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Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Netherlands are 'back where they belong' says Virgil van Dijk after sealing automatic qualification
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Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Netherlands are 'back where they belong' says Virgil van Dijk after sealing automatic qualification

Virgil van Dijk, who will miss their final qualifier against winless Estonia on Tuesday due to personal reasons, said there was still room for improvement

Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate calls on England side to live up to expectations and perform on home soil
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Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate calls on England side to live up to expectations and perform on home soil

Despite the fanfare that has greeted Gareth Southgate and his side since they surpassed expectations to reach the last four in Russia, he is keen to keep feet on the ground.

Hockey World Cup Memories: AB Subbaiah remembers 1994 edition, where India's chances were undone by South Africa
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Hockey World Cup Memories: AB Subbaiah remembers 1994 edition, where India's chances were undone by South Africa

Arjuna Award-winning goalkeeper AB Subbaiah recounts India's 1994 World Cup journey, where they finished fifth, in this exclusive conversation with Firstpost.

FIFA World Cup 2018: When and where to watch Day 6 matches, coverage on TV and live streaming on SonyLIV
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FIFA World Cup 2018: When and where to watch Day 6 matches, coverage on TV and live streaming on SonyLIV

The first game of Day 6 of FIFA World Cup 2018 sees Colombia face Japan, followed by Poland squaring off against Senegal. The final match witnesses hosts Russia lock horns with Egypt.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar not at 100 percent, says Brazil coach Tite ahead of Switzerland clash
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar not at 100 percent, says Brazil coach Tite ahead of Switzerland clash

Brazil coach Tite says Neymar is not fully fit but will play some role when the five-time champions open their 2018 World Cup account against Switzerland on Sunday.

Cosmonauts play football aboard International Space Station as the 2018 World Cup kicks off tonight
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Cosmonauts play football aboard International Space Station as the 2018 World Cup kicks off tonight

The World Cup kicks off in Russia tonight, and two cosmonauts aboard the ISS celebrate the event with a little microgravity football action of their own

FIFA World Cup 2018: Iran announce final 23-man squad for tournament; Ali Gholizadeh misses out
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Iran announce final 23-man squad for tournament; Ali Gholizadeh misses out

Iran has announced its final 23-man line-up for the 2018 World Cup as it arrives in Russia with arguably its most accomplished squad ever and the wind in its sails after an unbeaten run through qualifiers.

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at hilarious moments, tense battles between rivals from 1930 to 1970
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FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at hilarious moments, tense battles between rivals from 1930 to 1970

As the FIFA World Cup soon approaches, we take a look at the players and matches that defined football history, as well as some lighter moments, such as trophies getting stolen

FIFA World Cup 2018: Costa Rican striker Marco Urena to undergo surgery for facial fractures
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Costa Rican striker Marco Urena to undergo surgery for facial fractures

The news about Urena will be a concern for Costa Rica, coming a month and a half before the start of the World Cup in Russia.

Neymar will recover from foot injury in time for 2018 FIFA World Cup, says Brazil team's doctor
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Neymar will recover from foot injury in time for 2018 FIFA World Cup, says Brazil team's doctor

26-year-old Neymar — the most expensive player in history — broke a bone in his right foot on 26 February during his team's 3-0 rinsing of Marseille.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's hopes raised after talk of Neymar returning in 'two to three weeks'
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil's hopes raised after talk of Neymar returning in 'two to three weeks'

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Neymar, who is convalescing in Brazil after surgery on his injured right foot, will be back "in two to three weeks," the club's coach Unai Emery said on Friday.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson hints he's open to Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to national team
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson hints he's open to Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to national team

He has an ego to match his towering physique but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's pride must be smarting: he's taking a massive paycut to play for LA Galaxy, and Sweden is showing no interest in his return to its 2018 World Cup squad.

Ruud Gullit believes Netherlands' failure to qualify for Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup does not represent a crisis
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Ruud Gullit believes Netherlands' failure to qualify for Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup does not represent a crisis

On the sidelines of the Laureus Awards, Ruud Gullit discussed issues facing Netherlands national football team with Firstpost.

FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR set to get football law-making body IFAB's approval for mega-event in Russia
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FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR set to get football law-making body IFAB's approval for mega-event in Russia

The IFAB meeting in Zurich is widely expected to rubber-stamp the move to give VAR the go-ahead, which is already backed by FIFA's top brass

Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane can prove European credentials against Juventus
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Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane can prove European credentials against Juventus

Spurs' dramatic improvement on the European stage this season has mirrored that of Harry Kane after a disappointing Champions League debut last season.

Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon's five-year ban from football cut to 15 months by CAS
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Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon's five-year ban from football cut to 15 months by CAS

Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon’s five-year ban from football, over ethics violations in connection with South Korea’s unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, has been cut to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Pele's spokesperson refutes claims Brazil legend was rushed to hospital after collapsing due to 'severe exhaustion'
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Pele's spokesperson refutes claims Brazil legend was rushed to hospital after collapsing due to 'severe exhaustion'

Pele's spokesperson dismissed reports the footballing legend had been hospitalised on Friday, saying the 77-year-old was resting at home.

Sardar Singh's exclusion underlines India's push for faster legs, but Manpreet's men will miss his experience
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Sardar Singh's exclusion underlines India's push for faster legs, but Manpreet's men will miss his experience

For Sardar, who has won seven golds as a player and three as captain, the word ‘experience’ probably sets off a cascading series of mixed emotions.

Year in review 2017: Tennis, shooting among sports which made tweaks or embraced technology
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Year in review 2017: Tennis, shooting among sports which made tweaks or embraced technology

The year 2017 too saw some sports introduce changes — some minor tweaks while others radical innovations — in order to make themselves fairer or to woo younger audiences. Here's a look at the notable changes we saw in various sports in the year gone by:

FIFA World Cup 2018 draw sees banana skins strewn in paths of heavyweights; England, France get easy groups
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FIFA World Cup 2018 draw sees banana skins strewn in paths of heavyweights; England, France get easy groups

The absence of heavyweights like the Netherlands, Italy and Chile from this World Cup had nearly ensured that there was going to be no Group of Death. But there are a few groups which will offer banana skins for heavyweights.