India remains at 101st place – FIFA Latest Ranking

India remains at 101st place – FIFA Latest Ranking

In the latest FIFA World Ranking Indian football team remained static at 101st place. India had finished third in the King’s Cup in Thailand, which was a FIFA-sanctioned tournament. At present Indian football team is at 18th spot among Asian countries, followed by Iran (20th). The FIFA Ranking ranks men’s national teams in association football.   […]

Of Matches, Women referees and more…

Of Matches, Women referees and more…

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is on, and it’s a party in France. First, let’s tell you about the matches you can watch today Sunday 9 July on the telly. Indian standard time: At 7:00 pm it’s an exciting Brazil vs Jamaica, and at 9:30 it’s England vs Scotland. Some of us like to watch […]

FIFA ENDORSES GENDER EQUALITY ON AND OFF PITCH

FIFA ENDORSES GENDER EQUALITY ON AND OFF PITCH

Women’s football should be made more accessible to girls and women worldwide, and that’s what a new move between the UN and FIFA is all about. Gender equality on and of the pitch, this is the new thrust. FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) and the UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and […]

Soccer Smiles fron Sunil

Soccer Smiles fron Sunil

MUMBAI: It’s football! An elated Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri termed his team’s maiden Indian Super League victory against FC Goa as a “sweet one” especially after his side had faltered in the summit clash last season against Chennaiyin FC. Courtesy Rahul Bheke’s championship-winning header in the second extra time, Bengaluru defeated FC Goa 1-0 […]

It’s Hockey all the way as Odisha hosts Hockey World Cup

It’s Hockey all the way as Odisha hosts Hockey World Cup

Kalinga Stadium witnessed a full house during the second pool match of host India with Belgium The match finally ended in a draw (2-2) after the host team conceded a goal in the last minutes. Holding tricolours fans thronged the stadium much before the start of play and cheered every move of the home team. […]

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 […]