Fifa World Cup Qualifier
Sports  /  Published 09.06.21

Not just stats, goals bound by fitness

Sunil Chhetri has moved to second place — only behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo — on the active international goalscorers’ list, a feat that former skipper Bhaichung Bhutia ...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 30.03.21

Uefa passes CR7 buck

A Cristiano Ronaldo goal not given in a dramatic World Cup qualifier between Serbia and Portugal would have stood had the two football associations agreed before the game to use goal-line technology, ...
By Agencies in Belgrade

Sports  /  Published 14.11.20

Argentina held 1-1 by Paraguay

Argentina conceded a first-half penalty but recovered to secure a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Buenos Aires on Thursday. Angel Romero scored his third goal in three i...
By Agencies in Buenos Aires

Sports  /  Published 15.10.20

Neymar nets hat-trick

A Neymar hat-trick helped Brazil to a 4-2 win over hosts Peru and a share of the lead with Argentina in South American World Cup qualifying. Neymar scored twice from the spot and once in added time t...
By Reuters in Sao Paulo

Sports  /  Published 08.10.20

Country duty for superstars

Lionel Messi and Neymar return to national duty this week to launch World Cup qualifying campaigns that the South American superstars hope will lead to glory in Qatar in 2022. If Messi leads Argentin...
By AP in Sao Paulo


Sports  /  Published 11.10.19

Chhetri words drive Sahal

Sahal Abdul Samad was unknown till June this year. But ever since his debut for India national football team in King’s Cup in June, the Kerala Blasters player is making waves. The 22-year-old had a ...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.09.19

In draw, India raise the bar

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu credits coach Igor Stimac for all the good work India are doing in the World Cup qualifiers. India made a big statement when they drew 0-0 against Asian champions Qatar in a Grou...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 11.09.19

Make it count: Jhingan

Indian centre-back Sandesh Jhingan enjoys protecting a lead in a match rather than playing a goalless draw. India gave away a 1-0 lead against Oman to lose 1-2, but on Tuesday, against Qatar, the back...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.09.19

Tomorrow is another day: Udanta

Midfielder Udanta Singh feels India will have to start afresh against Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup qualifier to be played at the Salt Lake Stadium on October 15.“We need to start from scratch ag...
By Angshuman Roy 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


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