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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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Soccer fans, evangelicals clash at Peru stadium over land dispute

09 September, 2018 8:15 am 8:15 am

LIMA (Reuters) – A soccer stadium in Peru was the site of pitched battle on Monday, but not between two sports teams. A group of evangelical Christians and the Alianza Lima soccer club both claim to own a swath of Read More

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Pressure on United to get back on track at Burnley

08 August, 2018 10:09 am 10:09 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The pressure is on Manchester United as they visit Burnley on Sunday desperate to avoid a third straight defeat in what has been a poor start to their Premier League campaign. Monday’s 3-0 home defeat by 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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Manchester United troubles intensify as Spurs win 3-0 at Old Trafford

08 August, 2018 8:24 am 8:24 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -Lucas Moura scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur romped to a 3-0 Premier League win over Manchester United at Old Trafford  as Jose Mourinho’s team’s defensive frailties were brutally exposed once again. It was an impressive, clinical performance Read More

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Barca, Atletico scrape past La Liga new boys

08 August, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were both made to work hard for narrow 1-0 victories over newly-promoted duo Real Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano . Ernesto Valverde’s side were second best for large parts of their visit to the Read More

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Soccer-Bayern late show secures season-opening win

08 August, 2018 10:14 am 10:14 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Champions Bayern Munich scored twice in the last eight minutes to beat visiting Hoffenheim 3-1 in the Bundesliga premiere on Friday and hand new coach Niko Kovac a winning league debut. Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski netted a Read More

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Birthday boy Bolt eases into Mariners training

08 August, 2018 9:11 am 9:11 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt eased into his first training session with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday as he kicked off his bid to win a professional soccer contract on the day of his 32nd birthday. Read More

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Willian enjoying Chelsea’s ‘Samba style’ under Sarri

08 August, 2018 9:52 am 9:52 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea winger Willian believes manager Maurizio Sarri’s attack-focused tactics emulates Brazil’s ‘samba style’ and helps the Premier League club’s players flourish. The 30-year-old Brazil international assisted N’Golo Kante’s opening goal as Chelsea recorded a 3-0 win over Read More

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Soccer – Bolt to be given time to prove himself, says Mariners boss

08 August, 2018 11:00 am 11:00 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will train at the Central Coast Mariners for as long as it takes to become a professional footballer and has agreed to reside in the A-League team’s sleepy home base as part of the deal, Read More

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City’s Walker backs decision to cut holidays short

08 August, 2018 9:13 am 9:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has said he would have been “stupid” not to cut his post-World Cup break short and return to the club’s pre-season training camp. Walker and fellow City defender John Stones were part 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 hold off Brazil in thriller to reach semis

07 July, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Belgium struck early and then held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday. 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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Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

06 June, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up – a life-size chocolate sculpture in his likeness. A team of five Read More

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