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Potent strikers and tight race

Like the Latin American football powerhouses, Colombia too have abundant flair and spontaneity to attract fans. But they just haven’t done justice to their abilities, resulting in the team making an exit earlier than expected. 2014, though, was the year they showed some consistency and managed to make the last eight – their best performance so far in the World Cup – before being knocked out by hosts Brazil. 
Jun 12, 2018 00:00 IST

From the Cup Archives

The 2014 World Cup was the 20th edition. It took place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13. It was the second time that Brazil staged the competition, the first being in 1950, and the fifth time that it was held in South America.
Jun 12, 2018 01:50 IST

I am living a dream: Sunil

On Sunday night, at the Mumbai Football Arena, Sunil Chetri created history when he led India to the Intercontinental Cup triumph. India beat Kenya 2-0 in the final and both the goals were scored by the captain.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Mujeeb & tricks of the trade

Afghanistan mystery spinner Mujeeb-ur Rahman says tricks of the trade learnt from Ravichandran Ashwin in the IPL will come in handy during his team's inaugural Test against India, beginning in Bangalore from Thursday.
Jun 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Sachin's pat for Scotland

Legend Sachin Tendulkar has heaped praise on minnows Scotland after their historic ODI win over England in Edinburgh on Sunday. Sachin also called for the sport's second-tier teams to get more opportunities to prove themselves against top sides.
Our Bureau & Agencies Jun 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Dale is back for SL Tests

Fast bowler Dale Steyn has been recalled to South Africa's Test squad for the two-match tour of Sri Lanka next month, providing him with another opportunity to become his country's most prolific wicket-taker in five-day cricket.
Our Bureau Jun 12, 2018 00:00 IST

MS & batting up the order in IPL

The inspirational Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL title this year, said he was determined to bat up the order as coming in the lower half was akin to being in quicksand for him.
Jun 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Rafa sends Thiem packing to extend his reign on clay

Playing the king of clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without any ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe's Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th title on Sunday.
Jun 11, 2018 00:00 IST

Vettel wins in Montreal, regains championship lead

Sebastian Vettel capped an emotional weekend for Ferrari with a clinical pole-to-flag win at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to regain the lead in the Formula One world championship from Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton by a single point.
Jun 11, 2018 00:00 IST

Milestone-man Chetri helps India beat Kenya to clinch title in style

Inspirational India captain Sunil Chetri scored a brace to put himself on a par with Lionel Messi and lead the home side to Intercontinental Cup title triumph with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash here on Sunday.
Agencies Jun 11, 2018 00:00 IST

Neymar on target again

Neymar marked his return to the starting line-up with another brilliant goal as Brazil eased to a 3-0 win over Austria here on Sunday in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup.
Reuters Jun 11, 2018 00:00 IST

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