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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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India eyeing targeting Australia’s weaknesses to win WC quarterfinal: Yuvraj


March 21st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 21(ANI): Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has said that his team is targeting seizing the moment and capitalize on Australia's weakness when they meet in Thursday's World Cup quarterfinal in Ahmedabad.Ricky ... Read more...

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World Cup teams: Strengths and key players


February 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The 14-team cricket World Cup will begin with the India-Bangladesh match in Dhaka Saturday. Here's a peek into the strengths of the teams, their key players ... Read more...

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Richardson amazed at Tendulkar’s longevity as cricketer (Interview)


February 18th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Richie Richardson, the West Indies batting great who captained the side in two World Cups, marvels at Sachin Tendulkar's longevity as a topflight cricketer ... Read more...

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Afridi warns World Cup teams not to underestimate “hungry” Pak in tournament


February 12th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 12(ANI): Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has warned his World Cup rivals not to underestimate his country, saying that his team had turned over a new leaf following the ... Read more...

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Hope India are not embarrassed in Asian Cup, says Constantine


January 10th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Former India football coach Stephen Constantine hopes the world No.142 are not embarrassed by the big teams like Australia, South Korea and Bahrain in the Asian Cup.Constantine, ... Read more...

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Without Bhutia it will be tough against Australia: Chettri


January 9th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Jan 9 (IANS) India's star forward Sunil Chettri said Sunday that without captain Bhaichung Bhutia it will be tough for the team against Australia in their opening match of the AFC ... Read more...

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2011 Cricket World Cup teams under terror threat, warns security expert


December 12th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): A security expert has warned that the 14 national teams taking part in next year's cricket World Cup in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are at risk from ... Read more...

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World Cup: Teams could take chopper ride from airport to hotel


December 10th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) In a bid to ensure foolproof security during the February-March cricket World Cup, authorities here are toying with the idea of flying participating teams from the airport to ... Read more...

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World Cup teams must be extra cautious against ‘extra-ordinary’ Tendulkar: Afridi


December 3rd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 3(ANI): Pakistan ODI captain Shahid Afridi reckons that Indian maestro Sachin Tendulkar would be the batsman to watch in next year's World Cup in the Indian subcontinent."Sachin is ... Read more...

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India should not have bid for Commonwealth Games: Bhaichung


August 4th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia Wednesday asserted that the country should not have bid for the Commonwealth Games saying that the existing infrastructure was inadequate for hosting an ... Read more...

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Cabin fever a tough foe for World Cup teams


June 30th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 30 (DPA) Sex, safaris, siestas, golf, and for want of anything better - PlayStation.The remaining eight teams at the football World Cup in South Africa are - when it comes to ... Read more...

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Football fans in Shillong go for soccer accessories


June 28th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Hempi D HenpilenShillong, June 28 (ANI): Alongside the soccer fever touching new heights during the FIFA World Cup tournament, the cash registers at almost all the outlets of sports goods in ... Read more...

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India’s interest in Latin America must go beyond World Cup (Comment)


June 23rd, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Dave Ramaswamy There is an important reason why enthusiasm for South America should persist beyond the World Cup: The Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay are global agriculture superpowers as ... Read more...

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In Chandigarh, Beckham free-kick meal, Ronaldo hair-cuts


June 12th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Fancy a "Beckham free-kick meal" of a Ronaldo hair-cut? Hotels, night clubs and even hair saloons in Chandigarh are looking to cash in on the football ... Read more...

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Slide Tackle - World Cup curiosities


June 11th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) The coach of Denmark's national football team, Morten Olsen, is unworried about ear-splitting noise from vuvuzelas - plastic trumpets - popular with South African spectators at World Cup ... Read more...

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World Cup football fever grips locals in Kolkata


June 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 11 (ANI): Football lovers in Kolkata celebrated the world's biggest football event at Kalighat to mark the beginning of the World Cup.India, ranked 133rd in the world, has never ... Read more...

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Germany have students doing their World Cup homework


June 4th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cologne (Germany), June 4 (DPA) Notes scribbled on a piece of paper and stuffed behind his shin pads helped goalkeeper Jens Lehmann become the hero when Germany beat Argentina on penalties at ... Read more...

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South African artist’s customised WC hat has become a craze


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 2 (ANI): Alfred Baloyi has created the Makarapa, a customised hard hat, which is famous on the football stands in South Africa and giving the official World Cup merchandisers a ... Read more...

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Qaeda threat to keep football fans away from greeting World Cup teams in South Africa


May 27th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, May 27(ANI): Football fans have been told that they will not be allowed to greet their team when they arrive in South Africa for next month's World Cup.The South African ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Polokwane readies for football extravaganza


May 23rd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Polokwane, May 23 (IANS) South Africa's Polokwane city is abuzz with activities as it gears up to host eight matches of the FIFA World Cup starting in June in the country. Deputy ... Read more...

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Hockey World Cup teams arrive amid heavy security (Round up)


February 22nd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia, Pakistan and South Africa teams arrived here Monday for the World Cup hockey starting Feb 28 under a thick security cover. The Australian hockey team ... Read more...

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Fourth World Cup ticket sale starts


February 9th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 9 (DPA) More tickets for the football World Cup in South Africa went on sale Tuesday - with a little over four months to go to kick-off on June 11. Around ... Read more...

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Kibaki invites FIFA World Cup teams to train in Kenya (Lead)


November 14th, 2009 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 14 (IANS) Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has invited the qualifying teams to take advantage of the country's state-of-the-art sport facilities for training before their FIFA World Cup contest in South ... Read more...

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Kibaki invites FIFA World Cup teams to train in Kenya


November 14th, 2009 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Nov 14 (IANS) South African President Mwai Kibaki has invited the qualifying teams to take advantage of the country's state-of-the-art sport facilities for training before their FIFA World Cup showdown in ... Read more...

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Pakistan to approach FIH for spot in hockey World Cup


June 27th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan failed to earn a direct spot in next year's World Cup in India after losing to South Korea in the Asia Cup final last month but the ... Read more...

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