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A Messi, Maradona song that bounced through Brazil seven summers ago

Kolkata, July 11 -- As Argentina players bounced by the touchline, as a blue flag with Diego Maradona's face sketched on the bottom right corner fleetingly occupied the television screen, a song-taunt... Read More


Messi, Neymar eye first Copa in dream final

Kolkata, July 9 -- "Brazil versus Argentina is much more than a simple game of football ... these jerseys make the world stand still to watch their games," Marquinhos told reporters in Rio. Still need... Read More


Still looking for the first free kick goal in Euro 2020

Kolkata, July 5 -- This European Championship has seen a record 10 own goals, seven missed penalties in regulation time-which is the same as the 2018 World Cup which had more games-some outrageous goa... Read More


Euro 2020: Spain defeat Croatia in high-scoring thriller, enter QF

Kolkata, June 29 -- In the huddle, Luka Modric was as animated as Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic. Also animated was Luis Enrique having had to lift himself from being on his haunches moments earlier when ... Read More


Not perfect, but cheating can be tracked in online chess meets: GM Barua

Kolkata, June 15 -- Chess is one sport that has checkmated the pandemic. In-person contests are still difficult but by moving online, chess has not only survived but thrived. "There are around 100 onl... Read More


Sunil Chhetri brace vs Bangladesh gives India win after nearly two years

Kolkata, June 7 -- It was comfortable in the end after looking anything but till the 79th minute. Sunil Chhetri had missed a free header and buried his head in his shirt. On the touchline, India head ... Read More


Rahul Bheke red card was harsh: Bhaichung Bhutia

Kolkata, June 4 -- By whichever metric it is judged, conceding just one goal against Asian champions Qatar in their lair in over 180 minutes of football is creditable. The bar gets raised a few notche... Read More


Onus on seniors to explain Tests to young players: Jhulan Goswami

Kolkata, May 19 -- Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj made their Test debuts together, in January 2002 against England. In 10 Tests, Goswami has 40 wickets including three five-wicket hauls. Her best matc... Read More


How Guardiola tweaked champions City after starting blues

Kolkata, May 13 -- Club coaches aren't at their sunniest when players are called for international duty but sometimes such breaks help. Son Heung-min benefited from one Fifa window in September 2016 w... Read More


AIFF hoping Qatar can waive quarantine

Kolkata, May 11 -- The best-case scenario for the India football team ahead of next month's World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers in Qatar is a preparatory camp for less than a fortnight. At worst, Igor ... Read More