World Cup

  • Spinners will find it tough in World Cup 2015: Michael Hussey 26 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Even as the teams get ready for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Hussey has predicted that spin will not play much of a part in the mega-tournament and only "mystery spinners" like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine have a chance of succeeding. "We have got...
  • England have no hope at World Cup, says Graeme Swann Yesterday

    London: England have no hope of winning next year's World Cup because of their "old-fashioned" approach to the one-day game, according to former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann, who retired from international cricket during the 5-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia in December, believes the one-day team need to do away with...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni 2 days ago

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five one-dayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 1-3 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...
  • Afghanistan coach pleased with 2015 ICC World Cup preparations 6 days ago

    Karachi: Afghanistan's cricket coach Kabir Khan on Wednesday said the team was on course for next year's World Cup and looking forward to touring Australia and New Zealand next month. Afghanistan earned a maiden berth in the 50-over World Cup to cap a remarkable rise which saw them graduating from...
  • Mahela Jayawardene still chasing World Cup dream August 18, 2014

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene on Monday vowing to devote his energies towards helping Sri Lanka win another 50-over World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand. Sri Lanka last won the World Cup in 1996 and were beaten in the final in 2007 and 2011....
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • Lord's set to welcome ICC World Cup trophy August 17, 2014

    Dubai: The most coveted prize in cricket, the World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Lord's on Monday and it will be welcomed by England ODI vice-captain Eoin Morgan along with representatives of ECB, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the ICC. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will commence on...
  • Indian Women recurve Archery team ranked No 3 in FITA August 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Buoyed by their gold medal win in the Archery World Cup Stage IV, Indian women's recurve team has climbed four places to be at number three position in FITA world rankings. Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medallist and former world No 1, Deepika Kumari, who bagged two bronze and a gold...
  • Martino takes reins of World Cup runners-up Argentina August 13, 2014

    Argentina named former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino as the new manager of the national soccer team on Tuesday following Alejandro Sabella's decision to step aside in the wake of their World Cup final defeat in July. Martino, who won the Argentine league title with Newell's Old Boys in June 2013 before...
  • New Zealand seek improved ties with India through cricket August 11, 2014

    New Zealand on Monday sought to promote business and people-to-people ties with India by using the platform of the Cricket World Cup to be hosted by it along with Australia in 2015. In a meeting with India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum talks...
  • Ranchi girl Deepika Kumari helps women archers win gold at World Cup August 11, 2014

    There was mixed news for the Indian archery contingent at the World Cup stage 4 with the women's recurve team clinching gold while the men's recurve team settled for silver in Wroclaw (Poland) on Sunday. India beat Mexico 6-0 without surrendering a single set point to bag the recurve women's gold...
  • Indian women archers win gold, men silver at World Cup August 10, 2014

    There was mixed news for the Indian archery contingent at the World Cup stage 4 with the women's recurve team clinching gold while the men's recurve team settled for silver on Sunday. India beat Mexico 6-0 without surrendering a single set point to bag the recurve women's gold medal. Delhi 2010 Commonwealth...
  • Uthappa hopeful of securing a berth in India's Cricket World Cup team August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Having had a poor run in the recently concluded India A team's tour of Australia where he failed to make a mark, discarded opener Robin Uthappa is now eyeing the Ranji Trophy to make his case for a berth in the Indian squad for the next year's World Cup...
  • India open tally with silver in Archery World Cup August 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian compound mixed pair of Abhishek Verma and Puvasha Shende opened their account by clinching the silver medal at the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland. The third seed Indian duo lost to the World No. 1 US pair of Braden Gellenthien and Crystal Gauvin 151-155 in an...
  • India eyeing three gold in Archery World Cup August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian men's and women's recurve teams have stormed into the finals in the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland. According to information received, the top seed Indian trio of Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar and Atanu Das got the better of China 5-4, while the second seeded women's team...
  • Deepika to fight for bronze in Archery World Cup August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Deepika Kumari will battle for a bronze in the individual recurve section after she lost in the semifinal of the Archery World Cup Stage IV being held in Wroclaw, Poland. According to information received here, Deepika lost to Jing Xu of China 6-5 in the semifinals yesterday and she will...
  • Hearing on Luis Suarez's ban appeal on Friday, verdict likely next week August 7, 2014

    Luis Suarez should find out next week whether he has won his appeal against a four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the decision is "likely to be rendered some days" after the closed-door hearing in Lausanne on Friday. The fast-track timetable...
  • Deepika Kumari eyes Archery World Cup final berth August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Having pocketed the recurve women's top seed at the Archery World Cup last-stage, ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari is now eyeing a last-gasp berth into the World Cup Final where she has three silver medals. "I will not be sad if I don't go to Lausanne. Well, maybe a little...
  • Deepika Kumari tops women's qualifying round of Archery World Cup August 6, 2014

    Deepika Kumari was back in her elements as the former world No 1 archer topped the qualification round along with the men's team in the recurve section of the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, Poland on Wednesday. According to information received, the Ranchi youngster, who has slipped to 19th...
  • I will quit if Russia lose belief in me, says coach Fabio Capello July 30, 2014

    Fabio Capello would quit as head coach of Russia if his employers and the squad lost belief in him, he told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference for the first time since Russia failed to progress from the group stages at the World Cup, the former England...
  • Alejandro Sabella quits as Argentina coach: reports July 30, 2014

    Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit as national team coach, Argentine media reported on Tuesday. The reports said the 59-year-old Sabella, whose side lost the Maracana final to Germany 1-0 after extra time, had told Argentine FA president Julio Grondona that...
  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup July 26, 2014

    Geneva: FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week. Political pressure on Russia increased Friday when the...
  • Maradona rips Argentina's World Cup performance July 26, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona has slammed Argentina's second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team "did not play at all." The former Argentina star, and coach of the national side four years ago in South Africa, said the team led by Lionel Messi should have been winning matches by three...
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew to lead team to Euro 2016 July 23, 2014

    Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said on Wednesday. Loew was contracted to the German football federation (DFB) until July 2016, but said he had needed to take some time following his side's 1-0 World Cup...
  • New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning July 23, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instill "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time. The 50-year-old on Tuesday replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week following Brazil's failure to reach the World Cup final...
  • Alejandro Sabella set to decide on Argentina future in midweek July 19, 2014

    With a September friendly looming for Argentina against their World Cup final conquerors Germany, coach Alejandro Sabella is aware of the urgency of a decision on his future. Sabella, whose side lost 1-0 after extra time to Germany in the Maracana final a week ago, told reporters on Friday he would...
  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan July 19, 2014

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • Messi, Ronaldo top online searches during World Cup July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. "Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi may have not performed to the...
  • Vicente del Bosque planning to stay on as Spain coach July 18, 2014

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says he plans to lead the team into Euro 2016 and has the backing of the national federation despite their shock early exit at the World Cup last month. Del Bosque broke his silence over his future on Thursday by saying he intends to stay at...
  • World Cup 2014: Kramer was disoriented after blow to head, says referee July 17, 2014

    The World Cup final referee says Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in Sunday's match. Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport, "Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking 'Ref, is this the final?' I thought he was...