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Tunisia's goalkeeper quits World Cup after shoulder injury

Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Tunisian national team goalkeeper Mouez Hassen had to retire from the World Cup in Russia because of a shoulder injury he suffered in his team's debut match against England in Volgograd, according to the Tunisian Football Federation. The player, who only played for 15 minutes in the game in which he conceded a goal after making one of the best saves of the World Cu...

1 day ago
Heat wave grips Bihar, school summer vacations extended further

June 19 (IANS) With a heat wave sweeping Bihar, the primary sections of all public and private schools in the state capital have been ordered closed till June 23, an official said on Tuesday. Patna District Magistrate Ravi Kumar on Tuesday ordered summer vacation of students from class 1 to 8 be further extended till June 23 in view of heat wave conditions here. Last week, he had ordered...

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Thank all my players for their defensive attitude, says Tunisia coach

Volgograd (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Despite being disappointed with the result of the match against England in the World Cup Group G clash, Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul praised his men for the defensive attitude during the whole game. An injury time header from captain Harry Kane gave England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia on Monday. After the match, the Tunisia coach admitted to disappointmen...

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Belgium coach Martinez happy with win against Panama

Sochi, June 19 (IANS) Belgium coach Roberto Martinez felt very happy with the team's performance in their 3-0 win against Panama in the World Cup Group G opener. I'm so delighted. There are no easy games, but the players managed to win, Martinez said on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency. In the first half we started well for 10 to 15 minutes but they defended well with their def...

2 days ago
2018 World Cup: Belgium ride Lukaku brace to blank Panama 3-0

Sochi, June 18 (IANS) Belgium rode a second-half brace from Romelu Lukaku to blank Panama 3-0 in their Group G opener of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Fisht Stadium here on Monday. After a barren first period, striker Lukaku scored in the 69th and 75th minute to ensure the victory after wide midfielder Dries Mertens drew first blood in the 47th minute. The result means Belgium n...

2 days ago
Mexicans hail win over Germany in World Cup

Mexico City, June 18 (IANS) Mexico's 1-0 victory over reigning World Cup champions Germany in their FIFA World Cup opener sent the country into a frenzy, with many fans now certain that their team can make it further than ever before in Russia. Before Sunday's match, Mexico had never defeated Germany in an official competition. Mexico played the best match it has played in many W...

4 days ago
Morocco to skip Saudi meeting on Yemen

Rabat, June 16 (IANS/MAP) Morocco's Minister of Culture and Communication Mohamed Laaraj will not take part in the meeting of Communication Ministers on Yemen crisis in Saudi Arabia. According to an official statement on Friday, the decision was taken due to busy agenda. The Moroccan announcement to skip the meeting, scheduled on to be held on June 23 in the Saudi city of Jeddah,...

5 days ago
My bond with India is like a romance: Don Diablo

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Dutch DJ Don Diablo feels he has a romantic relationship with India, and says he planned a multi-city tour in the country as he felt they need to make more love to each other. I am very excited. I really work hard to get these mini tours from the ground because for some reason it is very hard for bigger DJs to tour through India, Diablo told IANS over the phone ...

6 days ago
Hrithik to throw party for 26 IIT-JEE students

Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan -- all set to play a mathematician in the much-awaited biopic Super 30 -- is planning to host a party for 26 students of Anand Kumar's Super 30 academy who cracked the JEE-Advanced 2018. Hrithik said in a statement: In the process of shooting for 'Super 30', I have got a fair understanding of how tough these exams are. Kudos to the st...

6 days ago
Mamata government cries foul over Governor's writing to VCs on Yoga Day

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday expressed its dismay over Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi writing directly to university Vice Chancellors on observing International Yoga Day on June 23, while keeping the state government in the dark. Describing the action as odd, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee asked Tripathi to ponder over whether i...

7 days ago
Mexicans ask Holy Child of Miracles for luck in FIFA World Cup

Mexico City, June 13 (IANS) Fans of the Mexican national FOOTBALL team can send up their prayers for the team's good fortune in the 2018 World Cup Russia with Santo Nino de los Milagros (The Holy Child of Miracles), also known as the Santo Nino footballer, housed in San Gabriel Arcangel Church. At San Gabriel Arcangel Church, located in the Tacuba neighboUrhood, in the west of the city, ...

12 days ago
Hockey squad undergoing psychology sessions to regain belief post CWG failure

Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) India's hockey team's vice-captain Chinglensana Singh Kangujam on Friday revealed that the players are undergoing psychology sessions in order to regain their self belief ahead of a crucial year after the failed campaign at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, in April. The ongoing preparatory camp for the FIH Champions Trophy has seen the squad focus...

12 days ago
S.Korean President to visit Russia

Seoul, June 8 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Russia from June 21 to 23 to discuss joint efforts for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and boost bilateral economic cooperation, officials announced here on Friday. During his three-day visit, Moon is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports Efe news. In Moscow, Moon will deliver a s...

13 days ago
Belgium rout Salah-less Egypt 3-0 in pre-World Cup friendly

Brussels, June 7 (IANS) Belgium got goals from Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Marouane Fellaini in a 3-0 friendly victory here over Egypt, whose super-star striker Mohamed Salah is out with an injury and trying to recover in time for the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Belgium also was missing a key player, Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, who sustained a groin injury in the team's scoreless...

16 days ago
Kompany, Januzaj make Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad

Brussels, June 4 (IANS) Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez announced Monday the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup including Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Real Sociedad midfielder Adnan Januzaj, who replaced Roma's Radja Nainggolan. The coach excluded goalkeeper Matz Sels, defenders Christian Kabasele and Jordan Lukaku as well as forward Christian Benteke, reported Ef...

16 days ago
Neuer in, Sane out for Germany's World Cup squad

Berlin, June 4 (IANS) Germany head coach Joachim Loew announced on Monday his final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, including Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer but opting not to use Manchester City winger Leroy Sane. Neuer is to join the starting lineup in Russia despite having been out for eight months due to a foot injury, while Sane was passed over after having...

17 days ago
S. Korea depart for Austria for pre-World Cup camp

Incheon, June 3 (IANS) The South Korean men's football squad departed for Austria on Sunday to set up its pre-World Cup camp, 15 days before their first group stage match in Russia. Head coach Shin Tae-yong and his 23 footballers will settle down in Leogang, in the state of Salzburg, and play two more tune-up matches there before hopping over to St Petersburg on June 12, reports Yonhap n...

18 days ago
South Korea suffer confidence-jolting loss to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jeonju (South Korea), June 2 (IANS) South Korea's national side lost 1-3 to Bosnia and Herzegovina in a pre-World Cup friendly, a stinging defeat that comes less than two weeks before the start of the latest edition of football's premier event. The Koreans, who have been drawn into a group that features powerhouse Germany and another squad, Sweden, that qualified out of the daunting UEFA...

19 days ago
President says national football team brings all Mexicans together

Mexico City, June 1 (IANS) Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto said at a send-off ceremony for the FIFA World Cup-bound national football team that it had the unique ability to bring Mexicans of all political stripes together. During the ceremony at the Los Pinos presidential palace in this capital, Nieto also expressed confidence that the squad would perform well in Russia, reports E...

20 days ago
Sreejesh to lead 18-member Indian team for Champions Trophy

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Seasoned goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead an 18-member Indian hockey team in the final edition of the Champions Trophy at Breda in the Netherlands from June 23. Under Sreejesh's leadership, the Indian team created history in the previous edition by clinching the silver after a tense final encounter with World No.1 Australia. It was India's first podium...

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