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MILAN: A last-gasp penalty from Francesco Totti fired Roma into an Italian Cup semi-final with city rivals Lazio after a shaky 2-1 win over Cesena on Wednesday. Totti was given a rare start by Roma coach Luciano Spalletti, but it took the Serie A title challengers until the 68th minute…

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Global FC simply had no answers to Brisbane Roar FC’s firepower and absorbed a 0-6 beating in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League at the Suncorp Stadium in Australia late Tuesday evening. Brandon Borrello spearheaded the home team’s onslaught with a hat trick in the first half and the…

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University of the East (UE) will be looking for a better performance in this season’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) football tournament. According to former Red Warrior and current assistant coach Fitch Arboleda, they focused on fixing the flaws of the previous system of the squad during the…

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FRANCEVILLE, Gabon: Cameroon’s presence in the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations against all the odds owes much to the exceptional performances of their 21-year-old goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa. Following snubs from several experienced players, the Indomitable Lions travelled to Gabon with what looked like their weakest ever squad…

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MADRID: Barcelona will be without Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets once more as they face old foes Atletico Madrid in a fifth two-legged clash between the sides in four seasons with a place in the Copa del Rey finals at stake on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). The presence of the…

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LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was at a loss to explain his side’s appalling first-half display during their surprise 2-1 defeat by Watford at the Emirates Stadium. His side mustered just three wayward efforts on goal in the opening 45 minutes as they allowed Watford to canter into a two-goal…

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Philippine Football Federation(PFF) Women’s Department head Ernest Nierras predicts a positive campaign for the Filipino team in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup 2018 qualifiers. The Philippine Women’s National Football Team will play in Group A according to the draw held in Amman, Jordan last January 21. The…

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LIBREVILLE: Weariness will worry Egypt as they seek to extend an Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals winning streak to six matches by beating Burkina Faso in Libreville Wednesday. Surprise survivors Burkina Faso overcame Tunisia in the first quarterfinals last Saturday evening, more than 24 hours before Egypt edged Morocco in…

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LONDON: Allegations of historical sex abuse have been made involving all five London clubs in the Premier League, the capital city’s Metropolitan Police Service announced on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The five clubs swept up in the scandal that has rocked English football since former Crewe Alexandra youth player Andy…

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LONDON: The Premier League’s star imports are demanding huge pay rises as clubs’ TV revenues rocket, Chinese teams entice them with mega wages — and the pound slumps ahead of Brexit. Some players have secured bumper increases before Tuesday’s transfer window deadline. Liverpool’s Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho has signed a…

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