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US soccer starlet traces roots to state


Thiruvananthapuram: Vardhin Manoj, a 14-year-old American striker, who currently plays for Manchester Elite Academy in the U.K. for Under -15 team and is coached by former Manchester United player Wi

Maradona arrives to tumultuous welcome


Soccer legend Diego Maradona arrived here to a tumultuous welcome from thousands of football crazy fans from all over the state.

The Argentine World Cup winning captain is in the State for tomorrow's

Kerala school allows kids to sport soccer jerseys.. IN CLASS


Every day as Euro 2012 matches kick off, about 100 students gather to watch the game on a screen set up at the Mappila UP School in Areekode in Kerala's Malappuram district.

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Spanish league denies match-fixing report

The Spanish soccer league (LFP) has denied a local media report that it informed anti-corruption investigators of possible cases of match-fixing in recent La Liga and second tier games.

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Title race takes twist as Manchester United blow lead


The Premier League title race took another dramatic twist on Sunday when leaders Manchester United blew a two-goal lead to draw 4-4 with Everton and Manchester City beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 to

Soccer ball lost in Japan's tsunami found off Alaska

A soccer ball that apparently floated across the Pacific Ocean after being swept away from northeastern Japan in the March 2011 quake-tsunami disaster has been found on the coast of Middleton Island o

Soccer legend Sailen Manna passes away


Olympian and 1951 Asian Games gold medal winning football captain Sailen Manna died at a private hospital in the wee hours on Monday.

Manna was 87 and is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Cannavaro and Pires set for IPL style soccer league


Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, former Argentina skipper Juan Pablo Sorin and Frenchman Robert Pires are set to feature in an Indian soccer competition that hopes to replicate the s

Blatter cleared, top FIFA officials suspended

FIFA's ethics committee cleared president Sepp Blatter of any wrongdoing as two of soccer's most senior officials were suspended on Sunday in the worst corruption scandal to blight the sport's governi

Leaders all win in EU except Man U

London: The leading teams in Europe's top leagues all won at the weekend with the exception of Manchester United who were thrashed 3-1 at archrivals Liverpool for whom Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt scored a

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