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Euro 2012: Spain coach Del Bosque rejects past glories


July 1st, 2012 - 7:20 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain's status as reigning European champions will not help them in their quest to retain the title in Sunday's Euro 2012 final, Spanish coach Vicente ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Germany can’t let Italy dictate, says Loew


June 28th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German coach Joachim Loew has warned his side will go all out to prevent Italy from dominating the ball in their Euro 2012 semifinal in ... Read more...

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Del Bosque warns of Italian threat in Euro 2012


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 3 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was wary of having Italy in the same group of the Euro 2012 football after the draw for the tournament was ... Read more...

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Pak plans to avenge cricket WC semi-final loss by defeating India on hockey field


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 2(ANI): Pakistan is hoping to avenge the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final loss at the hands of India by defeating the archrival in an upcoming encounter, this time on ... Read more...

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I am going through the best phase of my career: Yuvraj (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 24 (IANS) In-form Yuvraj Singh Thursday rated India's World Cup quarterfinal victory over Australia as special and said he was going through the best phase of his ... Read more...

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Beating the four-time World Champions is special: Yuvraj


March 25th, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 24 (IANS) In-form Yuvraj Singh Thursday rated India's victory over Australia as special and said the pressure of playing the four-time World Cup champions was something he ... Read more...

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Ponting’s 30th ODI ton takes Australia to 260/6 (Lead)


March 24th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 24 (IANS) Skipper Ricky Ponting roared back into form, cracking a timely century, as defending champions Australia set India a highly competitive 261-run target to win the ... Read more...

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West Indies finally find home support in Delhi


February 28th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The West Indies cricket team finally found some home support in the 2011 World Cup with a handful of Caribbean fans cheering for them during ... Read more...

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No more favourites, Australia begin their title defence Monday


February 20th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (IANS) For the first time, World champions Australia will start their title defence not as the favourites but banking heavily on their pace attack against Zimbabwe in a Group ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Canadian hockey captain ready for tough challenge


September 28th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) For Canada's veteran hockey captain Ken Pereira, the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games will be special. He is the first team sport player to be the flag bearer ... Read more...

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Mary Kom to spearhead India’s women boxing challenge in Asian Games


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Five-time world champions M.C. Mary Kom will lead the Indian women's boxing challenge in the Asian Games at Guangzhou, China in November. For the first time ... Read more...

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Menezes accepts offer to coach Brazil


July 24th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 24 (DPA) Mano Menezes succeeds Carlos Dunga as Brazil coach after the Corinthians boss accepted an offer Saturday from the Brazil football federation (CBF). The CBF had also expressed ... Read more...

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Watch Live Here: Spain and Netherlands set for 2010 FIFA World Cup final match


July 12th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- The 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands is set, as kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., EST. Nelson Mandela surprised the crowd in Johannesburg ... Read more...

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Spain beat Germany to reach first World Cup final


July 8th, 2010 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Durban, July 8 (DPA) Reigning European champions Spain reached their first World Cup final Wednesday by defeating Germany 1-0 at Durban Stadium thanks to Carles Puyol's second half goal. Puyol scored in the ... Read more...

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History beckons Dutch in Cape Town


July 5th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Cape Town, July 5 (IANS) There is a little bit of the Dutch in everything in Cape Town. The Netherlands will be enjoying their biggest fan base outside their country ... Read more...

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Germany completes hat-trick over Argentina


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 3 (DPA) In 1986, Argentina beat Germany in the final of the World Cup football in Mexico 3-2 to win their second title after 1978. Since then, the two countries ... Read more...

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Furious Dutch coach says Melo’s ’stamping’ “shame for Brazilian football’


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, July 3(ANI): Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has dismissed Brazil defender Felipe Melo's claims that Arjen Robben had provoked him into a stamp during Fridays' World Cup quarterfinal between the ... Read more...

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Pak recall ‘disgraced’ senior hockey players for Europe tour


July 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July1 (ANI): Just months after being blamed for leading Pakistan to a humiliating last-place finish in this year's hockey World Cup, Zeeshan Ashraf has returned as the national team's captain for ... Read more...

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Brazil set-up quarter-final clash with Netherlands (Lead)


June 29th, 2010 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 29 (DPA) The South Africa World Cup's first quarter-final pits Brazil against the Netherlands in Port Elizabeth Friday after both sides eased their way through Monday's Round of 16 matches. While ... Read more...

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Brazil trounce Chile, set up date with Dutch


June 29th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 29 (DPA) Five-time world champions Brazil scored twice within four minutes in a 3-0 drubbing of Chile Monday to set up a tantalising quarter-final showdown with the Netherlands. Juan struck a ... Read more...

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FIFA hails South Africa as ‘perfect’ host


June 27th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) Soccer World Cup governing body FIFA has hailed South Africa for being the "perfect" host of the tournament and said the country will now be considered as an ... Read more...

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Germany set up England clash, Ghana salvage African pride (Roundup)


June 24th, 2010 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) Three-time world champions Germany advanced to the last 16 of the World Cup Wednesday by defeating Ghana 1-0 to set up a clash with old rivals England. Despite the ... Read more...

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Germany, Ghana through after German victory (Lead)


June 24th, 2010 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) Three-time world champions Germany advanced to the Round of 16 by surviving a strong Ghana side 1-0 to win Group D and join the Africans in the knockout ... Read more...

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Germany look to avoid unspeakable disaster against Ghana


June 22nd, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 22 (DPA) Germany head into their final Group D game against Ghana at Soccer City Wednesday looking to avoid making unwanted history by failing to make it past the World ... Read more...

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Maradona praises his sensational team after victory (Second Lead)


June 17th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 17 (DPA) Argentine coach Diego Maradona praised his sensational team after a Gonzalo Higuain hat-trick took the side a giant step towards the World Cup knockout stage with a ... Read more...

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Higuain tricks as Argentina decimate South Korea 4-1 (Lead)


June 17th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 17 (DPA) Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick, the first of the tournament, as Argentina Thursday took a giant step towards the World Cup knockout stage with a comfortable 4-1 ... Read more...

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Higuain hat-trick gives Argentina easy win over South Korea


June 17th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 17 (DPA) Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick, the first of the tournament, as Argentina took a giant step towards the football World Cup knockout stage Thursday with a comfortable 4-1 ... Read more...

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Brazil was nervous against North Korea, says coach Dunga


June 16th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 16 (ANI): Brazil coach Dunga admitted his side had shown "nervousness and anxiety" in their World Cup opener against North Korea at Ellis Park before running out 2-1 winners.Maicon made ... Read more...

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Reigning champs Italy held to a draw by Paraguay


June 15th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 15 (DPA) Reigning champions Italy took advantage of a goalkeeping blunder to come back for a 1-1 draw with Paraguay in Monday's opening Group F match in Cape ... Read more...

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Germany masterful in 4-0 drubbing of Australia (Lead)


June 14th, 2010 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Durban, June 14 (DPA) Three-time world champions Germany warned doubters they are real title contenders Sunday with a 4-0 victory over 10-man Australia for the perfect start to their 2010 World ... Read more...

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Internet users favour Brazil to win World Cup


June 9th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, June 9 (DPA) Brazil is overwhelming choice of internet users to win the World Cup, according to a global survey released by the research group Nielsen. Some 34 percent of those quizzed ... Read more...

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Germany classy in win; Spain win late; Mexico trip up Italy


June 4th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, June 4 (DPA) Three-time world champions Germany put on an offensive display in beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1 in Thursday's 2010 World Cup warm-up action, while title-holders Italy fell against Mexico and Spain ... Read more...

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Can Italy defend the World cup tile? (Group F team profile)


May 31st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 31 (DPA) Only two nations have ever defended their football World Cup title. And reigning world champions Italy hope to become the first to win back-to-back crowns twice - and ... Read more...

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Australian team is shadow of 2006 (Group D team profile)


May 29th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 29 (DPA) Australia were one of the surprises of the 2006 World Cup in nearly reaching the quarter-finals. But fast forward to South Africa 2010 and the Aussies are only ... Read more...

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A young German team is one of the favourites (Group D team profile)


May 29th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, May 29 (DPA) Three-time world champions Germany impressed many at the 2006 World Cup with a young team. Now that group of players who finished third is joined by a ... Read more...

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