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Tag Archives: World Cup

Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

AFP RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil attracted an army of excited youngsters – including one who managed to break onto the pitch for a selfie – as they held their first training session on Russian soil ahead of the World Cup. Around 5,000 locals turned out to watch the relaxed session ...

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Sri Lanka cricket chief hits back at Ranatunga

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket chief on Thursday lambasted former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga for casting a corruption shadow over the country’s 2011 World Cup defeat and in turn questioned Ranatunga’s actions as a player. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala said Ranatunga, who captained the country to its 1996 World Cup ...

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Football: Russia builds inside-out arena for World Cup

MOSCOW: How does it feel to be on the outside looking in? Football fans visiting Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals for the 2018 World Cup will find out when they get seated in one of two temporary stands that fill empty plots of land next to the arena – originally ...

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Malik desires to win a World Cup

LAHORE: Veteran cricketer Shoaib Malik has expressed his desire to win a World Cup for Pakistan saying only a World Cup is missing from my honour. “I still want to play a few more years. I come to the ground every morning and practice hard. I don’t know about tomorrow ...

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Ranatunga claims 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country´s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka´s six-wicket defeat in the final at ...

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ICC unveil practice match schedule for Women’s World Cup

LONDON: Defending champions Australia will face South Africa and Pakistan in warm-up matches prior to this year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup in England and Wales, it has been announced. The ICC has published the warm-up schedule for the eight competing nations, with games due to be played ...

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Pakistan women cricket team qualifies for World Cup

PAKISTAN Women cricket team qualified for the upcoming Women’s World Cup in England despite being demolished by India Women by seven wickets at Colombo’s P Sara Oval. Ekta Bisht’s career-best returns of 5 for 8 in 10 overs toppled Pakistan for 67. India required just 22.3 overs to chase down ...

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Tahir, Amla headline South Africa’s clinical win

CAPE TOWN: It won’t come close to making up for losing that World Cup semi-final but South Africa emerged the victors at Eden Park this time, and in convincing style. In turn it ended New Zealand’s unbeaten home season as they slumped to 107 in the chase, set back by ...

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Mir takes five as Pakistan eases past Scotland

COLOMBO: A five-wicket haul from Sana Mir, the Pakistan captain, helped the team finish its group B commitments in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 with a six-wicket win over Scotland. Pakistan, who had two wins from three matches going into this game on Monday (February 13) at the ...

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