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German Minister Meets Troops In Mazar-I-Sharif

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen touched down on Wednesday morning at a military base in teh northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif to meet troops from her country on an announced visit. German media reported it is her second trip that came months before German soldiers are set to withdraw from the country. Mazar-i-Sharif is home to majority of the roughly 2,400 German troops in Afghanistan. More than ...

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A blast Beating of Zimbabwe

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by two wickets Tuesday in a thrilling one-day cricket international to keep alive hopes of squaring the series. Zimbabwe scored 261-8 off 50 overs at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo and Afghanistan reached 264-8 with two balls to spare. Afghanistan, who lost the first two matches by six wickets and eight wickets, can draw the four-match series by winning again at the same venue Thur ...

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Murray at career crossroads after Wimbledon title defence goes awry

There were lots of reasons for the top men’s players at Wimbledon to take heart, even if it was only Novak Djokovic who stood as the winner on Sunday evening. Djokovic had improved his poor record in major finals, Roger Federer had reached his first grand slam final in two years, Rafael Nadal had his best performance at the All England Club in three years – despite being upset by a player outside the top 10 ...

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Five great Fifa World Cup semi-finals

1954: Hungary 4 Uruguay 2 The brilliant Hungarians surged to a 2-0 lead over the holders, but Uruguay forced extra time through a Juan Hohlberg double. Two headers from Sandor Kocsis won it for Hungary. “It was the most beautiful match of my life,” Hungary’s Jozsek Boszik said. The Magyars then lost 3-2 to West Germany in a stunning final. 1966: England 2 Portugal 1 Bobby Charlton goals gave the hosts a 2-0 ...

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Cameroon federation opens investigation into Brazil 2014 match-fixing allegations

July 1 - Cameroon officials are to investigate claims that up to seven of their players could have been involved in match-fixing at the World Cup. In the first case of possible manipulation at the tournament, something FIFA feared but recently said there was no indication of actually occurring, the Cameroon FA (FECAFOOT) said it had instructed its ethics committee to look into allegations of possible wrongd ...

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Tennis Reacts as Andy Murray Appoints Amelie Mauresmo as New Coach

Amelie Mauresmo's appointment as the highest profile female coach of a male player after succeeding Ivan Lendl as Andy Murray's new coach has been met with positivity across the tennis world. The two-time grand slam champion and former winner of Wimbledon will coach Murray through the grass court season where he defends his titles at Queen's Club and SW19 and despite having previously worked with fellow-Fre ...

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Balotelli gets ‘most important yes’ before Cup

Mario Balotelli took care of some personal business before the World Cup starts, proposing to his Belgian girlfriend Fanny Neguesha early Tuesday morning (local time). "She said yes," the Italy striker posted on Instagram. "The most important yes in my life." "That was the place of my question! I Love you and happy birthday too!" Balotelli added, next to a picture of a romantic beach setting. Balotelli also ...

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5 Afghan footballers, 3 officials injured in Maldives road accident

At least five Afghan football players were injured along with three officials of Afghanistan football federation (AFF) following a road accident in Maldives. The incident took place after the Afghan team left the stadium and their bus collided with other vehicles, officials in Afghanistan football federation (AFF) said. The officials further added that the football players and officials have suffered minor ...

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Afghanistan defeated Turkmenistan by 2 Goal

The Afghanistan national football team on Thursday defeated Turkmenistan by 3-1 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup. The first goal in favor of Afghanistan was hit by Islam Amiri in the final minutes of the first half of the game. Ahmad Haris hit the second goal for Afghanistan during the initial minutes of the second half the game while the third goal was hit by Faisal Shaista during th ...

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Luis Suarez could Cost Real Madrid or Barcelona £100m

Suarez is said to be a target for the two Spanish giants Suarez is said to be a target for the two Spanish giants. Real Madrid and Barcelona are gearing up for a £100 million tussle over Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Mail. The Liverpool ace finished the Premier League season with 31 goals to his name but couldn't quite guide his side to the title, with Manchester City pipping them to ...

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Barcelona Preparing for Profound Changes

Barcelona are focusing on a sweeping rebuilding effort after the Catalan giants ended the season without major silverware for the first time in six years and coach Gerardo Martino quit. Barca needed to beat leaders Atletico at home in their final game on Saturday to secure a fifth La Liga title in six years, but could only manage a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp and finished three points adrift of the Madrid club ...

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Simeone Hails Atletico’s Belief after La Liga Win

The fighting spirit Atletico Madrid have shown all season meant coach Diego Simeone never doubted they would come from behind to draw 1-1 against Barcelona and claim a first La Liga title for 18 years. Barca needed to beat Atletico in the final-day showdown to snatch the title away and Alexis Sanchez gave the hosts hope when he rifled home from an acute angle after 33 minutes at a packed Nou Camp. But four ...

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Afghanistan Cricket Team Presence in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Premier League

The Afghanistan national cricket team arrived to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia on Tuesday to participate in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) premier league. According to Afghanistan cricket board (ACB) officials, the Afghan cricket team will start their ACC Premier League tournament from first of May. Afghanistan is among Nepal, United Arab Emirates; host Malaysia, Hong Kong and Asian countries which will contest in AC ...

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Historical Change to the Afghanistan Olympic

The National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan hosted a gathering to celebrate the inauguration of the new office of National Olympic Committee and the introduction of its newly elected acting President Mr. Fahim Hashemi on the 9th of April 2014 in Kabul Afghanistan. The gathering was attended by Ministers Health, Counter-Narcotics, Information and Culture, Transport and Civil Aviation, Afghanistan Chamber o ...

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Afghanistan Claim Historic Victory 0ver Bangladesh

Game five of the Asia Cup 2014 saw Afghanistan make history with their first ever One-Day International victory over a Test-playing side, beating Bangladesh by 32 runs in Fatullah. And Bangladesh can have no complaints as after putting themselves in a strong position with the ball early on, they were outplayed by Afghanistan. The Afghans recovered from being 90 for five to post 254 for six thanks to half-ce ...

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Afghan Goalkeeper Wins Award in Germany

Kabul- Mansur Faqiryar, who has made his name playing goalkeeper for the Afghan National Team in addition to his club VfB Oldenburg, received the North Athlete of the year Award in Germany. Faqiryar was nominated for the award for his excellent performance for VfB Oldenburg in the domestic division in Germany.Based on a poll conducted by Germany's NDR Television Network, Faqiryar had more than 15,000 votes ...

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Afghan U-17 Trials Held, 35 Short-Listed Probables Announced

The names of 25-members short listed probables for the Afghanistan Under-17 announced on Sunday to setup a month long camp here at Malik Cricket Academy. In this connection a day long trials held wherein three qualified coaches of the Pakistan Cricket Board comprising Janis Khan, Haji Badshah and Bakhtiar Khan supervised. A total of 100 overseas players hailing from Afghanistan took part among them 25 short ...

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Afghanistan Earn 2015 World Cup Spot

Sharjah - Afghanistan earned a well-deserved spot in the 2015 World Cup on Friday when they trounced Kenya by seven wickets in the second one-day match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League in Sharjah. Skipper Mohammad Nabi smashed a superb unbeaten 46, as Afghanistan produced a second remarkable performance in as many days to reach the significant milestone of qualifying for the c ...

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Afghans Can Overcome the Pressure, Says Kabir Khan

The Pepsi ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship has come down to the wire, with the second team to qualify alongside Ireland to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be determined by the final two games of the Championship, when fourth-placed Afghanistan takes on Kenya on 2 and 4 October at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan (15 points) requires a clean sweep against Kenya in the seventh and final round ...

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Mourinho could leave Real this week – reports

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho could leave the club as early as this week according to reports in the Spanish press on Sunday. A 2-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in Friday night’s Copa del Rey final meant Real will end the season without a major trophy and has accelerated claims that Mourinho could make a return to Chelsea, who he previously managed between 2004 and 2007. Madrid sports daily Marca ran the h ...

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