Golden Ball award goes to… Messi

Lionel Messi has won the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player of World Cup 2014.

Messi, who won four man of the match awards throughout the tournament but did not influence the final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro in the way that he would have liked, was chosen from a 10-player list of . . . → Read More: Golden Ball award goes to… Messi

Germany become world champions

Mario Gotze’s goal in the second-half of extra time seals a 1-0 win for Germany over Argentina in the World Cup final.

With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany . . . → Read More: Germany become world champions

FIFA 2014: Now that’s winning in style

Algeria striker Islam Slimani said that the team will donate their World Cup prize money to the people in Gaza because “they need it more than us.” Pretty cool gesture and it will be a solid chunk of change, around $9 Million.

Here’s the breakdown for the rest of the payouts via TSM . . . → Read More: FIFA 2014: Now that’s winning in style

Pakistan now a part of Big Four: PCB

KARACHI: Pakistan now have the opportunity to have a major say in the affairs of international cricket after securing considerable concessions from the ‘Big Three’ India, Australia and England in the backdrop of the ICC’s Annual Conference in Melbourne, Australia, DawnNews reported. . . . → Read More: Pakistan now a part of Big Four: PCB

Brazil removes visa requirement for Pak football fans

Around 500 excited Pakistani fans are travelling to Brazil to witness the biggest sporting carnival- the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup, Brazilian Ambassador in Pakistan Alfredo Leoni said on Thursday.

“We have issued visas to around 200 people from Pakistan, while the rest of Pakistanis are travelling to our country from . . . → Read More: Brazil removes visa requirement for Pak football fans

Palestine football team to visit Pakistan

It was recently reported that the Palestinian football team is willing to take the risk to come to Pakistan in order to play out a friendly football game against the South Asian side.

Pakistan has been travelling to Palestine for the past several years, in order to play football.

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Tennis legend Federer falls to worst loss in a decade

 Latvian Ernests Gulbis handed Roger Federer his worst French Open loss in a decade as he beat the Swiss 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in Sunday’s fourth round.

Second seed Novak Djokovic continued the quest for the only grand slam title he has never won, hammering French 13th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, . . . → Read More: Tennis legend Federer falls to worst loss in a decade

Street footballers make nation proud

ISLAMABAD: It is hard to imagine Pakistan doing great in football at any level. The international sport is among the most popular team sports in the country, but the domestic craze for football is usually visible in front of TV screens than on the pitch.

But the Pakistani street children team proved otherwise, by finishing . . . → Read More: Street footballers make nation proud

Pakistan looks to gain back lost share of football market

(By Faseeh Mangi) Whatever soccer legend Diego Maradona says, Pakistan will be a big presence at this year’s World Cup in Brazil — although not because of its playing skills.

The nation, ranked 159th by ruling body FIFA, won’t be among the 32 teams at sport’s most watched event. Yet its industry has recovered . . . → Read More: Pakistan looks to gain back lost share of football market

SC reverses decision to re-instate Ashraf

The Supreme Court suspended the decision to reinstate Zaka Ashraf as the Pakistan Cricket Board chairperson and restored Najam Sethi as the head of the body, Express News reported on Wednesday.

As directed by the acting Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, a three-member bench of the top court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the . . . → Read More: SC reverses decision to re-instate Ashraf