Vishnu Prasad

Inspire Institute of Sport: An inspiring academy to mould future superstars

The first thing that catches your eye when you enter the sporting block of the Inspire Institute of Sport is a big black digital clock over the entrance. 

12 hours ago

New season, destination and goals for Chennaiyin FC

It has been nearly five months since his side trumped Bengaluru FC to win the Indian Super League, but Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory has a startling admission to make.

12 Aug 2018

India stun Argentina 2-1 in Under-20 COTIF Cup football tournament

With Argentina trying to make inroads, India goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Gill pulled off a couple of brilliant saves in the 56th minute and another with his fingertips in the 61st minute.

07 Aug 2018

Bruised after Hard Court games

Almost half of the 37 disciplines to compete in upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia have pursued legal action or threatened to do so

02 Aug 2018

FIFA World Cup 2022: Ball in Qatar's court

32 or 48? Hosts of World Cup 2022 to assess infrastructure & arrangements before taking call on number of teams

17 Jul 2018

The day-after syndrome: Unbearable emptiness of being in Russia after FIFA World Cup

The numbers talk of a tournament where dullness was minimal — England-Belgium and France- Denmark in the group stages and England-Sweden in the quarters are exceptions.

17 Jul 2018

France defeat Croatia to lift FIFA World Cup for second time after 20 years

The scoreline — France scored four to Croatia’s two — might suggest a stroll for Le Bleus but it was anything but.

16 Jul 2018

Tension, relief, joy and excitement with a dash of sadness

You get the first inkling that something special is in the air when you land in one of the two metro stations that service the Luzhniki Stadium.

16 Jul 2018

French coast: Deschamps’ warriors prove too strong for Croatia in pulsating final

It was the ceremonial bath for the Frenchmen before their coronation as kings; the rain was meant to wash away their past sins and return them to the world, unblemished.

16 Jul 2018

France vs Croatia: FIFA World Cup 2018 comes to its final settlement

There is the obvious David against Goliath storyline, perhaps the first World Cup final to have this big a gulf in footballing pedigree between the contestants in more than five decades.

15 Jul 2018

Luka that kills: The story of a magician who turned soldier

Players of Modric’s ilk are hardly ever given the credit they deserve, Andres Iniesta is a case in point.

15 Jul 2018

Reality bites Belgium’s golden generation after prime time no-show

That Belgium reached the final four ahead of footballing superpowers like Uruguay, beating five-time champions Brazil, only to be downed by one of most-stacked squads in France.

15 Jul 2018

FIFA World Cup: Mixed bag for goalkeepers

Though the World Cup has seen goalkeepers make glaring errors, performance of some of them underscores importance of the job.

14 Jul 2018

All praise for Russia, FIFA chief Gianni Infantino non-committal on teams in 2022

Russia had delivered one of the best-organised and most successful World Cups and even their staunchest critics would find it hard to deny that.

14 Jul 2018

No shortcut in dalliance with fame makes Dalic cool man in the hot seat

Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic remembers exactly where he was when Croatia were creating history in 1998, making the world aware of their existence with a run to the World Cup semifinals.

14 Jul 2018

Asian Games 2018