Another World Cup that ends with an Australian victory, but this tournament had more to it than that. The final at Newlands was historic with a record-breaking crowd attendance for a women's sporting event in South Africa. In the last episode of South Safari, Gomesh S, with all that happened at Cape Town on Sunday.
With South Africa qualifying for the World Cup semifinal for the very first time, fans are waiting in long que early in the morning on Saturday. Gomesh S, who spoke to some of the fans, expect the Newlands Stadium to be filled as they cheer on for the home team against Australia on Sunday.
Another knockout game against Australia and another heartbreak for India as Harmanpreet Kaur and Co fell short by five runs in the semifinals on Thursday. In this episode of South African Safari, Gomesh S, TNIE discusses what went wrong for team India, how Australia managed to pull things together in the end, and much more.
As India take on Australia in the first semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2023, Gomesh S previews the all-important clash in the South African Safari from Cape Town. Who do you think will come out on top?
It was their first loss in the tournament, but the Women in Blue is upbeat ahead of their clash against Ireland. Meanwhile, South Africa pin hopes on New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka to keep campaign alive.
Tjaart Van Der Walt, along with Pieter Beuks, a fellow Stellenbosch University student, and a couple of Boland age-group female cricketers, had just finished bowling to the Indian batters for over 30 minutes at the Maties Oval nets in Stellenbosch. As they walked away from the nets, they wanted to take pictures with the players but had no clue who was who. In this episode of South African Safari with Gomesh they share their experience as a net bowler, their love for cricket and many more.
Having missed the ODI WC, Jemimah Rodrigues stepped up in India's first game of T20 World Cup against Pakistan to take them home. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has two wins in two games. Gomesh S with all the details from South Africa.
It's a double header Sunday at Cape Town. India will not have services of Smriti Mandhana but Harmanpreet is fit and ready take on Pakistan. Later in the night, Sri Lanka will look to continue their momentum against Bangladesh. Gomesh S is here with all the updates from the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
Ranked fifth in the world, India is hosting the hockey World Cup for the second straight edition. However, unlike the previous edition, where all the hockey World Cup matches were held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, the newly-built Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela acted as the second venue for the hockey World Cup 2023. On January 6th, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the hockey stadium.
The 2023 edition of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup has kicked off at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. This will be the 15th edition of the tournament, and the second consecutive World Cup in India. A total of 16 teams will take part in this year’s megaevent. Odisha has been the home of Indian hockey over the past decade. The state has hosted multiple international matches, including the FIH Pro League games. India will play its first two pool stage games - against Spain and Wales - in Rourkela.
Here is a lookback at the events that grabbed attention worldwide. From Russia-Ukraine war to Pakistan floods to Argentina's marvelous World-cup victory, 2022 has seen it all.
Kerala was overwhelmed with celebrations after their favourite team Argentina won the FIFA World Cup for the third time. Argentina fans watched as their team beat France 4-2 on penalties to claim a third World Cup title.
Lionel Messi's once-in-a-generation career is complete. The Argentina superstar is finally a World Cup champion.Messi scored two goals and then another in a shootout as Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties Sunday to claim a third World Cup title despite Kylian Mbappé scoring the first hat trick in a final in 56 years.
Lionel Messi stands on the brink of a long-awaited World Cup winner's medal as Argentina faces defending champions France in Sunday's final. But having experienced defeat in the final of 2014 in Brazil, when Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany through extra time, Messi knows all too well the pain of having his World Cup dreams shattered. Three ways how Argentina can win the tournament for the first time since 1986.
Moroccan fans clashed with the police in central Brussels, after the country lost 2-0 to France in the FIFA World Cup semi-final. The French fans took to the streets to celebrate as the team advanced to the finals against Argentina. Videos shared on Twitter showed violent clashes between French and Morocco fans.
As the 2022 Qatar World Cup heads into the quarterfinal stage, TNIE Sports Editor Indraneel Das speaks with seasoned Indian football journalist Siddhanth Aney, who is covering the event in Doha, on how the tournament has gone so far, discussing quarterfinal matches and many more and many more.
The support for the Argentina football team in Bangladesh is beyond imagination, and it's felt every four years when the FIFA World Cup is on. While many already knew about Argentina's massive fan base in Bangladesh, this may be the first time people all around the world took notice of it. It all started after the official FIFA Twitter account shared a video of Bangladeshi fans wildly celebrating Messi's goal against Mexico in the World Cup group stage. The video quickly went viral. After the video went viral, the story of Bangladesh and Argentina snowballed into a trending topic on the internet.
In a competition usually dominated by South American and European teams, it is Asia that has turned up the heat in Qatar. Asian teams made history at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For the first time in the 92-year history of the World Cup, three Asian teams have qualified for the round of 16. South Korea, Japan and Australia have made it through to the second round of the FIFA World Cup.
#Japan confirmed their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup in highly controversial circumstances with a 2-1 win over Spain. Spain advanced as runners-up on goal difference, while Germany was eliminated. But Japan's 2-1 win over Spain wasn't devoid of controversy. Their second goal has triggered a storm on social media, with many suggesting that #VAR was wrong in allowing the goal, especially since it led to the Germans' elimination.
French referee Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to take charge of a men's World Cup game when she handles Germany vs. Costa Rica on December 1st in Qatar. Brazil’s Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz Medina are the other women officials for the Germany vs Costa Rica fixture. It is the first time a men’s World Cup match will be led by an all-female refereeing team. Frappart became one of three female referees to be selected in the pool for the World Cup in May, along with Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan.