German fans in tears, World no 1 thumped out by No 57!

German fans in tears, World no 1 thumped out by No 57!

The world number one slain by the team ranked 57th in the world. Defending champions Germany have been eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage following defeat by South Korea, in one of the biggest shocks in the competition’s history. South Korea achieved that victory thanks to two late goals, both of which […]

Maradonna jives, celebrates, collapses after Argentina Win

Maradonna jives, celebrates, collapses after Argentina Win

Argehtina’s victory was too much for Diego Maradona. It appears he collapsed and was treated by paramedics  following Argentina’s victory over Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia. Video footage showed the 57-year-old, wearing dark glasses, staggering from his seat in an executive box aided by three minders after the final whistle. He can then […]

Neymar put on a show! So did Xherdan!

Neymar put on a show! So did Xherdan!

Neymar scored the second injury-time goal in Brazil’s first win of the 2018 World Cup against Costa Rica on Friday.But no-one was discussing that. Instead, everyone was focused on the dives, the audacious showboats and the big cry at the final whistle. Love him or hate him, the world’s most expensive player always gets people […]

My Dad and I played with a plastic football!

My Dad and I played with a plastic football!

In ‘Backward’ Bihar, where entire village communities frown on women playing sports, a labourer buys a plastic ball for his daughter to pursue her football dreams… “My father is my very first coach. When I was small, he bought a plastic ball, and he taught me to kick it around,” says Priti Kunari, a feisty […]

Ronaldo is the flavour of Day 2

Ronaldo is the flavour of Day 2

“The night was about Cristiano. He is relentless in his pursuit of greatness. What he is doing on the world stage is ridiculous.” And somebody in a bar in India said, ‘Portugal? Wat Portugal?’ It’s Goa vs Spain’ Match of the Day pundit Rio Ferdinand said he “couldn’t breathe” as former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano […]

World Cup unfolds in Russia, hosts trounce Saudis!

World Cup unfolds in Russia, hosts trounce Saudis!

The Beautiful Game is in focus as the world eyeballs the FIFA World Cup, this time in Russia. The opening ceremony was brief, and surprising in more ways than one. The FIFA World Cup 2018 was kicked off in Moscow with a dazzling opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium, before the first match between host […]

Soccer: Introducing India’s Messi

Soccer: Introducing India’s Messi

Mumbai: Inspirational India captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to put himself on a par with Lionel Messi and lead the home side to Intercontinental Cup title triumph with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash here on Sunday. And this, dear foota fans, has placed our Northeastern lad, at par with the famous […]