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Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina for famous draw

MOSCOW: Argentina were held to a draw by World Cup debutants Iceland Saturday, with Lionel Messi blowing a gilt-edged opportunity for victory when he missed a penalty. Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but it was almost immediately cancelled out by ...

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Russia allows football fans to bring marijuana to World Cup: report

MOSCOW: Football fans will reportedly be allowed to bring cocaine and marijuana to the 2018 FIFA World Cup as long as they go through the bureaucratic hoops necessary to secure papers, The Moscow Times reports. The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union grants travelers the right to bring banned substances into the ...

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Russia to use Pakistani footballs in FIFA world cup 2018

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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FIFA World Cup Trophy lands in Pakistan

LAHORE: The prestigious FIFA World Cup trophy has finally arrived in Pakistan, as the charted plane carrying the trophy landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore. The trophy made a historic stop in Lahore as part of the CocaCola FIFA World Cup Trophy tour, visiting no less than 91 ...

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World Cup trophy arrives in Sri Lanka to kick off global tour

COLOMBO: The World Cup trophy has arrived in Sri Lanka for the first time as the most coveted prize in global soccer started a 54-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament in Russia. The trophy arrived late on Tuesday and was unveiled by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil ...

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Saudi stadiums allow women in for soccer game for the first time

JIDDAH: Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams – though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called “family section.” The move was the first of Saudi ...

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Chelsea set to complete £15m deal for Ross Barkley

LONDON: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte feels the club have taken a “good opportunity” to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley. The 24-year-old is expected to have a medical with the London club on Friday prior to completing a £15m move. When asked about the deal, Conte told reporters Barkley was a ...

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Cheerleader spent fraud cash on luxury shopping trip

ESSEX: A cheerleader who spent cash conned out of pensioners by going on luxury shopping trips has admitted money laundering. Model Rebecca Batchelor, 21, of Helena Road, Rayleigh, was part of a “ruthless” fraud run by brothers Amin and Anis Ben-Sghaier. The pair scammed elderly victims out of about £250,000 ...

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Marcelo extends Real Madrid contract

MADRID: Real Madrid vice-captain Marcelo extended his 11-year stay with the Spanish giants by signing a new contract until 2022, the club announced. The Brazilian, 29, has won three Champions League and four La Liga titles in over 400 appearances since joining from Fluminense in 2006. “Real Madrid and Marcelo ...

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