Top 10 things about star Indian footballer we bet you didn’t know

1 year ago Hunt Media Desk 0
Football is without a doubt the most popular sport on this planet. More than 200 countries have taken up the beautiful game over the years and its fan following is widespread. India is no exception to this theory as the several thousands of Indians follow and support the game ardently. Here is the amazing fact Read More

FIFA World Cup – Penalty shootout: Football’s great leveller

1 year ago Marcus Mergulhao | TNN 0
Football is a team game, yet why are penalties, or tiebreakers, all about the individuals? To understand the curse of a tiebreaker in football, try reaching out to Roberto Baggio or even David Trezeguet. Baggio was Italy’s hero at the 1994 World Cup in the United States when he dragged a below-par Italian side to the final Read More

Sunil Chhetri: The humble centurion

1 year ago Rohan Alvares | TNN 0
A modest turnout of around 2500 fans for India’s opening game against Chinese Taipei in the ongoing Intercontinental Cup prompted skipper Sunil Chhetri to post a heartfelt video on Twitter. It carried a simple message to the public — “Please come and support us” — a line the veteran forward repeats several times in the two Read More

Neymar Exclusive: ‘Brazil have come a long way since that Germany game’

1 year ago TNN 0
Four years ago, a helpless Brazil succumbed to a humiliating 1-7 defeat to Germany in the semifinal of the FIFA World Cup. Neymar Jr was unavailable for that game, having already exited the tournament by then. Those aren’t happy memories for Brazil fans. Injured in the quarterfinal against Colombia after being kneed in the back by Juan Read More

FIFA World Cup: The enduring charm of Pele

1 year ago Saumyajit Basu | TNN 0
The Stars Wars opened at the cinemas. Only 42, Elvis Presley died in August. It was 1977, not a watershed year by any means in the waterfall of history. East Bengal secured the league but the fans, young and old, aren’t happy. How can they digest that Pele, the one and only, will come to play Read More

FIFA World Cup 2018: Didier Deschamps Backs Zinedine Zidane As Future France Coach

1 year ago Agence France-Presse 0
France coach Didier Deschamps has backed former teammate Zinedine Zidane to step into his shoes “one day”, only hours after the latter’s shock decision to step down as coach of Real Madrid. Deschamps, however, played down suggestions that Zidane’s decision had heaped more pressure on his shoulders ahead of the June 14-July 15 World Cup. Read More

Lionel Messi exclusive: ‘In Argentina there’s no place for runners-up’

1 year ago TNN 0
Argentina’s defeat at the Maracana in the 2014 World Cup final to Germany was heart-breaking for the South Americans. What followed hurt more – back-to-back defeats in the Copa America finals, and Lionel Messi quit international football in disgust. Later, he was to return to take Argentina to Russia with a hat-trick against Ecuador in their final qualifier. At 30, Russia Read More

If India played a World Cup, this would be our best XI

1 year ago Subhas Bhowmick | TNN 0
It’s never an easy task to handpick the best XI footballers that India has produced. There are so many greats, you do not know whom to include and whom to leave out. I would pick only those whom I have seen in the prime of their careers. Peter Thangaraj would be the first name on Read More

Messi grabs hat-trick as Argentina canter to 4-0 win

1 year ago REUTERS 0
Argentina showed once again how reliant they are on Lionel Messi as the Barcelona forward scored a hat-trick in their 4-0 World Cup warm-up win over Haiti on Tuesday. With Javier Mascherano making his 143rd appearance to put him one ahead of Javier Zanetti as Argentina’s most capped player, Messi got the opener from the penalty spot after 17 minutes. He doubled their Read More