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Lukaku tells how poverty fired W Cup dream

Lukaku tells how poverty fired W Cup dream

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku realised how poor his family was when he saw his mother watering down the milk. The football talent he is showcasing at the World Cup was their passport out of poverty.

Kohli backing his ‘X-factor’ spinners against England

Kohli backing his ‘X-factor’ spinners against England

India skipper Virat Kohli said yesterday he is backing his wrist spinners to give his team the edge over a rampant ODI England side in their upcoming mammoth tour.

‘New level of intensity’ as England reach for whitewash

‘New level of intensity’ as England reach for whitewash

England captain Eoin Morgan hopes his side can maintain their “new level of intensity” after moving to within sight of a first 5-0 one-day international series whitewash of Australia.

Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia 2-1

Switzerland strike late to sink Serbia 2-1

A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a superb last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a dramatic 2-1 win over Serbia in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match on Friday.

Eighty years in the making, Germany’s record in peril

Eighty years in the making, Germany’s record in peril

Germany’s phenomenal World Cup consistency means the reigning world champions have not been eliminated in the tournament’s group stage for the last 80 years — but that could all change today.

Mexicans wait to see what Osorio will pull out of the hat

Mexicans wait to see what Osorio will pull out of the hat

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio will take charge of his side for the 50th time when they face South Korea at the World Cup today and his past record suggests there is every chance he will field his 50th different line-up.

Argentina coach seeks ‘forgiveness’ as hopes fade

Argentina coach seeks ‘forgiveness’ as hopes fade

Jorge Sampaoli begged for forgiveness from Argentina’s fans on Thursday after a 3-0 drubbing by Croatia left Lionel Messi’s World Cup dreams hanging by a thread.

Croatia aim to keep feet on the ground after crushing win

Croatia aim to keep feet on the ground after crushing win

Croatia captain Luka Modric could barely hide his joy after the Balkan side crushed Argentina 3-0 in their World Cup Group D showdown on Thursday, but he cautioned that they must keep their feet on the ground as they move to the next round.

Messi endures a World Cup of nightmares

Messi endures a World Cup of nightmares

As an excited Diego Maradona twirled his shirt from the stands and thousands of Argentina fans bayed before kickoff against Croatia, Lionel Messi was seen rubbing his forehead in stress.

Federer holds off Ebden to reach Halle semi-finals

Federer holds off Ebden to reach Halle semi-finals

Roger Federer stepped up his grass game as the start of Wimbledon looms, holding off Australian Matt Ebden 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 in their quarter-final at the ATP Halle tournament yesterday.

Spieth, Johnson share lead

Spieth, Johnson share lead

Multiple major winners Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson each fired a seven-under par 63 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the US PGA Travelers Championship.

Indian volleyball team arriving today

Indian volleyball team arriving today

Indian volleyball team is arriving today to play exhibition matches against Qatar. The India-Qatar match series and the subsequent VoliQ Cup Volleyball Tournament are part of the tenth anniversary celebration of Volleyball Loving Indians in Qatar, an expatriates’ body formed to promote volleyball.

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