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In Football
November 23, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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Russia will host the 2018 World Cup finals in 12 venues spread across 11 cities. MOSCOW The Russian capital, a city of more than 12 million people, is home to two World Cup venues. Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, which will host seven matches including the final and opening match, has undergone exte...
In Football
November 8, 2017 4:38 am gmt |
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The Peruvian national soccer team trained in Auckland on Tuesday (November 7) ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against New Zealand on Saturday (November 11). The suspension of Captain Paolo Guerrero for their World Cup playoff is a blow to the South American side but midfielder Renato Tapia ...
In Cricket
October 19, 2017 4:03 am gmt |
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AB de Villiers hit his highest one-day international score, smashing 176 from 104 deliveries as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 104 runs in Paarl. The 33-year-old, who had not batted in international cricket, since June and stepped down as ODI captain in August, hit 15 fours and seven sixes. Hash...
In Sports
October 11, 2017 5:47 am gmt |
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A magical Lionel Messi hat-trick carried Argentina to a 3-1 win over Ecuador on Tuesday (October 10) and booked their place at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. With Argentina facing the dire possibility of missing out on a World Cup for the first time since 1970, their brilliant captain ...
In Latest Stories
October 10, 2017 8:03 am gmt |
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Soccer fans celebrated in central Reykjavik on Monday (October 9) after Iceland became the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup. Team members paraded on stage to the delight of hundreds of fans after beating Kosovo 2-0 to book a place at their first Wold Cup in Russia next year as winne...
In Cricket
September 20, 2017 5:18 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan Cricket team qualified to the 2019 ICC World Cup tournament following West Indies defeat to England in the first ODI yesterday. Sri Lanka lost the automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup at the fourth ODI match against India on August 31. The Sri Lankan team relied on the outcom...
In Football
September 16, 2017 3:42 am gmt |
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Sports minister of India’s coastal Goa State, Manohar Azgaonkar, on Friday (September 15) unveiled the FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy at an event in Margao city. Goa, whose official sports is football, is the fifth stop of the countrywide tour of the trophy before it travels to the s...
In Football
August 31, 2017 4:03 am gmt |
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Portugal trained on Wednesday (August 30) in Oeiras before their departure to Porto where they will play against Faroe Islands in their World Cup Group B qualification match on Thursday (August 31). Fernando Santos, the Portugal coach, has had to call Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon) and Ricardo Per...
In Colombo
August 30, 2017 6:20 am gmt |
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Former World Cup cricket captain and current Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has fired off a four-page missive to President Maithripala Sirisena, highlighting what he has termed the ‘dismal’ state of Sri Lanka cricket. “I believe people elected me as a politician, not just b...
In Latest Stories
August 22, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
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A 45,000-seat stadium is under construction in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Rostov Arena — which will host four group stage matches, as well as a match in the round of 16 – is located on the left bank of the Don River. Authorities say it...
In Latest Stories
November 16, 2016 5:43 am gmt |
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A Lionel Messi masterclass, netting a brilliant free kick before laying on two more goals, put Argentina’s World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a resounding 3-0 win over Colombia on Tuesday (November 15). But Messi opened a post-game news conference, with the entire team standing be...
In Cricket
July 14, 2016 5:11 am gmt |
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Afghanistan are attempting to have more One-Day International (ODI) cricket fixtures leading into September 2017 cut-off for 2019 World Cup qualification by proposing annual bilateral games against India and teams touring the country starting from next year. “If we sign the MOU (Memorandum Of U...
In Latest Stories
June 27, 2016 5:19 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team. Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shoot-out here Sunday as Lionel Messi’s title curse struck again. Messi blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas Big...
In Football
March 18, 2016 8:20 am gmt |
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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland said that no World Cup can be bought by money. Blatter made the remarks in an interview with China Central Television (CCTV) as football’s world governing body acknowledged for the first time that votes were bought in past Wor...
In Cricket
January 4, 2016 6:36 am gmt |
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Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lanka’s deputy speaker of parliament, beat Nishantha for the post of SLC president, while Arjuna lost the race for the vice-president spots. The elections were dominated by Sumathipala’s group as all their candidates were also elected to their respective posts. S...
In Cricket
November 12, 2015 6:42 am gmt |
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Pakistan’s veteran batsman Younis Khan has announced his retirement from one-day international cricket, saying the first day-night game against England would be his last match. In a statement issued to the media Younis said that it was never easy for a cricketer to decide when to retire after15...
In Sports
September 28, 2015 12:31 pm gmt |
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 Yokohama Stadium, which staged the 2002 soccer World Cup final, will replace Japan’s new National Stadium as the venue for the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, World Rugby said on Monday (September 28). Japan caught World Rugby off guard in July when they announced the proposed new 80,000 national...
In Sports
September 19, 2015 6:05 am gmt |
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England coach Stuart Lancaster walked away from Twickenham a happy man after his team secured a potentially crucial bonus point in the final seconds of their 35-11 win over Fiji in their opening Rugby World Cup match on Friday (September 18). Replacement number eight Billy Vunipola’s stoppage-t...
In Cricket
September 7, 2015 4:57 am gmt |
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Australia’s veteran all-rounder Shane Watson announced on Sunday his retirement from Test cricket. The last of the 34-year-old’s 10-year Test career came in the Ashes opener at Cardiff which England won by 169 runs. Watson made 30 and 19 with the bat, and failed to take a wicket, causing ...