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Chelsea’s Alonso handed three-match ban, out of FA Cup semi-final

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will miss Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Southampton after being handed a three-match suspension for violent conduct, the Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.  The 27-year-old was charged for his challenge on Southampton striker Shane Long during Chelsea’s 3-2 Premier League win at St Mary’s Stadium last weekend. “Alonso denied the…

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Bomb kills up to five during football match in Somalia

MOGADISHU: A bomb killed up to five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said on Friday, the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium. The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football match on Thursday…

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Syrian child footballer killed by shells on Damascus: state media

DAMASCUS: Rockets fired by rebels on the outskirts of Damascus killed a young Syrian footballer and wounded seven others on Saturday as they were training in the capital, state media said. SANA said the rockets hit a sports club in the capital’s Mazraa neighbourhood, which also hosts the Russian embassy. Mohsen Abbas, the president of…

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Champions League centurion Messi still has more goals to achieve

BARCELONA: Marcos Alonso’s attention had been diverted for only a second and Lionel Messi was through. It was not in the last minute, when tired legs and minds are most vulnerable to lapses in concentration, but the third, when Chelsea’s rearguard should have been at its sharpest. Alonso was hardly to blame. The ball ricocheted…

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Former Barcelona and Spain striker Castro dies aged 68

MADRID: Enrique Castro, a former Barcelona player and five-time top scorer in the Spanish league, died on Tuesday aged 68. Castro, nicknamed ‘Quini’, scored 54 league goals in 100 games for Barca and won two Copas del Rey (1981, 1983), as well as the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1982). He died in Gijon after suffering…

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Usain Bolt to make footballing debut

Paris: Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will line up opposite British pop star Robbie Williams in a charity football match at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the Jamaican revealed on Tuesday. Now retired, Bolt had given a teaser of what was to come on Twitter on Monday, claiming that he had signed for a football…

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Premier League: Chelsea, Arsenal count their losses as top four soar

LONDON: Manchester United inflicted a miserable weekend on Chelsea as Jose Mourinho won his personal duel with Antonio Conte and helped shunt the champions out of the Premier League’s top four. Former Chelsea man Romelu Lukaku scored and set up the winner for Jesse Lingard in a 2-1 defeat for Conte’s team, whose bid for…

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Suarez hat-trick extends six-goal Barca’s La Liga lead

MADRID: Luis Suarez hit a hat-trick and Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first league goal for Barcelona as the La Liga leaders thrashed Girona 6-1 on Saturday to open up a 10-point lead at the top of the table. Lionel Messi continued his return to goalscoring form with a double to reach 30 in all…

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Ronaldo sets record with 100th Champions League goal

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday became the first player to score 100 Champions League goals for the same club when he found the net in Real Madrid’s last 16 clash at home to Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo reached the landmark when he converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time to equalise Adrien Rabiot’s opener. He then…

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Goals galore for Amir and Noor in Leisure Leagues

 Karachi, February 8: Mohammad Amir and Noor Alam each scored hat-tricks and two goals for Lyari Youth Football Club and Sattar Football Club respectively in South District matches of the sixth round of Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Tournament here at Lyari’s Gabol Park. Amir first scored hat-trick as Lyari Youth defeated Young Baloch…

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Lasbela: Heaven for footballers in a cricket loving nation

By Faizan Afzal  Watching a football match at Winder football ground with a roaring sea of youngsters and teenage schoolers can be exhilarating. It can also be educative. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you can see signs of a new nation peeking out of its old shell; hear the rasping of tidal social change….

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Justin Timberlake salutes Prince in Super Bowl halftime dance party

MINNEAPOLIS: Justin Timberlake danced his way through a club-inspired Super Bowl halftime show Sunday as he paid tribute to Prince in the late singer’s hometown with a towering yet tasteful projection. After fevered speculation on whether or how Timberlake would salute the icon as the Super Bowl came to Minneapolis, the pop star obliged midway…

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Neymar, PSG begin vital month in style

PARIS: A superb Neymar free-kick helped Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win at troubled Lille on Saturday as the Ligue 1 leaders began a decisive month as they mean to go on.             The world’s most expensive player netted the second goal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy after Yuri Berchiche had opened the scoring just prior to…

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FIFA World Cup 2018 to see footballs made in Pakistan’s Sialkot

ISLAMABAD: The Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexey Dedov confirmed that Sialkot-made footballs will be used in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is slated for later this year.  Pakistanis will have their special moment of joy when they see footballs made in their own country being used to score goals in the international-level event. The…

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Iraq ‘police club’ banned after football brawl

  Baghdad: Iraq’s Police football club, owned by the country’s interior ministry, was banned Wednesday from playing in Baghdad’s main stadium following a brawl between police and stadium guards. The confrontation broke out as guards tried to keep out an Al-Shorta — which means “police” in Arabic — club official who had opened fire on…

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Manchester City survive late fightback to reach League Cup final

BRISTOL: Manchester City reached the League Cup final, shattering second-tier Bristol City’s hopes of a remarkable upset, as the Premier League leaders survived a late fightback to win 3-2 on Tuesday and clinch the tie 5-3 on aggregate. City appeared to be cruising when goals from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero either side of halftime…

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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo suffers face injury

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a horrible face injury during the team’s La Liga match against Deportivo.

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Football: World’s biggest transfers

World’s biggest transfers after Philippe Coutinho completed a 160 million euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool to Barcelona on Saturday: — Neymar, Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, 2017, £200.6 million; 222 million euros — Kylian Mbappe, Monaco to PSG, £160m; 180 million euros (Note: to be completed in June, after current loan spell ends) — Philippe…

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City’s spending power too much for United – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says he is happy with the financial backing of the Manchester United board but fears it will be difficult for his club to challenge rivals Manchester City given their massive spending power. The United manager was expanding on comments he made following the 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday, a result which allowed…

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‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was Thursday named Globe Soccer’s Best Player for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall although he wasn’t present in person to receive his trophy. The Portuguese international also won the prize, organised by the EFAA (European Association of Football Agents) and ECA (European Clubs Association)…

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Football: World’s top 10 transfers

Liverpool signed Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk for a reported £75 million ($100 million, 84 million euros) on Wednesday. It is a world record fee for a defender and puts the Dutchman in the top 10 of the world’s most expensive transfers: 1. Neymar, Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, 2017, £200.6 million 2. Ousmane Dembele, Borussia…

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