Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has showed how sportspersons can take social messages to the masses, Srinivas Prasad, the minister at India`s UN Mission, told a General Assembly session.
The Italian press on Tuesday lamented the national squad’s failure to reach the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 60 years as a sporting catastrophe.
Pirelli and McLaren have cancelled tyre testing amid security concerns following another armed robbery attempt near Sao Paulo’s Formula 1 circuit.
The spirit was as strong as ever but Rafael Nadal’s troublesome knee failed him in the end as the Spaniard quit the ATP Finals after a painful defeat by Belgium’s David Goffin on Monday.
Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a playoff by Sweden after a 0-0 second-leg draw at the San Siro, bringing an end to a 20-year international career that included winning the 2006 World Cup.
A desperate 0-0 draw at home to a defiant Sweden ended the four-time world champions’ hopes of reaching next year’s finals in Russia and with it the international careers of several of Italy’s biggest names.
Stephen Constantine’s men will be buoyed by their 12- match unbeaten streak in international football.
As India will have to go in with three specialist speedsters in South Africa, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will be complemented by either Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Ishant Sharma.