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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... 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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Olympic shooting: Narang to take stance amid high expectations


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Having clinched India's only medal at the 2012 London Olympics Monday, shooter Gagan Narang will be back in action Friday in the 50-metre rifle prone event ... Read more...

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Narang emerges out of Bindra’s shadow (Profile)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Indian rifle shooter Gagan Narang finally came out of the shadow of his more illustrious compatriot Abhinav Bindra by winning an Olympics bronze medal ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to resume ODI rivalry


July 20th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) The teams that took on each other in the 2011 World Cup finals will once again face off in a One-Day series with India looking ... Read more...

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Former Chinese football bosses jailed for bribery


June 13th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (China), June 13 (IANS) Two former Chinese football chiefs were sentenced Wednesday to more than a decade in jail for bribery.Nan Yong, the former director of the Chinese Football ... Read more...

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Krohn-Dehli strikes as Denmark shocks Netherlands


June 10th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Kharkiv, June 9 (IANS/RIANovosti) A first-half goal by Michael Krohn-Dehli allowed Denmark to pull off the first shock result of Euro 2012 with a 1-0 win over a wasteful Netherlands ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Ireland to again play on the big stage


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 3 (IANS) Whatever happens to his side in the European Championships, Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni deserves a vote of thanks from his adopted country for doing a magnificent ... Read more...

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Former Chinese soccer chief goes on trial for graft


April 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (Liaoning Province), April 25 (IANS) Former Chinese soccer chief credited with leading the Chinese team into their only World Cup finals was put on bribery trial here Wednesday.Nan Yong, ... Read more...

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Doeschate has no regrets for opting out of T20 cup qualifiers


March 30th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Dutchman Ryan ten Doeschate is disappointed at the Netherlands not making the cut for the Twenty20 World Cup, but has no regrets for skipping the tournament ... Read more...

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Shakira says she watches every match of soccer star beau


March 7th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer Shakira said she never misses a match where her boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique, is playing.Aware of the "dedication, commitment, discipline and ... Read more...

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Ireland drop O’Brien as he opts for Bangladesh T20 League


February 10th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 10 (IANS) Ireland cricket selectors have left wicket-keeper Niall O'Brien out of the side going to Kenya as he was not available for the entire duration of the ... Read more...

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World waiting for Indian football to emerge: Bayern legend Breitner


December 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Bayern Munich football legend Paul Breitner feels 162 ranked India must play regularly against top teams, not fearing embarrassing results, if it want to ... Read more...

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FIFA bribery probe: Trinidad and Tobago football chief quits


October 29th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Port Of Spain (Trinidad), Oct 29 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF;) president Oliver Camps has resigned after FIFA, the sport's world governing body, announced he was one of ... Read more...

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Sodhi all set to defend his shooting title


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India's double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi will look to defend his World Cup final title at Al Ain in the UAE Tuesday.Ronjan, ranked eighth, ... Read more...

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Zonal champions India off for Polo World Cup


September 27th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian team is off for the World Cup Polo Championships in San Luis, Argentina, to be played Oct 10-21.India, winners of the Asian-Australasian-African Championships ... Read more...

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Sanchez’s injury could hurt Chile in World Cup qualifiers


September 13th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago (Chile), Sep 13 (IANS) Chile's national soccer team may suffer in the soon-to-start qualifying matches for the 2014 Football World Cup finals in Brazil following the injury sustained by ... Read more...

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Spanish coach to stay on till 2014 Football World Cup


September 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he would continue in his position until the 2014 Football World Cup finals in Brazil.Del Bosque was speaking ... Read more...

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Spirited India hold UAE 2-2, but World Cup dreams over (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India put up a spirited performance to hold United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-2 in their home-leg but their FIFA World Cup dream ended Thursday as ... Read more...

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World Cup qualifier: Spirited India hold UAE 2-2, but lose 2-5 in aggregate


July 28th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India's FIFA World Cup dream ended Thursday as they drew the home-leg 2-2 but went down 2-5 in aggregate to the United Arab Emirates ... Read more...

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India looking to upset UAE in World Cup qualifiers


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Al Ain (Abu Dhabi), July 22 (IANS) An inspiring 2-1 win over Qatar will stand India in good stead when they take on the mighty United Arab Emirates (UAE) here ... Read more...

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Rudi Krol eager to coach Indian football team


May 6th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Former Dutch captain Rudi Krol, a veteran of two World Cup finals, is eager to coach the Indian football team, soccer officials say.The 62-year-old is ... Read more...

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India’s World Cup dream took shape years ago


April 3rd, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India won the World Cup before Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka did and their 1983 victory at Lord's destroyed the confidence of the West ... Read more...

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Night-long celebrations in Andhra Pradesh


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) It was Saturday night fever across Andhra Pradesh as cricket fans spent the whole night celebrating India's win in the World Cup finals.Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, ... Read more...

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Presidents, leaders, stars, industrialists at Wankhede


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Presidents of India and Sri Lanka, Pratibha Patil and Mahinda Rajapakse respectively, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan were among the ... Read more...

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Match referee falters as Sangakkara wins bizarre toss in second attempt


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 2 (ANI): Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara won a bizarre toss in his second attempt at the start of today's World Cup final against India.Match referee Jeff Crowe couldn't ... Read more...

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World Cup final: Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to bat first


April 2nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 2 (ANI): Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara won the crucial toss and elected to bat first in the high-profile clash against India in the World Cup final match being ... Read more...

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President Rajapaksa prays for Lankan team ahead of WC final


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tirupati, Apr 2 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the renowned Tirupati temple to pray for the success of his team ahead of the 2011 World Cup cricket final to be ... Read more...

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Ponting tips India to win World Cup, asks cricketers to learn from Sachin


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 2 (ANI): Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who had been part of the last four World Cup finals, has admitted that everyone around the world can draw inspiration from ... Read more...

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ICC confirms Lanka replacements for World Cup finals


April 1st, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr. 1 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 has approved Suraj Randiv as a replacement player for ... 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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PM hopes Indian team will keep up good work in WC final


April 1st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said he hoped the Indian team would keep up the good work in the World Cup cricket final ... Read more...

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Sonia wishes cricket team all the best


April 1st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday congratulated the Indian team for reaching the World Cup finals and expressed the hope that it wins against Sri ... Read more...

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Background checks of foreigners viewing Wold Cup finals


March 31st, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) The Mumbai police is carrying out background checks on all foreigners who have purchased tickets for the India-Sri Lanka World Cup final Saturday, a senior ... Read more...

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Indo-Lankan final: Maha Govt. declares Apr. 2 a holiday


March 31st, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 31 (ANI): Maharashtra Government has declared a holiday in government and semi-government offices in Mumbai and suburbs on April 2 on the occasion of the World Cup final to be ... Read more...

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