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World Cup

A series of experiments

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Test & ODI Series

A series of experiments

It's never the best of signs when a team goes into an ODI series, prior to the World Cup, without a number of its regular players. Circumstances in Bangladesh's cricket this year has been as such that the management have been compelled to replace some of their experienced players with younger ones, who...

Selecao extend winning streak

Selecao extend winning streak

Brazil chalked up their sixth straight win, all in friendlies, since the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday in a joyless performance marred by tactical fouls and a negative approach. A stunning late strike by Roberto Firmino, his first for his country, won the match for Brazil, although Austria were the...

'We have a lot to prove'

Right before the start of the series there were talks about the kind of wickets the Tests and the ODIs would be played on. Would the Bangladesh team management employ the traditional spin-friendly wickets or would they inject some pace into them and spice it up? The latter idea was thrown in to provide the players with some practice ahead of the World Cup -- with the Zimbabwe series being the last before the mega event -- next year, due...

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51% of votes in the closest election race in many years. An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote. In her victory speech, Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than...

Captaincy divided

Pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been named Bangladesh's ODI captain for the Zimbabwe series, set to take place in October-November, following a board meeting yesterday. The 31-year-old will replace Mushfiqur Rahim, who led the Tigers in all formats of the game for almost three years. Mushfiqur was earlier named captain till next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The wicketkeeper-batsman however, has been retained as the side's Test captain for the Zimbabwe series, which includes three Tests and five...

'World Cup 2018, 2022 report could prompt charges'

'World Cup 2018, 2022 report could prompt charges'

A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, a Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe believes. Damian Collins has asked the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to request a copy of the report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. American lawyer Michael Garcia...

LFP

Casillas gets vote of confidence

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave captain Iker Casillas a vote of confidence on Friday as the decorated Spain goalkeeper celebrated 15 years since making his debut for the 10-times European champions. Now 33, Casillas was a fixture for Real for well over a decade until he was dropped by Ancelotti's predecessor Jose Mourinho and has lost some of the aura that made him a hero to fans and earned him the nickname "Saint Iker". After captaining Spain to successive European...

Fifa proposes 2 kickoff dates for World Cup 2022

Fifa proposes 2 kickoff dates for World Cup 2022

Fifa has offered January and November in 2022 as alternative kickoff dates for the World Cup in Qatar. Fifa said it presented the two options Monday when its consultation group first met to seek ways to avoid playing in the desert heat of June-July. Fifa's executive committee should confirm the 2022 World Cup dates at...

Di Maria claims Real pressure not to play World Cup final

Di Maria claims Real pressure not to play World Cup final

Angel Di Maria has claimed his former club Real Madrid put pressure on Argentina not to play him in the World Cup final in another bitter chapter in his departure from the Spanish giants. Di Maria joined Manchester United from Real last month for a British record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($97.45 million)...

Chilean Pitbull ready to show his bite

Chile defender Gary Medel took part in his first training session with Inter Milan on Monday after completing his move from English Championship side Cardiff City. "I'm finally at Inter and I'm thrilled to be part of this great club," he told Inter's television channel. Asked if it is true that he is nicknamed the Pitbull, Medel replied: "Yes, it is ... I bite." Italian media said the transfer was finalised on Saturday but it was not confirmed by Inter at the...

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