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February 5, 2018

U-19 WC: My team executed plans perfectly, says Shaw

Mumbai, Feb 5: India U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw on Monday lauded his team's efforts during the tournament in executing their plans perfectly."We have brought the World Cup back and everybody, including the support staff, has worked hard for last more than one year. The way we planned it, it was well executed on the ground and hence we lifted the World Cup," Shaw told reporters on arrival here. "I am very happy and proud. I played a lot of school cricket and scored heavily there and…

U-19 WC: Real satisfaction was the process, says Dravid

Mumbai, Feb 5: India U-19 cricket team head coach and batting legend Rahul Dravid on Tuesday said the most satisfying part of the World Cup triumph was the process the team followed to reach the top."The real satisfaction, in my opinion, is the process that was followed over the last 14-16 months, the whole planning and preparation that has gone into, not necessarily for this World Cup, but for developing the U-19 players," Dravid said after the team's arrival from New Zealand. "It was great team work,…

Di Biagio to take charge of Italy in two friendlies

Rome, Feb 5: The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Monday the appointment of Under-21 team coach Luigi Di Biagio as the coach of the national team ahead of fixtures against Argentina and England in March.The Italian national team has been without a coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after losing a play-off against Sweden last November that ruled Italy out of the 2018 World Cup for the first time in six decades, reports Xinhua news agency. "Following a meeting attended by Extraordinary…

La Liga collaborates with Anantapur Football League

Madrid, Feb 5: The La Liga Foundation and La Liga's women's football department have signed a collaboration agreement with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, with the aim of developing football in the most deprived communities of the southern Indian district of Anantapur, it was announced on Monday.Through the Anantapur Football League (AFL), managed by the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, La Liga will play a big part in ensuring that around 2,000 boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 19 will have the opportunity to play…

Shubhankar becomes highest ranked Indian golfer

Chandigarh, Feb 5: In-form young golfer Shubhankar Sharma was on Monday elevated from 193 to 72, a gain of 121 spots, in the world rankings making him the highest-ranked Indian in the world.Sharma has enjoyed a golden run over the past few months on the international stage. Nothing reflects the 21-year-old's meteoric rise more than the giant strides he's made in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) since his first European Tour win at the Joburg Open in December last year. When Shubhankar entered the event in…
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