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March 2017

Juventus winger Pjaca sidelined for at least six months

Rome, March 31: Juventus said that young winger Marko Pjaca underwent surgery on his right knee on Friday here and the Croatian is expected to return to regular training again in "approximately six months' time".The 21-year-old sustained a tear of his cruciate ligament and external meniscus during Croatia's friendly football match against Estonia on Tuesday. "The operation, conducted by Professor Mariani and in the presence of Juventus club doctor Claudio Rigo, was successful and the player will…

Bayern coach Ancelotti says goalie Neuer will return for Madrid clash

Munich, March 31: Bayern Munich chief coach Carlo Ancelotti on Friday said that ace goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will return to play no later than the first leg of the Champions League's quarter-finals against Real Madrid on April 12.Ancelotti told a news conference that Neuer had a small problem in his toe during training on Wednesday, reports Efe. Bayern's medical department decided that an operation would be the best option for a speedy recovery, said the coach, adding that Neuer will return to the field no later…

Host Indonesia seeks 20,000 volunteers for 2018 Asian Games

Jakarta, March 31: Host Indonesia is looking for about 20,000 volunteers for the 18th Asian Games next year, the organising committee said here on Friday.The number of volunteers for each sport is being calculated by the committee, said Harry Warga Negara, the committee secretary, reports Xinhua news agency. "The enthusiasm of the people, particularly university students, to be volunteers for the Asian Games is high," he said. Over 11,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries and regions would participate…

No update on Umesh skipping first part of IPL, says KKR CEO

Kolkata, March 31:) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are yet to get an update on India pacer Umesh Yadav skipping the initial stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL)'s 10th edition, CEO Venky Mysore said here on Friday.According to a report in Wisden India, Umesh, who played a key role in India's 2-1 Test series win over Australia, is likely to skip the initial phase of the tournament. "There is nothing official I have heard. Until we hear something official from BCCI/IPL, there is nothing I can comment. If…

Manchester United, Real Madrid most valued football clubs, says KPMG

London, March 31: According to auditing giants KPMG, Real Madrid and Manchester United are the most valuable football clubs in the world.Both Manchester United and Real Madrid are valued at $3.09 billion. FC Barcelona are third, valued at $2.9 billion, ahead of Bayern Munich, rated at $2.35 billion according to KPMG's annual report. The top five is completed by Arsenal ($1.86 billion) with the next three places going to Manchester City ($1.71 billion), Chelsea ($1.6 billon) and Liverpool ($1.39 billion). Juventus,…
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