Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2013-03-26 08:05
ROME - NAMPA/AFP
Italy head into the World Cup qualifier in Malta buoyed by a stirring comeback in a 2-2 draw with Brazil and the growing belief that Mario Balotelli is finally maturing into a world class international striker.
Fresh off a rousing comeback against Brazil in a friendly, Cesare Prandelli’s Italy side face a trip to Malta today, as they look to extend their lead over Bulgaria in Group B and move one step closer to World Cup qualification.
Prandelli will be hoping Italy carry that second half form into the match at the Ta’Qali National Stadium, especially given that Pietro Ghedin’s men have yet to win in this qualification campaign and have only scored one goal in the four matches they have played. Read more about Italy attack-minded for Malta match
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2013-03-25 09:38
CAPE TOWN - NAMPA/SAPA
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says his side’s crucial 2-0 victory over Central African Republic (CAR) in their World Cup qualifier will set the tone, as they look to book their place in the 2014 showpiece in Brazil.
In his first qualifying game in charge, after Bafana had played to two lacklustre draws under former coach Pitso Mosimane, Igesund’s men played with confidence, and vitally managed to get the ball in the back of the net at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday night. Read more about Win will pave Bafana’s way - Igesund
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2013-03-25 09:37
SEPANG - NAMPA/REUTERS
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel stormed to victory in a thrilling Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday, leading a Red Bull one-two ahead of team mate Mark Webber in a race packed with intrigue, incident and plenty of bad blood.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2013-03-25 09:35
WELLINGTON - NAMPA/AFP
The Stormers produced a fine display of rugby to put an end to the Brumbies’ winning start to this year’s Super 15.
The ACT Brumbies’ winning start to Super Rugby ended at four matches, when they were beaten 35-22 by the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday, leaving the tournament with no unbeaten teams after six rounds.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2013-03-25 09:32
TRIPOLI - NAMPA/AFP
After losing out to hosting this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, Libya is determined to prove to the world that it can host the 2017 event.
Libya are pushing hard to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which it sees as a chance to showcase the footballing prowess of its youth and mark a return to normal times in a country plagued by post-revolutionary unrest.