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‘Mbappe taking over world football crown from Messi, Ronaldo’

Moscow: Former England defender Rio Ferdinand on Sunday said current superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are “handing over their crown” as the world’s best footballer to teenage France sensation Kylian Mbappe. “He is the guy who will be standing up on that Ballon d’Or podium in years to come. Easy,” the former Manchester United stopper-back

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It was the best game we played in World Cup: Dalic

Moscow: Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic feels his team played the best match of the FIFA World Cup despite losing 4-2 to France in the final here on Sunday. “I congratulate France on their title. We played well in the first 20 minutes, we controlled the game. Then there was an own goal from a set

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Who could move after World Cup performances?

Moscow: Every World Cup has its winners and losers: no matter who finally lifts the trophy, with some footballers’ performances seeing their stock rise dramatically and earning them a big-money move over the summer. These are some players whose displays in Russia will have attracted attention and who could be on the move. Kylian Mbappe’s performance

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Djokovic beats Anderson, wins 4th Wimbledon title

London: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Sunday overpowered South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in a lopsided Wimbledon final, taking home the trophy for the fourth time in his career. Both players had reached the final round after surviving the two longest semifinal matches in Wimbledon’s history. Djokovic needed just two hours and

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Modric lashes out at English media after semi-final win

Moscow: Croatia captain Luka Modric feels that the English media underestimated his team who came from behind to knock England out of the FIFA World Cup with a 2-1 semi-final win here. “We proved everything differently that people were talking,” Modric told ITV after Wednesday evening’s match. “Especially English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia

Shearer says World Cup play-off for 3rd place stupid

Saint Petersburg (Russia): Former England striker Alan Shearer said on Thursday that the FIFA World Cup play-off for the third and fourth places was a stupidity after his national team lost their semi-final to Croatia. England, who crashed out of the tournament on Wednesday evening in a clash against Croatia, will face off against Belgium on

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Fulham sign midfielder Seri from Nice

London: Fulham, newly promoted to the English Premier League (EPL), on Thursday announced that they have reached an agreement with OGC Nice to sign Ivorian midfielder Jean-Michael Seri for four football seasons. The 26-year-old Seri, who has been linked with a move to European superpowers such as Barcelona, Chelsea, Napoli and Sevilla, signed a contract with

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Cricket: England succumb to Kuldeep’s heroics

Nottngham: Kuldeep Yadav’s (6/25) heroic bowling effort restricted England at a moderate 268 runs in the first match of the three ODI series at Tent Bridge here on Thursday. Despite a deep batting line-up, the hosts’ sucumbbed before Kuldeep, who emerged with his best ODI figures at a batting-friendly Nottingham wicket. It was Ben Stokes (50)

Hima creates history for Indian athletics

Tampere (Finland): India’s Hima Das created history by winning the gold medal in the women’s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships here on Thursday. Hima registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world championship across all

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