Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Football

Divided on Messi vs Ronaldo, but neurologists agree headers cause long-term damage to footballers

Breakthroughs in neuroscience have established that headers can result in repeated sub-acute head trauma for professional football players, leading to neurodegenerative diseases in the long run.

In Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, teenage girls live and dream football. Even if it means taunts

In Sangam Vihar, the girls have cleaned a trash-dumping ground to make a football field. And they won’t take no for an answer.

BJP’s Kalyan Chaubey defeats Bhaichung Bhutia to be AIFF president, first player to hold post

Elections finally took place after two years but not before the AIFF faced a ban by FIFA for violating its statutes.

FIFA lifts AIFF suspension, U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 to take place in India as planned

The decision comes after FIFA received confirmation that the mandate of the committee of administrators that was to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee had been terminated.

More politicians than footballers in fray for Indian football body’s top job

Elections to the post of president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) will be held on 28 August, necessitated by the exit of Praful Patel.

‘Influence from 3rd parties’: FIFA bans India, revokes right to host U-17 Women’s World Cup

This is the first time the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has been banned by FIFA in its 85-year history. The ban is due to due to 'undue influence from third parties.'

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Move over, Champions League – Premier League wins in the money game

Competing in the Champions League final is the pinnacle achievement in European football, but the financial rewards of winning it are not as big, certainly for an English club.

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.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.