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NETHERLANDS GOES WORLD CUP CRAZY

THE HAGUE: Dutch football fans scrambled on Wednesday for pricey, last-minute tickets to South Africa as the country went football crazy after reaching the World Cup final for the first time in 32 years.

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Sodiem Siolim pip Goa Velha

MAPUSA: Sodiem Siolim Sports Club advanced into the quarters of the Vagator Parish Youth Soccer 2010 being played at Vagator Parish youth grounds, with a 4-3 win via tie-breaker over Goa Velha Sports Club on Wednesday.

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Goa to host India-Aus ODI on Oct 24

PANAJI: The third One Day international of the three-match series featuring India and Australia, scheduled later in October, has been allotted to Goa, the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president, Mr Dayanand Narvekar confirmed at a press conference held at GCA indoor academy, Porvorim on Tuesday. Kochi and Vizag will host the first two ODIs on October 19 and 22, respectively.

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Maxem Boys clinch 7-a-side soccer title

POINGUINNIM: Maxem Boys emerged winners in the taluka level 7-a-side soccer tournament, organised by St Francis Xavier, Bhatpal at Mokhard grounds, Canacona on Sunday.

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GFA set to amend statutes

PANAJI: The Goa Football Association (GFA) is all set to become the first state association of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to adopt its statutes on the principles of FIFA Standard Statutes at its Extraordinary General Meeting on July 18.

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Goa’s Rajaryan excels at Dubai International Chess

PANAJI: In what looked like a stunning performance for internationally rated Indian player from Goa, Rajaryan Kuvelkar (1685) managed to stage a sterling performance at the Dubai International chess tournament, winning ties against S Maryam of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in round 1 and clinching an exciting nail biting round 2 against Omar Al Awadhi also of UAE, on Tuesday.

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