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October 25, 2017

PKL: Patna stun Pune, to face Bengal in second qualifier

Mumbai, Oct 24: Patna Pirates set their date with Bengal Warriors in the second qualifier after defeating Puneri Paltan 42-32 in the third Eliminator of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI Stadium here on Tuesday.The twist was stored for the dying stages of the match when defending champions Patna made a stunning comeback, scoring 18 points in the last six minutes to turn the tide in their favour. Patna skipper Pardeep Narwal was sensational yet again as he scored 19 points to lead his team to victory. Pune…

Brazil, England unperturbed by semi-final venue shift

Kolkata, Oct 25: Brazil and England on Tuesday made light of the last-minute logistical alterations made for their FIFA U-17 semi-final due to poor pitch conditions in Guwahati, saying they are happy to play in the World Cup and nothing else matters to them.Wednesday's marquee clash was originally scheduled for the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati but incessant rain forced FIFA to shift the game to Kolkata's Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, which will also host the final and the third-fourth place…

All four teams are equally matched: England coach Cooper

Kolkata, Oct 25: England coach Steve Cooper on Tuesday said the four semifinalists team in the FIFA U-17 World Cup have no "massive difference" among them and anyone can lift the trophy."We just want to play our way. I don't there is a massive difference among the four teams left," Cooper told reporters on the eve of the rescheduled match. "I don't think there is massive difference, tactically, physically and technically. We want to get the right plan and deliver ultimately. We want to…

Gujarat outclass Bengal to reach PKL final

Mumbai, Oct 25: Gujarat Fortunegiants sealed their place in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) final after thrashing Bengal Warriors 42-17 in a lop-sided first qualifier at the NSCI Stadium here on Tuesday.Bengal will, however, have a second chance to reach the final if they win the second qualifier against the winner of the third eliminator between Patna Pirates and Puneri Paltan. Rakesh Narwal started the proceedings for Gujarat with a bonus in the opening minute even as Bengal quickly got into their act to equalise the…
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