Monday, June 14, 2010

Sports News (14.06.2010)


Peshawar hold Islamabad in SFL
KARACHI: Holders Islamabad United received a major blow when they were held once again to a 2-2 draw this time by Tribe FC Peshawar in their match of the Super Football League held here at the Peoples Stadium on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in other match on Saturday night, Quetta Zorawar outclassed Lahore Lajpaals by 3-0 to take a fine start under former Pakistan coach Akhtar Mohiuddin.

Midfielder Yasir Afridi gave a fiery start to Islamabad when he converted a fine move in the sixth minute. Captain Muhammad Qasim doubled the lead for Islamabad four minutes later with an excellent personal effort.

But, Tribe FC Peshawar reduced the deficit six minutes before interval when Abrarullah’s short-range drive went into the net and soon after the interval, Sohail Khan equalised for them.

Meanwhile, captain Nasrullah provided Zorawar the lead in the first half through penalty. After half time, striker Jadid Khan Pathan and midfielder Mehmood Khan Junior landed one each to seal a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Pakistan mull pace options
KARACHI: Shoaib Akhtar’s possible return to international cricket on Tuesday (tomorrow) could force Pakistan to drop either Mohammad Asif or ... more
Raina, Vijay lead India to series win
HARARE: Indian bowlers let Zimbabwe off the hook as the hosts rode on Tatenda Taibu’s unbeaten 45 to reach 140 for five in the second and fi ... more
Frozen Pak-India ties sadden Miandad
KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain and coach Javed Miandad was a sad man on his 53rd birthday as he lamented the frozen bilateral cricket ti ... more
Gyan penalty sinks Serbia
PRETORIA: An 85th minute penalty from Asamoah Gyan gave Ghana a 1-0 victory over Serbia in World Cup Group D on Sunday — providing Africa wi ... more
Proteas make early inroads
PORT OF SPAIN: Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel made early inroads into the brittle West Indies batting before lunch, to keep South Africa in the ... more

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Green gives England opener blues against USA
RUSTENBERG: England’s players couldn’t get off the field fast enough as the Americans lingered to savour the night.

They walked to th ... more
Marchisio in spotlight for Italy
KARACHI: The Italians have been battered, criticised and given up for dead by many pundits and fans, who believe that the squad is an ageing ... more
Italy vs Paraguay

11.30 pm PST

Players to watch

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)

The Juventus centre-back could dominat ... more
Defending champions set for debut
IRENE: The Azzurri have arrived — defending champion Italy begin their World Cup schedule on Monday (today) against Paraguay.

The Ita ... more
Goalie seeks refuge on golf course
RUSTENBURG: Robert Green sought respite on the golf course on Sunday as debate raged over whether he should be axed by Fabio Capello over th ... more
Netherlands vs Denmark

4.30 pm PST

Players to watch

Robin van Persie


The Arsenal striker h ... more
Dutch must guard against over-confidence
JOHANNESBURG: Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk’s side face two dangers when they start their World Cup Group E campaign at Ellis Park on M ... more
Jordaan mulls vuvuzela ban
JOHANNESBURG: World Cup organising committee head Danny Jordaan on Sunday did not rule out banning vuvuzelas, the noisy plastic trumpets whi ... more

Spain hungry for the title, says Fabregas
POTCHEFSTROOM: Midfield star Cesc Fabregas said on Sunday that Spain were “hungry for the title” as they prepare to launch their bid to win ... more
‘Torres unlikely to play in opener’
POTCHEFSTROOM: Spain striker Fernando Torres is unlikely to feature in the European champions’ opening World Cup Group H match against Switz ... more
Slovenia pip 10-man Algeria to top Group C
POLOKWANE: Slovenia went top of Group C when they beat 10-men Algeria 1-0 in the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

Algeria had second h ... more
Cameroon vs Japan
7.00 pm PST

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Alex Song (Cameroon)

They might all be talking about Eto’o but Song is Cameroon’s engine-r ... more
Eto’o looms large over Japan
BLOEMFONTEIN: Japan and Cameroon kick off their World Campaign with a Group E clash in Bloemfontein on Monday (today) that pits Africa’s mos ... more
Injury stalks Ivory Coast, Portugal clash
PORT ELIZABETH: On paper Tuesday’s World Cup confrontation between Ivory Coast and Portugal should be one of the gems of the first round.

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Q: Who scored the winning penalty for Italy in the 2006 World Cup?

Yesterday’s answer: 1990

Cameroon vs Japan

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Ramprakash, Younis set up win

LONDON: Surrey pulled off their first Friends Provident T20 victory of the season by dampening the fire ... more
Superb Germany dismantle Australia
DURBAN: Three-time champions Germany fired out a warning to World Cup challengers with a comprehensive 4-0 dismantling of Australia in their ... more


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