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FIFA’s secretary-general assures Brazil will be ready for World Cup


January 21st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (IANS) FIFA's Secretary-General Jerome Valcke has praised Brazil's preparations for the 2014 football World Cup.Valcke came to Brazil Friday on a routine inspection escorted by ... Read more...

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O’Brien hoping for an encore of Bangalore knock


August 25th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Ireland's charismatic batsman Kevin O'Brien said he would love to tonk the England side the way he did in Bangalore in the World Cup when the ... Read more...

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Akram backs Shoaib to play against India


March 26th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram Saturday backed the inclusion of fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for the team's World Cup semi-final against India, saying the ... Read more...

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Pawar praises ICC Cricket World Cup as ‘potentially the greatest ever’


March 21st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar today praised the excitement of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 calling it potentially the greatest and most dramatic ever.As ... Read more...

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Proteas’ run chase against India their highest in World Cup


March 13th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 13 (IANS) South Africa's successful run chase of 300/6 against India Saturday is their highest in World Cup history.The other highlights:* Dale Steyn has become the sixth ... Read more...

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Sachin becomes first to score 2000 runs in World Cups (Match highlights)


March 10th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar here Wednesday became the first batsman to aggregate 2,000 runs in World Cup history.He scored 27 runs in India's five-wicket win during ... Read more...

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Strauss hails ‘astrologer’ Warne for rightly predicting India-England tie


March 1st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Mar 1 (ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has hailed spin legend Shane Warne as a genius after the former Australian spin king correctly predicted that Sunday's World Cup clash with India ... Read more...

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Oz pacer Tait back to his best in World Cup 2011


February 28th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.28 (ANI): Australian right-arm quick Shaun Tait appears to have come back from the dead as far as his cricketing fortunes are concerned.There was a time when he was nearly lost ... Read more...

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Tendulkar slams record fifth World Cup century


February 27th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 27(ANI): Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar scored his fifth World Cup century during the Group B game against England at Bangalore's M. Chinaswamy Stadium on Sunday.It makes him the ... Read more...

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Statistics make Brett Lee greatest bowler in World Cup history


February 18th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 18 (ANI): In the 36-year history of the cricket World Cup, no bowler has taken wickets as consistently, as Australia's Brett Lee, statistics indicate.Lee, who will lead Australia's attack during ... Read more...

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English referee sets world record by dishing out 15 cards in FIFA WC final


July 12th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 12 (ANI): English referee Howard Webb created World Cup history last night by dishing out a record 15 cards in a brutal final between Spain and the Netherlands.The Yorkshire cop ... Read more...

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Iniesta goal gives Spain World Cup glory (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta became a legend Sunday by scoring in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in ... Read more...

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Spain end long wait for football’s Holy Grail


July 12th, 2010 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Viva Espania! Spain crowned their meteoric rise to football grandeur Sunday by lifting the World Cup for the first time in the country's history. Andres Iniesta netted the ... Read more...

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Spain beat Dutch to capture first World Cup title (Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta's goal late in extra time guided Spain to a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands Sunday and their first ever World Cup title. Barcelona star Iniesta, who ... Read more...

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Spain clinch maiden World Cup title


July 12th, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Spain captured their first World Cup title Sunday by beating the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time. Andres Iniesta scored the title-winning goal for Spain in the 116th minute in ... Read more...

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Ozil will rule the world even if Germany fails to beat Spain: Klose


July 7th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 7 (ANI): Germany's striker Miroslav Klose, who is just a goal away from becoming the World Cup's all-time leading goal scorer, believes that teammate Mesut Ozil will rule the world ... Read more...

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Gerrard asks players to beat Germany and secure place in history


June 27th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 27 (ANI): England skipper Steven Gerrard has asked his players to secure their place in World Cup history in Bloemfontein today by beating Germany and lead the country to the ... Read more...

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Argentina-Mexico: It’s all or nothing and a rematch of 2006


June 26th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Argentina will be out to confirm their good World Cup football form Sunday when they face Mexico in a repeat of their Round of 16 encounter four years ... Read more...

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Holders Italy eliminated, Slovakia advance with historic win (Lead)


June 24th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) For the first time in World Cup history, both finalists of the previous championship failed to advance from the first round as reigning champions Italy were eliminated from ... 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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Portugal destroy North Korea with sparkling football (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 21 (DPA) Portugal exploded into life to demolish North Korea 7-0 Monday, taking a massive step toward qualifying from Group G and consigning the plucky communist nation to elimination ... Read more...

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Portugal run riot over North Korea for first win (Lead)


June 21st, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 21 (DPA) Portugal took command of their Group G football World Cup match with three goals in seven minutes to demolish North Korea 7-0 Monday and took a ... Read more...

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Frustrated Brazil work past North Korea 2-1


June 16th, 2010 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 16 (DPA) Five-times world champions Brazil struggled over long stretches against a stingy North Korea defence before collecting a 2-1 victory in their Group G opener Tuesday at Ellis Park ... Read more...

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This day in World Cup history — June 11


June 11th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) This day in World Cup football history -- June 11. June 111933 - The first-ever World Cup qualifying match is played between Sweden and Estonia in Stockholm. The host ... Read more...

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Bafana eager to show numbers mean nothing


June 10th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) When South Africa take on Mexico in Friday's football World Cup opening match in Soccer City, the outcome should be clear. Mexico is ranked the 17th best country ... Read more...

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This day in World Cup history


June 9th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 9 (DPA) This day in World Cup history - June 10. 1934 - Luis Fernando Monti becomes the first player to play in two World Cup finals. After appearing for Argentina ... Read more...

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North Korean striker confident of beating Brazil


June 9th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Jun 9 (ANI): North Korean striker Jong Tae Se is confident that his side will beat five time champion Brazil on Tuesday.North Korea is making its first appearance at the tournament ... Read more...

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Algeria, Yebda look to inspirational 1982 surprise team


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Herzogenaurach (Germany), June 3 (DPA) Going back into the annals of World Cup history, one of the biggest upsets came at Spain 1982 when Algeria defeated reigning European champions West Germany in ... Read more...

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Can Bafana Bafana keep host streak alive? (Group A team profile)


May 26th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) Every host nation of the previous 18 World Cups has advanced past the first round. That streak is in serious peril as South Africa face a paramount task ... Read more...

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Controversial 1966 World Cup goal not legitimate, admits England’s hat-trick hero


April 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1(ANI): England's legendary 1966 World Cup winning hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst has admitted that the controversial goal in the final against West Germany, which had football fans and pundits ... Read more...

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Hockey World Cup: Germany strikes form, Dutch unstoppable (Roundup)


March 4th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth New Delhi, Mar 3 (IANS) Defending champions Germany struck form with vengeance, spanking Canada 6-0, while three times winners the Netherlands moved closer to a semi-final berth with a clinical ... Read more...

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Germany toy with Canada in Hockey World Cup (Lead)


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Avishek RoyNew Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Defending champions Germany sounded a warning to their rivals with a 6-0 pounding of Canada in their second pool A match of the Hockey World ... Read more...

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Taekema hat-trick takes Netherlands to 3-0 win over Argentina


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Penalty corner specialist Taeke Taekema fired the tournament's first hat-trick as the Netherlands scored an emphatic 3-0 victory over Argentina in a pool A match of the ... Read more...

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Uruguay secure last World Cup berth


November 19th, 2009 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Montevideo, Nov 19 (DPA) Uruguay secured the last available berth for South Africa 2010 football World Cup by defeating Costa Rica 2-1 on aggregate in the playoffs. The two teams drew 1-1 at ... Read more...

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Hayden ends up with many firsts to his name (Statistics)


January 13th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 13 (IANS) Matthew Hayden played just six matches in the six years after an inauspicious 1994 debut in South Africa, but the left-hander then went on a record-breaking spree in ... Read more...

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