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    Hyderabad's rising football star

    The first thing you notice about this lanky 17-year-old is his blonde mohawk. But what stays back with you, is amazement at his talent. When Aneel Soibam starts dribbling across the field, you realise why, from a camp of over 100 children, he is the only one who has been selected to represent the country. Sports Village, a sports centre in Hyderabad, in collaboration with its counterpart in Barcelona, Spain...

    • 41 min ago
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    All is not well for football's biggies

    The Mexico coach may well have explained the poor performance of Argentina and Brazil with his quote. Chennai: Never in recent World Cups have all the four hot contenders for the title failed to win their opener. Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Spain have all dropped points in the first round in Russia. Although it is too early to call it the World Cup of the Underdog, the top guns have adequately been...

    • 44 min ago
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    Football is a sport but it is not far away from politics

    Football is so popular in many parts of the world that some politicians don't mind using it to further their interests. Chennai: Football is a simple game on the field and it is anything but simple beyond the confines of the touchlines and goal-lines. It's not a surprise because no other sport has as much influence off the field. Football is so popular in many parts of the world...

    • 46 min ago
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    FIFA World Cup 2018: Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

    The winning goal came at the end of a drab second half in which Tunisia defended deep and nullified England's attack. Volgograd, Russia: Harry Kane scored two goals, including an injury-time header, to give England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia on Monday at the World Cup. Standing alone at the far post, Kane guided a headed pass from Harry Maguire into the net. The...

    • 51 min ago
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    FIFA World Cup 2018, Tunisia 1-2 England: Kane rescues Three Lions with a double

    Volgograd, June 18: Harry Kane's injury time winner bags England three points against Tunisia at the break in the Group G opening clash at Volgograd Arena, Russia on Monday (June 18). Live Updates | Fixtures 90 MIN Goal! Harry Kane assisted by Harry Maguire from a corner saves England blushes. 67 MIN England bring on Marcus Rashford for Raheem Sterling to...

    • 53 min ago
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    Lewandowski sets an example - Nawalka talks up Poland star

    Moscow, June 19: Adam Nawalka hailed the professionalism of Robert Lewandowski with the Bayern Munich striker set to spearhead Poland's World Cup challenge. Lewandowski was the top scorer in the European qualifiers with 16 goals and scored a Bundesliga-best 29 times to propel Bayern to another German title last season. The 29-year-old has never played at a World Cup following...

    • 57 min ago
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    FIFA World Cup 2018, Tunisia vs England, highlights: Kane powers ENG to win vs TUN

    The England national football team have been perennial underachievers in international tournaments despite being seen as a proverbial 'powerhouse' of the game. They began their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign against Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia on Monday with a win courtesy of skipper Harry Kane. Kane tapped home in the 11th minute to...

    • an hour ago
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    You'll see best of Eden Hazard later - Belgian predicts strong World Cup

    Eden Hazard joked his best will come later in the World Cup after his important role in Belgium's 3-0 win over Panama on Monday. Hazard combined with Kevin De Bruyne to set up Romelu Lukaku's first goal and teed up the Manchester United striker for his second, as title contenders Belgium opened their Group G campaign in tough but victorious fashion at Fisht Stadium in...

    • an hour ago
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    FIFA World Cup 2018: Togetherness is key for Belgium - Roberto Martinez

    Individual brilliance broke Panama's resistance on Monday but for Belgium coach Roberto Martinez the 3-0 win was a victory for a new sense of team solidarity as his squad of precocious talents eyes World Cup glory. Dries Mertens's looping volley two minutes after the break was vital to settle nerves and frustration as Belgium spent a seventh successive World Cup opener with...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    FIFA World Cup 2018: Son Heung-min takes blames as South Korea lose to Sweden

    Striker Son Heung-min blamed himself for South Korea's 1-0 defeat by Sweden in their World Cup opener on Monday, saying he did not do enough to help lift his team mates in their Group F game. Son is regarded as the only world-class player in the Korean side and he felt a burden of responsibility given his profile from the Premier League. 'I'm really disappointed...

    • 2 hrs ago

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