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Tim Cahill bids goodbye

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | Agencies

Sydney: Australian striker Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from international football aged 38 and after his fourth World Cup. Cahill announced his decision in a tweet on Tuesday saying "today's the day I'm officially hanging up my boots on my international career with the Socceroos. No words can describe...

The Open is my best chance: Woods

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 | AFP | Carnoustie (Scotland)

American superstar Tiger Woods returns to The Open after three years saying said on Tuesday that it is his best long-term chance to add to his 14 Major victories. The 42-year-old - whose dominance of the sport ended with the emergence of his serial infidelity in 2010 and, from 2014, serial...

Golden Ball ‘bittersweet'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Moscow

Croatia captain Luka Modric said being awarded the Golden Ball for the World Cup's best player was "bittersweet" after losing the final 4-2 to France on Sunday. "Obviously I liked the recognition and thanks to those who chose me, but clearly I would have preferred to have won the World Cup,"...

‘Our children will be proud’

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | IANS | Moscow

France forward Antoine Griezmann hailed his "extraordinary" teammates after Les Blues won the FIFA World Cup for a second time. Griezmann was named man of the match, scoring from the penalty spot and setting up Paul Pogba for France's fourth goal in their 4-2 victory over Croatia on Sunday. He also delivered...

Luck ran out with penalty call: Dalic

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Moscow

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side had run out of luck after they conceded a controversial penalty awarded by VAR in the 4-2 World Cup final defeat against France on Sunday. "I never comment on referees but in a World Cup final you do not give such a penalty," said...

Macron cheers from the stands

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Moscow

President Emmanuel Macron was pictured cheering from the stadium, got drenched in the rain on the pitch, then attempted to "dab" with the players in the changing room Sunday after France's victory in the World Cup. The football-loving 40-year-old leapt to his feet to celebrate France's goals as he attended the...

‘WC chance may never come again’

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AP | Moscow

The rain hid Croatia's tears. After Luka Modric collected his Golden Ball award in a downpour, he shared an emotional embrace with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both wearing the country's red-and-white checkered uniform. Croatia knows Sunday's 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final was a chance that may not...

Croatian players get good Press at home

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Zagreb

Croatian media on Monday hailed their team as heroes after the small country's historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2. "Thank you, heroes! - You gave us everything!" read the Sportske Novosti frontpage. "'Vatreni' (the "Fiery Ones" in Croatian), you are the biggest, you are our...

‘Win 'as beautiful' as 1998 victory’

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Moscow

Didier Deschamps said France were "swimming in happiness" after his players interrupted his post-World Cup final press conference, dancing and showering their manager in drinks as they celebrated their 4-2 win over Croatia. Deschamps then tried to compose himself to give his view on France's second World Cup triumph - he...

Lessons from the World Cup

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Piyush Bisht | New Delhi

Best World Cup ever!" Yes, you are allowed to exclaim that with utmost glee and truly mean it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is merely being cynical while trying to impose one's perspective on you -- which, ethically, is not the best thing to do. They are allowed to differ,...

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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Two-month-old dies in 108-Amublance

18 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A two-month-old infant died due to suffocation after the door of the ‘108 Ambulance Service’ that was carrying him to a hospital malfunctioned and failed to open on time at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital here on Tuesday. The Ambulance operators tried to open the door for a couple of hours but failed to open it on time...

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