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New Delhi:  Delhi Dynamos today completed the signing of Spanish midfielder Marcos Tebar on a one-year contract.

The 32-year old re-joins the Dynamos following the expiry of his contract with FC Pune City.

Tebar who was part of the Dynamos camp in ISL Season 3, played a pivotal role in helping FC Pune City reach the semi-finals for the first time since the league's inception.

The Spanish midfielder was a mainstay in the Pune side last season, making 17 appearances and notching up one goal and two assists.

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Bibiano Fernandes (file photo)

New Delhi:  India U-16 football team coach Bibiano Fernandes highlighted the teams "self-belief" after they finished their engagements in the WAFF U-16 Championship in Amman, Jordan.

"We have now learnt how to come back and win games especially after a defeat. We have been continuously believing in ourselves," he told www.the-aiff.com after India finished with nine points from 4 matches in the tournament.

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Chennai:  Indian Super League (ISL) title holders Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced the arrival of Spanish-born Italian midfielder Andrea Orlandi on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old joins Chennaiyin on a free transfer after a spell with Italian Serie B side Novara, according to a release.

Orlandi, who is set to adorn the No.10 jersey, is naturally left-footed and can operate in attacking midfield as well as on the wings besides being a threat from set-pieces.

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Amman (Jordan):  The Indian under-16 team stunned reigning Asian champions Iraq for the first time, courtesy a last-gasp goal by Bhuvenesh, to bring its campaign back on track at the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Tournament here.

India produced a dominating performance before Bhuvenesh headed in the match-winner in the dying minutes. The win comes as a massive morale-booster for the side, which lost 1-2 to Japan in its previous match.

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Barcelona: FC Bayern Munich have issued a statement confirming the transfer of Chilean international Arturo Vidal to FC Barcelona.

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London:  Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus on Friday signed a two-year contract extension with reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City.

"I would like to thank the fans for the welcome and for how well they have treated me," he told the club website.

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Kochi: La Liga outfit Girona FC showcased their quality as they cruised to a landslide 6-0 victory over A-League club Melbourne City FC in the second match of the Toyota Yaris La Liga World football tournament here on Friday.

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Rio de Janerio: Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, commonly known as Tite, has renewed his contract to coach Brazil until after the 2022 World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.

Team coordinator Edu Gaspar has also kept his position following's Brazil's quarterfinal loss to Belgium at the World Cup in Russia earlier this month. 

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Paris:  France right back Benjamin Pavard's sublime volley against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been voted Goal of the Tournament, FIFA has announced on its official website.

The world's biggest football tournament in Russia produced 169 goals in 64 matches, reports Xinhua news agency.

Pavard, 22, netted the equalizer against Argentina with outside of his right foot in the 57th minute, before France triumphed 4-3 in round of 16 en route to their world champion.

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Barcelona: Barcelona will loan Brazilian defender Douglas Pereira to the Turkish club Sivasspor for one season, the Spanish club said.

Douglas signed for Barça in the summer of 2014 from Sao Paulo for 5.5 million euros ($6.4 million), but played only eight games in the following two seasons, reports Efe.

"Barcelona and the Turkish club agree to a deal for the right back to play for the latter in the 2018/2019 season," the La Liga champions confirmed on their official website on Monday.

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