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Category: Sports

DUTCH NOT KEEN ON ‘DOING A RENSENBRINK’

JOHANNESBURG:  Amid the Netherlands’ preparations and festivities and nerve-jangling hope ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final, an extraordinary manhunt is…

Spain’s success a triumph for possession game

DURBAN: Spain’s football philosophy sounds simple—own the ball and you will own the game—but it takes incredible skill to execute…

CATALAN WALL

JOHANNESBURG: If you were to ask Carles Puyol which of the seven Barcelona players on the Spanish team that has…

‘Psychic octopus’ to predict final, if not tired

BERLIN: Paul the “psychic” octopus, who has become a global star after correctly forecasting all six of Germany’s World Cup…

Back problem could rule out Klose record bid

ERASMIA: Brazil’s all-time World Cup record goal scorer Ronaldo’s mark of 15 goals could well remain intact as it was…

‘Germany deserved finals berth’

PANAJI: “Oh my God, this is unbelievable, the Octopus has crucified Germany’s aspiations,” yelled Ms Nalini Rocha, an ardent Germany…

World Cup: Ode to the perfect pass

CAPE TOWN: For the climax of the World Cup, it is all coming down to the art of the perfect…

NETHERLANDS GOES WORLD CUP CRAZY

THE HAGUE: Dutch football fans scrambled on Wednesday for pricey, last-minute tickets to South Africa as the country went football…

Spain ‘coping’ with favourites tag

DURBAN: Spain midfielder Xavi Alonso said the European champions are coping with the pressure of being favourites after reaching the…

Aamer leads Pakistan to T20 series win over Australia

BIRMINGHAM: Teenage quick Mohammad Aamer took three wickets as Pakistan beat Australia by 11 runs in the second Twenty20 international…