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Polish court to hear appeals by jailed Russian fans


July 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Warsaw will hold hearings Tuesday on the appeal by three Russian football fans jailed in Poland on charges of hooliganism during Euro ... Read more...

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Bayern’s Tymoshchuk considering his options


July 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bayern Munich midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk said Sunday that he is considering offers from a range of European clubs, including from Russia.The 33-year-old Ukrainian has ... Read more...

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UEFA fines Russia and Spain over racism


June 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nyon (Switzerland), June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and Spanish football federations have been fined 30,000 and 20,000 euros respectively for racist chanting by their fans at Euro 2012, UEFA ... Read more...

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CSKA coach leaps to Arshavin’s defence


June 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky said the Russian team and captain Andrei Arshavin in particular, do not deserve the harsh criticism they received following ... Read more...

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T20 World Cup ticket sales exceed 100,000


June 28th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 28 (IANS) More than 100,000 tickets have been sold for the ICC World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement here ... Read more...

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British government to boycott Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government will boycott Euro 2012, citing concerns about justice in co-host country Ukraine, the UK Foreign Office said.Senior politicians from Germany, France and ... Read more...

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Russian airline to send soccer fans free to Euro 2012


April 6th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS) Russia's flagship Aeroflot airline and the Russian Football Union signed an agreement to send Russian soccer fans to Euro 2012 free of charge in June.According to ... Read more...

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World Cup T20 ticket sales rise


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Ticket sales for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this year are on the rise after just one week of their start. More than 25 percent ... Read more...

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Real Madrid crush Ajax in Champions League


September 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 28 (IANS) Real Madrid achieved a comfortable 3-0 win at home over Ajax in the second of their Champions League football group games Tuesday night.The trio of ... Read more...

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Messi could hang up his Argentine boots: Grondona


July 15th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona warned that Lionel Messi could end his international career if the fans and the Argentine media continue their criticism ... Read more...

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Poor World Cup for African nations


March 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) It is a World Cup dominated by sub-continental teams and not an African Safari, as many believed seeing the all-round strength of the South African team.For ... Read more...

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Haddin backs ‘consistent leader’ Ponting’s captaincy


March 26th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 26(ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said that captain Ricky Ponting didn't allow his poor form in the World Cup group stage to affect his leadership duties.Ponting had scored 102 ... Read more...

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Vettori expected to play in WC quarterfinal against Proteas, Mills out


March 25th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 25(ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who missed the last two group games due to a knee injury, is expected to make his return in today's World Cup quarterfinal against ... Read more...

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Chelsea on alert eyeing Hiddink’s possible return


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Charismatic coach Guus Hiddink has put Chelsea on alert for a possible return to the club by admitting he is set to quit as Turkey boss if they ... Read more...

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After bowling success, Afridi to focus on batting


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Having led his side's bowling attack from the front in the World Cup group games, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi Tuesday said he would now focus ... Read more...

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England’s Trott forecasts turnaround in World Cup fortunes


March 5th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar. 5 (ANI): England one-drop batsman Jonathan Trott believes that his side will effect a turnaround in their World Cup fortunes when they take on South Africa on March 6.Andrew Strauss's ... Read more...

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Our young team is not haunted by chokers tag: Kallis


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Jacques Kallis has been part of the South African teams which went to the World Cup as 'favourites' only to choke when it came to the crunch. ... Read more...

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Morgan’s ‘quicker than expected’ return to cricket leaves England camp ‘red faced’


February 15th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Injured England batsman Eoin Morgan has said that he would be back to full fitness much sooner than anticipated, leaving the team's medical staff red faced.Ravi Bopara replaced ... Read more...

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This Indian team can fight till the last ball: Harbhajan (Interview, World Cup Countdown)


February 8th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Harbhajan Singh lists a whole lot of pointers to cite why India can hope to go far in the upcoming World Cup, the uppermost ... Read more...

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UEFA Committee approves EURO 2012 match list


October 4th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Executive Committee on Monday completed its meeting in Minsk, Belarus and approved the official match schedule for the forthcoming UEFA ... Read more...

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After Sania, 3 women TT players skip opening ceremony


October 3rd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Three Indian women table tennis players - Mouma Das, Poulomi Ghatak, Shamini Kumaresan - Sunday decided to miss the grand opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games as ... Read more...

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North Korean football team publicly humiliated for WC performance


July 30th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 30 (ANI): North Korea's football team was publicly criticized for six hours for their dismal performance in the 2010 World Cup, and were charged of 'betraying' the Supreme Leader's heir ... Read more...

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Bullish Argentina confident of victory over South Korea


June 16th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 16 (DPA) Controversial Argentina coach, Diego Maradona, has predicted victory for his team against South Korea in a World Cup Group B match at Soccer City in Johannesburg Thursday. Both teams ... Read more...

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Robben joins Dutch squad but won’t play against Denmark


June 13th, 2010 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 13 (DPA) Arjen Robben joined the Dutch soccer World Cup squad in South Africa Saturday after recovering from a hamstring injury. But coach Bert van Marwijk reiterated that he did ... Read more...

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This day in World Cup history


June 9th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 9 (DPA) This day in World Cup history - June 10. 1934 - Luis Fernando Monti becomes the first player to play in two World Cup finals. After appearing for Argentina ... Read more...

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2006 World Cup defeat against France helped us come out on top: Torres


June 6th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 6(ANI): Spanish striker Fernando Torres believes that being outclassed by a Zinedine Zidane-inspired France at the 2006 World Cup in Germany helped his national team turn into world ... Read more...

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England footballers get specialised masks for World Cup preparation


May 18th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) England footballers will get oxygen masks as a part of their altitude training programme, in Austria, that have been carefully prepared to ensure that they are ready for ... Read more...

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Wiping out the humlition of 1982! (Comment)


March 1st, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
By Veturi Srivatsa Has India's chief hockey coach Jose Brasa led the Pakistanis up the garden path by repeatedly saying that the Indians should not set a rollicking pace like they did in ... Read more...

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FIFA warns football fans over sale of fake World Cup tickets online


February 27th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 27 (ANI): FIFA has warned that thousands of fake or bogus tickets for the football World Cup this summer in South Africa are being sold on websites for many times ... Read more...

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German football federation admits poor World Cup ticket sales


January 19th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, Jan 19 (DPA) The German football federation (DFB) admitted Tuesday that ticket sales for this summer's World Cup in South Africa are much lower than previously forecast. DFB general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach ... Read more...

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England fans to sleep in ship crates during World Cup


December 11th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.11 (ANI): England football fans will be put up in ship crates during the World Cup as a cheap alternative to hotels, the Daily Star reports.The 50-pound-a-night windowless steel units can ... Read more...

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Super Eagles and Indomitable Lions reach South Africa


November 15th, 2009 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 15 (DPA) Nigeria's Super Eagles and Cameroon's Indomitable Lions Saturday secured their places at the World Cup finals in South Africa next year with important victories in their final group ... Read more...

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Internet not TV to screen England Vs Ukraine World Cup qualifier


October 5th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.5 (ANI): England's World Cup qualifier in Ukraine on Saturday will be the country's first ever competitive match to be screened exclusively live on the internet.Fans wanting to watch the game ... Read more...

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Clarke’s recurring back problem rules him out of Australia’s first Champions Trophy match


September 26th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Sep 26(ANI): Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia first Champions Trophy clash on Saturday against West Indies following recurring back problems that continue to trouble the batsman.Clarke ... Read more...

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UEFA to experiment with five referees to stop diving cheats


August 28th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28(ANI): UEFA president Michel Platini has said the union will introduce five referees in every game in an experiment to stop players from cheating to earn penalties.The decision came ... Read more...

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