Pele confident about Brazil’s chances
DUBAI: The 77-year-old football legend Pele confident about Brazil’s chances at the upcoming World Cup.
Pele said he was expecting that injured Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar would be fully fit to lead the side to lead Brazil to a possible sixth football title in Russia.
“We don’t know exactly what is going to happen, but I think for the World Cup he’s going to be in shape because his injury is not so bad,” said Pele, the only person to have won the World Cup three times as a player.
“I wish he has the same luck I had in the World Cup.” PSG’s Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, has not played since breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot on February 25 in a Ligue 1 match against Marseille.
He said last week he was still recovering following surgery but expects to be fit in time for the World Cup from June 14 to July 15.
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Monte Carlo Masters: Nadal sweeps Dimitrov aside!
MONTE CARLO (Principality of Monaco): World number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory here today while Kei Nishikori edged out Alexander Zverev.
The 31-year-old Nadal needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, and will be a red-hot favorite against Japan’s Nishikori in Sunday’s final.
“I really don’t care if I am favorite or I am not favorite,” insisted Nadal, after beating Dimitrov for the 11th time in 12 meetings. “I go on court, I try my best. I want to win. Doesn’t matter if I am the favorite or I am not the favorite.”
Nadal came through a tight first set but always looked too strong for Dimitrov and raced through the second in half an hour. “He’s playing very good on clay. Simple as that. Tactically and everything else,” admitted Dimitrov. “It hurts a lot of us, a lot of the players that are maybe not as physically strong.”
The top seed is bidding for an outright record 31st Masters title this week and extended his run of consecutive sets won on clay to 34 as he closed on a third consecutive Monte Carlo title.
Pakistani Judokas win medals in S. A. Senior Judo Championship!
KATHMANDU:Pakistani Judokas displayed excellent performance on first day of South Asian Senior Judo Championship in Kathmandu, Nepal and secured 2 gold and 2 silver medals in men and women categories of the event.
Olympian Shah Hussain Shah, and Qaisar Khan bagged gold medals while Maryam and Humaira Ashiq grabbed silver medals.
Last Commonwealth Games Silver medalist Shah Hussain defended his title in +100 weight category by defeating arch rival India in preliminary round, beat Nepal in semi final and finally crushed Sri Lanka in final with a one sided fight.
In -90kg he won gold by defeating India in preliminary round, beat Sri Lanka in semi final and beat Nepal in final. While Maryan got silver medal in -52kg by defeating Bangladesh in first round, beat Nepal in semi final but lost against India in final.
Humaira beat Sri Lanka in first round beat Bangladesh in 2nd round while Nepal in semi-final. In the final she lost fighting against India to grab a silver.
Pak-British Amir Khan – Newspakistan.tv’s brand envoy – takes on Canadian Phil Lo Greco tonight!
LONDON: One of the biggest names in British boxing history, Amir Khan, who happens to be the Brand-Ambassador of Newspakistan.tv returns to boxing ring tonight by taking on Canadian Lo Greco.
According to details, after remaining away from the ring for two years the former world champion is going to face Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KO) in a bout set for a 150-pound catch-weight.
After remaining away from the ring for two years the former world champion is going to face Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KO) in a bout set for a 150-pound catch-weight.