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  • italy s cassano fined for gay slur at euro 2012

    Italy's Cassano fined for gay slur at Euro 2012

    Football | July 20, 2012 21:14 IST

    Nyon (Switzerland), Jul 20: UEFA has fined Italy forward Antonio Cassano for his comments about gay players at the European Championship.UEFA says Cassano was fined ¤15,000 ($18,250) for making "a discriminatory press statement" at an

  • liverpool agree on fee for borini from roma

    Liverpool agree on fee for Borini from Roma

    Football | July 13, 2012 15:54 IST

    England, Jul 13:  Italy striker Fabio Borini has arrived in Liverpool for a medical after Roma agreed to transfer him for an undisclosed fee.The 21-year-old Borini, who was part of Italy's European Championship runner-up squad,

  • court orders release fifa kickbacks documents

    Court orders release FIFA kickbacks documents

    Football | July 11, 2012 19:45 IST

    Geneva, Jul 11: A World Cup kickbacks scandal which has damaged FIFA's reputation since 2001 moved a step closer to being resolved on Wednesday.Switzerland's supreme court ordered the release of a document identifying which senior

  • iniesta caps euro 2012 winning week with wedding

    Iniesta caps Euro 2012 winning week with wedding

    Football | July 09, 2012 7:59 IST

    Tarragona (Spain), Jul 9: First Europe's most important football trophy, then a player of the tournament award and, now, marriage. It's been a good week for Spain's Andres Iniesta.Iniesta, clad in a navy blue suit,

  • football rule makers approve goal line technology

    Football rule-makers approve goal-line technology

    Football | July 05, 2012 23:27 IST

    Zurich, Jul 5: Football's lawmaking panel has approved two goal-line technology systems for immediate use in matches.The International Football Association Board (IFAB) decision on Thursday clears FIFA to use goal-line technology at the 2014 World

  • balotelli to become a father says ex girlfriend

    Balotelli to become a father, says ex-girlfriend

    Football | July 03, 2012 16:08 IST

    Milan, Jul 2: Mario Balotelli's former girlfriend Raffaella Fico says the Manchester City striker is set to become a father.Fico found out she was pregnant in May but only told Balotelli the day before Italy's

  • italy seeks 3rd trophy amid scandals

    Italy seeks 3rd trophy amid scandals

    Football | July 01, 2012 14:41 IST

    Kiev (Ukraine), Jul 1: They did it in 1982. They did it in 2006. Now, Italy has a chance to win its third major title amid a match-fixing or betting scandal.Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon, one

  • spain promises to attack italy in euro 2012 final

    Spain promises to attack Italy in Euro 2012 final

    Football | July 01, 2012 14:34 IST

    Kiev (Ukraine), Jul 1: Spain will play attacking football against Italy in the European Championship final. The defending champions just hope Italy returns the favor.Both teams go into Sunday's final at the Olympic Stadium promising

  • german coach feeling heat after euro 2012 exit

    German coach feeling heat after Euro 2012 exit

    Football | June 30, 2012 21:14 IST

    Berlin, Jun30: Germany coach Joachim Loew is facing a barrage of criticism from the country's media for his side's semifinal exit from Euro 2012.Kicker said on its website Saturday that Loew “gambled away” Germany's best

  • italy bid to topple spain as european kings

    Italy bid to topple Spain as European kings

    Football | June 30, 2012 16:45 IST

    Kiev, June 30: Euro 2012 reaches its climax in tomorrow's final here, when defending champions Spain will bid to hold off an Italy side who have steadily eased into form in trademark fashion.Having beaten strongly

  • italy celebrates a magical night against germany

    Italy celebrates a magical night against Germany

    Football | June 29, 2012 19:50 IST

    Rome, Jun 29:  It was Italy's night against the Germans, on and off the field.Premier Mario Monti and striker Mario Balotelli gave a much-needed boost to a country suffering for months under harsh austerity measures

  • fabregas delivers again with penalty for spain

    Fabregas delivers again with penalty for Spain

    Football | June 28, 2012 14:21 IST

    Donetsk (Ukraine), Jun 28: Four years after delivering the penalty credited with starting Spain's era of dominance, Cesc Fabregas has ensured the country's golden run lives on.Fabregas scored the decisive spot kick against Portugal on

  • cristiano ronaldo stands by as portugal goes out

    Cristiano Ronaldo stands by as Portugal goes out

    Football | June 28, 2012 14:15 IST

    Donetsk (Ukraine), Jun 28: Cristiano Ronaldo watched helplessly as the penalty shootout drama passed him by.The Portugal captain, and star attraction at the European Championship, stood slightly apart from his teammates on Wednesday as they

  • spain s attack struggles without villa

    Spain's attack struggles without Villa

    Football | June 28, 2012 14:08 IST

    Donetsk (Ukraine), Jun 28: As the European Championship whittles down to the final match, Spain's attack is still looking to find its form.The defending champions reached their third straight major final by beating Portugal 4-2

  • panenka penalties find favor at euro 2012

    'Panenka' penalties find favor at Euro 2012

    Football | June 28, 2012 14:00 IST

    Donetsk (Ukraine), Jun 28: "Panenka" penalties seem to be in fashion at the European Championship.Spain center back Sergio Ramos used the audacious soft chip on Wednesday to help the defending champions beat Portugal in their

  • defense not always the best policy at euro 2012

    Defense not always the best policy at Euro 2012

    Football | June 26, 2012 21:41 IST

    Poland, Jun26:  As the four surviving teams gear up for their moment of truth at Euro 2012, the lesson from the losing quarterfinalists is clear: Don't “park the bus.”The phrase, widely attributed to Jose Mourinho

  • uk police probe twitter abuse of england players

    UK police probe Twitter abuse of England players

    Football | June 26, 2012 9:46 IST

    London, Jun 26: London police have launched an investigation into the alleged online racist abuse of two England players after they missed penalty kicks in the quarterfinal loss to Italy at the European Championship.Ashley Cole

  • counter punching portugal prepare spain ambush

    Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush

    Football | June 25, 2012 19:10 IST

    Donetsk, Jun 25: Having swept past France to reach the Euro 2012 semi-finals, Spain can expect a more exacting ordeal on Wednesday when they face a Portugal team who beat them 4-0 in their last

  • italy assessing injuries ahead of semifinal

    Italy assessing injuries ahead of semifinal

    Football | June 25, 2012 14:29 IST

    Kiev (Ukraine), Jun 25: While Italy is still celebrating its victory over England, the Azzurri have several injuries and lineup issues to worry about before facing Germany in the European Championship semifinals.Both key midfielder Daniele

  • spain looks at options ahead of portugal match

    Spain looks at options ahead of Portugal match

    Football | June 24, 2012 17:58 IST

    Ukraine, Jun24: Playing against defending champion Spain at Euro 2012 has got even harder. Portugal, at least, has had an extra 48 hours to try and figure out a way of countering Spain's different systems