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Netherlands open World Cup campaign with win


September 8th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 8 (IANS) World Cup runners-up the Netherlands opened their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Turkey here.After the early disappointing Euro 2012 exit, Louis ... Read more...

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Maradona brands Riquelme traitor


July 19th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has branded Juan Roman Riquelme a traitor for leaving Boca Juniors, local media reported.Riquelme announced his decision to quit ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho’s debut for Atletico Mineiro debut put off


June 7th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) Ronaldinho's debut for Atletico Mineiro has been delayed because the club has yet to register his name with Brazil's football confederation.Atletico Mineiro had hoped ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho’s Atletico Mineiro debut postponed


June 6th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 6 (IANS) Brazilian football star Ronaldinho's debut for Atletico Mineiro has been delayed because the club has yet to register his name with the country's football ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Police raid casts shadow on Italian team’s fate


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 3 (IANS) Days away from the Euro 2012 opener, a police raid on Italy's pre-tournament training camp has cast a shadow on the team's fate.Well-known defender Domenico ... Read more...

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Adriano to have surgery on left foot


April 7th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Former Inter Milan and Roma striker Adriano insists he can still be a part of Brazil's 2014 World Cup campaign despite another injury setback. ... Read more...

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2014 World Cup title a must for Brazil: Coach Parreira


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) Former national coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has said Brazil's 2014 World Cup campaign will be considered a failure if the team does not ... Read more...

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Praveen Kumar ruled out of Australia series


November 29th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) India's medium pacer Praveen Kumar was ruled out of the on-going One-Day International series against the West Indies and also from the forthcoming Test series in ... Read more...

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World Cup campaign starts with Sep 2 match: Sabella


August 31st, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) New Argentine soccer coach Alejandro Sabella Wednesday said the country's campaign for the 2014 World Cup will start with the Sep 2 FIFA official international friendly ... Read more...

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Fletcher to take over Indian cricket team after Windies tour (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Former England coach Duncan Fletcher was Wednesday named India's coach for the next two years and is likely to take charge after the two-month tour of ... Read more...

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Finn backs Strauss to continue as Test and one-day captain


April 24th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Fast bowler Steve Finn has backed Andrew Strauss to continue his dual role as Test and one-day captain, despite England's dismal performance at 2011 World Cup.Strauss is now ... Read more...

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Our plans for Indians didn’t work in World Cup semifinal clash: Umar Gul


April 15th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul, who was wayward and expensive in his spell against India in the March 30 World Cup semifinal clash, has expressed his disappointment over losing ... Read more...

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Strauss, Hussey wickets my favourites in World Cup: Zaheer


April 14th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 14 (IANS) India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan rates the wickets of England captain Andrew Strauss and Australia's Michael Hussey as his favourites during the team's victorious World ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak World Cup semifinal helped break the ice between both nations: Gilani


April 12th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 12(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has termed the March 30 Indo-Pak World Cup semifinal match as a stepping stone for improved relations between the two countries.Gilani had ... Read more...

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Bollinger says he is fit to play in IPL


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 5 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger has said he is fit to play for defending champions Chennai Supoer Kings when the Indian Premier League starts this week.Reports emerged ... Read more...

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Petition filed to refrain Shahbaz from hosting reception for Pakistan cricket team


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 3(ANI): An application has been filed in the Lahore High Court, seeking suspension of a reception event being hosted by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to acknowledge the performance of ... Read more...

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Pak cricket team deserves credit for reaching World Cup semi-final: Amir


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 3(ANI): Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir feels the national cricket team deserves credit for reaching the last four stage of the ICC World Cup 2011."The boys did okay. They deserve ... Read more...

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Yousuf lauds Afridi for “impressive” captaincy during Pak’s World Cup campaign


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 3(ANI): Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf has praised Shahid Afridi for his "impressive" captaincy during the ICC World Cup 2011, saying that he had gelled the team well throughout the ... Read more...

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Gambhir, Dhoni take India closer to World Cup crown


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir(96 not out) and MS Dhoni (59 not out) took India closer to the Sri Lanka's 275-run target in the World Cup final at ... Read more...

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Wankhede cheers for Muralitharan in his swansong match


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan got a huge round of applause from the packed Wankhede Stadium when he rolled his arm for one last ... Read more...

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Gambhir scores fifty, Indian stay in hunt at 124/3 in 25 overs


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir (60 not out) and Virat Kohli (35) kept India in sight of Sri Lanka's 275-run target in the World Cup final here Saturday.Gambhir ... Read more...

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Chasing 275, India consolidate after bad start


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Chasing a 275-run target, India recovered from a bad start to go into the first drinks break after 15 overs at 81 for two with ... Read more...

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Malinga dismisses Tendulkar


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's fast bowler Lasith Malinga brought an abrupt end to Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup campaign by sending him back for just 18 runs in ... Read more...

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Intikhab praises Pak squad for ‘playing as a unit’ during 2011 World Cup


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 2(ANI): Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam has praised the national squad for having playing as a unit throughout the 2011 World Cup.Praising the team spirit, Intikhab said that ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket fans backing Sri Lanka to defeat ‘enemy’ India in 2011 World Cup final


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): Vanquished Pakistan will be backing Sri Lanka to defeat India in the 2011 World Cup final on Saturday in view of the age-old proverb that 'the enemy of the ... Read more...

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Team India members to get Hyundai Verna if they win World Cup


April 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.1 (ANI): Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the largest exporter and second largest car manufacturer in India, and the official 'Car Partner' of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, today ... Read more...

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Tactician Clarke needs to be ‘firm and formal’ with Oz players: Warne


April 1st, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 1 (ANI): Former bowling legend Shane Warne has said that new Australia skipper Michael Clarke is a very good tactician, but will need to be more firm in terms of ... Read more...

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“I’m not going to be the new Ricky Ponting”, says new Australian captain Clarke


March 30th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 30(ANI): Michael Clarke has taken over the Australian Test and one-day cricket captaincy from Ricky Ponting, who stepped down following his World Cup campaign debacle, with Shane Watson being named ... Read more...

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Haddin confident of retaining Oz wicketkeeper-batsman position


March 27th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27(ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin reckons that his impressive World Cup campaign has tightened his position as first-choice wicketkeeper in all formats.Haddin's grip on the wicketkeeper-batsman position had looked uncertain ... Read more...

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Oz WC campaign deeply flawed, time for the next generation to come in: Roebuck


March 26th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 26 (ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck feels that Australia's 2011 World Cup campaign was deeply flawed, and believes that even before the quarterfinal exit to India, the writing was ... Read more...

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Depressed Yardy flies back home ahead of Sri Lanka clash


March 24th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) England all-rounder Michael Yardy has decided to return home citing depression ahead of the team's crucial World Cup quarter-final against Sri lanka here Saturday."Leaving at this ... Read more...

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“I still remain the fastest bowler in this World Cup”: Shoaib Akhtar


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 23(ANI): Pakistan's fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who desires to reach the 250-ODI wicket landmark before retiring from international cricket at the end of the ICC World Cup 2011, has ... Read more...

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Collingwood to undergo knee surgery after World Cup


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): To prolong his international career, Paul Collingwood will undergo knee surgery immediately after England's World Cup campaign ends.The all-rounder, who has already announced his retirement from Test cricket ... Read more...

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Ponting quashes talk about his retirement, vows to play after WC


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 23 (ANI): Under attack Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has quashed speculation that he will retire as Test captain if Australia loses tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final against India.The Daily Mail had ... Read more...

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CA divided over Ponting as captain after World Cup


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Ricky Ponting's nine-year tenure as Australia's captain might end after the World Cup as Cricket Australia (CA) is divided over retaining him as skipper for next ... Read more...

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