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Portugal cut Gomes, Lopes and Neves

Portugal cut Gomes, Lopes and Neves

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead European champions Portugal in their bid for World Cup glory but there is no place for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes in Fernando Santos' squad. Ruben Neves also misses out despite an outstanding season in the Championship with Wolves but Joao Mario is included after being loaned to Premier League strugglers West Ham from Inter.

Sensex, Nifty trading flat

Sensex, Nifty trading flat

At 9.42 am the Sensex was at 34,589, down 26.79 points. Nifty was at 10,503, down 13.10 points. Coal India, ONGC, NTPC and BPCL were early gainers while Bharti Airtel, Lupin, SBI, Bharti Infratel, Grasim, M&M and Hindalco Industries were under pressure. Nifty Midcap index was down 9 points. Just Dial, Motilal Oswal, ACE and Astrazeneca gained up to 5 percent.
Guerrero receives backing

Guerrero receives backing

Paolo Guerrero has received the backing of his World Cup rivals, with the captains of France, Australia and Denmark asking FIFA to allow the banned Peru striker to play in Russia. France captain Hugo Lloris, Australia skipper Mile Jedinak and Denmark's Simon Kjaer signed a letter addressed to FIFA, calling for the governing body to reinstate the Flamengo forward.

Lionel Messi bags fifth European Golden Shoe award

Lionel Messi bags fifth European Golden Shoe award

Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi won the prestigious fifth European Golden Shoe award of his career after finishing the campaign as top La Liga goal scorer. Messi picked the coveted trophy after smashing a total of 34 goals for Barcelona in their Liga-winning campaign. Messi finished for a total of 68 points in the Golden Shoe scoring system.