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Saudi Arabia, SKorea qualify for WC – China out

JEDDAH, Sept 5, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 2006 by beating Japan 1-0 in Jeddah on Tuesday to claim a place at the finals in Russia next year. The Saudis join Iran, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium and hosts Russia in …

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Belgium show character in securing WCup place – France held by Luxembourg

BRUSSELS, Sept 4, (Agencies): Belgium delivered a performance of character and proved they were building “a winning team”, coach Roberto Martinez said after they became the first country to qualify from the European preliminaries for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. A 2-1 away win against Greece on Sunday ensured …

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Subs keep Man Utd perfect – Leicester beaten

MANCHESTER, UK, Aug 26, (AFP): Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini struck to maintain Manchester United’s 100 percent start to the Premier League season in a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday. Rashford, dropped to the bench to make way for Anthony Martial, turned in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s corner in …

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Chelsea spoil Spurs Wembley opener – Alonso scores brace

LONDON, Aug 20, (AFP): Tottenham Hotspur made a losing start to life as Wembley’s full-time tenants after Marcos Alonso’s double earned Premier League champions Chelsea a 2-1 victory on Sunday. The Spaniard struck either side of a late Michy Batshuayi own goal to get Chelsea back to winning ways after …

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Rodriguez shoots down Arsenal – Stoke stun Gunners

STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Aug 19, (AFP): Stoke City’s new loan signing Jese Rodriguez made an immediate impact by scoring the only goal as his side stunned Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday. The 24-year-old Spaniard, who only arrived in England this week, started and finished the move that saw Mark …

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Man Utd maintain dream start – Red Devils rout Swansea

SWANSEA, United Kingdom, Aug 19, (AFP): Manchester United maintained their dream Premier League start as goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured a 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday. Having put West Ham United to the sword with another 4-0 win in their opening …

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Five-goal Celtic put one foot in group stage of CL – Napoli punish nine-man Nice

GLASGOW, Aug 17, (AFP): Celtic have one foot in the Champions League group stages after a Scott Sinclair double helped his side to a 5-0 thrashing of Astana in their play-off round first leg in Glasgow. An own-goal from Evgeni Postnikov opened the scoring in the 32nd minute before Sinclair …

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Liverpool eye CL group stage – Apoel see off Prague

BERLIN, Aug 16, (AFP): Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday in their play-off, first-leg. The result in south-west Germany leaves Klopp’s Liverpool in pole position ahead of the return at Anfield on Wednesday, …

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Neymar on ‘mark’ in victorious PSG debut – Paris Saint-Germain blank Guingamp 3-0

PARIS, Aug 14, (AFP): Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday. The Brazilian world record signing was handed a start by coach Unai Emery for the game in Brittany, two days …

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Juve ‘edge’ Roma in SO – Lacazette limps off as Arsenal win

NEW YORK, July 31, (AFP): Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw. Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike. The match, between …

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