• Fri, Jun 22, 2018
  • India targets kabaddi double, says Thakur

    Updated: Jun, 22, 201806:00 AM

    Indian captain Ajay Thakur asserted that the team wants to clinch the double, Kabaddi Masters Dubai (KMD) and the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. India opens its campaign against arch-rival...
    India targets kabaddi double, says Thakur
    “We can’t be over-confident, but we have set our sights on winning the Kabaddi Masters and the Asian Games. Both the tournaments are very important and each and every game is integral,” said Thakur.  “Our fans follow us very closely and they expect a lot from us, so we can’t let them down. Winning here is important as it will boost our confidence ahead of our next tournament (Asian Games),” added Thakur, who took over after Anup Kumar’s retirement from international kabaddi.  The Himachal Pradesh raider will lead an attack which boasts of superstars in Pardeep Narwal, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Surender Nada and Surjeet Singh. Monu Goyat, who fetched a massive Rs 1.51 crore during the recently-concluded PKL 6 auction, is also part of the squad. The 32-year-old felt the Indian squad members have the right blend of confidence and aggression in...
  • Classy Croatia rout Argentina 3-0 to reach second round Classy Croatia rout Argentina 3-0 to reach second round
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201802:40 AM

    Two minutes later, at the other end, Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic was guilty of similar profligacy as he ghosted in late onto a cross-goal ball but steered his diving header off target.

  • Unconvincing France beat Peru 1-0 to book last-16 place Unconvincing France beat Peru 1-0 to book last-16 place
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201811:38 PM

    France beat Peru 1-0 with a goal from Kylian Mbappe on Thursday to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup and crush the South Americans’ hopes of progressing in their first appearance at the...

  • India has all-round side for England series: Kumble India has all-round side for England series: Kumble
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201811:32 PM

    Former India captain Anil Kumble on Friday said the team has a ‘great opportunity’ to win the forthcoming series in England as “we have a great and an all-round side.”

  • Iran's Ezatolahi ready to take his chances against Portugal Iran's Ezatolahi ready to take his chances against Portugal
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201809:54 PM

    Saeid Ezatolahi will attempt to put aside the disappointment of seeing his potential equaliser against Spain ruled out for offside when Iran go for a win against Portugal that would fire it into the...

  • England players don't know team yet, says Alexander – Arnold England players don't know team yet, says Alexander – Arnold
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201809:50 PM

    England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold said the squad has not been told of any changes to the line-up for the World Cup game against Panama, after the publication of a note which suggested Raheem...

  • Beckham predicts England to meet Argentina in final Beckham predicts England to meet Argentina in final
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201809:40 PM

    David Beckham has backed England and Argentina to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

  • Woman journalist groped during World Cup broadcast Woman journalist groped during World Cup broadcast
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201809:27 PM

    A woman reporter who said she only wants to talk about soccer systems and strategy was groped and kissed by a man last week as she attempted to do a live World Cup broadcast.

  • Captain Jedinak makes Australia's point against Denmark Captain Jedinak makes Australia's point against Denmark
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201809:21 PM

    Captain Mile Jedinak rode to Australia’s World Cup rescue with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen’s superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C would go down...

  • Iceland steps into the heat for Nigeria showdown Iceland steps into the heat for Nigeria showdown
    Updated: Jun, 21, 201807:19 PM

    Iceland will try not to melt in the fierce heat of Volgograd when it takes on Nigeria in only its second ever World Cup match on Friday after impressively holding twice champion Argentina to a draw at...