Cristiano Ronaldo is unstoppable. Spain had to learn it the hard way on Friday as the Portuguese skipper netted a hat-trick to earn his side a crucial point in their 2018 World Cup opener. He began the evening having never scored against Portugal’s Iberian rivals, but ended it with threeRead More
An illustrious attack, an ageing defence, a safety-first approach — reigning European champions Portugal head into the 2018 FIFA World Cup shouldering the weight of expectations, having shed off their ‘underdog’ persona in the recent past.
A cursory glance at Germany's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup suggests that the team has enough firepower to lift the 36 cm high trophy made of solid 18-carat gold on 15 July in Russia. Die Mannschaft are defending world champions, 2017 Confederations CupRead More
Madrid: French striker Antoine Griezmann announced on Thursday he was staying put at Atletico Madrid in an eagerly awaited decision that ends intense speculation of a possible move to Barcelona.
The 27-year-old was heavily wooed by Barcelona but in the end
Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against an unfancied Iceland side intent on springing a surprise in their first appearance on football's biggest stage.
Messi's eternal rival, Cristarino Ronaldo, made historyRead More
“Ferenc Puskás falls behind in history, as does Morocco on the day,” Peter Drury’s booming voice penetrated living rooms across the globe, giving goosebumps to millions of eyeballs focussed on the spectacle as Cristiano Ronaldo facilitated yet another early goal forRead More
Saransk: Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty before Portugal conceded an injury-time spot-kick in a 1-1 draw with Iran at the World Cup on Monday as the European champions set up a last-16 clash with Uruguay.
Ricardo Quaresma curled in a trademark trivela goal onRead More
It is often said that World Cups are not ideal homes for tactical innovations. Superior quality ultimately shines through in the month-long affair, where plucky minnows sometimes pull off an upset or two by resorting to game-breaking tactics. Shoehorning 64 matches into one or two tacticalRead More
What is Chandler Bing’s job?
If you’re thinking that transponster is not even a word and convulsing with laughter, you know the concept that I’m going to refer to shortly.
To make this slightly more difficult by alluding to more such in-references, whichRead More
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” One would think astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s decades-old opinion is no longer relevant in contemporary society, but the FIFA World Cup 2018Read More
At least 20 people died and more than 100 were injured onRead More
Saina Nehwal is far from done with international badminton. The competitive fires still burn brightly, and continue to consume opponents younger than her and ranked higher in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) hierarchy.
In an eagerly awaited third-round match of the World BadmintonRead More
A planned radicalRead More
London: Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut.
While the rest of Europe's leading leaguesRead More
Vinesh Phogat ended up with bronze in the last edition of the Asian Games in 2014, but believes that she is a lot more experienced this time around, and is more hopeful than ever of finally winning a gold at the event.
Vinesh fell short of reaching the final in theRead More
Former world number one Serena Williams looked sharp in her return to the hardcourts after a week-long break, soundly defeatingRead More
Tallinn: Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions.
That came after KarimRead More