Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Football

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.

20 yrs on, Bend It Like Beckham is still ‘hot hot hot’ for its desi story and football love

Gurinder Chadha’s film attained cult status and had real-time impact — it led to an increase in Asian women in British football.

Kheltalk — redefining the dynamics of sports news websites in India

KhelTalk is a revolutionary sports news and information portal that provides coverage of latest sports news, cricket scores and highlights.

It’s confirmed. This 93-million-year-old crocodile once ate a dinosaur, albeit a juvenile one

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Nadia Nadim, footballer who fled Afghanistan at 11 after Taliban killed father, is now a surgeon

Nadia has earned the doctor title after a specialisation in reconstructive surgery from Denmark’s Aarhus University. She received education whilst playing football.

Covid outbreak forces hosts India out of Women’s Asian Cup football, 12 players test positive

India failed to name the required minimum of 13 players for Sunday's match against Chinese Taipei, and withdrew from the tournament, according to the AFC rule-book.

Asian Games medallist footballer Subhas Bhowmick passes away at 72

Former India midfielder, who was part of the 1970 Asian Games bronze medal-winning team, was admitted to hospital in Kolkata's Ekbalpur with a chest infection, his family said.

India’s women footballers set for long-awaited Asian Cup bout, with a shot at quarter-finals

India qualified for the AFC Women's Asian Cup as hosts but the team will have to find a path to the quarter-finals without star striker Bala Devi.

Messi-Ronaldo dominance shows why Ballon d’Or has failed. Football is much more than awards

While Ballon d’Or is awarded to the player who has fit the definition of being the “best in the world”, nobody really knows what it means.

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.