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    Brazil brush World Cup hosts Russia aside

    Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 12:57am on March 24, 2018

    Five-time world champions Brazil showed no signs of missing Neymar as they fine-tuned preparations for this year's World Cup with a confident 3-0 victory over tournament hosts Russia on Friday...

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    Ronaldo's last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

    Agence France-Presse. Zurich | Updated at 10:03am on March 24, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo hit two goals in stoppage time as European champions Portugal defeated Egypt 2-1 in a friendly international on Friday, winning his personal duel with Mohamed Salah who had put the seven-time African champions ahead....

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    Sajib slips further as Thangaraja rules

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on March 24, 2018

    Sri Lankan golfer N Thangaraja continued his lead in the Tk 50 lakh second City Bank American Express Chittagong Open for the third consecutive day with a resolute four-under-par 68 at the Bhatiary Golf & Country Club on Friday....

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    Afghanistan beat Ireland to qualify for World Cup

    Agence France-Presse . Harare | Updated at 12:05am on March 24, 2018

    Afghanistan, after losing their opening three qualifying games, upset the odds to beat Ireland by five wickets on Friday to qualify for next year’s Cricket World Cup...

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    Messi isn't missed as Argentina down Italy

    Agence France-Presse. Manchester | Updated at 09:49am on March 24, 2018

    Ever Banega ensured Argentina weren't derailed by Lionel Messi's absence as the World Cup contenders clinched a 2-0 win over Italy in Friday's friendly at the Etihad Stadium...

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    Smith to stay captain while CA probes ball-tamper scandal

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:35am on March 25, 2018

    Cricket Australia said Sunday that Steve Smith will remain captain while they investigate the ball-tampering scandal during the third Test against South Africa which has...

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    Argentina Messi’s team not mine: Sampaoli

    Reuters  | Updated at 12:05am on March 24, 2018

    Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has the talent and maturity to carry Argentina’s hopes of a successful World Cup campaign this year, the national team’s manager Jorge Sampaoli has said. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi has led Barcelona to 30 domestic and European trophies...

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    Cummins laughs off ball incident

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:05am on March 24, 2018

    Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins laughed off an incident captured on television which appeared to show him stopping the ball with the spikes of his shoes during the third Test against South Africa on Thursday...

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    Morkel’s 300th wicket jolts Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town | Updated at 12:05am on March 24, 2018

    South African fast bowler Morne Morkel took his 300th Test wicket to break a promising Australian partnership on the second day of the third Test at Newlands on Friday....

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    Italy is a strange country: Buffon

    Reuters . Manchester | Updated at 12:05am on March 24, 2018

    Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said Italy was a strange country as he replied to criticism of the decision to pick him for this month’s friendlies against Argentina and England....