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Belgium beat Brazil 2-1, will play France in World Cup semi-final

Belgium beat World Cup favourites Brazil 2-1 on Friday to set up a semi-final against France in Saint Petersburg. A Fernandinho own goal in the 13th minute followed by a superb Kevin De Bruyne strike just after the half-hour put Belgium in the driving seat. Brazil pulled a goal back through Renato Augusto but it was too little, too late. https://www.facebook.com/fifaworldcup/photos/pcb.2325470074135493/2325468054135695/?type=3&theater Neymar had a late chance to equalise but Thibaut Courtois tipped over as…

Mehwish Hayat to play Benazir Bhutto in Biopic

KARACHI: After many speculations and rumors it seems like Pakistani Actress Mehwish Hayat is finally addressing all the buzz about her portraying the character of former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. In an Instagram post, the 35-year-old actress of Actor in Law fame revealed that she is most likely taking up the role and has already immersed herself into channeling and adapting Pakistan's first Female Prime Minister's avatar. Hayat wrote; “I am privileged to have been given the…

David Beckham tips England to play Argentina in World Cup final

Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi´s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions' chances after a positive start in Russia. Beckham was speaking at a promotional event in China after England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game, boosting their chances of reaching the knockout rounds. England has long stuttered on the big stage and they last reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2006, when Beckham was captain. Their only World Cup final was way…

Salah declared fit to play Egypt World Cup opener

YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Mohamed Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and barring a last-minute hitch the Egyptian star will play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, coach Hector Cuper said. The striker's return after weeks of uncertainty is a massive boost for Egypt and for the tournament in Russia because it means one of the hottest players on the planet at the moment will be in action. "We still have to see how training goes today, but I can almost assure you 100 per cent that he'll play, we…

Pakistan’s centrally contracted players to play two T20 leagues a season

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come up with a new NOC (No-Objection Certificate) policy that has limited centrally contracted players to play only two T20 leagues, including their own Pakistan Super League, in a season. Apart from that, non-contracted players will have to appear in at least three First Class games in order to get an NOC from the board to play three leagues a season. This was announced in a meeting attended by Chief Selector Pakistan Team Inzamam Ul Haq, Chief Operating Officer Subhan…

Virat Kohli signs one-month deal to play for Surrey

India cricket captain Virat Kohli has signed a one month deal to represent Surrey in June, the English county championship side announced on Thursday. Kohli’s participation in county cricket means he will be unavailable for India as they take on Afghanistan in a test match in June in Bengaluru. "It has long been an ambition of mine to play county cricket and I am thankful to Alec Stewart and Surrey for allowing me the opportunity to join them during their 2018 season. I can't wait to get to the Kia Oval," Kohli told…

Ethan Hawke set to play Nikola Tesla biopic

Ethan Hawke is all set to electrify his fans in his next movie 'Tesla' by playing the role of Nikola Tesla, the famous electricity pioneer, in biopic. Tesla is written and directed by Michael Almereyda, who has already worked with the American actor in Hamlet and Cymbeline. The biopic will chronicle the life and times of the famed Serbia-American inventor, who is known for designing the modern alternating current (AC) electric supplying system. The inventor also made the Tesla coil that is still being used in radio…

Karachi Kings’ six foreign players are ready to play in Pakistan

KARACHI: Owner of Pakistan Super League’s franchise Karachi Kings Salman Iqbal has said that six out of their seven foreign players were ready to come and play in Pakistan in the PSL. “Six of our seven players are ready to come and play in Pakistan,” Salman Iqbal told while answering a question during the Karachi Kings’ official merchandise and anthem launching ceremony. “Eoin Morgan, who has commitments to other leagues, . He will be coming late and will be leaving early,” he added. Read More: Karachi Kings partners…

ICC U-19 World Cup: Pakistan finish third after rain ruins play

Pakistan claimed the third position at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 after their third-fourth position play-off match against Afghanistan was washed-out on Thursday without a ball being bowled. Earlier, Pakistan had lost to arch-rivals India in the ICC U-19 cricket World Cup semi-finals. They lost by a massive 203-run margin, a record at the Under-19 level, in the last-four clash against India. Read More: India beat Pakistan by 203 runs to reach U-19 World Cup final Afghanistan, on the other hand, lost to…

Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger role on arms sales

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new “Buy American” plan that calls for US military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the American weapons industry, going beyond the assistance they currently provide, U.S. officials said. President Donald Trump as early as February is expected to announce a “whole of government” effort to ease export rules on purchases by foreign countries of U.S.-made military equipment, from fighter jets and drones to…