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Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

    SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Paul Pogba dedicated France's World Cup semifinal win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand. The final 5 members of a young football team were rescued from a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday after spending 18 harrowing days ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 11th, 2018

Pogba dedicates France win to rescued Thai players

France's Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates France's Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Thai cave survivors train with Galaxy, Ibrahimovic

Young footballers of Thai team Wild Boars -who were rescued from the Tham Luang cave in Thailand past July- pose for a picture at Monumental stadium, in Buenos Aires, in the sidelines of the Buenos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Hope as divers find possible opening to rescue Thai children

MAE SAI, Thailand – A newly-discovered opening to a flooded Thai cave where 12 children and their football coach have been stuck for six days raised hopes for the massive rescue operation for survivors on Friday, June 29. The harrowing around-the-clock search for the boys has been hampered by torrential rains ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Pogba has no regrets about United move ahead of Turin return

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Paul Pogba insists he has no regrets about leaving Juventus to rejoin Manchester United. Pogba was signed by United for a then-world record fee of $116 million from Juventus in 2016, ending a four-year spell at the Italian club during which he won four Serie A titles and two Italian Cup trophies. Since then, Pogba has won the Europa League and League Cup with Manchester United, while Juventus went on to secure two more league and cup doubles and reached the final of the Champions League. "Choosing to come back to United, first of all, was my choice. Juve were playing Champions League and Manchester were playing Europa. I don't regret my choice," Pogba said at Tuesday's news conference ahead of United's Champions League match against Juventus. "I know Manchester in the last few years haven't been at the top, but I came back to help the team and get them back to the top. We have a lot of goals. For me, it's not changed, I don't regret it at all. I'm very happy to come back to United and I'm sure we will come back to the best." Pogba was stripped of vice captaincy duties by United coach Jose Mourinho at the end of September for speaking out about his team's style of play. The France World Cup winner's relationship with Mourinho has appeared strained at times — last season as well as this campaign. "One thing is what the press says, and another thing is what Paul says and of course another thing is what I say," said Mourinho, who was sat next to Pogba at the news conference. "The press says we have a terrible relationship, Paul some weeks ago said we had a typical coach-player relationship, I think we have a good relationship. I would classify it as a good relationship between a coach and a football player." There have been question marks over Pogba's future at United but when the 25-year-old was asked if he is happy at the club, he responded with a smile: "Why? Do I look sad?" "I'm really happy, I'm happy to wear this shirt. It's a big club and at a big club there is always talk.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Rescued Thai football team honored by Manchester United

MANCHESTER, UK – The team of young Thai footballers who captured the world's attention when trapped in an underground cave for more than two weeks this summer enjoyed a day to remember at Manchester United's Old Trafford on Sunday, October 28. Having met United manager Jose Mourinho and first team stars ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Germany s struggles continue with loss to France

By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Germany is out of contention for another international trophy after France handed Joachim Loew's struggling team its latest loss on Tuesday. The balance of power in European soccer is swinging even further away from the 2014 World Cup champion since its poor title defense in Russia. World Cup winner France rallied for a 2-1 win in the UEFA Nations League against Germany, which fell to a fourth loss in its last six competitive games. The result means Germany, eliminated in the World Cup group stage in Russia, cannot advance to the Final Four tournament in June for the Nations League top-tier group winners. Germany wasted its first-half dominance at Stade de France, having led via a 14th-minute penalty from Toni Kroos. Antoine Griezmann struck twice in the second half — a precisely guided header in the 62nd and a penalty in the 80th — to take France's unbeaten streak to 15 games and extend its lead in Group 1 of League A. Germany also risks an embarrassing relegation to the second-tier League B when it finishes the group program against the Netherlands on Nov. 19. Elsewhere in the Nations League, Ukraine won promotion to League A by beating the Czech Republic 1-0 in Group 1 of the second tier. Ukraine, coached by former star forward Andriy Shevchenko, also improved its chances of qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. Nations League group winners are assured of a place in the playoffs for the Euros, if they don't qualify directly. UEFA created the Nations League to replace most international friendly games, though Belgium's schedule was free Tuesday to host the neighboring Netherlands in a 1-1 draw in Brussels. France was overrun for a period in the first half after Germany converted a penalty that followed midfielder Paul Pogba being dispossessed too easily in his own half. German winger Leroy Sane was sent clear and his low cross hit the arm of defender Presnel Kimpembe. France drew level when left-back Lucas Hernandez crossed for his Atletico Madrid teammate Griezmann to guide a rising header beyond goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's dive. Griezmann later wrong-footed Neuer from the penalty spot after a foul was called on defender Mats Hummels against midfielder Blaise Matuidi. Television replays showed Matuidi appeared to stand on Hummels' ankle sliding into the challenge, but UEFA is not using video review in its competitions this season. UKRAINE UP A third straight win for Ukraine ensured it became the first League B team promoted into the top tier for the next edition of the Nations League. Ruslan Malinovskyi's long-distance shot in the first half was enough to beat the Czechs in Kharkiv. Wales now leads Group 4 in League B after beating Ireland 1-0 in Dublin through Harry Wilson's second-half free kick. Wales hosts Denmark on Nov. 16. In League C, Norway now leads Bulgaria in the four-team Group 4 after beating the Bulgarians 1-0 in Oslo. Slovenia staved off relegation by drawing 1-1 with Cyprus in a game featuring three red cards. GEORGIA PROMOTED Georgia ensured promotion from League De with its fourth straight win, 3-0 at Latvia, ensuring it will win Group 1. The No. 93-ranked Georgians will also have a chance to advance to Euro 2020. One of the fourth-tier League D teams is sure to reach the Euro through the playoff route for Nations League group winners. Gibraltar earned just its second ever competitive victory, beating visiting Liechtenstein 2-1. Gibraltar also closed to within three points of Group 4 leader Macedonia which lost its perfect record in a 4-0 loss at Armenia. The final rounds of Nations League games are played Nov. 15-20. The Euro 2020 qualifying draw, seeded by Nations League standings, will be held Dec. 2 in Dublin......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Boys rescued from Thai cave play friendly match in Argentina

Young soccer Thai team Wild Boars play a friendly match against River Plate youth team at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. The team made up of 12 boys and their.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

‘I’m a club man’: Mourinho insists Manchester United come before his future

Jose Mourinho insists he is only interested in the future prosperity of Manchester United rather than his own position at the troubled club. Mourinho has found his future as United manager the subject of much discussion after a tempestuous period, dating back to a frustrating close-season transfer window. That led to conjecture that Mourinho was not happy with the efforts of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who handles player signings at Old Trafford. Equally damaging has been Mourinho's relationship with star player Paul Pogba, which has come under close scrutiny after comments made by the France midfielder. Mourinho was in particularly dour and uncooperative mood ah...Keep on reading: ‘I’m a club man’: Mourinho insists Manchester United come before his future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Pogba scores as Man United wins Premier League opener

Manchester United's Paul Pogba, gestures to a teammates and who has two gold stars colouring the back of his head, a reference to the 2 World Cups that France have won, the during the English.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar

BANGKOK, Thailand (UPDATED) – An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told Agence France-Presse on Saturday, August 11. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

BANGKOK: An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told Agence France-Presse on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts but the union between the girl and [...] The post Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

BANGKOK: An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told Agence France-Presse on Saturday. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to wed with the permission of religious courts but the union between the girl and… link: Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

UN refugee agency welcomes Thai move to give cave boys citizenship

BANGKOK — The UN refugee agency welcomed on Thursday a decision by Thailand to grant Thai citizenship to three boys and their soccer coach from among a group of 13 who were rescued from a flooded cave last month. The 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, from the “Wild Boars” soccer team were […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Stateless footballers rescued from Thai cave granted citizenship

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand on Wednesday, August 8, granted citizenship to stateless members of the football team rescued from a cave last month in a saga which gripped the world. The story of the "Wild Boars" club has dominated headlines since the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach went exploring in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona

    LONDON, United Kingdom – France World Cup star Paul Pogba is determined to end his fractious relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and move to Barcelona, according to British media reports on Wednesday, August 8. The 25-year-old – who scored in the 4-2 World Cup final win over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Thai cave boys leave Buddhist monastery after honoring dead rescuer

The Thai boys freed from a flooded cave in a rescue bid that gripped the world left a Buddhist monastery Saturday, 11 days after ordaining as novice monks to honor a diver who died during the mission to save them. Source link link: Thai cave boys leave Buddhist monastery after honoring dead rescuer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Thai cave boys leave Buddhist monastery after honoring dead rescuer

MAE SAI, Thailand – The Thai boys freed from a flooded cave in a rescue bid that gripped the world left a Buddhist monastery Saturday, August 4, 11 days after ordaining as novice monks to honor a diver who died during the mission to save them. The ordeal of the "Wild Boars" football team dominated global headlines as divers worked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Candles and chanting: Thai cave boys begin ceremony to become Buddhist novices

BANGKOK — Eleven boys from a soccer team, who were rescued from a flooded Thai cave in a drama that gripped global audiences, took their first steps on Tuesday to be ordained as Buddhist novices in a ceremony steeped in tradition. The occasion was broadcast live on Facebook by local authorities and starts a process whereby the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Thai cave rescue documentary airs Monday night on Discovery

Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel The Thai cave drama that captured the world's attention is now a television documentary. Discovery's 'Operation Thai Cave Rescue' unpacks the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

MAE SAI, Thailand – Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday, July 22.  The "Wild Boars" are enjoying their first few days home after being discharged from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018