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Spain shoot late to script perfect start

Stimac’s appointment has opened a door for players from Goa REUTERS Le Havre Jennifer Hermoso netted two second-half penalties and substitute Lucia Garcia added a last-minute goal as Spain came from behind to beat South Africa 3-1 at the women’s World Cup on Saturday. Hermoso tucked away spot-kicks in the 69th and 82nd minutes to give Spain a winning start …

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Stimac’s appointment has opened a door for players from Goa

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES|NT Panaji The appointment of Igor Stimac as football coach of India, will give hopes to players from Goa to represent their country because each coach has his own style of play and therefore comes with a different baggage on the field. “There are coaches who choose players that suit their style of play and there are coaches who …

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India beat Thailand again; finishes third

AIFF MEDIA Buriram The central defense played for the first time together, and so did the midfield. Even as the stalwarts including Sunil Chhetri were rested, a new young-look India rose to the occasion to beat Thailand 1-0 in the third-place play-off of the King’s Cup in Buriram, Thailand. Anirudh Thapa tapped it in from close in the 17thminute and …

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ICC denies BCCI’s request to let Dhoni wear Army insignia on gloves

PTI London/Mumbai Taking a firm stand, the ICC on Friday denied Mahendra Singh Dhoni permission to wear the dagger insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves during the World Cup despite BCCI’s assertion that it was not a military symbol. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) had sought permission for the star batsman from the world governing body, which eventually cited regulations in …

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Neymar in trouble over intimate pictures of woman accusing him of rape

AFP Rio de Janeiro Brazil’s Neymar gave a statement at a Rio de Janeiro police station on Thursday in a probe into whether he broke the law by posting intimate pictures of a woman who accused him of rape. The football megastar – full name Neymar da Silva Santos Junior – went to the station in an attempt to defend …

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India look to continue excellent run against Thailand

IANS Buriram, Thailand Revenge will be on Thailand’s mind when they take on India in the King’s Cup third-place play-off match here at the Chang Arena on Saturday. It was only five months ago that India, coached by Stephen Constantine, opened their AFC Asian Cup campaign with a stunning 4-1 win against Thailand. Since then a lot has changed with …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Cuncolim Union pip Colva to enter quarters BENAULIM: Playing to their best form, Cuncolim Union registered a hard fought 2-1 win against UBD Colva to enter the quarterfinals of Cana Benaulim Panchayat Cup football tournament played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Friday. Although, UBD team’s defence contained Daulat Dessai for a while, the forward broke from the …

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GCA to host 2nd Grandmaster International from June 18

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Chess Association (GCA) is set to launch the second edition of Goa International Grandmaster Chess tournament from June 18 to 25 at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium in Taleigao declared GCA chairman Nilesh Cabral during a press conference in the city on Thursday. After the success tasted in the first edition of the tournament last …

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Ronaldo hat-trick takes Portugal into final

AFP Porto Portugal manager Fernando Santos hailed Cristiano Ronaldo a “football genius” after his 53rd career hat-trick sent Portugal into the final of the Nations League on home soil in Porto with a 3-1 win over Switzerland. The hosts had to withstand a huge moment of VAR controversy as after Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring, Portugal thought they had the …

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Coulter-Nile propels Aus as Windies run out of breath chasing

PTI Nottingham Mitchell Starc grabbed five wickets for 46 runs in a brilliant show of fast bowling as defending champions Australia pulled off a 15-run win against West Indies in a tense World Cup match to notch up their second win here on Thursday. Sent into bat, Nathan Coulter-Nile (92 from 60 balls) played a blinder of an innings, taking …

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