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Indian women footballers made to play in appalling conditions, flooded ground

The conditions at the ground were so appalling that the players were finding it difficult to even move the ball on the waterlogged pitch.

In Italy, racist abuse is dismissed (again) as part of the game

The ugly incident involving Romelu Lukaku was not the first episode of racist behaviour in Italian soccer, but the reaction to it highlighted efforts to brush such behavior under the carpet.

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Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi are finalists for FIFA's best player award

United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Milan's iconic Scala theatre on September 23.

Winger Udanta Singh says all World Cup qualifying round matches will be 'real test' for India

Udanta said the team has learnt from its strengths and weaknesses during the Kings' Cup in Thailand in June and Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad in July.

Arsenal's performance against Spurs shows the team's resurgence may take more time

It does not matter who plays for Arsenal, it seems. No matter the name on the jersey, there is a tendency for self-destruction and, at times, for sheer, bloody-minded stupidity encoded deep in the DNA of the club.

A-League appoints female referee for next soccer season

Kate Jacewicz, an eight-time referee of the year in the women's soccer W-League, has been added to the A-League's refereeing panel for the 2019-20 season.

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Watch: IM Vijayan proves age is just a number with rainbow flick on Jo Paul Ancheri

The 50-year-old former striker was shot by the director of AIFC, Dinesh Nair, in what seemed to be an informal session with the ball at the feet of the footballing legends.

Watch: Carlos Vela dribbles past three defenders and goalkeeper to score incredible goal

The Mexican footballer scored two goals in total against San Jose Earthquakes including a penalty in the 17th minute. Teammates Diego Rossi and Joshua Perez scored one goal each in the MLS fixture.

CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying in FIFA window

Men's Olympic qualifying for CONCACAF to take place during FIFA international match window from March 20 to April 1; decision means US may be able to use top young players with European clubs

The lesson for all big European clubs from Juventus trying, and failing, to sell Paulo Dybala

Juventus tried to sell Dybala — and instead succeeded in selling Moise Kean, a teenage striking prospect of considerable promise, to Everton — because it could not sell the players it actually needed to shift.

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50,000 attend Boca Juniors open training session before River Plate second leg

Boca Juniors' decision to hold an open training session ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against River Plate backfired on Thursday when authorities closed the ground for exceeding spectator limits.

Real Kashmir's stunning home in Srinagar

The TRC Football Ground in Srinagar is the newest addition to the list of venues for I-League matches.

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Somalia's first female soccer club score a breakthrough for gender equality

Mogadishu in Somalia has over one hundred private soccer fields that are hired out day and night to amateur male teams. Mohamed said many were off limits for her two teams of mainly 16-18-year-olds, who play for two hours every day at a cost of $14

Euro 2016: Germany on target against Ukraine, register 2-0 win

Germany, Poland, Croatia notch up wins on third day of Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: England, Russia share spoils; fans spoil Marseillie with violence

Violence continued in Marseille after the Russia-England match which ended in a draw.

France vs Romania: In Paris, a fairytale start to Euro 2016

Euro 2016 got underway in Paris on Friday and France won their first match against Romania.

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Zinedine Zidane arrives in Mumbai for promotional event

Zinedine Zidane was signed up as the brand ambassador of Indian reality developer, Kanakia Spaces.

Euro 2016: A chance for young players to shine on the big stage

Some of the top nations have included up-and-coming players in their squads for Euro 2016 tournament.

Real Madrid lift 11th UEFA Champions League title in Milan

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties in the Champions League final in Milan.

Premier League 2015-16 in memes, see pics

They say a good picture is worth a thousand words. Well, we decided to use both as we tried to sum up the amazing season that was 2015-16 in the English Premier League. In memes. Ten of them.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Which teams will face each other in the Quarterfinals?

After England defeated Colombia in the penalty shootouts, they cemented their spot in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Which teams will face each other in the quarterfinals in Russia?

12th South Asian Games conclude

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.

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