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Jharkhand  /  Published 23.07.20

Hemant lauds WC queens

Chief minister Hemant Soren on Thursday met girls from Jharkhand some of whom would represent India in the FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup next year and extended complete support of the governme...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Football  /  Published 16.07.20

Four games per day in group stage of 2022 World Cup

The 2022 football World Cup in Qatar will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage and matches later in the tournament that go into extra time will extend past midnight. Fifa released the sc...
By AP in London

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.20

Lady Luck’s frown

It has been believed for long that in the arena known as the football pitch, all it takes for the roaring English lion to turn into a purring house cat is a penalty-kick. Football history has, over th...
By The Editorial Board in

Sports  /  Published 16.04.20

Horn’s advice: Embrace the break

Coaches and trainers around the world have been sweating over avenues to keep athletes in shape during the forced break arising out of the coronavirus pandemic. But for motivational coach Mike Horn, t...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.04.20

Bribe glare on bid for ’22

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh Fifa corruption allegations after the release of a new US Department of Justice indictment which says bribes were paid to football officials t...
By Reuters in London

Culture  /  Published 18.01.20

That aroma around is me

I’ll never be able to put a finger on the exact moment when my love for perfumes began. But I do remember a small vial that stood on my mother’s dresser. She was never finicky about what clothes s...
By Elora Sen in

Football  /  Published 17.12.19

Spain to Russia, football’s itinerant follower

Pele told him during the 1994 World Cup, “Oh, you have come again”; Diego Maradona happily posed for a photo with him more than once; during the U-17 World Cup in India in 2017, Fifa extended gran...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 15.11.19

Morgan pat for Doungel

Former East Bengal coach Trevor James Morgan praised Seiminlen Doungel, whose equaliser helped India snatch a point against Afghanistan in a World Cup qualifying round match on Thursday. As a teenager...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.19

Mary Kom proves sporting skills are not gender-specific

Sir — The six-time gold medalist in boxing, M.C. Mary Kom, has shown, once again, that excelling in sports has little to do with one’s gender. The idea that men are “stronger” and more capable...
By The Telegraph in

Sports  /  Published 15.10.19

Need to stay optimistic, says coach Igor Stimac

Coach Igor Stimac admitted that inability to score and taking in a ‘silly’ goal in the 42nd minute were the reasons for India being held to a 1-1 draw by Bangladesh in the World Cup 2022 and Asian...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta


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