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Wednesday, August 12, 2020



Explained: What is shushing, and why has EA removed the celebration from FIFA 21?

August 08, 2020 12:44 pm

FIFA 20 featured close to a hundred different celebrations. But while they started out as flairs of individuality and creativity, celebrations in online games are chiefly used to troll or humiliate opponents.

Explained: How the five-substitute rule will impact football

July 31, 2020 9:27 am

Apart from contentions that the latest rule change will fuel disparity between teams and favour those who can afford bigger, stronger squads, it is held that allowing five substitutes can have a profound impact on the game.

Soccer in the hood: Players from the National team train during pandemic

July 05, 2020 9:33 pm

The Maharashtra government's Mission Begin Again, a phased relaxation of the lockdown, has permitted individual physical exercises, such as cycling, jogging, running and walking in open spaces.

Get addicted to football, not to drugs: IM Vijayan

June 27, 2020 7:47 am

I M Vijayan urged the country's youngsters to "get addicted to football, not to drugs".

25,000 fans flock in as Partizan sink Red Star in Belgrade derby to reach Serbian Cup final

June 11, 2020 9:13 pm

A near-capacity 25,000 crowd turned out for a tense Belgrade derby in a familiar atmosphere at Partizan’s stadium as both sets of fans lit flares and taunted each other.

Lockdown sport: Teaching football the virtual way, one goal at a time

June 08, 2020 5:24 pm

Sanjeet Sen trains 30 children — mostly under the age of 10 years — from Gurgaon, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Hyderabad in his weekend virtual classes. But these classes, as he points out, are focused more on ball mastery, feeling the ball, game strategies rather than kicks due to space restrictions.

FC Seoul face punishment for placing sex dolls in the stands

May 20, 2020 1:56 pm

The club placed the dolls, some of which were dressed in the team’s colours while others held placards supporting the side, in the stands on Sunday to make up for the absence of fans due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Fake views

May 19, 2020 9:24 am

Cutouts, mannequins and virtual fans are fine — but no substitute for the crowd.

'It wasn't a kiss': Bundesliga defender apologises for breaking social distancing rule

May 18, 2020 3:15 pm

Hertha Berlin defender Dedryck Boyota posted a video of the incident on Instagram and apologised for his gesture.

K-League's FC Seoul use sex dolls to fill up empty stands, apologise after backlash

May 19, 2020 8:49 am

FC Seoul used mannequins that turned out to be sex dolls to fill their stadium as football resumed behind closed doors.


Tributes and protests: When football is more than just a game

June 24, 2020 8:54 pm

Since the start of football after three months of halt to control the spread of coronavirus, the top European leagues have been all about tributes to virus victims and taking a knee in support of 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

Pandemic turns Egyptian football player into a street vendor

May 27, 2020 4:05 pm

Professional football player Mahrous Mahmoud, who has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. heads to work in a crowded market in an Upper Egypt town.

50,000 attend Boca Juniors open training session before River Plate second leg

November 24, 2018 11:46 am

Boca Juniors' decision to hold an open training session ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against River Plate backfired on Thursday when authorities closed the ground for exceeding spectator limits.

Real Kashmir's stunning home in Srinagar

November 24, 2018 7:49 am

The TRC Football Ground in Srinagar is the newest addition to the list of venues for I-League matches.

Somalia's first female soccer club score a breakthrough for gender equality

October 05, 2018 8:02 am

Mogadishu in Somalia has over one hundred private soccer fields that are hired out day and night to amateur male teams. Mohamed said many were off limits for her two teams of mainly 16-18-year-olds, who play for two hours every day at a cost of $14

Euro 2016: Germany on target against Ukraine, register 2-0 win

June 13, 2016 12:54 pm

Germany, Poland, Croatia notch up wins on third day of Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: England, Russia share spoils; fans spoil Marseillie with violence

June 12, 2016 5:53 am

Violence continued in Marseille after the Russia-England match which ended in a draw.

France vs Romania: In Paris, a fairytale start to Euro 2016

June 11, 2016 12:06 pm

Euro 2016 got underway in Paris on Friday and France won their first match against Romania.

Zinedine Zidane arrives in Mumbai for promotional event

June 10, 2016 3:26 pm

Zinedine Zidane was signed up as the brand ambassador of Indian reality developer, Kanakia Spaces.

Euro 2016: A chance for young players to shine on the big stage

June 02, 2016 7:06 pm

Some of the top nations have included up-and-coming players in their squads for Euro 2016 tournament.


FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Which teams will face each other in the Quarterfinals?

June 22, 2020 6:24 pm

After England defeated Colombia in the penalty shootouts, they cemented their spot in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Which teams will face each other in the quarterfinals in Russia?

12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.