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Brazil beats Mexico 2-0 in warmup for Copa America

Philippe Coutinho and Diego Tardelli scored a goal each in the first half to give Brazil a 2-0 win over Mexico in a warmup for the Copa America on Sunday. It was Brazil’s first match at home since its disappointing World Cup elimination last year, and the second-to-last before it travels to Chile for the South American tournament. Dunga’s team ...

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Palestine ‘lacked support’ to ban Israel from FIFA

Palestine football officials were forced to amend proposal after failing to get enough support ahead of the Congress. The Palestine Football Association (PFA) was forced to present an amendment to its initial proposal of suspending Israel from FIFA because it did not have sufficient backing from the other member boards present at the Congress last month. The PFA wanted Israel ...

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Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah : Improving hosts take on new-look India

Match facts June 10-14, 2015 Start time 10am local (0400 GMT) Big picture Bangladesh have taken on different challenges this year and, for the most part, have produced desired results. The World Cup quarterfinal was reached and Pakistan were soundly beaten at home. Now they take on India in a one-off Test, an opponent they have often said brings the ...

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Suarez, Neymar strikes seal Barcelona’s treble

Luis Suarez and Neymar scored second half goals to give Barcelona a 3-1 Champions League final victory over Juventus on Saturday as the Spaniards became the first team to twice win the European treble. Luis Enrique capped his first season as Barcelona’s head coach by matching Pep Guardiola’s feat from the 2008/09 season when the Catalans captured the European, Spanish ...

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Benfica coach Jorge Jesus set to join Sportingoach Jor

Benfica cge Jesus, who secured a second Portuguese league title in a row for the Lisbon side last month, has left the club and is poised to move to rivals Sporting who sacked coach Marco Silva earlier on Thursday. Benfica said in a statement they had ended all negotiations with Jesus regarding a possible extension of his contract which expires ...

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Bangladesh held by Afghans

Bangladesh wrapped up their warm-up campaign for the Joint Qualifiers of the World Cup and the Asian Cup with a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. The men in red and whites, who had lost against Singapore 1-2 on Saturday, took a fourth minute lead through veteran striker Zahid Hasan Emily, but conceded the equaliser ...

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Experimental hosts up against Saff holders

An experienced yet tired Bangladesh side will be in the mood to experiment when they face south Asian neighbours Afghanistan in a Fifa international friendly at Bangabandhu National Stadium today. Less than 72 hours after tasting an undeserved defeat against Singapore in another friendly, the Bangladesh footballers did not get enough time to recover so Dutch head coach Lodewijk de ...

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Sania-Martina enter Rome Masters final

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza entered the women’s doubles final, partnering Swiss ace Martina Hingis, at the Rome Masters here on Saturday. The top seeds beat French-Slovenian fourth seeds Caroline Garcia and Katarine Srebotnik 6-2, 7-6(5) on the outdoor clay courts of the Foro Italico.

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Robin Soderling hopeful of 2016 comeback after 5 year absence

Robin Soderling – who remains the only man ever to have beaten Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros – is hoping he will be able to return to the ATP Tour in 2016.The two-time French Open finalist has not played competitively since July 2011 because of severe glandular fever, but has told BBC Radio 5 live of his optimism he still ...

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