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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

Football

Missed chances hurt ISL leaders Kolkata and Chennai

Chennaiyin FC failed to take over as leaders with Luis Garcia's Atletico de Kolkata unable to score in a match for the first time in the Indian Super League.

Russia, Qatar World Cup bids in the clear, FIFA under fire

A long-awaited day of judgment on World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar turned into another day of FIFA disarray. The football body's ethics judge,  exonerated the two countries of any corruption in their winning bids despite evidence to the contrary.

ISL: Delhi Dynamos' old boys continue to struggle

From defensive frailties to lack of finesse upfront, Delhi Dynamos have a lot to blame for their slump to the bottom of the Indian Super League standings.

Neymar, Messi shine in respective wins as Dutch slump again

Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi were both on target as Brazil and Argentina claimed international friendly wins Wednesday but struggling Netherlands slumped to another defeat.

Suspended sentence unfair, says Atletico de Kolkata coach Habas

Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas is struggling to live down the two-match suspended sentence for 'offensive behaviour' that keeps him under the scanner for the rest of the Indian Super League.

AIFF inks deal with Brazilian club

With an eye on the upcoming Fifa Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the AIFF on Thursday signed an agreement with Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense in a bid to develop a competitive team.

In India, two is a crowd: FC Goa coach Zico

The Indian Super League, to an extent, has ensured that most involved with it only sing praises of the project. However, Zico, FC Goa's coach and one of the biggest names involved in the league, has taken a different path.

Indian Super League: Hosts FC Pune City held 1-1 by Chennaiyin FC

Hosts FC Pune City were held to a 1-1 draw by Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune on Tuesday.

Saradha-accused 'funded' Messi match in Kolkata

A government agency that tracks corporate frauds has called for a CBI probe against West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra and Kolkata Police chief Surajit Kar Purkayastha, among others in the multi-crore Saradha scandal.

EPL: Chelsea edge Liverpool, Manchester City slip up

Chelsea tightened their grip on the Premier League title race on Saturday after they won 2-1 at Liverpool and Manchester City dropped points at second-bottom Queens Park Rangers.

La Liga: Bale scores in Real Madrid win, Barca scrape through

Gareth Bale scored on his return to the Real Madrid starting line-up for the first time in a month as the European champions beat Rayo Vallecano 5-1 on Saturday.

Morocco rejects African Nations Cup hosting over Ebola

Morocco has refused to host January's African Nations Cup football finals amid fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, throwing the 2015 tournament into jeopardy on Saturday.

ISL can rival world's biggest football leagues, says Tendulkar

Cricket-obsessed India will embrace football like the rest of the world and the ISL could one day rival the sport's biggest competitions for popularity, Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday.

Wenger slams Arsenal's defending in Champions League

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger slammed his side's defending after watching Anderlecht claw their way back from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw in a Champions League Group D match.

ISL: Anelka fires again as Mumbai City beat Delhi Dynamos

Nicolas Anelka scored his second goal of the tournament to help Mumbai City FC beat Delhi Dynamos FC 1-0 in an Indian Super League match at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.
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