Ghana and Uruguay meet again at the World Cup after the drama of 2010

Ghana and Uruguay meet at the World Cup on Friday in a replay of one of the tournament’s most controversial matches. “It’s been a very, very long time,” said Ghanaian coach Otto Addo. Perhaps so, but for many Ghanaians, the quarter-final defeat to Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup is still a raw and painful … Read more

Emotional Bailey Wright dedicates Australia victory to mother-in-law

Australian defender Bailey Wright was in mourning on Thursday after learning that his mother-in-law had died following Denmark’s 1-0 defeat to Denmark at the World Cup. Wright, who plays for Sunderland in the second tier of English football, had told Australian reporters he had serious fears for his mother-in-law’s health after receiving a message from … Read more

Belgium’s golden generation, Germany’s next generation try to avoid humiliation

831 players, 32 teams and four games a day – following the World Cup can be a bit overwhelming. For the next month, The Indian Express is cutting through the clutter, choosing the biggest storyline of the day every morning. Showcase match Germany vs Costa Rica (Group E) 12.30pm (Friday), Al Bayt Stadium When journeyman … Read more

“We are not in a crisis,” says Belgium before the confrontation with Croatia

Belgium’s Timothy Castagne said on Wednesday the team was not in crisis after two lackluster performances in the World Cup group stage that have led to introspection ahead of a must-win match against Croatia to reach the knockout stages. Second in the world, Belgium won 1-0 against Canada but were outplayed massively and suffered an … Read more

Religious procession from Rajasthan reaches Panchkula

A RELIGIOUS procession, Sarv Samaj Bandhutav Yatra, of spiritual leaders reached Panchkula from Merta, Rajasthan on Tuesday. The procession was welcomed in Aggarwal Bhawan, Sector 16. Before that, the procession of 50 people including women paid their obeisances at Gurudwara Nada Sahib. Kapal Mochan, a religious site in Yamunanagar associated with Guru Ravidas, who was … Read more

Yuvraj Singh’s name came to my mind after fifth six: Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad was the talk of the town after his astonishing seven sixes in a 43-run over during a Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal. But the only name that came to mind for the 25-year-old batsman before he delivered this unthinkable feat was Yuvraj Singh, the former Indian all-rounder best remembered for hitting six sixes in … Read more

Protester with rainbow flag banned from World Cup matches

A protester who ran onto the field during a World Cup match with a rainbow flag and a blue Superman T-shirt bearing messages in support of Ukraine and Iranian women was banned from attending matches at the tournament in Qatar on Tuesday. The World Cup organizing committee said in a statement that “the person concerned … Read more

James Anderson is delighted to be back in Pakistan after 17 years

The sole survivor of England’s last test tour of Pakistan 17 years ago feels blessed to be back. James Anderson has worked hard on his fitness over the past five to six years to still be at the forefront of England’s bowling attack at the age of 40 and continue a Test career that began … Read more

Mattia Binotto resigns as Ferrari F1 team principal

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto has tendered his resignation and will leave at the end of the year, the championship runner-up said on Tuesday. The news came after much media speculation that the 53-year-old, whose contract was set to expire at the end of 2023, had lost top tier support after yet another failed … Read more

Iran vs USA: Sports spectacle with a geopolitical twist

831 players, 32 teams and four games a day – following the World Cup can be a bit overwhelming. For the next month, The Indian Express is cutting through the clutter, choosing the biggest storyline of the day every morning. Showcase match Iran vs USA (Group B) 12.30pm (Wednesday), Al Thumama Stadium Two days ahead … Read more