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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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Morocco, Guinea win in WCup qualifying, Uganda upset Togo – Congo’s Mubele scores twice to steal a 3-2 win over Burundi

AGADIR, Morocco, Nov 13, (AP): Guinea and Congo all won their first-leg games in World Cup qualifying on Thursday, while there were upsets as Uganda won in Togo and Benin beat Burkina Faso. Africa’s biggest teams are entering the competition in the second round, where 40 teams are vying for …

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Neymar back for Brazil against injury-hit Argentina – Top-of the-table meeting as Ecuador, Uruguay clash

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 11, (AFP): Brazil superstar Neymar returns from suspension to face an injury-hit Argentina on Thursday as South America’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup resumes with a showdown between the bitter continental rivals. Neymar was forced to sit out Brazil’s opening two qualifiers last month — a …

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Gibbs thwarts Spurs in London derby; City held – Palace inflict first defeat on Liverpool boss Klopp

LONDON, Nov 8, (Agencies): Arsenal substitute Kieran Gibbs scored three minutes after coming on to earn his side a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s north London derby and deny Tottenham Hotspur a famous victory. Harry Kane’s 32nd-minute goal, his sixth in four games, put Spurs on course for a first win …

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Stoke tighten screw on Mourinho as Chelsea suffer 3rd straight EPL loss – Arnautovic returns to haunt Blues

LONDON, Nov 7, (AFP): Marko Arnautovic returned to haunt Jose Mourinho with a spectacular winner as Stoke City sank Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday to plunge the Premier League champions’ manager’s future into doubt. Mourinho dubbed Arnautovic “unmanageable” during their time at Inter Milan, but the Austria forward may have had …

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