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‘Argentine coach to step down after World Cup final’

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‘Argentine coach to step down after World Cup final’

Belo Horizonte, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Alejandro Sabella plans to step down as coach of the Argentine national team following the squad’s FIFA World Cup final against Germany Sunday. ‘Argentine coach to step down after World Cup final’ I am sure that Alejandro is not going to continue with the national team. He dreamed of this […]

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Rio’s Christ the Redeemer restored to former glory

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Rio’s Christ the Redeemer restored to former glory

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 (IANS/EFE) The Christ the Redeemer statue that crowns Corcovado mountain here, being repaired since February after being damaged by lightning, has been completely restored two days before this Brazilian metropolis hosts the 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. Rio’s Christ the Redeemer restored to former glory To mark […]

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Is Messi on cusp of surpassing Maradona?

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Is Messi on cusp of surpassing Maradona?

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 – Lionel Messi was 11 years old when his parents Jorge and Celia took him to see endocrinologist Diego Schwarzstein for growth hormone deficiency. Sixteen later he stands on the brink of repeating what his idol did in 1986 – captaining Argentina to the World Cup title. Is Messi on […]

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David Beckham to recieve Legend award

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David Beckham to recieve Legend award

Los Angeles, July 12 – Former soccer star David Beckham will be given the first-ever Legend award at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards to honour his talent and sportsmanship. David Beckham to recieve Legend award Beckham, who recently celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary with wife Victoria Beckham, will receive the award for being a […]

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Scolari shouldn’t take all the blame for 1-7 nightmare: Thiago Silva

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Scolari shouldn’t take all the blame for 1-7 nightmare: Thiago Silva

Brasilia, July 12 – Brazil captain Thiago Silva insists that it is unfair to ask Luiz Felipe Scolari to take full responsibility for the humiliating 1-7 loss to Germany in the FIFA World Cup semifinals. Scolari shouldn’t take all the blame for 1-7 nightmare: Thiago Silva Scolari has been widely criticised after Brazil suffered their […]

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Ghana embassy in Brazil to probe fans seeking asylum

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Ghana embassy in Brazil to probe fans seeking asylum

Accra, July 12 – The Ghanaian government has directed its Embassy in Brazil to liaise with authorities there to investigate some people claiming to be Ghanaians seeking asylum in that country. Ghana embassy in Brazil to probe fans seeking asylum Some 200 Ghanaian fans who went to Brazil to watch the Black Stars play in […]

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Germany and Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

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Germany and Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 – Finalists Germany and Argentina have four and three players shortlisted respectively for the Golden Ball award given to the World Cup’s best player. Germany and Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist Defenders Mats Hummels and Philipp Lahm, midfielder Toni Kroos and forward Thomas Muller were among 10 contenders announced by […]

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Kolkata fans perform yagna, pray for Argentina’s victory

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Kolkata fans perform yagna, pray for Argentina’s victory

Kolkata, 11 July-2014(IANS): As Argentina gear up to take on Germany in the FIFA World Cup final Sunday, fans of the Latin American nation here Friday performed religious rituals and lit the sacrificial fire (yagna) for the team’s victory at the Maracana stadium. Kolkata fans perform yagna, pray for Argentina’s victory A group of Argentine supporters […]

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26000 security personnel deployed for FIFA final

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26000 security personnel deployed for FIFA final

Rio de Janeiro, July 11 : About 26,000 armed personnel will be deployed to ensure public safety during the World Cup final at Rio’s Maracana stadium Sunday. 26000 security personnel deployed for FIFA final The announcement was made after a meeting between government officials and representatives from football governing body FIFA, reported Xinhua. “The government says […]

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Argentina to face Germany in World Cup final after 4-2 shootout win over Netherlands

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Argentina to face Germany in World Cup final after 4-2 shootout win over Netherlands

Sao Paulo, 10 July-2014, IANS: After a goalless 120-minute of play, Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout, thanks to impressive saves from keeper Sergio Romero, in the FIFA World Cup semifinal here Wednesday. Argentina to face Germany in World Cup final after 4-2 shootout win over Netherlands The 27-year-old Romero denied two […]

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