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New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos FC are set for a month-long pre-season camp in Kolkata and Doha, as the two-time semi-finalists begin their preparation for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.

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London:  Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has signed a contract extension that is set to tie him to the football club until 2023, the English Premier League side announced on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old made his Crystal Palace debut in 2010, taking part in 288 matches, scoring 44 goals and making 55 assists, reports Efe news agency.

"I am very pleased. Obviously, I just wanted to get it over and done with, so I can just focus on the season. I am buzzing that we managed to get it sorted," he said.

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Mumbai: Former Portugal central defender Jorge Costa was named head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract.

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Barcelona: Spanish football giants FC Barcelona on Friday named Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as their captain, replacing Andres Iniesta, for the new season.

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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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(India U-16 football team)

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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