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July 1, 2015

AIFF to conduct five-day ‘Instructor Course’

New Delhi, July 1: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is set to conduct a five-day 'Instructor Course' here from July 2 to 6.AIFF's head Of referees, Goutam Kar said the course is imperative for Indian instructors. "For instructors to be efficient in their job, that is to train upcoming referees, this course is vital. It helps them to learn various minute details of the refereeing world," he said in a release. The course which aims to hone the assessing skills of the 34 instructors…

Bayern sign Costa from Donetsk

Munich, July 1: German football giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday signed Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk on a 30-million-euro deal through June 2020.After joining Donetsk from Gremio in January 2010, Costa scored 38 goals and helped the Ukrainian side collect five league and three cup titles. The 24-year-old was also part of the Brazilian national team at Copa America, reports Xinhua. "A dream has come true for me today. I'm proud to become a player for Bayern…

Mendilibar confirmed as Eibar coach

Eibar (Spain), July 1: Spanish football club Eibar became the last team in the European country to confirm their coach for next season when Jose Luis Mendilibar was named as the replacement for Gaizka Garitano.Garitano had said his time at the club had ended after the Basque outfit were relegated following the last game of the season. But the decision by the Spanish Football League to relegate Elche for outstanding debts handed Eibar a quick return to the elite and raised questions over whether or not Garitano would…

IAEA chief to visit Tehran for talks on key n-issues

Tehran, July 1 (IANS) The head of the UN nuclear watchdog, Yukiya Amano, will visit Iran on Thursday to discuss mechanisms for clarification of outstanding nuclear issues with top Iranian officials, media reported on Wednesday.Amano will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani to seek Iran's suggestions to resolve the remaining issues regarding Tehran's alleged nuclear weapon programme, IRNA news agency reported. In June, Amano said the progress on the…

Sharif visits heat wave-hit Karachi

Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew to the mega port city of Karachi on Wednesday, where a relentless heat wave has killed more than 1,200 people over the past 10 days.Sharif presided over a meeting of senior officials on the "recent intense heat wave in Karachi and the resulting casualties", a PM office press release said. The prime minister was informed that the heat wave hit Karachi on June 19 and more than 65,000 patients were reported in Karachi hospitals during this period, out…
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