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Soccer-Manager Martinez lauds 'essential' Vertonghen

Soccer-Manager Martinez lauds 'essential' Vertonghen

Undated, Oct 4 (Reuters) Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has hailed Jan Vertonghen's leadership qualities with the defender closing in on the national team's all-time appearance record. Vertonghen currently has 95 caps for Belgium, just one short of Jan Ceulemans's record of 96. The 30-year-old Tottenham Hotspur centre back is likely to break the record when Belgium play Bosnia and Herzegovina and Cyprus in their final World Cup qualifiers. "There's been a lot of talk about this golden generation, but it's important we can have leadership and personality creating a team," Martinez told reporters on Tuesday. "I think that's where Jan is essential. He's a leader, he's a really experienced head and that's important. We've got a few of those and they're going to guide the younger talent. "To get 95 caps at this stage of his career is a sensational achievement. That just shows you the professionalism that he has." Martinez's side, who are on 22 points, have already qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia as winners of Group H. REUTERS SW 1419

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21 Jul 2018 | 8:30 PM

Panaji, Jul 21 (UNI) Tanisha Crasto and Arjun Fallary won triple crowns while Aashrun Gautam and Sushil Nayak won double crowns each, at the All Goa Junior Major Ranking Badminton Championship organised by Sunny Sports Club in collaboration with Goa Badminton Association and the Sports Authority of Goa.

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Dharwatkar Memorial TT: Kewal, Vedant, Rishan, Aaron win titles

21 Jul 2018 | 7:37 PM

Panaji, Jul 21 (UNI) Kewal Tamhankar had a good outing, winning both the Mens and Youth Boys singles titles to clinch a double crown at the 8th Late Ramacanta V P Dharwatkar Memorial All Goa Table Tennis tournament organised by Panjim Table Tennis Club in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa, at Indoor Stadium, Campal, in the city.

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J&K bags Ist, Manipur 2nd & Rajasthan 3rd place in 2nd Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup in Srinagar

J&K bags Ist, Manipur 2nd & Rajasthan 3rd place in 2nd Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup in Srinagar

21 Jul 2018 | 6:40 PM

Srinagar, July 21 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir bagged first place in 2nd Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup which concluded on Saturday at S K Indoor Stadium in the summer capital, Srinagar.

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Wriddhiman Saha to under surgery in UK; BCCI

21 Jul 2018 | 5:41 PM

Mumbai, Jul 21 (UNI) Wicket-keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha willundergo a surgery of his shoulder in UK by this month end orbeginning of August, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)said today.

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