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Bizarre ‘own goal’ steals show, Inter beat Chelsea – Walcott shines as Arsenal trounce Benfica

SINGAPORE, July 29, (AFP): Inter Milan’s Geoffrey Kondogbia entered the annals of sporting infamy with a remarkable own goal but the Italian side held on to win 2-1 and condemn Chelsea to a successive pre-season defeat on Saturday in Singapore. Inter led by two goals from Ivan Perisic and Stevan …

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Germany, Sweden into last 8 – Holders set up clash with Denmark

DOETINCHEM, Netherlands, July 26, (AFP): Holders Germany beat Russia 2-0 to set up a women’s Euro quarter-final clash with Denmark while Sweden also advanced to the knockout phase despite losing 3-2 to Italy on Tuesday. In Utrecht, Babett Peter scored from the spot on 10 minutes and captain Dzsenifer Marozsan …

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England close in on last eight – Portugal win

BREDA, Netherlands, July 24, (AFP): Fran Kirby and Jodie Taylor handed England a 2-0 win over Spain in a game marred by heavy rain in Breda to make it back-to-back victories at the women’s Euro tournament. Earlier in the day, Carolina Mendes and substitute Ana Leite gave Portugal a 2-1 …

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Jamaica book Gold Cup final with US – Mexico upset

LOS ANGELES, July 24, (AFP): Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal match. The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around …

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Dempsey ‘milestone’ as US book spot in Gold Cup final – Salvadoran players banned after biting incidents

LOS ANGELES, July 23, (AFP): Clint Dempsey’s milestone goal sealed the United States’ 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Saturday in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Dallas, Texas. In Wednesday’s final, the United States will face either defending champions Mexico or Jamaica — who face off on …

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Coutinho stunner gives Reds win, Chelsea on fire – Bonucci enjoys winning debut, Milan rout Bayern

BEIJING, July 22, (AFP): Chelsea crushed Arsenal 3-0 in a preseason game in Beijing on Saturday but the friendly turned ugly as Pedro left the field with a bloodied face after a big collision with David Ospina. The injury scare was followed by a two-goal performance by Chelsea’s Belgian forward …

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Germany ‘edge’ 10-woman Italy – Sweden blank Russia

DEVENTER, Netherlands, July 22, (AFP): Babett Peter’s second-half penalty edged defending champions Germany to a 2-1 victory over 10-woman Italy at the women’s Euro tournament in the Netherlands. In the other Group B game, captain Lotta Schelin and Stina Blackstenius powered Sweden to a 2-0 win over Russia. In an …

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US battle into Gold Cup semis – Costa Rica qualify

PHILADELPHIA, July 20, (AFP): The United States overcame a battling display from El Salvador to advance to a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal showdown with Costa Rica here Wednesday. First-half goals from defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj secured a hard-fought quarter-final win for the hosts, who are chasing their first …

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Russia begin campaign on high note – NZ beaten

SAINT PETERSBURG, June 17, (Agencies): Hosts Russia got off to a winning start at the Confederations Cup on Saturday, Fedor Smolov’s second-half goal sealing a 2-0 win over New Zealand in Saint Petersburg in the tournament opener. Russia went ahead in the first half of the Group A encounter through …

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WC plans continue as normal: Qatar – ‘Stadium construction deadlines will be met’

DOHA, June 12, (AFP): Qatar’s World Cup preparations continue “as normal” and organisers remain confident that stadium construction deadlines will be met, a source close to the 2022 tournament has told AFP. Despite the country being at the centre of a diplomatic crisis which has seen Qatar cut off politically …

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