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  1. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain back on track as big guns hit the target

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:31am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Europe’s top teams took important steps towards next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil with qualifying victories on Tuesday, notably world champions Spain who scored a hugely significant 1-0 win over France in Paris. Netherlands, Germany and Italy also picked up three points but England, fourth in the world rankings, were held 1-1 in Montenegro after a bright ...

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    England, Montenegro set for night of nerves

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 10:06am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London England’s chances of securing automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup in Brazil will be in the balance when they host Montenegro ... players. With a home game against Moldova to follow their trip to London, Montenegro harbour realistic hopes of beating England to a play-off place, if not achieving automatic qualification ...

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    Blackpool manager receives five-match stadium ban

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 09:41am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Paul Ince banned for abusive and violent post-match conduct The English Football Association has given Blackpool manager Paul Ince a five-match stadium ban over his abusive and violent post-match behaviour. The former England midfielder had been sent to the stands late on in the September 14 second-tier match at Bournemouth for throwing a bottle which ...

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    Jagielka backs Baines to plug Cole hole

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Phil Jagielka has backed Everton colleague Leighton Baines to prove an able deputy for the injured Ashley Cole in England’s penultimate World Cup qualifier at home to Montenegro on Friday. Chelsea defender Cole has been ruled out of the game due to a rib injury and could also miss England’s final Group H game at home to Poland next Tuesday. It means ...

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    Injured Cole to miss England’s World Cup qualifier

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 10:13am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London England will be without left back Ashley Cole for their penultimate World Cup qualifier against Montenegro this Friday. Cole complained of a rib problem during Chelsea’s Premier League victory at Norwich on Sunday and scans on Monday confirmed he won’t be fit for the match at Wembley Stadium. But he could be available for the key qualifier against Poland ...

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    Di Canio denies training row led to Sunderland sacking

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:10pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Former Sunderland manager Paolo di Canio issued a statement on Tuesday insisting there was “no training ground bust up” prior to his recent sacking. “The players have since sent me messages thanking me for my time as their manager and helping them improve as footballers,” di Canio said. The fiery Italian was sacked as Sunderland manager ...

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    Ashley Cole cleared for England selection after apology to FA boss

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London FA clears Cole for England selection Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has apologised to English Football Association chairman David Bernstein for a Twitter insult that he aimed at the FA last week and is now free to play for England against San Marino on Friday. Whether or not he earns his 99th cap in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley is up to Roy Hodgson, ...

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    Pellegrini readies Man City for Bayern test

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 10:03am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Manuel Pellegrini faces the first major test of his Champions League credentials as Manchester City manager on Wednesday when his side tackle defending champions Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium. City have been eliminated from the Champions League at the group phase in the past two seasons and one of the reasons why Pellegrini was selected ...

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    English FA wants end to ‘Yid’ chants at matches

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 09:56am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Used affectionately by supporters of Premier League club Tottenham but hurled back by rivals with venom, football chants featuring “Yid” have long been a source ... a large fan base from the Jewish communities in London, have been calling themselves the “Yid Army” for decades. But the “call to arms” - as Tottenham sees it - has muddied complaints when its ...

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    Palace knocked out of League Cup by 3rd tier side

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 10:08am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London Premier League side Crystal Palace was knocked out of the League Cup by third tier side Bristol City on Tuesday as Fulham, Liverpool and Sunderland recovered to avoid being embarrassed by lowly opposition. Palace, which has lost both of its games back in the topflight, was beaten 2-1 in Bristol. Sunderland avoided a similar upset by fighting back from ...




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