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No place for revenge as Di Matteo faces Chelsea GELSENKIRCHEN: Roberto di Matteo insists there will be no place for revenge or sentimentality when Schalke 04 host his former club Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.The 44-year-old is just seven games into his new role as Schalke coach, his first job since being sacked by Chelsea in November 2012, just six months after winning the Champions League title as caretaker coach."There is no time for emotions or sentimentality," said Di Matteo in Monday's press conference at Gelsenkirchen's Veltins Arena."Perhaps there will be time for that after the game."There will be no feelings of revenge, a win would mean three points, nothing more," added the Swiss-born ex-Italy international."In the last two days I have just concentrated on finding the best way of preparing the team," insisted Di Matteo.He will be up against Jose Mourinho, who has steered the Blues to the top of the Premier League and they are ...

Concussed Vunipola out of England squad LONDON: England coach Stuart Lancaster has had to drop Billy Vunipola and replace the number eight with Thomas Waldrom in his squad for the November test finale against Australia on Saturday because of concussion.Vunipola took a blow to the head in Saracens' 31-24 Premiership defeat by Northampton on Sunday and has been ruled out of contention for Twickenham against the Wallabies.He was dropped for the 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham at the weekend - ...
China reveals drugs ban for Olympic champ Sun BEIJING: Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang served a three-month doping ban this season before returning to competition, officials revealed on Monday in the country's biggest drugs case in years.The double Olympic champion and 1,500 metres world record-holder, a superstar who is also known for his brushes with authority, won three gold medals at the Asian Games after serving the previously unannounced ban.Chinese officials denied a cover-up and said the suspension was unusually short because Sun, ...
Champion Hamilton ready for new title fight ABU DHABI: Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Monday he is determined to keep winning Formula One titles with Mercedes after his triumph in Abu Dhabi. After a night of partying following Sunday's Grand Prix victory, the 29-year-old Briton said he would get immediately down to work improving the car for next season."We want to be able to go into next season and compete again and be as strong as possible."That's obviously going to be ...
Bottom side Stuttgart sack Veh after six months BERLIN: VfB Stuttgart on Monday sacked coach Armin Veh after just six months in charge with his team bottom of the Bundesliga having won just nine points in 12 league games.The 53-year-old, who steered Stuttgart to the 2007 German league title during his first stint at the club, admitted he was emotional when he heard of his dismissal."This step is very hard for me to take because the club and the team are close to ...
Liverpool must stick together LIVERPOOL: Liverpool, beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace at the weekend, must stick together to pull through their current loss of form, midfielder Adam Lallana said on Monday, Sunday's 3-1 loss at Palace was the Reds' fourth in a row in all competitions and left them sitting 12th in the Premier League table, only four points above the relegation zone.Rickie Lambert gave the visitors an early lead with his first Liverpool goal but the lack of ...
Ice hockey-Famed Russian coach Tikhonov dies aged 84 MOSCOW: Viktor Tikhonov, who coached the Soviet Union and Unified Team to Olympic ice hockey gold at three straight Games, has died at the age of 84 in Moscow, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation said.In addition to winning gold at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games, Tikhonov also won eight world championships as a coach.He was also the coach of the Soviet team that lost to the United States in the semi-final medal round ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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