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Saturday, 27 October 2018 | Agencies

Brazil to play Cameroon in London

Rio De Janerio: Brazil will play its last friendly of the year against Cameroon in London on Nov 20, its football confederation said on Thursday. The last time the teams met was during the group stage of the 2014 World Cup when Brazil won 4-1 in Brasilia with a Neymar double. On November 16, Brazil will face Uruguay in London. Coach Tite will announce his squad for the two friendlies on Friday. Brazil has won all four friendlies since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, against United States, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia and Argentina. Tite is preparing his players for the 2019 Copa America tournament that Brazil will host.

India A defeat Australia A, win T20 series 3-0

Mumbai: India A completed a 3-0 clean sweep against their Australian counterparts with a 37-run win in the third and the final T20 here Friday. Electing to bat, India A put on a healthy 154/8 on the board in their alloted 20 overs with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur top scoring with 41 off 27 balls. While Mumbai girl Jemimah Rodrigues chipped in with a notable 38, other batswomen failed to perform. The Indian bowlers then bundled out the Aussies for 117 in 19.2 overs to record a clean sweep. Poonam Yadav (3-23) Pooja (2-21) and Anuja Patil (2-26) emerged as the star bowlers for the hosts. The series was a good preparation  before heading to the WI for the T20 WC.

Siddhant in boys' final of Asian Juniors

Pune: Fourth-seeded local boy, Siddhant Banthia, entered the boys' singles final of the 2nd HCL Asian B1 Junior Tennis Championship here Friday. In the semi-final, Banthia was leading 6-2, 4-2 when top-seeded rival Dostanbek Tashbulatov conceded the match. The Pune boy will now take on second-seeded Sergey Fomin in the title clash on Saturday. Fomin scored a 6-4, 6-3 win over third-seeded Seon Yong Han in the other semi-final. In the girls' singles, third-seeded Mananchaya Sawangkaew upset top-seeded Hong Yi Cody Wong 7-6 (4), 6-2. She set up an all-Thai final with eighth-seeded Mai Napatt Nirundorn, who struggled before getting past fourth- seeded Priska Madelyn Nugroho 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the other semi-final match. Sawangkaew later paired with Himari Sato of Japan to take the girls' doubles title. While, Christian Didier Chin and  Fomin carved out a 7-6(7-5), 6-3 win to get the boys' doubles crown.

Vikas, Amit to miss Boxing Nationals

Pune: World Bronze-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) will be among the 360 boxers vying for top honours in the National Men's Championship starting here Saturday which will be skipped by some top stars such as Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan. More than 30 state teams and units will be in action at the event, where the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) will be the defending champions. Bidhuri will be competing for RSPB, which will also feature Commonwealth Games Bronze-medallist Naman Tanwar (91kg). Also there in the Railways team is Sachin Siwach (52kg), a former world youth champion. The RSPB will be missing veteran Manoj Kumar (69kg). Manoj was adjudged the best boxer of the tournament's last edition. While the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) would be without Asiad Gold-medallist Amit Panghal (49kg).

8 Olympians to take part in Indoor Archery meet

Kolkata: More than 450 archers including eight Olympians will compete in four categories in the first edition of the two-day Indian Open Indoor Archery Tournament starting Saturday at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here. "The event is unique because an archery competition in an indoor environment will be held for the first time in India. This format is very popular in the western countries," said veteran archer Dola Banerjee who along with archer brother Rahul has organised the event. The eight Olympians who will be taking part are Deepika Kumari, Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia, Tarundeep Rai, El Bombayla Devi, Laxmirani Majhi and Dola Banerjee.

Anand beats Fridman, Abhijeet runs out of steam

Isle Of Man: Having taken a bye in the last round, a fresh Viswanathan Anand outclassed Daniel Fridman of Germany but compatriot Abhijeet Gupta lost to Hikaru Nakamura of the United States in the sixth round of Isle of Man International chess tournament here on Friday. High-flying with his superman-cap, overnight joint leader Grandmaster Gupta ran out of steam and surrendered to Nakamura on a day when B Adhiban also did well to hold Levon Aronian of Armenia to a creditable draw. With just three rounds to come in the toughest open tournament of the world, as many as six players share the lead on five points apiece.

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