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I want to win the World Cup for Pakistan, says Imam-ul-Haq

I want to be the guy that our nation can trust, Haq says

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France’s World Cup keeper Lloris avoids jail over drink-driving

The Daily Mail tabloid said Lloris registered 100 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in a police check.

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Croatia World Cup keeper Subasic retires

Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic announced his international retirement on Wednesday one month after starring in the World Cup final. “The time has come after 10 years on the national team to say goodbye my favourite jersey,” Subasic wrote in a letter published by the Croatian Football Federation (HNS), a day after striker Mario Mandzukic retired….

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I have no ‘ambitions’ to be next Imran Khan, says Sangakkara

Sri Lanka’s batting hero Kumar Sangakkara Monday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year’s presidential elections. Sangakkara’s comments came amid a media frenzy comparing him to Imran Khan, the cricketing great who is set to be sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister…

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1992 world cup winning team to be invited for Khan’s oath-taking

PM-elect Imran Khan has decided to invite the members of his 1992 world cup winning team to his oath-taking ceremony, SAMAA TV reported on Saturday. The invitations would be sent to the members of world cup winning team once the date of oath-taking is decided. Pakistan had won the 1992 world cup in Imran Khan’s…

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Cricket teammates, rivals congratulate Imran Khan on election victory

Imran Khan’s former teammates and rivals have congratulated the World Cup winner after his party won the most seats in July 25 election. The Election Commission said Friday that Khan’s PTI party enjoyed a strong lead over the outgoing PML-N but short of an overall majority. Khan will likely need to enter into a coalition…

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Tite to stay as Brazil coach until 2022 World Cup

Tite will remain as Brazil coach until 2022 despite the team’s shock World Cup quarter-final exit in Russia, the country’s football federation (CBF) announced on Wednesday. “The CBF has renewed the contract with coach Tite until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,” wrote the CBF on its website. Tite is the first…

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Ozil, citing ‘racism’, quits Germany side after World Cup debacle

Mesut Ozil said earlier that he was true to both his Turkish and German origins and insisted he did not intend to make a political statement by appearing with Erdogan

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Miandad wants regular Pak-India bilateral series

Batting legend Javed Miandad has said that Pakistan and India should play bilateral series on regular basis.

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World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

For many young refugees in Bangladesh’s southeast this World Cup was their first, and the excitement of last Sunday’s final shows no sign of abating any time soon

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Macron cheers from the stands, then ‘dabs’ in the changing room

Macron, who used to play left-back in university football teams, had met the squad before they left for the competition

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Modric wins World Cup Golden Ball, Mbappe young player award

Croatia captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player despite being on the losing side to France in a thrilling final in Moscow on Sunday. Modric was named man-of-the-match three times in Croatia’s seven games in Russia, but even the Real Madrid midfielder was powerless to stop France’s firepower…

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France and Croatia seek World Cup glory

France will play Croatia in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

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France holds breath as football brings nation together

French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the game on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity. Football fever has slowly built over the last four weeks as the country took its…

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Belgium beat England 2-0 in World Cup third-place playoff

Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday’s third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg. Meunier, who missed the semi-final loss to France due to suspension, scored after just four minutes before Hazard grabbed a late second as Belgium eclipsed the side…

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Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final

Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’ side will face England or Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as the French look to lift the trophy for the second time following their triumph on home…

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Croatia’s Modric chasing World Cup dream after shootout win

Croatia captain Luka Modric put in a man of the match performance to lead his side to a penalty shootout victory over hosts Russia, but he has no interest in personal awards as they chase their World Cup dream in a semi-final against England. Croatia came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 after…

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Chance was not on Brazil’s side in painful defeat, says Tite

Brazil coach Tite felt a terrible bitterness after they were knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium in the quarter-finals on Friday and said his side never got the breaks in an enthralling end-to-end contest. Fernandinho put Belgium ahead with an own goal when the ball came off his shoulder from a corner after…

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Belgium hold off Brazil fightback to reach semi-finals

Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France. A Fernandinho own goal and a brilliant Kevin De Bruyne strike gave Belgium a spot in the…

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Brazil’s Danilo ruled out of World Cup with ankle problem

Brazil right back Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering ankle ligament damage in training on the eve of Friday’s quarter-final against Belgium, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement. The 26-year-old suffered a thigh problem in Brazil’s opening group game against Switzerland and has since…

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England beat Colombia on penalties to reach last eight

England finally ended their penalties curse when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans equalised in the 93rd minute. England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship but prevailed on Tuesday…

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