• Australia eye success in Asian Cup football (Preview)
    7:51 AM

    Melbourne, Jan 8 (IANS) As Asia converges on Australian shores for the 2015 Asian Cup starting Friday, the pressure of expectancy weighs heavily on the Socceroos. Favourites for the first Asian Cup in Australia, Ange Postecoglou’s side will be forced to defeat the likes of defending champions Japan and rising

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  • Cameroon’s Song retires from international football
    1:13 PM

    London, Jan 7 (IANS) Cameroon and West Ham midfielder Alex Song has retired from international football after his exclusion from his country’s Africa Cup of Nations squad. Song announced on photo-sharing online platform Instagram Tuesday: “I have taken the decision to retire from International football.” “Since the World Cup in

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  • Ghana to play two pre-AFCON football friendlies
    8:13 AM

    Accra, Jan 7 (IANS) Ghana’s Black Stars side has lined up two friendly matches as preparation continues for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football in Equatorial Guinea later this month. The team is currently in Seville, Spain, to fine-tune ahead of the tournament and will first play Portuguese

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  • Ghana U-23 football team to play Egypt in friendly
    8:07 AM

    Accra, Jan 7 (IANS) Ghana have called up a 16-man squad into their men’s football Olympic team to prepare for a two-game international friendly against Egypt next week. The Black Meteors will use the games to prepare for impending All Africa and Olympic Games qualifying campaigns this year, reports Xinhua.

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  • Portugal opens avenue named after football legend Eusebio
    7:17 AM

    Lisbon, Jan 6 (IANS) An avenue named after football legend Eusebio Eusebio da Silva Ferreira has been unveiled to mark his first death anniversary. The ceremony took place outside the Luz Stadium of Benfica Monday in the presence of Lisbon mayor Antonio Costa and football club Benfica’s president Luis Filipe

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  • Rio set to add Olympic football venue
    6:21 AM

    Rio de Janeiro, Jan 6 (IANS) Organisers in Rio are considering adding an extra venue to the 2016 Olympic football tournament. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Brasilia are already guaranteed to host matches during the event, the Games’ top official said Monday, reports Xinhua. Local organising

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  • Vietnam to send U-19 football team to SEA Games
    8:55 AM

    Ho Chi Minh City, Jan 5 (IANS) The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Monday decided to send its Under-19 team to the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore in June. VFF was targeting the long-term future of the sport, rather than immediate results, so it will focus on supporting these

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  • All eyes on Japan, China in Asian football Cup
    8:39 AM

    Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) A simmering Australian summer will come to the boil this week as an anticipated 800 million fans are due to tune in to AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, which kicks off here Friday with host Australia taking on minnows Kuwait in Melbourne. With Australia hosting the

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  • Punch breaks footballer’s jaw, leaves him unconscious
    2:05 PM

    London, Jan 4 (IANS) An English lower division football league player was brutally attacked on the pitch leaving him unconscious, with a broken jaw that has left him scarred for life, a media report said Sunday. Karl Fellow, a Stourport Swifts footballer in the Midland League Premier Division was allegedly

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  • Neymar best Brazilian player in European football
    12:15 PM

    Barcelona, Jan 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona forward Neymar has won the prestigious Samba Gold accolade, awarded to the best Brazilian player in European football. The 22-year-old received the majority of the votes from the judging panel, made up of 11 former Brazilian players and 11 journalists, reports Friday. Reigning

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  • Bayern signs rising German footballer Kimmich
    2:29 PM

    Berlin, Jan 2 (IANS) German football club Bayern Munich has signed a five-year contract with rising star Joseph Kimmich for an undisclosed fee Friday. The 19-year-old defensive midfielder was a member of Germany’s Under-19 European championship-winning side, reports Xinhua. He was due to leave the German side RB Leipzig at

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  • Indian U-19 women’s football team reaches Jordan
    9:49 PM

    Amman (Jordan), Nov 3 (IANS) India’s Under-19 women’s football team, which arrived here Monday to play in the AFC qualifying tournament, need to acclimatise fast to the weather conditions, chief coach Priya P.V. felt. “The mercury has dipped to almost 15 degrees and chances stay it may get colder as

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