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Brazil’s Julio to miss Tanzania game

JOHANNESBURG: Brazil will be without goalkeeper Julio Cesar when it faces Tanzania in its final warm-up before the World Cup, and coach Dunga may rest other starters to protect them ahead of the opening match.

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St Rock win Atlanta Georgia Trophy

PANAJI: St Rock Majorda pipped Davorlim Sports Club by a solitary goal to claim the title for Atlanta Georgia Trophy football, organised by Enfermos Sports Club at Rosary grounds, Navelim. Agnel Fernandes scored the winner in the 25th minute.

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St Savio’s win in penalty shootout

MAPUSA: St Savio’s Sports Club, Calangute beat Nerul Sports Club 6-4 in penalty shootout to enter the semis of Bayside-Fr Chico Soccer Cup, sponsored by Bayside Properties Pvt Ltd and organised by Candolim Sports Club, at Dr Gustavo Monteiro stadium, Candolim Sunday.

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Spain hoping Austria will prove lucky again

MADRID: Spain defender Joan Capdevila is counting on the team’s recent trip to Austria for inspiration to win the World Cup. Spain won the European Championship in Austria in 2008, and the team trained in the Alpine country to prepare for the World Cup in South Africa.

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Nadal reclaims French title

PARIS: Rafael Nadal reclaimed his French Open crown in emphatic style on Sunday when he battered Sweden’s Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to win the title for the fifth time in six years.
The 24-year-old Spaniard weathered some fierce early hitting by the powerful Soderling before taking command on Court Philippe Chatrier and surging to victory in two hours 18 minutes.

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All is not well with France

KNYSNA (SOUTH AFRICA): Despite France coach Raymond Domenech’s perpetually upbeat attitude, confidence is running low among his players heading to the World Cup.

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