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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 ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Del Piero signs up for second year in Australia

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 11:58am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Alessandro Del Piero confirmed the worst kept secret in Australian soccer on Thursday when the former Italy and Juventus great said he would be staying for a second year at Sydney FC. Signed last September in the most lucrative deal in Australian sport, the 38-year-old striker has had the impact both on and off the field that the A-League club banked US$2.06 million ...

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    Sevilla’s Navas to join Man City

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 11:03am by Reuters in Madrid

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain winger Jesus Navas will leave Sevilla and join English Premier League side Manchester City, the La Liga club said on Monday. “Sevilla FC has accepted the English club’s offer, taking into account the wishes of the player, who will have to pass a medical,” Sevilla said. ...

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    Havelange quits Fifa post following bribery investigation

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 05:16pm by Reuters in Berne

    ... Reuters in Berne Joao Havelange has resigned as honorary president of Fifa following an investigation into a bribery case involving ISL, the former marketing partner of world soccer’s governing body, a Fifa report said on Tuesday. The report by Hans-Joachim Eckert, head of the adjudictary chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee, said Havelange quit his post on April 18. ...

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    Marseille murder spree claims soccer club director’s son

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 09:21am by Reuters in Marseilles

    ... Reuters in Marseilles The adult son of French soccer club Olympique Marseille’s sporting director was gunned down in the street on Thursday, police said, in the latest gangland-style killing in France’s crime-ridden second city. The killings are drawing attention to the ruling Socialists traditionally weak issue of security as President Francois Hollande’s government struggles ...

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    Barca beat Atletico on away goals to win Super Cup

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 09:42am by Reuters in Madrid

    ... Reuters in Madrid Barcelona won a fourth Spanish Super Cup in five years when a scrappy 0-0 draw in their second leg at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday was enough for victory on the away goals rule. Barca’s new signing Neymar headed the equaliser in last week’s 1-1 first leg draw at the Calderon and although the Brazil forward started a competitive game for the first time ...

  7. Sport - China - SOCCER

    China’s Jilong replaces banned Fernando in Fifa exco

    Posted May 30th 2013, 03:07pm by Reuters in Port Louis

    ... Reuters in Port Louis China’s Zhang Jilong has joined the powerful Fifa executive committee, replacing Sri Lankan Vernon Manilal Fernando who is serving an eight-year ban for unethical behaviour.  Zhang headed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for nearly two years on an interim basis after Fifa dismissed former AFC boss Mohammed Bin Hammam for bribery and corruption in 2011. ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Fifa: no Qatar decision before 2014

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 10:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Zurich Fifa: no Qatar decision before 2014 Fifa has launched a consultation process to decide whether to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar away from the traditional June-July slot and will not make a decision until mid-2014 at the earliest, president Sepp Blatter said yesterday. Blatter added that Fifa "would not turn a blind eye" to allegations of labour ...

  9. Sport - Soccer

    Striker Gomis to join Newcastle, says Lyon president

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 02:57pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... Reuters in Paris Olympique Lyon have reached agreement with Newcastle United over the transfer of striker Bafetimbi Gomis to the Premier League side, the Ligue 1 club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Friday. Newcastle will pay up to US$13.2 million)for the 27-year-old, who scored 16 league goals for Lyon last season, Aulas told French paper Le Journal du Dimanche website. ...

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    Mata urged to follow Ronaldo example

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 05:17pm by Reuters in Chelsea

    ... Reuters in Chelsea Juan Mata has been urged to follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s example and broaden his skill set under Jose Mourinho in order to force his way back into the side, Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland said on Monday. The Spain midfielder, voted Player of the Year in the last two seasons, has been used sparingly by Mourinho, but Holland thinks he is capable ...




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