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Indian women thrash Russia 7-1

New Delhi: Indian women thrashed Russia 7-1 in their opening match of a three-nation hockey tournament being played in Russia Wednesday.

Annarita Kerketta scored twice while Suman Bala, Neha Singh, Adline Kerketta, Jyoti Sunita Kullu and Sanggai Ibemhal Chanu scored one goal each, a press release said here Thursday.

India take on Ukraine in their next match.

Teixeira’s fifth term

Rio de Janeiro: Ricardo Teixeira was elected president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for the fifth time in a row on Wednesday.

His latest victory comes two years after a Congressional investigation accused him of tax evasion and described his administration as “negligent”.

“I want to thank everyone who voted,” said Teixeira, who has been in charge of the CBF since 1989. “It was a totally democratic election.” Teixeira, standing for the “Five-times world champions” party, beat Carlos Alberto Oliveira by 46 votes to one with two abstentions.The presidents of Brazil’s 27 regional soccer federations and 22 of the country’s biggest clubs were entitled to vote.

Ze Roberto’s threat

Germany: Brazilian international striker Ze Roberto is threatening to leave German first division champions Bayern Munich after suffering criticism from two of the club’s directors.

The 29-year-old told Kicker, a German sports weekly: “If manager Uli Hoeness and President Karl-Heinz Rummenigge are not happy with my performance, then we must clarify what is best for the club and for me. My contract lasts until 2005, but I don’t want to stay if Bayern are not happy with me.”

Hoeness had commented on Ze Roberto’s “bad season” in comparison to the money he costs. “His performances were insufficient and he was told that,” the Bayern manager said. Rummenigge asked for “considerably improved performances” from the player.

Barcelona bid for Ronaldinho

Madrid: Barcelona have made an official bid for Paris St Germain forward Ronaldinho and are close to reaching a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon’s highly rated young winger Ricardo Quaresma, the Catalan club said on Wednesday.

“I don’t want to go into details,” Barcelona president Joan Laporta said when questioned about the club’s interest in Ronaldinho. “But we have made a firm and serious offer that reflects what a great club like Barcelona is capable of doing.”

Deal ban on AS Roma

Milan: AS Roma have been banned from international transfer deals by Fifa due to an outstanding debt to a Peruvian club.

The ban means that Roma’s 18 million euro transfer of Romanian defender Cristian Chivu from Ajax Amsterdam is now on hold until the Serie A club can satisfy Fifa that they have settled the outstanding sum.

Jamaica beat Paraguay

Kingston: Jamaica, who suffered a shock 1-2 home defeat by Cuba at the weekend, beat Paraguay 2-0 in a friendly.

First-half goals by Darren Byfield and Richard Langley on Wednesday gave them a morale-boosting win in their last game before the Concacaf Gold Cup.

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