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Betalbatim in Muriel Faleiro finals

PANAJI: Betalbatim Sports Club entered the finals of late 16th Muriel Faleiro football tournament beating Wilfred Leisure, Curtorim 4-1 via tie-breaker after they tied 2-2 in the full time. After a barren first half, Betalbatim’s Desmond Fernandes scored the first goal of the match and soon Dickson Rogtao joined the party making it 2-0 in Betalbatim’s favour.

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St Anne’s Soccer: Hosts Ponda meet Nuvem in finals

PANAJI: Hosts Ponda Footballer’s defeated Rebello Pandal Curtorim 5-4 via tie-breaker to reach the finals of the 21st All-Goa St Anne’s Festival Soccer being played at Curti grounds, Ponda. Siddi scored in the 7th minute to take the lead for Ponda Footballer’s however Curtorim’s Rolland levelled the score through a header in the dying minutes of the first half.

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Menezes vows to achieve Brazil ‘dreams’

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s new coach Mano Menezes said Monday he intended to build a side capable of achieving his nation’s football “dreams,” as he was officially presented in his new job.

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Celtic sign Mexico defender Juarez

GLASGOW: Scottish club Celtic signed Mexico defender Efrain Juarez from UNAM Pumas for an undisclosed fee on Monday. Juarez agreed a four-year contract with the Hoops after impressing manager Neil Lennon during the World Cup.

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Balotelli agent denies Inter-City deal

ROME: Star teenage Italian forward Mario Balotelli’s agent on Monday denied that his client has signed a deal with Manchester City.
Earlier reports in the Italian press claimed the 19-year-old Inter Milan striker had already agreed a contract with the English Premier League side and that all that was missing was an agreement between the two clubs.

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Santosh claims bronze at senior boxing nationals

PANAJI: Goa’ Santosh Harijan claimed a bronze medal at the recently–concluded 57th senior national boxing championships held in Delhi.
Santosh lost his semi-final bout to a nail-biting finish to Sanjay Singh (RSPB) 1-2 who later on went on to win the championships.

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GFA’s physical fitness test for refs

PANAJI: The Goa Football Association (GFA) will be conducting the first physical fitness test for those referees who could not attend the last test. The same will be held on August 1 at the SAG Campal track. Referees should report at 6.30 am. This would be the last chance for the referees to be included in the active list for the year 2010-11.

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Nivedam Boys in second round

VASCO: Nivedam Boys of New-Vaddem entered  the second round by beating 7788 Bogmalo Boys 3-1 via tie-breaker in the inaugural match of 7-a-side football tournament, organised by Active Boys of New-Vaddem at Neogi grounds, New-Vaddem on Sunday. Nivedam Boys  led the match 1-0 at the breather.

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