Sunday, 24 March 2019

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Real Madrid reappoint Zinedine Zidane as manager

MADRID: Real Madrid picked one of its most successful figures to try to end one of its worst crises. Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles before quitting while on top nine months ago. Madrid announced Monday that Zidane accepted ...

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Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

KARACHI: Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer. The two legends – who both played for Spanish club Real Madrid – are in Pakistan for a ...

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Messi receives record fifth Golden Shoe award

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi has received his record fifth Golden Shoe award for Europe’s top scorer in all leagues last season. The win also breaks the tie he had with Juventus’ striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi also won the award in 2009-2010 (34 goals), 2011-2012 (50), 2012-13 (46) and 2016-17 (37). The ...

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Manchester United battle to draw with Arsenal, Liverpool march on

LONDON: Manchester United remain distant spectators in a Premier League title race in which Liverpool continue to chase Manchester City but showed plenty of spirit as they twice equalised in a 2-2 draw with in-form Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Liverpool also fell behind but stormed back to beat ...

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World Cup winners return home

PARIS: The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday as hundreds of thousands packed the Champs Elysees for their victory parade ahead of a presidential reception in the evening. France overcame a determined Croatia team to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final, with teenager Kylian Mbappe ...

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France reach World Cup final as Paris erupts

Fans in Paris celebrate France’s victory against Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals © AFP / ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI PARIS: France reached their third World Cup final after overcoming Belgium on Tuesday, sparking scenes of unconfined joy in Paris as tens of thousands of people poured into the streets. In scenes ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus for £88.3m

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus after the Italian club agreed on a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portuguese forward with Real Madrid. The 33-year-old looks all set to take on the Italian league after nine years at Real Madrid and the player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, ...

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England beat Sweden to reach FIFA World Cup semis

(AP Photo/Francisco Seco) SAMARA: An impressive England advanced to their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years on Saturday after headers by Harry Maguire and Dele Alli gave them a deserved 2-0 last-eight victory over a disappointing Sweden. Centre back Maguire connected with an Ashley Young corner to score his first ...

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Rescue team has entered Thai cave

BANGKOK: The perilous mission to evacuate 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand is underway, Thai authorities announced Sunday. “Our readiness is at the highest today. Today is D-day,” said Chiang Rai governor, Narongsak Osotthanakorn, adding that the families had been informed ...

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