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Portugal rekindle qualification hopes with win over Serbia

Belgrade: European champions Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign back on track with goals from William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva helping them to a pulsating 4-2 Group B victory in Serbia on Saturday. The victory lifted the Portuguese to second place in the group on five points from three games, eight behind runaway leaders Ukraine …

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Qatar match great opportunity to learn from: Stimac

Doha: India lost to Oman 1-2 but their spirited display raised hopes of the sport going in the right direction under new coach Igor Stimac. They will now take on Asian champions Qatar in their own backyard and the Croatian coach is well aware of the challenge that lies ahead. “As soon as the Oman match ended, we shifted our …

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I have selected players who will help Goa win: Levinio Pereira

NT NETWORK Panaji “Unlike other coaches in the past, I did not have the chance of choosing players to represent Goa for the Santosh trophy based on their league performance. So I requested to GFA to write to all Professional League clubs to send me their six best players. Not all clubs sent me players. There were forty players who …

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England dominate Bulgaria with Kane’s hat-trick

AFP London Harry Kane kept England on course to qualify for Euro 2020 as the skipper’s hat-trick inspired a 4-0 demolition of Bulgaria on Saturday. Kane punished woeful Bulgaria defending to open the scoring in the first half at Wembley. The Tottenham striker netted again with a penalty soon after the interval before Raheem Sterling struck to put England in …

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UC Fatorda pip Varca to enter semis

NT NETWORK Benaulim United Club Fatorda Veterans registered a thrilling 2-1 victory over Varca Veterans to enter the semi-finals of the 19th VM Salgaocar Memorial Veterans Soccer Tournament organised by Prime Sports Club, played at St John the Baptist Ground, Danddo-Benaulim. Fatorda started well with Agnelo Gomes controlling the midfield. They finally made the breakthrough in the 15th minute when …

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Saligao down Pilerne to be crowned champs

NT NEWORK Anjuna Saligao Sporting were crowned champions of the Anjuna Gymkhana Cup 2019 as they beat Pilerne Sports Club 5-3 via tie-break in the final played at Anjuna Gymkhana ground on Saturday. The match was tied to a 1-1 draw in the regulation period. The match was restricted to sloppy and poor play due to wet playing conditions as …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Sirlim SC selection trials for U-16 boys SIRLIM: Sirlim SC will conduct selection trials for boys U-16 born on or after Jan 1, 2004 to participate in various football tournament organised by GFA. Interested players should contact Oscar Da Costa with full playing kit, original birth certificate and two passport size photographs at CRC grounds at 3.00 pm on September …

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Hazlewood rips through England’s top order

REUTERS Manchester Josh Hazlewood strengthened Australia’s grip on the fourth Test at Old Trafford with a trio of England wickets late on Friday’s third day. England were 200-5 when bad light ended play shortly before the scheduled close, still 297 behind Australia’s imposing 497-8 declared built on star batsman Steve Smith’s commanding double century. Fast bowler Hazlewood had so far …

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SAG to check antecedents of Association coaches before providing facilities

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji The molestation complaint from a female swimmer against coach Surajit Ganguly has shocked sports administrators and parents across Goa.  “One girl has come out and exposed the coach. I dread to think what might have happened to others. The question is not about whether the coach was hired by GSA or the SAG. What is …

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Ex-Pak spin great Abdul Qadir passes away

Qadir, who played in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs had a total 368 wickets in his international career, would have celebrated his 64th birthday on 15th September PTI Lahore Pakistan’s master leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died in Lahore on Friday after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest, his family confirmed. Qadir was 63 years old and is survived by his wife, …

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