The Telegraph
Thursday , June 26 , 2014

By the brace of Leo Messi

Lionel Messi did something here that we had not seen from him at this World Cup. Not the goals, or the casual, match-winning brilliance. That was old news. It came at the end of the first half, just after he had scored from a free-kick, as he was being mobbed by happy team-mates, as the Argenti...   | Read..

Promise to play clean

The spectre of one of the most infamous episodes in World Cup history looms over Germany and the United States as they c...   | Read..

Swiss take 2-0 lead

Xherdan Shaqiri’s double gave Switzerland a 2-0 half-time lead over Honduras in a Group E match on Wednesday to gi...   | Read..

Bosnia’s consolation win

Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Iran 3-1 in their final Group F match on Wednesday to record their first World Cup win and d...   | Read..
Lionel Messi celebrates his first goal with Angel di Maria, in Porto Alegre, on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Suarez may face lengthy ban

Luis Suarez’s lawyer flew to Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to present his defence after the...   | Read..

‘Corrective’ eye surgery on SRK

Shah Rukh Khan, badshah at the box office and principal owner of the Kolkata Knight R...   | Read..

Friendship on hold for Klinsmann

No phone calls, no texts. For USA coach Juergen Klinsmann and his Germ...   | Read..

Hope, CR7’s only refuge

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of continuing in the World Cup are hanging by a thread and will...   | Read..

Aiming for historic first

Fabio Capello’s goal-shy Russia will have to do better than Engl...   | Read..

Belgium are favourites

Belgium are not firing on all cylinders and had to grind out narrow wi...   | Read..

Raring to go: Ottis

West Indies are raring to go out and register a rare Test series victo...   | Read..

It’s about hunger

Andy Murray made no apologies for blasting Slovenian Blaz Rola out of ...   | Read..

India aiming for positive start

With an aim to bury the ghosts of a disastrous tour of 2011, a new-loo...   | Read..

Azarenka bites dust; Murray wins in style

Andy Murray gave Slovenian Blaz Rola a painful lesson in what it takes...   | Read..

Very important to back quality players: Dhoni

A day ahead of the start of a long tour of England under tough conditi...   | Read..

Oliver reads Luis’s mind

Oliver Kahn, who once nibbled on the neck of a Bundesliga opponent and...   | Read..

Diego opts to stay away

Diego Maradona rooted for his beloved Argentina from his hotel room wh...   | Read..

Sabri: Hard to accept defeat

Sabri Lamouchi resigned as Ivory Coast coach minutes after a 1-2 loss ...   | Read..


Luis Suarez bite may have enraged the Italians, but a handful of gambl...   | Read..

Saina in Round II

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal fought her way back from a game down ...   | Read..

Was a fair victory, insists Fernando

Greece coach Fernando Santos hailed his team’s last-gasp qualifi...   | Read..

Proved ourselves: Jose

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman expects his unbeaten team to be tough opp...   | Read..
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