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Lille (France): Defending champion France is one win away from back-to-back Davis Cup final berths after Lucas Pouille defeated Spain’s Roberto Bautista-Agut 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to give his side a 2-0 lead. Earlier on Friday, Benoit Paire got France off to a strong start by routing an injured Pablo Carreño Busta 7-5, 6-1, …

St. Peters-burg: World Cup France beat Belgium 1-0. France edged past Belgium 1-0 to book their place in the final of the FIFA World Cup in a rip-roaring semi-final clash here on Tuesday. Centre-back Samuel Umtiti headed home from close range in the 51st minute and that proved to be the winner in a match littered …

Madrid: Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won his fifth European Golden Shoe after his team beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in its final La Liga Santander match of the season. The Argentine player won the award with 34 goals, for a total of 68 points during the 2017-2018 season. Messi also won the award last year, as …

Los Angeles: The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan passed away at the age of 46 on Monday. The Irish musician, who was originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 1990s with singles including ‘Linger’ and ‘Zombie’, died suddenly, her publicist has confirmed on Monday. A statement from her publicist said, “The lead …

Bhubaneswar: Belgium and Spain registered contrasting wins in their respective Pool A matches at the Hockey World League Final here on Tuesday. Belgium continued their excellent form in this tournament, thrashing Netherlands 3-0 while Spain rode on a couple of late goals to beat Argentina 2-1. The result sees Belgium consolidate the top spot in the …

New Delhi: Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, accompanied by a large business and academic delegation, arrived here on Sunday evening on a week-long state visit to India. President Ram Nath Kovind will meet the royal couple on Tuesday after bilateral talks between King Phillipe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde are …

Paris: France will clash against Belgium on November 24-26 in the Davis Cup final after defeating Serbia. Belgium defeated Australia. The teams from the neighbouring countries are again in the running for a title after two years, with France coached by Yannick Noah returning to title play three years after falling to Switzerland in the semifinals …