Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma returns to Porto
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Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma returns to Porto

Quaresma played for Porto between 2004 and 2008 and was a free agent having most recently been with Al Ahli in Dubai.

FIFA World Cup trophy to reach Kolkata on Sunday
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FIFA World Cup trophy to reach Kolkata on Sunday

The trophy, which would be intensely fought for in Brazil next year, is currently in Bhutan and is all set to fly to Kathmandu on Saturday before reaching Kolkata on Sunday for a three-day football festivity, said a media release on Friday.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish to coach in Indian Super League
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Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish to coach in Indian Super League

A Hall of Famer in England and Scotland, Kenny is the recent signing by tournament organiser IMG-Reliance as 'marque' manager. He will be joined by former Manchester United goalkeeper great Peter Schmeichel and France international Marcel Desailly.

Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar likely out until January
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Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar likely out until January

The Bundesliga's top scorer in the 2011-12 season has played only three games for

History-makers Bosnia, holders Spain, qualify for 2014 World Cup
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History-makers Bosnia, holders Spain, qualify for 2014 World Cup

Bosnia-Herzegovina -- who had lost to Portugal in play-offs for the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 -- reach their first ever major finals.

Andros Townsend strike tips England towards Brazil
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Andros Townsend strike tips England towards Brazil

The 22-year-old winger was handed his first cap by manager Roy Hodgson and the gamble paid off as he settled the hosts' nerves with a late strike after the visitors had threatened to come back into the game.

Germany see off Republic of Ireland to book FIFA 2014 World Cup berth
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Germany see off Republic of Ireland to book FIFA 2014 World Cup berth

Goals by Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, Chelsea's Andre Schuerrle and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil confirmed Germany's place in Brazil.

AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes gets four-game ban for punching opponent
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AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes gets four-game ban for punching opponent

Mexes aimed a punch at Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini which was was captured by TV.

La Liga: Real Madrid win as warm-up injury halts Gareth Bale's home bow
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La Liga: Real Madrid win as warm-up injury halts Gareth Bale's home bow

Despite going a goal down to Getafe, Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Isco and Pepe gave Real a 4-1 victory.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich fail to impress in win at Frankfurt
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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich fail to impress in win at Frankfurt

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic gave Bayern the three points at Eintracht, when he volleyed home a cross from Germany's Thomas Mueller on 13 minutes.

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