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Newton’s prophecy: France to beat Uruguay

Newton the parrot, the latest seer of the animal kingdom to give World Cup forecasts, reckons France will beat Uruguay in the first quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup. The dark-green feathered bird, which resides in Paris’ Jardin des…

‘Portugal much more than just Ronaldo’

SOCHI: Portugal coach Fernando Santos once again stressed the importance of his other 22 players around main man Cristiano Ronaldo as they prepare to face Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday. When the inevitable question about…

Salah’s World Cup bid ends with a whimper

SAINT PETERSBURG: Mohamed Salah's World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt's talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26. Uruguay administered the last rites on Wednesday but Egyptians already knew…

Uruguay arrests Italian wanted since 1995

MONTEVIDEO: An Italian wanted for more than 20 years for drug trafficking and mafia activities has been arrested at a hotel in Uruguay's Montevideo city, the Interior Ministry announced. Rocco Morabito, who was described as a member of…

Six teams wiped out by plane crashes

The plane crash in Colombia involving Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real that killed as many as 75 people is far from the first such tragedy to strike the world of sport. Here is a look at six other disasters: - Italy's Torino…