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In Football
May 22, 2018 4:30 am gmt |
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Mexico’s soccer squad for the 2018 World Cup hit the training field in Mexico City on Tuesday (May 21) to ready preparations for an upcoming friendly against Wales and Scotland, banking on a new generation of players alongside veterans to lift the team’s FIFA fortunes. Earlier this week, ...
In Latest Stories
May 15, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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The coach of Mexico’s national soccer club, Juan Carlos Osorio, included 39-year old defender Rafael Marquez on Monday (May 14) for the preliminary match for the 2018 World Cup in Russia as he announced his provisional club. This will mark Marquez’s fifth World Cup, matching the record se...
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April 7, 2018 11:22 am gmt |
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The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup trophy arrived in Panama on Friday, as part of the trophy’s world tour before it arrives in Russia, the 2018 FIFA World Cup host-country, in May. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela received the iconic prize from French f...
In Football
April 4, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Former French soccer start David Trezeguet unveiled the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy in Bogota on Tuesday (April 3) as the trophy continued its world tour. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was at the ceremony to present the trophy and called it a symbol that “represents something very impor...
In Football
March 28, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Brazil edged past world champions Germany 1-0 in their international friendly on Tuesday (March 27) to snap their opponents’ 22-match unbeaten run and exact some measure of revenge for their 2014 World Cup semi-final humiliation. Gabriel Jesus headed in the winner in the 37th minute as Brazil, ...
In Cricket
March 12, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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The series against India will have a huge impact on how the Australian women’s cricket team will lead into the T20 world cup, said the Australian women’s cricket team coach Matthew Mott on Sunday (March 11) addressing a news conference in India’s western city of Vadodara. Indian and...
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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...