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October 13, 2015 1:19 pm

England become only the sixth side to go through an entire qualifying campaign with a 100 percent record.

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October 13, 2015 11:24 am

Brazil have long since been knocked off their perch and Pele blames it on lack of cohesion.

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October 13, 2015 12:27 am

Pele was addressing the students at NSHM Knowledge Campus.

Then Football Association of Thailand (FAT) President Worawi Makudi gestures after a news conference at the association office in Bangkok in this September 19, 2012 file photo. Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi has been suspended for 90 days pending a full investigation, the Ethics Committee of soccer's governing body said on October 12, 2015.   REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom/Files
October 12, 2015 7:43 pm

Worawi Makudi was a FIFA executive committee member for 18 years until May.

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October 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Pele would be the guest of honour in the ISL match between Kerala and Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, let gets past a tackle by Arsenal's Santi Cazorla during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Chelsea won the game 2-0. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 12, 2015 3:40 pm

Eden Hazard has no goals and just two assists in 11 appearances for the club this season.

From left to right : Co -owner of  of Atletico de Kolkata  sourav Ganguly, Sanjiv Goenka and  legend footballer Pele during a press conference in Kolkata on Monday. Express photo by Partha Paul. Kolkata.12.10.15
October 12, 2015 6:04 pm

Pele advised the Indian football authorities to “develop base” and then send the young players abroad for exposure.

Liverpool's new manager Juergen Klopp poses for pictures in front of the Spion Kop stand after being appointed the club's new manager on a three-year deal, Liverpool, England, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. The 48-year-old German has been out of work since May, when he ended a seven-year spell at Borussia Dortmund to take a sabbatical. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
October 12, 2015 2:23 pm

Juergen Klopp, former Borussia Dortmund manager, was unveiled as Brendan Rodgers' successor on Friday

Kolkata: Brazilian soccer legend Pele blowing a flying kiss to his fans upon his arrival in Kolkata on Sunday. PTI Photo by Swapan Mahapatra(PTI10_11_2015_000097A)
October 12, 2015 6:05 pm

Pele said that for now he has no intention to succeed Sepp Blatter at the helm.

Poland's Robert Lewandowski, Karol Linetty and Lukasz Piszczek (L-R) celebrate after winning the Euro 2016 group D qualification soccer match against Republic of Ireland in Warsaw, Poland October 11, 2015.  Poland won the match 2-1 to secure a place for Euro 2016.     REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
October 12, 2015 11:47 am

Robert Lewandowski equalled former Northern Ireland striker David Healy's 13-goal record as Poland claimed 2nd place in Group D.

October 12, 2015 11:28 am

Pele will be the guest of honour at the ISL defending champions Atletico de Kolkata's home game against Kerala Blasters.

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October 12, 2015 12:40 pm

Chennai were determined to win after their first two losses and played attacking football from the start.

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October 11, 2015 7:03 pm

Pele will be served some of the finest Bengali dishes for dinner on Sunday.

Belgium's players celebrate qualifying for Euro 2016 after defeating Andorra in their Group B qualifying soccer match at Estadi Nacional stadium in Andorra la Vella, Andorra, October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea
October 11, 2015 11:28 am

The last time Belgium qualified for the finals was in 1984.

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October 10, 2015 3:41 pm

Roberto Carlos wanted to play for the fans at the first home game but could not do that due to his fractured finger.

FILE - In this Sunday, May 24, 2015 file photo, Sam Allardyce waits at the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and West Ham United's  at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Sunderland says it has hired Sam Allardyce as its new manager on a two-year contract. Allardyce replaces Dick Advocaat after the Dutchman quit last weekend following a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham. Sunderland surrendered a two-goal lead in the game and has only three points from eight matches so far in the Premier League, leaving it second from bottom in the standings. Allardyce says “I hope to be able to help to bring the stability and success that everyone wants.” (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file)
October 10, 2015 1:12 pm

Sam Allardyce, whose former clubs include Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle, replaces Dick Advocaat, who stepped down on Sunday.

Argentina's Sergio Aguero is carried off the filed after an injury during a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match against Ecuador in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 10, 2015 12:41 pm

Sergio Aguero tore a muscle in his left thigh half an hour into his team's opening 2018 World Cup qualifier.

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England's Joe Hart and Gary Cahill applaud their fans at the end of the match
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October 10, 2015 12:32 pm

England lead Group E with 27 points from nine games, with Switzerland also qualifying after beating San Marino 7-0.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque listens to the national anthem before their Euro 2016 Group C qualification soccer match against Luxembourg in Logrono, Spain October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent West
October 10, 2015 12:22 pm

Spain slipped to second behind Slovakia after losing 2-1 in Zilina in October 2014 but then put their campaign back on track.

Spain players celebrate a goal durng their Euro 2016 Group C qualification soccer match against Luxembourg in Logrono, Spain October 9, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent West
October 10, 2015 12:14 pm

Spain, looking to recover from their failure in Brazil, will play their 12th straight international tournament in France.

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October 10, 2015 11:30 am

A scrappy encounter between the two was eventually decided by an own goal, propelling the Pune side to the top of the table.

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October 9, 2015 8:53 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo winger worked under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United between 2003 and 2009.

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October 9, 2015 6:07 pm

Diego Costa joins a host of senior players, including John Terry and Cesc Fabregas, who have backed Jose Mourinho.

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October 9, 2015 3:58 pm

Juergen Klopp has been out of work since May when he finished a seven-year reign at Dortmund to take a sabbatical.

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October 9, 2015 5:18 pm

Brazil and Argentina, with their star players missing, lose their respective 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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October 9, 2015 11:39 am

Chennaiyin FC slumped to their second consecutive defeat after losing 2-3 to defending champions Atletico de Kolkata in their previous match.

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October 8, 2015 11:25 pm

Juergen Klopp, one of the most respected and charismatic coaches in Europe, left Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season.

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October 8, 2015 11:31 pm

Baljit Sahni, player of Atletico de Kolkata, has been suspended for two matches and fined Rs 5 lacs.

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October 8, 2015 11:07 pm

India thus remained at bottom of Group D and now have virtually no chance to even qualify for the Asian Cup by finishing third.

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October 8, 2015 8:01 pm

Lionel Messi and his father paid 5 million euros to the tax authorities as a "corrective payment".

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England's Theo Walcott during training
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October 8, 2015 5:15 pm

Theo Walcott revealed that his improved form was down to advice from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

FILE - In this May 29, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, UEFA President Michel Platini, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, right, are engaged in conversation during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo FIFA provisionally banned President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and the former secretary general Valcke for 90 days. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
October 9, 2015 12:32 am

Earlier on Wednesday, the British media reported that Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini might face sanctions.

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October 8, 2015 2:08 pm

Ar Rahman will join Pele, former India captain Sourav Ganguly and CM Mamata Banerjee at Netaji Indoor Stadium on October 12.

Kolkata:Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas(C) along with team members during a training session in Kolkata on Wednesday ahead of 2nd edition ISL tournament. PTI Photo by Swapan Mahapatra(PTI9_30_2015_000157A)
October 8, 2015 10:59 am

Antonio Habas said the referee took harsh decisions and that affected their play.

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2010 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter pauses during a press conference following a meeting of the Executive Committee in Zurich, Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Keystone/Steffen Schmidt)
October 8, 2015 10:00 am

FIFA boss faces 90-day suspension if governing body's ethics judge backs a prosecutor's recommendation.

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October 8, 2015 9:03 am

Roberto Carlos insists he will continue to make second-half appearances in remainder of ISL.