Messi refuses to accept Copa America best player award

After initial speculation on Sunday morning’s broadcast, reports from Argentina suggest that the Copa America’s best player of the tournament award was removed from the stage and not awarded after Messi turned it down following his country’s penalty shootout defeat to Chile. There was criticism and cynicism after Messi won the Golden Ball at the 2014 FIFA World Cup final,

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India power to World Cup triumph

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in a pulsating final to deliver World Cup glory to their cricket-mad population for the first time since 1983.
Sri Lanka smashed 91 from their last 10 overs to post 274-6 in Mumbai, with Mahela Jayawardene making a superb 103

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Battle for glory

India-Sri Lanka WC final today
The curtain will fall on cricket’s biggest event today.
Besides some fortunate ones who have got the precious tickets to watch the match from the stands, billion of cricket-mad people around the world will stay glued to their TV screens when India lock horns with Sri Lanka in the all-Asian final of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in

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Muralitharan’s mom-in-law will cheer both teams

Mumbai:  When Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan played his last Test match (vs. India at Galle, in July last year), he had invited his Indian mother-in-law, Dr. Nithiya Rammurthy, to witness his 800th wicket. She will be in Mumbai on Saturday for the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka. “My daughter, Madhi, will obviously support her husband’s team. and as per Indian tradition, I have

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SL set all-Asia final

The Colombo sky was ablaze with fireworks last night as Sri Lanka fought their way over murky waters and into the World Cup final, giving their legend Muttiah Muralidaran a fitting farewell from international cricket. The five-wicket win was not an easy ride, thanks to a late rally by New Zealand at the flashbulb-laden R Premadasa Stadium, but it was closer than imagined after Sri Lanka’s dominance for the

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Only good-looking cops for World Cup final

smh.com.au
Only good-looking police officers will be allowed to work on security for the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai, the city’s police commissioner has reportedly said.
Arup Patnaik told senior officers during a briefing that he wanted only “tall, well-built and slim policemen” to be working on April 2 when the last match of the competition is played at

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