AIFF setback

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World Cup: No anticipation, only chaos

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Durand Cup awaits President nod

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In search of ‘right’ player

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday that a mounting injury list at the club was a concern but that ...

Qatar Cup to start a day earlier

This year’s World Cup in Qatar will start a day earlier than originally scheduled with the opening cerem...

AIFF moves on polls

The threat of a Fifa ban hangs over the All India Football Federation (AIFF) but the ball has been set rolling...

Sports  /  Published 01.05.20

Football to fork & knife, ‘Sir’ for life

The legend of Chuni Goswami, as it is often for such stalwarts, goes beyond his exploits on the football field. Aloke Das, a former India footballer, vouches for that. The year was 1993, Mohun Bagan b...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 01.05.20

Mohun Bagan, East Bengal foreign players to return home

The stranded foreign recruits of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will finally leave for their home next Tuesday, a journey that will also involve a long bus ride to Delhi from the eastern metropolis befor...
By PTI in Kolkata

Sports  /  Published 30.04.20

Artist all-rounder

Subimal “Chuni” Goswami came closest to being called a sporting polymath — he was an artist on the football field, played first class cricket well enough to lead Bengal to the Ranji Trophy final...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Football  /  Published 27.04.20

East Bengal’s season of title riches

April 28, 2004 - A memorable day for East Bengal. That was the day when the Maidan giants won back-to-back National League titles, which also happens to be the last time they became national champions...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 31.05.20

Peaceful separation mooted

East Bengal and their investor Quess parted ways on Sunday. A Quess official maintained that the investor would transfer the football rights to the Maidan giants without “much fuss.” “We have no...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 30.05.20

Bayern widen gap at the top

Bayern Munich moved closer to a record-extending 30th league title after their Polish striker Robert Lewandowski ended a personal jinx in a 5-0 drubbing of struggling Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundes...
By Agencies in Munich

Sports  /  Published 16.10.19

Be-inclusive message for coach Igor Stimac

India's poor performance against Bangladesh on Tuesday has raised questions about the quality of players coach Igor Stimac has at his disposal.The team's inability to deal with the burden of expectati...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 26.05.20

Pep Guardiola praise for ‘special ones’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the protocols he and his players must follow for football to return are a small sacrifice compared to those risking their lives on the frontline of the c...
By Agencies in London

North East  /  Published 19.05.20

Bembem Devi appeals for women’s teams

The first Indian woman footballer to be honoured with Padma Shri, Oinam Bembem Devi, has appealed to the ISL and I-League clubs to start their women’s teams so that women’s football can develop at...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

Sports  /  Published 13.10.19

Should play to our strengths: Gurpreet

India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wants his team to make as few mistakes as possible in order to get the desired result in Tuesday’s Fifa 2022 World Cup Qualifier against Bangladesh at the Salt...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta


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