Sports Minister promises more bounce for Beautiful Game

Sports Minister promises more bounce for Beautiful Game

The football loving people of the Northeastern states have spotted a gleam of hope , with some indication that the Central government may actually set aside some more funds for the Beautiful Game. Newspapers in Assam have reported that  Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has committed to provide “extra financial help” to boost growth of Indian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Burmese footballers are good: Chettri

Margao (Goa), Nov 12: India’s soccer  Captain Sunil Chhetri on Sunday said that India’s AFC Asian Cup qualifiers rivals Burma (Myanmar) were no pushovers and his side will not take the visitors lightly in their encounter on Tuesday. Despite being the sole team from Group A to have already qualified for the AFC Asian Cup […]

Coach’s tongue-lashing spurred India win: Chhetri

Coach’s tongue-lashing spurred India win: Chhetri

New Delhi: Soccer rules! Striker Sunil Chhetri said a mid-match dressing down from coach Stephen Constantine got the best out of the Indian football team in its AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifier against Kyrgyzstan. Chhetri, who scored the solitary goal in India’s win, said this was by far the team’s best performance in more than […]

‘Sports must tackle Homophobia, ban Offenders’

‘Sports must tackle Homophobia, ban Offenders’

Sport is not doing enough to tackle homophobic abuse and authorities should issue lengthy bans to offenders, according to a report. The report, published by the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, in the UK wants sports authorities to adopt a zero-tolerance approach at all levels. In highlighting football (soccer), it said attitudes in sport […]