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Remembering Chuni Goswami, the football legend who also played Ranji Trophy

Apart from leading the Indian football team to victory in the 1962 Asian Cup, Goswami also played 46 domestic matches in the Ranji Trophy.
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How football can help protect wildlife

A society of wildlife conservation is using football and naming teams after local animals, to foster affinity for wildlife in the African nation of Cameroon. 
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‘Jimmy Jimmy’ & ‘Sare Jahan Se Accha’ didn’t play at FIFA World Cup closing ceremony

The clip being shared on social media is from Moscow's International Military Music Festival which took place in August 2017.

A FIFA World Cup that defied stereotypes, and the dilemma of Nitish Kumar in Bihar

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
One of the most famous migrants in football is Cristiano Ronaldo | Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If you are watching the World Cup then you’re seeing high-performing migrants at work

There are 1,032 players involved in the tournament. Of those, 98 were born beyond the borders of the country they are representing.
A street in Kolkata decked with flags during World Cup season | Sandip Roy/ThePrint

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.
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Kiren Rijiju tweets misleading video about football in India

A self-confessed football enthusiast, Rijiju tweets a video featuring a young boy from Brazil, claiming it’s from India.
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New video replay technology is taking football to a higher standard in the World Cup

The introduction of Video-Assisted Referees, know as VAR, to the World Cup for the first time this year is making players work harder on fair-play competition.
A sculpture of the Zavibaka mascot for the Russia World Cup sits on display in central Moscow, Russia | Bloomberg | Andrey Rudakov

How costly is the World Cup? That’s complicated

According to our estimate, a total of $14.5 billion in gross domestic product worldwide could be at risk in the first two weeks of the tournament.

Here are 4 of the most politically charged World Cup games ever played

As FIFA kick-starts in Russia, amidst protests over Russia supporting Bashar al-Assad 's regime in Syria, here are some the most politically charged sporting events.

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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?