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We never expected to win World Cup in 1983: Srikkanth

We never expected to win World Cup in 1983: Srikkanth

India beat the Windies in the June 25 final on, but had a poor World Cup record heading into the tournament.

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Barcelona sign Japan winger Abe from Kashima

Barcelona sign Japan winger Abe from Kashima

Abe had signed a four-year contract with a 40 million euro buyout clause which would rise to 100 if he's promoted to the first team.

INTERVIEW

I want to keep winning as a coach, says former Barca star Xavi

The Spaniard hung up his boots at the end of last season and was named as Sadd coach.

SPECIAL COLUMN

Afghanistan: A team of fragmented egos and lost pride

There's little hope of a revival in their performance when they take on one of the title-contenders India at Southampton on Saturday.

BARCELONA GREAT XAVI HERNANDEZ SPEAKS ON COACHING ASSIGNMENT.

FOOTBALL

Wolves overcome Man City in pre-season tournament

Wolves won the exhibition tournament 3-2 on penalties after the game against the Premier League champions.

Newcastle beat West Ham in pre-season event

In contrast to their meek 4-0 defeat to Wolverhampton on Wednesday, Newcastle were committed and bit hard into tackles.

Algeria pip Senegal to win CAF crown after 29 years

Bounedjah, who plays for Qatari side Al Sadd, gave his team a great start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper.

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Algerians celebrate their team's African Nations Cup victory in Paris.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Without the players I'm nothing. They're the main ones. I suppose the staff played its part in guiding the players but they applied the instructions incredibly well.

- Djamel Belmadi, Algeria football coach.

CRICKET

Tendulkar, Donald inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

The former India batsman, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs.

ICC suspends Zimbabwe for non-compliance

The Croatia Cricket Federation and Zambia Cricket Union have both also been suspended for continuing non-compliance with ICC Membership criteria.

World Cup win will boost our confidence in Ashes: Root

The five-match Ashes series will begin on August 1 in England.