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Football 15 Jun 2014 | 10:37 AM

My tactics worked says Prandelli after Italy sink England

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli was generous in his praise of an improving England side but said his tactical approach had paid off with the 2-1 victory in Group D on Saturday.

Football 13 Jun 2014 | 3:37 AM

FIFPro slams 'irresponsible' conditions in Manaus

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The world players' union FIFPro has criticised conditions in Manaus as being unsuitable for World Cup matches after a threadbare pitch added to concerns over heat and humidity.

Football 12 Jun 2014 | 11:53 PM

New-look England and wizened Italy face jungle test

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) - The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of the Amazon rainforest providing the backdrop for a Group D clash on Saturday.

Football 06 Jun 2014 | 9:27 AM

England head to Brazil relying on youngsters and luck

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the most telling moments of England's World Cup build-up came off the pitch, away from the players, crowds and live TV cameras on the night of a laboured 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley in March.

Football 05 Jun 2014 | 9:13 AM

Inconsistent Croatia seek to revive spirit of '98

(Reuters) - Based on the pedigree of their squad, Croatia have high hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup, but other factors may come into play against hosts Brazil, Cameroon and Mexico.

Shooting 03 Jun 2014 | 6:11 PM

Shooting: Tong Tat honours father's memory with 25m gold

KANGAR: Selangor shooter Tan Tong Tat’s world came crumbling down following the death of his father Tan Khong due to a heart attack one month ago.

Football 22 May 2014 | 4:47 AM

England, Italy cannot afford to lose Cup opener - Zola

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) - Neither England nor Italy can afford to lose next month's World Cup opener in Brazil, former Italy and Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola said on Wednesday.    

Football 11 May 2014 | 4:47 AM

Brazil deploys troops to secure borders for World Cup

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil began deploying 30,000 troops on Saturday to patrol its borders and beef up security for the World Cup football tournament that will kick off in 12 Brazilian cities next month, the Defense Ministry said.

Football 29 Apr 2014 | 9:37 AM

England head to Brazil relying on youngsters and luck

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the most telling moments of England's build-up to the World Cup came off the pitch, away from the players, crowds and live TV cameras on the night of a laboured 1-0 win over Denmark in their final Wembley warm-up.

Tennis 24 Apr 2014 | 3:57 AM

Best and worst sporting comebacks

(Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. Some do it for the money, some to complete unfinished business and others for the pure love of sport.