Sports  /  Published 24.12.20

Messi, 644 and counting

Lionel Messi broke Pele’s all-time scoring milestone for their clubs by netting his 644th career goal for Barcelona on Tuesday. Messi, who helped Barcelona win 3-0 at Valladolid, had equalled Pe...
By Agencies in Valladolid

Football  /  Published 21.12.20

Pele to Messi: Rare are stories like ours

Brazil soccer legend Pele has congratulated Lionel Messi for equalling his goal-scoring record for a single club after the Argentine forward netted his 643rd goal for Barcelona in Saturday’s 2-2...
By Reuters in Brasilia

Sports  /  Published 20.12.20

Pele record equaled by Messi

Lionel Messi equalled Pele’s record of 643 goals for a single club on Saturday but was unable to help Barcelona beat Valencia in La Liga as they had to settle for a 2-2 home draw. Valencia went...
By Reuters in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 25.11.20

Pele pays tribute to Diego

"What sad news. I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give strength to family members. One day, I hope we can play ball together ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Rio de Janeiro

World  /  Published 18.11.20

French site runs obits of Queen, Pelé

The reports of their deaths really were, as the saying goes, greatly exaggerated. For a brief moment this week, startled readers of a French news site had to grapple with the apparent demise of Queen ...
By Aurelien Breeden in Paris

Sports  /  Published 21.10.20

Pele’s goals for 80 & beyond

On the eve of his 80th birthday, Brazilian football great Pele told his fans he was happy and healthy and pleased to be reaching the landmark with his lucid mental state. Pele has been safe at home i...
By Reuters in Sao Paulo

Opinion  /  Published 23.07.19

The flawed genius of Diego Maradona

When I first came across Diego Maradona in a packed pub in Central London on a hot June day in 1986, I ran away. That day, I was walking around the city with two desi women friends, neither of whom ha...
By Ruchir Joshi 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

People  /  Published 16.09.19

Prodigies: Top of their games at a tender age

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff was the show stealer at Wimbledon 2019 even before she did a David (read slay Venus Williams). With many hailing her as the next big thing in world tennis, she joins the the rank...
By Kanjyik Ghosh in


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