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Sherpa, Nembang to vie for the post of ANFA president
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Sherpa, Nembang to vie for the post of ANFA president

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Karma Chiring Sherpa and Senior Vice President Pankaj BIkram Nembang are all set to compete for the post of ANFA president during the upcoming election. The two were elected from the same panel during the last election. Besides them, the entire 17-member executive committee of ANFA was elected from the same panel. Four years down the lane, Sherpa and Nembang have decided to compete from different panels. The ANFA election is to be held on June 20. The election committee of the football governing body has fixed the deadline of May 20 to 26 for the nominations. Sherpa informed that he will file his candidacy on Friday. “I have decided to fight for the post once again to give continuity to the ...
Nepal to face Maldives in SAFF U-20 Football Championship opener
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Nepal to face Maldives in SAFF U-20 Football Championship opener

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal will face the Maldives in the opening match of the SAFF U-20 Football Championship to be held in India two months later. The U-20 championship will be held in India’s Bhuvaneshwar from July 25 to August 5. The participating teams include Nepal, hosts India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka will take on Bangladesh in another match on the opening day. Meanwhile, Nepal will lock horns against Sri Lanka on July 27 and then face India on July 31. Nepal’s last match of league round is against Bangladesh on August 2. The top two teams from the round-robin league will vie for the title on August 5.
Levante relegated after being demolished 6-0 by Real Madrid
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Levante relegated after being demolished 6-0 by Real Madrid

Agencies Levante were relegated from LaLiga on Thursday after they were thrashed 6-0 by champions Real Madrid, with Vinicius Junior scoring a hat-trick. According to Reuters, bottom club Levante needed to win to keep alive their dwindling chances of survival but against a rampant Real, that hope was quickly snuffed out. Real, who will face Liverpool in the Champions League final later this month, went ahead through Ferland Mendy before goals from Karim Benzema and Rodrygo made it 3-0. Vinicius opened his account just before the interval before adding two more in the second half to condemn Levante to the drop as they suffered their 19th defeat of the season, Reuters reported. According to the news agency, Mendy opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a fast counter-at...
Kane double fires Spurs to crucial win over Arsenal
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Kane double fires Spurs to crucial win over Arsenal

Agencies Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham Hotspur kept their Premier League top four hopes alive with a 3-0 demolition of Arsenal in a north London derby on Thursday. According to Reuters, victory for Arsenal at the home of their arch-rivals would have secured their first top-four finish since 2016 and a Champions League place, but they suffered a dismal night. Kane opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 22nd before Arsenal had Rob Holding sent off for a second yellow card 10 minutes later, both for clumsy fouls on Son Heung-min. Kane's diving header made it 2-0 in the 37th minute to send Tottenham's fans into delirium. The volume went up another notch immediately after halftime when Son fired a shot past Aaron Ramsdale for his 21st league goal of the seaso...
Messi tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list
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Messi tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list

Agencies Lionel Messi has been declared the world's highest-paid athlete over the last year, according to the annual Forbes list released on Wednesday that had the Paris Saint-Germain forward ahead of the NBA's LeBron James and Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. According to Reuters, Messi earned $130 million, a figure which includes $55 million of endorsements, during the 12-month period ended May 1, 2022, to sit atop the list of the 10 highest-paid athletes a year after finishing second to Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Los Angeles Lakers forward James was next on the list after bringing home a combined $121 million, shattering the $96.5 million record for an NBA player that he set last year, while Portugal captain Ronaldo earned $115 million to sit third. Brazili...
Inter lift Coppa Italia title after 11 years
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Inter lift Coppa Italia title after 11 years

Agencies Inter Milan came from behind to beat Juventus 4-2 and clinch their first Coppa Italia title since 2011 at the Stadio Olimpico. According to the BBC, Hakan Calhanoglu's 80th-minute penalty forced extra time and Ivan Perisic scored twice in three minutes as Inter lifted the cup for the eighth time. Nicolo Barella's superb strike had put Inter ahead after six minutes. But holders Juventus scored twice in quick succession through Alex Sandro and Dusan Vlahovic to turn the game around early in the second half. Defeat ended record 14-time winners Juventus' hopes of a trophy this season - the first time that has happened since 2010-11. Serie A title chasers Inter, who are second and two points behind city rivals AC Milan with two games to go, had not reached the fi...
De Bruyne propels Man City closer to Premier League title
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De Bruyne propels Man City closer to Premier League title

Agencies Manchester City's midfield genius Kevin De Bruyne scored four goals on Wednesday in a 5-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers to put his team in a commanding position to retain the Premier League with two games remaining. According to Reuters, the Belgian put the game to bed with a hat-trick in a devastating 18-minute spell in the first half, before notching a fourth after the break as the away fans alternated between chanting "Kevin De Bruyne" and "Champions of England". The win leaves Pep Guardiola's side top on 89 points, three ahead of Liverpool whom they also lead on goal difference, with the title now firmly in their sights. A second consecutive Premier League title would assuage disappointment at their Champions League exit, after City fell in the semis and Live...
Nepal beat Avenir FC of Cameroon in third attempt
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Nepal beat Avenir FC of Cameroon in third attempt

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu- Nepal’s national football team which is currently making preparation for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2023 on Tuesday defeated Avenir FC of Cameroon 4-1 in a practice match. George Prince Karki scored a brace while Darshan Gurung and Manish Dangi scored a goal each to help Nepal defeat the visitors at Tripureshwar-based Dasharath Stadium.     This the first time in third attempt that Nepal registered a win over the Cameroon club. Two practice matches held earlier had ended in goalless draws. The national football team of Nepal featured new faces after 10 senior players left the training camp after an altercation with chief coach Abdullah Al Mutairi. The chief coach had called 17 new players for training following a dispute with t...
Liverpool keep title hopes alive with win at Aston Villa
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Liverpool keep title hopes alive with win at Aston Villa

Agencies Liverpool maintained the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City as they survived an early scare to beat at Aston Villa 2-1 on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp's side suffered a shock after only three minutes when Douglas Luiz bundled home after Liverpool keeper Alisson failed to hold his header, BBC reported. According to the news portal, Liverpool were on terms within three minutes when Joel Matip scored following a goalmouth scramble and the sides then exchanged chances before Sadio Mane put the visitors ahead with a superb angled header from Luis Diaz's cross in the 65th minute. The win means Liverpool now lie second only on goal difference before City's visit to Wolves on Wednesday. Former Liverpool striker Danny Ings wasted opportunities to equalise and i...
City rout Newcastle to go three points clear
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City rout Newcastle to go three points clear

Agencies Manchester City shrugged off their Champions League exit to take control of the Premier League title race with a 5-0 rout of Newcastle United while Everton took a big leap towards safety on Sunday. According to Reuters, Arsenal also boosted their hopes of finishing in the top four with a 2-1 home victory against a Leeds United side who dropped into the bottom three. Any hangover following their dramatic semi-final loss against Real Madrid was swept away as Raheem Sterling struck twice for Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium. Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Phil Foden were also on the scoresheet as City reclaimed top spot and moved three points ahead of Liverpool who drew with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Both sides have three games left to play and City now also...
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