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Azkals top group elims in Bangladesh

By Jonas Terrado The Philippine Azkals leaned on a first half goal by Kenshiro Daniels to edge host Bangladesh, 1-0, Friday night and top Group B of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Sylhet, Bangladesh.

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Embattled Ronaldo presents selection headache

MILAN (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to play for Juventus against Udinese on Saturday, despite rape claims made against him, although his coach Massimiliano Allegri admits he may be tempted to rest the embattled star. “I could go with a front three of Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo, or alternatively one of […]

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Ceres loses to SG club

By Jonas Terrado Ceres-Negros suffered a 3-1 aggregate defeat to Home United after losing 2-0 in their ASEAN Zonal Final clash in the AFC Cup Wednesday night at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. Second half goals from Shakir Hamzah and Song Ui-Young sealed Home United’s vengeful win over Ceres and advance to the AFC […]

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Heroes’ welcome for champs

PARIS (AFP) – The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, the team came back to euphoric […]

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Croatians hail returning World Cup squad

ZAGREB (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of Croatians took to the streets in Zagreb on Monday to greet their players as they returned home from Russia after losing the World Cup final. A crowd estimated by police at more than 550,000 people cheered the team during its parade on an open-top bus from the airport […]

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Vive la France!

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Vive la France!

MOSCOW (AFP) – France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, overcoming a passionate Croatia side, 4-2, in one of the most gripping finals in recent history. The breathless victory under stormy skies at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium means Didier Deschamps’ side – balancing youthful zest and tournament nous […]

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