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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil eyes hovercrafts to ferry tourists to Rio during soccer World Cup

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:37pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Rio de Janeiro Rio eyes hovercrafts for World Cup Rio de Janeiro is eyeing a new way to bring World Cup tourists to the city from the airport: hovercraft. Rio state's tourism secretary, Claudio Magnavita, met with the transport secretary ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    French sports minister mistakes Ronaldo...for Ronaldo

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 02:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Sports Minister Valerie Fourneyron was left red-faced this week when confusing Ronaldo, the legendary Brazilian striker and former World Cup winner, with his Portuguese namesake, Real Madrid star Cristiano. Fourneyron, speaki ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer academy farce another example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... concerning Irishmen. But this week we heard it will need 38 different bodies, most of them government, to give their approval before work on the long-overdue Tseung Kwan O soccer academy can go ahead ... Potter's magical community in Britain. One whisk of the wand and the vacant landfill would be transformed into a state-of-the-art soccer complex with eight pitches, a hostel for players ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Beckham says support from Fergie revived his career

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 04:28pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The midfielder says the former United manager helped revive his career after he became hated by many fans in 1998 David Beckham hailed Alex Ferguson for helping get his career back on track after his infamous 1998 World Cup ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong under-23s aim to impress against Newcastle United and Guangzhou Evergrande at Soccer Sevens

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 09:59pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Chelsea, Manchester City and Aston Villa youngsters will also be in action at Hong Kong Football Club in May U-23s eye better result at Sevens tournament Hong Kong international Wong Wai is looking forward to an improved performance in his second year at the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens, which celebrates its 15th anniversary next month. ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Soccer academy held up by cost concerns and red tape

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:15pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... plans for academy A decade after funds were set aside for the long-overdue Tseung Kwan O soccer academy there is still no completion date and bureaucracy may even stall the start of construction ... of soccer in Hong Kong, we will continue to work with the Jockey Club and the government to bring it to fruition no matter how long it takes." The academy is a key recommendation ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Australia’s A-League considering Asian expansion

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... discussions with places like Singapore, like Indonesia,” he said, Australian Associated Press reported. Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop said the popularity of soccer ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    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 in their penultimate qualifying match on Friday. Whereas victory at Wembley Stadium w ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    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 rule ...




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