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  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • Finmeccanica settles with Italy prosecutors to end VVIP chopper deal probe Yesterday

    Milan: AgustaWestland's parent company Finmeccanica says it has reached a agreement with Italian prosecutors to settle legal proceedings over the the VVIP chopper deal in India, adding this did not equal an acknowledgment of any wrongdoing. India had cancelled the Rs 3,700 crore order with Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland for 12 top-end...
  • Qualifier Pablo Cuevas upsets Andreas Seppi in Umag 2nd round 6 days ago

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarter-finals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3...
  • FIFA rankings: Germany No.1 after World Cup triumph July 17, 2014

    Zurich: Germany have climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. The four-time champions, who beat Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana on Sunday, have replaced Spain in first place as well as succeeding them as world champions. Argentina and the...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez to appeal 'Fascist' bite ban, says Lawyer July 12, 2014

    Madrid: Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will appeal a "fascist' four-month ban for biting a World Cup rival, his lawyer said Friday. FIFA had rejected an appeal the previous day by Uruguay and the 27-year-old over the severity of his punishment. But now Suarez is going to the Court of Arbitration for...
  • Defying pope, Italian church parade stops by Mafioso's house in tribute July 7, 2014

    Rome: In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Sunday denounced the tribute in Oppido Mamertina, a Calabrian town and 'ndrangheta crime syndicate stronghold, as "deplorable and disgusting."...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez referee picked for Brazil-Germany semi-final July 7, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite an opponent has been picked to officiate Brazil's World Cup semi-final against Germany. FIFA says on its website that Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will referee the match in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Rodriguez has handled two World Cup matches, including...
  • World Cup 2014: Defender Andrea Barzagli to miss start of Juve's season July 2, 2014

    Rome: Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli, a World Cup winner with Italy in Germany in 2006, will be sidelined for three months after undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon and ankle. "Under the supervision of Juventus doctor Fabrizio Tencone the defender was operated on by Professor Sakari Orava in Turku, Finland," the...
  • World Cup 2014: Giorgio Chiellini hopes FIFA reduces Suarez's penalty July 1, 2014

    Madrid: Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has responded to Uruguayan Luis Suarez's apology for biting him during the World Cup Group B match which ended 1-0 in favour of Uruguay. "It's all forgotten, I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension," Chiellini said while mentioning Suarez on Twitter, reports EFE. Suarez had earlier apologised...
  • Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities June 30, 2014

    Rome: About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported on Monday, citing the navy and coastguard. The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a fishing boat carrying around 590 refugees and migrants to...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez flies home after World Cup expulsion June 27, 2014

    Montevideo: Luis Suarez flew home to Uruguay on Friday after being thrown out of the World Cup in Brazil and banned from soccer for four months for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in a Group D match earlier this week. The Liverpool striker was met by President Jose Mujica when he...
  • World Cup 2014: We made a bad impression, says Buffon June 26, 2014

    Milan: Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon admitted the Azzurri "made a bad impression" at the World Cup as the players returned home. Buffon and a number of other players as well as resigned coach Cesare Prandelli and other staff landed at Milan's Malpensa airport following Italy's group stage exit from the World...
  • World Cup 2014: I will remain available for Italy, says Pirlo June 26, 2014

    Milan: Italy's midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo says he may go back on his decision to retire from international football. The 35-year-old Pirlo, who plays for Juventus, said before the World Cup that he would quit international football after the tournament in Brazil. However, on the airplane back to Italy following a disappointing...
  • Suarez bite row: Should role models behave more responsibly? June 25, 2014

    FIFA begins disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay's Luis Suarez after he was caught on camera biting Italian defender Chiellini during last Group D last match. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez can stop biting, but it won't be easy, say psychologists June 25, 2014

    Luis Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists have said following the Uruguay striker's bite on the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, is under investigation by FIFA for...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Suarez June 25, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans' 1-0 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday. The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, may be hit with another lengthy...
  • The Beautiful Game: Suarez faces lengthy ban for biting Chiellini June 25, 2014

    Luis Suarez is facing an abrupt end to his World Cup after FIFA announced it will investigate the Uruguay striker for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's on shoulder. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy's coach Prandelli offers to resign after exit June 25, 2014

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli offered his resignation on Tuesday after his team's elimination from the World Cup following a controversial 1-0 defeat by Uruguay. "At the end of the match I spoke to the president of the federation, I have told them I am going to resign from my position,"...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez faces another World Cup ban June 25, 2014

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez looks almost certain to be banned from the World Cup for the second successive tournament after he bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during his team's 1-0 win on Tuesday. FIFA is investigating the incident which has become a worldwide talking point and Suarez, twice previously...
  • The Beautiful Game: Uruguay knock Italy out to enter last 16 June 25, 2014

    Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez bites again, could be in trouble June 25, 2014

    Natal: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble after appearing to bite an Italian opponent on Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game. The incident, shown on television replays, showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay eliminate Italy, progress to last 16 with 1-0 win June 24, 2014

    Natal: Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, although the victory was overshadowed by a biting incident involving the South American side's star forward Luis Suarez. Four-time champions Italy, meanwhile, are heading home...
  • As it happened: Italy vs Uruguay and Costa Rica vs England, World Cup 2014 June 24, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group D matches as Italy look to shackle Suarez in Uruguay showdown whereas England seek atonement against Costa Rica. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Italy must find a way to shut down Uruguay striker Luis Suarez when the teams clash at the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Italy need a draw against Uruguay to qualify June 24, 2014

    Italy must find a way to shut down Uruguay striker Luis Suarez when the teams clash at the Dunas arena on Tuesday which will decide who goes through to the last 16. ...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 13 June 24, 2014

    It's Day Two of the in-or-out matches of the World Cup, with five teams competing for two places in the knockout stages. Group D winds up in the two early fixtures, with Group C following later. Each pair of games is played simultaneously. The highlight of the early matches is Italy's game...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez says knee perfect before Italy match June 23, 2014

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says his surgically repaired left knee feels "perfect" the day before facing Italy in a match that Uruguay must win to advance beyond the group stage at the World Cup The Liverpool player had surgery before the tournament and was sidelined for Uruguay's opening loss to Costa...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy look to shackle Suarez in Uruguay showdown June 24, 2014

    Italy must find a way to shut down Uruguay striker Luis Suarez when the teams clash at the Dunas arena on Tuesday in a World Cup showdown which will decide who goes through to the last 16. Uruguay, semi-finalists four years ago, will arrive in Natal on an almighty high after...
  • World Cup 2014: 'Do or die' matches are nothing new for Italy captain Buffon June 22, 2014

    Natal: It will be nothing new for Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon when the Azzurri face Uruguay on Tuesday with a spot in the second round of the World Cup on the line. Italy will advance with a win or a draw in the Group D match. Buffon says "this is the 10th...
  • World Cup 2014: Drug tests for Costa Rica players routine, says FIFA June 22, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: World football's governing body, FIFA said that the drug tests conducted for seven Costa Rican players after their 1-0 win over Italy was a "routine procedure". Costa Rica stunned Azzurri on Friday and qualified to the second round from the Group D. Only two players from Italy were...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #ITA versus #CRC June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Another European soccer heavyweight fell to Latin American opposition on Friday as Costa Rica shocked Italy 1-0, putting the four-times champions' qualification in doubt. While the match was on, the world was also simultaneously tweeting, vigorously. According to Twitter, there were a total of 3.2 million tweets about the...