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University of the Philippines (UP) seeks to reclaim the top spot when it collides with National University (NU) in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s football tournament today at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. The Maroon Booters battle the Bulldogs in the closing…

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As part of its preparation for the crucial match in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers, the Philippine men’s national football team is set to host Fiji in an international friendly game next month at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. The Azkals will battle the…

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MUNICH, Germany: Thomas Mueller says Bayern Munich could repeat their 2013 treble after crushing 10-man Besiktas 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. Bayern have one foot in the quarter-finals with Besiktas facing a near impossible task for the return leg in Istanbul on March…

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LAGOS: FIFA president Gianni Infantino insisted on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) that Russia is ready to host the World Cup later this year, despite reports that several stadiums have failed to meet completion deadlines. Russia will host the World Cup from June 14 to July 15 across 11 cities. “Russia…

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PARIS: Florian Thauvin ex-tended his brilliant run of goal­scoring form to earn Marseille a 1-0 win over a resurgent Bordeaux on Monday and reinforce their push for Champions League football next season. Thauvin headed in a corner from Dimitri Payet on 35 minutes at the Velodrome to match last season’s…

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BERLIN: Kevin-Prince Boateng fired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig on Monday in a game overshadowed by protests against the introduction of Monday (Tuesday in Manila) fixtures in the Bundesliga. Frankfurt turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in the space of four minutes in the…

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RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Thousands of Palestinian football fans took photographs with the World Cup trophy Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as it tours the globe ahead of this summer’s tournament in Russia. More than 10,000 people queued to see the trophy during three days it was displayed near Ramallah in the…

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TURIN, Italy: Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is expected to be fit to play against Tottenham in the Champions League next month despite suffering an ankle sprain in Serie A action at the weekend. Higuain was substituted in the 15th minute of Sunday’s Turin derby, which the defending champions won 1-0…

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JOHANNESBURG: The controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system will debut in Africa this Saturday (Sunday in Manila) when Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca host TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the CAF Super Cup. VAR was supposed to be introduced in the continent from the African Nations Championship…

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