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Top seeds knocked out in national junior clay court tennis
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) The top two seeds in boys singles, Vishwesha Sinha of Punjab and Vinod Gowda of Karnataka, made their exit from the Adidas-MCC National junior clay court tennis championships here Thursday.

Thursday, September 01, 2011 6:23:41 PM

Friday's match will help us to look forward to 2014 World Cup: Gutierrez
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Pleasantly surprised by the adulation of Kolkata's soccer crazy fans, Argentine medio Jonas Gutierrez is brimming with confidence that Friday's FIFA Official friendly with Venezuela would help his national side leave behind the disappointing World Cup two years back and begin journey afresh for the 2014 edition.

Thursday, September 01, 2011 5:01:32 PM

How Presilla got a photo-op with idol Messi
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Ten-year-old Presilla Gonsalaes, a Kolkata-based Argentinean, has idolised Lionel Messi since she was four and dreamt of meeting him and having a photo-op with her 'god' one day. Her dream came true on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 01, 2011 5:01:05 PM

Messi always gives more than his best for national team: Zabaleta
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Superstar Lionel Messi's subdued performance in the Argentine national side compared to his dazzling show for Spanish club F C Barcelona has often invited criticism from fans and the media. But teammate Pablo Zabaleta chooses to disagree as he feels the striker always gives 'more than his best' for the national side.

Thursday, September 01, 2011 4:02:14 PM

Venezuelans dwarfed by Argentinian star presence
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) It takes two teams to play a football match. But Friday's international friendly game seems so Argentina-centric that Venezuela has virtually been overshadowed by the star power of the Messi-led side.

Thursday, September 01, 2011 1:27:15 PM

Delirious Kolkata welcomes cheerful Messi
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 2,000 delirious soccer lovers gave sleep the miss as they danced, cried and shouted slogans near the airport eulogising football magician Lionel Messi, who spent his first day here obliging adoring fans and doing a light tune-up at the Salt Lake stadium Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:36:59 PM

Venezuelans miss practice as kits are misplaced
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) The Venezuelan team had to do without match practice as their jerseys and the kits got misplaced in transit at the Madrid airport.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 10:05:43 PM

Only 55,000 Messi match tickets sold
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) The spectre of large empty spaces at the Salt Lake stadium galleries loomed large for Friday's FIFA international friendly tie between Argentina and Venezuela, as only half of the tickets in the 1.20 lakh capacity venue have been sold so far.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:38:28 PM

Absent Messi hogs limelight at media meet
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Reigning World Player of the Year Lionel Messi was not present at the media interaction Wednesday ahead of the Sep 2 Argentina-Venezuela match here, but the little magician hogged the limelight, being on the lips of all journalists as well as coaches.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:38:14 PM

Venezuela keen to test Argentina in Friday friendly
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Undaunted by the 'underdog' tag, Venezuela were all keyed up to test their strength against Lionel Messi-led Argentina here Friday ahead of the soccer World Cup qualifiers between the two sides Oct 14.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:25:18 PM

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