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.Read More »
JOHANNESBURG: Spain are favourites to be crowned World Cup champions, narrowly ahead of Brazil, according to a global field of 74 soccer fan economists polled by Reuters.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
JOHANNESBURG: Germany will go into the World Cup in top form despite a string of injuries that ruled out several starting players, coach Joachim Loew said hours before the team was due to depart for South Africa on Sunday.Read More »
KNYSNA (SOUTH AFRICA): Despite France coach Raymond Domenech’s perpetually upbeat attitude, confidence is running low among his players heading to the World Cup.Read More »
LONDON: The organisers may insist it as clean but Deccan Chargers’ Australian skipper Adam Gilchrist feels the Indian Premier League is an “easy target” for match-fixers as players are accessible during the event.Read More »
MANCHESTER: England produced a devastating display of bowling to beat Bangladesh by an innings and 80 runs on the third day of the second Test at Old Trafford on Sunday.Read More »