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KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Nepal national football team skipper Kiran Chemjong said the team is ready for the challenge when it faces a World Cup playing nation Australia in the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualification on October 10.

SHANGHAI, Aug 29: After a month of practice and years of planning, the U.S. men’s basketball team has arrived at the World Cup.

LONDON, July 14: Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes led a controlled bowling display as an impressive England attack restricted New Zealand to a below-par 241 for eight wickets in the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday.

LYON, July 8: The United States won a record-extending fourth women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday as second-half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle confirmed their status as the leading power in the women’s game.

MANCHESTER, June 16: Rohit Sharma smashed his second century in three innings and skipper Virat Kohli made 77 to power India to 336 for five in their World Cup match against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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MANCHASTER, June 16: The much-awaited India vs Pakistan World Cup match on Sunday is likely to get disrupted due to rain showers in Manchester, predicted Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service, ANI reported.

LONDON, June 15: Aaron Finch’s brilliant 153 lifted Australia to an imposing total of 334 for seven in their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday.

MUMBAI, June 10: Yuvraj Singh, India’s middle-over batting lynchpin in two World Cup triumphs, retired from international cricket with immediate effect on Monday although he will look to play on in Twenty20 leagues around the world.

LONDON, June 9:  Opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed his 17th century in one-day internationals as India’s top order fired in unison to power them to 352 for five wickets in their World Cup match against holders Australia on Sunday.

CARDIFF, June 8:  A superb 153 from Jason Roy and a big-hitting 64 from Jos Buttler fired England to their highest ever Cricket World Cup total as they posted 386-6 in their third match at this year’s tournament on Saturday.

DURBAN, June 6: Cricket South Africa selection convenor Linda Zondi said on Thursday they have no regrets in turning down an approach from retired batsman AB de Villiers to make himself available for the Cricket World Cup in England.

LONDON, May 30: Half-centuries from four batsmen guided England to a challenging 311/8 against South Africa in the World Cup opener at The Oval in London on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: In a matter of weeks, Nepal’s U-19 cricket team almost qualified for the ICC U-19 World Cup, whereas U-16 team comfortably defended its ACC U-16 Eastern Region cricket championship title.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Skipper Rohit Kumar Paudel scored 75 runs to provide a win against Oman by whopping 150 runs in the ongoing ICC Asia U-19s World Cup Qualifier played at Selangor Turf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday. This is the Nepali team’s third win in four matches in the league.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Nepal has defeated Malaysia in the third match held under the ICC U-19 One Day World Cup, Asia Qualifier Championship underway in Malaysia.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11: The chances of FIFA increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50, the president of soccer’s governing body Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Nepal U-19 national cricket team’s final 14-men squad has been announced for the upcoming ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia 2019 on Tuesday. The tournament is set to be held in Malaysia from April 10 to 18.

South Africa finished their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a clear idea of both the team and the tactics they will use in the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

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March 7: Every member of England women’s squad is made to feel valued and the sense of togetherness will stand the Lionesses in good stead at the World Cup later this year, defender Leah Williamson has said.

MOSCOW, March 7: Blessing Obuson thought Russia’s soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead, she found herself forced to work as a prostitute.

In a cramped apartment on the outskirts of Moscow, Lamin has little more than the clothes and the Bible he brought with him when he came to Russia on a temporary World Cup visa last summer.

HANOI, Feb 27: An escalating series of successes has got Vietnam dreaming of a maiden appearance at the World Cup -- and it's an ambition that suddenly doesn't seem all that far-fetched.

DOHA/DUBAI, Feb 17: Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty.

RUSSIA, Feb 5: Many thought the football craze in Russia would not last and the shiny new stadiums built for the World Cup would rapidly become "white elephants" the country could not afford.

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ABU DHABI, Dec 23: Real Madrid lifted the FIFA Club World Cup for a record fourth time on Saturday after thrashing local side Al Ain 4-1 in the final in Abu Dhabi with the help of impressive distance strikes in either half from midfielders Luka Modric and Marcos Llorente.

DOHA, Dec 16: The World Cup is heading to Qatar in 2022 and plans are gathering pace with the unveiling of the spectacular design for the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium, which will host the final of the tournament.

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POKHARA, Oct 28: The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup which is set to take place in England and Wales next year was displayed in Pokhara on Saturday.

ARGENTINA, Sept 18: The Argentinian authorities have slapped two-year stadium bans on four football fans over incidents from the World Cup in Russia, including when three of the men were filmed asking Russian women to repeat crude phrases in Spanish.