Vishnu Prasad

Edson do Nascimento: Grace of God

From politicians to influential people and millions of fans of course, Pele meant a great deal. He leaves behind moments that will be cherished forever

31 Dec 2022

Bye-bye, Black Pearl!

His record for his club Santos reads an incredible 643 goals in 659 games. And he still remains the only player in football history to win the World Cup three times.

30 Dec 2022

A stirring World Cup that had absurdity as its central theme

When the beginning astonishes, the end has to be the greatest one ever scripted. It must astonish, antagonise, agitate and elate.

20 Dec 2022

Referees under scrutiny at Qatar World Cup

Elite players questioning officials for their decisions on the field becoming a recurring theme

13 Dec 2022

Football, a source for national pride and identity in Croatia

When Brazil kicked off a home World Cup with a routine 3-1 win against Croatia that day, the latter were but an afterthought.

08 Dec 2022

The romance of Argentina-Netherlands match in World Cup

The quarter-final match promises fireworks between Messi's men and Van Gaal's.

05 Dec 2022

Outsiders gaining ground, bloc by bloc

More representation from teams outside Europe and South America in last 16 of ongoing World Cup in Qatar, a good indicator that gap between powerhouses and smaller teams is closing

04 Dec 2022

In Cisse, a man Senegal trust with their heart and soul

Coach has successfully managed to lift African nation from tough times; Under his watch, Senegal won African Cup of Nations title in 2021 and are now in the knockouts of the ongoing World Cup in Qatar

01 Dec 2022

Messi keeps Argentina's World Cup alive

The team looked short of confidence, listless in attack despite the talent that was obviously there, and shaky in defence despite individual defenders all excelling for their clubs this season.

27 Nov 2022

Talent, hardship & fans' blessings: Ecuador's tale

On Friday, when the entire Ecuador team celebrated Valencia's goal by getting down on their knees and pointing to the heavens, Benitez may well have been looking down and smiling.

27 Nov 2022

English flavour on global stage at FIFA World Cup

Players based in England dominate World Cup, something that has been a trend due to increasing financial power of clubs.

25 Nov 2022

FIFA World Cup: Japanese fans win hearts again

Four years ago, when the world's biggest party was in Russia, it was the Japanese fans who were helping the hosts clean up their stadiums.

24 Nov 2022

Drab draw fitting way to end Chennaiyin FC’s home campaign

Six defeats, two draws and a solitary win against Bengaluru FC — that’s what the JN Stadium has given Chennaiyin FC this season.

24 Feb 2019

Ambition Hockey 2024: A French kiss to start with and dreams of a long date 

Even in a practice game, France 3 Pakistan 0 looks like an anomaly, a typing error in a hastily compiled scorecard.

27 Nov 2018

The Class of 82 will remain unmatched in hockey: Hassan

But when the team does land in Bhubaneswar, they’ll bring not only their uninspiring present but glimpses of their glorious past.

21 Nov 2018