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Sunday 17 December 2017

Rosberg - see you there Seb

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Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend.

"I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with it," he said on Twitter.

"Dear Seb, this is the official invitation to join our debrief Friday 16.00 at Sepang. See you there, don't forget your notebook!," he added.

The two Germans had exchanged banter after the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, when Rosberg suggested he would like to see Vettel and other rivals close the performance gap to Mercedes.

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Pakistan's victory over South Africa in the World Cup group stage has given the squad the belief they can topple joint hosts Australia in Friday's quarter-finals, said captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

"If we can beat South Africa, who are one of the finest sides, then we can do it against Australia also," Misbah said.

Senior Queensland medical officials have called for a ban on boxing in Australia following a fighter's death.

Braydon Smith, 23, had congratulated Filipino John Moralde for claiming a points win in their WBC Asian continental featherweight title bout in Toowoomba on Saturday but collapsed after returning to his dressing room.

The law student (right) was put into an induced coma but his life support was turned off at a Brisbane hospital on Monday.

Australian Medical Association Queensland president Shaun Rudd said the fighter's death showed why boxing should be banned nationally.

"You're not allowed to hit the organs beneath the belt whereas you're allowed to hit the organ above your shoulder which is the most important organ in the body," he said.

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