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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Cyprus march on with unsung winning streak in international rugby

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... of Cyprus' 'wild sheep' Most Cypriots are blissfully unaware of it, but their national rugby XV have notched up a 21st straight triumph, thanks largely to former expats and foreign soldiers ... against Greece in March 2007, when, strapped up in ill-fitting shirts hastily bought in a pub, Cyprus romped to victory 39-3. The Moufflons, named after a native wild sheep, have not looked back ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - JAPAN

    Miracles can happen for Japan, says revved-up Keisuke Honda

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... of training will pay off." Japan, however, have looked far from World Cup quarter-final material in warm-up wins over Cyprus, Costa Rica and Zambia. Their best World Cup performances to date were ... and hardly set pulses racing in a 1-0 victory over Cyprus in their final home tune-up on May 27. ...

  3. Sport - Soccer

    Ukrainian team united despite turmoil at home

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:21am

    ... Associated Press in Ayia Napa, Cyprus Friendly against US will go ahead in Cyprus With the country in turmoil, Ukraine’s national team says it is a symbol of the country’s unity. The Ukrainians are scheduled to face the United States in a friendly on Wednesday in Cyprus, a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca for security reasons. “The national team is a symbol of unity because ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Europa League round-up: Juventus set fair for last 16, but other big names stumble

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 10:21am by Associated Press

    ... inexperienced home-grown players. Because of the protests, Dynamo Kiev’s home match against Valencia was moved to Nicosia, Cyprus, where the Spanish side won with late goals from striker Eduardo Vargas ...

  5. Sport - Soccer

    New boys Gibraltar take on might of Germany in Euro 2016 qualifiers

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... Israel, Wales, Cyprus, Andorra. Group C: Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia, Luxembourg. Group D: Germany, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Georgia, Gibraltar. Group E: England, Switzerland, ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - BOWLS

    Bowls star Stanley Lai aims to break Classic duck

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Lai aims to break Classic duck after Cyprus silver Stanley Lai Gon-lap's success at the World Champion of Champions tournament in Cyprus may have given him a huge morale ... clerk returned to a hero's welcome after winning a silver medal in Cyprus, scoring Hong Kong's best-ever finish at the Champion of Champions. Last year, he was crowned national singles ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Neymar and Ronaldo top the billing in final World Cup warm-ups

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:57am by Reuters

    ... a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. First-time World Cup finalists Bosnia suffered a jolt as they were beaten 2-0 by Egypt in Innsbruck. ...

  8. Sport - Soccer

    Last chance for players to impress for World Cup

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:50pm by AFP

    ... in Bucharest, while the United States face Ukraine in a match being held in Cyprus because of the political tension in the Ukraine capital Kiev. ...

  9. Sport - Soccer

    The ex-diplomat who aims to emulate World Cup founder Jules Rimet

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 10:11pm by Reuters

    ... Kosovo, Cyprus and Palestine/Israel. Last week, Fifa confirmed that it was allowing its members to play friendly matches against teams from Kosovo, which is not a member of either Uefa or Fifa- a hugely positive step forwards for soccer in that country. Last year, the FAs of Turkey and Greece, at loggerheads over soccer in the divided island of Cyprus since 1955, signed an agreement aimed ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - ENGLAND

    It's bedsit to Brazil for rising England star Andros Townsend

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 10:52pm by AFP

    ... the last World Cup as a fan during a family holiday in Cyprus, but though he accepts that he now has a "foot through the door", he does not want to get carried away with dreams ...




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