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August 12, 2018 1:42 PM Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with pneumonia in Spain

MADRID: Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo has been hospitalised with pneumonia on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and is recovering well, a local newspaper reported Sunday. The 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world's best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday afternoon where 13

July 16, 2018 1:09 AM After World Cup success, MCMC studying EPL live on RTM

SUBANG JAYA: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (MCMM) is studying the direct telecast of English Premier League (EPL) football matches on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) in the future. Its minister, Gobind Singh Deo said this followed the success of the 2018 World Cup telecast which was described as a major achievement for the station 14

July 14, 2018 3:18 AM Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

LONDON: Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday. The Reds said he had signed "a long-term contract", with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million (RM70 million). The 26-year-old winger's move follows Stoke's 16

July 13, 2018 7:26 AM Croatia's Modric fits the bill for Golden Ball award

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has been pulling the strings for his side at the World Cup. Could he be the player to win the Golden Ball award as best player? Moscow (dpa) - Wanted: one Golden Ball winner. Requirements: you must make the difference in the team, be able to read the game, change the game, be a leader within the team. "That makes somebody 36

July 10, 2018 1:13 AM Croatia official fined by FIFA over Ukraine video

Football's world governing body FIFA has fined a Croatian official 15,000 Swiss francs (15,000 dollars) for unsporting behaviour following a video posted on social media after the team's victory in a penalty shoot-out over Russia. The official, Ognjen Vukojevic, had earlier Monday been relieved of his duties by the Croatian football federation HNS and had his accreditation 30

July 9, 2018 2:03 PM Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

MOSCOW: A leading Russian rights activist went on trial in Chechnya on Monday, charged with drug possession in a case that has sparked concern from Western officials and rights groups. Oyub Titiyev, 60, heads a branch of Russia's top rights group Memorial, the last such body to remain active in the North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by strongman 17

July 5, 2018 7:12 AM World Cup over for German referee in Serbia controversy

After Germany's World Cup exit, the country's referee at the tournament is also heading home early. Felix Brych, who was criticized by Serbia for his performance in their group-stage defeat to Switzerland, has been told he will not be used again at the World Cup. Serbia had issued a complaint to football world governing body FIFA after they felt they should 14

July 5, 2018 2:55 AM A taste of country flavours

THE DATE that Country Barn Pub & Restaurant opened in USJ Sentral coincided with our 14th General Election. It was almost like an omen of a new beginning for owner-cum-cook Jeffrey Bhagwan. Taiping-born Jeffrey worked in the automotive industry for decades, but always relished the idea of opening his own little restaurant cum pub. He admitted that getting 9

July 1, 2018 1:03 AM Cavani injury worry for Uruguay after two-goal heroics

Sochi, Russia (dpa) - Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez says he is "worried" about an injury to striker Edinson Cavani but has no further immediate information. Cavani scored both his side's goals in a 2-1 defeat of Portugal to put Uruguay into a quarter-final match against France on Friday. But the Paris Saint-Germain striker limped off with some 20 minutes 17

June 29, 2018 2:20 AM Ramos and Faghani to take charge of first last 16 matches Saturday

Referees from Mexico and Iran will take charge of the first knock-out games of the World Cup, governing body FIFA said Thursday. Mexican referee Cesar Ramos will take charge of Uruguay v Portugal in Sochi while the meeting between France and Argentina in Kazan will be refereed by Iranian official Alireza Faghani. Both matches are on Saturday to open the round 8