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Friday, December 04, 2020

Debkalpa Banerjee


Debkalpa Banerjee spends his time delving into the realm of football, films and fabrications.

Super Overs, Shocks and Surprises: The five best matches of IPL 2020
Sun, Nov 08, 2020

Across three venues in the UAE, a number of high-octane IPL 2020 matches took place over seven weeks -- from a multitude of Super Overs to last ball finishes to comprehensive ten-wicket victories.

Sevilla to partner with unnamed club in India for long-term project soon: CEO
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Apart from the impending collaboration in India, Sevilla have also aligned themselves with their domestic league to contribute more to the La Liga India Football Schools.

Premier League Preview: Liverpool’s title defence under threat from bolstered rivals
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Liverpool's hopes to retain their first Premier League title in three decades is set to have a rocky path as a vengeful City, a free-spending Chelsea, and a rejuvenated United will be out for blood.

Meet Saviour Gama, the marauding roadrunner aiming to impress at FC Goa
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Possessing explosive pace, determination, and aggression, the ascension in the ranks of FC Goa's Saviour Gama has been an unsurprising tale considering his successes from a young age.

Lionel Messi vs Barcelona: The reluctant talisman ends a war without winners
Sun, Sep 06, 2020

Lionel Messi's love for Barcelona, and his adoring fans, means he is unlikely to go through the motions next season but new manager Ronald Koeman now has an unhappy player on his hands.

US Open returns with pullouts and restrictions at fanless Flushing Meadows
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

The US Open, which is set to take place from August 31 to September 13, promises to be a spectacle unlike any other considering the raging pandemic, the bio-bubble, and the lack of jeers and cheers.

From Bergamo to Lisbon: The rise and rise of Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta
Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Atalanta, a team of unusual suspects helmed by an unconventional tactician, have found themselves among the Goliaths of Europe after years of being doomed to mid-table indifference in the Serie A.

Robert Lewandowski: A Ballon d’Or worthy season with records in sight
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

With 53 goals and 8 assists in just 44 appearances this season, Robert Lewandowski has propelled Bayern Munich to a domestic double and now has his eyes on the elusive UEFA Champions League.

Meet Narender Gahlot, the man-mountain at the heart of Jamshedpur FC’s defence
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

From missing out on the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017 because of an injury to becoming the second-youngest goalscorer for India, Narender Gahlot's journey has been an uphill trek but with its rewards.

‘I always fight until the final whistle’: Syed Shahid Hakim recovers from COVID-19
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Syed Shahid Hakim, who represented India in the 1960 Olympics and officiated as a referee in 33 international games later in his career, said that he will be discharged from care on Tuesday night.

European finals to domestic frailty: How London clubs faltered in the 2019/20 season
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

While Chelsea managed to clinch a top-four finish with a final day win, Tottenham Hotspur have to make peace with a UEFA Europa League spot, which is still better than Arsenal's empty-handed finish.

Real Madrid owe La Liga title to Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos’ age-defying antics
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

With their 34th league title win, Real Madrid laid down a marker of domestic dominance helped by the experience of Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, and the safe hands of Thibaut Courtois.

Meet Edmund Lalrindika, the Bengaluru FC forward crossing one hurdle at a time
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Keen, confident, and possessing an ardent attitude, Edmund Lalrindika has utilised his endless optimism to go from one adventure to another — from Aizawl to Margao, from Bengaluru to Kolkata.

Meet Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Jamshedpur FC’s ever-smiling leader in the making
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Despite his shy and unassuming nature, Amarjit Singh Kiyam's commitment to the sport has seen him captaining India at a FIFA U17 World Cup and becoming the first 2001-born to play in the senior team.

How Liverpool’s title-winning ‘mentality monsters’ personify Jurgen Klopp’s system
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

The Premier League was conquered by a Liverpool team that comprises wingers who score the goals, full-backs who are the creative forces, and midfielders who defend with all their might.

Of dominance and late winners: The games that defined Liverpool’s march to glory
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Liverpool clinched the elusive Premier League title after a 30-year-long drought on Thursday night, concluding a season comprised of resilient performances left, right, and centre.

Yes to wide forwards, no to target men: Premier League and its changing terrain
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Be it a 'Big Six' club or a mid-table one, the spotlight nowadays is more often than not on the technical wide forward instead of the big and burly striker of yesteryear in the Premier League.

Meet Mohammad Nawaz, the accidental goalkeeper leading FC Goa from the back
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

Shaking off initial hiccups in his career, Mohammad Nawaz is slowly but surely becoming a household name in India having helped FC Goa win the ISL League Winners Shield last season.

Premier League returns with chances of a twist in the tale in the race for Europe
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Although the Premier League title race is a foregone conclusion, the involvement of as many as seven clubs in the UEFA Champions League conversation has set the stage for an exhilarating finish.

Meet Suresh Singh Wangjam, the explosive newcomer in Bengaluru FC’s midfield
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

From representing Bengaluru FC's reserve team last year to preparing for the AFC Cup next season — the 19-year-old Suresh Singh Wangjam has come a long way.

La Liga restart merges real with virtual as fans gear up for the usual title race
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

La Liga has made it their personal mission to make the viewing experience more enriching with virtual crowds, new camera angles, and pre-recorded noise when the league returns on Thursday.

‘AFC Asian Cup will define the future of women’s football in India’: Aditi Chauhan
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

Talking about the recent boost women's football has received in India, the former West Ham United Women goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan encouraged the idea of more players plying their trade abroad.

As Bundesliga returns with ‘ghost games’, Bayern Munich eye eighth straight title
Sun, May 17, 2020

With cardboard fans, piped atmosphere, masks in the dugout, and elbow bumping celebrations, the Bundesliga is set to be the first major European league to hit the ground running on Saturday.

ISL, I-League await domestic revision after AIFF approves reduction of foreigners
Sun, May 10, 2020

With the implementation of the "3+1" foreign player rule at the club level, India's national team setup could reap long-term benefits with the burgeoning of more local players.

ISL, I-League brace for upheaval as AIFF considers altering foreign player rules
Fri, May 08, 2020

The AFC-recommended "3+1" foreign player quota rule, which potentially might be discussed in AIFF's meeting on Friday, aims to encourage the development of talent from local youth academies.