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Italy coach, Cesare Prandelli explains Rossi and Destro omission

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has explained why he did not select Giuseppe Rossi and Mattia Destro in his FIFA World Cup™ squad. Both strikers voiced their frustration after failing to make the final cut, with Rossi’s omission coming after the 27-year-old recovered from injury. Speaking to www.figc.it, Prandelli said: “I didn’t expect all these controversies. I don’t want to make ...

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Additional Ticketing Collection Locations at seven Brazilian airports to start operating on 1 June

Starting this Sunday 1 June 2014, seven additional Ticket Collection Locations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup begin operating in the airports of Belo Horizonte (Confins), Brasilia, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro (Galeão and Santos Dumont), Salvador and in Viracopos/Campinas. The opening date for two further airport locations at Guarulhos and Porto Alegre are yet to be confirmed. In addition, three ...

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Soccer news: Rooney extends contract with Bengaluru FC

Australian striker Sean Rooney has extended his contract with I-League champions Bengaluru FC for another year while Liberian midfielder Johnny Menyongar was released by coach Ashley Westwood. Rooney, 25, renewed his contract for another term following a remarkable season which saw him get on the scoresheet a total of ten times for Bengaluru. He also became the second-highest goalscorer for ...

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FIFA World Cup 2014: Brazil World Cup stadium delayed again

Brazil’s Arena Pantanal World Cup stadium has suffered another setback with the late arrival of seats forcing organizers to further postpone the venue’s opening. Authorities had promised football’s governing body FIFA that the stadium would be ready Monday, just over five weeks before the World Cup begins. But Mato Grosso state Governor Silval Barbosa said a final batch of 11,000 ...

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Dani Alves gets support of Brazilian president

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has lent her support to Dani Alves, saying the Barcelona defender was “brave and strong” for eating a banana thrown at him by a fan. Rousseff said Sunday’s incident reinforced the need to “champion the fight against racism in sport” during the World Cup, to be played in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, reports ...

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Liverpool’s Luis Suarez named PFA player of the year-2013-14

 Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was named the Professional Footballers Association’s (PFA) ‘player of the year’ for 2013-14, becoming the first non-European to win the award. Suarez was Sunday night recognised for scoring 30 goals in the Premier League this season, firing Liverpool to the top of the standings, reports Xinhua. The Uruguayan was presented with the award at a ceremony ...

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Italian soccer scorers

Rome, April 1 : The leading Serie A scorers after Monday’s games were as follows, according to Xinhua. 18: Tevez (Juventus) 17: Immobile (Torino) 15: Toni (Verona) 14: Higuain (Napoli), Palacio (Inter Milan), Rossi (Fiorentina) 13: Balotelli (AC Milan), Gilardino (Genoa) 12: Berardi (Sassuolo), Callejsn (Napoli), Cerci (Torino), Paulinho (Livorno) 11: Cassano (Parma), Denis (Atalanta), Llorente (Juventus), Vidal (Juventus) 10: ...

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52nd Subroto football cup begins

The 52nd Subroto Cup, an annual football tournament organised by the Indian Air Force kickstarted at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. The tournament considered to be one of the most popular for children in the soccer world, was inaugurated by Air Marshal JN Burma, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration. The inaugural match was played U-14 category between teams from NCC (West Bengal ...

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