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Sep 21, 2014

Spain should not dump tiki-taka, says Capdevila

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Former world champions Spain will have to wait to regain their past glory but they need not discard their attractive brand of football that earned them fans and laurels, World Cup winning defender Joan Capdevila told Reuters in an interview.

Spain’s golden spell during which they won the 2010 World Cup and European titles in 2008 and 2012 came to an embarrassing end in Brazil this year when they crashed out of the World Cup after losing their first two games against the Netherlands and Chile.

Sep 21, 2014

Interview: Spain should not dump tiki-taka, says Capdevila

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Former world champions Spain will have to wait to regain their past glory but they need not discard their attractive brand of football that earned them fans and laurels, World Cup winning defender Joan Capdevila told Reuters in an interview.

Spain’s golden spell during which they won the 2010 World Cup and European titles in 2008 and 2012 came to an embarrassing end in Brazil this year when they crashed out of the World Cup after losing their first two games against the Netherlands and Chile.

Sep 21, 2014

Soccer-Spain should not dump tiki-taka, says Capdevila

MUMBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Former world champions Spain will have to wait to regain their past glory but they need not discard their attractive brand of football that earned them fans and laurels, World Cup winning defender Joan Capdevila told Reuters in an interview.

Spain’s golden spell during which they won the 2010 World Cup and European titles in 2008 and 2012 came to an embarrassing end in Brazil this year when they crashed out of the World Cup after losing their first two games against the Netherlands and Chile.

Sep 19, 2014
Sep 16, 2014

Relief for Indian boxers as AIBA recognise new federation

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The governing body of amateur boxing (AIBA) has given recognition to a newly-elected national federation in India, paving the way for fighters to compete under their national flag at the Asian Games which starts this week.

The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was suspended in late 2012 for ‘possible manipulation’ in its elections and eventually terminated by AIBA in March this year.

Sep 16, 2014

Games-Relief for Indian boxers as AIBA recognise new federation

MUMBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The governing body of amateur boxing (AIBA) has given recognition to a newly-elected national federation in India, paving the way for fighters to compete under their national flag at the Asian Games which starts this week.

The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was suspended in late 2012 for ‘possible manipulation’ in its elections and eventually terminated by AIBA in March this year.

Sep 11, 2014

Asian Games – India’s rising hopes tempered by off-field bickering

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India are convinced they can improve on their Asian Games medals tally from Guangzhou but financial concerns and other controversies off the field may dampen their aspirations for Incheon later this month.

Cricket-obsessed India seldom tastes success in other sports on the world stage but the quadrennial multi-sports event should be the perfect stage for its athletes to gain recognition.

Sep 11, 2014

India’s rising hopes tempered by off-field bickering

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India are convinced they can improve on their Asian Games medals tally from Guangzhou but financial concerns and other controversies off the field may dampen their aspirations for Incheon later this month.

Cricket-obsessed India seldom tastes success in other sports on the world stage but the quadrennial multi-sports event should be the perfect stage for its athletes to gain recognition.

Sep 11, 2014

Games-India’s rising hopes tempered by off-field bickering

MUMBAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) – India are convinced they can improve on their Asian Games medals tally from Guangzhou but financial concerns and other controversies off the field may dampen their aspirations for Incheon later this month.

Cricket-obsessed India seldom tastes success in other sports on the world stage but the quadrennial multi-sports event should be the perfect stage for its athletes to gain recognition.

Sep 5, 2014

Standoff over India’s Asian Games delegation rumbles on

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recommended slashing the country’s proposed Asian Games delegation by a third and sending only medal hopefuls to South Korea’s Incheon later this month.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Games.