Ingenious free-kicks just another weapon in burgeoning Italian arsenal
From a strong-armed defensive firm, Italy have remoulded into a silver-footed attacking group. From habitual one-zero goal-grinders, they have reengineered into ravenous goal merchants.
By creating width on field, Italy coach Mancini has mobilised wingers into action.
With searing speed, enviable skill and voracious appetite for goals, the possibilities are infinite for Kylian Mbappe at UEFA Euro 2020.
It was not a pass meant for Sterling. It might have been for Harry Kane who hulks the central territory, or it could have been for Phil Foden slicing in from the right wing. But it was Sterling who pounced in, from apparent nothingness.st in a tournament in his 13th match through four competitions -- gave England a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday in their UEFA Euro 2020 opener.
Croatia knocked England out of the 2018 World Cup in what was a tactical coup, but England have traced an upward trajectory since then.
EURO 2020: Amidst the waning of the pandemic in the continent, some of the best players will put football back in the mindspace of fans.
The Euro 2021 will travel to 11 countries, tracing the length and breadth of the continent. The tournament will be spread from Bilbao to St Petersburg, Dublin to Baku, binding diverse cultures and climes, ideals and ideologies.
For the first time in history, the Euro Cup is spread across 11 different venues in Europe this year.
Kohli fired up as team embarks on era-defining tour; World Test Championship final followed by Test series against England.
In her career that spans 20 years, Mithali has featured in just 10 Tests, of which two have come in the last 14 years.
To unlock Chelsea's iron-wall backline, guarded by three solid centre-backs and two midfield enforcers, Pep Guardiola thought he required the collective ingenuity of his most creative players.
A new terminology enters chess lexicon: The mosquito gambit. The 30-year-old Russian was seen swatting, swiping and swishing the air as the match unfolded, at times almost slapping himself on the face.
Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel's bond was forged not so much on the field but more on dinner tables at bars in Munich and Mainz, hours discussing football and football philosophies and dissecting tactics and formations.
In taking Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title, Luis Suarez found redemption & identity for a career that has few shades of grey.
Bitcoin springs up as winners’ prize with chess, football entering crypto space, finds SANDIP G
Alisson part of long South American tradition of custodians making an impact at the other end.
Pep Guardiola shrugs off Manchester City’s November pain to gallop creatively to the English Premier League title
Ishant, Bumrah & Shami will bowl together in a Test after more than a year, as India eye WTC crown & England series
To scale the twin peaks of clinching the World Test Championship and winning a series in England, India’s selectors have broken away from the much-trodden horses-for-courses path as well as their fixation with seam-bowling all-rounders and wrist spinners.
What are Jos Buttler’s favourite six-hitting shots? What role does stance play in Buttler’s batting?
Buttler’s strength and Mustafizur’s subtlety swamp Hyderabad
AB de Villiers has directly influenced three of RCB’s five victories, shellacking 204 runs at a staggering strike rate of 174 runs, the highest among any batsman who has scored more than 200 runs in this edition.
AB de Villiers continues to beguile, while Hetmyer’s dazzle ends in tears
RCB opener and rising Karnataka star Padikkal has a good head on shoulders and is adept off the frontfoot and backfoot.