Video PlayerClose By He Leijing BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Assuming talisman Mohamed Salah is fit in time for Egypt's first World Cup appearance since 1990, the Pharaohs will still have their chance to make a name in the global football showpiece. The Egyptian Football Association announced that the Liverpool forward Salah has not been ruled out for Russia 2018 after departing Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid with a left shoulder injury. This at least brings some hope to Egypt, which qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. Egypt has been a dominant force in African football throughout the years, but an entire generation of Egyptians was deprived of seeing the national team compete on the biggest stage. The wait was finally over, when star man Salah bagged the goal in a late penalty against DR Congo. Salah almost single handedly booked the place in Russia for Egypt. And this charismatic 25-year-old will undoubtedly provide a major boost on the … [Read more...] about World Cup Group A preview: Egypt pins World Cup hopes on Mohamed Salah
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Two films starring leading south stars have made it to Twitter’s top influential moments of 2019 and are listed alongside the Lok Sabha elections and the cricket World Cup held this year. While Ajith’s Viswasam topped the list presented at Launch 2020, a Twitter event that had its global leadership in attendance, Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi was listed at number 4; Lok Sabha elections (number 2), World Cup 2019 (number 3) and a Diwali hashtag (number five) completed the list. Twitter #Launch2020 happening now..#Viswasam#LokSabhaElections2019#CWC19#Maharshi#HappyDiwali#Thala #Ajith 💥#SSMB #MaheshBabu 💥 pic.twitter.com/oHf3OYARwW— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) November 12, 2019 A tweet by Twitter Marketing India called #Launch2020 “an exclusive platform where industry leaders come together to discuss how brands across the country are partnering with Twitter to launch something new and connect with what’s happening.”Twitter India also … [Read more...] about Ajith’s Viswasam is Twitter’s most influential moment of 2019, ahead of Lok Sabha elections and cricket World Cup
Video PlayerClose By Xie Yuzhi MADRID, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Ten years ago, the Spanish national football team was about to embark on a period of unprecedented success, winning both the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as well as in the 2010 World Cup. Their unique brand of "tiki-taka" passing football won them many admirers, and ensured the team's place in footballing folklore. However, as Spain's core players began to age, the "invincible fleet" that once conquered the world began to fall from grace. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, they failed to advance from the group stage, suffering a humiliating 1-5 defeat to the Netherlands. And at the European Championships in France two years later, La Furia Roja was eliminated in the Round of 16 after losing 0-2 to Italy. After Vicente del Bosque resigned as national team manager, the Spanish Football Federation brought Julen Lopetegui in for the 2018 World Cup qualification. Lopetegui lived up to expectations and led the team to Russia … [Read more...] about World Cup Group B preview: Spain: Return of the king?
Video PlayerClose By Liu Ning BEIJING, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Portugal head to Russia as European champions after their unlikely Euro 2016 triumph in France. There is little doubt that captain and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is eager for his team to follow in the footsteps of neighbors Spain by winning two consecutive major tournaments. However, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition by winning the World Cup may prove a step too far for the five-time World Player of the Year and his teammates. Topping their World Cup qualifying group on goal difference ahead of Switzerland, Portugal booked their ticket to Russia thanks in no small measure to Ronaldo and his 15 goals. The European champions bounced back from an opening round defeat to Switzerland by winning their remaining nine fixtures. Ronaldo apart, however, Portugal's squad looks a little short on quality in comparison to favorites Brazil, Germany and Spain. 2018 marks Portugal's seventh appearance at the World Cup finals and their fifth in … [Read more...] about World Cup Group B preview: Portugal: Winning the World Cup, a mission impossible for C. Ronaldo
Video PlayerClose NAIROBI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's rugby 15s team will pitch camp in South Africa ahead of their final preparations for their World Cup qualifying campaign in June. The team beat hosts Uganda 34-16 in the first leg of the Elgon Cup in Kampala last week, but will have no time to rest as head coach Ian Snook looks to build on the team's performance that could to see Kenya qualify for a Rugby World Cup for the first time. The training camp is planned for June 6-16. However, the team, also known as Simbas, will not break camp and will continue with their reconditioning and recovery ahead of their trip to South Africa. Team manager Wangila Simiyu noted that tough Kenya did well to edge out Uganda, the Simbas still have a big task ahead of them. "It was a good performance in Kampala, but there is still a lot of work to be done," Simiyu said. The Simbas still need to improve in all departments since the World Cup qualifiers will be a different ball game. "I know the team … [Read more...] about Kenya rugby 15s team to pitch training camp in Cape Town ahead of World Cup qualifiers