Archive for November, 2013

Video: Flamengo clinch Brazilian Cup 0

Video: Flamengo clinch Brazilian Cup

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Rio-based side Flamengo have won the Copa do Brasil for the 5th time in their history, beating Atlético Paranaense 2-0 last night in front of 70,000 fans in a fervent Maracana. Two late goals in the second leg of the final was enough to see Mengão crowned cup winners 3-1 on aggregate. Midfielder Elias broke the deadlock in the 86th minute […]

Zahir Belounis finally free 0

Zahir Belounis finally free

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Some good news today, as the rather troubling story of Zahir Belounis has been resolved. Zahir and his family have been virtual prisoners in the Arab sovereign since 2010 because of a dispute with his employers – football club Al Jaish SC – over wages being withheld to the French-Algerian striker. Under Qatar’s ‘Kafala’ law […]

Gif: Thibaut Courtois' howler for Atletico 0

Gif: Thibaut Courtois’ howler for Atletico

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He has been lauded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world over the past couple of years but, like Joe Hart, Thibaut Courtois is human. Last night he made a complete mess of a deflection of defender Toby Alderweireld and dropped to his knees as the ball looped over his head into the […]

Burton Albion to name 50yr old in match squad 0

Burton Albion to name 50yr old in match squad

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League Two side Burton Albion are set to name 50-yr old goalkeeping coach as substitute goalkeeper for their match against Mansfield, according to BBC Sport. Coach Kevin Poole is the oldest registered player in the Football League though officially retired last year. Poole has been recalled due to Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford was recalled from his loan spell […]