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Spain begin World Cup defence with hard fought win


September 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Reigning football World Cup champions Spain needed an 87th minute goal from striker Roberto Soldado to begin their title defence with a 1-0 win away ... Read more...

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Strange that World Cup winners need to qualify: Casillas


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), Sep 11 (IANS) Spain captain Iker Casillas says that as defending World Cup champions, it felt strange to battle in out in the qualifiers for the 2014 edition.Spain ... Read more...

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Barcelona in 60 million-euro deal for Neymar


July 16th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) Barcelona has reportedly won the race to sign Brazilian sensation Neymar by securing a 60 million-euro deal for the striker.The Catalan club is hopeful ... Read more...

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Groom more youngsters like Kohli, say Indian fans


March 25th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) India might be the reigning World Cup champions in one-day cricket, but the team's recent loss of form and dismal performances in England and Australia ... Read more...

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Dwyer receives FIH ‘Player of the year’ award


December 10th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Dec 10 (IANS) Australian hockey superstar Jamie Dwyer was honoured with the men's FIH Player of the Year for 2011 while compatriot Matthew Swann won the Young Player award.It ... Read more...

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All set for Messi magic Friday


September 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) An Indian history is only hours away from the making, with the first ever FIFA Official International Friendly in the country set to kick off Friday ... Read more...

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Venezuelans dwarfed by Argentinian star presence


September 1st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) It takes two teams to play a football match. But Friday's international friendly game seems so Argentina-centric that Venezuela has virtually been overshadowed by the star ... Read more...

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India slip to third place in ODI Championship


August 1st, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS) World Champions India slipped one place to third in International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International championship table released Monday.India's slide in the rankings can be attributed ... Read more...

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Sammy exhorts teammates to focus on India


May 25th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), May 25 (IANS) West Indies captain Darren Sammy said the team is disappointed to lose the second Test against Pakistan, but asked his players to draw positives ... Read more...

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India fined for maintaining slow over-rate


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) World Cup champions India have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday.Indian captain Mahendra ... Read more...

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Proudest moment of my life, says Sachin


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) A highly emotional Sachin Tendulkar will finally have the World Cup champions memento in his cabinet of trophies. Sachin said it was the "proudest moment ... Read more...

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India wins toss, elects to bat first against Pak in Mohali encounter


March 30th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar 30 (ANI): Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the crucial toss and elected to bat first in the World Cup semi-final game against Pakistan in Mohali.Indian pacer Ashish Nehra ... Read more...

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Pak PM Gilani arrives in Mohali


March 30th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar 30 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, along with a 45-member delegation, arrived in Mohali to watch the World Cup semi-final clash between India and Pakistan.He was received ... Read more...

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Sports and politics should be treated separately: Mukherjee


March 30th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar.30 (ANI): Ahead of the Word Cup semi final match between India and Pakistan on March 30, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said sports should not be mixed with politics.Referring ... Read more...

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Agnivesh raps Manmohan Singh for inviting Pak PM to watch WC semi final


March 30th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Mar 30 (ANI): Maoist sympathiser Swami Agnivesh has criticised Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for inviting his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Mohali to witness the World Cup semi ... 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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Hussey unfazed with Yuvraj’s barbs about Oz chances in WC quarterfinal


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar 22(ANI): Australian batsman Michael Hussey has hit back at Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, who said that his team is targeting seizing the moment and capitalize on the defending World Cup ... Read more...

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Minister, PSB officials congratulate Pak team on win over Australia


March 20th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Pakistan's Sports Minister Shaukat Ullah, the Director General of the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Syed Amir Hamza Gilani, and the PSB Secretary, Aziz Bilour, have congratulated the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka start World Cup campaign with a huge win (Second Lead)


February 20th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka, runners-up in 2007, started their World Cup campaign in style with a massive 210-run win over Canada in a Group A match here ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cannot take Canada lightly (Preview)


February 19th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Feb 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka, Cricket World Cup finalists four years ago, will not take Canada lightly when they open their campaign in the 2011 edition at the ... Read more...

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Clarke says World Cup warm-up games more about ‘giving blokes an opportunity’


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 17(ANI): Australia has been playing anything like the defending World Cup champions since they arrived in India, but vice-captainMichael Clarke claims that the two warm-up games have been a "good ... Read more...

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England eyeing million-pound bonus for outright Ashes series win


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 2(ANI): England's cricketers are in line to share an unprecedented one million pound bonus if they win the Ashes series outright.England took an unassailable 2-1 lead after crushing Australia at ... Read more...

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Dywer, Aymar win international hockey awards


November 13th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Montreux (Switzerland), Nov 13 (IANS) Australia's Jamie Dwyer and Luciana Aymar of Argentina were voted 2010 International Hockey Federation's (FIH) Players of the Year, with Germany's Tobias Hauke and Zhao Yudiao of ... Read more...

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Scotland announces rugby squad for Commonwealth Games


August 11th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Scotland Wednesday announced its 12-man rugby sevens squad for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games here. The squad, nominated by Scottish Rugby team last month, will be travelling to ... Read more...

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An eighth world champion will be crowned


July 8th, 2010 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Durban, July 8 (DPA) Either Spain or the Netherlands will become the eighth nation to be crowned World Cup champions Sunday as one team will win their first world title. South Africa 2010 ... Read more...

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Pakistan a ‘dangerous’ Twenty20 team when they want to be: Johnson


July 5th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5(ANI): Ahead of Monday's opening Twenty20 game against Pakistan in Birmingham, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup champions are a dangerous side because ... Read more...

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Kites flying off Kolkata shopping shelves as WC fever takes a grip


June 17th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 17 (ANI): Kites with images of the 2010 World Cup trophy and flags of countries like Brazil, Denmark, and Argentina are selling like hotcakes in Kolkata.Kite makers here have ... Read more...

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Nigeria target all-out victory against Greece


June 16th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bloemfontein (South Africa), June 16 (DPA) Nigeria and Greece clash Thursday with each side knowing that failure to secure a first win at the World Cup would compromise their chances of making ... Read more...

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We need luck to be World Cup champions, says Messi


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 3 (IANS) Lionel Messi says Argentine manager Diego Maradona has given him the right to play freely in his own style in the football World Cup in South Africa. ... Read more...

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Brazil feel the familiar weight of being favoured (Group G team profile)


June 1st, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 1 (DPA) Five-time football World Cup champions Brazil arrive in South Africa, as always, among the favourites to take top spot at the finals. With a deeper ... Read more...

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Pak suffer double blow as Gul, Arafat ruled out of Twenty20 World Cup


April 19th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 19(ANI): Defending Twenty20 World Cup champions Pakistan have suffered a major blow, as fast bowler Umar Gul and all-rounder Yasir Arafat have been ruled out of the Twenty20 World Cup ... Read more...

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England will outmuscle other teams in 2010 World Cup: Ancelotti


December 24th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24(ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti reckons that the England side has enough players to outmuscle other teams during the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa.Ancelotti is convinced that ... Read more...

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FIFA World Cup Schedule 2010 Has Been Declared


December 5th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena KarDec. 05, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the year of 2009 is coming to a close, FIFA World Cup fever is grabbing more and more people in different parts of the world. ... Read more...

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Oz cricket powerbrokers deny wanting fixtures against India reduced


November 5th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Nov.5 (ANI): Powerbrokers of Cricket Australia (CA) have denied wanting the volume of fixtures against India to be reduced, though they are intent on shaving matches off a cramped international schedule.Cricket ... Read more...

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