Fri, Jan 20, 2017 | updated 05:01 AM IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel has been appointed a member of the FIFA Finance Committee for a four-year term.
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London [U.K], Jan.17 (ANI): Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from professional football, putting an end to his 26-year-long illustrious career.

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London [United Kingdom], Jan.15 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspurs have claimed second spot in the ongoing English Premier League after a 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday.

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London [United Kingdom], Jan.15 (ANI): Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte has dismissed a reported offer from a Chinese football club to key striker Diego Costa as mere speculation, and added that the latter did not feature in Saturday's English Premier League match because of a back pain.

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London [United Kingdom], Jan.15 (ANI): Arsenal FC rediscovered its swagger by swamping Swansea in an EPL match at the Liberty Stadium 4-0.

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London [U.K], Jan.13 (ANI): Former England manager Graham Taylor has recently passed away after a suspected heart attack. He was 72.

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Sevilla [Spain], Jan.13 (ANI): Striker Karim Benzema struck a last-minute goal as Real Madrid broke Barcelona's unbeaten record by settling with a 3-3 draw against Sevilla in the second leg of the Copa del Rey last-16 showdown here on Friday.

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India reaches best FIFA ranking in over a decade

Updated: Jan 12, 2017 19:43 IST

New Delhi[India], Jan. 12(ANI): The Indian National Team on Thursday obtained its best ranking in World Football in over a decade as per the latest rankings released by FIFA.

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Barcelona [Spain], Jan.12 (ANI): Barcelona produced a dominant performance on Thursday as forwards Lionel Messi, Luiz Suarez and Neymar took their combined season tally to more than 300 goals during their 3-1 rout of Athletic Bilbao in the second leg of the Copa del Rey last-16 showdown here at the Camp Nou.

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London [U.K], Jan.11 (ANI): Manchester United find themselves in an advantageous position after sweeping aside Hull City 2-0 in an enthralling first leg of the Football League Cup semi-final clash at Old Trafford here on Wednesday.

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FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams from 2026

Updated: Jan 10, 2017 16:13 IST

London [UK], Jan. 10 (ANI): The FIFA Council has decided to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026, with FIFA president Gianni Infantino's revamp plan receiving unanimous backing.

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Zurich [Switzerland], Jan.10 (ANI):Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's best player for the fourth time at the FIFA's annual awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.

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New Delhi [India], Jan.9 (ANI):The Russia national under-18 football team hammered India's U-17 World Cup squad 8-0 in their Group B match of the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia last evening.

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Villarreal [Spain], Jan.9 (ANI): Star striker Lionel Messi curled a last-minute equalizer as Barcelona resumed their La Liga campaign after the winter break with a 1-1 draw against Villarreal at the Camp El Madrigal here on Monday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 7 (ANI): German footballer Thomas Muller, who plays for Bayern Munich, has insisted that the English Premier League is "very difficult" and thus struggles of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in this season come as no surprise.

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London [UK], Jan. 5 (ANI): Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli scored twice to help his side register a 2-0 win over Chelsea, which were aiming to create Premier League history with a 14th successive victory at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

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Siliguri [West Bengal], Jan.4 (ANI): Indian women's football team head coach Sajid Dar has called on his side not to get carried away after their dominant display against strong contenders Nepal in the semi-final and rather look forward to put their best performance in the summit showdown of the SAFF Championship.

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Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], Jan. 1 (ANI): A day prior to India's semi-final against Nepal in the Women's SAFF Championship, Indian women's team head coach Sajid Dar isn't much willing to read into India's last match against Nepal in the SAG Final which had ended 4-0 in favour of India.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.30 (ANI): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has labeled Chelsea as `super favourites` for this season's Premier League title after the Stamford Bridge club registered their 12th successive win in the competition.

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London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 (ANI): Liverpool FC coach Jürgen Klopp is reportedly interested in recruiting the services of 23-year-old Arsenal FC forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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London [United Kingdom], Dec.29 (ANI): Argentine football star Carlos Tevez has become the latest high-profile international player to join the Chinese Super League.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.27 (ANI): Barcelona star striker Neymar has said that although winning the Ballon d'Or award is one of his goals, he will not `die` even if he never lifts the coveted individual prize in his career.

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London [U.K], Dec.27 (ANI): Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the Stamford Bridge club have sent out a defiant message to their rivals by clinching a comfortable victory over Bournemouth in their recent Premier League clash.

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Siliguri (Assam) [India], Dec. 26 (ANI): India women's team are gearing up to taking on Afghanistan at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri in SAFF Women's Championship tomorrow.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 25 (ANI): Former England midfielder Frank Lampard has expressed his desire to make a return to Chelsea as a player, adding that he is keen to rejoin the club in some capacity even if he is not offered a deal.

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London [UK], Dec. 22 (ANI): England assistant coach Paul Farbrace feels that there's no guarantee that Joe Root--- who is expected to replace under-fire Test skipper Alastair Cook---will be an instant hit in the job.

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Praful Patel re-elected as AIFF president

Updated: Dec 21, 2016 14:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 21 (ANI): Praful Patel was on Wednesday re-elected unopposed as All India Football Federation (AIFF) president.

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London [UK], Dec. 21 (ANI): It seems like Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could stay with the club beyond the three-year contract he signed in the summer as the club are delighted with the start the side have made and believe he is the man to bring a 21st league title to Old Trafford.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 20 (ANI): Former England international Gareth Barry on Monday went past Frank Lampard's 609 Premier League appearances tally during Everton's 0-1 loss against Liverpool at the Goodison Park.

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Liverpool [UK] Dec. 20 (ANI): Liverpool forward Sadio Mane struck a dramatic goal in injury time to ensure that Jurgen Klopp enjoyed his first visit to Everton with a 1-0 win in their Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Monday.

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FIFA is not the `world doping police`: Infantino

Updated: Dec 19, 2016 17:15 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 19 (ANI): In the wake of the latest findings of the McLaren report, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ruled out taking the 2018 World Cup from Russia.

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