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France arrive at World Cup after China defeat

France arrive at World Cup after China defeatJohannesburg, June 5 : Former champions France arrived for the football World Cup in South Africa at dawn Saturday, still reeling from a stunning 0-1 defeat against China in a tune-up match.

Playmaker Franck Ribery and his team-mates arrived at George in the Western Cape province and set off for their base camp some 100 kilometres east in Knysna.

France arrived from the island of Reunion where they were ambushed 0-1 by China on Friday in a slow and imprecise showing.

France have been drawn into Group A at the World Cup along with hosts South Africa, Uruguay and Mexico. They open against Uruguay Friday in Cape Town. (DPA)

La Liga boss wants to attract world's best players to Spain

Javier-TebasLondon, July 30 : President of La Liga, Spain's top football division, has said that he wants to attract all the best players in the world to the country and rival the commercial power of the English Premier League.  Read more »

Barca reports record income of 530 mln euros for 2013-14

Barcelona-FCJohannesburg, July 30 : Spanish club Barcelona announced on Tuesday that the club has reported a record income of 530 million euros over the past year and made a profit of 41 million euros.  Read more »

Pietersen feels sorry for retired England skipper Andrew Strauss

Kevin-PietersenSydney, July 30 : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said that he felt sorry for Andrew Strauss following his highly offensive remark against Pietersen during a commentary at Lord's.  Read more »

Malinga prefers IPL over domestic cricket

Malinga prefers IPL over domestic cricketJohannesburg, July 30 - Sir Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga said to his country's cricket chiefs that he would choose to play for his IPL team instead of Sri Lanka's Southern Express in the Champions League T20.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »