Football

Ronaldo ‘juniors’ move their way to heroic status

Not only in their names, but in terms of the abiding interest in football also, the two young brothers are football fanatics.

published on : 30th November 2022

Football fever: 45-year-old Brazil Sudheer from Kerala shows his ‘colours’

Sudheer had to obtain permission from the Sports Council to modify his vehicles.

published on : 29th November 2022

Political football: War and peace by other means at FIFA World Cup

The world of football has always been entwined by political posturing, tribalism, state propaganda and modes of masculinity since its inception.

published on : 28th November 2022

FIFA World Cup: Dutch rising star Gakpo will go 'much further', says coach Van Gaal

The 23-year-old already has 13 goals and 17 assists for PSV Eindhoven in all competitions this season and has been heavily linked with a possible move to a top European club, most notably Man Utd.

published on : 28th November 2022

Messi steals the magic that Ochoa, Mexico had in 1st game

Though the chances are slim, Mexico is still vying for an eighth straight trip to the World Cup's knockout round.

published on : 27th November 2022

'Anti-hijab' protest row: Iran releases footballer, prominent dissident on bail

The arrest on Thursday of Ghafouri, who is Kurdish and had spoken out in support of the protests, had sparked an outcry as the Iranian team plays in the World Cup in Doha.

published on : 27th November 2022

Messi goal helps keep Argentina World Cup hopes alive

Messi fired home a low shot from 20 yards on 64 minutes, before Enzo Fernandez added a thunderbolt second goal for Argentina three minutes from time.

published on : 27th November 2022

Qatar's migrant workers enjoy World Cup on the cheap

The stadium has become a daily draw for thousands of the poorest workers who live in nearby dormitories away from Doha's glitzy shopping malls and restaurants.

published on : 27th November 2022

Police use football fever to drive anti-drug campaign

In a unique initiative, officers of Kalamassery police station decided to cash in on the football fever that has gripped the world.

published on : 27th November 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.

published on : 27th November 2022

Kerala’s passion for football and its links to anti-imperialism

In September, the official FIFA World Cup handle tweeted a documentary named ‘Maitanam - The story of football in Kerala’.

published on : 27th November 2022

FIFA World Cup: Die Mannschaft on the brink

Germany, whose prestige was built by their World Cup pedigree, are 90 minutes away from their lowest point in the history of this event  

published on : 26th November 2022

Football: Welcome to the World Cup of migration

The complex issue of nationality, migratory patterns and citizenship has frequently spilled into the universe of international football but the ongoing World Cup has seen a spike.

published on : 25th November 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.

published on : 25th November 2022

FIFA World Cup: Neymar suffers ankle sprain in Brazil win

In 2021 Neymar missed roughly 10 weeks of the French season after suffering ligament damage to his left ankle following an injury in PSG's victory over Saint Etienne.

published on : 25th November 2022

Football players in a battle to save their playing space

Though Ernakulam district panchayat has the authority over the ground containing a football ground, 400-m athletic track, an indoor stadium and a pavilion, it is looked after by the PTA committee.

published on : 25th November 2022

From being booed to becoming France's joint record goal-scorer: The Giroud story

Coming from humble roots, striker continues to silence doubters with vital goals for Les Bleus

published on : 24th November 2022

Update surgery codes, avoid hospital lapses

An inquiry found five medical staff, including the surgeons, at fault for medical negligence. Police have booked all five.

published on : 24th November 2022

'Messi has more games to play': Child yells to Brazil fans in Kerala's Malappuram

The video shows the girl, donning a dark blue jersey with Messi written on the back, shouting at the Brazil fans who outnumbered her and even drowned her responses with their hooting and jeering.

published on : 23rd November 2022

FIFA World Cup: German players cover mouths in protest for team photo

The team lined up in the traditional formation before Wednesday's game against Japan and each of the 11 players covered their mouth with their right hand.

published on : 23rd November 2022
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