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Fifa fears match-fixing will lead to player deaths
Chris Eaton, head of security at Fifa, said: "We are very concerned about the safety of players [and] officials.
2012-01-10 15:26:32
Ferguson ‘sick’ after Liverpool stun United
Sir Alex Ferguson labelled Manchester United’s 2-1 FA Cup defeat by Liverpool as “sickening” after the champions dominated the tie before being sunk by a late Dirk Kuyt goal
2012-01-30 19:03:54
Brazil to make 2014 the best World Cup
Brazil and FIFA pledged Friday to work together for the success of the 2014 World Cup after high-level fence-mending talks to end their public row over criticism of the country’s lagging preparations for the top sporting event.
2012-03-19 20:08:15
Chelsea reach Champions League final
Lionel Messi missed a penalty as holders Barcelona were sent crashing out of the Champions League semi-finals after 10-man Chelsea battled to a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
2012-04-24 19:56:15
Bayern Munich reach Champions League final
Manuel Neuer was the hero for Bayern Munich on Wednesday as his side went through to the Champions League final after beating Real Madrid 3-1 on penalties in the Santiago Bernabeu.
2012-04-25 19:38:22
Football: Hodgson gets England job approach
Roy Hodgson was thrust into the limelight for the vacant England manager's post when the Football Association confirmed Sunday they'd made an official approach to speak to the West Bromwich Albion boss.
2012-04-29 20:01:40
Football: Hodgson gets four-year England deal
Roy Hodgson was appointed England manager on a four-year contract, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.
2012-05-01 19:41:08
Football: Real Madrid end Barca title run in style
Real Madrid claimed their first Spanish title in four years, ending the reign of bitter rivals Barcelona to boot, as they beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 on Wednesday for what is their 32nd league crown.
2012-05-02 19:35:49
Football-China holds on to No 66 in FIFA rankings, Argentina advances
The Chinese national team holds on to its 66th spot as soccer' world governing body FIFA released the latest world rankings on Wednesday.
2012-05-14 19:55:55
Sun shines on joyful City parade
Twelve months ago Manchester United's players needed umbrellas after it rained on their celebrations following a record 19th English championship.
2012-05-14 19:59:23
Football-Report says half of 2014 World Cup stadiums in trouble
Soccer's world governing body FIFA believes that of 12 Brazilian stadiums that are to host the 2014 World Cup may not be ready in time, the daily Folha de Sao Paulo reported on Tuesday.
2012-05-17 19:55:20
Football: Ronaldo heads Portugal into semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero as Portugal beat an ultra-defensive Czech Republic 1-0 at the National Stadium here on Thursday in their quarter-final to qualify for the Euro 2012 semi-finals.
2012-06-21 19:58:03
Football: Italy beat England on penalties to reach Euro 2012 semis
England's penalty curse struck again here Sunday as Italy advanced to the semi-finals of Euro 2012 with victory in a shoot-out after a tense quarter-final duel finished 0-0 following extra-time.
2012-06-24 19:46:41
Football: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush
Having swept past France to reach the Euro 2012 semi-finals, Spain can expect a more exacting ordeal on Wednesday when they face a Portugal team who beat them 4-0 in their last meeting.
2012-06-25 19:49:20
Football: Spain beat Portugal to reach Euro final
Spain reached their third consecutive major tournament final after overcoming neighbours Portugal 4-2 on penalties in the first Euro 2012 semi-final in Donetsk on Wednesday.
2012-06-27 20:17:22
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Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?

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“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews


Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.


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