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Ronaldinho’s addition to a fat trophy cabinet: a pig

Not one to drop the ball, Ronaldinho joined in the prison’s football league and promptly won his team the final, and with it, the cherished prize, a suckling pig.
Former soccer star Ronaldinho talks as he walks escorted by Police officers with hands handcuffed to declare to judge Clara Ruiz Diaz at Justice Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, right back, were alleged to enter to the country with a false Paraguayan passport.(AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)(AP)
Former soccer star Ronaldinho talks as he walks escorted by Police officers with hands handcuffed to declare to judge Clara Ruiz Diaz at Justice Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, right back, were alleged to enter to the country with a false Paraguayan passport.(AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)(AP)
Published on Mar 14, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Sania Mirza extends support to Mesut Ozil after ‘racism’ controversy

Sania Mirza expressed sadness at Mesut Ozil announcing his international retirement in controversial circumstances and said that it is completely unacceptable.
Sania Mirza has supported Mesut Ozil in the ‘racism’ controversy surrounding his international retirement.(PTI)
Sania Mirza has supported Mesut Ozil in the ‘racism’ controversy surrounding his international retirement.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 08:11 PM IST
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Joachim Loew set to stay as Germany coach despite FIFA World Cup debacle

Germany manager Joachim Loew will keep his job despite the team exiting the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the first round.
Germany head coach Joachim Loew is likely to keep his position despite an exit from the FIFA World Cup 2018 group stages.(AFP)
Germany head coach Joachim Loew is likely to keep his position despite an exit from the FIFA World Cup 2018 group stages.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: World Cup fans show the route to cleanliness that India could take

With videos of Japanese and Senegalese fans cleaning the stadium after FIFA matches going viral, Indian celebrities say we need to have the same spirit for Mission Swachh Bharat to become truly successful.
The post-match clean-up video has gone viral on social media, drawing worldwide praise for the Japanese fans. It also has inspired fans of other countries to follow suit.
The post-match clean-up video has gone viral on social media, drawing worldwide praise for the Japanese fans. It also has inspired fans of other countries to follow suit.
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma, New Delhi

FIFA World Cup 2018, Uruguay vs Russia, highlights: URU 3-0 RUS

Get highlights of the match between Uruguay and Russia here. Uruguay thrash Russia to claim top spot in Group A of FIFA World Cup 2018.
Get highlights of the match between Uruguay and Russia here. Uruguay thrash Russia to claim top spot in Group A of FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Get highlights of the match between Uruguay and Russia here. Uruguay thrash Russia to claim top spot in Group A of FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 09:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Himanshu Dhingra

‘Yes, We Kane’ - Twitter explodes over England’s thrashing win against Panama in FIFA World Cup 2018

Harry Kane led the way with a hat-trick as England stormed into the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup with a 6-1 thrashing of Panama.
Harry Kane’s England crushed Panama 6-1 in their second game of FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday.(AFP)
Harry Kane’s England crushed Panama 6-1 in their second game of FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 03:26 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018 gives Nizhny Novgorod new lease of life

Till the collapse of the Soviet Union, Nizhny Novgorod didn’t permit foreign visitors to help maintain the secrecy of its weapon-producing units. With the start of the FIFA World Cup 2018, business has been more hectic than usual in Russia’s fifth largest city.
Russian fans cheer their team during the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, a city which has got a new lease of life due to the tournament.(AFP)
Russian fans cheer their team during the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, a city which has got a new lease of life due to the tournament.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 05:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nizhny Novgorod | By Bhargab Sarmah

FIFA World Cup 2018: Nigeria hand Argentina lifeline in bid to make knockouts

Nigeria handed the Lionel Messi-led Argentina national football team a lifeline when they beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday, ensuring the final FIFA World Cup 2018 games in Group D are high-stakes affairs.
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018.(AFP)
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D football match between Argentina and Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 21, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 11:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shayne Dias

FIFA World Cup 2018, Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia, highlights: URU beat KSA 1-0, qualify for round of 16

Get highlights of Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A match here. Luis Suarez’s goal helped Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 and qualify for the next round.
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 thanks to a wonderful goal from Luis Suarez to help the team qualify for the round of 16. Get highlights of Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A match here(REUTERS)
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 thanks to a wonderful goal from Luis Suarez to help the team qualify for the round of 16. Get highlights of Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A match here(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 10:27 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: 10-year-old Indian boy creates history during Belgium-Panama game

As Belgium and Panama players were taking the field on Monday, a 10-year-old boy from Bengaluru, Rishi Tej, became the first ever official match ball carrier from India at FIFA World Cup 2018.
Rishi Tej (centre with the ball) became the first ever official match ball carrier from India at FIFA World Cup 2018, during the Group G match between Belgium and Panama earlier this week.(Twitter)
Rishi Tej (centre with the ball) became the first ever official match ball carrier from India at FIFA World Cup 2018, during the Group G match between Belgium and Panama earlier this week.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

FIFA World Cup 2018, highlights, Saransk, Japan shock 10-man Colombia

Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Colombia and Japan here. Japan beat 10-man Colombia in to take all three points.
Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Colombia and Japan here. Japan beat 10-man Colombia in to take all three points.(AP)
Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Colombia and Japan here. Japan beat 10-man Colombia in to take all three points.(AP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 08:35 PM IST
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FIFA World cup 2018: Five young players to watch out

Like every edition of the FIFA World Cup, there are players who so far have gone under the radar but are likely have stellar careers.
Argentina's Nicolas Tagliafico in action with Iceland's Ari Freyr Skulason at FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Nicolas Tagliafico in action with Iceland's Ari Freyr Skulason at FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 03:28 PM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018: When the tournament is a bar to bar party in Russia

With bars in the city centre extending working hours, the city’s metro service too has also been putting in longer shifts as fans party till the small hours in Russia during the FIFA World Cup 2018.
English fans at a Fan Fest celebrate their team's second goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Tunisia.(AFP)
English fans at a Fan Fest celebrate their team's second goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Tunisia.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 02:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Moscow | By Bhargab Sarmah

Captain fantastic Harry Kane hails ‘massive’ England win at FIFA World Cup 2018

Captain Harry Kane scored a brace as England overcame Tunisia with a 2-1 victory in their FIFA World Cup Group G campaign opener at the Volgograd Arena
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal against Tunisia in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal against Tunisia in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 19, 2018 02:21 AM IST
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Reuters, Volgograd | By Reuters

FIFA World Cup 2018:That was coming, says Mats Hummels after Germany lose to Mexico

Defending champions Germany lost their first match of FIFA World Cup 2018 to Mexico 1-0 and defender Mats Hummels says that El Tri deserved their win.
Germany's Mats Hummels gave the ball away for the Mexico goal in their opening Group F match of the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AP)
Germany's Mats Hummels gave the ball away for the Mexico goal in their opening Group F match of the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 11:40 PM IST
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Spain still among FIFA World Cup 2018 favourites, says Brazil midfielder Paulinho

Brazil midfielder Paulinho believes that Spain are still one of the top contenders to win the FIFA World Cup 2018 despite the controversy surrounding former coach Julen Lopetegui.
Spain sacked coach Julen Lopetegui days before the FIFA World Cup 2018 but Paulinho refused to rule them out as title contenders.(REUTERS)
Spain sacked coach Julen Lopetegui days before the FIFA World Cup 2018 but Paulinho refused to rule them out as title contenders.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 13, 2018 10:36 PM IST
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Mohamed Salah’s absence playing on Egypt’s mind ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018, says coach

Mohamed Salah is still in doubt for Egypt’s opening match in Group A on June 15 against Uruguay after suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final for Liverpool late last month.
Mohamed Salah, who suffered a shoulder injury, is doubtful for Egypt’s first game in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Mohamed Salah, who suffered a shoulder injury, is doubtful for Egypt’s first game in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 03, 2018 05:03 PM IST
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