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Euro 2016 qualifier: Czech Republic 2-1 Holland


Guus Hiddink suffered his second straight defeat since taking charge of the Netherlands as Vaclav Pilar hit an injury-time winner for Czech Republic. Borek Dockal had given the hosts the lead in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Prague before Stefan de Vrij equalised. But Daryl Janmaat’s mistake allowed Pilar to ...

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Euro 2016 qualifiers: Andorra 1-2 Wales


Gareth Bale’s late free-kick saved Wales from embarrassment in Andorra as his two goals made it a winning start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Andorra had stunned Chris Coleman’s side by taking a sixth-minute lead through Ildefons Lima’s penalty, Andorra’s first competitive goal since 2010. Bale headed Wales level ...

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Euro 2016 qualifiers: Welbeck proved his worth, England manager Roy Hodgson


BASEL: England manager Roy Hodgson said Danny Welbeck had proved his worth at centre-forward after scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over Switzerland in his side’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier. An injury to Daniel Sturridge opened the door for the new Arsenal striker and he strode through it in Monday’s game ...

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England beat Switzerland, Estonia edge past Slovenia in Euro 2016 qualifiers


Danny Welbeck scored twice to give England respite from criticism and a deserved 2-0 win at Switzerland in their European Championship qualifying opener on Monday. Welbeck finished off Raheem Sterling’s pass on a fast counter-attack in the 58th minute and slotted in a right-footed shot deep into stoppage time. England’s ...

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Football: ‘Under-threat’ Nigeria avoid ban Nigeria Football Federation (NFF),

Nigeria's goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama defends a goal during the Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

ABUJA: A Fifa deadline on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), which restricted NFF president Chris Giwa to attend the office, passed on Monday with the president nowhere near the office location. The NFF was under a lot of pressure due to the controversial appointment of the president, which resulted in ...

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Blatter seeks fifth term as FIFA president

Blatter has been Fifa's leader since 1998, but has faced growing criticism from European football chiefs in recent months.PHOTO: AFP

MANCHESTER: Fifa President Sepp Blatter said on Monday that he will be a candidate for a fifth term in charge of world football in an election next year. “Yes I will be ready,” said Blatter in a video speech to a football conference in Manchester. “I will be a candidate.”Blatter ...

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Euro 2016 qualifiers: Resurrecting Dutch face Czechs today

new manager Guus Hiddink,

PRAGUE: The Netherlands, under new manager Guus Hiddink, get their Euro 2016 qualifying bid under way against the Czech Republic in Prague on Tuesday. The Dutch swapped coach Louis van Gaal for Hiddink as the former moved to Manchester United following Holland’s 3-0 third-place play-off win over Brazil. But their ...

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Monetary incentive has helped: National football team captain Kaleemullah

Kaleemullah believes that PFF's decision to give Rs5 million to the team for the two-match series victory over India has increased the players’ level of motivation. PHOTO: FOOTBALL PAKISTAN

KARACHI: National football team captain Kaleemullah believes that the Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) decision to give Rs5 million to the team for the two-match series victory over India has increased the players’ level of motivation. Kaleemullah, who led the national team to the series win with a better goal average ...

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