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Ronaldinho rolls back the years to dominate Indian futsal match

Published: July 18, 2016

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Many of football’s great and good are out in Chennai at the moment to take part in the inaugural Indian Futsal League tournament, with the


Barcelona vs. Betis, Real Madrid at Real Sociedad in 2016-17 openers

Published: July 15, 2016

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La Liga champions Barcelona will begin their defence of the trophy at home to Real Betis on the weekend of Aug. 20/21, with Real Madrid


WIDER IMAGE-Soccer-Fears for development as FIFA cleans up house

Published: October 21, 2015

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By Simon Evans ZURICH, Oct 21 (Reuters) – As FIFA struggles with internal reforms to clear up a corruption scandal, some within the sport worry that the world governing body could be distracted from its commitment to international development programmes. Especially in Africa, football associations that lacked proper offices or quality fields for training and games have seen FIFA projects bring significant improvements. “In Cape Verde, the football association was sharing a small three-floor building with other sports federations, there was nothing,” Jerome Champagne, former director of international relations for FIFA, told Reuters.


Soccer-Guangzhou hold Gamba at bay to reach ACL final

Published: October 21, 2015

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Guangzhou Evergrande advanced to the Asian Champions League final 2-1 on aggregate after comfortably holding Japanese champions Gamba Osaka to a goalless draw in their semi-final second leg on Wednesday. The Chinese outfit will play Emiratis Al-Ahli in the two legged final next month after the Dubai club edged Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal 4-3 on aggregate following a dramatic second leg in Dubai on Tuesday. While Al Ahli will contest a first final, it will be a second for Guangzhou after they won the biggest prize in Asian club football in 2013.


Soccer-Players should take responsibility not managers, says Defoe

Published: October 21, 2015

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Sunderland’s fate is in the hands of the players and not the manager, striker Jermain Defoe said after the club’s woeful form led to Dick Advocaat’s departure just eight Premier League games into the season.


Soccer-Palestine given go-ahead to face Saudi Arabia at home

Published: October 21, 2015

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(adds wider coding to story, no changes in text) ZURICH, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Palestine will be allowed to stage their World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia on home territory next month following a decision by FIFA, soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia had declined to play the fixture last month, saying they could not travel to the Palestinian territories due to force majeure


Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT Wednesday, Oct 21

Published: October 21, 2015

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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday: – - – - SOCCER FIFA FIFA set to name individuals under ethics investigation ZURICH – FIFA’s ethics committee is set to name a number of individuals who are under investigation, potentially heaping more embarrassment on soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body.


South Africa soccer official Kika gets FIFA six-year ban

Published: October 14, 2015

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FIFA’s Ethics Committee banned former South African Football Association official Lindile Kika from soccer activities for six years on Wednesday, adding to a string of suspensions at the sport’s governing body. Zurich-based FIFA has been in turmoil since May over corruption allegations.


Soccer-Bournemouth lose skipper Elphick in latest injury blow

Published: October 14, 2015

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Bournemouth suffered another major injury setback on Wednesday when captain Tommy Elphick was sidelined for a lengthy spell after undergoing ankle surgery. The defender had seen a specialist after missing two games and could be out for up to 10 weeks although manager Eddie Howe said “it may be shorter”. The Premier League new boys, in 15th place with eight points from eight matches, have already lost Callum Wilson, record signing Tyrone Mings and Max Gradel to serious injuries since the start of the season.


Soccer-Mourinho handed suspended ban, fined for ref comments

Published: October 14, 2015

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has received a suspended one-match ban and been fined 50,000 pounds ($77,235.00) by the English FA for saying referees were afraid to award penalties to the Premier League champions. Mourinho admitted the misconduct charge following his comments after Chelsea’s 3-1 home defeat by Southampton on Oct.


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