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FC Goa lose to Real Murcia in pre-season friendly

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:42

La Manga (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa suffered a 1-2 defeat against Spanish football club Real Murcia's first team in the second pre-season match here.

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It's been a pleasure playing in front of amazing Kolkata crowd: Sancho

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:48

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Soon after leaving the England U-17 squad for club commitments, star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho said it was a "pleasure" playing at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in front of big crowds at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here.

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'U-17 World Cup a great opportunity for India'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:10

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite his friends in India telling him football will never topple cricket and become the country's top sport, Alan Shearer, the all-time leading goal-scorer in the English Premier League (EPL), believes "these are exciting times" for the sport here with the FIFA Under-17 World Cup going on in full steam.

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Family the priority, playing less for more: Federer

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:32

Shanghai, Oct 17, Seeded second, Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer returned to the Shanghai Rolex Masters after two years and concluded the season's penultimate ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament with his 94th career crown after a fifth consecutive victory over old foe Rafael Nadal in the final.

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Chapecoense name fourth coach of 2017

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:24

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) Chapecoense have named Gilson Kleina as their new coach as they attempt to avoid relegation to Brazil's second division football.

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Aspas leads Celta to victory over Las Palmas

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:22

Las Palmas (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Iago Aspas posted a hat-trick here as Celta pounded UD Las Palmas 5-2 in a football match that saw the visitors climb to 10th place in La Liga.

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German football model is a lesson for India (Comment: Special to IANS)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:22

It's an administrative triumph that India is hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. It will be an inspiration for the youth and children to adopt and excel in the most popular sport of the world. This event is the first step in the right direction to realise India's immense potential in the sport -- but there's a long way to go.

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Botswanan chief elected VP of WBSC

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:22

Gaborone (Botswana), Oct 17 (IANS) Botswanan Softball Association (BSA) President Tirelo Mukokomani was elected Vice President in the softball division board of directors of the World Baseball/Softball Confederation (WBSC).

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Ecuador's Barcelona hit with suspensions

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:14

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) Ecuador's Barcelona de Guayaquil will be without defender Gabriel Marques and forward Jonathan Alvez for the first leg of their Copa Libertadores football semifinal against Gremio due to suspension.

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We showed we are a footballing nation: US U-17 coach

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:44

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better future in football post their entry into the quarter-finals of the age-group World Cup, after the senior team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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