Thursday, 22 February 2018

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Russia to use Pakistani footballs in FIFA world cup 2018

Russia to use Pakistan’s footballs in 2018 FIFA world cup

MOSCOW: When millions of football lovers cheer on their favourite teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia this summer, Pakistanis will have a special reason to rejoice, although the 198th-ranked football nation will not be participating in the mega event. Pakistan’s famous footballs will be used in the World ...

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Ronaldinho retires from football

Ronaldinho

SAO PAULO: Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football , more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in ...

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Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards. “I am preparing to continue in football and to have a different role, but I will no longer ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Groups, fixtures and what to expect

FIFA World Cup 2018

LONDON: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup due in June, fans across the globe – regardless of whether their country is a part of it or not, just can’t wait for their favourites to showcase their footballing skills in the field. Either it be the shocking qualifiers that witnessed former ...

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Wenger expects Manchester United to attack Arsenal

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LONDON: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not expecting Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to set his team up defensively when the sides clash on Saturday despite his reputation for “parking the bus” in big matches. United travel to the Emirates Stadium sitting second in the Premier League and on the ...

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Football: Russia builds inside-out arena for World Cup

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MOSCOW: How does it feel to be on the outside looking in? Football fans visiting Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals for the 2018 World Cup will find out when they get seated in one of two temporary stands that fill empty plots of land next to the arena – originally ...

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Zidane staying upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still “optimistic” as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of form in La Liga by securing their place in the Champions League last 16. European champions in each of the last two seasons, Madrid will be guaranteed a ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

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MADRID: Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo  became a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina on Sunday. The beaming 32-year-old footballer posted a photo on Twitter of him with the baby’s mother and his oldest son in a hospital in ...

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‘Monstrous’ Messi to enter Barca’s 600 club

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BARCELONA: Lionel Messi will celebrate his 600th start for Barcelona in what his manager Ernesto Valverde hails as “a monstrous” achievement. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner becomes only the third player to reach the milestone for the Catalan club after ex-playmaker Xavi Hernandez (767 appearances) and the current captain Andres ...

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Real Madrid beats Manchester United 2-1 to retain title

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SKOPJE: A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje. Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer s night in the Balkans ...

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