Spirit of FIFA turns UNSC into friendly football pitch

United Nations, June 15

The angry rhetoric and the blame-throwing gave way to the thump of a bouncing soccer ball and deft dribbling as the spirit of sportsmanship from the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament overwhelmed the UN Security Council.

Council members on Thursday showed up in their countries…

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Vijay, Rahul take India to 248/1 vs Afghanistan (Tea Report)

Bengaluru, June 14 :  Opener Murali Vijay (94 not out) and Lokesh Rahul (33 not out) took India to 248/1 at tea on the opening day of the one-off Test against Afghanistan at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.

Vijay and Rahul shared a 90-run partnership for…

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2026 FIFA World Cup awarded to US, Mexico, Canada

Moscow, June 14  The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be played in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the President of the global football association announced here on Wednesday.

The so-called United Bid representing North America received the backing of 134 votes from affiliate associations at the FIFA Congress…

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Young Russian athlete with Down syndrome to help referee start World Cup

Moscow, June 14 A young Russian athlete with Down syndrome will help the referee with the coin toss that decides which team kicks off the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Angelina Makarova, age 12, appeared on Wednesday at a media event alongside…

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Bengaluru June 13  He is not a part of the historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan but India captain Virat Kohli was the star attraction at the BCCI Annual Awards function today as he received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) award for two consecutive seasons…

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