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Don’t be disheartened if you concede, move to next level: Graham Reid to Indian hockey players | Hockey News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid has warned his players against getting caught up in the moment and advised them to raise their game to the next level if they concede a goal in next month's FIH World Cup.Reid believes a positive mind-set is necessary while playing in a major tournament like the World Cup.India will open their World Cup campaign against Spain in Rourkela on January 13, the first day of the tournament."You (Indian players) sort of get caught up in the moment when you play an event of this magnitude (World Cup). Don't let yourself get caught up in the moment. It could get quite daunting when you lose the ball, or concede a goal," said Reid, who was part of the Australian side during the 1990 World Cup in Lahore."It is important to develop 'the next thi...
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India seal FIH Pro League berth, beat Spain 1-0 to win Women’s Nations Cup | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ace Indian drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scored an all-important winner in the sixth minute of the final as India registered a 1-0 win over Spain to clinch the inaugural FIH Women's Nation's Cup title in Valencia, Spain on Saturday. With this victory, India also secured their berth in the 2023-24 FIH Pro League. India were ranked a spot below Spain (7th) in the FIH standings. Congratulations to the Indian Women's Hockey Team for winning Gold in the FIH Hockey Nations Cup 2022 and for quali… https://t.co/cxOHsbaNVX— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 1671295083000India finished the eight-nation tourney with five wins on the trot after Gurjit converted the penalty corner into a goal in the very first quarter. Hockey India announced Rs 2 lakh cash reward for each player and Rs 1 lakh eac...
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Spain’s Sergio Busquets announces international retirement | Football News – Times of India

BARCELONA: Spanish midfielder and 2010 World Cup winner Sergio Busquets announced his international retirement on Friday. "I would like to announce that after almost 15 years and 143 matches, the moment has arrived to bid farewell to the national team," wrote the 34-year-old Barcelona stalwart on his social media platforms. Busquets is the last member of the 2010 team to bow out of international football -- he was also part of the team that lifted the 2012 European title. He was captain of the 2022 World Cup side that fell to a penalty shoot-out defeat to Morocco in the last-16. Only his fellow 2010 team-mates Iker Casillas (167) and Sergio Ramos (180) represented Spain more often than him. "It has been an honour to represent my national team and help lift it higher, to being European a...
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Real Madrid agree deal to sign Brazilian 16-year-old prodigy Endrick | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Real Madrid have reached an agreement to sign Brazilian teenager Endrick from Palmeiras, the teams announced on Thursday, beating a host of leading European clubs linked to the prodigy. The 16-year-old striker will join the European and LaLiga champions in July 2024, due to world soccer governing body FIFA's rules prohibiting underage players from playing abroad. Real have reportedly trumped several top clubs, including Paris St-Germain, Chelsea, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, who were chasing the young prospect. Palmeiras and Real did not provide any details of the deal but Brazilian media group Globo said the transfer would be worth 70 million euros ($74.88 million), the second biggest in the history of the Brazilian championship only behind the r...
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Spain coach Luis Enrique departs after World Cup exit | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: Luis Enrique was sacked as Spain coach on Thursday after the team's elimination in the last-16 at the World Cup with the country's under-21 manager Luis de la Fuente named as his replacement by the Spanish football federation (RFEF). Spain were beaten on penalties by Morocco after a goalless draw on Tuesday in an upset result after failing to turn their dominance into a victory. "The RFEF has chosen Luis de la Fuente as the new (Spain) coach," RFEF said in a statement. "The ... RFEF has delivered to the president a report in which it determined that a new project should start for the Spain national team, with the aim of continuing the growth achieved in recent years thanks to the work carried out by Luis Enrique (and the staff). "Both the RFEF president Luis Rubiales and sports di...
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Spain’s FIFA World Cup exit after losing to Morocco on penalties ‘cruel’, says Sergio Busquets | Football News – Times of India

DOHA (Qatar): Sergio Busquets said Spain's 3-0 defeat on penalties by Morocco was a "cruel" way to decide the FIFA World Cup last-16 clash on Tuesday, after the teams drew 0-0. The midfielder's spot-kick was saved by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou as the 2010 World Cup winners failed to score any of their penalties. "It was a pity. It was decided on penalties in the most cruel way," said Busquets. "It was tough, very hard for us. We tried to wear them down, give them the run-around, find spaces. We lacked that little luck for the final ball." Spain were also knocked out of Euro 2020 on penalties in the semi-finals by Italy. Busquets, 34, would not be immediately drawn on whether he would continue playing international football. "Now the most important thing is the national team and not me," ...
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Morocco vs Spain Highlights: Morocco stun Spain 3-0 on penalties to reach historic quarter-finals | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Morocco stunned the 2010 champions Spain to reach their first ever World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, winning their Round of 16 encounter in a penalty shootout at the Education City stadium. Morocco defeated Spain 3-0 on penalties, with all the three Spanish penalty takers missing the goal. Achraf Hakimi, a product of the Real Madrid youth system, calmly scored the winner to take the African side into the last eight stage as a jubilant celebration erupted from players and fans in the stadium. The match went into the penalty shoot-out after both the teams failed to break the deadlock in the regulation time. The score remained levelled at 0-0 even after the 30 minutes of extra time, leading the game to the shoot-out. Spain's poor record in World Cup shoot-out continued, pavin...
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Morocco fans scramble for tickets ahead of Spain match

Moroccans have been flying into Qatar for their team’s knockout World Cup match against Spain on Tuesday even as fans already in the country have been scrambling for tickets, adding to the demand for seats in a potential challenge for the organizers. The last Arab and African side left in World Cup, Morocco has been willed on by some of the most impassioned fans at the tournament, many of whom live and work in Qatar and are hoping to see their team advance to its first quarter final. But Morocco’s matches have also been testing for organizers: there was pushing and shoving outside the stadium as ticketless fans gathered ahead of its Dec. 1 defeat of Canada, with some trying to climb the fence. Desperate to attend the match against 2010 champions Spain, more than 1,000 Moroccan fans gath...
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal eye quarters, Morocco dare to dream | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: Cristiano Ronaldo will aim to fire Portugal past Switzerland and into the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday as Morocco bid to derail Spain's bid for a second global crown. Just two last-eight slots remain to be filled in Qatar after five-time winners Brazil swatted aside South Korea 4-1 and 2018 finalists Croatia squeezed past Japan via a penalty shoot-out. Ronaldo was hogging the headlines at the tournament even before he kicked a ball after launching a tirade against Manchester United and their manager Erik ten Hag. Following an exit by "mutual agreement" he is now seeking a new team, with sources saying he is in talks over a blockbuster deal with Saudi club Al-Nassr. The 37-year-old superstar forward, who is appearing in what is almost certainly his last World Cup, has been a...
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Siblings, teammates and FIFA World Cup rivals | Football News – Times of India

Athletic Bilbao forwards Inaki and Nico Williams are the latest brothers to play for different countries in a World Cup. While Inaki turned out in Ghana colours, his younger brother Nico appeared in the red of Spain. Reminds you of the Boateng brothers? They played for different nations in 2010 in South Africa and in 2014 in Brazil. Jerome Boateng was a central defender with Germany, while the older Kevin-Prince Boateng was an attacking midfielder with Ghana. Ghana have brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew — sons of three-time African player of the year Abedi Pele. They also played together at the 2014 World Cup. France have the Hernandez brothers. Unfortunately, Lucas hurt his right knee in France’s opener against Australia and has been ruled out of the World Cup. He was substituted by his y...
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Japan vs Spain Highlights: Japan roar back again to beat Spain and advance to last 16 | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: Japan staged their second stunning turnaround of the World Cup when they beat 2010 champions Spain 2-1 on Thursday with two quick-fire goals and advanced to the last 16 along with their beaten opponents. Going into the halftime break 1-0 down and on course for an early World Cup exit, Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu reorganised his side to give them more attacking bite and within six minutes the Samurai Blue were ahead. Ritsu Doan, one of the substitutes, hammered in a shot from the edge of the box in the 48th minute that Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon - whose poor clearance had created the danger - could not keep out. Another famous Japan win sees them top a wild Group E 🇯🇵@adidasfootball | #FIFAWorldCup— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) 1669928013000Three minutes later, Ao Tanaka scored ...
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Spain vs Germany Highlights: Germany keep last 16 hopes alive after a draw with Spain | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It's not all over for Germany at the FIFA World Cup 2022 as they remained in the race for a Round of 16 spot after a 1-1 draw with Spain on Monday. The result gave the four-time champions a much needed one point to stay alive in Qatar, while Spain consolidated their top position in the Group E standings with four points. Germany were in all sorts of trouble after conceding a goal in the 62nd minute, which could have potentially ended their campaign with a game in hand. But substitute Niclas Fuellkrug struck seven minutes before regulation time to calm the things down for the Germans. They even looked good for a late winner in stoppage time but Spain managed to take away a point from the game. As it happened | Schedule & Result | Points TableAlvaro Morata came from the ben...
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Germany face ‘final’ against Spain, out to protect reputation-Flick

Germany goes into their second World Cup Group E game against Spain on Sunday knowing it is like a final, Germany coach Hansi Flick said on Saturday, with his team facing possible elimination if they are defeated again. Asked whether the four-time world champions were still the mighty tournament team of the past as they face the prospect of a second early World Cup exit, he said the game on Sunday would determine their reputation. “This will be answered on Sunday. Maybe we have another answer to that question, the right answer,” Flick told a news conference. Together 👊#GER #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/lHVcaCt1xB — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) November 25, 2022 The Germans started their World Cup campaign with a shock 2-1 defeat by Japan on Wednesday after holding a 1-0 lead following a domi...
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FIFA World Cup 2022: First round in numbers | Football News – Times of India

The first week of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has seen both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scoring, besides some big upsets in the form of Argentina and Germany losing their opening group games and a huge seven-goal win for Spain. Here's a look at how the numbers stack up so far:3 - Germany have now lost their opening match in three consecutive major tournaments — (1-2 to Japan at 2022 WC; 0-1 to France at Euro 2020 & 0-1 to Mexico at 2018 WC). The latest loss was also Germany’s first in a game in which they held a halftime lead at the World Cup since 1978 vs Austria. 7 - Spain’s 7-0 rout of Costa Rica is their biggest margin of victory in a World Cup match. 18 - At 18 years and 110 days, Gavi became the youngest to score in a World Cup since 17-year-old Pele netted treble thrice in...
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Young Gavi, mature Pedri evoke memories of the Xavi-Iniesta combine | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: Gavi came in wearing a finely cut dark suit matched with oversized white trainers. These days, they do not look odd to the middle-aged gaze anymore. It helped that the shirt was crisp white and unbuttoned at the neck. The sartorial awakening apart, what else left a mark was that it was the only time when Gavi represented calm and poise all evening. It was the most astonishing transformation. Because only less than an hour earlier, he was all sweaty, a young boy’s cheeks flushed with effort and intensity, hair tousled racing into the angry scrap huddle to extricate Dani Olmo from a couple of extremely confused and hapless Costa Rican defenders. A strange older man’s Zen, because he had also been hurling himself on top of the pyramid each time Spain scored in their opening game here...
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Ansu Fati shines in Spain’s warm-up win, Portugal hammer Nigeria despite Ronaldo’s absence | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: Ansu Fati made the most of his chance back with Spain's national team, scoring a goal and showing he is in great form in La Roja's 3-1 win over Jordan in a World Cup warm-up. Portugal, without Cristiano Ronaldo, saw Bruno Fernandes shine in a 4-0 win over Nigeria in their final match before the World Cup. Fati teamed up well some of the other youngsters giving Spain hope of a successful campaign in Qatar, with Gavi Páez and Nico Williams also scoring a goal each in the team's final match before their World Cup opener against Costa Rica on November 23. “That's some great news for us,” Spain coach Luis Enrique said of Fati's performance. “He has a good relationship with the goal.” Fati scored on a shot from inside the area in the 13th minute before Gavi doubled the lead from near th...
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‘I am the best coach on the face of the earth’: Spain’s Luis Enrique believes he is the best manager in the world

Spain manager Luis Enrique is brimming with confidence about his ability to lead Spain to a second World Cup title at this year’s tournament in Qatar, 12 years on from their first triumph. After announcing his 26-man World Cup squad on Friday, the former Barcelona coach said he had never had any doubts about whether he was the best man for the job. “How can I doubt myself? I am the best coach on the face of the earth,” Luis Enrique told a news conference on Friday. “If I have to convince my players I have to be convinced myself… There is no better coach than me. I know it’s not true, but I believe it. Doubts? None!” Spain included Barca’s Ansu Fati but left out veterans like Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea fr...
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Gerard Pique announces retirement from football, to play last game against Almeria at the Camp Nou

Spain and Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who won three Champions League, eight La Liga and a World Cup title, has announced his retirement from professional football. The 35-year-old took to his social media to announce the same via a video. “Football has given me everything,” Pique said. “Barcelona has given me everything. You, culers (Barcelona fans), have given me everything. Culers, us he de dir una cosa. pic.twitter.com/k3V919pm1T — Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) November 3, 2022 !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s...
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Holders Spain win FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup | Football News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Defending champions Spain won the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with a 1-0 victory over first-time finalists Colombia whose campaign ended in a heartbreak after an own goal in the summit clash here on Sunday. Spain emerged the winners after an own goal by Colombian defender Ana María Guzmán Zapata in the 82nd minute of the final at the D Y Patil Sports Stadium. FIFA president Gianni Infantino, alongside top officials from the Asian Football Federation (AFC) and All India Football Federation (AIFF), was in attendance at the venue as Spain eked out a solitary goal win and retained the title they also claimed in 2018. BACK-TO-BACK U-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS! 🤩🏆¡Felicidades, @SEFutbolFem! 🇪🇸#U17WWC | #KickOffTheDream https://t.co/EQFUEy2hIP— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC...
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FIH Pro League: Upbeat India look to continue winning momentum against Spain | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: An upbeat Indian men's hockey team will aim for a disciplined effort and avoid unnecessary cards when it takes on Spain in the FIH Pro League here on Sunday. The Indians produced a great fight-back in the opener against New Zealand on Friday, rallying from 1-3 deficit to eke out a close 4-3 win at the Kalinga Stadium. The hosts will be eager to carry forward the momentum. Down 1-3, skipper Harmanpreet Singh (42nd) and Mandeep Singh (52nd, 57th) found the net to hand India a morale-boosting win. Mandeep Mor (14th) was the other goal scorer for the hosts. But it won't be easy against Spain as in the previous season, India lost 3-5 to the same opponents in the second match of the double-leg tie after registering a 5-4 victory in the opening game. The Indians will have to be li...