Euro 2008

  • Former Spain's Euro 2008 winning coach Aragones dies at 75 01-02-2014 03:36 PM

    Madrid: Luis Aragones, who managed Spain to glory at Euro 2008 and sparked the country's recent golden era in international soccer, died on Saturday, the country's football association said. The 75-year-old passed away at 6.15am in the Centro de Madrid clinic in the Spanish capital, said the RFEF, who expressed...
  • Spanish football team needs fresh talent: Novy Kapadia 02-07-2013 03:37 PM

    After a dream run that started from Euro 2008 and lasted till Euro 2012, is the Spanish armada falling apart? Does it have the next batch of players to pick up the mantle of Xavi, Iniesta and company? Football analyst Novy Kapadia joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the...
  • Spanish soccer team gets a hero's welcome 02-07-2008 02:06 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan team might be on a winning streak in the ICC World Twenty20 but some former greats have their concerns over the batting of the team. Former Test captain Zaheer Abbas expressed apprehensions over the inconsistent batting performances by the team. We won a big match against South...
  • In pics: Spain stun Germany, win Euro 2008 final 30-06-2008 04:30 PM

    Karachi: In the wake of their not-so-impressive outings in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has advised the trio of Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal to review their approach towards batting in the shortest format of the sport. While Azhar said that Pakistan can claim...
  • Bag of beans: Life happens over coffee at Vienna 30-06-2008 10:28 AM

    New Delhi: Legendary former Pakistan captain Imran Khan, who knows more than a thing about playing the game for over two decades, feels that India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar shouldn't drag himself to a stage where he is at the mercy of national selectors. Talking to the English daily Times...
  • A house where trees, humans live in harmony 30-06-2008 10:18 AM

    Colombo: A chastened England will resume their faltering defence of the World Twenty20 later this week desperate to find a way to tackle spin after crashing to their biggest loss in T20 cricket. India's spinners sent Stuart Broad's men packing for just 80 in Sunday's group A match in Colombo,...
  • In Pics: Euro 2008 grand finale 30-06-2008 02:07 AM

    Colombo: Offspinner Harbhajan Singh, who made a memorable comeback to internataional cricket by helping India thrash England in a World Twenty20 group league match here, dedicated his Man-of-the-Match award to his mother and close friends who stood by him in his hour of crisis. It's been a hard year. Being...
  • Euro 2008 Finale: Spain 1-0 at halftime | Match in pics 30-06-2008 01:20 AM

    Colombo: Harbhajan Singh made a resounding comeback to international cricket with a four-wicket spell that spun India to a mammoth 90-run win over England at the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday. Harbhajan, who replaced R Ashwin in the dead Group A rubber, credited his stint with Essex in the English...
  • Euro 2008 finale: Ballack to play | Germans sure | All the action 30-06-2008 12:22 AM

    Lincoln: A listless display by India 'A' allowed New Zealand 'A' to win the third and final unofficial ODI by 65 runs and square the three-match series 1-1 here on Sunday. The Indian boys won the first match and the second ended in a tie. For the second successive game,...
  • Euro 2008 finale: Ballack injury sparks German fear | No worries: coach 29-06-2008 11:19 PM

    Colombo: Having lost to Australia in their World Twenty20 opener, West Indies would not have the luxury of experimenting against Ireland here on Monday, as they need a win at any cost to book a berth in the Super Eights stage. Although West Indies start as clear favourites, especially with...
  • Germany win, but no heartbreak for Turkish fans 29-06-2008 01:29 PM

    Sri Lanka innings: 7th over: 46 for 5: Albie Morkel gets his first over and concedes 8 runs and gets a wicket. Sri Lanka batsmen never got the kind of start they needed and the seven-over match didn't give them the opportunity to raise the tempo at the later stage....
  • Who needs Euro tickets when there's Fanzone? 29-06-2008 01:23 PM

    Colombo: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday defended beleaguered speedster Zaheer Khan, calling him the Sachin Tendulkar of Indian bowling but at the same time indicated a few changes in the team line-up for the last World T20 group match against England here Sunday. It's easier to go after a...
  • Euro 2008: Germany under no pressure, says coach 28-06-2008 02:33 PM

    Colombo: Chris Gayle has enthralled the cricket loving public across the globe with his ability to hit big sixes and the Jamaican giant says 'proper balance' is the key in executing those towering shots. The key thing is balance. You have to have good balance to be able to hit...
  • Spanish fans party in torrential downpour 27-06-2008 04:40 PM

    London: Kevin Pietersen's omission and the selectors' decision to drop Essex batsman Ravi Bopara after a poor run of form this year paved the way for two uncapped batsmen to be included in Alastair Cook's 16-man squad for the four-match Test series, which begins in Ahmedabad on November 15. Somerset's...
  • Spain beat Russia, set up Euro final with Germany 27-06-2008 02:15 AM

    Colombo: Amidst many calling for the out-of-form Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement, West Indies great Brian Lara has come out in support of the India batsman. At the ICC awards here on Saturday night, Lara, who many stellar cricket pundits believe was as good a batsman as Tendulkar, told IBN7, “I am...
  • Euro 2008: Spanish coach confident of win over Russia 26-06-2008 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday sought to justify the decision to terminate the IPL contract of debt-ridden Deccan Chargers, saying it was compelled to take action after the beleaguered franchise claimed that it had not committed any breaches and threatened to take legal recourse. The BCCI said the decision...
  • Euro 2008: Germany knock out never-say-die Turkey 26-06-2008 02:56 AM

    Kolkata: Terming star Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh's comeback as incredible, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the left-hander's performance in the recently concluded Twenty20 International against New Zealand. It is incredible, to say the least. In spite of lack of match practice, there were glimpses of...
  • Euro 2008: Germany in top form ahead of Turkey clash 25-06-2008 12:57 PM

    Brendon McCullum's whirlwind 91 took New Zealand to a challenging 167 for 5 in 20 overs after MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to field in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand in Chennai on Tuesday. India went in without Virender Sehwag, while New Zealand recalled Daniel Vettori.
  • Forget the past, work on 2010 WC: Zidane to France 24-06-2008 11:08 AM

    Visakhapatnam: Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday backed senior team-mate Sachin Tendulkar, insisting that he remains a phenomenon despite being off-colour in the just-concluded Test series against New Zealand. I don't want to comment on what others have said. But Sachin is somebody we all have looked up to...
  • Spain shoot out world champions Italy from Euro 23-06-2008 07:55 AM

    Sharjah: Michael Hussey and Glenn Maxwell hit fighting half-centuries to help Australia beat Pakistan by three wickets in the third and final one-day international, taking the three-match series 2-1 on Monday. Hussey scored 65 for his 39th fifty and Maxwell hit a 38-ball 56 not out to round off a...
  • Russia enter Euro 2008 semis after beating Dutch 22-06-2008 03:16 AM

    London: England coach Andy Flower on Friday said that Andrew Strauss was a great man and deserved to be remembered as one of his country's best captains. Flower, speaking publicly for the first time since Test skipper Strauss announced his retirement from all cricket on Wednesday, told Sky Sports: He's...
  • Turkey end Croatia's Euro run, enter semis | Full coverage 21-06-2008 07:43 AM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand player and coach Mark Greatbatch has raised questions about the current crop of Kiwi batsmen's ability to cope with spin bowling after the Indian spinners wreaked havoc to beat them by an innings and 115 runs in the first Test in Hyderabad. Greatbatch said although the...
  • In Pics: Fabulous football fans! 20-06-2008 05:13 PM

    Dubai: ICC President Alan Isaac on Monday congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Under-19 World Cup for the third time. The Indian colts, led by Unmukt Chand, notched up a six-wicket victory over hosts Australia to clinch the prestigious title on Sunday. It has been an incredible performance...
  • Euro 2008: Croatia, Turkey struggle with injuries 20-06-2008 04:29 PM

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq believes his players will be extra motivated to win against Australia who they have not beaten for the last 10 years. The two teams meet in a three-match one-day series starting here on Tuesday, followed by as many Twenty20 internationals. Misbah said his players will...
  • Germany deliver the knock out punch to Portugal | Full coverage 20-06-2008 07:37 AM

    Hyderabad: New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has received an official reprimand after pleading guilty to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day's play in the first Test against India in Hyderabad on Sunday. The incident happened after the first delivery bowled by Umesh...
  • Euro 2008: Spain defeat Greece | Russia pack off Sweden 19-06-2008 08:30 AM

    Cardiff: The five-match ODI series between England and South Africa will kick-off on Friday at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. England were soundly thrashed 2-0 in the recently concluded Test series against South Africa and conceded their No. 1 ranking to the visitors. England are presently ranked No. 1 in ODI rankings,...
  • Russia send Sweden packing, enter quarter-finals 19-06-2008 08:20 AM

    Dubai: Afghanistan take another big step toward cricketing respect on Saturday when it plays Australia in a one-day international, only the second time the team of mostly war refugees facing a Test-playing nation. The violence-wracked country qualified this year for its second consecutive Twenty20 World Cup, but isn't expected to...
  • Spain second string complete Greek tragedy 19-06-2008 07:36 AM

    Cheteshwar Pujara scored his maiden century on comeback against New Zealand on Day 1 of the first Test in Hyderabad. ...
  • Euro 2008: Italy knock out France| Dutch blank Romania 18-06-2008 09:48 AM

    Banglore: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday hoped that Sachin Tendulkar would continue to shoulder responsibility in his and VVS Laxman's absence during the upcoming India-New Zealand series beginning on August 23 in Hyderabad. Sachin has been burdened with responsibility and has been carrying it on his shoulders for...
  • Euro 2008: Dutch reserves prove too good for Romania 18-06-2008 09:27 AM

    Hyderabad: Life after Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, the two stars of Indian cricket who retired in the aftermath of the 0-8 debacle overseas last season, may look difficult but Cheteshwar Pujara offers a ray of hope. Pujara was the obvious choice after Dravid's retirement in March. Now that Laxman...