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  • Football legends to play alongside local players in exhibition match

    ISLAMABAD: The World Group is bringing several star footballers to Pakistan this July, including the former Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos, Shahzeb Trunkwala announced on Friday...

    At the unveiling ceremony of a statue of Roberto Carlos, Mr Trunkwala, the president of the World Group, said Mr Carlos would be joining a line-up of international players who are part of the Ronaldinho and Friends squad coming to Pakistan in July for an...

  • Real Madrid players received as living ‘legends’

    MADRID: Thousands of delirious Real Madrid fans poured onto the streets of the Spanish capital to catch a glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates here on Sunday as they paraded the Champions League trophy for a record 12th time...

    Ronaldo sported a newly cropped haircut and he and captain Sergio Ramos led the traditional festivities for a major Real celebration as the players greeted local government dignitaries before parading...
  • Sri Lanka proving life after legends: Murali

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's first win over Australia in two decades proves the islanders have the talent to step into the boots of their recently retired greats, according to Test cricket's most successful bowler Muttiah Muralitharan...

    Speaking to AFP ahead of the second Test in Galle which begins Thursday, Muralitharan reflected in glowing terms on batsman Kusal Mendis and spin bowler Lakshan Sandakan's key roles in last weekend's thrilling...
  • From Mughal legends to superheroes

    And so far, the overwhelming response to the US-based comic series, particularly after its recent launch in Pakistan, is the proof of its anticipated success and promising future...

    ”This summer, Zindan was officially launched in Pakistan on the CFx Comics App...

  • Cricket legends ‘blown away’ by Pakistani child bowlers

    QUETTA: Two six-year-olds have become social media sensations in cricket-mad Pakistan with videos of their bowling “blowing away” the likes of Shane Warne and Wasim Akram, who have been giving the pair tips on improving their game...

    The two children have been widely feted by Pakistani media, as the cricket-obsessed country celebrates the successful staging of the third Pakistan Super League final in Karachi — a hugely symbolic step...

  • Legends take to the pitch with FIFA president Infantino

    “Have fun, start celebrating and enjoying football from now till July 15 [day of the World Cup final],” Infantino said on the loudspeaker before kicking it around with football legends including Cafu, Luis Figo and Clarence Seedorf...

    ”Most reporters, including Dawn, had come to the legends game hoping Infantino would speak afterwards...

  • Legends hoping for turnaround in sports under Imran Khan

    KARACHI: Many of sports’ legendary figures in Pakistan have expressed hope that the graph of cricket, hockey, squash and other sports could see a significant rise and revival in the tenure of former cricket captain-turned-politician Imran Khan who will be taking over as the new prime minister in the next few days after his party Tehreek-e-Insaaf swept a majority of seats in the polls held earlier this week...

    “He [Imran] has a very...

  • Football legends Kaka, Figo and Puyol to play in Lahore next month

    KARACHI: UEFA Champions League winners Kaka, Luis Figo, Carles Puyol and Nicolas Anelka will be in Pakistan next month for the World Soccer Stars exhibition tour, which was earlier scheduled to be held in April...

    The event was earlier postponed due to what organisers cited was “a change in business economy” of the country but they announced on Friday that the football legends will arrive in Karachi on November 9 before playing an...

  • Pakistan Hockey Federations wants to host World XI tie, hockey league

    Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Khalid Khokhar recently met the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Qamar Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi...

    Khokhar, a retired brigadier, expressed satisfaction over the meeting and said: "Gen Bajwa appreciated the idea of a proposed hockey league featuring international stars, to be held in Lahore at the end of this year...

  • Hockey-5 C'ship to revolutionise hockey: Tahir Zaman

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hockey team Chief Coach and Olympian Tahir Zaman believes the Hockey-5 Championship will revolutionise the national sport in the country...

    The inaugural Hockey-5 championship is being played at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore under Floodlights...

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