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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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England rises to 3rd spot in FIFA rankings


August 8th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, August 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) England climbed to the third position in the new FIFA rankings published Wednesday, the team's highest ever placing.World and European champions Spain held on to ... Read more...

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Italy’s Chiellini to miss Euro quarters against England


June 21st, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), June 21 (IANS) Italian centre-back Giorgio Chiellini will miss the former World Cup winners' quarter-final clash of Euro 2012 against England here Sunday due to injury.Chiellini, who limped ... Read more...

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Confident England looking to upset world champions India


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Having outplayed India 4-0 in the cricket Test series, England captain Andrew Strauss said they are confident of beating the world champions in the limited overs ... Read more...

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Players’ choice to play for country or club: Kapil Dev


May 29th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Cricket legend Kapil Dev said Sunday that it was entirely up to the cricketers to decide whether they want to play for their country or ... Read more...

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Kirsten’s successor will have a tough act to follow: Pybus


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 13(ANI): India's retiring coach Gary Kirsten's empathy, kindness and inspiration have left an indelible mark on the Indian cricket team, and his successor will have a tough act to follow, ... Read more...

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Only cash, no plots in Bangalore for World Cup winners


April 7th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 7 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has dropped his plan to give 4,000 square feet residential plots to the cricket World Cup winning Indian team members and ... Read more...

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Karnataka gifts housing sites to World Cup winners


April 3rd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) The Karnataka government would allot free housing sites in Bangalore to each of the 15 members of the Indian cricket squad that won the World Cup, ... Read more...

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Bollywood cheers India’s ‘classy’ victory


March 31st, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India's crushing defeat of Pakistan in the World Cup cricket match in Mohali Wednesday brought cheer to Bollywood.Stars like Abhishek Bachchan, Sushmita Sen, Anupam ... Read more...

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Marseille boss Deschamps reveals why he turned Liverpool coaching offer down


February 21st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.21 (ANI): Marseille boss Didier Deschamps has revealed that while he was immensely flattered to get an offer to be the coach of Liverpool, he had to turn it down because ... Read more...

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No more favourites, Australia begin their title defence Monday


February 20th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 20 (IANS) For the first time, World champions Australia will start their title defence not as the favourites but banking heavily on their pace attack against Zimbabwe in a Group ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe not scared of facing No.1 Australian team


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Feb 19 (ANI): Full with confidence ahead of their first match of the World Cup againt defending champions, the Zimbabwean team has said that they are not afraid of the Australian ... Read more...

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Nadal, Messi nominated for Laureus Sportsman of the Year award


January 11th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 11 (IANS) Tennis star Rafael Nadal, Barcelona footballers Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi and Formula One driver Germany's Sebastian Vettel are among those nominated for the Laureus World ... Read more...

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Kanoute leads Sevilla to comeback defeat of Barcelona


August 15th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 15 (DPA) Sevilla came from behind to beat Barcelona 3-1 on Saturday, in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup football, the curtain-raiser to the season played between league and ... Read more...

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World Cup winners


July 12th, 2010 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) All the World Cup winners and hosts since 1930. Year Host Winners1930 Uruguay Uruguay1934 Italy Italy1938 France Italy1950 Brazil Uruguay1954 Switzerland West Germany1958 Sweden ... Read more...

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Pitch invader lunges at World Cup trophy (Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) A well-known Spanish pitch invader ran onto the field at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium shortly before the teams came out for the World Cup final between the ... Read more...

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Man runs onto pitch in bid to cop World Cup trophy


July 12th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) An unidentified man ran onto the pitch towards the gold World Cup trophy shortly before the teams came out for the final between the Netherlands and Spain at ... Read more...

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Lucio passes Pele in number of World Cup games for Brazil


June 25th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, June 25 (DPA) Centre-back Lucio surpassed Pele as the player with the most number of World Cup matches for Brazil when he captained the South Americans against Portugal in Durban Friday. It ... Read more...

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New Zealand hold champs Italy to 1-1 draw (Lead)


June 20th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nelspruit (South Africa), June 20 (DPA) Minnows New Zealand held Italy to a 1-1 draw Sunday in yet another football World Cup upset that has seriously dented the reigning champion's chances of ... Read more...

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African teams struggle at World Cup on home soil


June 18th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 18 (DPA) With a record six teams at the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa, this was to be the "African World Cup." Since the big kick-off a week ... Read more...

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France to play for pride and hope for a miracle, admits Domenech


June 18th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 18(ANI): After a disappointing campaign in the World Cup's group stages, France coach Raymond Domenech has said that his team will now be playing for pride and hope for ... Read more...

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Urugway, France tie 0-0 at half time


June 12th, 2010 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 12 (IANS) Former world champions, Uruguay and France, tied 0-0 at half time as they encountered in the first round of FIFA World Cup here Friday. Both sides appeared in ... Read more...

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Bookmakers expecting record World Cup betting


June 9th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (DPA) British bookmakers are expecting the World Cup to be the biggest betting event in history, but very little of that money is being staked on an England win. Williams ... 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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England declared world’s most football mad country


May 29th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): A new research has declared England as the most football-made country in the run-up to next month's FIFA World Cup in South Africa.According to the Daily Star, the ... Read more...

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Eagles soar into the unknown (Group B team profile)


May 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, May 27 (DPA) With a new coach and grab bag of talented players, Nigeria are perhaps the biggest question mark from Africa ahead of the 2010 World Cup finals this ... Read more...

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Mexico looking for the right mixture (Group A team profile)


May 26th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 26 (DPA) Latin American hopefuls Mexico head to their fifth consecutive World Cup this June, and their second in the last three instalments under the stewardship of manager Javier ... Read more...

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ICC increases 2011 World Cup prize money to 4 mln dollars


April 21st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.21 (ANI): The 2011 cricket World Cup winning team would be taking home a prize money of four million dollars, with the International Cricket Council (ICC) deciding to double the total ... Read more...

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Germany beat England to enter Hockey World Cup final


March 11th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11(ANI): Two-time defending champion Germany on Thursday defeated England 4-1 in the men's Hockey World Cup semi-finals to stay in the hunt for a third straight title.With the ... Read more...

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I have no plans to retire: Sohail Abbas


March 10th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.10 (ANI): Despite a forgettable show in the ongoing Hockey World Cup, Pakistan's star drag flicker Sohail Abbas has said he has no plans to hang his boots in the ... Read more...

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Dutch coach not looking beyond match with Canada


March 4th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Despite bagging full points from their two matches, the Netherlands coach Michel van den Huevel is not ready to think beyond the next group match in the ... Read more...

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All eyes on India-Pakistan clash as World Cup returns after 28 years(Roundup)


February 27th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The hockey World Cup returns to India after 28 years with an electrifying match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan after favourites Australia begin their campaign against England ... Read more...

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England six world class players to call on for World Cup: Ancelotti


December 25th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 25 (ANI): Chelsea's Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti is convinced that countryman Fabio Capello can call on more world-class players than anyone for next year's World Cup finals in South ... Read more...

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World Cup joy for Italy, Germany, Serbia, Denmark (Lead)


October 11th, 2009 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Oct 11 (DPA) European heavyweights Italy and Germany clinched their places at next year's World Cup finals, and there was similar qualification joy for Serbia and Denmark on Saturday. Portugal, meanwhile, ... Read more...

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England job will be my last, says Capello


September 17th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.17 (ANI): Fabio Capello has said that managing England will be his last job - and he never wants to coach his native Italy."The England team will be the last ... Read more...

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