Saturday, 24 August 2019

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Zidane staying upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

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

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

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

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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Denmark stun champions Germany at women’s Euros

TILBURG : Germany’s hopes of a seventh successive European women’s title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Denmark will face newcomers Austria who beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following ...

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Ronaldinho-7 beat Team Giggs 2-0 in Lahore to clinch series

LAHORE – Ronaldinho-7 won the second match of the seven-a-side series against Team Giggs to secure a series win at Fortress Stadium, Lahore Cantt. Ronaldinho 7 won the game against Giggs- 7 by 2-0. The first goal of the game was scored by Riaz who was assisted by Boa Morte. ...

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International footballers arrive in Pakistan

KARACHI: Eight renowned international footballers including former Brazilian footballers Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos have arrived in Pakistan. According to the Leisure League Pakistan, Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Robert Pires, Luis Boa Morte, David James, George Boateng and Ryan Giggs are also part of this group of football stars. Two football matches ...

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Qatar says Garcia report ‘vindicates’ 2022 World Cup bid

DOHA: Qatar World Cup organisers said on Wednesday that the surprise publication of FIFA’s Garcia report “vindicated the integrity” of its successful bid to host the 2022 tournament. In a statement, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy also questioned the timing of the publication, which comes as Qatar faces ...

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Germany, England to blood youngsters in glamour friendly

DORTMUND: World champions Germany host England in a prestige friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday with both coaches primed to give youth its head for one of football’s great rivalries. But that is where the similarities end for Joachim Loew and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge for the first time ...

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Shahid Afridi inspires football legend Ronaldhino

PARIS: Legend Footballer Ronaldinho Gaucho called out Shahid Khan Afridi with his latest tweet. He considered the ‘BOOM BOOM’ Afridi as Pakistan’s hero and looked forward to Pakistan visit. Ronaldinho’s tweet was in Portuguese and it translated as, “Happy by Shahid Afridi BOOM BOOM hero of Pakistan cricket. I look ...

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