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Brazil launches campaign against child sex abuse

Rio De Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) — Brazil has launched a campaign against the sexual exploitation of minors as it readies... (more...)

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Manchanda hopes to make Delhi football ‘DEN’ in ISL

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) — Delhi businessman Sameer Manchanda, who Sunday bought the Delhi franchise of Indian Super... (more...)

Cuiaba has Brazil’s highest World Cup hotel rates

Rio de Janeiro, April 10 (IANS) — Soccer fans seeking accommodation for the Chile-Australia World Cup Group B clash... (more...)

World Cup to generate $27.7 bn in Brazil

Sao Paulo, April 8 (IANS/EFE) — The Brazilian government forecasts that the 2014 soccer World Cup will generate around... (more...)

GNLF extends support to Bhaichung Bhutia, GJM cries foul

Darjeeling, April 4 (IANS) — In a boost to Trinamool Congress’ candidate Bhaichung Bhutia’s prospects for... (more...)

Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium faces legal hurdle

Miami, April 4 (IANS/EFE) — David Beckham’s plans to build a soccer stadium in the southwest corner of PortMiami... (more...)

Demand for soccer World Cup tickets soars

Rio de Janeiro, April 2 (IANS) — More than 87 percent of tickets offered during the 2014 World Cup’s penultimate... (more...)

2.57 mn World Cup tickets allocated to fans

Geneva, April 2 (IANS) — Over 2.57 millions tickets for the 2014 World Cup have already been allocated through all... (more...)

Italian soccer chief praises Prandelli’s work

Rome, April 1 (IANS) — Italy Soccer Association (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete has praised Cesare Prandelli for doing... (more...)

Italian soccer scorers

Rome, April 1 (IANS) — The leading Serie A scorers after Monday’s games were as follows, according to Xinhua. 18:... (more...)

Football star Ronaldo, legend Pele co-promote Emirates Airline

Dubai, March 30 (IANS) — Portuguese forward Christiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and Brazilian soccer legend Pele have... (more...)

Arko Dey of Calcutta, India has been recruited to play for Manchester United's under 21 team. Dey is pictured here with his mother, where they work frying veggies. CEN News.

Sons of Indian sex worker and veggie fryer selected for Manchester United

Arko Dey of Calcutta, India has been recruited to play for Manchester United’s under 21 team. Dey is pictured here... (more...)

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