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  • FIFA World Cup 2018: From headbutts to bites, 10 shocking FIFA World Cup controversies

    The whole world is set to enjoy the football fever with the upcoming FIFA World Cup starting from June 14. While the history of FIFA World Cup has a lot of memories of victories of various nations, it also has some noteworthy infamous memories of controversies. While some of these controversies include brutal fouls, others consist of major faults by match referees. Let’s have a look

  • Belgium, Egypt’s Salah could surprise at World Cup: Neymar

    Rio de Janeiro : Belgium could spring a surprise at next year’s football World Cup while five-time champions Brazil will be among the favourites, according to Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.

  • Italy fail to qualify for World Cup for first time in 60 years

    Milan, Four-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden. Italy were held to a 0-0 draw. The result means the Azzurri will not be present in the competition for only the second time in their history having declined to play at the inaugural tournament in 1930.

  • Ghana advance as team India end on poor note

    New Delhi : Ghana rode on a brace by skipper Eric Ayiah to enter the knockout stages with a 4-0 win over India in their Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Thursday.

  • Want to coach at another World Cup, says Scolari

    Rio de Janeiro : Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed a desire to coach again at a football World Cup, but ruled out a return to Brazil’s national team.

  • Football World Cup: India U-17 beats Belarus 1-0

    New Delhi: The Indian U-17 football World Cup squad defeated Belarus U-18 by a solitary goal in their second match of the Granatkin Memorial Cup in Russia on Tuesday.

  • Pakistan debarred from Kabaddi World Cup in India

    Karachi : Pakistan has been debarred from the upcoming 12-nation Kabaddi World Cup in India amidst escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

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    100 days to go: Will Rio be ready for Olympics?

    Rio de Janeiro: The 100-day countdown to the Rio Olympics begins Wednesday. Here’s a look at the progress of preparations so far, and identifies key challenges facing organisers ahead of the opening ceremony on August 5.

  • Beckham wants Qatar to host 2022 World Cup

    London: English football great David Beckham believes the FIFA 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar despite uncertainty over its hosting rights.

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    Brazil fightback thwarts Argentina

    Buenos Aires: Ten-man Brazil came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Argentina in a tense World Cup qualifying battle between the two South American superpowers. A second half strike from Santos player Lucas Lima salvaged a vital point for Brazil yesterday after Argentina had taken the lead midway through the half thanks to an Ezequiel Lavezzi strike.

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    Russia pays doping price with IAAF ban

    Paris: Athletics giant Russia has been provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of “state-sponsored” doping as the IAAF scrambled to salvage the sport’s credibility just nine months out from the Rio Olympics. “Today we have been dealing with the failure of ARAF (All-Russia Athletic Federation) and made the decision to provisionally suspend them, the toughest sanction we can apply at this time,” IAAF president Sebastian Coe said yesterday. “But we discussed and agreed that the whole system has failed the athletes,

  • FIFA change Uganda-Togo 2018 World Cup qualifying ties

    Kampala (Uganda): The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has rescheduled the dates of the 2018 World CUP first round qualifying matches between Uganda and Togo. Ahmed Hussein, the Uganda Football Association spokesperson, said on Thursday that they received communication from FIFA confirming new dates as November 12 in Lome, Togo, before the return leg on November 15 in Uganda, reports Xinhua.

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    SAI to scout talent for U-17 Football World Cup

    Srinagar: Sports Authority of India (SAI) today launched a national scouting project to identify young footballers from the country for the upcoming Under-17 Football World Cup that India hosts in 2017. “Our plan is to search for the talented youth who can be the potential players of India’s Under-17 WC team in 2017. India is hosting the mega event and in order to put up good show, we want to have the best

  • Indian players in ISL teams will be released for WC QF: AIFF

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation today made it clear that all the national team players who are in the Indian Super League sides will be released on time for the two 2018 World Cup qualifier matches to be played next month. India take Turkmenistan on October 8 and Oman on October 13, both away matches, and AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said that all the players who are with the ISL teams

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    ISL Indian stars to give World Cup qualifiers a miss?

    India is set to play a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying matches in October but as things stand, the national team will be without its star players like captain Sunil Chhetri, goalkeeper Subrata Paul and many more, after the Indian Super League (ISL) organisers declined to allow the national players for India duty.