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July 22, 2018 2:32 am gmt |
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One of the world’s most picturesque cricket stadiums is at risk of being demolished because it threatens the heritage status of a nearby fort. Galle cricket stadium, in southern Sri Lanka, is famed for its stunning views of the Indian Ocean. But it is the 17th Century Dutch fort which looms ove...
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July 20, 2018 5:26 am gmt |
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Liverpool have made Roma’s Alisson the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after signing him on a six-year deal. The Reds have not revealed how much they have paid for the Brazil number one but Roma said the deal is worth up to £66.8m (72.5m euros). “In terms of my life and my career,...
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July 17, 2018 2:46 am gmt |
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World Cup winners France were welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of supporters as they paraded down the Champs Elysees in Paris on yesterday (Monday). France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow on Sunday to win the tournament for the second time in 20 years. They were given a raucous receptio...
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July 16, 2018 2:55 am gmt |
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France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-to...
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July 15, 2018 2:50 am gmt |
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Croatia face France at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium today (Sunday) aiming to win a first major international trophy, while their opponents are in a third final in six World Cups and attempting to add a second title to the one they won in Paris 20 years ago. The man leading them, Didier Deschamps, ...
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July 12, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute of the semi-final, slotting in from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the area. Gareth Southgate’s side – playing England’s first semi-final since they were beaten on penalties by West Germany at Italia 90...
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July 11, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner. Didier De...
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July 10, 2018 4:15 am gmt |
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World number one Rafael Nadal reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011 with a straight-sets win over unseeded Czech Jiri Vesely. The second seed, 32, converted his third match point to win 6-3 6-3 6-4. The Spaniard is still on track to meet top seed Roger Federer – on the 10th anniv...
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July 9, 2018 2:55 am gmt |
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Rohit Sharma made a stunning 100 not out to help India beat England by seven wickets in the third Twenty20 and secure a 2-1 series victory. England, batting first, could manage only 87 runs from the final 10 overs to post 198-8 in Bristol, despite Jason Roy’s 67 from 31 balls. Rohit shared an 8...
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July 8, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov lamented that luck had turned against the World Cup hosts after they lost on penalties to Croatia in the quarter-finals. Cherchesov’s team beat Spain in a shootout in the last-16, but fell short in Sochi after extra-time ended with the sides deadlocked at 2-2. ...
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July 7, 2018 9:26 am gmt |
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When Karl Marx was defining socialism, he mentioned how it’s the movement of the socius. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was not as subtle, and went on to use football as an example for the nature of organisation. He suggested any activity (praxis) done by an individual which is for the benefit of the t...
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July 7, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday in one of the country’s greatest soccer feats. A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a ...
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July 6, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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The France captain said so much was at stake that there could be no room for error. “It’s a game that is going to be settled on the small details,” he told a news conference. “We cannot afford to give away cheap corners or free kicks or anything that close to our penalty box b...
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July 5, 2018 4:22 am gmt |
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North and South Korea joined forces for their first basketball friendly in 15 years on Wednesday (July 4) amid a warming of relations since the Winter Olympics in the South and easing tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile programs. Following female players’ match, male players too...
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July 4, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Former champions Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova both crashed out of Wimbledon in the opening round on Tuesday (July 3) and they were joined by men’s French Open finalist Dominic Thiem. Shaparova, the 2004 champion, was beaten by fellow-Russian Vitalia Diatchenko 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-4 on Court Tw...
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July 2, 2018 5:10 am gmt |
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Croatia came back after conceding in the opening minute to earn a World Cup quarter-final berth after edging Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout after the two sides drew 1-1 in the round of 16 match on Sunday (July 1). Two chaotic goals in the opening four minutes made for a rollicking start at the [&h...
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July 1, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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More than 300 France fans gathered at a fan zone in Saint-Jean-De-Bournay, a small town near Lyon, on Saturday (June 30) to watch and celebrate France’s victory over Argentina. France’s interior minister, Gerard Collomb, announced there will be no World Cup matches’ shown in public ...
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June 30, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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France have a number of options to limit Lionel Messi’s influence in their round of 16 clash against Argentina but they are also resigned that he could turn the match in an instant, coach Didier Deschamps said on Friday. Messi has yet to light up the World Cup in a stuttering Argentina side but...
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June 29, 2018 3:56 am gmt |
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Russian president Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino opened an exhibition soccer match on a pitch in Red Square on Thursday (June 28), with Putin taking the ceremonial first kick. Russian youth players were joined by former star footballers from Brazil, Germany and Spain – Ronal...