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Last updated: Monday, August 29, 2016 1:16:04 AM

Spain coach Lopetegui drops Casillas from national squad
Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) Spain's new football coach Julen Lopetegui on Friday dropped the captain of La Roja, Iker Casillas, from the squad for the friendly against Belgium on September 1 and Spain's first World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein four days later.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:46:05 PM

Sarkozy to ban burkini in France if re-elected
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to impose a nationwide ban on the burkini -- full-body swimsuit worn by Muslim women -- if he is re-elected next year.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:06:05 PM

France court suspends burkini ban
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling, the court said in a statement.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:00:07 PM

Real Madrid's Isco to miss Celta game due to injury
Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcon will not play in the La Liga football game on Saturday against Celta because of a sprained ankle.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:00:06 PM

UEFA to allow extra Champions League spots for top leagues
Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Friday announced that from 2018 all four major European leagues - La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A - will see four teams enter the group stage without having to go through a qualification round.

Friday, August 26, 2016 6:56:04 PM

Time not right to pick Benzema for France: Coach Deschamps
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) France football coach Didier Deschamps has said he could call up out-of-favour Karim Benzema again to play with France, but admits the time is still not right for the striker to return to the national fold.

Friday, August 26, 2016 6:16:04 PM

PSG goalkeeper Sirigu joins Sevilla on loan
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Friday announced that Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has left for a season-long loan to Spanish football club Sevilla.

Friday, August 26, 2016 5:56:03 PM

Stuck in traffic jams? It may up risk of cancer
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Apart from wasting your time, long traffic jams may cause exposure to toxic fumes, and potentially increase various health risks, including cancer, say researchers, one of them of Indian origin.

Friday, August 26, 2016 5:04:04 PM

Italy declares emergency after earthquake
Rome, Aug 26 (IANS/AKI) Italy has declared a state of emergency in the areas worst hit by the devastating earthquake in the central Apennines which killed over 260 people and injured some 400.

Friday, August 26, 2016 4:20:04 PM

Betis sign Serbian Brasanac for five seasons
Sevilla (Spain) Aug 26 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Betis has announced the signing of Serbian midfielder Darko Brasanac, who comes from Partizan Belgrade, for five seasons.

Friday, August 26, 2016 3:58:04 PM

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