WORLD CUP FINAL

  • Watch: Table Tennis world champion's celebration costs him $45K October 28, 2014

    Beijing: China's world and Olympic table tennis champion Zhang Jike may face further action after being stripped of USD 45,000 in prize money for damaging advertising hoardings during over enthusiastic victory celebrations at a tournament in Germany. Reigning singles world champion Jike kicked an advertising hoarding next to the court, breaking...
  • India draw a blank at Archery World Cup Final September 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Lone Indian hope Rajat Chauhan lost to Pierre Julien Deloche of France by one point (145146) to make a quarterfinal exit in the Archery World Cup Final in Lausanne on Saturday. According to information received here, Chauhan, who was the first Indian compound archer to have qualified for the showpiece...
  • Confident Germany had printed World Cup stamps before final July 14, 2014

    Berlin: Germany will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held, officials said Monday. "This year I dared to hope very early on that our team would take the title," said Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. "It's wonderful that...
  • 'Did it get Messi? It wasn't even Klose!' The best photos, memes, and tweets after Germany lifted the World Cup trophy July 14, 2014

    A billion football fans had their eyes glued to the screens before the World Cup final. The fans were divided between Germany and The Netherlands in the biggest football event after 4 long years. What time zone you were in hardly mattered when it came to the finale. There were...
  • World Cup 2014: Four reasons why Argentina can upset Germany July 13, 2014

    The 2014 World Cup final on Sunday sees the South America giants Argentina take on European powerhouse Germany. Argentina beat Netherlands 42 on penalties in the second semifinal a day after hosts Brazil were humiliated 71 by the Germans. For the first time in 24 years, Argentina find themselves among the...
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Indian fans rooting for Germany July 13, 2014

    While Germany and Argentina battle it out to win football's most coveted Cup in Brazil, fans in India are not lagging behind to show support for their favourite team. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Back in final, Germany bolstered by national pride July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Germany have come a long way since the national team last appeared in a World Cup final 12 years ago and so has the team's image at home. In 2002, an efficient but limited Germany joylessly ground its way through a weak draw to muted celebrations, before losing to...
  • World Cup 2014: How the prize money is paid to players, teams July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countries and thousands for the more than 700 players selected. From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA distributes just over $400...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina coach Sabella to step down after final July 12, 2014

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is to step down after Sunday's World Cup final against Germany regardless of the result, his agent told Argentine radio on Friday. Sabella, who took over in 2011, has led Argentina to their first World Cup final in 24 years, where they will face a powerful German...
  • U-19 World Cup: Resurgent Pakistan face tough test against South Africa in final March 1, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa will aim to break the title drought when they lock horns with two-time champion Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. South Africa finished runner-up in the 2002 and 2008 tournaments while Pakistan remains the only side to win...
  • Slovenia silver means a lot to me: Ronjan Sodhi October 12, 2012

    Double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi talks about how important his silver is he won at the World Cup Final last month in Slovenia. ...
  • Silver in WC Final proved a point to doubters: Ronjan October 11, 2012

    Ronjan Sodhi made a superb comeback after his heartbreak at the London Olympics, gunning down silver in the Shotgun World Cup Final. ...
  • The best ODI innings of 2011 January 1, 2012

    From World Cup gems, rearguard knocks and improbable efforts, we sift through the list and come up with the most memorable knocks of the year. Shaun Marsh 110, 2nd ODI, Hobart Overlooked for Australia's World Cup squad, Shaun Marsh reminded the selectors of his abilities with a maiden ODI century after...
  • Impressive shooters raise hopes of Olympic success December 29, 2011

    The success story that started at the turn of the millennium continued for Indian shooting in the year 2011 as well, with nine marksmen making the cut for the London Olympics. While Gagan Narang and Hari Om Singh had booked their tickets to London last year itself, seven others emerged as...
  • Ronjan Sodhi set for Shotgun World Cup finals October 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Ronjan Sodhi will be the only Indian representative at the Shotgun World Cup Final events, which begin at Al Ain in the UAE on Tuesday. The Double Trap shooter, currently ranked eighth in the world rankings, is the defending champion and this is his 5th consecutive World Cup...
  • Families of Team India emotional after win April 3, 2011

    The ICC World Cup win by Team India on Saturday has left the nation proud, but has left the families of each player even more proud. ...
  • President felicitates Team India at Raj Bhavan April 3, 2011

    The Indian cricket team was felicitated by President Pratibha Patil at the Governor's residence in Mumbai....
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on India's win at the World Cup April 3, 2011

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about cricket diplomacy between India and Pakistan and an exclusive interview with Yousuf Raza Gilani. ...
  • Pak PM congratulates India for World Cup win April 3, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Indian cricket team's victory in the cricket World Cup and expressed the hope that sports links between the two countries will be "fully restored in the near future". In a message...
  • Hyderbad cheers for India! April 2, 2011

    Not just Wankhede stadium, cricket mania has gripped the entire country. Every city in India is looking forward to Indias winning the World Cup, heres a look at the cricket crazy fans in Hyderabad. ...
  • WC final: one lucky fan gets a free ticket April 2, 2011

    There was a mad rush for tickets for the IndoSri Lanka World Cup final on Saturday, but there was one lucky fan who got a ticket handed to him by a stranger who asked him to cheer for India. ...
  • Stop model's bare all plan, tells BJP leader April 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Model Poonam Pandey's plan to strip if India beats Sri Lanka on Saturday has angered the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) women's wing which has sought police action against her. In a letter to Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, BJP Mahila Morcha state president Nita Kelkar said Saturday's World Cup game at...
  • Poonam Pandey dragged to court for nudity April 1, 2011

    Bhopal: Model Poonam Pandey, who has vowed to strip naked if India wins the World Cup cricket title, has been dragged to court in Bhopal, with a lawyer accusing her of depicting Brahmins in poor light. RK Pandey also named Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who included a scantily clad Poonam...
  • Farhan Akhtar cheers for India ahead of WC final April 1, 2011

    Bollywood actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar shares his thoughts about the semifinal match and wishes luck to India for the World Cup final. ...
  • Security beefed up in Mumbai ahead of WC final April 1, 2011

    National Security Guards men along with the Quick Response Team commandos and the state's elite Force One team will be on guard to avert any possible terror attack. ...
  • South Mumbai to be a nofly zone for WC final April 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Mumbai has turned into into a fortress with a 3tier security ahead of the IndiaSri Lanka World Cup final to be held at the Wankhede stadium on Saturday. Joint Commissioner of Police, Himanshu Roy said, "We are checking the antecedents of foreigners who have bought tickets." A 3tier security arrangement...
  • WC finals: Indians praying for win against Lanka March 31, 2011

    After India beat Pakistan in the semifinals of ICC World Cup on Wednesday, Indian cricket fans all over are keeping their fingers crossed and are praying hard for India to get the World Cup Trophy home. ...
  • India in WC final, celebrations on streets March 31, 2011

    It was a night to remember for India on Wednesday when India beat Pakistan in the semifinals of the ICC World Cup. Indian fans were on a high and celebrations went on late into the night. ...
  • Forbes India: 5 sporting moments to wait for in 2010 December 24, 2009

    Bahrain Grand Prix A rare instance of the original following the clone. Two years after Vijay Mallyas Force India began zooming on Formula One tracks, Richard Bransons Virgin Racing will join him at the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix. The 61st season of F1 will also see Campos Meta 1, the US...