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Serbia look for Swiss roll

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AP | KALININGRAD

Aleksandar Kolarov knows that after victory in its opening World Cup match his Serbia lineup cannot ease off the intensity against Switzerland. Two draws in its remaining matches could be enough to secure a spot in the round of 16 but with Brazil waiting in its last Group E game, beating...

Australia get crucial 1-1 draw

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AP | Samara

Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark and new life at the World Cup on Thursday. The 38th-minute penalty was set up after Denmark forward Yussuf Poulsen was called for a handball following a video review. Poulsen was also given a yellow card and will be suspended...

Costa sizzles in Spainish win

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AP | Kazan

Patience is a virtue, and Spain showed plenty of it to overcome a tough challenge from Iran at the World Cup. During a frustrating evening at the Kazan Arena when the 2010 champions struggled to break through the stubborn Iranian defense, Diego Costa scored on a deflection for a 1-0 win...

‘Kane mirrors Maradona in his passion’

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | AFP | London

England captain Harry Kane displays the same level of passion as Diego Maradona, the man who singlehandedly destroyed English hopes in the 1986 World Cup, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says. Kane's double on Monday secured England a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their World Cup opener to put Gareth Southgate's...

‘We deserved a draw against Spain’

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | IANS | Kazan

Iran national football coach Carlos Queiroz praised his team's performance in their loss to Spain and blamed the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for denying the Asian side a draw. "For me, VAR comes a little late and it's a shame it hadn't arrived in South Africa to disallow (David) Villa's goal...

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Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Agencies

India to play 203 games with 51 Tests new delhi: World cricket's most marketable team India will once again play the maximum number of international matches across three formats - 203 in the next five-year Futures & Programme Cycle (2018-2023). In this period, India is expected to play 51 Test matches,...

Muscobites

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Agencies

Brazil ask for var clarification SOCHI: The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil's match against Switzerland at the World Cup. The confederation says they are asking FIFA to clarify if the system was used during two key second-half decisions that went...

Russian dream run continues

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | AP | St Petersburg

Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era. Russia is enjoying quite the party at their own World Cup - and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down on Tuesday. Confounding grim pre-tournament predictions,...

Suarez redeems himself with winning goal

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | AP | ROSTOV-ON-DON

Veteran striker Luis Suarez marked his 100th international with a winning goal as Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 in a Group A clash here on Wednesday to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. Suarez's 23rd-minute strike from close range decided the match as Saudi Arabia lost their second consecutive...

Cuper uncertain over Egypt future

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | AP | ST PETERSBURG

Hector Cuper doesn't know what his future holds now that Egypt is on the brink of World Cup elimination. Egypt lost on Tuesday for the second time in the tournament when they fell 3-1 to host Russia. Asked after the game if he thinks he will retain his job as coach, Cuper...

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24 Jun 2018 | PNS

Book on Renewable Energy Technology Released Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Shri RK Singh released a book titled “Renewable Energy Technology” co-authored by Shri IS Jha, CMD (POWERGRID), Shri Subir Sen, COO (CTU Planning &Smart Grid) POWERGRID, Shri Manish Kumar Tiwari, Asst GM (Smart Grid) POWERGRID and Prof DP Kothari in the august presence of CMD, POWERGRID, senior officials of Ministry of....

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U.P. ministers constructs road

24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Cabinet minister and Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar along with his supporters constructed a road in his village near Varanasi on Saturday. The minister, a compulsive dissident in the Yogi government, resorted to the extreme step maintaining that despite repeated requests, the Public Works Department (PWD) refused to construct the road...

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