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WC qualifiers PICS: Messi 'tricks' as Argentina rout Bolivia

WC qualifiers PICS: Messi 'tricks' as Argentina rout Bolivia

Rediff.com10 Sep 2021

A summary of Thursday's South American World Cup qualifiers.

Football Briefs: Sanchez in Chile squad for World Cup qualifiers

Football Briefs: Sanchez in Chile squad for World Cup qualifiers

Rediff.com18 Aug 2017

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field

This Brazilian football club was crowned champions after 30 years!

This Brazilian football club was crowned champions after 30 years!

Rediff.com19 Apr 2017

Court finds Sport 1987 Brazil champions, 30 years on.

The moments that shaped 2016

The moments that shaped 2016

Rediff.com26 Dec 2016

'The year in pictures' treks across the globe, looking back on the moments that shaped 2016. From the United States presidential race, to demonetisation in India to the refugee crisis, the news has kept pouring in. Here are our top 50 moments from the world.

What's the easiest thing to win at Rio Olympics?

What's the easiest thing to win at Rio Olympics?

Rediff.com26 Jul 2016

Rio can still pull off a dazzling Games, but organizers are scrambling to sell some 1.7 million tickets, or 28 percent of the scaled-back total made available for sale.

Argentina fight back for 2-1 win on Messi return

Argentina fight back for 2-1 win on Messi return

Rediff.com25 Mar 2016

Lionel Messi's return sparked Argentina to a 2-1 win over Chile in Santiago on Thursday, breathing new life into their South American qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

World Cup qualifiers: Late goals rescue Ecuador; Colombia

World Cup qualifiers: Late goals rescue Ecuador; Colombia

Rediff.com25 Mar 2016

A stoppage-time goal helped Ecuador rescue a 2-2 draw at home to Paraguay in World Cup qualifying on Thursday, preserving their record as South America's only unbeaten side and keeping them top of the 10-team standings in the race to Russia.

After biting ban...Suarez returns to Uruguay

After biting ban...Suarez returns to Uruguay

Rediff.com5 Mar 2016

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is set to play his first competitive international later this month since being banned for biting an opponent at the 2014 World Cup after he was called up on Friday for qualifiers against Brazil and Peru.

How US is planning to deal with Zika threat ahead of Rio Olympics

How US is planning to deal with Zika threat ahead of Rio Olympics

Rediff.com12 Feb 2016

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will ask two infectious disease experts to advise potential members of their Rio 2016 Olympic Games team who are concerned about the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

Samba on streets as Brazil carnival kickstarts

Samba on streets as Brazil carnival kickstarts

Rediff.com9 Feb 2016

Despite the massive outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the country's annual carnival roared ahead with ravellers jumping, dancing and singing on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and other cities. Here are some vibrant scenes from the event.

The odd, odd world we live in!

The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com3 Feb 2016

This week's collection of unbelievably unusual images from across the world

A-Z of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

A-Z of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Rediff.com14 Jul 2014

A-Z of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

World Cup Player of the Day: Masterful Mueller makes the difference

World Cup Player of the Day: Masterful Mueller makes the difference

Rediff.com27 Jun 2014

Thomas Mueller's netted his fourth goal in three World Cup games in a 1-0 win over the USA to give Germany top spot in Group G and send them into knockout stages full of confidence following a dominant display at the Pernambuco arena in Recife.

World Cup PHOTOS: Ronaldo shines but Portugal bow out despite win

World Cup PHOTOS: Ronaldo shines but Portugal bow out despite win

Rediff.com27 Jun 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo hit his first goal of the 2014 World Cup to lift Portugal to a 2-1 victory over Ghana in Brasilia but both sides bowed out of the tournament as Germany and USA advanced to the last 16.

Germany beat US, but both go through

Germany beat US, but both go through

Rediff.com26 Jun 2014

A 55th minute Thomas Mueller goal gave Germany a 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday but the result allowed both teams to progress to the second round of the World Cup. Germany topped Group G and will face the runner-up in Group H, while the United States finished second and will face Group H's winner.

Portugal win over Ghana in vain as both sides bow out

Portugal win over Ghana in vain as both sides bow out

Rediff.com26 Jun 2014

An own goal by John Boye and a late strike by Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 2-1 victory over incident-hit Ghana on Thursday, but it was not enough to make the second round as both sides exited the World Cup.

Samaras penalty sends Greece through, breaks Ivorian hearts

Samaras penalty sends Greece through, breaks Ivorian hearts

Rediff.com25 Jun 2014

A stoppage time penalty from Giorgios Samaras sent Greece into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast.

PHOTOS: Mexico crush Croatia to set up Dutch date

PHOTOS: Mexico crush Croatia to set up Dutch date

Rediff.com24 Jun 2014

Photos of the World Cup game between Mexico and Croatia

PHOTOS: Neymar powers Brazil into World Cup last 16

PHOTOS: Neymar powers Brazil into World Cup last 16

Rediff.com24 Jun 2014

Photos of the World Cup match between Cameroon and Brazil being played in Brasilia

'Croatia's match against Mexico will be like a final'

'Croatia's match against Mexico will be like a final'

Rediff.com23 Jun 2014

Croatia coach Niko Kovac knows his side face an uphill task against Miguel Herrera's side in Recife in the wake of Mexico's confidence-boosting draw with Brazil.

Maradona questions FIFA over Costa Rica doping test

Maradona questions FIFA over Costa Rica doping test

Rediff.com22 Jun 2014

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona slammed FIFA after claiming seven of Costa Rica's players were subjected to post-match doping controls over fears sponsors would not pay up if bigger teams like Italy failed to get out of the group stage at the World Cup finals.

Ruiz takes Costa Rica past Italy and into last 16; England exit

Ruiz takes Costa Rica past Italy and into last 16; England exit

Rediff.com20 Jun 2014

Costa Rica made it to the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over four-times winners Italy in their Group D clash on Friday. Captain Bryan Ruiz headed the team to victory with a 44th-minute goal.

Suarez double lifts Uruguay to victory over England

Suarez double lifts Uruguay to victory over England

Rediff.com20 Jun 2014

Luis Suarez returned from injury to give Uruguay a 1-0 lead in the first half in their World Cup Group D match against England on Friday.

Croatia trounce 10-man Cameroon, set up Mexico showdown

Croatia trounce 10-man Cameroon, set up Mexico showdown

Rediff.com19 Jun 2014

Croatia gave themselves a fighting chance of reaching the World Cup knock-out phase when they thrashed a toothless Cameroon 4-0 on Wednesday.

Mexico goalkeeper Ochoa stars in goalless draw with Brazil

Mexico goalkeeper Ochoa stars in goalless draw with Brazil

Rediff.com18 Jun 2014

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made two outstanding saves to deny Neymar as battling Mexico held Brazil to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup Group A match on Tuesday, ending the hosts' 10-game winning streak in the process.

Drogba could be set for super-sub role

Drogba could be set for super-sub role

Rediff.com16 Jun 2014

Didier Drogba proved a talismanic influence in helping the Ivory Coast to win their opening World Cup encounter, but the ageing striker could be confined to a role as an impact player, coming off the bench at the tournament supposed to be his swansong.

PHOTOS: Ivory Coast comeback leaves Japan stunned

PHOTOS: Ivory Coast comeback leaves Japan stunned

Rediff.com15 Jun 2014

Images from the FIFA World Cup match between Ivory Coast and Japan.

World Cup: Will Japan win Brazilian hearts again?

World Cup: Will Japan win Brazilian hearts again?

Rediff.com14 Jun 2014

Japan are hoping for strong support from Brazilian fans when they take on Ivory Coast in their opening World Cup Group C game in Recife's Pernambuco arena on Saturday.

World Cup: Falcao-less Colombia look set for last 16

World Cup: Falcao-less Colombia look set for last 16

Rediff.com11 Jun 2014

Even without prolific striker Radamel Falcao, Colombia start as favourites to qualify from World Cup Group C after finishing second in the South American qualifiers and taking decent results against Belgium and the Netherlands in friendlies.

Capello, Conte call for introduction of 'time-outs'

Capello, Conte call for introduction of 'time-outs'

Rediff.com29 Dec 2013

Russia manager Fabio Capello and Juventus coach Antonio Conte voiced support on Saturday for the introduction of 'time-outs' during matches in a move they said would benefit players, managers and commercial partners.

FIFA changes World Cup kickoff times in hottest venues

FIFA changes World Cup kickoff times in hottest venues

Rediff.com7 Dec 2013

World soccer body FIFA has revised kick-off times for seven group matches at next year's World Cup finals in Brazil, including four in the hottest venues.

2014 World Cup: What's in store for the 32 finalists

2014 World Cup: What's in store for the 32 finalists

Rediff.com7 Dec 2013

At least two of the eight first-round groups of four produced tough obstacles for their participants to progress to the knockout rounds.

Italy want drink breaks to counter World Cup heat

Italy want drink breaks to counter World Cup heat

Rediff.com4 Dec 2013

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has called for the introduction of drink breaks during next year's World Cup finals in Brazil to counter the debilitating effects of heat and humidity at venues in the tropical northeast.

Pot luck: FIFA to go ahead with controversial WC draw procedure

Pot luck: FIFA to go ahead with controversial WC draw procedure

Rediff.com4 Dec 2013

FIFA will go ahead with its controversial decision to stage World Cup matches at midday in tropical venues, president Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday as soccer's governing body announced a bafflingly complex procedure for Friday's draw.

World Cup draw like a box of chocolates, says Hodgson

World Cup draw like a box of chocolates, says Hodgson

Rediff.com3 Dec 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson borrowed a line from the hit movie Forrest Gump on Monday when he described his thoughts ahead of this week's draw for the World Cup.

Fred's brace and Neymar magic give Brazil win over Italy

Fred's brace and Neymar magic give Brazil win over Italy

Rediff.com23 Jun 2013

Goals from Dante, Neymar and a brace from Fred gave Brazil a well-deserved 4-2 victory over Italy on Saturday as the improving hosts made it three wins from three in the Confederations Cup.

Confederations Cup: Spain quash doubts, fans get behind Brazil

Confederations Cup: Spain quash doubts, fans get behind Brazil

Rediff.com22 Jun 2013

The early signs from the Confederations Cup are that Brazil's fans can help rather than hinder the team at home, reports of Spain's demise are premature and the heat is going to cause problems for everyone at the World Cup.

Spain team's hotel robbed while they played Uruguay

Spain team's hotel robbed while they played Uruguay

Rediff.com20 Jun 2013

Six players from the Spain squad had money stolen from their hotel rooms in Recife while they played their Confederations Cup opener against Uruguay, Spanish media reported on Thursday.

BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

Rediff.com18 Jun 2013

Rediff.com brings a selection of the week's best photographs from the sports world.

FIFA warns Brazil against World Cup delays

FIFA warns Brazil against World Cup delays

Rediff.com29 Jan 2013

With just 500 days to go until the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, soccer's world governing body FIFA warned that the hosts cannot afford any further delays in getting their venues ready.

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