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India's new football league making a big splash

NEW DELHI (AP) The spectators are streaming in, the foreign players are sparkling on the pitch and the organizers are striking the right notes. The Indian Super League seems to have added the zing that football needed in this country of 1.2 billion people, which FIFA chief Sepp Blatter once called ''a sleeping giant.'' But while the new eight-team league featuring big names like...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

FOX Soccer Podcast: Amy Lawrence revisits The Invincibles

In this special edition of the FOX Soccer Podcast, Thomas Hautmann sits down with English football expert Amy Lawrence to talk about her latest book "Invincible: Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season." Published in time for the 10-year anniversary of Arsenal's dynamic run, Amy explains how Arsene Wenger's side were hailed as The Invincibles after setting a 49-game unbeaten British...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former France midfielder Pires suspended by Indian Super League

Former France midfielder Robert Pires and Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas have been suspended and fined by the Indian Super League for a scuffle during a match last week. Pires, Goa's marquee player, was suspended for two matches and Spaniard Habas for four. Both were also fined of 500,000 Rupees ($8,160), according to a statement from the ISL late Saturday. Pires and...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pires suspended by ISL disciplinary committee

NEW DELHI (AP) Former France midfielder Robert Pires and Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas have been suspended and fined by the Indian Super League for a scuffle during a match last week. Pires, Goa's marquee player, was suspended for two matches and Spaniard Habas for four. Both were also fined of 500,000 Rupees ($8,160), according to a statement from the ISL late...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pires, Lopez punished after spat

Robert Pires and Antonio Lopez have each been fined and suspended following an apparent altercation in the Indian Super League. […]
Via Soccer News
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pires ´hit in face´ by opposition coach – Zico

Goa head coach Zico has accused Atletico de Kolkata boss Antonio Lopez of striking Robert Pires in the face during […]
Via Soccer News
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal Throw back Thursday – The Invicibles 10 years ago

It was exactly 10 years ago that the fantastic record ended… A 49 games unbeaten run between 2003 and 2004 with 36 wins and 13 draws. A total 121 points out of 147 points possible earned; with 33 different players and 112 goals scored. Thierry Henry was the most used player but also the most prolific with 39 goals and 19 assists.  Robert Pires was second with 23 and 9. Coach...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Big ISL names will grow Indian football: FIFA

NEW DELHI (AP) FIFA says the presence of big names in the Indian Super League should draw youngsters to football and provide the sport with a platform to grow in a country where it has previously failed to catch on. FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke said the likes of veterans Luis Garcia, Alessandro Del Piero and Robert Pires are stars ''who kids everywhere are dreaming about...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Yaya Toure’s Return To Form Is Vital For Man City’s Title Charge

Why Yaya Toure’s Return To Form Is Vital For Man City’s Title Charge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com If one looks at all the Premier League title winners, he would find a common trend in most cases. While having a free-scoring striker is not too uncommon for any team in the league, the side that goes all the way has something extra in the locker. That something extra is...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Indian Super League: A Boon For Football In India

The Indian Super League: A Boon For Football In India - originally posted on Soccerlens.com For a country of over a billion people to have only qualified for the FIFA World Cup once is a statistic hard to believe. And on the solitary occasion that India did make it to the finals, in the 1950 edition in Brazil, they withdrew after their request to play barefoot was rejected. India...
Via Soccerlens
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indian Super League starts amid huge expectations

NEW DELHI (AP) The Indian Super League commences Sunday with the intent of lifting the moribund standard of football in the country of 1.2 billion. Veteran stars Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires, Luis Garcia, David Trezeguet and Nicholas Anelka have been signed by different city franchises in the eight-team league. Yet in an indication of the pecking order of Indian sports, the...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

NEW DELHI (AP) Former France striker Nicolas Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League. The 35-year-old Anelka tweeted Monday: ''I'm pleased to join Mumbai City FC & very exciting in joining Indian Super League.'' He added that ''talented international players & top Indian talent will make matches thrilling affairs.'' The Indian club responded...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Zico to coach Goa in Indian Super League

NEW DELHI (AP) Brazilian great Zico has been signed to coach Goa in the new eight-team Indian Super League next month. Goa said in a statement on Tuesday that Zico signed the contract in Rio de Janeiro, and it was ''honored'' to have him. His most recent manager position was at Al-Gharafa in Qatar, which he left in January, six months into a two-year deal. Alessandro Del Piero,...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Alessandro Del Piero joins ISL side Delhi Dynamos

MILAN (AP) Alessandro Del Piero has joined Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos. The 39-year-old forward, won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, confirmed the move on Thursday via his Twitter account, adding that he will also be an ambassador for the new league. The inaugural ISL season runs from October to December, freeing Del Piero up for a possible move to the United States...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Juve legend Del Piero set to play in Indian Super League

Juventus legend and 2006 World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero is poised to be unveiled as the latest marquee addition for the inaugural Indian Super League, Sky Sports sources understand. The 39-year-old is expected to be confirmed as a player for the Delhi Dynamos franchise at some point this weekend and it is thought he will also become a brand ambassador for the league. Del Piero...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pires signs up for Indian Super League

Former Arsenal winger Robert Pires has been confirmed as the latest high-profile acquisition for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL). […]
Via Soccer News
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Arsenal pair announce shock moves abroad

Legendary Arsenal pair announce shock moves abroad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Former Arsenal duo Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg have announced that they are to come out of retirement and will take part in…the Hero Indian Super League next season! Pires, 40, and Ljungberg, 37, both starred for Arsenal during their stunning ‘invincibles’ campaign back in 2003...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pires: Arsenal title dream not over

Robert Pires believes that former side Arsenal can still win the Premier League title, but only if they beat Manchester […]
Via Soccer News
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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