats perfect record – Cardinals continue fine form

DENVER, Non 30, (AP): Tom Brady lost yet another one of his trusted targets and this time he also lost a game. C.J. Anderson scored on a 48-yard run with 12:32 left in overtime, powering the Denver Broncos past the New England Patriots 30-24 on a snowy Sunday night. Watching …

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Bale, CR7 hand Real relief – Lafita inspires Getafe to beat misfiring Villarreal

BARCELONA, Spain, Nov 29, (Agencies): Gareth Bale scored his first goal in three months for Real Madrid before Cristiano Ronaldo added a penalty to secure a 2- 0 win at Eibar on Sunday and end its two-game losing run in the Spanish league. Bale headed in Luka Modric’s cross two …

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Khalil named AFC Player of the Year – Japan claim women’s team honour

NEW DELHI, Nov 29, (RTRS): Emirati Ahmed Khalil got a modicum of revenge on Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi when he pipped the Chinese to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Player of the Year award on Sunday. Khalil’s Al Ahli club finished runners-up in the AFC Champions League as Zheng …

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Maroons, DBO register huge wins – DHL, KGA share spoils

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 24: European Champions League football, Indian Super League or the English Premier League may be hogging all limelight in football these days but that has not deterred players playing in the Kuwait International Football Federation (KIFF) League from focusing on their game. Everyone seems to glorify their …

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Huge security operation for Clasico – Real hope front three perform against Barca

Madrid, Nov 20, (AFP): An unprecedented level of security will be put in place for Real Madrid’s huge clash with Barcelona on Saturday in response to the deadly attacks on Paris a week ago. The security threat to what is widely regarded as the biggest game in world football, with …

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Brazil fightback thwarts Argentina – Peru win

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 14, (RTRS): A first half goal from Ezequiel Lavezzi was cancelled out by Lucas Lima in the second period as Brazil escaped with a 1-1 draw against Argentina in Friday’s South American World Cup qualifying match. The match had originally been scheduled for Thursday but torrential rain …

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FIFA postpones Kuwait next World Cup qualifying match – Becker backs Beckenbauer in World Cup graft row

ZURICH, Nov 13, (Agencies): FIFA has postponed Kuwait’s next World Cup qualifying match because its federation is suspended from international soccer for government interference. Kuwait was to play at Myanmar in neutral Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday in an Asian qualifying group. FIFA says “taking into account the suspension, the match …

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