Belarus

  • Champions Spain have comfortable draw for Euro 2016 February 23, 2014

    Nice, France: Two-time defending European champion Spain face a seemingly comfortable road to defend their title at Euro 2016 after being drawn in Group C along with Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus, Slovakia and Ukraine on Sunday. The Netherlands were drawn in a tougher-looking Group A and faces the Czech Republic, Turkey, Kazakhstan,...
  • Del Bosque wants a more aggressive Spain October 12, 2013

    Madrid: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has urged his players to be more aggressive in attack after the world and European champions struggled to break down ultradefensive Belarus in Friday's World Cup 2014 qualifier. Spain won the match in Palma de Mallorca 21 thanks to secondhalf goals from captain Xavi and...
  • World Cup game as scheduled despite Madrid explosion October 11, 2013

    Madrid: The World Cup qualifying game between Spain and Belarus is not in danger despite an explosion in the Son Moix Stadium in Mallorca, it was confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation. The explosion which took place in a generator in the car park outside of the ground where the game...
  • Spain's Vicente del Bosque cautions against complacency October 10, 2013

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has warned his squad not to lose focus in their World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia. "Football is very treacherous," Del Bosque told a news conference on Thursday in Palma de Mallorca, where they play Belarus on Friday. They complete their qualification campaign against Georgia...
  • Karim Benzema under pressure to end France goal drought September 2, 2013

    France: Karim Benzema is under pressure to end his 14-game scoring drought with France in upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus. Benzema has scored twice in three league games for Real Madrid, and also set up two goals in Sunday's 3-1 home win against Athletic Bilbao. But he has...
  • Dog in Belarus village inherits $ 1 million April 1, 2013

    Moscow: A canine dog from the small village of Budochka in Belarus has inherited a whopping $1 million from a US citizen. The tenyearold dog named Zhulik inherited the fortune from late John Fyodorov, who was born in Budochka but migrated to the US after World War II, according to...
  • Victoria Azarenka through to second round January 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Victoria Azarenka has opened the defense of her Australian Open title with a 61, 64 win over Monica Niculescu of Romania. Azarenka powered to a 40 lead in the opening set over Niculescu, who is winless in singles tournaments on the WTA Tour. The topseeded Azarenka was down a service...
  • France crush Belarus 31 in World Cup qualifiers September 12, 2012

    SaintDenis: Franck Ribery scored a welltaken goal and helped create the other two as France beat Belarus 31 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Midfielder Etienne Capoue and right back Christophe Jallet earned their first international goals as France followed up Friday's 10 win in Finland with an encouraging performance...
  • Ostapchuk stripped of gold medal for doping August 13, 2012

    London: Olympic women's shot put champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London Games a week ago after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid. Two urine samples taken from the Belarussian before and after her win last Monday tested positive for metenolone,...
  • Azarenka pulls out of Rogers Cup August 11, 2012

    London: Topranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Rogers Cup on Friday because of a knee injury. Azarenka, who had a firstround bye, was level at 33 in her secondround match against Tamira Paszek when it was suspended by rain Thursday night. The 23yearold Belarusian won two Olympic medals in London,...
  • Ostapchuk wins shot put gold for Belarus August 7, 2012

    London: World silver medalist Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus won Olympic gold in the women's shot put on Monday. Ostapchuk posted a winning distance of 21.36 in the third round, with defending champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand taking the silver after throwing 20.70. Evgeniia Kolodko of Russia snatched the bronze on her...
  • AzarenkaMirnyi win gold in mixed doubles August 6, 2012

    London: The Belarusian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi held their nerve in a tiebreak for the gold medal to beat Britain's Andy Murray and Laura Robson on Sunday. Murray was angling for his second gold of the day after beating Roger Federer to win the men's singles, but he...
  • Martynov equals Olympic record at rifle prone August 3, 2012

    London: Sergei Martynov of Belarus became the second shooter in Olympic history to score the maximum 600 points in qualifying for the final of the men's 50meter rifle prone at the London Olympics on Friday. The topranked Martynov, competing in his sixth Olympics, matched the 16yearold achievement by Christian Klees of...
  • Neymar gives Brazil 31 win over Belarus July 29, 2012

    Manchester: Neymar set up two goals and scored from a free kick to help Brazil beat Belarus 31 on Sunday, securing the goldmedal favorite a spot in the quarterfinals of the men's Olympic football tournament. Neymar struck a wellplaced rightfoot shot into the left upper corner of the net in the...
  • Belarus denies boycott rumours July 27, 2012

    Minsk: Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said. Lukashenko was denied accreditation because of the flawed presidential elections of 2010, when he was accused of overseeing a brutal crackdown on opposition forces and...
  • Belarus beat New Zealand 10 at Olympics July 27, 2012

    Coventry: Dmitry Baga scored in the first half to give Belarus a 10 win over New Zealand in their Group C opener at the Olympic football tournament on Thursday. Baga scored with a header just before halftime, which proved enough to secure the three points at the City of Coventry Stadium. Belarus...
  • Federer, Azarenka top seeds at the Olympics July 24, 2012

    London: World number one players Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka will head the list of seeded players in the draws for the London Olympics' tennis tournament. The draw will be held at Wimbledon on Thursday for the starpacked tennis competition beginning Saturday, Xinhua reports. Each of the singles tournaments has 64...
  • Belarus: police use tear gas to disperse protest July 4, 2011

    Minsk: Police used tear gas to break up an antigovernment protest in Belarus and forcefully detained dozens of demonstrators on Sunday in the capital. The authoritarian government had tried to thwart the protest by blocking access to Facebook, Twitter and a major Russian social networking site used by the organisers. The...
  • England bounce back from Ukraine loss, rout Belarus October 15, 2009

    New Delhi: England concluded their World Cup qualifying campaign with a strong result that perhaps glossed over an otherwise average performance. Their visiting opposition, Belarus, showed some signs of positive football, with good passages of passandmove, but lacked the end produce to really test Fabio Capello's rearguard. Whiffs of a walkover began...
  • Belarus begins construction of tunnel for frogs April 30, 2009

    Moscow: Belarus has begun construction of an underground crossing in a national park to facilitate safe passage of frogs, media reports said on Thursday. The socalled "frog tunnel" in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is part of a reconstruction project of the road linking the park and Brest, a city bordering...