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Tag Archives: soccer

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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Huddersfield into EPL after penalty drama – Reading denied

LONDON, May 29, (AFP): Huddersfield Town won promotion to the Premier League in dramatic fashion as Christopher Schindler’s penalty sealed a 4-3 shoot-out victory over Reading in the Championship play-off final on Monday. David Wagner’s side will play in the English top-flight for the first time in 45 years after …

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Man City, Liverpool book CL berths – Misery for Arsenal as Chelsea sign off in style

LONDON, May 21, (AFP): Arsene Wenger’s torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up the remaining top four places on the final day of the Premier League season. Wenger’s …

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Shifa Al-Jazeera win again

KEFAK Soccer League Season 5 ended with Team Shifa Al-Jazeera Soccer Kerala defending their title in 3 straight seasons. Final match against Team Champions FC was in all respect a fight between two equals, in front of a packed gallery. First half ended goalless with lots of chances and both …

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Gulf Bank celebrates triumph of soccer team

Gulf Bank celebrated the triumph of its soccer team, who recently championed the final match of the Kuwait Banking Club Football Tournament for the season 2017, after an exciting finale against Commercial Bank of Kuwait team. The final match was held on Friday evening at Sabah Al-Salem Stadium of Al-Arabi …

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Batshuayi delivers Chelsea EPL title – Flops to champs

WEST BROMWICH, United Kingdom, May 13, (AFP): Substitute Michy Batshuayi’s dramatic 82nd-minute winner gave Chelsea the Premier League title following a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday. The Belgian striker’s late goal at The Hawthorns took Antonio Conte’s side 10 points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who …

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Arsenal close in on top 4, City move up to 3rd – Swansea in strong position to survive

LONDON, May 13, (AFP): Alexis Sanchez shone and then succumbed to injury as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to close in on the Premier League top four. Sanchez teed up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s second goal and scored their third – his 50th Premier League goal – …

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