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Coaches from six countries to set imprint of surprises

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji: Three who have won the Indian Super League (ISL) title before; two first timers; and six countries will set the imprint of coaches and start ISL 6, as a league of no favourites and the tournament – as has been the case before – as one of surprises. ISL started in 2014 with a galaxy …

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Finally! Iranian women allowed entry into football stadium

Tehran: Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium Thursday for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the Islamic republic over its controversial male-only policy. Iran has barred female spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years, with clerics arguing they must be shielded from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad …

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Goa’s Bibiano could set the benchmark for India’s progress in football: Floyd Pinto

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji: “The Indian team has qualified for the AFC with Bibiano (Fernandes) and I believe he is capable of earning India its first qualification to the next U-17 World Cup. This will be a marker to India’s progress in football. Once the youngsters do it, the seniors will follow,” thinks Floyd Pinto, coach of the India …

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Fr Agnelo YC win tight contest against SJD Areal

Cuncolim: Fr Agnelo Youth Club Sports Club, Paroda entered the quarterfinals of 10th Cuncolim Union Rolling Trophy football tournament defeating Sao Jose de Areal 6-5 via the tie-breaker, at Cuncolim grounds on Tuesday. The teams played a goalless draw during the regulation time. Both the teams started the proceedings on a cautious note and for most part of the play …

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‘Sarriball’ doing wonders for Juventus

Milan: Juventus has a new coach and a new style of play. There might have been a feeling of déjà vu in Sunday’s Derby d’Italia, which saw Juventus win 2-1 at Inter Milan: Gonzalo Higuain scored a late winner — just as he did at San Siro in 2018 — and eight-time defending champion Juventus moved to the top of …

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Handlee hat-trick sends Ugem Rising into finals

Sao Jose de Areal: A brilliant hat-trick by attacking medio Handlee Carvalho and a fine strike by Lawren Fernandes enabled Ugem Rising Club to register a comfortable 4-2 win over Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda and enter the final of 38th Sao Jose de Areal Panchayat Cup football tournament played at Padribhat grounds, Sao Jose de Areal on Tuesday. It was …

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US women football team’s equal pay fight intensifies in court

New York: US women’s national soccer team players pushed back in a court filing on Monday against claims by the US Soccer Federation that some members earn more than their male counterparts, as they argued for class action status in the latest chapter of their closely-watched legal fight. All 28 member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the …

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OL of Gloria script thrilling comeback win

Panaji: Coming from two goals down, Our Lady of Gloria Sports Club recorded a 3-2 win over Arlem Youth Club in Goa Football Association Third Division League match played at Dando ground, Benaulim, on Tuesday. It was a tale of two halves as Arlem Youth Association dominated the first half while Our Lady of Gloria outplayed their opponents in the …

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Sporting skip past Dempo in game of two half’s

Duler: In a game of two half’s, the first which belonged to Sporting Clube de Goa where they scored two goals and the second that was Dempo Sports Club where they were denied two clear penalties by referee Prasad Surlakar saw the former beat the latter by two goals in the Goa Professional League at Duler stadium on Tuesday. Though …

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INTERNATIONAL BRIEFS

Injured Smriti Mandhana ruled out of SA ODIs NEW DELHI: The Indian women’s team was on Tuesday dealt with a major blow as opener Smriti Mandhana was ruled out of the three-match ODI series against South Africa beginning here on Wednesday due to an injury. The 23-year-old suffered a fracture in her right toe after being struck by a ball …

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