Natasha Singh

Natasha Singh believes that sports bridges gaps and can solve problems (or create more) that conference rooms cannot. She tracks sports at the Indian Express with a focus on football.

Articles By Natasha Singh

Football weekender: Liverpool win critical clash, Ronaldo’s rage, racism strikes again

From Premier League to La Liga, football stars made a mark with top goals and classic performances. And there was plenty of drama as well.

Weekend Roundup: Gomes’ horrific injury, Mario Balotelli stops play to shame racist fans

Football this weekend had an element of everything - upsets, drama, injuries, emotions - all packed in a box with a ribbon of racism on it.

Real Kashmir FC: The right foot forward

The football club from Kashmir is surprising everyone with their dream run and enthralling fans in the process.

Pressure is a privilege, says recovering tennis star Karman Kaur Thandi

Playing since the age of eight, Karman Kaur Thandi knows how to deal with pressure. While the injury deprived the 21-year-old of competitive action, it did not stop her from dreaming big.

UEFA Champions League: Will English clubs dominate Europe yet again?

UEFA Champions League: After both the European finals became an all-English affair last season, can we expect the English giants to come out strong in this season?

Football weekend roundup: Mane’s rage, Bale scores two then sent off, racism in Italy

Sadio Mane raged against teammate Mohammed Salah and team staff, Gareth Bale scored twice then committed two fouls to get sent off and racism reared its ugly head again in Italy.

Guardiola-Aguero row, Barcelona’s title defence stutters: Talking points in football this weekend

Barcelona begin title defence with a loss, a VAR controversy makes headlines in the Premier League and other talking points from football matches in Europe this weekend.

La Liga 2019-20: Revamped Atletico, Real Madrid will try to hold off rampant Barcelona

After a disastrous pre-season for Real Madrid, will Los Blancos be able to challenge the reigning champions Barcelona or will they endure another disastrous domestic season?

Ligue 1 Preview: Expect PSG to continue their dominance

Not only does PSG have a 500-million euro budget, but the Qatari-backed side boasts of top-level players that leaves them with no comparable rivals within France.

Hima Das gold medal rush draws big applause but real test still awaits

Hima still needs to qualify for the World Championships, and from there on work even harder to claim a ticket for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in order to mark herself out as one of the world's top athletes.

Pro Kabaddi League: Will try new tactics this season, says Pawan Sehrawat on being the opponents’ target

Speaking ahead of season seven, Pawan Sehrawat shared with the IndianExpress the love and support he gets from the fans of Bengaluru.

A year on: Steve Smith, David Warner look to use IPL 2019 as launchpad for return to Australian squad

Steve Smith and David Warner will mark their return at the big stage ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 as they return to action at the Indian Premier League 2019.

Why the ISL title is a valuable jewel in Sunil Chhetri’s legacy

Sunil Chhetri's legacy keeps getting bigger and better with the recent trophy in his cabinet being the Indian Super League 2019 that Bengaluru FC won on Sunday.

ISL 2018-19 Final Preview: Against dominant Bengaluru, FC Goa eye history

The Indian Super League 2019 has arrived at the final showdown as the top two sides of the season Bengaluru FC and FC Goa ready to fight for the title on Sunday in Mumbai.

Biggest sports controversies in 2018: Ball tampering, Serena Williams at US Open and Virat Kohli’s ‘Leave India’ remark

2018 had its own share of controversies from the ball-tampering scandal that shook the Australian cricket to star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo accused of rape.

2018, the year of Hima Das, Mary Kom, Manika Batra and Indian women athletes

In 2018, it was the women athletes who dominated the headlines and grabbed the limelight over their male counterparts.

Biggest sporting upsets of 2018: Germany’s Korea debacle at World Cup, Indian kabaddi teams and more

Year 2018 saw some of the biggest sporting events in the world including FIFA World Cup, Hockey World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. A look back at some of the biggest upsets of the year.

ISL 2018: We are not used to such levels of pollution, says Delhi Dynamos coach Josep Gombau

Late goals from Federico Gallego and Bartholomew Ogbeche helped NorthEast United FC take the top spot of ISL 2018-19 after a thrilling match in the capital.

ISL 2018: NorthEast United FC go top with 2-0 win over Delhi Dynamos

Delhi Dynamos are winless in six matches into the ISL season having been unable to score in the last three games.

ISL 2018: Still confident of defending title, says Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory

Defending champions Chennaiyin FC opened their season with three straight defeats and stand one spot above the bottom of the table with a solitary point.