New Zealand unchanged for World Cup final
New Zealand unchanged for World Cup final

New Zealand will field an unchanged side for Sunday`s World Cup final against Australia in Melbourne, skipper Brendon McCullum said, adding his team had a good mix of youth and experience.

Pakistan contract dispute not affecting Cup preparations: PCB
Pakistan contract dispute not affecting Cup preparations: PCB

A dispute with Pakistan players over their central contracts is not affecting the team’s preparations for the World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday.

Gutted at being left out of World Cup squad: Alastair Cook
Gutted at being left out of World Cup squad: Alastair Cook

England batsman and former skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was ‘gutted’ to be left out of England's World Cup squad after fellow willower Eoin Morgan was confirmed as the new one-day captain.

Louis van Gaal ready to blood Manchester United youngsters
Louis van Gaal ready to blood Manchester United youngsters

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says that he has no concerns about potentially throwing more youngsters into his squad for Saturday`s home game against West Ham United.

India coach names women`s football squad for Asian Games exposure tour

India women’s football national team coach Tarun Roy Saturday named a 22-member squad for the exposure tour to China ahead of the Incheon Asian Games next month.

Colombia`s Falcao to miss World Cup with injury

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has been left off Colombia`s squad for the World Cup after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Australia dump big names for France Test

Will Genia was Tuesday dumped from the Wallabies squad to play France in the first Test with Nic White and Bernard Foley forming a new halves pairing.

Cane injury scare for All Blacks

Flanker Sam Cane faces a race against time to be fit for the All Blacks` first Test against England at the weekend as the squad gathered on Monday.

Modric, Manduzkic spearhead Croatia`s World Cup squad

Croatia coach Niko Kovac on Saturday named his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals led by experienced stars like midfield magician Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Bayer Munich striker Mario Manduzkic.

Flintoff warms-up with club treble

Andrew Flintoff prepared for his anticipated Lancashire comeback by taking three wickets for his old club side on Saturday.

Hodgson welcomes Lambert`s Liverpool switch

England manager Roy Hodgson has publicly given his backing to striker Rickie Lambert`s impending transfer from Southampton to Liverpool.

Klinsmann names 30-man provisional World Cup squad

US coach Jurgen Klinsmann named his 30-man provisional squad on Monday from which he`ll select his 23-player World Cup finals squad.

`Way clear for Bravo`s return to Windies squad`

Darren Sammy’s removal as captain and subsequent retirement from Test cricket will pave the way for all-rounder Dwayne Bravo’s return to the squad, former West Indies opener Bryan Davis said.

Salcido, Chicharito in Mexico World Cup squad

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera on Friday announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup, with the inclusion of veteran defender Carlos Salcido perhaps the biggest surprise.

Australia axe captain Neill from World Cup squad

Captain Lucas Neill has been dumped from Australia`s World Cup squad with coach Ange Postecoglou saying he does not have the form or fitness to justify going to Brazil.

United`s Jones taken to hospital

Manchester United defender Phil Jones was taken to hospital after injuring his shoulder during his side`s 3-1 win over Hull City on Tuesday, interim manager Ryan Giggs revealed.

Asia warmup wins offer few clues to Brazil squads

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni was delighted with his side`s lightning-fast start to Wednesday`s 4-2 friendly win over New Zealand but the performance has not persuaded the Italian to finalise his 23 man squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Manchester United prepare for signing spree

English soccer champions Manchester United will ramp up spending on new players to improve their ailing squad and boost the team`s chances of winning the trophies that have been key to their financial success.

Hamburg keeper Adler to miss Bundesliga resumption

Hamburg SV and German international goalkeeper Rene Adler faces a month on the sidelines with an ankle injury and will miss the resumption of the Bundesliga after the winter break at the end of January, his club said on Friday.

Rodgers blames Liverpool`s `shock` Hull loss to `lack of depth in squad`

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has said that his squad is not big enough after watching them crash to a shock first-ever loss to Hull City.