world cup football

FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrives in India


March 9th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived here Friday afternoon to inspect the infrastructure in the country before awarding the Under-17 World Cup football to All ... Read more...

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Celebrating India at cultural festival in Berlin


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 2 (IANS) Fascinating yoga performances, melodious music, dazzling cultural programmes and colourful costumes took thousands of participants on an unforgettable journey of India and the world as ... Read more...

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Art of Living brings Indian culture carnival to Berlin (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 30 (IANS) An estimated 70,000 people from 151 countries are expected to congregate at the Olympic Stadium in the German capital over the weekend as the Art of ... Read more...

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Training without Bhaichung feels different: Chettri


June 18th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India striker Sunil Chettri said he was missing former captain Bhaichung Bhutia during the national team's practice session for the World Cup football qualifiers at ... Read more...

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Italy’s World Cup-winning coach dies


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Dec 22 (IANS/AKI) Enzo Bearzot, the coach who led Italy to victory in the 1982 World Cup football tournament, has died. He was 83.Bearzot, who passed away here Tuesday, had been ... Read more...

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Coe’s dream of taking kids to World Cup shattered


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) The dream of Sebastian Coe, chairman of 2012 London Olympics organising committee, of going with his kids to watch World Cup football matches in England was shattered ... Read more...

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Qatar Would Be Hosting World Cup 2022


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It came up as a huge shock to most football-lovers, when the nation, that could never qualify for the World Cup Football, was handed over the ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas banned for Saturday’s Harvard-Yale game


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.19 (ANI): Vuvuzelas, the slim obnoxious horns that were a constant fixture at soccer games during this year's World Cup football tournament in South Africa, will not have a ... Read more...

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‘Vuvuzela’, ’spillcam’ make their way to ‘Top Words of 2010′


November 15th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): This year's major events seem to have coined new terms too - 'spillcam' and 'vuvuzala' for instance, are amongst the top words of 2010.While 'spillcam' refers to ... Read more...

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Waka Waka! This time in Africa: Manmohan Singh


November 11th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 11 (IANS) Taking a cue perhaps from Shakira's theme song at the 2010 World Cup Football, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday met with Ethiopian counterpart Meles Zenawi ... Read more...

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S.African artists, designers to reinvent Vuvuzelas as earrings


November 10th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.10 (ANI): The much reviled and controversial plastic horns that were the highlight of this year's football World Cup, Vuvuzela, are likely to be reinvented as earrings. A panel of South ... Read more...

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Gazza facing jail for drunk driving


October 21st, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): Former England World Cup football star Paul Gascoigne has been warned that he faces being jailed after he admitted driving drunk more than four times the acceptable legal limit. ... Read more...

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CWG organisers have no sense of national pride (Comment)


September 25th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli A sporting extravaganza is more than just a matter of fun and games. Hitler was one of the first to realise that a successful event can burnish a country's ... Read more...

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Probe rising dope cases among sportspersons: Malhotra


September 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The growing list of dope offenders among Indian sportspersons ahead of the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games is a "serious" matter and a high-level probe should be ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas part of Commonwealth Games merchandise


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Vuvuzela, the trumpet which was centre of attraction at the World Cup football in South Africa, will blow loud during the Commonwealth Games as it was ... Read more...

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No vuvuzelas, please, we sing in Europe: UEFA


September 1st, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 1 (DPA) The noisy vuvuzela trumpet which featured prominently among fans at the World Cup football in South Africa was Wednesday outlawed by the ruling body UEFA for its events ... Read more...

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I should have sent off de Jong in World Cup final: Webb


August 26th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (DPA) Referee Howard Webb admitted Thursday that he should have shown Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong a straight red card for his foul on Xabi Alonso in July's World ... Read more...

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Rooney backs England’s 2018 World Cup bid


August 26th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Ace striker Wayne Rooney has vowed to play in 2018 World Cup while backing England's bid to host the mega event.Rooney took a FIFA inspection team around Old ... Read more...

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Mobile phone with ring tone loud as vuvuzela


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A mobile phone that blares out a 100 decibel ring tone as loud as a vuvuzela - the plastic horn that hit the headlines during the recent World ... Read more...

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“Oracle octopus” Paul, a symbol of decandent West: Ahmadinejad


July 28th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, July 28 (ANI): Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Paul the "oracle octopus" is a symbol of all that is wrong with the Western world.Shifting temporarily away from his favourite targets ... Read more...

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England manager’s job is “a poisoned chalice”, says Fergie


July 17th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): The England manager's job is "a poisoned chalice", says Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, which is why he has turned it down twice."I've been asked to ... Read more...

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Police arrest 235 people in World Cup illegal gambling blitz


July 16th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 16 (DPA) Some 235 people were arrested and betting slips worth $46.3 million were seized in a month-long operation against illegal gambling on World Cup football matches, police said ... Read more...

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Winning the World Cup is a dream come true, says Fabregas


July 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Spanish football star and Gunners skipper Cesc Fabregas has said that he is still pinching himself to make sure that he was a part of the world ... Read more...

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After World Cup, runner Semenya is South Africa’s hope


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Pretoria, July 12 (IANS) Now that World Cup football is over, it is champion middle-distance runner Caster Semenya who will be the cynosure of the sports loving South African.Semenya,19, became ... Read more...

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Nadal leads in unchanged ATP top 10


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 12 (DPA) Rafael Nadal of Spain led the way in an unchanged top 10 in the ATP tennis rankings issued Monday. The French Open and Wimbledon champion Nadal, who watched ... Read more...

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Zuma hails South Africans for historic, vibrant World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday thanked all South African citizens for the patriotism they showed during the World Cup football tournament. South Africa was coming to the end ... Read more...

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Top four finishers at the World Cup football


July 11th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) All the top four finishers at the World Cup football. 1930: Uruguay, Argentina, no play-off for third place1934: Italy, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria1938: Italy, Hungary, Brazil, Sweden1950: Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, ... Read more...

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Germans quietly happy about third place at World Cup


July 11th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 11 (DPA) Germans quietly celebrated third place of their World Cup football team on a sweltering Saturday night amid hopes for more success in the future. The start of school holidays ... Read more...

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Davis Cup holders Spain crash out against France (Lead)


July 10th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Clermont-Ferrand (France), July 10 (DPA) Holders Spain spectacularly crashed out of the Davis Cup quarterfinals Saturday, a 3-0 victim of France, with the Iberians hoping the loss will not foreshadow their ... Read more...

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‘South Africa to enjoy long-term benefits from World Cup’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup football has transformed international perceptions of South Africa and can be used as a platform for long-term growth, organizing committee chief executive Danny Jordaan ... Read more...

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Spain in strife with 2-0 Davis Cup deficit against France


July 10th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Clermont-Ferrand (France), July 10 (DPA) Holders Spain face a fight for life without Rafael Nadal after France took a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal tie. The hosts now ... Read more...

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Dry conditions expected for World Cup final


July 10th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) The World Cup football final between Spain and the Netherlands here Sunday will be played in dry conditions, according to the latest forecast from the South African ... Read more...

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Taiwan plans to join World Cup in 2038


July 10th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, July 10 (DPA) Taiwan plans to participate in the World Cup football tournament by 2038, a sports official said Saturday. Lu Kun-shan, director of the Chinese-Taipei Football Association, said the World Cup ... Read more...

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Sergio out to fulfill his father’s dream


July 9th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 9 (IANS) The Busquets family in Barcelona is planning a big celebration Sunday as their son Sergio is hours away from fulfilling his father Carles' dream ... Read more...

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German football boss upbeat Loew will stay as coach


July 9th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (DPA) German football supremo Theo Zwanziger expressed optimism Friday that national team coach Joachim Loew would renew his contract after the World Cup football. "There's no deal. But the chances ... Read more...

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