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FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

May 13, 2022 10:21 am

FIFA severed the licensing deal partnership with Electronic Arts Inc. on Tuesday, making FIFA23 the last new EA game with the involvement of both sides.

Ukraine returns to football field with friendly win in Germany

May 12, 2022 10:56 am

Gladbach responded five minutes later with a powerful shot from Ireland youth international Conor Noss to level the score.

Videos of Indian players with Baby Fatima from the Bay Oval speak of heartening things

March 08, 2022 9:25 am

Women's cricket has kept it authentic, bringing the baby to work in a country where the Prime Minister has pretty much taken hers to Parliament, and then putting in a hard day at play.

U-19 win in West Indies points to India's robust cricket infrastructure, but transition to senior level is not easy

February 08, 2022 9:00 am

India’s domination of junior cricket — they have won four of the last eight editions, besides losing two finals — owes to a robust structure that ensures no good talented youngster slips through the system.

UK-Ireland drops 2030 World Cup bid to focus on Euro 2028

February 07, 2022 4:29 pm

The pursuit of the flagship FIFA men's tournament was being led by the English Football Association, which assessed the prospects of winning after losing badly in 2010 in a tainted contest for the 2018 edition.

A Covid death, a family’s trials: behind U-19 trophy

February 08, 2022 10:36 am

The pandemic rocked the run-up and threatened the campaign itself — at one point, the team was reduced to ten fit players.

High Five: India win record-extending fifth U-19 World Cup title, beat England by 4 wickets

February 06, 2022 2:47 pm

Bawa shone with the ball with a sensational fiver (5/31) to help India shot England out for 189 before hitting a valuable 35 down the order to help India chase down the target of 190 with 2.2 overs to spare.

Over the years, sting operations, match-fixing reports have nailed cricket’s Hall of Famers

January 30, 2022 4:57 pm

Sandeep Dwivedi writes: There is also an entire book — Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy — on the behind-the-doors manipulations before the India-Pakistan 2011 World Cup semi-final at Mohali. The final, some say, was also fishy.

From Afghan street to Irish U-19 team, an 8,000 km-long story

January 15, 2022 8:16 pm

🔴 Once in Ireland, Sherzad, to his surprise, found that cricket would help him make friends and give him a new identity. And, in a remarkable change of a fortune, he would soon become a World Cupper for his new country.

The World Cup loses its first star

November 20, 2021 10:28 am

That Erling Haaland will not be present in Qatar next year is, from a neutral perspective, a source of regret.


India vs Pakistan T20 match: For cricket fans across India, it is prayers, posters and cheers

October 24, 2021 9:58 pm

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and elected to field against arch-rivals India in the Super 12 game of the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday.

Australia's road to fifth World Cup win

March 29, 2015 5:01 pm

Australia have had clinical in the tournament and prevailed in the final against New Zealand.

Fans perform 'havans', offer prayers as India take on Australia in World Cup semi-final

March 25, 2015 7:05 pm

As India gear up for the big semi-final, fans went into frenzy to wish them all the success.

India's 30 probables for the 2015 World Cup

December 04, 2014 8:02 pm

The list of 30 probables for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, a final squad of 15 members will be picked out of these 30.


As Virat Kohli turns 30, a look at his journey from 0 to 10,000 runs

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

With every year, Virat Kohli kept elevating his game, eventually culminating in him scaling the 10k peak in ODIs faster than anyone else.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Final: France vs Croatia Match Preview

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

The final World Cup match will be played in Moscow on Sunday between France and Croatia before we have to wait another four years for the world's biggest football tournament to return. France, World Cup champions of 1998 will play Croatia, who are pl

FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final | England vs Croatia Match Preview

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final: England vs Croatia Match Preview In the second semifinal clash of the World Cup 2018, it will be England who will take on Croatia. The two teams have defeated tough oppositions in the knockouts and will be eager to rea

2018 FIFA World Cup: France vs Uruguay | Brazil vs Belgium Match Preview

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

After group stages and round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup, things get tougher with eight teams remaining in the competition and quest for silverware getting all the more daunting.

Express World Cup

June 22, 2020 6:24 pm