India is a football country now, says FIFA chief

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“India is a football country now,” FIFA president Giani Infantino declared after arriving here to chair the FIFA Council meeting on Friday and attend the U-17 World Cup final. Asked about the successful organistion of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the 47-year-old clad in a dark suit said: “Thank you very much all the Indians. That’s More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Miffed Shreeshanth expresses discontent on social media after Kera HC upholds lifeban

A miffed S Sreesanth today termed the Kerala High Court’s verdict to restore the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI the “worst decision ever” and vowed that he would not give up his fight. In More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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ICC likely to give green signal to Test Championships from 2019

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to approve plans for its long-awaited World Test Championship at a meeting in New Zealand this week, it was reported today. The sport’s governing body has argued More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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U-17 World Cup: Germany ready to take on Costa Rica

Formidable Germany have their task cut out when they take on Costa Rica in their campaign-opener of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here tomorrow. Germany have made 10 appearances in the tournament but have not won the More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Messi and Co play in an empty stadium due to Catalonia crisis

There aren’t many empty seats left in the stadium when superstar laden team like FC Barcelona led by Lionel Messi take to the field. On Sunday though it was a different story altogether as the 5 time Champions More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Australia register first win of series against India with 21 run win in Bengaluru

Australia were finally able to break a 12 match losing streak away from home when opener David Warner helped take the team to 334 in the 4th ODI in Bengaluru. Warner’s 124 off 119 balls was part of a 231-run opening More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Queen’s Baton for Commonwealth games 2018 to reach Uttarakhand on Oct 5

The sports fraternity and sports enthusiasts in the state are a excited lot as the Queen’s Baton Relay for the XXI Commonwealth Games (to held in Australia next year) will reach Uttarakhand on October 5 and will More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Kuldeep Yadav claims hattrick as India go 2-0 up against Australia in Kolkata

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became only the third Indian to take a hat-trick as the hosts demolished Australia by 50 runs in the second ODI on Thursday, continuing their dominating run over the listless visitors. Chasing More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara; wins Korea Open Super Series 2017

India’s PV Sindhu won her third Super Series title beating Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the women’s singles final of the Korea Open in a thrilling encounter in Seoul on Sunday. Sindhu, who had More...

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By newsuttarakhand On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Leander Paes dropped from Ministry’s list for monthly allowance

The Sports Ministry has left out veteran Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni from the initial list of tennis players, who have been chosen for monthly allowance for their preparations for the next year’s big-ticket More...