Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: FIFA

EA’s FIFA wasn’t just a PC game. It gave birth to a generation of football fans in India

FIFA title represented a culture around football. Something beyond the 90-minute match, especially when you were thousands of miles away from the roaring arenas.

Eating ‘mad bhat’, braving glass pieces & misogyny: How Jharkhand girl made FIFA u-17 WC camp

In interview with local website, Anita Kumari’s family reveals the struggles leading up her selection for camp, ahead of FIFA u-17 World Cup that India will host in October.

Olympics, FIFA bans won’t stop Russia invading Ukraine. But it hits Putin where it hurts

Russia loves sports and pours billions of rubles into it every year. And Putin loves being a judo-playing, horse-riding Tsar.

Pakistan football league suspended again & writer Amar Jalil faces anger over 3-yr-old remark

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

Iran’s ‘blue girl’ soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

Sahar Khodayari, who came to be known as the “blue girl” for the colours of Esteghlal F.C., was on trial for trying to enter a soccer match.

AIFF chief Praful Patel becomes first Indian to be elected to FIFA Council

Praful Patel, who is the All India Football Federation chief, was one of 8 candidates vying for the spot in the FIFA election held during the 29th Asian Football Confederations.

Messi’s picture garlanded next to Durga & Kali sums up Kolkata’s quadrennial World Cup fever

World Cup gives Kolkata an excuse to indulge in its favourite pastime – dissect, debate, daydream, without actually doing much.

Iran wants ‘US on its knees’, and China’s ‘sharp eyes’ hit villages

Valuables worth $273 million seized from former Malaysian PM, and an end to the civil war in the world's newest country.

Why a US restaurant has Trump fuming, and the Swedish football team has something to say

Iran is facing the biggest protest it has seen since 2012, and crucial city election  in Bangladesh today. 

With coin toss at World Cup, Pakistan teen lives his FIFA dream

26/11 mastermind’s son to contest Pakistan election, and Monday is man-day at Karachi's amusement park.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.