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BWF expects new faces, new format at London Olympics


July 16th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is expecting new faces to challenge traditional powerhouses and new group stage format to shine at the coming London Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Brazil’s World Cup-winning coach in demand


April 17th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has been approached by Colombia and "two Asian teams" to coach them for the ... Read more...

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Draw for 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers final round


March 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 9 (IANS) The draw for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers was unveiled in the Asian Football Federation headquarters in Kuala Lumpur Friday.Ten ... Read more...

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India to face Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy hockey


August 5th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India and arch rivals Pakistan will face-off Sep 9 in the first edition of the men's hockey Asian Champions Trophy to be held in Ordos, ... Read more...

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Pakistan hockey invests in technology to improve players’ fitness


July 6th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 6 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has decided to invest in technology in a bid to bring the national team at par with the world's best sides ... Read more...

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India must develop football infrastructure: FIFA official


May 7th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 7 (IANS) India must develop its infrastructure to promote soccer in the country, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Consultant Eric Harrison said Saturday."India needs to build infrastructure ... Read more...

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Asian team will win World Cup: Ramiz Raja


March 13th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 13 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricket captain Ramiz Raja has predicted that an Asian team will win the 2011 World Cup."There was a time when Asian teams didn't have ... Read more...

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Pak will “have to give more than 100 per cent effort” to beat mighty Sri Lanka: Afridi


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Hambantota, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said that the comfortable win against Kenya gave Pakistan's World Cup crusade a good start, but they will have to give "more than ... Read more...

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Mohd. Akram backs India, Sri Lanka as favourites to bag World Cup 2011 glory


February 17th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Akram has tipped India and Sri Lanka as the topmost contenders to lift the coveted ICC World Cup 2011 trophy."India's doing very well; ... Read more...

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Afridi backs ‘cohesive and contributing’ Pak squad to bag World Cup glory


February 9th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 9(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said his squad is confident of performing well in the forthcoming World Cup as most of the players contributed towards the one-day series ... Read more...

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India’s football friendly against Gambia called off


September 13th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India's international football friendly match against Gambia slated for Sep 19 has been called off as chief coach Bob Houghton was not interested in playing African teams ... Read more...

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Robson’s mantra for Indian footballers: Get supremely fit


September 5th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Get supremely fit: That's the simple advice former England captain and manager Bryan Robson has for Indian footballers after watching them in a friendly against ... Read more...

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Uruguay is strong but so are we: Park


June 25th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Port Elizabeth, June 25 (DPA) South Korea coach Huh Jung Moo Friday paid his respects to Uruguay's stout defensive record in the World Cup, but said he was confident his players would ... Read more...

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Razzaq dismisses rumours about his retirement from Test cricket


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 23 (ANI): Dismissing speculation about his retirement from Test cricket, Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has said that he wants to continue playing in the longer version of the game."I ... Read more...

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Not retiring from Tests: Razzaq


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq Saturday dismissed speculation about his retirement from Test cricket, saying he wants to continue playing in the longer version of the game. "I have no ... Read more...

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Asian teams face tough challenge this time, says Sohail


April 30th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 30 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail believes the Twenty20 format is quickly evolving and the Asian teams can't take things for granted any more as sides like Australia and ... Read more...

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Hockey World Cup an eye-opener for all


March 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) If anything, the just-concluded men's Hockey World Cup was an eye-opener in more ways than one. For all their hopes and aspirations, India would have ... Read more...

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Korea in danger of missing World Cup semi-finals


March 6th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy and Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The woes of the Asian teams continued as Korea followed India and Pakistan to the brink of missing the semi-final cut even ... Read more...

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South Korea hoping for a rerun of 2002 (Team Profile)


November 30th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 30 (DPA) Having qualified for their seventh successive World Cup finals, South Koreans are now hoping that they will be able to come close to the success they achieved in ... Read more...

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Ignoring Razzaq a ‘big mistake’: Mohammad Akram


September 19th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.19 (ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Akram has criticised the selectors for ignoring all-rounder Abdul Razzaq for the ICC Champions Trophy, saying they have made a 'big mistake' by leaving ... Read more...

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Scoring in my 100th game was like a dream: Bhaichung


August 23rd, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) It was a perfect script for India captain Bhaichung Bhutia who was playing his 100th international match at the Ambedkar Stadium Sunday. The Indian skipper led the ... Read more...

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Indian Ice hockey team prepared for IIHF Challenge Cup


February 15th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Ladakh, Feb 15, (ANI): Indian Ice Hockey team is practising very hard in Jammu and Kashmirs Ladakh district for the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Challenge Cup which is scheduled ... Read more...

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Pakistan desperate for more games before Asia Cup hockey


January 13th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan's hockey officials are making desperate attempts to line up quality matches for the national team in a bid to prepare it for the Asia Cup in Dubai ... Read more...

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Indian players more confident after I took over: Houghton


October 17th, 2008 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) India's soccer coach Bob Houghton Thursday claimed that the confidence of team has gone up since he took over in 2006. He has also drawn up a two-year ... Read more...

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Pak will play in Dubai to make up for losses suffered this year


September 26th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi , Sept 26 (ANI): Pakistan will play cricket in the Gulf as part of a nine-million dollar deal to fill its coffers and make up for the losses it suffered ... Read more...

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Asian teams miss out on hockey medal yet again


August 20th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) For the second successive Olympic Games, there will be no Asian team on the podium at the hockey competition. Asian champions South Korea, who had an outside chance ... Read more...

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ICC hints at dropping Rawalpindi as Champs Trophy venue


August 12th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Aug 12 (ANI): The ICC delegation on a visit to Pakistan to assess the overall security situation ahead of the Champions Trophy, has said that it might suggest dropping Rawalpindi ... Read more...

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India will have to tighten their game against Tajikistan


July 31st, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) India had a lucky escape against Afghanistan in their opening Group A game of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup Wednesday night. It was ... Read more...

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Tough for India to win AFC Challenge Cup: Shyam Thapa


July 30th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Former India international Shyam Thapa is pained to see the falling standards of Indian football and does not think it has much of a chance at ... Read more...

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Dempo’s AFC quarter-final opponents to be decided Saturday


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India's Dempo Sporting Club will know their quarter-final opponents in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup after the draw is held at the headquarters of the Asian ... Read more...

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India in Barcelona group in Champions Youth Cup soccer


May 10th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India have been grouped with formidable clubs, Barcelona, PSV Eidenhoven and Flamengo, in the under-19 Champions Youth Cup football tournament in Malaysia from August 2-17. The 16-team ... Read more...

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Ranatunga wants Hair to umpire


March 21st, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, March 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Cricket Board chairman Arjuna Ranatunga might have had problems with controversial umpire Darrell Hair during his playing days but now he is ready to accept the ... Read more...

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National interest should come before club: Bhutia


February 17th, 2008 - 11:15 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's football captain Bhaichung Bhutia Sunday said the national team's performance alone can lift the popularity of the game in the country and obsession with club soccer ... Read more...

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