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DSK Shivajians eyeing win over debutants Chennai City FC

16 Jan 2017 | 8:11 PM

Pune, Jan 16 (UNI) DSK Shivajians will host debutants Chennai City Football Club in their second home fixture of the ongoing Hero I-League 2016-17 at the Balewadi Stadium here tomorrow.

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Noble fumes over Payet's self-imposed West Ham exile

Noble fumes over Payet's self-imposed West Ham exile

16 Jan 2017 | 4:25 PM

Undated, Jan 16 (Reuters) West Ham United captain Mark Noble admits he is frustrated with midfielder Dimitri Payet's refusal to play for the club in order to force through a move during the January transfer window.

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China set to tighten limits on foreign players

16 Jan 2017 | 2:24 PM

SHANGHAI, Jan 16 (RUTERS) China will tighten rules over the number of overseas players able to appear in domestic games, amid concerns that clubs have been over-spending on foreign talent with a rapid growth in the huge fees being paid for high-profile imports.

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Late Jovetic strike ends Real Madrid's 40-game unbeaten run

Late Jovetic strike ends Real Madrid's 40-game unbeaten run

16 Jan 2017 | 1:42 PM

By Richard Martin MADRID, Jan 16 (Reuters) Real Madrid's remarkable 40-game unbeaten run stretching back to April ended in dramatic fashion when Sevilla's Stevan Jovetic struck in added time to snatch a 2-1 win and blow the La Liga title race wide open.

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Valencia ease tensions with win over Espanyol

15 Jan 2017 | 8:06 PM

Undated, Jan 15 (Reuters) Valencia beat Espanyol 2-1 today with a goal either side of halftime to earn their first league win since October and temporarily ease tensions at the crisis-stricken club, who remain one place above the relegation zone.

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FC Goa, Zico mutually part ways

FC Goa, Zico mutually part ways

14 Jan 2017 | 3:35 PM

Panaji, Jan 14 (UNI) FC Goa and its head coach for the past three seasons Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) have mutually decided against exercising the option of extending the contract.

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Hosts must overcome nerves to make winning start

Hosts must overcome nerves to make winning start

14 Jan 2017 | 1:42 PM

By Mark Gleeson

LIBREVILLE, Jan 14 (REUTERS) Hosts Gabon must overcome nerves and a little-known opponent as they seek to get off to a winning start when the African Nations Cup finals opens with two matches today.

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Aubameyang carries Gabon's burden of home expectation

Aubameyang carries Gabon's burden of home expectation

13 Jan 2017 | 4:20 PM

By Mark Gleeson LIBREVILLE, Jan 13 (Reuters) Prolific striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will carry a heavy burden in the African Nations Cup finals with the hopes of the host nation resting squarely on his shoulders.

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Arsenal teenager get Nations Cup call-up

Arsenal teenager get Nations Cup call-up

13 Jan 2017 | 2:05 PM

LIBREVILLE, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Arsenal's Algerian midfielder Ismaeil Bennacer has been called up to play in the African Nations Cup finals after a knee injury ruled Saipher Taider out of the tournament, the country's football federation said today.

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Allardyce to train Palace minds to solve league struggles

Allardyce to train Palace minds to solve league struggles

13 Jan 2017 | 1:54 PM

Undated, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Sam Allardyce is focused on ensuring Crystal Palace are in the right frame of mind to fight to secure Premier League survival.

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Stones has 'mixed emotions' ahead of Everton return

Stones has 'mixed emotions' ahead of Everton return

13 Jan 2017 | 1:52 PM

Undated,Jan 13 (Reuters) John Stones admits he will find it strange when the defender returns to Goodison Park for the first time since his big-money transfer from Everton to Manchester City when the sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday.

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Mourinho may make the difference at Man United, says Rush

Mourinho may make the difference at Man United, says Rush

13 Jan 2017 | 1:44 PM

Undated, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Jose Mourinho knows how to get the best out of his players and his arrival at Manchester United will bring some added spice to Sunday's Premier League clash against arch rivals Liverpool, the Merseyside club's all-time leading scorer Ian Rush has said.

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Watford hope to honour Taylor with win over Middlesbrough

Watford hope to honour Taylor with win over Middlesbrough

13 Jan 2017 | 1:23 PM

Undated, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Watford are hoping to pay tribute to former manager Graham Taylor, who died, by beating Middlesbrough at Vicarage Road this weekend, manager Walter Mazzarri has said.

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Real claim record with last-gasp draw against Sevilla

Real claim record with last-gasp draw against Sevilla

13 Jan 2017 | 1:19 PM

<p>MADRID, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Real Madrid set a Spanish record of 40 matches unbeaten in all competitions after they came back from two goals behind to snatch a 3-3 draw at Sevilla with a last-gasp equaliser from Karim Benzema in the King's Cup.

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Isak becomes Sweden's youngest scorer with Slovakia strike

13 Jan 2017 | 9:29 AM

Undated, Jan 13 (REUTERS) Teenager Alexander Isak celebrated his first start for Sweden by becoming his country's youngest-ever scorer in a 6-0 friendly thrashing of Slovakia in Abu Dhabi.

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India obtains 129 in FIFA ranking, best in over a decade

India obtains 129 in FIFA ranking, best in over a decade

12 Jan 2017 | 5:49 PM

New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) The Indian National Team obtained its best ranking of 129 a jump of 42 places in World Football in over a decade as per the latest rankings released by FIFA today.

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Assam Governor felicitates young footballer

Assam Governor felicitates young footballer

12 Jan 2017 | 5:31 PM

Guwahati, Jan 12 (UNI) Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit today felicitated Chandan Boro, who has been selected for a six-year long residential football coaching in Germany.

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Chelsea granted permission to redevelop Stamford Bridge

Chelsea granted permission to redevelop Stamford Bridge

12 Jan 2017 | 2:51 PM

LONDON, Jan 12 (REUTERS) Chelsea have been given local government planning permission to redevelop their Stamford Bridge ground into a 60,000-seater stadium, the Premier League leaders announced.

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Asian fringe ready for World Cup expansion - Japan FA boss

Asian fringe ready for World Cup expansion - Japan FA boss

12 Jan 2017 | 2:39 PM

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will be a catalyst to soccer's growth in countries hovering on the fringe of the showpiece tournament, according to Japan Football Association (JFA) president Kozo Tashima.

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Oscar move massive for Chinese football, says Villas-Boas

Oscar move massive for Chinese football, says Villas-Boas

12 Jan 2017 | 2:31 PM

Undated, Jan 12 (Reuters) Manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Oscar's decision to join Shanghai SIPG is a significant move for the growth of Chinese Super League (CSL) because of the Brazilian's relative youth.

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Silva on the spot as PSG reach League Cup last four

Silva on the spot as PSG reach League Cup last four

12 Jan 2017 | 2:25 PM

PARIS, Jan 12 (REUTERS) A brace of headers by Thiago Silva earned holders Paris St Germain a routine 2-0 home win against Metz and a place in the French League Cup semi-finals.

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Wimmer says adaptability will make Spurs winners

Wimmer says adaptability will make Spurs winners

12 Jan 2017 | 2:24 PM

Undated, Jan 12 (Reuters) Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer believes an ability to switch formations during games has given the London side a distinct advantage over their Premier League rivals this season.

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MLS all grown up, not waiting for another Beckham

12 Jan 2017 | 9:34 AM

By Steve Keating Undated, Jan 11 (REUTERS) There will never be another David Beckham and those involved in perhaps the most significant signing in sport history say Major League Soccer does not need one having now established their own credentials and in no need of grandstanding.

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Zaha scores as Ivory Coast beat Uganda 3-0

12 Jan 2017 | 9:33 AM

Undated, Jan 11 (REUTERS) Wilfried Zaha was among the scorers as African Nations Cup holders Ivory Coast produced a dominant display to beat Uganda 3-0 today in a final warmup before they begin their title defence.

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City's Sagna charged with misconduct over Instagram post

City's Sagna charged with misconduct over Instagram post

11 Jan 2017 | 3:06 PM

London, Jan 11 (REUTERS) Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been charged with misconduct by the FA for his "10 against 12" Instagram post after their 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley on January 2.

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Asia chief predicts positive impact of World Cup expansion

Asia chief predicts positive impact of World Cup expansion

11 Jan 2017 | 3:04 PM

UNDATED,Jan 11 (Reuters) FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams will address Asia's long-standing demand for greater representation in the showpiece tournament, Asian Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said on Wednesday.

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'Silent Warrior' Amla set for century of tests

'Silent Warrior' Amla set for century of tests

11 Jan 2017 | 2:33 PM

By Nick Said JOHANNESBURG, Jan 11 (Reuters) Hashim Amla is set to join an elite group of South African cricketers when he makes his 100th test appearance in the third and final match of the series against Sri Lanka in Johannesburg starting on Thursday.

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Mourinho demands more from United fans against Liverpool

Mourinho demands more from United fans against Liverpool

11 Jan 2017 | 2:27 PM

UNDATED, Jan 11 (Reuters) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has urged his fans to find their voice when they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, telling them to not just "come to the theatre" but "play with us".

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Silva puts fun factor over trophy obsession at Man City

Silva puts fun factor over trophy obsession at Man City

11 Jan 2017 | 2:24 PM

UNDATED, Jan 11 (Reuters) Midfielder David Silva enjoys the competitive nature of the Premier League but the Spaniard is refusing to become obsessed about winning another league title with Manchester City.

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Shakhtar shift Europa League match against Celta to Kharkiv

10 Jan 2017 | 7:51 PM

KIEV, Jan 10 (Reuters) FC Shakhtar will be hosting next month's Europa League round of 32 game against Celta in the city of Kharkiv, some 300 kilometers away from their troubled hometown of Donetsk.

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