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Portland(United Kingdom): Investigators recovered a body underwater from the wreckage of a plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel and transported it to the British mainland on Thursday for identification.

Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said that bad weather meant they were unable to recover the plane and as a result it was closing down the operation.

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Srinagar: The fairy tale run of Real Kashmir Football Club in the I-League continued as the club from the Valley defeated Gokulam Kerala FC by a solitary goal to go to the top of points table here on Wednesday.

The match between the 'Snow Leopards' and Gokulam was played at the TRC Ground in chilling weather conditions amid a mix of rain and snowfall with none of the teams willing to yield the ground.

Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo scored the all-important goal in the 51st minute to hand Real Kashmir full three points from the match.

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Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro runs during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Club Deportivo Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 3, 2019

Madrid: Real Madrid romped to a 3-0 win over Alaves at Santiago Bernabeu stadium here on tallies by Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Mariano, with the squad securing its fifth consecutive victory.

Benzema now has six goals in his last four outings for Real Madrid, while Vinicius managed to score his second so far for the squad, playing an outstanding game.

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Manchester: Pep Guardiola needs a quick response from his side against Arsenal on Sunday to show that Manchester City's challenge for the Premier League title remains intact.

Guardiola can be thankful City will go into the match at the Etihad Stadium only five points behind leaders Liverpool.

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Qatar's forward Hasan Al Haydos (C) raises the cup as the players celebrate their win during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup final football match between Japan and Qatar at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on February 1, 2019

Abdudhabi: Qatar stunned Japan 3-1 to win their first Asian Cup on Friday, sparked by a moment of magic from record-breaker Almoez Ali and after nail-biting late drama.

Sudan-born striker Ali scored with an acrobatic bicycle kick after just 12 minutes before Abdelaziz Hatim curled in a superb second and Akram Afif converted a VAR-assisted penalty to give the 2022 World Cup hosts a famous victory in Abu Dhabi.

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Chennai: A struggling Chennaiyin FC takes on FC Pune City in an Indian Super League game here Saturday, hoping to salvage pride and also gain some momentum prior to the upcoming events like Super Cup and AFC Champions League.

Languishing at the bottom of the points table with a solitary win and 10 defeats, the defending champions (5 points) has endured a nightmarish season while Pune is at seventh spot with 11 points and will look to push forward with six games in hand.

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Japan's head coach Hajime Moriyasu (L) prepares to shake hands with Qatar's head coach Felix Sanchez (R) during a photo session at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 31, 2019 ahead of their Asian Cup's final football match.

Abu Dhabi: Qatar's transformation from also-rans to Asian Cup finalists was meticulously planned and has been years in the making -- and has finally given Qataris some swagger as they prepare to host the World Cup.

The wealthy Gulf state has long projected its power through football, notably by winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup and by buying Paris Saint-Germain, the club of Neymar, the world's most expensive player.

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London: Arsenal, with goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, beat Cardiff City 2-1 in the first game of the Welsh team since the disappearance of Argentine striker Emiliano Sala.

Sala, who disappeared last week while flying from Nantes to Cardiff over the English Channel, was honoured at the start of the match on Tuesday with a floral offering and by Arsenal by adding him to their match programme in memory, reports Efe news.

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Paris: Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes on Tuesday signed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for the next four-and-half seasons, the French football club announced.

Paredes arrives at the Parc des Princes from Zenit St. Petersburg player, where he bagged 10 goals and 15 assists in 61 appearances with the current leader of the Russian Premier League, reports Efe news.

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Qatar's players celebrate their forth goal during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup semi-final football match between Qatar and UAE at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 29, 2019

Abudhabi: Qatar beat hosts United Arab Emirates 4-0 to reach the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Qatar opened the scoring with Boualem Khoukhi in the 22nd minute with Almoez Ali adding a second 15 minutes later.

Hassan al-Haydos added a third in the 80th minute with a chip over the UAE goal-keeper and Ismaeil sealed Qatar's progress with a goal in injury time.

The match was marred by crowd trouble twice where shoes and bottles were thrown at Qatari players celebrating after scoring.

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