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Iranian killed ‘celebrating’ World Cup loss to US

Iranian killed ‘celebrating’ World Cup loss to US

PARIS: An Iranian man was shot dead by the security forces after celebrating when the United States eliminated his country’s national team from the World Cup, rights groups said on Wednesday. Iran was knocked out of the World Cup by its arch enemy the United States in Qatar on Tuesday night, drawing a mixed response […]

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Portugal’s Santos crossing his fingers as injury worries mount

Portugal’s Santos crossing his fingers as injury worries mount

AL RAYYAN: Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he hoped central defender Danilo Pereira would not be sidelined with injury for long and there were also fitness concerns about midfielder Otavio ahead of Monday’s World Cup match against Uruguay. Pereira suffered three broken ribs in training on Saturday, ruling him out of the rematch of the […]

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Latham’s ton helps New Zealand down India in first ODI

Latham’s ton helps New Zealand down India in first ODI

AUCKLAND: Tom Latham was left thanking his lucky stars after smashing a majestic century to steer New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over India in the series-opening One-day International here at Eden Park on Friday. Latham hammered 19 fours and five sixes in an unbeaten innings of 145 runs off 104 balls. It was his […]

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World Cup: Spain start off with 7-0 rout of Costa Rica

World Cup: Spain start off with 7-0 rout of Costa Rica

DOHA: Former champions Spain got their World Cup off to a pulsating start on Wednesday through a record 7-0 win over a shell-shocked Costa Rica, with an early Dani Olmo strike taking his country past the 100 goal mark in soccer’s showpiece event. The European giants sought to make their mark in Group ‘E’ with […]

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Poland’s Lewandowski misses penalty in Mexico draw

Poland’s Lewandowski misses penalty in Mexico draw

DOHA: Poland skipper Robert Lewandowski failed to break his World Cup duck when he saw a second-half penalty saved in a goalless but entertaining draw with Mexico in their opening Group C game at Stadium 974 on Tuesday. Lewandowski earned the penalty after a VAR check 11 minutes into the second half when Hector Moreno […]

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Netherlands strike late to beat Senegal

Netherlands strike late to beat Senegal

DOHA: Late goals by Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen gave the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over African champions Senegal on Monday on their return to the World Cup stage. With Senegal missing injured star man Sadio Mane and the Dutch without their main attacking threat Memphis Depay at kick-off, the Group ‘A’ encounter in Doha […]

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Pace ace Shaheen Afridi undergoes appendectomy, says ‘feeling better’

Pace ace Shaheen Afridi undergoes appendectomy, says ‘feeling better’

Pakistan pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi on Sunday underwent surgery, a week after a knee injury forced him on the sidelines during the T20 World Cup final against England in Melbourne. In a tweet, Shaheen said that he had an appendectomy — a surgery to remove the appendix when it is infected — adding that […]

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Djokovic triumph over Medvedev in a three-hour thriller in Turin

Djokovic triumph over Medvedev in a three-hour thriller in Turin

The ongoing ATP Finals in Turin, Italy, featured a gripping three-set marathon between Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and Russian Daniil Medvedev on friday. Djokovic defeated the Russian with a score of 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(2), prooving his prospects of winning the competition without dropping a set. By defeating Medvedev in the tournament’s third consecutive third-set […]

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Indian captain Pandya dismisses Michael Vaughan’s criticism

Indian captain Pandya dismisses Michael Vaughan’s criticism

WELLINGTON: India’s Twenty20 captain Hardik Pandya on Wednesday dismissed Michael Vaughan’s criticism of his side, saying they have nothing to prove on their New Zealand tour despite a disappointing World Cup campaign. Pandya will captain India for the first of three T20s starting in Wellington on Friday with Shikhar Dhawan then taking over the captaincy […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo says Man United owners ‘don’t care’ about club

Cristiano Ronaldo says Man United owners ‘don’t care’ about club

Cristiano Ronaldo has said that Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, “don’t care” about how successful the Premier League giants are on the pitch. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been a peripheral figure this season under new manager Erik ten Hag and was disciplined for refusing to come on as a substitute. But the […]

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