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The One versus 21: Delhi Dynamo’s Alessandro Del Piero shows gulf in class between him and rest
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

In ISL’s first goalless draw, star attraction Del Piero shows gulf in class that exists between him and the rest.

The ‘Super’ in the League: All eyes on Alessandro Del Piero
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

All eyes on Alessandro Del Piero as Italian, ISL’s biggest attraction, takes field in Delhi vs Pune.

Marlon Samuels, man of few words, makes a statement
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Even that roar, somehow and as implausible as it may seem, was self-contained in nature.

West Indies find the edge
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Visitors bowl out India for just 197 after setting an imposing target of 322 to take a 1-0 lead.

West Indies, the new Sri Lanka
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

India haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series comprising of at least five matches since they did to the then world champions.

FIFA World Cup: Germany Götze It!
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

When Mario Goetze flicked in his goal from Andre Schurrle’s whipping cross, he became a World Cup legend at just 22.

FIFA World Cup: Hand of GöTZE
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Germany win fourth World Cup — their first in 24 years — thanks to substitute Mario’s extra-time goal.

FIFA World Cup: Recurring nightmare
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

‘7-1’ becomes ‘10-1’ as Brazil, searching for redemption, lose 3-0 to Netherlands in 3rd-place match.

In Brazil, World Cup has met sudden death
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Brazil's hopes crashed with the home team's 1-7 rout by Germany in the semifinals.

FIFA World Cup: A day too soon
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

For Brazilians, their World Cup comes to an end 24 hours before the actual climax.

FIFA World Cup: Cross-border rivalry reignites
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Argentina have won 2 World Cups while the Brazilans have won 5.

FIFA World Cup: Cup runneth over
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Argentina saw off Netherlands 4-2 on penalties to make their first final in 24 years.

FIFA World Cup: Seven deadly minutes
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Goal, goal, goal, goal, goal, goal, goal — and it’s end of the world as Brazil knows it.

Brazil gets seven reasons to forget this World Cup
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Brazil crashed out the home World Cup after a 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the semis on Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup: The second chance
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Sneijder, reformed and rejuvenated, has another tilt at glory, which bypassed him four years ago.

With 15 goals so far, Miroslav Klose to World Cup record
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Landed in Germany in ’86, with just a football in his bag.

FIFA World Cup: Krul fate
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Brought on just before shootout vs Costa Rica, goalie saves two penalties to send the Dutch through.

Its star Neymar injured, Brazil in pain, shock despite entry into semis
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Most fans and viewers felt that the referee was unfair and did not penalize clear fouls from both teams.

A Pyrrhic victory
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Brazil will also miss Thiago Silva in the semi-final against Germany who was booked for a second time.

FIFA World Cup: Belgian diamond shines
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Previously little-known Divock Origi, 19, has proven to be a fine addition to Rode Duivels strike force.

FIFA World Cup: Out to undo an own goal
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Twenty years after Escobar’s death, Colombia, who face Brazil on Friday, look to ‘set him free’.

FIFA World Cup: Fashionably late
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Of eight pre-quarter matches, five were decided after regulation time, with two going to a penalty shoot-out.

FIFA World Cup: End of an American Dream
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Belgium break US and Tim Howard’s resolve to fix a quarter-final date with Argentina.

FIFA World Cup: Germany set record straight
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Germany buries ghost of Gijon with win over Algeria, their first triumph over the North Africans in the Cup.

Official World Cup song fails to get the ‘Ola’ from stands
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

The most common criticism by the Brasileiro on the street is that the song is generic in nature.

Drab but draining: 90 boring minutes, goalless extra time, Costa Rica score all five penalties, Greek tragedy
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

Costa Rica defeated Greece 5-3 in penalty shootouts to set a quarterfinal clash with the Netherlands.

FIFA World Cup: Amidst tears, Brazil lurches from tragedy to triumph
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

A nation wept. Not out of joy or with relief of getting past a most stubborn Chile or even due to the piercing pain.

FIFA World Cup: How Mexico came to party
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Coach Herrera’s unrestrained enthusiasm has rubbed off on the team and his countrymen.

FIFA World Cup: Julio Cesar, woodwork stand firm as Brazil see off Chile
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Julio, woodwork stand firm as Brazil see off Chile 3-2 on penalties to make the quarterfinals.

FIFA World Cup: Before the break
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Defending champions Spain bite the dust, Suarez does worse while Messi outshines Maradona... so far.

FIFA World Cup: After fall, spring
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Despite 1-0 loss to Germany, USA advance as Portugal come up short on goal difference.

FIFA World Cup: Keeping your spirits up in sweltering Recife
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Extracted from fermented sugarcane juice, Pitú is the most revered drink in Brazil's northeast.

FIFA World Cup: The fantastic Mr Klinsmann
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Having taken Germany to the semis in 2006, he has now invested USA with the pace and strength of his old side.

So near, yet so far: A sorry tale of fans who fell just short
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Half an hour before kick-off, the fan zone is brimming. Brimming in a funeral-like silence.

FIFA World Cup: US impress all, save some of their ‘fans’
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

They don’t seem very interested, not even when captain Clint Dempsey puts USA ahead in the 81st minute.

A pilgrim’s experience at the footballing paradise
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Paradise. It’s about 10 metres long and five metres wide, about the size of your living room.