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Mourinho under criticism for using negative tactics

Mourinho under criticism for using negative tacticsLondon, Apr 19 : Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is under criticism for using negative tactics in his club's 1-1 draw against arch rivals Barcelona.

Madrid is eight points behind Barcelona in La Liga and faces the Catalans again in tomorrow's Spanish Cup final, then the Champions League semifinal.

Mourinho fielded a defensive line-up and saw Raul Albiol sent off, The Sun reports.

Dutch legend and former Barcelona boss Johan Cruyff said: "Mourinho is not a football coach. To play at home with seven defenders, you must be very afraid."

"It reminded me of last year's World Cup final. To my shame, Holland decided to stop Spain playing rather than play themselves," he added.

Even Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano said: "Barcelona play football and dance while Madrid just run. Barca were a lion, Madrid a mouse." (ANI)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  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 »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »