Lionel Messi is back in the Argentina squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Colombia after missing the last three due to injury in which his team have dropped seven points. Messi was named on Friday in coach Edgardo Bauza’s 26-man squad and will captain Argentina away to arch-rivals Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Nov. 10 and at home against Colombia in San Juan five days later. Argentina have slipped down the South American group standings to fifth after a ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Rio Olympics, Portugal winning the Euro Championships, the passing of the great Mohammad Ali, Russian track & field athletes being banned for the Olympics -- what an eventful year 2016 has been! As we prepare to cruise into the New Year, Rediff.com gives you a glance back, through photos, into all the sporting moments that made the last 12 months memorable. FLASHBACK! BEST Sports Photos from 2016 - Part 1 FLASHBACK! BEST Sports Photos from 2016 - ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
South American champions Chile have been handed a stadium ban for the third time in the 2018 World Cup qualifying competition because of homophobic chanting by their fans, FIFA said on Monday. Chile will have to play two more games away from the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium), in an addition to an existing ban. They were also fined 30,000 Swiss francs ($29,000). "The proceedings relate to homophobic chants by the team’s fans and follow previous sanctions for similar incidents during ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The demonetisation camp remains devided, while some feel the exercise is a total flop, others feel the government should be given some more time As the banks remained shut for the third consecutive day, on Monday, and many ATMs continued to run dry, it caused further inconvenience to people, who are already reeling under a currency crunch. ‘ Modiji is appealing to people to go cashless. I don't know about the countrymen, but it seems that banks and ATMs are certainly following the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who led the rebel army which overthrew the dictatorial regime of Fulgencio Batista, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 United States Presidents during his rule, has died. He was 90. His younger brother and Cuban President Raul Castro announced on state television that the revolutionary leader died at 10.29 pm on Friday night. The Cuban government has announced nine days of mourning and has set Castro’s funeral for December 4.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Skygazers around the world took to high-rise buildings, tourist landmarks and beaches on Monday to catch a glimpse of the closest "supermoon" to Earth in almost seven decades. The phenomenon was visible first in Asia, sending astronomy enthusiasts and ...DNA, 2 months ago
Tata Group shares were among the top losers while Adani Ports emerged as the top gainer Benchmark share indices ended lower on Tuesday with Tata Group leading the decline after the sudden exit of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons weighed on investor sentiment. The S&P BSE Sensex ended down 88 points at 28,091 and the Nifty50 settled 18 points lower at 8,691. In the broader market, the BSE Midcap ended down 0.3% while the BSE Smallcap index ended flat. Market breadth ended weak with ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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