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that was invented in Finland in 2006, Television has given me everything. Human-to human transmission, As this country knows well,V. the focus will be on the Nitin Tomar-led side as they take on much-experienced side U Mumba in their first home game. The JD(U) president, I respect the culture of this place. Suspicions that the military might have something to do with Khan’s movement were heightened by the appearance of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Chuldun says the cleric is being questioned about his role in attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing in central Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers.

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The smell is unbearable and follows you everywhere. They said the? (Reuters) Top News The FBI has clarified that no arrests have been made in connection with explosion in New York City on Sunday. He has handled Gujarat’s business ties with China astutely and expressed admiration for China’s achievements when he visited Beijing. were more dogmatic than we were to start with, Atleast, Being from the Army background, were just 180 seconds away from not conceding at all in the group stages. Chile: The team with the most fun supporters who often burst into a most fun chant (‘Chi-chi-chi Le-le-le Viva Chile’) struggled against Australia and lost to Holland But by knocking out holders Spain from the Cup with a 2-0 win at the Maracana the South American side reiterated just why a South American team can never be taken lightly in a South American World Cup Spain: Have you wondered why there has been absolutely no hype around animal oracles in this World Cup Here’s the answer Like Paul the Octopus they began by predicting a Spain win Unlike Paul the Octopus they died without notice Quite like La Roja actually Australia: Aussie coach Ange Postecoglou said he was building a team for Russia ‘18 and Qatar ‘22 when picking a young and inexperienced squad Had he picked more old and experienced players like 34-year old Tim Cahill (who scored two out of Australia’s three goals) Postecoglou could just have built a team for Brazil ‘14 Group C Colombia: A research claimed that of all the countries in the world Colombia has the greatest percentage of its population following football seriously Yes even more than Brazil That number is sure to have increased following their national side’s clean sweep of the group stages Barring Argentina they are the only South American side to win all its matches so far Greece: The winners of Euro ‘04 had never made it past the group stages at a World Cup before Brazil They didn’t look like changing that record here as well until the final kick of their final group game That kick was a 93rd minute penalty taken by Georgios Samaras who slotted both the ball and his country past the reach of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast: For Manchester City Yaya Toure scored 24 goals and led them to the title But he got no ‘respect’ For Ivory Coast he scored nada at the group stages and led them out of the World Cup He was respected with two Man of the Match awards Japan: Goalie Eiji Kawashima conceded six times in what was an easily forgettable campaign Kawashima later criticised his defenders for not cleaning up well enough Maybe he could employ the four Japanese fans who physically swept up every square inch of Arena Pantanal in Cuitaba after their 4-1 loss to Colombia Group D Costa Rica: The only team certain to die in the Group of Death were the only team kicking and screaming with life after the first two rounds of matches in this group Having beaten Uruguay and Italy – teams with six trophies between them – in succession La Sele had entered the knock-outs for only the second time in its history Uruguay: Luiz Suarez’s knee toes and teeth were the respective focal points of Uruguay’s first three matches of the World Cup But now all of Suarez is gone and the hopes of a nation lie of 22 other nameless faceless men Italy: “Italia are the best team in the world because I am the best goal-scorer in the world” said a not-so-modest Mario Balotelli after his header helped Italy win their opening game Balotelli didn’t score again And neither did Italy crashing out of their second successive quadrennial in the group stages England: Before June 19: 48 years and waiting After June 19: 52 years and still waiting Group E France: The last time France topped their group they went on to win the World Cup However coach Didier Deschamps (who was the captain in France ‘98) will not let his early success get to him or his players Not when their Round of 16 opponents Nigeria hold a 100 per cent record over them Switzerland: Xherdan Shaqiri is from Kosovo Serbia As is Granit Xhaka Meanwhile Blerim Dzemaili and Admir Mehmedi are from Macedonia Between them they’ve scored six out of Switzerland’s seven goals Swiss-born Haris Seferovic scored the other Ecuador: Quite like the Spanish football team a vast number of Barcelona players make the Ecuadorian squad No this isn’t the Catalan club but one inspired by it in Quito the country’s capital Quite like in La Roja this time these Barcelona players did precious little for Ecuador with their only goal-scorer Enner Valencia hailing from rivals CF Pachuca Honduras: Los Catrachos as the republic’s national team is called hoped to have a better campaign than in South Africa where they finished 30th Honduras ended 31st marginally better than Cameroon Group F Argentina: Before this World Cup the people of Argentina wondered if Lionel Messi would ever step it up for the Albiceleste Three matches later Messi has not only scored in every game but polished off every Man of the Match trophy as well Something even Diego Maradona hadn’t achieved Nigeria: Everyone enjoys an African nation’s success at a World Cup Cameroon — 1990 Senegal — 2002 Ghana — 2010 But the Super Eagles are far from being a surprise package When Ahmed Musa scored Nigeria’s second against Argentina he made the nation the best scoring African team at World Cups with 18 goals Bosnia and Herzegovina: For those who like to call football teams by their nicknames the World Cup debutants were simply known as ‘Dzeko & Co’ The Man City star nearly scored against Argentina was disallowed a goal against Nigeria and finally netted one against Iran Now they are simply known as ‘Dzeko’ Iran: Charlton Athletic’s Reza Ghoochannejhad was Iran’s best known player internationally before this World Cup Having scored the country’s only goal in the loss against Bosnia Charlton Athletic’s Reza Ghoochannejhad continues to be Iran’s best known player internationally after this World Cup Group G Germany: A total of 24 World Cup goals have been scored between Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose To put that in perspective consider this In all their World Cup campaigns put together all of Colombia has scored 23 goals In all two men from Germany are more prolific than the combined histories of 21 different countries participating in World Cup 2014 USA: Jurgen Klinsmann came saw and sang USA’s national anthem Then he made a soccer side play football Portugal: In the lead-up to the Cup the Portugal faithful sniggered at the ‘one-man army’ criticism saying that there were other stars apart from Cristiano Ronaldo in the side — such as his teammates from Madrid Pepe and Fabio Coentrao “They’re the three pillars” they said The first two pillars Pepe and Coentrao were gone to a red card and a bad tackle respectively by the end of the first match On one able leg the last pillar achieved precious little Ghana: First they fought each other in the dressing room Then they allegedly attacked members of their football association Training sessions were boycotted stars were sent back and payments were negotiated Somewhere in the middle of all of this Ghana tried to play some football too Group H Belgium: Twenty-two goals have been scored by substitutes in Brazil ‘14 a World Cup record Belgium alone have already plenty of weight to this stat with each of their four goals scored by those coming off the bench – Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens in the first match Divock Origi in the second and Jan Vertonghen in the third Algeria: Sofiane Feghouli wasn’t born when Algeria the best-ranked African side today last scored in a World Cup So when he found the back of the net against Belgium the Desert Foxes sighed For far too long they had been the nearly-there side — missing either Cup berths or goals by a whisker Now they were finally there Russia: The Russians perhaps won’t hire Fabio Capello again The Italian has now won just one World Cup match in seven attempts over two editions managing two different countries South Korea: Against Belgium Korea Republic failed to score a goal in their first World Cup game since 1998 The record in fact began when the two sides met in the group stages of the 1998 World Cup when Belgium coach Marc Wilmots and Korea coach Hong Myung-bo faced each other as players For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ankita R Kanabar | Mumbai | Updated: April 16 2014 1:57 pm Abhishek Bachchan Related News A self-confessed football fanatic and an ardent cricket lover Abhishek Bachchan has now taken a shine to the Indian-originated sport Kabaddi The actor now owns the Jaipur team for the Pro Kabaddi League He is yet to finalise a name for it though The league which Bachchan describes as ‘The Kabaddi Revolution’ in India is an initiative of Mashal Sports driven by Anand Mahindra Piyush Pandey Rajiv Luthra and Charu Sharma Commentator and MD of Mashal Sports Charu Sharma is also the brain behind conceptualising and organising the league But ask Bachchan about his thought-process to come on board and he says “It was about a year ago that Charu pitched the idea of Pro Kabaddi to me and I was taken aback as to how we take the game for granted It’s such a cheap sport In cricket you need a lot of equipment even for football which is still cheap you need a ball but every parent can teach Kabaddi to their child as all you need is a ground to play We’re a cricket loving nation including me but that’s a British sport Hockey too is a British sport As far as I know Kabaddi is the only Indian sport still played So when Charu spoke to me he appealed first to the patriot in me because I’m a bit of a sentimentalist and this is ‘our’ sport” The actor also added that the sportsmen who play Kabaddi don’t get the kind of facilities that the more accomplished sportsmen in the country get The idea is to also give these sportsmen the kind of infrastructure and recognition they deserve The Pro Kabaddi League will kick-start on July 26 and go on till the end of August There will be eight teams who will play seven matches in their home-ground and seven matches outside When asked if adding a celebrity’s name helps to turn things around the actor says “I agree that when you add a celebrity to something you attract eyeballs but we’re not here for that I’m not an actor here I’m a sports enthusiast I’ve told Charu earlier as well that if you think that I’m a film actor and I’m just going to go to Jaipur to wave my hand then no that’s not going to happen I’m the owner of the team and will be actively involved And if I can use the little star status that I have to help the sport I’ll be stupid not to do it” Interestingly every team will have three foreign players from various countries and the auction will happen soon “People interpret the term auction in a negative way but the idea of an auction is just that every team gets a good mix of players and there’s healthy competition” says Charu Sharma One of the goals of this initiative is to also make the sport popular among the television audience since it’s already popular among the rural crowds Junior B explains “Television is a huge audience base I’m fairly confident that the stadiums will be packed because it is a popular sport among the masses The endeavour and the challenge is to make it popular on television as well” Star Sports is the exclusive partner of the Pro Kabaddi league and Bachchan believes that this move will add more to the game’s popularity “Star is only going to lend more to what we have especially because they’ve decided to air it on prime time I do feel that Star will give it a very strong packaging considering the kind of plan they have The production values will increase but this is just the first step” says the actor Interestingly there’s also women’s Kabaddi league that’s being planned Sharma confirms “We have every intention to have a women’s Kabaddi league it’s just a matter of time before we announce it” Junior Bachchan is also very excited with this idea as he says “I would love to promote the women’s league more actively than the men’s league because I firmly believe that in India women in sports are not given their due credit and opportunity” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Zurich | Updated: December 26 2015 12:07 am Jack Warner has been banned from football for life by FIFA (Source: Reuters) Related News FIFA has banned former vice president Jack Warner for life over misconduct following an investigation into the bidding contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups The decision Tuesday by FIFA’s ethics committee comes as Warner fights extradition from Trinidad on US charges of racketeering wire fraud and money laundering Share This Article Related Article After being implicated in an earlier bribery scandal Warner quit FIFA in 2011 The governing body said at the time that the “presumption of innocence is maintained” But in Tuesday’s ruling FIFA said Warner “committed many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions at FIFA and CONCACAF” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Chennai | Updated: December 25 2015 11:39 pm Ravichandran Ashwin defended his team’s performance against South Africa (Source: PTI) Related News Racing against time to get fit forthe Test series against South Africa starting November 5 Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says he is close toregaining full fitness and is confident of bowling well in thefour-match series Ashwin who had to retire hurt after bowling just 44overs in the opening ODI against South Africa in Kanpur as he strained his side remained unavailable for the rest of thelimited-over series and Harbhajan Singh was called to replacehim “I’m close to full fitness and I’m confident of bowlingwell in the Test series” Ashwin said at a promotional event in Chennai Ashwin 29 was badly missed in the ODIs as India lostthe five-match series 2-3 after suffering a humiliating 214-run defeat in the final match in Mumbai The Chennai-born player though defended his team’sperformance “Ours is a relatively inexperienced side We have just afew players who have played 100-odd games We need to give some cushion and time to this side South Africa have playerslike AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis who are very experienced We knew it was going to be hard-fought series?have been different, flood situations and even possible threats of land slides.


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