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Marvin Hamilton - Sri Lanka National Football Team

Marvin Hamilton – from England to Sri Lanka

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) recently announced a 31-man pool in preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Macau. An unfamiliar name on the list took everyone’s notice. Marvin Hamilton from the United Kingdom.World Cup...
Sri Lanka FIFA World Cup Qualification History

Sri Lanka in World Cup Qualification; USA ‘94 & France ‘98

Sri Lanka National Football Team will embark on another attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 which will be held in Qatar, starting from the 1st qualifying phase out of 5 phases to qualify for the prestigious...

Australia perfects a flawless treble (2007)

Perhaps no team has taken ODI cricket by storm as Australia have. Regarded as one of the greatest sides ever to grace the game, the vigorous men from down under were unstoppable. Even West Indian supremacy in the 1970s...
Saud Al Mohannadi VP QFA, VP AFC and Council Member FIFA

Stadiums will be ready 1 ½ years before Qatar 2022 – Saud Al Mohannadi

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will not only be Qatar's World Cup but belongs to the entire Arab world and the Middle East and the success of the World Cup will be the success of Asia said Saud Al...

The ‘Thunder’ from Down Under (2003)

When the World Cup was staged in the ‘Rainbow Nation’, it wasn’t all hunky-dory. The increase from 12 to 14 teams led to fatuous one-sided games as the tournament dragged on for six weeks. >>VISIT THE #CWC19 HUB<< The extra...

Australia unfurls an era of domination (1999)

World Cup drama returned to England after 16 years, and this time it was Australia’s time to shine. Steve Waugh and Co. who were eyeing their second crown, successfully earned it, avenging their finals defeat in 1996. England ’99...

Sri Lanka’s startling triumph (1996) (Part 2)

The 1996 cricket fiesta reached its quarterfinals with eight teams qualifying for the knockout stage. Unbeaten Sri Lanka, alongside Australia, India and West Indies confirmed their places from Group A. The South Africans, who remained undefeated in Group B,...

Schools Rugby – Team of the 1st Round

With the 1st Round of the Singer Schools Rugby League coming to a conclusion last month, here’s a look at ThePapare’s Team of the 1st Round after the end of five weeks of rugby action. ThePapare’s panel of commentators...

How a Flower stole a Tusker’s spotlight!

Sri Lanka Rugby has had its fair share of ups and downs in the recent past, in both the longer and shorter formats of the game after suffering some unexpected losses in the Asian circuit. However, as a result,...

Sri Lanka’s startling triumph (1996) (Part 1)

It was time to rejoice, certainly the golden moment of Sri Lankan cricket. For a beautiful island devastated by an ongoing conflict, ‘Cricket’ was an answer. For a nation hampered by violence and political tension, the battle between a...

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