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Over 550,000 Ukrainians enjoy visa-free trips to EU

Kiev, June 12 (IANS) Some 555,000 Ukrainians travelled without a visa to the European Union (EU) since the introduction of the visa-free mechanism on June 11 last year, the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine said on Monday. About 64 percent of Ukrainians used ground transport for their visa-free trips to the EU, while the rest travelled by air, the SBGS said in a statement. <...

1 day ago
Russian, Ukrainian Presidents discuss detainee swap

Moscow, June 10 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed the exchange of detainees in a phone call on Saturday. They highlighted humanitarian issues, including the exchange of detainees. Vladimir Putin pointed out the importance of releasing the Russian journalists arrested in Ukraine without delay, Xinhua quoted the Kremlin as sayi...

4 days ago
Firmino criticises Ramos for remarks about Champions League final

London, June 7 (IANS) Brazil and Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has hit back at Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos for the Spain international's sarcastic response to questions about his actions in last month's UEFA Champions League final. Real Madrid secured their record-extending 13th Champions League/European Cup title by defeating the English football club 3-1 at Kiev's NSC Olimpiy...

4 days ago
Romero hopes to debut with Paraguayan national team against Japan

Asuncion, June 7 (IANS) Midfielder Alejandro Romero Gamarra, who plays for the Major League Soccer (MLS) New York Red Bulls has said he hoped to make his debut with the Paraguayan national football team in the friendly against Japan in Austria next week. I can play wherever the coach tells me. The truth is that it's great to be a starter, but if it's not for me, I have to support the tea...

5 days ago
Paraguay's Gonzalez doubtful for Japan friendly

Asuncion, June 6 (IANS) Forward Derlis Gonzalez suffered a knee injury while training with Paraguay's national football team and is awaiting medical results to know if he will be able to play in the friendly against Japan scheduled for June 12. Gonzalez, who plays professionally for Dynamo Kiev, is being examined by the national team's doctors to determine the severity of his injury, the...

6 days ago
Liverpool keeper Karius suffered concussion

London, June 5 (IANS) Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion during the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, doctors who treated the German five days after the match at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston said. After carefully reviewing game footage and integrating a detailed history -- including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjec...

8 days ago
Belgium, Portugal in goalless draw

Brussels, June 3 (IANS) Belgium and Portugal played out a goalless draw here in a friendly match in preparation for the imminent FIFA World Cup in Russia. The European champions could not count on Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday's match and Belgian stars Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku or Kevin de Bruyne did not shine, reports EFE news agency. With 50 percent possession and three shots ...

9 days ago
Spain prepare for first World Cup warm up match

Villarreal, June 2 (IANS) The Spanish football team will play the first of two preparatory matches for the forthcoming World Cup as they take on Switzerland at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday night. Spain coach Julen Lopetegui is unlikely to field any of the Real Madrid quintet of Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernandez after Madrid's win over L...

11 days ago
Zidane quits as Real Madrid coach

Madrid, May 31 (IANS) Fresh from winning his third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane stunned the football world on Thursday by announcing his resignation as coach of the multiple La Liga champions. In a surprise press conference held alongside the club's president Florentino Pérez, the French coach explained that it was time for a change after three ye...

12 days ago
FIFA World Cup: Salah likely to be out for a month

London, May 30 (IANS) In a body blow for Egypt and their star striker Mohamed Salah, Liverpool's physio has said that the player faced three to four weeks out with the shoulder injury suffered in the UEFA Champions League final. He (Salah) is sad about what happened but is totally focused on recovery, seeing when he can be ready, physio Ruben Pons told Marca. In principle it will...

12 days ago
Russia rejects claims it was behind anti-Putin journalist's killing

Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Russia on Wednesday rejected accusations that it was behind the murder of a journalist who was openly opposed to President Vladimir Putin and had been forced to flee the country in 2017 after receiving threats. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman had claimed Russia was responsible for the death of Arkady Babchenko, 41, who was shot multiple times outside his...

12 days ago
Firmino joins Brazil squad in London

London, May 30 (IANS) Liverpool's Roberto Firmino joined his Brazil teammates for practice here ahead of a weekend pre-World Cup friendly against Croatia. Firmino returned to the pitch on Tuesday, two days after the Champions League final in Kiev, where his team lost to Real Madrid, reports EFE news agency. The Brazilian squad are gathered at Tottenham Hotspur's academy in London...

14 days ago
Police investigate death threats against Liverpool goalie after Euro defeat

London, May 28 (IANS) Police in Liverpool said they are investigating as a matter of urgency several death threats against goalkeeper Loris Karius following Real Madrid's stunning 3-1 win in the Champion's League final in Kiev. Liverpool's German keeper was blamed by many fans for failing to block goals, including one which one sports commentator described as a schoolboy save, reports Xi...

14 days ago
Salah optimistic to recover in time for FIFA World Cup

Cairo, May 28 (IANS) Liverpool and its Egyptian talisman, Mohamed Salah has showed faith that he will take part in the upcoming FIFA World Cup after sustaining a shoulder injury during his team's 1-3 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champion League final. The injury occurred when Salah, who scored 44 goals across all competitions for Liverpool during the season, got tangled up with Real M...

14 days ago
Real Madrid celebrates UEFA Champions League title

Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Real Madrid's players celebrated their 13th UEFA Champions League title with thousands of their fans at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, after the Spanish football club crushed Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final in Kiev. Together with Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League victory, the Bernabeu stadium was also chosen to celebrate Real Madrid Basketball tea...

15 days ago
Argentina team takes time out for Champions League final

Buenos Aires, May 27 (IANS) Argentine national football team players took time out from their World Cup practice this weekend to watch the Champions League final, which ended with Real Madrid beating Liverpool. The team's 23 players watched the Spanish club beat the English side 3-1 on Saturday in Kiev for its 13th Champions League title, reports Efe. Coach Jorge Sampaoli put the...

15 days ago
Mohamed Salah could still play in World Cup

Cairo, May 27 (IANS) Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who suffered a shoulder injury during the Champions League Final in Kiev, could still recover in time to play for Egypt in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Egypt's national team doctor Mohamed Abu al Ela said. The possibility that he could recover in time was announced on Twitter by the Egyptian Soccer Federation and Egypt's national tea...

15 days ago
Ronaldo casts doubt on Real future, says now time to enjoy

Kiev, May 27 (IANS) Portugal and Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo did not commit to his future with Real Madrid, saying it's been great playing for the club and now is the time to enjoy. Real won the Champions League for the third consecutive season on Saturday night in a 3-1 win over Liverpool. Now is the time to enjoy this, Ronaldo was quoted as saying by ESPNFC. afte...

15 days ago
Real Madrid defeat Liverpool, win third straight Champions League title

Kiev, May 27 (IANS) Gareth Bale, who came off the bench at the 61st minute, sealed Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev, winning the Blancos' third straight Champions League title. After a first half marked by Mohamed Salah's shoulder injury, which forced Liverpool's talisman to exit the match on Saturday at around the half-hour mark, Real Madrid showed off its dominance to b...

16 days ago
Kiev subway reopens after false bomb threat ahead of CL final

Kiev, May 26 (IANS) Kiev's subway reopened on Saturday after a false bomb threat caused five stations to close for several hours, subway authorities in the Ukrainian capital announced. Kiev is to host the Champions League final match between Liverpool and title holder Real Madrid at 9.45 pm local time (6.45 pm GMT), reports Efe. A statement on the official Facebook page for the K...

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