When Team India won the most coveted ICC trophy in 2011, for the second time in its history, this time under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was full of players who had a reputation of being match-winners.
Zambian International & African Cup of Nations 2012 winner, Isaac Chansa has been signed by Lajong FC and will also be plying his trade for NorthEast United Football Club in the Indian Super League, due to start on October 12.
Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other. The South Americans beat West Germany to win the 1986 World Cup before the Europeans gained revenge in the final four years later.
They may have failed to catch the initial FIFA World Cup matches while promoting 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' but Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are now set to cheer for their favourite teams during a TV appearance. The two stars will be in Sony Six studio for the FIFA World Cup pre-game show, Cafe Rio.
Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities on Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria.
Much of the focus ahead of England`s World Cup Group D clash with Uruguay has been on the attacking talent set to light up the Corinthians arena on Thursday, but for English captain Steven Gerrard the game will be won and lost in defence.
The Netherlands beat Australia Wednesday in Porto Alegre to qualify for the second round of the World Cup, after Chile beat Spain 2-0. But coach Louis van Gaal and his players were not completely satisfied.
Come-from-behind victories have been common at this year`s World Cup, so it seems apt that, after a decidedly shaky start to the tournament, referees have disappeared from the headlines and let the scintillating soccer do the talking.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said there would be "consequences", including potentially for himself, after the holders` shock elimination from the World Cup on Wednesday, but that he needed time to reflect.
Some 200 Chilean soccer fans stormed the Maracana media centre around an hour before kick-off in the World Cup match against Spain on Wednesday, raising major concerns for FIFA and tournament organisers.
Holding African champions Nigeria to a stalemate is one thing, but miracles will be required if Iran are to get anything from their World Cup Group F clash against Lionel Messi`s Argentina, coach Carlos Queiroz said.