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Loftus-Cheek treble boosts Chelsea, Arsenal edge Sporting

10 October, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

(Reuters) – Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a Europa League night to remember by scoring the first hat-trick of his career as the midfielder inspired them to a 3-1 home win over Belarus champions BATE Borisov on Thursday. Arsenal also celebrated Read More




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AFC allows fourth substitution in extra-time at 2019 Asian Cup

10 October, 2018 10:36 am 10:36 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Teams will be allowed to make a fourth substitution if their matches go into extra-time during next year’s Asian Cup finals, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday. Soccer’s law-making body, International Football Association Board Read More




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Prince Ali focusing on football mission outside FIFA and AFC

10 October, 2018 9:46 am 9:46 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Former FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan is not planning a return to the frontline of football politics, even with presidential elections for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and FIFA taking place next Read More




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Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players

09 September, 2018 10:43 am 10:43 am

(Reuters) – England’s players did not hold back from criticising each other at halftime following a bad start to Tuesday’s friendly against Switzerland and defender Danny Rose believes the exchange helped them improve and seal a 1-0 victory. England, who Read More




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Brazil to face Saudi Arabia, Argentina in October

09 September, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil will go to Saudi Arabia to play the host nation and Argentina in October friendlies, the Brazilian football confederation (CBF) said on Thursday. The five-times World Cup winners will play the Saudis on Oct. 12 in Read More




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Pekerman resigns as Colombia coach

09 September, 2018 10:05 am 10:05 am

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Jose Pekerman has quit as Colombia manager two months after leading them to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday. “After a meeting with Jose Nestor Pekerman, Read More




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Saint-Maximin’s goal gives Nice shock 1-0 win over Lyon

09 September, 2018 9:57 am 9:57 am

(Reuters) – Striker Allan Saint-Maximin’s powerful deflected shot gave struggling Nice a shock 1-0 away win over Olympique Lyonnais  as Patrick Viera’s side earned their first victory in Ligue 1 this season. Mario Balotelli made his first start of the Read More




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United pay the price for dismantling Ferguson’s legacy

08 August, 2018 9:53 am 9:53 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The most significant aspect of Manchester United’s 3-0 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Monday was just how routine and ordinary it all felt. United have suffered bad defeats at Old Trafford in the past of Read More




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Pakistan win first football match in Asian Games after 44 years

08 August, 2018 9:24 pm 9:24 pm

JAKARTA (92 News) – Pakistan national football team recorded its first victory in Asian Games after 44 years after defeating Nepal by 2-1 on Sunday. According to the details garnered, the Pakistan team also recorded their first victory in the Read More




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Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win

08 August, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the help of a spectacular under-the-wall free kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from substitute Read More




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Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

08 August, 2018 10:20 am 10:20 am

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – MANCHESTER UNITED 2 LEICESTER CITY 1 World Cup winner Paul Pogba’s third minute penalty and a late goal from Luke Shaw gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford in the opening game Read More




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Reputations burnished, others buffeted at ‘best World Cup ever’

07 July, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A stage for new beginnings, a cementer of fortunes, a last resting place for life-long dreams, the 2018 soccer World Cup was so much more than a month-long festival of goals and glory. “The best World Cup Read More




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Chance was not on Brazil’s side in painful defeat, says Tite

07 July, 2018 8:49 am 8:49 am

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Brazil coach Tite felt a terrible bitterness after they were knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium in the quarter-finals on Friday and said his side never got the breaks in an enthralling end-to-end contest. Read More




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Belgium use daring and intelligence to outwit Brazil in thriller

07 July, 2018 8:33 am 8:33 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belgium used a combination of daring, intelligence, resilience and not a little luck to oust World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 in a memorable quarter-final tie on Friday that would have made a worthy final. After disappointing quarter-final Read More




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Var: World Cup lets technology genie out of the bottle

07 July, 2018 9:37 am 9:37 am

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – When it finally happened, many may not have realised they had just witnessed a moment of World Cup history. Brazil were pushing Costa Rica hard in their second group game in St Petersburg, and with 12 Read More




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