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WORLD CUP BRIEFS

WORLD CUP BRIEFS

English rock group The Band of God have released a video imagining the World Cup conquest England would wage if Lionel Messi were on the team. ‘If Messi was an Englishman’ opens with a review of England’s roster and wishfully concludes, ‘What we need is one Messi.’..

May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Grant Flower new Pak batting coach

Pakistan appointed former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower as their batting coach Thursday in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team’s management in their bid to win next year’s World Cup…

May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Messi needs WC win to join greats, says Ardiles

Lionel Messi would trade all his Barcelona success for a World Cup winners’ medal with Argentina to sit alongside the game’s greats, according to compatriot Ossie Ardiles…

May 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Germany are WC outsiders in home poll

Despite being considered one of the title favourites at next month’s World Cup, only about one in 20 Germans believe the side can lift the trophy, according to poll published in Stern magazine on Wednesday…

May 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Off-beat

Expectations were already muted, but England’s chances at the World Cup have now been written off—by the government…

May 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Germany kick off WC preparations

Germany kick off WC preparations

Germany begin their final preparations for the World Cup on Tuesday in Hamburg as an experimental side faces neighbours Poland in the first of three friendlies…

May 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Rooney upbeat over England chances

Wayne Rooney has insisted after more than 40 years of hurt, England can defy the odds and win the World Cup.
There are many pundits who think Roy Hodgson’s men will struggle to get out of a pool in Brazil that also includes Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica, let alone win the World Cup…

May 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Off-beat

Sticker sales may hit record with Brazil WC
The World Cup is around the corner and millions of fans are putting down their iPads to collect and trade soccer stickers, a decades-old hobby that has defied the digital age. A children’s game played mostly by adults, FIFA’s Brazil World Cup sticker album is a cult phenomenon and multimillion-dollar business for the Panini Group, an Italian company that has been printing the cards since Mexico hosted the Cup in 1970…

May 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Other Games, Sports

Australia axe captain Neill from WC squad

Captain Lucas Neill has been dumped from Australia’s World Cup squad with coach Ange Postecoglou saying he does not have the form or fitness to justify going to Brazil…

May 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Scolari set to unveil winning squad

Scolari set to unveil winning squad

Hopes weigh heavy on World Cup hosts Brazil as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari prepares to unveil Wednesday the players he trusts will deliver a sixth title in July…

May 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Coach backs Bosnia to reach last-16

Coach backs Bosnia to reach last-16

Bosnia-Hercegovina coach Safet Susic has backed his team to advance from their World Cup group into the last 16 at the showpiece event in Brazil.
‘We must have a goal and that goal is to try to go through to the second round, to qualify for the round of 16,’ Susic told reporters on Monday as he presented his provisional 24-man squad for the June 12-July 13 World Cup…

May 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Coach Jurgensen removed

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has removed head coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team Shane Jurgensen with immediate effect. The decision was announced after a meeting of the…

May 5, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Prandelli gives untouchable Balotelli WC backing

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has moved to quash recent media reports suggesting Mario Balotelli should miss the World Cup by giving the misfiring striker his full backing…

May 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil

As if worrying about unfinished stadiums and overcrowded airports wasn’t enough, the upcoming soccer World Cup will give Brazilian policymakers another headache: an inflation spike.
The arrival of roughly 6,00,000 foreign tourists for the month-long tournament that starts in mid-June will likely cause substantial increases in the prices of airline tickets, restaurant meals and hotel rooms…

April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Argentina hooligans can go to World Cup

Argentina hooligans can go to World Cup

Notorious Argentine ‘barras bravas’ football hooligans can travel to the World Cup without intelligence being passed on beforehand to hosts Brazil, a court has ruled…

April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Spain pip Brazil as most WC expensive squad

Spain pip Brazil as most WC expensive squad

Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 sides competing in the World Cup in June, Brazilian financial daily Valor reported on Monday…

April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Gago may miss WC with knee injury

Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago could miss the World Cup due to a knee injury after his club Boca Juniors said on Monday he would need up to 60 days to recover…

April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
FIFA ‘hates’ Brazil drug test doubts

FIFA ‘hates’ Brazil drug test doubts

FIFA’s medical chief is ‘really not happy’ with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results…

April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports

Akram wants boot camp for Pakistan WC hopes

Former Pakistan great Wasim Akram Thursday said players heading for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand should sweat it out at a boot camp to boost their chances of victory…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports

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