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Lionel Messi claims record sixth Ballon d'Or, Rapinoe wins women's award

  • Dec 03, 2019
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Lionel Messi claims recordPARIS: Lionel Messi won the sixth Ballon d'Or award for men on Monday, beating the top four candidates in Liverpool to win the prestigious individual football award.The Argentine, who won the league title with Barcelona but finished third in the Copa America with his country, added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 trophies.He beat Virgil van Dijk, runner-up, and third place Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, who won the award five times."Ten years ago I received the first Ballon d'Or under the guidance of my three brothers," Messi told the audience. "Today I'm receiving my sixth, guided by my wife and children."Sadio Mane of Senegal, who along with Van Dijk and his fellow candidates Alisson Becker of Brazil and Mohamed Salah of Egypt helped Liverpool win the Champions League, finished fourth in the international journalists' survey.Van Dijk said: “It was amazing.” There are a couple of players like Messi. I am proud of what I have achieved with Liverpool and the Netherlands. It will be difficult (to win the prize) when these players are close. "Messi, who was again rewarded with excellent professional reward, and Ronaldo, among them, won 10 consecutive Ballon d'Or awards until Croatia's Luka Modric prevailed in 2018.An incredible yearMegan Rapinoe won the women's Ballon d'Or after leading the United States to the fourth World Cup title in France this year, where she retained the title.The 34-year-old midfielder, the main player in the June-July tournament, succeeded Norway's Ada Hegerberg who did not take part in the World Cup.Rapinoe was not present at the concert at the Theater du Chatelet, where the show "An American in Paris" was presented."I'm so sad that I can't reach tonight. It's a great congratulation to the other candidates. I can't believe I won in this field, it was a wonderful year," Rapino said in a recorded message."I would like to thank my colleagues in the team and the United States Federation."Dutchman Matthijs de Light, the main player in the exciting Ajax Amsterdam semi-finals in the Champions League and now at Juventus, won the Copa Cup for the best male player at U-21.Alisson, one of Liverpool's four players in the top seven in the men's Ballon d'Or, won the new Yashin Cup for the best male goalkeeper of the year.However, there was no trophy for the best female player or goalkeeper U-21.Read More: FIFA Announces China As Expanded Club World Cup 2021 Host

Barcelona, Real Madrid fail to make Copa del Rey semis first time in decade

Barcelona, Real Madrid fail to make Copa del Rey semis first time in decade

  • Feb 07, 2020
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Copa del Rey has Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, Granada, and second-division club Mirandes as its four semi-finalists, after both Real Madrid and Barcelona failed to make it to the last four in a decade.The new edition of the Copa del Rey claimed the largest number of casualties on Thursday, and Real Madrid and Barcelona were eliminated in the last eight.Real Madrid lost 4-3 to Real Sociedad at home, before Barcelona scored a late goal to lose 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao on the most surprising night in a competition filled with surprises.Valencia also lost the defending champions on Tuesday and Villarreal were excluded on Wednesday. Sevilla and Atletico Madrid had already been sent off in previous rounds.The semifinals will only be played in two stages this season, giving smaller clubs more chances to beat larger teams.The last four surprises will also include Granada and the second division club Mirandes. This is the first time in ten years that neither Madrid nor Barcelona have reached the last four cup games, as at least one of the Spanish powers reached the final each year since the 2009-10 season when Seville won the title. Barcelona reached the final in the past six years in a row."This is the new Copa," said Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. "We are playing a game, away from home, and in one play you are eliminated."Real Sociedad finished a series of unbeaten matches in Madrid 21 by beating Santiago Bernabeu to reach the semi-finals for the first time in six years.Athletic beat Barcelona thanks to the winner of Inaki Williams three minutes after the end of the second half, adding to the difficulties faced by the club since coach Ernesto Valverde expelled him and replaced him with Kick Sitan.Barcelona has not yet been affected by the new coach, and the players and managers of the club have disagreed recently."I think we have taken a step forward. We are playing better than our opponent," Setien said. "Everything went well, except for the result."Barcelona dominated during the second half and was on the verge of breaking the deadlock with clear potentials for Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi. But it was Athletic who found the late winner when Williams threw a header in the far corner after the Ibai Gomez crossing.Athletic, the second most successful club in the cup with 23 championships, behind Barcelona, needed a penalty shootout to advance against second division clubs in the previous two rounds.Messi appeared in its seventy-fifth session in the Cup, in keeping with Joseph Samiter's record in Barcelona since 1932.Real Sociedad's victory stopped a series of eight wins in Madrid and gave the club its first defeat in all competitions since October.He also ended Madrid's hopes of winning the cup competition for the first time since 2014.Real Sociedad, semi-finals in 2014, will seek to win the third Copa del Rey Cup, the first since 1987."Our fans deserve a prize like this," said Real Sociedad coach Imanol Alguacil. "This victory means a lot, it comes in full Bernabeu, against a team like Real Madrid, with our team playing well." You can imagine how we feel now. "Visitors dominated most of the match, but Madrid was about to return after scoring goals in the second half."We did everything we had in the end, but it was too late," said Madrid defender Marcelo. "It is difficult to come back after receiving four goals at home. It is disappointing, but we still have other competitions."Madrid was partly dominant thanks to their strong defense, having only received 13 goals in 22 Spanish league matches.The young Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard, who played for Real Sociedad on loan from Madrid, did not celebrate after he opened the scoring in the 22nd minute of the match after being saved by Madrid goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.Young Swedish striker Alexander Issac joined the lead two minutes into the second half, a shot in the 54th and a shot in the top corner in the 56thIsaac, 20 years old, has scored in five consecutive games, already scored an offside goal after reviewing the video just a few minutes after the break.Marcelo approached Madrid with a low shot from inside the area in 59th, but Mikel Merino again increased the advantage for visitors at close range in 69th.Rodrygo scored second in Madrid in 81st, two minutes after Vinicius Jr.'s goal was canceled by the video review. The third came through ahead from Nacho Ramos three minutes after the time of detention.Real Sociedad defender, Andoni Gorosabel, was sent off before the final whistle.

Check out Lionel Messi’s Tattoos and their significance in his life

Check out Lionel Messi Tattoos and their significance in his life

  • Apr 15, 2020
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Lionel Messi: Superb  Looking TattoosLionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays as a forward and captains both the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is one of the best players in the world and known to be one of the greatest players of all time.The Barca captain has slowly got more tattoos inked over the years. He has several tattoos that he got inked for his family. It seems like tattoos mean to modern-day footballers what perms and mustaches meant to their 1980s counterparts.Although his rival Cristiano Ronaldo does not have any tattoos because he donates blood from time to time regularly. But the Barcelona and Argentina star has an amazing share of artwork all over his body. Over the years, his collection of tattoos has grown. Messi got the inspiration from his teammate Dani Alves. Dani is known for his full-body tattoos. But, Messi was afraid of the pain so he asked his wife to get a tattoo first, and then he got his first one. He did not stop after that. All of Messi's tattoos have a significance for him. We are here to discuss Lionel Messi’s tattoos and the meaning behind getting them inked.1. His Mother’s Portrait Messi has got his Mother’s Portrait as a tattoo on the left of his back. This was the first tattoo he got, the portrait of his mother, Celia. Messi is very close to his mother and she is his lucky charm for helping him to achieve his dreams every step of the way. He is a family person whose first priority is his family. To express his love for his mother, he got the portrait of his mother tattooed on his back. Messi's mother, Celia and his brother Matias manage the charitable trust, ‘Leo Messi Foundation’ founded in the year 2007 to help those children in at-risk situations.2. The HandPrintsMessi got a ‘HandPrints’ Tattoo on the left calf muscle. When he became a father for the first time on 2nd November 2012, he got the handprints of his baby ‘Thiago’ inked on his leg. He used to miss his training just to be with Antonella, his wife at the time of their son's birth. Messi had announced the birth of his baby boy on his Facebook page, "I am the happiest man in the world today, my son is born and thanks to God for this gift! Thanks to my family for all the love and support! A hug to everyone.”3.The ‘Thiago’ TattooMessi got the name of his firstborn, ‘Thiago’ Tattooed on his left calf muscle showing his love and affection for his newborn son. He was really happy and initially got his son's handprints of his son tattooed within a heart shading tattoo. 4.The ‘Football’ TattooMessi got a ‘Football’ tattooed on his left leg. He was passionate about football from an early age. Messi used to play all the time with his brothers. Today, he is the best football player in the world has achieved all of this because of his dedication to the sport. He got the football tattoed on his leg to express his love and passion for football.5.The ‘Jesus’ TattooMessi got the tattoo of ‘Jesus’ on his right arm. He got the tattoo of Jesus’s face with a crown of thrones on his arm. This shows his religious beliefs and how he pays homage to it too.6.The ‘Lotus’ TattooMessi got the tattoo of a ‘Lotus’ on his right arm. Messi comes from a small city of Argentina, Rosaria. He is a perfect example of a person who started with nothing and became super successful in life. The Lotus tattoo on his right arm explains the same. This tattoo is a part of his full sleeve tattoo and signifies that talent can grow from anywhere. It has a spiritual meaning as well. The lotus symbolizes rebirth, new beginnings, purity, and enlightenment.7.The ‘Rose Window’ TattooMessi even got a ‘Rose Window’ Tattoo on his right elbow. The ‘rose window’ is a prominent tattoo of his sleeve tattoo. It has been inspired by the Sagrada Familia church located in Barcelona.8.‘King Crown’ TattooMessi got the ‘King Crown’ Tattoo on his right arm. He got this tattoo inked for his beautiful wife Antonella Roccuzzo who has a similar kind of tattoo on her right arm. His wife Antonella Roccuzzo has got the ‘queen crown’ tattoo on her right arm.9.The ‘Antonella Eye’ TattooMessi got the tattoo of his Wife Antonella’s eye inked on his right arm. He had known her since he was 5 years old and they started dating in the year 2008. The couple was blessed with their first son Thiago in the year 2012. Their second son, Mateo was born in the year 2015. Messi and Antonella got married in the year 2017 and their third son was born in the year 2018.10.The ‘Giant Clock’Messi got the tattoo of a ‘Giant Clock’ inked on his right forearm. Other than this giant clock that runs across his entire right forearm, he even got timepiece cogs. This signifies that time is the most valuable thing in a person's lifetime.11.The ‘Timepiece Cogs’ TattooMessi got the  ‘Timepiece Cogs’ Tattoo on his right forearm. These tattoos are known to be a reminder of the passing time. It is a  reflection of wanting to live in the present moment instead of looking in the past or worrying about the future.12.‘Rosary’ TattooMessi got a ‘Rosary’ Tattoo on his right forearm. The football superstar got a rosary tattoo that makes the outline of his hometown, Rosario. Roberto Loper, Messi’s tattoo artist said that at first, they intended to create a rosary that depicts the stories of Messi's life through images. He also got the maps of South America and Europe tattooed and to cover the entire area, and give it a unique look, orange coloured flowers were also inked. Roberto said,13.The ‘Map of South America and Europe’Messi even got the tattoo of the ‘Map of South America and Europe’ inked on his right arm, but we do not know the exact location of this tattoo and there is not a piece of clear cut information available about this tattoo.14.The tattoo of No. '10'Messi has got a tattoo of No. 10 inked on his left leg. Messi's jersey number for both ‘FC Barcelona’ and ‘Argentina National Football’ team is the number 10.  Earlier, his entire sleeve of a dagger with wings and roses pattern which he later got covered. And now he just has the handprints, number 10, and the football tattoos on his left leg.15.The tattoo of the ‘Dagger with Wings’Messi got the tattoo of the ‘Dagger with Wings’ inked on his left leg. Some while ago, he used to have the dagger with wings tattoo covered with a rose pattern surrounding it. For this tattoo, the footballer was trolled several times on the social media because of which he got the tattoos covered on his left leg. Now, he only has the name of his song along with his handprints, the number 10, and the football tattoo on his left leg.16.The ‘Birthdates’ TattooMessi has got the ‘Birthdates’ Tattoo on both his legs. On his left leg, inside the heart-shaped handprints tattoo of his firstborn son Thiago, he got the birthdates of his three sons and his wife Antonella inked. The birthdate of Thiago is 2nd November 2012, Mateo was born on 11th September 2015, Ciro was born on 10th March 2018, and his wife Anonella’s birthdate is 26th February 1988. Other than the birthdates, Messi got the names of his sons and his wife Antonella inked on the same leg.Read More: Lionel Messi claims record sixth Ballon d'Or, Rapinoe wins women's award

Bossaball: An exciting blend of volleyball, football, and gymnastics

Bossaball: An exciting blend of volleyball, football, and gymnastics

  • May 04, 2020
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What is Bossaball?Bossaball is a uniquely acrobatic and energetic game, an exciting mix of sport, music and lots of fun. Incorporating elements of volleyball, football, and gymnastics, bossaball is played on a specially designed inflatable platform integrated with a trampoline in the middle. Although bossaball can be played without music, the Busa Nova tone (hence the name " Bossaball"), which generally defines the game frequency, is an important feature of the sport. During large-scale events, the bossaball game is usually supervised by "Samba Referee" who simultaneously assumes the role of master of the party and DJ of the event.Bossaball, an exciting sport like no other, has been shown alongside major events that include not only sports but also music, beach, and city festivals. Often times, the audience is surprised by the players who offer fierce services, punches, and nails with a lot of taste and style. At the same time, accompanying music creates a festive atmosphere in which viewers enthusiastically participate in the celebration.Bossaball HistoryBossaball is a relatively new sport invented by Filip Eyckmans , originally from Belgium. The sport was officially launched in the world in 2004 and has since been introduced in many countries in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Bossaball was launched in countries such as Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and Brazil. Netherlands is the only country to have a major league in the league.Bossaball was introduced to Singapore in late 2007 by Muhammad Saifuddin, founder of Bossaball Singapore. In 2009, Singapore sent a team to participate in the Bossaball World Cup in Turkey. Other countries that have participated are Brazil, Belgium, Netherlands, and Kuwait. Singapore is one of the first countries to actively promote Bossaball in society and sport is now included in physical education lessons in some schools.Rules (how to play)Similar to volleyball, the goal in Bossaball is to place the ball on the opponent's side of the field. This relatively new sport is basically a volleyball game filled with gymnastics and soccer techniques. However, there are differences that players should be familiar with. According to Bossaball Singapore, here are the official Bossaball championship rules:There are two opposing teams consisting of 4 to 6 players in each group.Only one person is allowed in the trampoline section on every aspect of the court (for security reasons) Each team is allowed up to 5 touches (in one game) before sending the ball to their opponents.Players can use any part of their body, for example. For example hands, head, or feet - to touch the ball. Players can only touch the ball once with their hands. However, a second consecutive touch by the same player is allowed as long as the players use other parts of their bodies (such as their legs or head) to hit the ball. These touches are commonly known as "soccer touch". A "soccer touch" is necessary on a course of 3 touches or more. When the attack shot occurs in the inflatable areas of the opponent's court, a point or 3 points is awarded to the scoring team if the scoring touch is performed using the hand or other parts of the body, respectively. When the attack shot falls on the trampoline section of the opponent's court, the scoring team is awarded 3 or 5 points if the scoring touch is made using the hand or other parts of the body, respectively.The play comes and goes until the team drops the ball onto the opponent's team. The first team to score 25 points wins.How to get startedThe selected sport that draws influences from various Bossaball sources requires physical exertion but it is very exciting and fun. Clinics and workshops are organized from time to time. If you are interested in getting started with Bossaball, you can make an appointment to visit "Play! Bossaball @ Club Yuying" (47 Hougang Ave 1) any time from 9 AM until 9 PM on weekendsRead More: Bossaball Rules: How To Play Bossaball | Players and Equipment

Series A gets green light for June 20 restart

Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

  • May 29, 2020
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Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League, and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday that the Serie A club has received approval to resume on June 20 after the new corona strike.He added that there was a possibility that the resumption of the season, which was suspended on March 9, would precede the Italian Cup matches a week ago. Series B coach said that Layer 2 also hopes to restart on June 20."Italy has started again and it is true that football can continue as well," Spadafora told reporters after a conference call with the Italian Football Federation.Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.The French League ended last season in Paris St-Germain, who holds the French first division title with 10 games remaining.Spadafora said the Italian government has agreed to the health and safety measures proposed by FIGC in addition to a backup plan in case the league stops again. "In light of this, we can say that the tournament can start again on June 20," he said.The decision ended with two winding months of negotiations during which emotions rushed with Spadafora in one stage complaining about the millionaire wages paid to players and says that first-class clubs live in a bubble."An exceptional period full of obstacles and pressures has passed, with steadiness, determination and spirit of service," said Paolo Dal Pino, President of the Serie A."For the Italian league, the future must mean a return to being the most beautiful championship in the world."Article Source: https://indianexpress.comRead More: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at Matches

Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in July

Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in July

  • Jun 02, 2020
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The revised Italian Serie A calendar is expected to be announced Monday night There are 124 games remaining, to be played in 43 days, starting June 20.Italian soccer is considering allowing fans to enter stadiums next month.The Italian Federation issued a 40-page document on Monday outlining strict new rules for the resumption of Series A on June 20.The document specifies that teams must enter and leave the stadium at different times and limit the number of people on stadiums to 300, including players, staff,and journalists.However, Italian media have reported that the Football Association may discuss in its next meeting a very small number of fans who are allowed to attend."It is something that I really want with all my heart," said union president Gabriele Gravina. "It cannot be thought that in a stadium that can accommodate 60,000 spectators, there is no room for a small percentage of fans with the necessary precautions."The revised Italian league schedule is expected to be announced Monday evening. It was decided last week to resume the four-game deferred games when Italian sports were closed in March due to the Coronavirus.There are 124 games in Serie A, which will take place in 43 days. Most of it will be held at night, the first of which will start at 5:15 pm due to the heat in the country, especially in July and August.Juventus, bidding on the ninth consecutive record for the title, has a point ahead of Lazio. Inter Milan are third, nine points behind the leader, with a postponed match.The Italian Cup will be finished a week before the Serie A resumes. The first stages of the semi-finals have already been played: Milan tied Juventus 1-1 and Napoli beat Inter Milan 1-0.A strict medical protocol that includes a controversial and potentially problematic regulation was developed that if a person were in a club, player or team positive test of COVID-19, the entire group should go to a 14-day training camp.The federation hopes to shorten this if the number of new cases in Italy continues to decline."Football has never asked for shortcuts," said Gravina. There are clear rules that allow you to continue the activity, isolate an athlete or employee, and continue the training."We hope the reassessment will take place soon, a week before the tournaments start. We will send a new offer, hoping to find room in the grammar review, which today creates anxiety and anxiety in our sport."Article Source: https://indianexpress.com/Read More: Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

  • Jun 03, 2020
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MADRID: The Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday that the Spanish Health Ministry is considering whether to allow fans to return to soccer fields when the season resumes later in June after a three-month pause due to the new Coronavirus pandemic. Health Emergency Coordinator, Fernando Simon said on Tuesday.Simon explained that the areas that have gone through the third phase of the de-escalation process could be allowed to hold matches with spectators, but added that it could be prevented from doing so for sporting fairness.The top flight will start again on June 11, with the Segunda Division resuming  a day later, and the LEGA organizer said that all matches should be played without follow-up to avoid a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.Read More: Premier League to restart on June 17But second-tie Las Palmas began a discussion about the return of the fans after their boss, Miguel Angel Ramirez, said he hoped fans could attend his first match against Girona.Simon said the issue was discussed on Tuesday in an online meeting between Health Minister Salvador Illa and Sports Minister Irene Lozano and four La Liga players, including Gerard Pique from Barcelona and Coke from Atletico Madrid.He added that the players and the sports department do not want supporters at the matches until each club is allowed to take them back."The Sports Department agreed with this matter with the players," said Simon. "This decision was not made by the Ministry of Health because it is not something we take into account when assessing the risks.""We did not give a firm answer as it is clear that we are not yet in a position to do so, but it is true that the Minister of Health has promised to assess the risks. If the region is in the third stage (the fans who attend the matches) they will." It is evaluated. "Spain, one of the countries most affected by the virus in Europe, imposed a strict lockdown in March but eased restrictions according to the progress made in each region.Most of the provinces are expected to move to the third stage starting June 8, with the exception of the Madrid region, Barcelona province, and some of Castille Leon provinces.La Liga president  Javier Tebas said the organization plans to return the fans to the stadiums in the next season, which will start on September 12, as long as they receive the green light from the health authorities.Read More: Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in JulyArticle Source: newsbrig.com

LaLiga Virtual Stand | LaLiga will use "virtual stand" and fans sound for broadcasting

  • Jun 08, 2020
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LaLiga Virtual Stand: Madrid, June 8 (IANS), LaLiga has announced that they will use virtualization of stands simulation for television broadcasts alongside the fan voices of FIFA video game in the remaining eleven days of the 2019/20 season.The season will return to work on June 11 with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis and there will be matches for the next seven days after a break of more than two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.Spain's national broadcasters will offer their viewers the "natural" broadcast option for games that are played behind closed doors without fans, but the international audience will only receive enhanced streams with additional audio and graphics.The stands will be virtual and will always provide you with a wide picture of seating enthusiasts in the local club colors. To develop this digital experience, LaLiga teamed up with the Norwegian company VIZRT, which also works with other European leagues.In the moments when the game stops, this fan image can be transformed into a canvas that matches the color of the local team and will carry institutional messages among other things.LaLiga said in a statement that the virtual voice was obtained through cooperation with EA SPORTS FIFA in a project called SOund of the Stands.Through this, the official audio library of LaLiga EA Sponsor, which was recorded in real stadiums, was used and digitally adapted so that it could be implemented in real-time during the match. It will adapt to the flow of the game because when certain situations occur, such as a goal or a foul, creating what is known as atmospheric sound. ""We have made these broadcasting changes so fans can enjoy the LaLiga," said league president Javier Tebas. "We are working with global partners to provide a great experience to the viewers. We are in an exceptional situation, but it was important for us to be able to adapt and provide attractive and direct broadcasts to our fans."Barcelona led the LaLiga race, after collecting 58 points in 27 games. Clasico competitors Real Madrid occupy second place with 56 points, while Sevilla complete the top 3 with 47 points.The league (LaLiga) is following in the footsteps of the Bundesliga, which has become the first European league to resume its season. Meanwhile, the Premier League has also announced June 17 a date for return.Img source: LaLiga, goalArticle source: IANSAlso Read: Premier League allows 5 substitutes when season restarts

Premier League

How will Big Six benefit from the new replacement rule?

  • Jun 09, 2020
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The rule change is uneven because 'Big Six' - Liverpool, City, Chelsea, United, Arsenal, and Spurs - have high-quality bench power and can carry peer-to-peer alternatives.IFAB approved the FIFA proposal last month.As the Premier League prepares to restart on June 17, the authorities allowed five substitutions per match, instead of three, in the remaining nine rounds. However, there is a school of thought that changes will work for the great.Is the change in the mid-competition rule legal?Completely legal. Last month, the (IFAB) International Football Association Board approved the FIFA proposal and allowed for a temporary change to the remaining matches of the 2019-20 season. "IFAB agreed to make a temporary amendment to the laws of the game on the basis of a proposal received from FIFA seeking to protect the welfare of players," said the FIFA. Teams will have three chances to make these five replacements and will also be allowed to have nine players on the bench instead of seven. Some Bundesliga clubs used five substitutes after restarting.Why did FIFA suggest the change?FIFA has suggested this keeping in mind managing the player's workload during football after COVID-19. The three-month layoff period affects players' fitness. In addition, a tight schedule increases the risk of infection and there is a risk of excluding players if they become infected with the coronavirus. "The concern in this regard is that the frequency of matches is higher than normal, which may increase the risk of potential injury due to the player's overload," FIFA said in a statement.In the context of the Premier League, why is change so uneven?Simply because "Big Six" - Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur - have high classic bench strength and can withstand similar substitutes. Minor clubs, in terms of money, have no extra wealth. As reported by Telegraph Sport, Wolverhampton Wanderers only used 20 players in this period. Wolves are sixth on the table with 43 points and the change appears to be giving a clear advantage to their four main rivals such as United, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Spurs. Leicester City, currently third with 53 points, has used 21 players so far. United, on the other hand, used 25 in the Premier League, while Chelsea used 24.Has any club opposed change?Yes, Aston Villa, Bournemouth and West Ham United have reportedly voted against change. They are all caught in downhill scrap. For example, on July 1, West Ham is scheduled to play against Chelsea. Now, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has the option of resorting to players such as Antonio Rudiger, Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi, or Olivier Giroud if he wants to spin his players. On the other hand, Hammers manager David Moyes may have to resort to someone like Ben Johnson who has not yet played a minute in the Premier League this season.How did the change work in Bundesliga?The German Bundesliga has benefited from this in terms of workload management and intensity maintenance. "You can see in the first games that after 60 or 70 minutes, the players were really tired because there were no preparations or friendly matches." It was a really good thing. "We have avoided injuries," Simon Rolfs, sports director of Bayer Leverkusen, was quoted by the Telegraph Sport newspaper as saying.article source: indianexpressimg source: usa today postAlso Read: Premier League allows 5 substitutes when season restarts

NFL preseason

NFL Preseason: NFL discusses shortening preseason, according to report

  • Jun 11, 2020
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The NFL (National Football League) could reduce the preseason from four games to two this year.This year NFL preseason will be reduced from four games once the new collective bargaining agreement is concluded, but the Association of Players and league are in talks to shorten the NFL preseason matches a year earlier, for the upcoming 2020 preseason. From the NFL network's Tom Pelissero, several team executives have been told that they could play two preseason games instead of the four set for this year.The shorter NFL preseason will allow for a longer "acceleration" period for the teams, even if the players show up for their training camps a week or two before the usual date. With an additional two weeks to develop game day protocols and testing amid the coronavirus, the league will benefit from a reduced preseason.CBS Sports' Jonathan Jones reported earlier this week that the Hall of Fame Game was still scheduled for August 6 in the presence of fans. 20,000 tickets were sold for the game. Of course, if the league is shortened in the preseason, they might push the match Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony back a few weeks.The NFL preseason will be shortened in 2021 as a result of the league adding the seventeenth match to the regular season. Teams will play three games in the preseason instead of four, and the fourth week will be a bye. The league could catch a glimpse of a shorter NFL preseason in 2020 if both sides agree to cut games.The league created new training camp protocols as soon as players return to team facilities in mid-July. The National Football League is not planning to start its regular season on time, but whether fans attend the second weekend in September is still in the air.Fans will discover whether the NFL preseason is a success, whether shortened or not.img source: essentiallysportsAlso Read: LaLiga Virtual Stand | LaLiga will use "virtual stand" and fans sound for broadcasting

Jaishawn Barham Offer

FSU Football News: Jaishawn Barham offered by Florida State

  • Jun 15, 2020
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FSU Football News: FSU football coaches continue to work hard to rate players in the 2022 recruitment cycle. Their latest offer from Maryland is in great shape.FSU football has gained a lot of ground on the 2022 Recruitment Council, with the training team offering over 170 recruits so far making it big in FSU football news.It is one positive because of the epidemic that has closed recruitment visits, as it gives coaches time to evaluate more tapes as they begin to form the necessary relationships with aspiring players.Their latest offer goes on the ball's defensive side to four-star Jaishawn Barham from Hyattville, Maryland."I am blessed to receive an offer from Florida State University," said Jaishawn Barham on twitter.ThoughtsHe is registered with 6'3 ″ and 230 lbs and is considered the 40th nationally and the No. 3 outside linebacker and the No. 2 player in Maryland according to 247 Sports.Barham does not have a composite rating at this time but has 19 offers from FSU, Florida, Arizona State, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others. This is the most popular thing in FSU football news.He has offers from almost every senior officer, especially the big shows that enlist the Maryland area apart from Alabama. Maybe this offer will come sometime.Barham has a good physique and is physically ready to play college football. The crazy thing is that I wouldn't be surprised if he'd grown defensively because he has stil left with two more years of high school.He's meet FSU's soccer need, whether he stays back or becomes a defensive end, so this is a good deal. There are no 247 predictions for Crystal Ball for him right now, and Penn State is the only school he has visited at this time.Noles offer comes a little late considering that some of these schools offered him in January 2019. However, they do have time to make an impression, and as with everything about employment, we will have to see if they can get him on campus.img source: tomahawknationarticle source: chopchatAlso Read: NFL Preseason: NFL discusses shortening preseason, according to report

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NFL Preseason Games: What to expect if the NFL has a two-match preseason in 2020

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NFL Preseason Games: The National Football League faces the potential of two games this year, a radical departure from the four-season schedule they are used to.Last week, Tom Pelissero reported that NFL and NFL players are discussing the shortening of the 2020 season. A halving of the season will allow for a longer acceleration period, giving players time to prepare physically to participate in a training camp and games coming from an unusually reduced period because of the epidemic of COVID-19.Two-game preseason raises questions like: How many teams should you start in the first place? Should player Joe Burrow take some preseason snapshots? How about Tom Brady, who will be 43 in August? How do teams like Chicago hold a quarter-finals contest?This is where the NFL (National Football League) preseason games can learn a lot from the Canadian Football League, which has played a two-game season for years. I recently spoke to two former NFL coaches who also have extensive CFL experience on how NFL teams deal with this change, provided the League and NFLPA come to an agreement. Here is what I collected:Pre-season will favor the experienced teams. With the massive elimination of pre-season game events, call cards can be limited early in an attempt to avoid mysterious skilled players and new players in low-exposure plans. Organizations with new players in skill positions, especially midfielders, are more likely to focus on playing run games and screens early in the regular season, allowing the game to evolve over time, while teams with strong continuity starting in 2019, They would be better off to post their full game plans earlier.How might practices be? Practices are likely to involve more situational strategies, stealing time for individual and basic periods. Expect less live climbs, with more rounds during 11 to 11 sessions and more mock drill exercises.How will teams deal with playing time in the season? One of the sources said that their starters didn't play in the CFL season, except for the offensive streak, which was getting used to playing together. Maintaining the health of your best players in the opening game of this season was more important than getting them to take a few replays. It is not unlikely that a seasoned midfielder will play in the one-quarter of the game in CFL preseason, but it is doubtful how much really helps. For junior midfielders such as Bengals' Burrow, if they know enough about the system, they can play to cope with the speed of the NFL preseason games.Mid-fielders development and competitions. There is limited time to evaluate backups, which you see most of the time played in the NFL preseason games. Removing two valuable action matches on the field may harm teams with small QBs. Look at Dwayne Haskins in Washington. He had eight quarters of NFL pre-season action last year to learn as a beginner before finally taking up the initial job in the middle of the regular season. Imagine how hard things Haskins would have faced had he played in just four quarters in the NFL preseason games, giving him less time to develop before being pushed into action in the regular season. Or consider Aaron Rodgers, who had three years of four NFL preseason games to prepare before replacing Brett Favre as Green Bay's QB1. He was well trained and had time to develop.Quarterback competitions will be determined by what coaches see in practice and in NFL pre-season games. This will not change. The most important QBs are likely to divide playing time in both games NFL preseason games, as each QB gets the same starting. Beyond that, what will ultimately help determine who gets the starting job will be more competitive situations (including in full scrimmages and simulated games) that will be recorded in practice.Also Read: NFL Preseason: NFL discusses shortening preseason, according to report

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FSU Football News: Tayon Holloway offered by Florida State

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1 min read’Noles staying active on the trail.FSU Football News: Tayon Holloway is a 5'11 long back corner weighing 170 lbs from Virginia Beach, Virginia.Attending 2022 class prospects at Green Run High School and has 90 (4 stars) rating from 247 Sports. They consider him the 182nd best player in America (22nd best CB player and 9th Virginia best player).Also Read: FSU Football News: Jaishawn Barham offered by Florida StateHolloway got offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Olly Mess, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and others.On Tuesday afternoon, Florida State University offered him making it big in FSU Football News:Blessed to receive an offer from Florida State University. @FSUFootball @Coach_MWoodson #DBU pic.twitter.com/WLCptz0BFv— Tayon Holloway (Tay) (@TayonHolloway) June 23, 2020

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Liverpool wins the Premier League to end 30 years of wait

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Liverpool crowned the Premier League champion after Manchester City lost their match against Chelsea.Liverpool crowned the Premier League champions without kicking the ball on Thursday when Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Manchester City ended their 30-year wait to win the English title. Jurgen Klopp's men concluded the 19th league title in the club with seven games to play after second place city's defeat leaving them with 23 points. Liverpool moved into two points from the title with Crystal Palace 4-0 demolished in Anfield on Wednesday.Their twenty-eighth victory in 31 league games this season led Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah to the announcement "It is our time to win the league" and 24 hours later his wish was granted.Liverpool got the benefit they wanted from Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Willian's 78th-minute penalty, awarded by Fernandinho's handball, ended the city's reign which was for two years as champions after Kevin de Bruyne canceled the first match of Christian Polisic.Liverpool won the title before any other Premier League champion, breaking the previous record of five games left by City and Manchester United.It was a painful wait for Liverpool fans around the world, as the coronavirus gap forced them to put the champion on ice after the Premier League suspension in March with the Club team winning two titles.The delay of three months was the last hurdle on the road to Liverpool's long journey to the summit of English football.Liverpool spent years with rivals Manchester United during the Alex Ferguson era before falling behind due to the massive spending from Manchester City and Chelsea.Then, managed by Brendan Rodgers, they missed a notorious golden opportunity to win the title in 2014 when Reds captain Stephen Gerrard made a costly slip in losing the late-season against Chelsea.But the Klopp's team deserved the heroes after an amazing campaign that could end in record style.Klopp's men can break the record for the highest winning margin, which City scored when they finished 19 clear points at the top in the same season.They are also within walking distance of most Premier League wins: 32 by city in 2017/18 and 2018/19.We can play wellKlopp, the first German coach to win the Premier League, has been the architect of the Liverpool Renaissance since the former Borussia Dortmund head arrived at Anfield in 2015.Influenced by his players' belief in "heavy metal" soccer and his "fast-paced" plan, the magical Klopp took its place alongside Liverpool's iconic managers Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, and Kenny Dalglish.When Dalglish brought Liverpool to the title in 1990, the award Shankly once described as "bread and butter" for the club.After years of poor performance, Klopp returned in his unique style and brought trophies to Liverpool.They won the Champions League last season when they beat Tottenham in the final, 12 months after losing to Real Madrid in the same stage of the competition.It was fitting for Liverpool to save one of its most striking offers for the week in which it won the title.After the palace was destroyed, Klopp said: "Imagine if the stadium were full and people would have experienced it live. It would have been amazing."Article source: ndtvAlso Read: FSU Football News: Tayon Holloway offered by Florida State

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Iowa athletic department reduces budget by $15 million because of Covid - 19

  • Jul 08, 2020
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Iowa Football: The Iowa Athletics Department announced on Tuesday budget cuts of about $ 15 million for the next fiscal year as a result of a coronavirus, and many Hawkeyes coaches and senior managers will take voluntary future pay cuts in a year.In a press release, Iowa officials said that the Athletics Department budget for the previous fiscal year was $ 124.8 million and the projected budget for the period 2020-21 was $ 127.5 million. It decreased to $ 112.5 million after it was cut to $ 13 million in operating expenses and about $ 2 million in compensation.Gary Barta, Iowa's director of sports, said that women's basketball coaches Lisa Bluder, American football coach Kirk Ferentz, men's basketball coach Fran McCaffrey and wrestling coach Tom Brands voluntarily agreed to cut the 15%  of the basic salary for one year.Barta will cut his total compensation by more than 30%, and AD Barbara Burke has agreed to cut wage by 25%."None of this is easy for our coaches and staff," Barta said in a statement. "I appreciate your continued understanding in these unstable times. We have been dealing with the epidemic in such a financial situation that requires difficult decisions. It is our responsibility to maintain a financially responsible process while providing the highest level of service to our student athletes."Iowa officials said compensation cuts would be implemented throughout the athletic division on a sliding scale based on annual salary.“I’m concerned about our employees and realize that lowering wages will have a major impact on many families across the department. I want to thank all of our employees for their support and understanding because we worked during this process,” said Barta. "We are trying to balance the necessary financial cuts by spreading the sacrifice carefully."Barta said the announced budget and cuts were based on assumptions that upcoming football and basketball seasons would be played in the presence of the fans. If not, the Hawkeyes may have to make more significant cuts."These are tough times with a lot of uncertainty," said Berta.Article source: espnAlso Read: FSU Football News: Tayon Holloway offered by Florida State

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NFL Preseason: The NFLPA tells players that there will be no Preseason matches in 2020

  • Jul 23, 2020
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NFL's Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero, and NFL Network informer Ian Rapoport reported that the NFL Players Association told its players on Tuesday that there will be no games Preseason games in 2020.The union leadership shared this information with its players during a group call one day after the league proposed a list for one match for the federation, then followed it later in the day with a narrow bid that included no pre-season matches. NFL and NFLPA were previously divided on the list of pre-season, and the league maintained the desire to play half of the typical four-season schedule before agreeing this week.The NFL also told its members that it still pays longer for players to physically adapt to the requirements of a professional soccer field, and lists are expected to be 80 players per team. The National Football Association is still signing a list of 80 men for a training camp, according to Pelissero, and although there is debate about giving teams an option to split the list (i.e. 80 workers and 10 pending), the association has told players that it wants all teams to follow a rule.The federation said it has a general agreement with the league on high-risk prospects and the possibility of withdrawal, and another general agreement on compensation in matches lost due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. The main economy still needs to be divided between the two sides, and details of general agreements must also be finalized, but the two sides have agreed on the concept.Players flocked to social media over the weekend to publicly press the NFL to take their desires seriously in health and safety protocol discussions, which included the desire to complete August without any preseason games. While ensuring this appears to be almost guaranteed, both sides can move on to the next set of issues as they aim to lay the groundwork for operations at this unprecedented time.Also Read: NFL Preseason: Texas DE J.J. Watt "on the fence" about eradicating the NFL's preseason forever

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Time to move forward: Willian confirms departure from Chelsea after seven years

  • Aug 23, 2020
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Willian joined Chelsea from Angie Makhachkala in 2013 and has played more than 300 games for the club, winning two Premier League titles. The 32-year-old is linked to a move to Arsenal in town.Brazilian midfielder Willian has confirmed he will leave Chelsea after seven "wonderful" years at Stamford Bridge.The 32-year-old, linked with a move to Arsenal across town, posted a farewell message to the club's fans on Twitter.It is time to move forward. I would definitely miss my team-mates, ”he said.“ I go with my head held high, making sure that I won titles here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt. ”Willian, who started his football career with Corinthians in Sao Paulo, joined Chelsea from Angie Makhachkala in 2013 and has played more than 300 matches for the club and won two Premier League titles.His contract expired this summer and he failed to reach a long-term deal with the club.He said, "In August 2013, when I received an offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I should be playing.""Today I'm sure it was the better decision. There were a lot of happy moments, some sad moments, and there were titles and they were always intense."Spanish midfielder Pedro also announced that he would leave the club on Sunday after five years.Also Read: Barcelona players rebel against Lionel Messi before Napoli Clash? Claiming reports in Spanish

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Barcelona sack coach Quique Setien after UEFA Champions League exit

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Barcelona decided to split from coach Quique Setien after ending the 2019/20 season without titles. Barcelona announced the sacking of its coach, Quique Setien, on Monday, three days after losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.Setien, 61, was named in January after the two-time league winners Ernesto Valverde were sent off despite his team leading the La Liga standings on goal difference.Under his leadership, Barcelona finished the 2019/20 La Liga season in second place, five points behind champions Real Madrid. They also lost to Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.Barcelona ended their season without a title on Friday after being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League, thanks to a disgraceful 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich."This is the first decision within a broader restructuring of the first team to be agreed upon between the current technical secretary and the new manager, which will be announced in the coming days," the club's statement said.According to The Guardian, current Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman will be appointed as the manager at the Camp Nou next week.The statement, released more than nine hours after President Josep Maria Bartomeu and the directors kicked off the board meeting, also said that the club's hierarchy had decided not to call for an impending election in the wake of the Bayern Munich defeat."The directive understands that an immediate call for elections is not possible, given that the league season will start at the end of the week on September 12, 2020, and the situation resulting from the COVID-19 crisis is economic and social," he added.Accordingly, the club will continue to implement the plan to reverse the sporting and economic situation, based on profound changes in the first team, in addition to resetting the budget to confront the new situation caused by COVID-19, before the end of the current term.As in the case of Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna, Barcelona presidents are elected by the club's members.Bartomeu won the last elections, which were held in 2015, but was barred from running in the next round of elections because he had already served two consecutive terms, having been named president in 2014 after Sandro Roussel resigned.Victor Font is the favorite in the election, while former President Joan Laporta has announced his intention to run.Also Read: Time to move forward: Willian confirms departure from Chelsea after seven years

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Brazil beats Uruguay 2-0 to stay top of qualifying group

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First-half goals from Arthur and Richarlison gave Brazil a 2--0 victory in Uruguay on Tuesday and maintained their 100% record in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.Brazil has missed a large number of players due to the Coronavirus and injuries, including incantation striker Neymar, but he was too strong for his opponent who had not defeated him since 2001.Arthur opened the scoring in the 34th minute when his shot hit from outside the box cruelly against Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana and then Richarlison scored from a short corner kick seconds before halftime.Uruguay is unluckyLuis Suarez missed after testing positive for COVID-19, Uruguay hit the wood twice in the first half, but his unfortunate night was confirmed when the assistant video referee convinced the referees to fire Edinson Cavani for inappropriate interference. Over Richarlison in the 71st minute.Uruguay continued to fight, and Martin Caceres saw his close shot hit the net a quarter of an hour before the match was over, before the Chilean referee canceled it.The win in Montevideo was Brazil's fourth successive victory in the qualifying round and ensures they are the only team in the South American group of 10 teams to win all of their first matches.Qualifiers will resume again in March 2021.The top four teams in the group automatically qualify for the 2022 Qatar Championship, and the fifth-placed team enters the tiebreak between the regions.Venezuela defeats ChileIn Caracas, Venezuela scored their first points thanks to the late winner Salomon Rondon against Chile.Guillermo Maripán put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute and although Arturo Vidal scored his third goal in two games moments later, Rondon's goal in the 81st minute gave Venezuela a much-needed win.Also Read: ISL ( Indian Super League ) 20-21 Updates

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ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Bagan prediction, preview, team news and more

  • Nov 19, 2020
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The 2020-21 Indian Premier League (ISL) season kicks off at GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa, Friday evening with the Kerala Blasters face off against ATK Mohun Bagan.For the "guest" team in this first match, this is the beginning of a new chapter, as the offseason saw the merger of the English international champion ATK, defending the English Premier League champions ATK, and defending first league champion Mohun Bagan.In this unparalleled season, to be played behind closed doors in Goa, the ISL has been raised by the engravings of two giants from Kolkata. Mohun Bagan merged with ATK, while East Bengal was purchased by Shree Cement and relocated to ISL.This match also has an interesting angle, on Kerala Blasters coach Kibo Vicuna. Last season, Spaniard led Mohun Pagan to win his first I-League title in five years, with a thrilling streak in which he lost just one game.On the other hand, Sandesh Jhingan, who signed with ATK Mohun Bagan in his off-season, is facing a team that he played for in ISL for five years. Kerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Pagan head to head onThis is the first match for ATK Mohun Bagan in its current form and it has been said that previous ATK FC records will not be carried over to this club.With the core of ATK Mohun Bagan being the same as ATK last year, it will be important to note that they lost their two league matches to Kerala Blasters last season.On opening day in Kochi, Bartholomew Ojpichi a double gave the Kerala Blasters a 2--1 victory as they won 1-0 at Salt Lake Stadium thanks to a goal from Halicharan Narzari. Kerala Blasters Team vs ATK Mohun Bagan NewsKerala Blasters is expected to rest four players throughout the season, with Nishu Kumar taking on a new role as right back. Giselle Carneiro has been named one of the team leaders, so he is sure to start as a left-back.Costa Namueno Baccari will accompany Connie in defense and is expected to protect the four Vicente Gómez at the back, in his role in defensive midfield.The connection between players such as Sahl Abdul Samad, Facundo Pereira, and Gary Hopper will be key to the Kerala Blasters season, and they will look forward to starting this game right away.For ATK Mohun Bagan, Antonio Lopez Habas is expected to maintain the order he played last year, with most of the same staff members from the title-winning ATK team.Terry and Sandesh Jingan will make up three at the bottom alongside Pritam Kotal, with Subhashish Bose and Prabber Das providing a view of the wings.The strike partnership between David Williams and Roy Krishna caused fear in the other teams last season, and those two teams will be keen to continue this year. Predicted XI Kerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Bagan Kerala Blasters expected an 11th (4-3-3) to be Albino Gomes; Nishu Kumar, Bakary Kone, Costa Nhamoinesu, Jessel Carneiro; Vicente Gomez, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad; Facundo Pereyra, Rahul KP, Gary HooperPredicted Mohun Pagan XI (3-4-1-2 Arindam Bhattacharya; Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri; Prabir Das, Pronay Halder, Carl McHugh, Subhasish Bose; Javi Hernandez; David Williams, Roy KrishnaKerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Bagan With the pre-season cut short, it wasn't very easy for Vicuña to train his methods on a new team as well, pretty much. ATK Mohun Bagan has the advantage of continuity in terms of his coach and a large part of his team. Therefore, we are expecting a sailor's narrow victory in this game.Prediction: Kerala Blasters 1-2 ATK Mohun BaganAlso Read: Brazil beats Uruguay 2-0 to stay top of qualifying group

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ISL 2019-20: Mumbai City FC v NorthEast United match prediction, preview and where to watch

  • Nov 20, 2020
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Mumbai City club hosts Northeast United in the international league on Friday, and the islanders need to win to return to the top four after Odisha lost to FC Goa on Wednesday.Mumbai entered the game after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Hyderabad, when a late penalty kick from Marko Stankovic deprived Jorge Costa's team of all points and left them with a share of the spoils.Northeast's hearts were also shattered by their death in their final match, and injury-time winner Balwant Singh was sentenced to their third consecutive loss as they fell 1-0 to ATK. Mumbai City FC v NorthEast United: Match informationDate: 31st January 2020Kickoff: 7:30 PM ISTLive Stream: Star Sports Network and HotstarVenue: Mumbai Football ArenaMumbai City FC v NorthEast United: Team newsMumbai is not expected to make many if any, changes. Jorge Costa loves a steady line-up, and the only change will be whether Modou Sougou is fit enough to be a starting player, in which case he will replace  Serge Kevyn.For NorthEast, it just wasn't as good in Asamoah Gyan's absence, and they'll likely feel once again the worst part of not having enough offensive ammo. Andy Keogh and Simon Lundevall are still settling in a new team, a new system, and a new country, so players like Redeem Tlang and Martin Chaves really need to step up and score goals for Robert Jarni 's side. Mumbai City FC v NorthEast United: Probable lineupsMumbai City FC: Amrinder Singh, Sarthak Golui, Prathik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sourav Das, Rowllin Borges, Mohamed Larbi, Diego Carlos, Modou Sougou, Amine ChermitiNorthEast United: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Reagan Singh, Kai Heerings, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Jose David Leudo, Lalengmawia, Simon Lundevall, Redeem Tlang, Martin Chaves, Andy Keogh Mumbai City FC v NorthEast United: ISL form guideMumbai City FC: D-W-L-L-WNorthEast United: L-L-L-D-L Mumbai City FC v NorthEast United head-to-headThe two sides have met 11 times, Mumbai has a clear advantage, with six wins over the Highlanders.The reverse match in Guwahati saw the two teams draw 2-2, with all four goals coming in the first half. Chermiti scored a brace for Mumbai, while Northeast goals came from Panagiotis Triadis and Asamoah Gyan, both of whom are not with the club at the moment.Mumbai City FC - 6NorthEast United wins - 3Draws - 2 Mumbai City FC v NorthEast United predictionNorthEast seems devoid of ideas, and it really isn't known where they can purchase a target. On the other hand, Mumbai will look to recover after a poor performance in Hyderabad, and Sougou's return should propel them to victory.Prediction: Mumbai City FC 2-0 NorthEast United 

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ISL 2019-20: Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

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The second round is underway in the Indian Premier League (ISL) as the teams are slowly establishing themselves and trying to form the right groups from their teams. Kerala Blasters FC Northeast United are hosting the Goa Medical College Stadium in Bambolim on Thursday.The Kerala Blasters lost the first game of the season to ATK Mohun Bagan, 0-1. Blasters showed promise and quality, but ATK Mohun Bagan still outdid them. The lack of practice in the match was an indication that Kibo Vicuña looked out of cohesion.The Blasters played a friendly with Mumbai City Football Club behind closed doors after their first game of the season to work on their fitness. Although Blasters had many areas to work on, there were also some instances of silver lining. The defensive duo of Costa Nhamuinsu and Baccari Kuni looked strong, allowing Vicuña to focus only on midfield to provide enough balls for Gary Hopper.Meanwhile, Northeast United won their first meeting against Mumbai City FC with an unexpected 1--0 score. Mumbai City FC looked flustered and tired, allowing defensive duo Benjamin Lampot and Dylan Fox to be their prime. Gerrard Noss's squad absorbed all the pressure to keep the attack on the counter and surprise Mumbai City FC. The midfield crowd worked brilliantly for the Highlanders.A NorthEast United victory takes them to the top of the league, while a victory for Kerala Blasters will provide much-needed momentum for Kibu Vicuna to start the season.Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC - Everything you need to knowKerala Blasters FC and North East United have met 12 times in the last six seasons of the Indian League. The two teams met only in the regular league season. The two teams were very competitive with each other in their matches.Kerala Blasters has won five times, while the Highlanders have won three. Four matches ended in a draw. The last three confrontations between these two teams ended in deadlock, indicating the quality and competitiveness of the two teams. In fact, the last meeting between the two teams ended in a goalless draw.Results of the last five matches in ISL between Kerala Blasters FC and NorthEast United FCNortheast United 0-0 Kerala BlastersKerala Blasters 1-1 Northeast UnitedKerala Blasters 0-0 Northeast UnitedNortheast United 2--1 Kerala BlastersNortheast United 0-1 Kerala BlastersThe top 3 scorers of last seasonKerala Blasters - Bartholomew Ojpichi (15), Messi Polly (8), Rahul KB (1)NorthEast United FC - Asamoah Jian (4), Redeem Tlang (3), Martin Chaves (3)Clean sheet from last seasonKerala Blasters - 3Northeast United - 3Also Read: Barcelona sack coach Quique Setien after UEFA Champions League exit

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ISL 2019-20: Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Dec 02, 2020
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With a win and tied in the Indian Premier League 2020-21, Hyderabad FC are soaring as this is the best start to the season in ISL. Under Manolo Marquez, the club is undergoing a rebuilding process and could even challenge a place in the extension this season.Under the contract, Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur FC enters the match with a loss followed by a 2--2 draw. Despite the adverse results, Jamshidpour appears to be on the right track with Nereus Valskis, the league's top scorer last season, finding his golden touch in front of goal.Cowell will also be happy with Jackichand Singh and Valskis who cooperated well in attack. The former was a big part of FC Goa's offensive that helped the club reclaim winners from the previous season.In a goalless draw against Bengaluru FC, Joel Chianese and Louis Sastre were eliminated in the first half due to injuries. Both players will miss the match against Jamshedpur FC. Forward Fran Sandaza is unlikely to take over the field either. The Marquis will have to dive into the Indian talent pool on his list.In general, a good match is at stake. Hyderabad FC and Jamshedpur FC will kick off at Tilak Maidain Ground in Vasco on December 2 (Wednesday) at 7:30 PM India Standard Time.Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC head-to-headThe two sides met for the first time on 29 October 2019 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex as Jamshedpur FC scored a 3--1 victory. The second game was in Hyderabad, in a 1-1 draw.Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC team newsHyderabad FC will not have Chianese and Sastre. Chianese is believed to have an ankle problem, while Sastre pulled out with a hamstring problem. Fran Sandaza's involvement also remains in doubt.Jamshedpur FC coach Owen Coyle will miss main goalkeeper Rehenesh TP after being sent off against Odisha FC. Pawan Kumar is likely to be the alternative.Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC Predicted XIHyderabad FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Subrata Pal; Akash Mishra, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Ashish Rai, Joao Victor, Nikhil Poojari, Halicharan Nazary, Aridane Santana (C)Jamshedpur FC Predicted XI: Pawan Kumar, Laldinliana Renthlei, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma, Mobashir Rahman, Aitor Monroy, Alex Lima, Jackichand Singh, Nerijus Valskis, Isaac VanmalsawmaHyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC PredictionWith the way both teams have played so far, calling a victor is not easy. Hyderabad FC is missing two important players while Jamshedpur FC is missing their ace goalkeeper. Although most possibilities point towards a draw, one could see Jamshedpur FC coming out as a 2-1 winner.Also Read: ISL 2019-20: Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

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ISL 2019-20: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Dec 03, 2020
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Football events continue during the weekdays in Indian Super League (ISL) as ATK Mohun Bagan faces Odisha FC at Goa Fatorda Stadium. The games are being held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.ATK Mohun Bagan previewATK Mohun Pagan is in high spirits after scoring two successive victories with his final victory over fierce rivals SC East Bengal. ATKMB striker Roy Krishna was in great shape after scoring twice in two matches.Mohun Pagan, the ATK defense, kept a straight clean sheet with seasoned activists Sandesh Jingan, Terry and Pritam Kotal serving as a three-man baseline. Midfielders Javi Hernandez and Carl McHugh were ordered to play from midfield.Coach Antonio Habas has several options in the midfield with players like Edo Garcia, Jaish Rani, Subhashish Boss and Prabber Das to increase the creativity behind the attack.Odisha FC PreviewOdisha FC hasn't scored any wins in the competition yet. After starting to lose to Hyderabad FC in their first game in ISL 2020-21, they drew 2-2 against Jamshedpur FC. His confidence will be boosted after returning with two goals against the Red Miners.Striker Diego Mauricio scored twice in the last fifteen minutes of the match when they scored their first point in the ISL season. The duo of Marcelinho and Nandha Kumar Sekar's midfielders were Odisha FC's creative paths in both matches.Coach Stuart Baxter hopes his main striker Manuel Ono can make big strides before facing ATK Mohun Pagan. The defense will also aim to rise after conceding three goals in two matches.ATK Mohun Pagan signs against OdishaThis is ISL's first season for ATK Mohun Bagan and they will face Odisha FC in Fatorda for the first time.ATK Mohun Bagan has a winning streak with two wins, but Odisha FC will be cheered by his performance against Jamshedpur FC. This creates an interesting clash for Indian football fans.Predictor: ATK Mohun Bagan 2--1 Odisha FC

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ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Dec 04, 2020
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The seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) enters its third week with two former champions on paper. Two-time ISL champion club, Chennai, is set to face the 2019 champions Bengaluru FC at GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.Preview Chennai FCChennai coach Chapa Laszlo will face a challenge when his team faces well-known enemies of Bengaluru FC. Marina Machans kicked off her campaign in the 2020-21 ISL championships with a 2--1 victory over Jamshedpur FC. Midfielder Anerod Thapa and New Deal player Ismael Goncalves advanced in that match.However, after a racy offensive performance, Chennai FC was relatively weak in their second showdown against Kerala Blasters FC. To compound his troubles, striker Jacob Sylvester missed a penalty kick and missed his first goal in the AFC Champions League.The attack was in good shape against Jamshedpur FC but lacked the much-needed bit of pitch against Kerala Blasters. Chennai will have to face a well-disciplined, well-trained Bengaluru FC team.Bengaluru FC Team PreviewBengaluru FC only managed to draw with Hyderabad in the 50th game of coach Carles Quadrat in charge of the team. The blues weren't at their best considering the high standards that were set.Sunil Chhetri and his cohorts lacked the offensive momentum for which they have always been famous for in ISL. Bengaluru FC scored two goals and none of the prime forwards was able to score.Quadrat will be happy with his defensive setup because Trio Fran Gonzalez, Juanan and Harmangot are news that have established their baseline well. Bengaluru used Ashique Kuruniyan's pace well along the flanks to provide defensive support and aid in offensive play.Predict the Chennai FC Bengaluru matchThe matches between the two teams have always been exciting with a tendency to score many goals. The match record is locked in three wins for every match ending in a draw.Indian soccer fans can look forward to a thrilling showdown as the two southern giants face each other. Given what it looks like in the ISL so far, we'd expect the two sides to finish in terms of level.Prediction: Chennaiyin FC 1 - 1 Bengaluru FCAlso Read: ISL 2019-20: ATK MOHUN BAGAN VS ODISHA FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

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ISL 2019-20: Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Dec 08, 2020
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Two undefeated teams, Bengaluru FC and North East United, will face a thrilling Indian Premier League (ISL) match at Fattorda Stadium on Tuesday.The former champions, Bengaluru FC, entered the season as one of the strongest teams after falling in the semi-finals last season. They have held most of their major players for this ISL season. Some additions were made to the foreign team when Norwegian Christian Upseth and First League winner Fran Gonzalez of Adelaide United and Mohun Bagan joined respectively.However, the team appears far from perfect. After making a two-goal lead in the first game, Bengaluru scored only once in the next two matches, thanks to a penalty kick. It will be interesting to see how they managed to beat the Northeast United defense, which has been solid so far.NorthEast United renewed their squad while keeping a few key players. With Gerrard Nuss at the helm, the team is making an impressive game with 8 points from 4 matches.They haven't lost a game this season yet. Players like Apuia, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox and Ninthoinganba Meetei were great for Highlanders. The team has fine-tuned a few matches now, and with some fixes in the offensive, NorthEast United could become a killer. In the last match against SC East Bengal, NorthEast United won by a 2--0 lead.Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC - Everything you need to knowThe two teams have met 8 times, and Bengaluru has the advantage with 5 wins. Northeast United won only once, while points were shared twice.In the 2018-19 season, NorthEast United FC qualified for the playoffs for the first time in their history. They faced the Bengaluru team in the semi-finals of two matches. Although Highlanders won the opening match, Men in Blue was finally laughing by winning the second and semi-final match on aggregate.Results of the last five matches between Bengaluru FC and Northeast UnitedNorthEast United FC 0-2 Bengaluru FC - December 18, 2019Bengaluru 0-0 Northeast United - October 21, 2019Bengaluru 3-0 Northeast United - 11 March 2019NorthEast United FC 2-1 Bengaluru FC - 7 March 2019Bengaluru 2--1 Northeast United - January 30, 2019 The top 3 scorers of last seasonSunil Chhetri (11) was the top scorer for the Bengaluru football team last season. Deshorn Brown (7) and Semboi Haokip (6) also made useful contributions.For NorthEast United, Asamoah Gyan was the top scorer with 4 goals. Redeeming Tlang and Martin Chaves followed with 3 each.Clean sheet from last seasonWith Gurpreet Singh Sandhu trailed, Bengaluru scored 11 clean matches last season.However, NorthEast United only had 3 clean sheets with Subhasish Roy as their goalkeeper.

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ISL 2020-21: SC East Bengal vs Jamshedpur FC prediction,ISL live score,ISL points table

  • Dec 10, 2020
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Jamshedpur FC's emerging team meets again with SC East Bengal Indian Super League (ISL) today at Tilak Maidan in Vasco da Gama in Goa.Newcomers to ISL, SC East Bengal, continue to strive for victory in the competition after facing three straight losses. Their campaign in the ISL got off to a bad start when they were defeated by competitors ATK Mohun Bagan in the first Kolkata Derby in the league.Art director Robbie Fowler has publicly criticized his team members, especially the Indian band. The team will be very determined to do everything possible and provide a result to the coach. Anthony Pilkington and Mattie Steinman have been in good contact, but they will try to take advantage of their chances in the next match.ISL(Indian Super League) SC East Bengal - PreviewWith two of his key players injured (Danny Fox, Lucen Mitte, and Aaron Amade Holloway), the Reds and Golds will also have to test their team's depth in the match. Some of their veteran activists like CK Vineeth and Eugeneson Lyngdoh could appear in the match against Jamshedpur FC.ISL(Indian Super League) Jamshedpur FC - PreviewJamshedpur FC coach Owen Coyle will be delighted with his team after they claim their first ISL(Indian Super League) win this season. Nereus Valskis scored twice against ATK Mohun Pagan to take his team to three points. The Lithuanian striker is the current top scorer with five goals in four matches.Jamshedpur FC midfield played a great support team for their lethal striker. Aitor Monroy, Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, and Alex Lima created opportunities in the park for Valskis.Nigerian international Stephen Eyes led the Red Miners' defense alongside Peter Hartley. Backs Laldinliana Renthlei and Ricky Lallawmawma were also great for the team.Predictions between SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur FCThe two teams will face each other for the first time in ISL(Indian Super League) as this is SC East Bengal's first season in the competition.SC East Bengal, looking for their first win, desperate for a good result. On the other hand, Jamshedpur FC is looking to reach its best and deliver consistent performance early in this year's competition.Prediction SC East Bengal 1-2 Jamshedpur FCAlso Read: ISL 2019-20: BENGALURU FC AND NORTHEAST UNITED FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

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ISL Live 2020-21, Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC, ISL Live Prediction, ISL Live Head to Head

  • Dec 15, 2020
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The 2019/20 ISL (Indian Super League) season has been unforgettable for Hyderabad FC. The club came to ISL (Indian Super League) as the new avatar for Pune City FC, which has multiplied due to various financial problems and unpaid salaries for some players. However, despite the spirited way in which they got into the league, Hyderabad FC didn't live up to the hype.The club was unable to maintain a clean sheet throughout the entire season and has only scored two wins in its 18 matches. HFC also failed to score wins in December and January, ensuring it is cemented further down the table at the end of the season. The club finished 10th at the table with just 10 points from 18 matches dedicated to this season.On the other hand, Bengaluru has also had a forgotten season with their high standards. After winning a title every year of their existence, they finished the 2019/20 season without any titles. It is clear that the Blues had serious problems facing goal.With Miku gone and with club captain Sunil Chhetri without getting younger, Carles Quadrat had major loopholes to fill in XI in the match. Deshorn Brown, Kevaughn Frater, and Manuel Onwu ran a placement test, and none of them solved the problem.One would expect both Bengaluru Football Club and Hyderabad to grapple with the issues in the 2020-21 ISL (Indian Super League) season. While Carles Quadrat has hired players like Clayton Silva and Christian Upseth, Hyderabad has gone ahead with much-needed roster reform. The club's first signature was Spaniard Manolo Marquez. With 32 years of coaching experience under his belt, Marquez's coaching credentials are well known in some football circles.ISL Live Bengaluru vs Hyderabad Although there isn't much meaningful history in the Bengaluru FC matches against Hyderabad, the next match in Fattorda promises to be fun.Bengaluru FC will play the game after losing points to FC Goa in their first game of the season. With two goals ahead, the Blues' defensive unit faltered in the second half when FC Goa striker Igor Angulo equalized, ending the match 2-2. Carles Quadrat's men would undoubtedly suffer after the result, but they were confident of entering the match against Hyderabad FC.As far as Hyderabad FC is concerned, they scored an impressive 1-0 win over Odisha FC. The result was not only a rare victory but also his first clean sheets. However, as the win gives them much-needed confidence in the match against the Bengaluru side, Manolo Marquez will be aware of the threat the Blues could pose.Needless to say, a good match is expected in Fattorda between Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Kick-off is at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time.ISL Live Head-to-headBengaluru FC - 1 winHyderabad FC - No win1 DrawISL Results in past meetingsHyderabad FC 1-1 Bengaluru FC - 29th November 2019Bengaluru FC 1-0 Hyderabad FC - 30th January 2020Top 3 goalscorers from ISL last seasonBengaluru FC - Sunil Chhetri (11), Deshorn Brown (7), Thongkhosiem Haokip (6)Hyderabad FC - Marcelinho (7), Bobo (5), Liston Colaco & Marko Stankovi (2)Number of clean sheets from last ISL seasonBengaluru FC - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (11)Hyderabad FC - No clean sheets last seasonAlso Read: Dart rules: Everything about you need to know about Dart 

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ISL Live 2020-21, ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa, ISL Live Prediction, ISL Live Head to Head

  • Dec 16, 2020
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ATK Mohun Bagan will be looking to return to the winning path when they face FC Goa in a highly anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) showdown. This will be the first formal meeting between the two heavyweights in ISL.The Mariners started his Indian Super League(ISL) campaign spectacularly, with three wins in three matches. However, with no major players like Javier Hernández and Michael Soosairaj in the midfield, Kolkata lost and tied to Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC respectively.FC Goa opened the season with a 2-2 draw with Bengaluru FC. Gores lost 1-0 to Mumbai City before a 2-2 draw with Northeast United. Juan Ferrando's side finally started winning the matches with two goals 1--1 and 1-0 over Kerala Blasters FC and Odisha, respectively.A victory for the Mariners would take them to the top of the standings, while a victory for FC Goa would allow them to leap to second in the standings from fifth.ISL Live ATK Mohun bagan vs FC Goa head-to-headATK Mohun Bagan is a new entity established in June 2020 after the merger of Mohun Bagan FC and ATK. The team will face FC Goa for the first time in its short history. However, former Indian Super League(ISL) ATK has played FC Goa 14 times. Rojiblancos won 4 matches while Gaurs won 3 matches.ATK Mohun Bagan form guide: W-W-W-L-DFC Goa form guide: D-L-D-W-WISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa team newsATK Mohun Bagan went in a 4-4-2 formation against Hyderabad FC in their last match. The Mariners struggled in midfield and was dominated by the fast-paced playmakers at Hyderabad FC. Brunei Haldar is expected to replace Glan Martins.Subhasish Bose can also replace Sumit Rathi to add more steel to defense. Javi Hernandez and Michael Soosairaj unavailable.FC Goa is expected to play the same 4-3-3 line-up as Odisha FC. All players are available to choose from.ISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa predicted XIsATK Mohun BaganPredicted XI (3-5-2): Arindam Bhattacharya (GK), Pronay Haldar, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna, Subhasish Bose, Sandesh Jhingan (C), Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Edu Garcia, Bradden Inman.FC GoaPredicted XI (4-3-3): Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Jesuraj, Lenny Rodrigues (C), Igor Angulo, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Alberto Noguera, Jorge Mendoza.ISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa predictionThe Mariners got off to a flying start in the league with three wins in their first three games. However, due to the unavailability of key players in the midfield, Antonio Lopez Habas' side is currently undergoing a slump in form.FC Goa has finally started winning games after a nervy start to their season. However, despite contrasting team forms, they are evenly matched on paper in terms of quality.Prediction: ATK Mohun Bagan 1-1 FC GoaAlso Read: ISL Live 2020-21, Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC, ISL Live Prediction, ISL Live Head to Head

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ISL 2020-21: Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC MATCH PREDICTION, PREVIEW AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Dec 17, 2020
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Odisha FC is looking forward to their first win in the current Indian Super League (ISL) when they host the Bengaluru soccer team on Thursday at the Goa Medical College Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.Odisha FC started their campaign in the 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) with a 0-1 loss to Hyderabad FC. They secured a 2--2 draw with Jamshedpur FC after losing 0-2, thanks to a late attack from Diego Mauricio. Stuart Baxter's team failed to capitalize on that momentum and has now undergone three straight losses against ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City, and FC Goa.The Bengaluru football team tied in its first two games in Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 2-2 and 0-0 with FC Goa and Hyderabad FC, respectively. They had their first victory over Chennaiyin FC with a slim 1--0 scores, before playing an interesting 2-2 draw with NorthEast United FC. Carles Cudarat's men showed their quality when they faced Kerala Blasters in their final match in Indian Super League (ISL), winning 4-2.Bengaluru FC has a chance to jump into second place in the standings with a win, while Odisha FC is looking to reach ninth in the table with any number of points possible.ISL Live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC head-to-headOdisha FC has only faced Bengaluru FC on two occasions in the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) season since their inception in 2019. The Juggernauts replaced Delhi Dynamos FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). The Blues came out on top in both the fixtures.Odisha FC 0-1 Bengaluru FC (4 December 2019)Bengaluru FC 3-0 Odisha FC (22 January 2020)Odisha FC form guide: L-D-L-L-LBengaluru FC form guide: D-D-W-D-WISL Live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC team newsOdisha FC gave a gritty performance against FC Goa in Indian Super League (ISL) and he can play with the same starting line-up. Marcelinho is expected to remain out of the squad as the Brazilian showed a lack of competence and discipline in the match.The Bengaluru FC team is also expected to remain unchanged. Rahul Bheke could replace Pratik Chaudhari, depending on his fitness woes.ISL live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC predicted XIsOdisha FCPredicted XI (4-3-3): Arshdeep Singh (GK), Hendry Antony, Steven Taylor (C), Cole Alexander, Vinit Rai, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Gaurav Bora, Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Diego Mauricio, Manuel Onwu.Bengaluru FCPredicted XI (4-3-3): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Suresh Wangjam, Kristian Opseth, Sunil Chhetri (C), Ashique Kuruniyan, Pratik Chaudhari, Juanan, Erik Paartalu, Harmanjot Khabra, Dimas Delgado, Cleiton Silva.ISL Live Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC predictionOdisha FC has not won a match yet this season. They couldn't calm down after 5 games and the situation was relatively bleak for Stuart Baxter. Bengaluru Football Club appears to be back on track after a shaky start to the season. They beat Kerala Blasters FC 4-2 in their previous match and are expected to easily knock out against Odisha FC as well.ISL Live Prediction: Odisha FC 0-2 Bengaluru FCAlso Read: ISL Live 2020-21, ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa, ISL Live Prediction, ISL Live Head to Head 

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ISL Live 2020-21: NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC, ISL Live Score, ISL Points table 2020, Prediction

  • Dec 18, 2020
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After two draws, NorthEast United FC will look to return to the winning track when they host Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Friday at Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Goa.NorthEast United FC has been one of the most advanced teams of the current Indian Super League (ISL)  season. It is one of the three teams that have yet to lose a match. They started their season climax, with an extraordinary 1-0 victory over Mumbai City FC(REPORT BY ISL POINTS TABLE).Since then, they have tied 4 out of 5 subsequent matches. They have shared the spoils with Bengaluru FC, FC Goa, Kerala Blasters, and Chennaiyin FC. Their second win of the season came at the expense of SC East Bengal, 2-0(REPORT BY ISL POINTS TABLE).Jamshedpur FC, on the other hand, looked like a real half-table team so far. They have lost points at regular intervals, but have scored victories over the strongest teams in the Indian Super League (ISL). They started their campaign with a 2-1 loss to Chennai, but have since been unbeaten. They are tied with Odisha FC, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC, and SC East Bengal. Their only surprise victory over ATK Mohun Bagan FC came in their form, with a score of 2--1(REPORT BY ISL POINTS TABLE).The Highlanders have a chance to break the top of the table with a win, while Jamshedpur FC can enter the top four with a win as well.ISL Live 2020-21 NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC Head-to-HeadJamshedpur FC entered Indian Super League (ISL) and ISL Points table in the 2017-18 season with the Bengaluru FC team. The Red Miners have faced Northeast United six times in the past three seasons as per the ISL Points table.Both teams possess a knack for drawing games, and this is also evident in their latter form. The same is reflected in the statistics head-on between these two aspects. Five matches ended in a draw, while Jamshedpur scored the only victory in February 2018, 1-0(REPORT BY ISL POINTS TABLE).ISL point table 2020ISL point table 2020 NorthEast United FC Model Guide: D-D-W-D-DISL point table 2020 Jamshedpur FC Form Handbook: D-D-W-D-DISL Live 2020-21 NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC team newsNortheast United's Gerrard Nuss has all his players available to be picked against Jamshedpur FC. On the contrary, Owen Coyle will miss the services of his elite playmaker Aitor Monroy in midfield. The Spaniard has been suspended after being sent off in his final match against Mumbai City FC as per the ISL Points Table. Young Indian Amarjeet Singh Kim is expected to play a pivotal role in midfield.ISL Live 2020-21 NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC predicted XIsNorthEast United FCPredicted XI (4-3-3): Gurmeet (GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Lalengmawia (C), Ninthoinganba Meetei, Ashutosh Mehta, Dylan Fox, Benjamin Lambot, Khassa Camara, Idrissa Sylla, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Luis Machado.Jamshedpur FCPredicted XI (4-3-3): TP Rehenesh (GK), Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley (C), Mohammad Mobashir, Jackichand Singh, Alexandre Lima, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, William Lalnunfela, Nerijus Valskis, Karan Amin, Ricky Lallawmawma.ISL Live 2020-21 NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC forecastBoth teams were very economical when it came to receiving goals as per the ISL Points Table 2020. Gerrard Noss and Owen Coyle like to secure their defenses on their backs and then chase their opponents with rebounds. The match is set to be an interesting tactical and both sides are expected to be cautious in their approach.According to ISL point table 2020 PredictionNorthEast United FC 1-1 Jamshedpur FCAlso Read: ISL Live 2020-21: SC East Bengal vs Jamshedpur FC prediction,ISL live score,ISL points table 

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ISL 2020-21: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC ISL Live, ISL Live Score, ISL points table

  • Dec 21, 2020
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ATK Mohun Bagan will face Bengaluru FC in the eighth week of Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 matches. The match will be held at the Vätorda Stadium in Margao, Goa.ISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan previewThe Mariners suffered a minor setback in their campaign in Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21  when they were defeated by Jamshedpur FC. Nevertheless, Antonio Habas' team managed to keep track and leave disappointment behind as per the ISL Points Table.In their next two matches, against Hyderabad FC and FC Goa, they collected four points, a draw, and a win. Roy Krishna was the Mariners' attacking champion, having scored five goals in six matches this Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 Season.The defense is back in the classic four-man background, with Sandesh Jinggan and Terry in the middle. Pritam Kotal and Subhashish Bose have both worked well with the teams with their ability to contribute to offense as well.Carl McHugh plays as a central defensive midfielder, connecting between defense and midfield. Roy Krishna will team up with David Williams, and Mandir Singh will be by his side in ATK's Mohun Pagan attack.ISL Live Bengaluru FC Team PreviewHead coach Carles Quadrat hopes his team can continue with a positive start to the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21. The Blues are unbeaten for six games yet, with three wins and many draws as per the ISL Points Table.After starting with three draws in the first four matches, the Blues were able to get it right. They have convincingly won their last two games against Kerala Blasters FC and Odisha FC this Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 Season as per ISL Points Table.Forward strikers Sunil Chetri and Clayton Silva are doing well and will strive to keep up the same trend.ISL Live ATK Mohun Pagan signs against BengaluruThe two sides have met on previous occasions at Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21. Bengaluru FC enjoys a 5-2 lead over the former ATK by drawing in their head-to-head matches as per the ISL Points Table.As a newly merged entity, ATK Mohun Bagan will face Bengaluru FC for the first time at Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21. Since the current shape of the two sides is good, it will be difficult to separate the two teams in Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21.ISL Live Prediction: ATK Mohun Bagan 1 - 1 Bengaluru FCAlso Read: ISL LIVE 2020-21: NORTHEAST UNITED FC VS JAMSHEDPUR FC, ISL LIVE SCORE, ISL POINTS TABLE 2020, PREDICTION 

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ISL 2020-21: Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC ISL LIVE, ISL LIVE SCORE, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Dec 22, 2020
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Odisha will face Northeast United in ISL 2020-21 match 37 at GMC Stadium in Bambolim, on Tuesday Stuart Baxter's team are at the bottom of the score table with just one point out of 6 games. Meanwhile, Highlanders are fourth with 10 points from 7 matches.Odisha FC started their campaign with a 1-0 loss to Hyderabad FC and then fell to Jamshedpur FC 2-2. However, they lost their next four matches in a row to ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC, FC Goa, and Bengaluru FC. The Kalinga Warriors scored only three goals in the tournament and conceded nine times.Meanwhile, Northeast United began their campaign with a 1-0 win over current Mumbai City FC. They then shared the spoils with Kerala Blasters and FC Goa before beating SC East Bengal. They later faced Bengaluru FC and Chennai FC, before suffering their first loss to Jamshedpur.ISL Live Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC head to headAfter changing the name Delhi Dynamos to Odisha FC, the two teams have met only twice. The two sides scored one victory each.In the last meeting between the two clubs, Manuel Ono and Martin Perez Geddes scored for Odisha after Northeast United took the lead. The match ended with Odisha winning 2-1.Odisha FC wins: 1Northeast United win: 1Draw: 0ISL Live Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC team newsOdisha goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh suffered a concussion in front of Mumbai City FC and is still on the mend. His head coach, Stuart Baxter, hinted at the pre-match press conference that Marcellinho had not fully recovered.Diwando Diani is another foreign player that Bhubaneswar could lose due to injury. On the other hand, NorthEast United has a completely compact unit.ISL Live Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC Predicted XIsOdisha FC: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor, Hendry Antonay, Vinit Rai, Cole Alexander, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Diego Mauricio, Nandhakumar Sekar, Manuel OnwuNorthEast United FC: Gurmeet Singh (GK), Provat Lakra, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar, Lalengmawia, Khassa Camara, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Kwesi Appiah, VP Suhair, Idrissa SyllaISL Live Predict Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FCNorthEast United FC plays very defensive football, keeping their lines in check. In the meantime, Odisha FC is trying to play from behind but hasn't had much success yet. Given the shape of the two teams, one can expect a monotonous match ending in a goalless draw.Prediction: Odisha FC 0-0 NorthEast United FC 

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ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC ISL LIVE, ISL LIVE SCORE, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Dec 28, 2020
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The Ninth round of Indian Super League(ISL) 2020-21 will witness the confrontation between Bengaluru Football Club and Jamshedpur. The match will take place at Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa, when the Indian Super League(ISL) event kicks off in the last week of 2020.ISL Live Bengaluru FC Team PreviewBengaluru FC has been one of the most consistent teams in the Indian Super League(ISL) and currently ranks third in the Indian Super League(ISL) 2020-21 ranking. Over the course of seven matches, they won three, drawn three and lost one game, thereby gaining twelve points as per the ISL Points Table.Harmanjot Khabra and Rahul Bheke were great wingers, contributing both to attack and defense. Dimas Delgado and Erik Bartallo commanded the midfield, controlling the flow and rhythm of the match.Sunil Chhetri and Clayton Silva were crucial in the Blues attack, with each scoring three goals in their seven matches. Skipper Chhetri will try to score more goals as the season progresses.ISL Live Jamshedpur FC - PreviewJamshedpur FC coach Owen Cowell will support his players to recover from their loss to FC Goa. The Red Miners' unbeaten streak of six games ended when they lost 2--1 to FC Goa at Tilak Maidan as per the ISL Points table.Stephen Eyes opened the scoring for Jamshedpur FC, but two goals from Goa striker Igor Angulo caused them to lose the lead. Nereus Valskis was the team's top scorer this season, but he was calm in the last two games.Jakishand Singh, Aitor Monroy and Alex Lima were the creative midfielders for the Red Miners. Young Indians have been impressed by Anikit Jadhav and Isaac Vanmalsawma with their performances so far.ISL Live Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur PredictionsBengaluru Football Club and Jamshedpur FC have met six times in the last three seasons at Indian Super League(ISL).The two teams are tied for two wins each on their head-to-head record. Two of the six matches ended in a draw, the last one being Blues fashion as per the ISL Points Table.Given the current form of the two teams, an exciting match awaits at Fatorda. The Blues have the upper hand with a tougher defensive setup and a host of attack options.ISL Live Prediction: Bengaluru FC 2 - 1 Jamshedpur FCAlso Read: THE REASON BEHIND BANNING REFUELING IN F1

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ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan ISL LIVE, ISL LIVE SCORE, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Dec 29, 2020
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Events continue into the ninth week of the games in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21, with Chennayin FC set to face ATK Mohun Bagan. The match will be played at GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.ISL Live Preview Chennaiyin FCCoach Chapa Laszlo will be delighted with his team's performance in recent ISL matches. Marina Matches defeated FC Goa and tied Northeast United FC and SC East Bengal in their last three Indian Super League (ISL) matches as per the ISL Points Table.The return of midfield master Anerod Thapa boosted the team's creative play. Along with Brazilian midfielder Rafael Crivellaro, Thapa is a staple in Chennai FC.Laszlo winger Reagan Singh will return to compete on a key mission after the latter served his one-match ban. Singh had collected four yellow cards in the competition over the course of six matches.With two wins, two losses, and three draws in seven matches, Chennaiyin FC is ranked seventh in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings.ISL Live ATK Mohun Bagan previewATK Mohun Bagan was one of the most consistent teams in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21. The Mariners have won five of seven matches and lost only once in the competition so far as per the ISL Points Table.With strong defensive lineups from Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri, Pritam Kotal, and Subhashish Bose, ATKMB clinched five clean sheets. Irishman Karl McHugh had a strong presence in midfield, working between offense and defense.ATK Mohun Bagan also has one of the fiercest attacks in the league which is Roy Krishna, David Williams, and Manvir Singh. The three forwards were among the goals, and Krishna was on top as per the ISL Points Table.ISL Live Chennai FC vs Mohun Pagan vs ATKATK Mohun Bagan FC will face Chennaiyin FC for the first time in Indian Super League (ISL) as a newly incorporated entity.Previously, the former ATK had a 7-4 head-to-head advantage over Chennaiyin FC. Four of their matches ended with the two teams sharing points as per the ISL Points Table.Chennaiyin FC and ATK Mohun Bagan will be confident to enter the game after a string of positive results recently. However, with stronger defense and attack, ATK Mohun Bagan will have the upper hand in this match.ISL Live Prediction: Chennaiyin FC 1-2 ATK Mohun BaganAlso Read: ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC ISL LIVE, ISL LIVE SCORE, ISL POINTS TABLE

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ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Dec 30, 2020
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Hyderabad will face FC Goa in a thrilling showdown on Wednesday in the Indian Super League (ISL).Hyderabad manager Manolo Marquez faced a difficult task early in the season. Injuries to major foreign players such as Fran Sandaza, Louis Suster, and Joel Chianese put the system at a disadvantage. However, the team did very well, collecting nine points from seven matches.Young Indians grabbed everyone's attention, but the team still missed serving the foreigners. Two consecutive defeats put Hyderabad in eighth place. A victory over FC Goa will be decisive in their search for the top four.FC Goa is one of the strongest teams in this Indian Super League (ISL). As Marquez said before the match, Gaurs "is definitely one of the favorites to finish the season in the top four".FC Goa is currently sixth in the standings with 11 points from eight matches as per the ISL Fixtures. They come to this clash with a victory. The team has relied a lot on Igor Angolo this Indian Super League (ISL). They need other players to step up if they want to stay in the competition for first place in the Indian Super League (ISL).ISL Fixtures of Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa head to headHyderabad FC has a forgotten record against FC Goa at Indian Super League (ISL). Last Indian Super League (ISL) season, FC Goa completed the double on System. The last time these two teams met, Hyderabad FC lost 1-4 to FC Goa as per the ISL Fixtures.Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa ISL Fixtures team newsAfter facing Fran Sandaza against the Kerala Blasters, Manolo Marquez revealed that Luis Suster and Joel Chianese would also be returning to the team.With FC Goa with no notable exceptions from the end, the match promises to be exciting as per the ISL Fixtures.ISL Fixtures Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa Predicted XIsHyderabad FC (4-2-3-1): Subrata Pal, Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Joao Victor, Lluis Sastre, Liston Colaco, Joel Chianese, Halicharan Narzary, Aridane SantanaFC Goa (4-2-3-1): Mohammad Nawaz, Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Jesuraj, Igor AnguloPrediction of Hyderabad vs. FC GoaWith Hyderabad FC's attack boosting the return of the aliens, and FC Goa also playing, the match should be entertaining. We expect the scoreboard to be flat at the end of full time.Predictions: Hyderabad FC 2-2 FC GoaAlso Read: KL RAHUL: SUPERB LOOKING TATTOOS AND THEIR MEANING 

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ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Jan 04, 2021
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Chennaiyin FC takes on Hyderabad FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa, on Monday.Chapa Laszlo's side has only won two wins in eight games this season. They have been convicted of wasting many chances in nearly every game they have played so far.The last two matches, against ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal, were a perfect recap of the Chennai season. In both matches, Marina Machans was arguably the best team but only managed to get one point.Hyderabad FC's strong start to the Indian Super League (ISL) season was somewhat bitter due to their performances in their last three matches. Face a loss system in every match.In his final match against FC Goa, he was completely in control and took the lead thanks to Aridane Santana in the 58th minute. However, Ishan Pandita equalized late in the match and Igor Angolo scored the winning goal in injury time in favor of Condemn Hyderabad with her third consecutive defeat, This Indian Super League (ISL) season.ISL Fixtures Chennai FC vs Hyderabad head-to-headChennai beat Hyderabad in their two matches last Indian Super League (ISL) season. The first match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai was a classic, as he scored three goals in stoppage time in the second half. Nereus Valskis and Andrei Shambari gave victory to Chennai.In the reverse game, Chennai was much more comfortable, winning 3-1 at GMC Palaioji Sports Stadium in Hyderabad.Chennaiyin FC form guide: D-D-W-D-L (ISL Fixtures)Hyderabad club form guide: L-L-L-W-D (ISL Fixtures)ISL Fixtures Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC team newsChennai FCAt his press conference, Sunday, Chapa Laszlo ruled Rafael Crivellaro from the match after the midfielder was injured during a clash with ATK Mohun Pagan. However, Chennai will welcome Jesus into the fold, having missed the last four matches as per ISL Fixtures.HyderabadIt is likely that Hyderabad will enter this match without Nikhil Bujari and Lystone Colako injured.Luis Sastre came as a substitute in the second half in the final half, while Joel Chianese played the first half. They can both pay again to start this game in Indian Super League (ISL).ISL Fixtures Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC predicted XIsChennaiyin FCPredicted XI (4-3-3): Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Deepak Tangri, Memo Moura, Anirudh Thapa; Rahim Ali, Jakub Sylvestr, Lallianzuala Chhangte.Hyderabad FCPredicted XI (4-3-3): Laxmikant Kattimani; Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra; Joao Victor, Hitesh Sharma, Lluis Sastre; Joel Chianese, Aridane Santana, Halicharan Narzary.ISL Fixtures Forecast for Chennai FC vs HyderabadWe expect a close match between these two sides, but we are looking forward to a victory in Hyderabad due to the absence of Crivilaro, the Chennai talismans. In Hyderabad, there will be a shooting at Aridane Santana, which can make a differencePrediction: Chennaiyin FC 1-2 Hyderabad FCAlso Read: ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

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ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Jan 05, 2021
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Bengaluru FC will face Mumbai City in the Indian Super League (ISL) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on Tuesday.The Blues have been inconsistent this season and are fifth with 12 points from eight matches. After not losing any of its first six matches, Bengaluru lost two games in a row to ATK Mohun Bagan and Jamshedpur FC.In their last match against Jamshedpur FC, the Bengaluru team were definitely disappointed that they were unable to regain at least one point. Especially in the first half, Carles Quadrat's men had a few chances, but they didn't take advantage of any of them and had to pay.Mumbai City Football Club is just one point behind ATK Mohun Bagan at the top of the Indian Super League (ISL) schedule, but the islanders have one match.In their final match, they scored two early goals to lead 2-0 against Kerala Blasters and stuck to that in order to win that match.However, they ceded many impressive second-half opportunities to the Blasters and will look to resolve these cracks now.ISL Fixtures Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC head-to-headIn the previous six matches between these two teams, Mumbai City has defeated the Bengaluru team three times, while the Blues have won twice. One game ended in a draw.Bengaluru has not defeated Mumbai City since the 2017-18 Indian Super League (ISL) season when they doubled over the islanders. However, in five matches between them in the Indian Super League (ISL), Carles Quadrat never lost to Sergio Lopera.Bengaluru FC form guide: L-L-W-W-D (As Per ISL Fixtures)Mumbai City FC form guide: W-W-D-W-W (As Per ISL Fixtures)ISL Fixtures Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC team newsBengaluru FCBengaluru will clearly miss Ashique Kuruniyan, who is still recovering after facial surgery to repair multiple fractures. Additionally, Bengaluru will also be left without Eric Bartolo, who was suspended from this match after receiving his fourth yellow card this Indian Super League (ISL) season.Mumbai City FCFor Mumbai, the problem is not injuries, but lack of comfort. They played their last Indian Super League (ISL) match, against Kerala Blasters, on Saturday night, with only two days left between those two Indian Super League (ISL) matches.ISL Fixtures Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC predicted XIsBengaluru FCPredicted XI (4-2-3-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Rahul Bheke, Juanan Gonzalez, Ajith Kumar; Dimas Delgado, Suresh Singh Wangjam; Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri; Kristian Opseth.Mumbai City FCPredicted XI (4-2-3-1): Amrinder Singh; Mohammed Rakip, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy; Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges; Raynier Fernandes, Hugo Boumous; Bipin Singh; Adam le Fondre.ISL Fixtures Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC predictionBengaluru continues to strive for goals and consistency. With Paartalu suspended, he also lost his larger weapon to be able to track down and control Boumous. We expect Mumbai City to win this match(As Per ISL Fixtures).Prediction: Bengaluru FC 1-2 Mumbai City FCAlso Read: ISL 2020-21: CHENNAIYIN FC VS HYDERABAD FC ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

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ISL 2020-21: SC East Bengal vs FC Goa ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Jan 06, 2021
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SC East Bengal meets FC Goa in the Indian Super League(ISL) on Wednesday.Team SC East Bengal got off to a bad start with their Indian Super League(ISL) debut. They couldn't win the league after seven games, but they finished the series in their last match against Odisha FC. Robbie Fowler's men scored a convincing 3-1 victory over the final team. However, the defense was a concern for them as they were unable to keep their sheets clean yet.While SC East Bengal is currently ranked 10th in the league table, FC Goa is in a comfortable position. Injustice is currently third in the table. With 14 points from 9 matches, there is still much room for improvement.Like SC East Bengal, FC Goa was defensively poor. They have kept one clean sheet so far. If Feranndo wanted to repeat what Lopera did at the club, the team would have to change gears.ISL Fixtures East Bengal vs FC Goa head-to-headFC Goa and SC East Bengal met in 2018 in the Super Cup. The Kolkata Giants won by then, defeating Gaurs with just one goal.ISL Fixtures SC East Bengal vs FC Goa team newsBright Enobakhare was signed by SC East Bengal recently in a transfer window. He made his debut as a substitute in the last match and had an immediate effect. Robbie Fowler can take her off the bench at first, for a few matches, before he starts it.FC Goa will not have any noticeable absences, which makes the game exciting.ISL Fixtures SC East Bengal vs FC Goa Predicted XIsSC East Bengal: Debjit Majumder, Daniel Fox, Scott Neville, Milan Singh, Bikash Jairu, Raju Gaikwad, Matti Steinmann, Haobam Tomba Singh, Anthony Pilkington, Mohammed Rafique, Jacques MaghomaFC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz, Iván Gonzalez, James Donachie, Saviour Gama, Seriton Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues, Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Jesuraj, Igor Angulo, Jorge OrtízISL Fixtures SC East Bengal vs FC Goa PredictionAfter playing their last game, SC East Bengal could finally gain shape. But with Juan Ferrando's squad leveling up, they have an advantage and head into the game.Prediction: SC East Bengal 1-2 FC GoaAlso Read: ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE 

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ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters vs Odisha FC | ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Jan 07, 2021
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Kerala Blasters are hoping to score their second win of the season when they face unbeaten Indian Super League (ISL) Odisha FC on Thursday at the Goa Medical College stadium in Bambolim.Kibu Vicuna's Kerala Blasters team was unable to win their first six matches, drawing three times and losing multiple times. The Blasters won their first game of the season against Hyderabad, 2-0, before losing to Mumbai City FC in their final match.Odisha is the only Indian Super League (ISL) team this Indian Super League (ISL) season looking for their first win. They have only two points in eight matches so far, obtained from their draws with Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC. Stuart Baxter's team enters this confrontation after losing 3-1 to SC East Bengal.ISL Fixtures Kerala Blasters FC vs Odisha FC: Head-to-headOdisha FC and Kerala Blasters faced twice in the 2019-20 league season. The first match ended in a goalless draw, while the second match ended in a 4-4 recreational draw. The goals were scored by Bartholomew Ogbeci, Manuel Ono, Perez Geddes, and Narayan Das (OG).ISL Fixtures Kerala Blasters FC vs Odisha FC: Previous ResultsKerala Blasters FC 0-0 Odisha FC (08 November 2019)Odisha FC 4-4 Kerala Blasters FC (23 February 2020)ISL Fixtures Clean sheets from the current seasonKerala Blasters FC - Albino Gomes (2)Odisha FC - NoneISL Fixtures More Stats and Numbers from the current ISL seasonMost Interceptions - Rahul KP (KBFC): 9, Shubham Sarangi (OFC): 18Most Tackles - Rahul KP (KBFC): 36, Gaurav Bora (OFC): 36Most Touches - Vicente Gomez (KBFC): 428, Shubham Sarangi (OFC): 427Most Assists - Sahal Abdul Samad, Gary Hooper, Vicente Gomez, Nishu Kumar, Seityasen Singh and Facundo Pereyra (KBFC): 1 each, Jerry Mawihmingthanga (OFC): 2Most Shots - Sahal Abdul Samad (KBFC): 14, Diego Mauricio (OFC): 27Most Saves - Albino Gomes (KBFC): 24, Arshdeep Singh (OFC): 18Most Passes - Vicente Gomez (KBFC): 370, Shubham Sarangi (OFC): 279ISL Fixtures Scorers from the current seasonKerala Blasters FC: Jordan Murray (2); Abdul Hakku, Sergio Cidoncha, Gary Hooper, Jeakson Singh, Rahul KP, and Vicente Gomez have scored one goal each.Odisha FC: Diego Mauricio (3), Cole Alexander (1), Steven Taylor (1)Also Read: ISL 2020-21: SC EAST BENGAL VS FC GOA ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE 

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ISL 2020-21: NorthEast United FC vs Hyderabad FC ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Jan 08, 2021
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Events in Indian Super League(ISL) continue until the eleventh week of play as NorthEast United FC face Hyderabad FC. The confrontation between the two teams in the center of the table takes place in Tilak Medan.ISL Fixtures NorthEast United FC PreviewNorthEast United FC comes to this match after losing to ATK Mohun Bagan. It was their second loss in their last three Indian Super League(ISL) matches.The Highlanders have lost their previous five matches, and are down to seventh on the ISL Points Table. They were not defeated in the first six matches of the competition but had seen their level drop in the last few matches.Head coach Gerard Nuss will be looking forward to getting his team back to their start when they encounter a system. The Highlanders team has taken a big boost recently with midfielder Federico Gallego returning from injury. Luis Machado and Idrissa Sela are key players in their forward-looking attack.ISL Fixtures  Hyderabad FC PreviewHyderabad FC remains one of the surprise packages of ISL 2020-21. After losing three straight matches to Mumbai City FC, Kerala Blasters FC, and FC Goa, Nizam rallied in their last game.Led by two goals from Indian national player Halicharan Narzary, Hyderabad FC beat two-time ISL champions Chennayin FC 4-1. Joel Chianese and João Victor were the other two players on the results list.A win over Marina Matches means Hyderabad is sixth in the Indian Super League(ISL) ranking, tied by 12 points with Bengaluru FC. A victory over NorthEast United FC will propel them to the qualifying spots.ISL Fixtures NorthEast United FC vs Hyderabad FC PredictionSince making their ISL debut last season, Hyderabad FC has met NorthEast United FC twice. They each achieved one victory and their last meeting ended with a 5--1 victory over Nizam.The two teams enter this clash with an inconsistent series of matches and we expect a difficult confrontation between two powerful defensive teams. Hyderabad club advanced a bit after their dramatic win over Chennayin.ISL Fixtures Prediction: NorthEast United FC 1-2 Hyderabad FCAlso Read: ISL 2020-21: KERALA BLASTERS VS ODISHA FC | ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

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ISL 2020-21: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

  • Jan 11, 2021
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The eleventh round of the Indian Super League(ISL) tournament will see a showdown between the top two teams, ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC against each other. The exciting showdown will take place at the Faturda Stadium in Margao.ATK Mohun Bagan PreviewATK Mohun Bagan entered this match with five consecutive matches undefeated. Coach Antonio Habas's team has made an impressive recovery after losing to Jamshedpur FC.ATK Mohun Bagan has appeared in great form in all departments so far. The defense scored four clean sheets in a row, bringing their total to seven for this Indian Super League(ISL) season.Roy Krishna, Mandir Singh, and David Williams worked well together on the Mariners attacking.Mumbai City FC PreviewMumbai City FC is the current league leader for Indian Super League(ISL) 2020-21. They have scored 22 points in nine games in a great show so far. The islanders won seven games, drew, and lost only once.Sergio Lopera's team was among the most productive in the league with a talented midfield at their disposal. Ahmed Jahouh, Rollin Burgess, and Hugo Bomos are the main innovators in the park center for the islanders.Adam le Fondre and Bartholomew Ogbeche were used in rotation by Lobera in the attack. The coach will be by his side to continue his positive momentum in the next Indian Super League(ISL) match.ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC PredictionATK Mohun Bagan will face the Mumbai City Soccer Team for the first time in Indian Super League(ISL) history. The inhabitants of the island faced the previous attack 14 times over six seasons of the Indian Super League(ISL). The two teams won five times each, while four matches ended in a draw.Both teams have fatal forwards in their ranks, such as the Roy Krishna and the Adam Law Founder. The first half of the 2020-21 season at Indian Super League(ISL) will end with an exciting showdown with the potential for a Festival of Goals.It is difficult to call this match, but Mumbai should be given a slight advantage due to the great consistency they have shown throughout the Indian Super League(ISL) season.Prediction: ATK Mohun Bagan 2 - 3 Mumbai City FCAlso Read: ISL 2020-21: NorthEast United FC vs Hyderabad FC ISL LIVE, ISL FIXTURES, ISL POINTS TABLE

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Indian Women's Hockey Team Leaves For Argentina Tour

  • Jan 14, 2021
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The Indian women's hockey team left the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for Argentina on Sunday. This will be the first round of the national team in almost a year. India Hockey Company also selected the 25-member Indian Hockey Team for the tour. The Indian team is scheduled to play two games against Argentina (Junior) on January 17 and 19, two games against Argentina B on January 22 and 24, and four matches against Argentina on January 26, 28, 30, and 31. Indian hockey and the host national league have created a biological bubble in Argentina for both the Argentina women's team and the Indian women's team. The Indian women hockey team will be staying in a hotel where separate team rooms have been provided for all meals, team meetings, sessions, etc.“It feels great to be on the road again. We have worked hard on our game for the past few months and it is time to put our skills to live in an international match. Playing in international matches will be a bit different at this point.” Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal said in at Statement: "We will be in a biological bubble, and the team is excited to return to the field in the best possible way at this time."The entire Indian group underwent a Covid-19 RT-PCR test 72 hours before leaving New Delhi. Although there are no quarantine requirements upon arrival in Argentina, the team will continue to comply with all health and safety measures recommended by the governments of India and Argentina, according to Hockey India in an official statement.The deputy captain and goalkeeper of the Indian women's hockey team, Savita, thanked Hockey India and SAI for organizing the tour of Argentina.We desperately need to return to a competitive situation where there is not much time left for the Olympics. We have been doing well in the training sessions, but the international match is always the real test for any athlete. Therefore, we would like to thank Savita: “India Hockey and SAI for their efforts. In organizing a tour for us. We are looking forward to a great game and we hope to start playing with all our energy from the first match. "The 25-member Indian Women's Hockey squad: Rani (Captain), Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Rashmita Minz, Manpreet Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Monika, Nikki Pradhan, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Jyoti, Udita, Rajwinder Kaur, Salima Tete, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo, Lalremsiami, Sharmila Devi.Also Read: THE 47TH FIH STATUTORY CONGRESS WILL HAPPEN IN DELHI 

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FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup To Be Held In India In Oct 22: FIFA

  • May 21, 2021
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FIFA on Thursday affirmed the dates for the FIFA Women's U17 World Cup to be held in India in 2022. The administering group of global football said the competition will be held from October 11 to 30.India had the facilitating rights for the 2020 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup however the competition was deferred because of Covid-19. The release which was planned to be held in 2021 was dropped and FIFA granted the facilitating rights to India in 2022. Quite, India had facilitated the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2017 across 6 urban communities, including Kolkata, Kochi, and New Delhi.Meeting by video gathering just before the 71st FIFA Congress, the FIFA Council additionally endorsed the dates for the Women's World Cup in 2023. The competition will be held from July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand. The end of the season games will be held from 17 to 23 February 2023.It additionally supported the dates for FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2022 (10-28 August 2022), just as a 14-joint effort off for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, occurring somewhere in the range of 19 and 25 June this year.Also, the Council supported the foundation of separate FIFA auxiliaries to deal with the association of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand and the FIFA World Cup 2026 in Canada, Mexico, and the USA.Also Read: FIFA Club World Cup 2020-21: Teams, fixtures, dates & where will it take place

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Villarreal Edge Manchester United In Epic Penalty Shootout To Win Maiden Europa League Title

  • May 27, 2021
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Villarreal beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties to win their first major title after tying 1-1 in the Europa League final when goalkeeper David De Gea missed the decisive shot with a superb penalty shootout. Gerrard Moreno put Villarreal ahead in the 29th minute of the Spanish club's first European final, but Edinson Cavani equalized early in the second half before Unai Emery's side won with a penalty kick, prolonging the drought. Injured Eric Bailey replaced Harry Maguire at the center of defense, and the United captain was surprisingly among the substitutes despite suffering an ankle ligament injury two weeks ago.De Gea started to lead ahead of Dean Henderson on goal, while Paul Pogba played a more traditional role in midfield as Fred was deemed fit enough to have a seat on the bench.An early collision between Juan Foyth and Pogba caused a bloodshot injury to the former Tottenham defender, but both sides were slow to press ahead on a cold, wet night on the Baltic coast.Rapona's brilliant cross by Carlos Bacca created an opportunity for Pau Torres, the center back with a linked summer pass to Man United, while Marcus Rashford Jeronimo Rulli tested with immersion effort from a distance.Jeremy Pino, who broke Iker Casillas' record as the youngest Spanish player to start a major European final, at 18 years and 218 days, veered against him, but Villarreal quickly got ahead of him.Danny Parejo hit a free-kick from the left flank and Moreno ran away from Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof, bypassing De Gea while the Swede tightened his shirt tight.Moreno equalized the 82nd goal in Villarreal, the club's record for ex-Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi.But it also sparked a reaction from United, as fighter Scott McTominay saw his shot derailed before Mason Greenwood stormed the area and sent a powerful cross that Raul Albiol almost hit his net.Another free-kick from Parejo caused panic in the United area just after the break, with Mano Trejoeros sending a cross into the goal before clearing the ball with Moreno and Carlos Bacca in dangerously lurking.Maybe Alfonso Pedraza was lucky because no further action was taken when he appeared to be hunting Greenwood in the Villarreal area, even though United took advantage of a stroke of luck.And a header fell from a corner kick in front of Rashford, whose air volley slipped through Cavani went into the net with Rowley unable to recover after anticipating the first shot.It was Uruguay's sixth goal in the competition this season, and all of that in their last four matches, one that gave United the momentum.Bruno Fernandez hit the ball wide while Cavani tried unsuccessfully to quickly reset the ball, then the striker headed straight for Torres with a missed shot from Shaw.United continued to control the ball as Villarreal absorbed the pressure, but the Spaniards remained a threat as Torres gathered at the end of organizational time.Alberto Moreno cut wide as United got tired, prompting Solskjaer to make his first changeover 100 minutes later when Fred replaced Greenwood.The first 21 penalties were converted successfully before Rolle refused De Gea's bid as United lost for the sixth time in seven sets, giving Emery their fourth European League title.Also read: FIFA Club World Cup 2020-21: Teams, fixtures, dates & where will it take place                 FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup To Be Held In India In Oct 22: FIFA

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Ten Man India Lose 0-1 To Qatar In FIFA World Cup Qualifying Round Match

  • Jun 04, 2021
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India made up of 10 players, defended credibly as they lost 1-0 to Asian champions Qatar in the World Cup qualifying round match here on Thursday.Abdel Aziz scored in the 33rd minute in a match completely dominated by the Qataris. The two teams played a goalless draw in the first leg here in September 2019.Group leaders Qatar, who has not lost a match so far, has seen waves of attacks with eight to nine players in the Indian half most of the time. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu had to save a series of balls to keep the margin of loss small.But India played with ten men from the 17th minute onwards after defender Rahul Pique was sent off after a second booking. He had previously received a yellow card in the ninth minute.India had two good matches in their counterattack match with Manveer Singh in the midst of everything both times.India captain Sunil Chhetri, who returned to the team after recovering from the COVID-19 infection, was replaced by Udanta Singh at the start of the second half.India, which has not achieved any victory, remained in fourth place in Group E with three points from six matches.Igor Stimak's men are two points behind Afghanistan (third by five), who drew 1-1 with Bangladesh earlier in the day.India will play Bangladesh on June 7 in their next match.Also Read: World Test Championship Will Be Played On "Equal Terms": Virat Kohli

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Football (Soccer) Rules & Regulations- Pitch High

  • Jun 07, 2021
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Football (soccer) is one of the oldest sports in the world, however; It is also one of the most famous. The pinnacle of international play comes in the form of the FIFA World Cup. There are also tournaments such as the European Championship, America's Cup, and the African Cup of Nations. At the national level, the strongest leagues come from England (Premier League), Spain (La Liga), Italy (Serie A), and Germany (Bundesliga). The sport is also known as soccer in some parts of the world.The objective of the gameThe goal of soccer is to score more goals than your opponent in a 90-minute period of play. The game is divided into two halves of 45 minutes each. After the first 45 minutes, players will take a 15-minute rest period called the first half. The 45-second minutes will be resumed and the time the referee deems appropriate to add (over time) will be the corresponding time.Players and equipmentEach team consists of 11 players. They are made up of a goalkeeper and ten field players. The dimensions of the field vary from field to field, but it is about 120 yards long and 75 yards wide. On each field, you will have a 6-yard square next to the mouth of the goalie, an 18-yard square surrounding a 6-yard square, and a center circle. Each half of the field should be a mirror image of the other in terms of dimensions.Basically, the equipment you need for a soccer match is a soccer field and a soccer field. Additionally, you can find players wearing matching studded soccer boots, shin guards, and belts. Goalkeepers will also wear padded gloves, as they are the only players authorized to catch the ball. Each team will have a designated leader.ScoringTo score, the ball must enter your opponent's goal. The entire ball must be at stake in order to be a legitimate target. The target can be scored with any part of the body except the hand or arm up to the shoulder. The target itself consists of a tire that is 8 feet high and 8 yards wide.Winning the gameTo win, you have to score more goals than your opponents. If the results are equal after 90 minutes, the match will end in a draw, with the exception of cup matches, where the game can go into extra time and even penalties to determine the winner. Players must use their feet to kick the ball and are prohibited from using their hands other than goalkeepers who can use any part of their body within the 18-yard area (more of which can be found in the next section).Football Rules (Football)A match consists of two 45-minute halves with a 15-minute rest period in between.Each team can have a minimum of 11 players (including one goalkeeper who is the only player authorized to handle the ball within the 18-yard area) and it takes at least 7 players to make up a game.The field should be made of natural or artificial grass. Playgrounds can vary in size but should be 100-130 meters long and 50-100 meters wide. The court should also be marked with a rectangle around the outside showing off-limits, two six-yard boxes, two 18-yard boxes, and a center circle. The point of a penalty kick is placed 12 yards from the two goals and the center circle must also be visible.The ball should have a circumference of 58-61 cm and be circular in shape.Each team can name up to 7 substitute players. Substitutions can be made at any time during the match, each team can make a maximum of 3 substitutions per team. If all three substitutions are made and a player has to leave the field due to injury, the team will be forced to play without a replacement for that player.Each game must include a referee and two assistant referees (line referees). The referee's job is to act as a timekeeper and take any decisions that need to be made, such as fouls, free kicks, throw-ins, and penalties, and add them on time at the end of each run. The referee may consult the assistant referees at any time during the match regarding the decision. The assistant referee's job is to detect offside in the match (see below), take throw-ins for either team, and also assist the referee in all decision-making as appropriate.If the game requires extra time as a result of the two teams being tied in the match, 30 minutes will be added in the form of 15-minute halves after the allocated 90 minutes.If the teams are still tied after extra time, then penalties must be taken.The entire ball must cross the goal line to become a goal.For fouls committed, the player can get a yellow or red card depending on the severity of the foul; This is up to the judge's discretion. Yellow is a warning and a red card is sent off for that player. Two yellow cards equal one red. Once a player has been ejected, he cannot be replaced.If the ball goes out of play from an opponent on either side of the line, it is awarded as a throw-in. If an attacking player goes out of play at the baseline, this is a goal kick. If you come out of the defender it is a corner kick.Offside rule in footballIt can be called offside when the attacking player is in front of the last defender when passing the pass. The offside zone is designed to discourage players from just hanging around the opponent's goal waiting for a pass. To be offside, they must be behind the last defender when the ball is played to them. If the player is in front of the last defender, he will be considered offside and a free kick will be awarded to the defending team.A player may not fall offside in his own half. A goalkeeper is not considered a defense. If the ball is played backward and the player is in front of the last defender, it is not considered an offside.Also Read: Roger Federer chooses rest, withdraws from French Open

Copa America: Lucas Paqueta Sends Brazil Past Peru Into Finals

  • Jul 06, 2021
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Star forward Neymar set up Lucas Paqueta to score the solitary objective as hosts Brazil beat Peru 1-0 on Monday to meet all requirements for the Copa America last. The semi-last was a rehash of the last, two years prior, when a Brazil group shorn of the harmed Neymar likewise prevailed on home soil. The Selecao will play either Lionel Messi's Argentina or Colombia, who meet in Brasilia on Wednesday, in Saturday's last at Rio de Janeiro's famous Maracana arena. "I need Argentina. I'm supporting Argentina since I have companions there and Brazil will win the last," said Neymar. "Paqueta is an incredible player, he's improving in each game and in each game with the public group," he said about the 23-year-old match victor, who plays his club football for Lyon in France. "He's simply had an extraordinary season with his club and is showing that he can be a vital player for the Brazilian public group." Gallese obstructs Brazil.Brazil completely ruled the main half at the void Nilton Santos arena in Rio yet needed to endure some apprehensive minutes after the break prior to getting a spot in the last. They opened up Peru on eight minutes as Paqueta's pass sent Richarlison in behind the guard, however subsequent to beating goalkeeper Pedro Gallese to the ball, the forward attempted to pull it back to Neymar who blasted high and wide under tension. Gallese spilled a wild Casemiro free-kick from distance however assembled the free ball before winger Everton could turn in the bounce back. Brazil were turning the screw and Everton cut in off the right flank yet took shots directly at Gallese. Read More: Euro Cup 2020: France Eye Quarterfinal Berth As Luka Modric Plots Spain DownfallThe Peruvian shot-plug was the most active player on the contribute the main quarter and subsequent to saving another Casemiro piledriver from distance he made an unbelievable twofold point clear save from Neymar and afterward Richarlison. Furthermore, when Gallese endured a surge of blood to the head and charged out of his space just to be beaten to the ball by Richarlison, Brazil couldn't underwrite as Peru's safeguards hurled themselves before Everton's shot. Peru were non-existant as an assaulting power and when they figured out how to win a corner soon after the half hour, they wound up playing the ball right back to Gallese. Brazil deservedly started to lead the pack 10 minutes before halftime after Peru parted with the ball in midfield for the umpteenth time. Neymar's sparkling toes got him liberated from three safeguards in the container and he teed up Paqueta to fire home from 12 yards. Self-conservation:Peru at long last had their first endeavor at objective on the counter assault four minutes after halftime, however goalkeeper Ederson easily parried Gianluca Lapadula's amazing drive. Before long, Raziel Garcia shot wide twice with hardly a pause in between as Peru displayed far more prominent aspiration than during the principal time frame. Peru were presently on top with Garcia at the core of their assault and his shot on the hour mark was parried by Ederson. Brazil began to wrestle back control and Everton took shots directly at Gallese before Neymar blasted above and beyond the bar. Peru ought to have been level a little ways from time when Yoshimar Yotun terminated a free-kick into the case and Alexander Callens beat Ederson to the ball yet headed wide from only six yards out. It would demonstrate their last possibility and mentor Ricardo Gareca regretted their lethargic beginning. "We paid for being delayed to subside into the game," he said. Read More: Football (Soccer) Rules & Regulation - Pitch High"The group responded well in the subsequent half and it was even." However, he conceded the 4-0 gathering stage pounding Brazil gave Peru before in the competition, and a 4-2 home loss in World Cup qualifying in October, had influenced their methodology. "We need to concede that we needed to ensure ourselves somewhat given we've surrendered a great deal of objectives against Brazil."Picture Credit: EUROSPORTS

Euro 2020: England beat Denmark 2-1 in extra-an ideal opportunity to set up last against Italy at Wembley

  • Jul 08, 2021
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Britain arrived at its first significant global competition last following a hole of 55 years as the three lions enlisted a success against Denmark in the second semi-last of Euro 2020 at the Wembley Stadium, London. Britain will conflict Italy in the last of the European Championship on twelfth July at 12:30 AM IST at the Wembley Stadium. Euro 2020 second elimination round: England versus Denmark FINAL SCORE Britain win 2-1 104 moment (First 50% of additional time): Harry Kane scores from the spot to give England the lead SECOND HALF: England 1 | 1 Denmark 19 minutes left in second half HALF TIME: England 1 | 1 Denmark 39th moment: Kjaer own objective assists England with scoring the equalizer 30th moment: Denmark starts to lead the pack as Demsgaard changes over the free-kick.Also Read: Copa America: Lucas Paqueta Sends Brazil Past Peru Into FinalsDenmark has made it's anything but, an approach to make it! The Sampdoria forward strides up and side-foots a twisting strike that clears the divider from about 22 meters away and just to one side of objective. As it flies into the net's rooftop, the flying Pickford can just deal with the smallest of contacts to the endeavor. Without precedent for the opposition, England surrenders to the principal objective scored straightforwardly from a free-kick at UEFA EURO 2020. Britain versus Denmark straight on Britain has won 13 out of 23 matches played between the two groups while Denmark won five. Britain versus Denmark past gathering in global football Eriksen's 35th-minute punishment acquired a 1-0 accomplishment at Wembley in the Nation's League on October 14, 2020. In this game, England's Harry Maguire was shipped off only preceding Denmark's objective while debutant Recce James after the last whistle. Eriksen and Kjaer both won their 100th cap for Denmark in this game.Also Read: Five Awsome Android Game Like COD Mobile With pVp Multiplayer Modes

Lionel Messi-Led Argentina Beat Brazil To Win Copa America, End 28-Year Long Wait

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Hotshot Lionel Messi won his first prize with his public group as Angel Di Maria's objective gave Argentina a 1-0 success over has Brazil in the Copa America last on Saturday. The triumph at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana arena finished Argentina's 28-year hang tight for a significant prize and finished Brazil's unbeaten home record that extended back over 2,500 days. Argentina had last tasted accomplishment at a significant competition in 1993 when the incomparable Gabriel Batistuta's support gave them a 2-1 success over Mexico in the Copa last in Ecuador. Promoting: "It's an extraordinary title, particularly for our kin. The fans support the group genuinely. I figure they can relate to this group that never yields," said Argentina mentor Lionel Scaloni. It was the first run through in quite a while playing at home that Brazil had neglected to lift the prize. And keeping in mind that 34-year-old Messi's odyssey has concluded, Brazil's Neymar, five years his lesser, is still without a significant title at the global level having missed the Selecao's success on home soil two years prior through injury. Argentina edged a fierce and peevish undertaking on account of Di Maria's objective on 22 minutes. The 33-year-old winger ran onto Rodrigo De Paul's luxurious through ball to hurl Brazil goalkeeper Ederson with a first-time finish. Also Read: Euro 2020 England Beat Denmark 2-1 In Extra An Ideal Opportunity To Set Up Last Against Italy At Wembley"We missed the mark so often, we envisioned such a great amount about this, contended energetically," said Di Maria, who was named man of the match. "Numerous individuals said we wouldn't oversee it, we were scrutinized a ton. Be that as it may, we continued thumping at the entryway and continued going until now we wrecked it and entered." Messi might have wrapped up the success as a short way from time yet slipped when clean through with just Ederson to beat. Di Maria the victimized: In a berserk beginning, Argentina's husky master Nicolas Otamendi was rapidly in with his first foul while Brazilian midfielder Fred got the main booking after only three minutes for studs up jump at Gonzalo Montiel. Brazil was unaltered from their semi-last success over Peru while Scaloni made five changes, remarkably getting Di Maria - who made a vivacious and conclusive section off the seat against Colombia the last break. The last was the primary match of the competition, which was initiated because of occurring last year, to permit in fans as 7,800 - a 10th of the Maracana limit - sat down after specialists halfway lifted pandemic limitations. The primary clear possibility went ahead 13 minutes as Richarlison headed down Marquinhos' long ball into the way of Neymar however the Brazilian star was packed out by a couple of safeguards. The fierce idea of the early difficulties could be seen on the players' packs, with Neymar brandishing torn shorts and Lucas Paqueta being left with an opening in his sock following mediation by Otamendi. Argentina played with hostility and responsibility, however no absence of value with Di Maria torturing Brazil's left-back Renan Lodi, who likely ought to have removed De Paul's pass for the winger's objective. Di Maria had a shot from 20 yards impeded while Messi discharged simply wide after a 40-yard run. Brazil attempted to make anything of note and in any event, when they had a free-kick from shooting range, Neymar couldn't beat the divider. At the point when the hosts did, at last, keep up with some pressing factor late in the principal a large portion of, Everton's diverted strike bobbled however to goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Bad-tempered, niggly Brazil mentor Tite rushed to act, presenting on Roberto Firmino for cautious midfielder Fred at half-time. Richarlison had the ball in the net before long however he was hailed offside. Furthermore, minutes after the fact Neymar teed up Richarlison yet Martinez parried his close to post exertion. Progressively it's anything but a peevish, niggly undertaking with minimal liquid play among fouls and plenty of showy behaviours and touchy squabbling. It was wandering right into whatever Argentina might have had planned as they hoped to run down the clock and clutch their slim lead. Brazil figured out how to up the pressing factor again toward the finish of the half yet they came up short on an amazing touch against some full-blooded shielding - Montiel even completed the game with his white sock absorbed blood. Also Read: Copa America Lucas Paqueta Sends Brazil Past Peru Into FinalsAt the point when Brazil substitute Gabriel Barbosa terminated a volley on track, Martinez was equivalent to it. Messi slipped embarrassingly late on with an opportunity to secure triumph yet it made a difference little as minutes after the fact his colleagues were throwing him noticeable all around to praise their success.

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Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona

  • Aug 11, 2021
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Lionel Messi finally signed his long-awaited contract with PSG on Tuesday night to complete the move and confirm the end of a long-term relationship with FC. Barcelona sends Paris Saint-Germain into a new era.Paris Saint-Germain said in a statement that the 34-year-old Argentine star had signed a two-year contract with the option for a third season. "I am excited to start a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain," said Messi. "Everything at the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the team and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I can't wait to stepping out onto the pitch at the parc des princes. Salary details were not disclosed, but a person familiar with the negotiations previously told The Associated Press that Messi will receive about 35 million euros ($ 41 million) from his net worth annually. The person said on condition of anonymity before signing the contract. "I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris," said Nasser Al-Khelaifi president of Paris Saint-Germain. "He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the highest level and winning titles, and of course our ambition as a team is to do the same."Crowds of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered at Paris Le Bourget airport to greet Messi, who wore a jersey with the slogan "Ici c'est Paris" ("This is Paris").The words are a longtime familiar refrain from a favored fan chant at Parc des Princes stadium, where Messi is to be presented to them before kickoff of Saturday night's game against Strasbourg. So excited was his arrival that police had to push him to prevent the airport's metal barriers from falling down as fans rushed forward to get a better view. He then traveled to Paris, escorted by a police escort, which included several officers on motorcycles, all dressed in black at the rear. When the disbelief of relegation to one of the greatest footballers of all time became a sensation, many gathered to catch a glimpse of Messi on the field. They got their wish when the smiling star briefly greeted them before undergoing a medical examination. Earlier, Messi's father and agent, Jorge, also confirmed that his son was moving to Paris Saint-Germain in a brief exchange with reporters at Josep Taradillas Barcelona's El Prat airport, before boarding his flight in afternoon.Messi arrived with his wife and his three children and boarded a private jet."With all that, towards a new adventure. All five together," said Antonella Roccuzzo on Instagram with a photo of her with her husband on the plane.PSG supporters have witnessed their club's transformation over the past decade since the arrival of sovereign investments from Qatar tied to the emir. Once Messi's contract with Barcelona expired and the Catalan club couldn't retain him, Paris Saint-Germain was one of the few clubs that was able to finance a deal to sign the world's best player six times.Messi's arrival gives Paris Saint-Germain massive attacking options, as he is linked with World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé and Brazilian forward Neymar.Neymar posted on Instagram a video of the two hugging and playing for Barcelona: "back together."While PSG had to pay 222 million euros (then $261 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona in 2017, there was no transfer fee for Messi. Messi has become the most desiered free agent in football history after his attempts to stay at Barcelona were rejected last week by the Spanish League because his salary did not meet financial regulations, with the Catalan club heavily in debt. 1.2 billion euros (1.4 million dollars)  And soon, Mauricio Pochettino, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, got in touch with his Argentine after Barcelona announced last Thursday that Messi would be leaving the club, he joined at age 13. Messi won every major title with Barcelona and was granted a emotional press conference on Sunday to mark the end of an era.Only Cristiano Ronaldo in the current era challenges Messi's status as the greatest of all time. Paris Saint-Germain is hoping not only that Messi will help the team regain the French title it lost to Lille last season, but that it will ultimately win the Champions League.If Pochettino used the 4-3-3 method, the three in front could see Messi on the right. What should be less demanding is Paris Saint-Germain's compliance with the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules. Some flexibility in the rules has been provided due to the pandemic and the changes are due to the system that is designed to stop losses. Paris Saint-Germain President Al-Khelaifi,as President of the Association of European Clubs and a member of the UEFA Executive Committee, is involved in the process of discussing a broader update of the FFP that could once again allow a spending without control. Also Read- Olympics: Rowers Arjun and Arvind finish eleventh in lightweight Double sculls in Tokyo

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Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari dies in fall from US plane at Kabul airport

  • Aug 20, 2021
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On Thursday, the Afghan news agency Ariana reported that Zaki Anwari, a soccer player for the Afghan national team, died after falling from a US plane at the Kabul airport on Monday. Crowds of people seeking to flee Afghanistan have gathered at the airport since Taliban fighters took power on Sunday, many of whom were seen trying to board a moving plane. Ariana said that Zaki Anwari fell from a US Air Force Boeing C-17 plane, and the death was confirmed by the Directorate General for Sports. Anwari was one of thousands of Afghans who flocked to Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday, a day after the Taliban seized the Afghan capital, hoping to board a plane out of the country. He reportedly boarded a C-17 that was about to leave Kabul. Zaki Anwari’s remains were said to have been found aboard the US Air Force C-17 transport plane after the aircraft dashed to escape the advancing Taliban while carrying hundreds of refugees. Hundreds of Afghans were seen crowding a US Air Force plane as it took off from the runway. Some managed to stick to the wheels of flight or sit on the wings, only to fall into the sky. New videos emerged from the Kabul airport showing women crying for help outside the gates and barbed wire, asking troops to let them in. In the video, women are heard saying: "Help us, the Taliban are coming."Also Read- Battlegrounds Mobile India esports kicks off with a prize of Rs 1 crore on July 19

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Odisha FC sign Malaysian international Liridon Krasniqi on loan

  • Aug 23, 2021
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Odisha FC is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Malaysian football club Johor Dar Al-Tazim on a loan contract for midfielder Liridon Krasniqi, who will now represent Bhubaneswar in the upcoming 8th edition of the Indian Super Cup. League (Hero ISL). The 29-year-old attacking midfielder started his career in European and made his professional debut for FK Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic in 2011 before joining Turkish club Ankaraspor. He was loaned out to another club in Turkey: Fethiyespor. Liridon moved to Malaysia in 2015 and played for Kedah Darul Aman Football Club. He also won the 2016 Malaysian Cup and the 2017 Malaysian Cup for Kedah before signing with Málaga United in 2019. In the previous season, Laridon had a contract with reigning Malaysian Premier League champion Johor Darul Ta'zim, and later represented the Newcastle Jets of Australia in the A-League on loan in early 2021. Liridon had the unique feat of representing three national teams. Having played for the Albanian Under-21 side and the Kosovo senior team, he made his debut for the Malaysian senior national team earlier this year. After joining the club, he said: "I am very happy to join Odisha FC and I am looking forward to starting a great journey in India. I hope to have a great season in the future with coach Kiko Ramirez. I can't wait for it to start and meet my teammates at OFC. We will try to bring Joy to all Odisha fans in the next [Hero] ISL." OFC coach Kiko Ramírez explained: "Liridon will give us character, attitude and strength. He is a player with great physical ability and good technique. He is a midfielder who can help us in attack and in defense and will give us energy that the team needs to fight for the full 90 minutes. " Odisha Club President Mr. Raj Athwal said: "We are delighted to welcome Malaysia international Liridon Krasniqi to Odisha Football Club. He is an accomplished midfielder in defense, adding more depth and quality to the team."Also Read- India's Shaili Singh wins silver in women's long jump at U20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi

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Kylian Mbappe: Real Madrid make160m euros transfer offer for PSG forward

  • Aug 25, 2021
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French and Spanish media reported on Tuesday that Real Madrid made an offer of 160 million euros ($ 188.11 million) to buy Paris Saint-Germain France forward Kylian Mbappe.There were no immediate comments from either club and the France daily L'Equipe said that Paris Saint-Germain's position remained unchanged, Ligue 1 club decided to keep Mbappe until at least the end of his contract in June next year even though he could leave for nothing. Marca from Spain said the move was a first by Real Madrid, who had always its sights on the 22-year-old World Cup champion who scored 42 goals in all competitions for PSG last season and said he wanted to move to Spain. The As.com website quoted actual sources as saying that the fact money was not an issue for wealthy Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain was an obstacle for Real Madrid. Any sale of Mbappé would allow Paris Saint-Germain to recoup some of Lionel Messi's salary package after they signing the Argentine forward and six-time Ballon d'Or winner from Barcelona earlier this month. Paris Saint-Germain finished last season with just one major title, the French cup, after losing the league title by one point to Lille and losing in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Real, now managed by Italian Carlo Ancelotti were runners-up at the domestic level last season against Atletico. Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in 2017, initially on loan and then permanently a year later with a 180 million euros contract.Also Read- India interested in hosting 2036, 2040 Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach

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Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

  • Sep 01, 2021
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Fanoos Basir a former Afghan soccer player fled her country after the Taliban dramatically capturing the capital city Kabul in August 2021. Despite promises by Taliban representatives that the Women would have more freedom than the last time the Taliban ruled the country, the women of the country were skeptical and unsure of their future. Fanoos Basir, said that she does not believe in the Taliban and that the Islamist movement will not change its attitude towards women. The Taliban were toppled in the US-led invasion in 2001, but 20 years later they regained power again and were forced out a foreign military mission, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of vulnerable Afghans. The last flights departed on Monday. In 2010, Basir joined a fledgling national soccer team that trained in a dilapidated stadium and began participating in tournaments abroad. However, the national team was disbanded and a large group of players and current staff were evacuated in an Australian military plane. Khaleda Popal, a former captain of the women's national soccer team who now resides outside Denmark, had urged soccer players on the women's team to burn their certificates, jerseys and medals for fear of attack by the Taliban, who had prohibited sports for women during her previous regime. Fanoos Basir not only did this, but tried to flee the country with her ailing parents as many as 3 days after the Taliban captured Kabul that on August 15. After several unsuccessful attempts, Basir, with the help of the French embassy, escaped to France. "Of course, we didn't know the Taliban would come as quickly as they did. Everyone knows what they did 30 years ago. They consider women like zero. They say that everything will change, we will allow women to work but I believe these are all fake face of the Taliban that they are showing to the world. They will never change. They have the same mentality towards women," said Basir.Also Read- Afghan national team footballer Zaki Anwari dies in fall from US plane at Kabul airport"So personally, I thought I would never work as part of their NGO government because working with them means supporting them. I will never support them. I will never trust them." "They still kill people. They have the same ideas and the same attitude towards women. Even if they let us work, we should be accompanied by our brother or father. So, it's impossible." “I was working as a civil engineer and I worked with a lot of guys, so this is impossible for me. "They are fake and they are showing off to the world that they are good and have changed. But they never change." ‘Who are they to forgive us?’ "They talked about resuming all sports activities. But women's sport was not mentioned. How can they change? They say they are going to forgive us. Who are they to forgive us? They have killed so many people, it should be the other way around." She added. 'I don't want to talk to a woman' Recalling the horrible experience when she tried to flee the country from the Kabul airport, Fanoos Basir said that a representative for Taliban did not even speak to her when she asked for clarification. Basir said she saw people being shot when the Taliban warned people not to flee the country in chaotic days at the airport. "We tried a lot for 2 or 3 days (to escape). My mother was sick. I went to the airport, there was a big crowd and they were shooting a lot of people. I saw them shoot people in the head and legs. They were bleeding and they hit them with sticks. ”I covered my face with a burqa. When I approached them, I wanted to ask them a question, but a Taliban pushed me and said." No, I don't want to talk to a woman. He told me to leave to home ". she said Fanoos Basir blamed the United States for the return of the Taliban to Afghanistan. "If the United States wants to kick them out, they can do it in an hour or two. They don't want to do it. They have drones, they have satellites. How is it possible that they are fighting against the Taliban for 20 years and did nothing?" she said.Also Read- Neeraj Chopra vs Sumit Antil: Can two gold medallists clash at Paris Olympics 2024?

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

  • Sep 02, 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but nevertheless broke the men's international scoring record before scoring the second goal as Portugal's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Ireland on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored his 110th goal in the 89th minute to move ahead of former Iran striker Ali Daei. Six minutes into stoppage time, Ronaldo scored the 111th goal in 180 games to break the hearts of the Irish after defender John Egan gave his nation the lead in the 45th minute. "I'm very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had," Ronaldo said. "Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end." But Ronaldo, who has rejoined Manchester United, is still 76 goals behind the most productive international scorer in the game. Christine Sinclair 38 years old, scored her 187th goal for Canada last month at the Tokyo Olympics. Ronaldo's night was frustrating until the late heroics. His 15th-minute spot kick was well saved by goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who was just two years old when Ronaldo scored his first goal for Portugal as a skinny winger at European championship in 2004. Ronaldo's only title came with Portugal at Euro 2016. Although he was the top scorer at this year's Euro Cup with five goals in four games, his team's title defense ended in the round of 16. On that note, here are the best Twitter reactions after Ronaldo's historic goalscoring feat. He's done it! @Cristiano (110) Ali Daei (109) A phenomenal run of 49 goals in his last 47 Portugal appearances makes the monster from Madeira the outright leading scorer in men's international history. Take a bow, legend ‍ pic.twitter.com/WFO7XbuKr8— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 1, 2021BREAKING: @cristiano scores twice for Portugal and becomes the greatest goalscorer in international football history. He is, indisputably, the pic.twitter.com/tLXXVHwApx— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 1, 2021Congratulations @Cristiano https://t.co/MYMvPPJiqO— Guinness World Records (@GWR) September 1, 2021Man Utd's @Cristiano Ronaldo makes history!He nets twice for Portugal to break the men's international goalscoring record pic.twitter.com/ZSqfptGXWJ— Premier League (@premierleague) September 1, 2021Also Read- Taliban will never change, they treat women like zeroes: Former Afghanistan footballer Fanoos Basir

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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier: Euro champions Italy equal WORLD RECORD for most unbeaten games

  • Sep 06, 2021
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Jorginho missed a penalty when Italy draw 0-0 with Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday September 5, a result that meant Roberto Mancini's side equaled the world record for consecutive undefeated international matches in a row. Italy is now undefeated in 36 consecutive games, equaling Brazil's record set between 1993 and 1996. The result could have been more positive if Jorginho had converted from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute after a foul by Domenico Berardi, but the Chelsea midfielder was thwarted by goalkeeper Yan Sommer. Italy had other opportunities to snatch the victory from them, but had to settle for a draw, which means they remain top of qualification Group C on 11 points from five games, four ahead of the second-placed Swiss, who have two matches in hand on the Azzurri.Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland Mancini's team entered the game after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bulgaria on Thursday, in their first match becoming European champions two months ago. But the visiting team did much better in the first half in Basel and should have taken the lead through good chances for Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne, both of whom were denied by Sommer. The best chance of the night came seven minutes of the second half after Ricardo Rodriguez trying to atone for being caught in possession, lunged in on Berardi to award a penalty. Jorginho, who missed his spot kick in in Italy's penalty shootout victory over England in the Euro 2020 final, stepped up but put his effort far to close to Sommer, who made an easy save. European champions Italy set a new world record of 36 international matches unbeaten with their draw in Switzerland Congratulations @Azzurri_En pic.twitter.com/VxL9CERn8D— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 6, 2021Sommer proved impossible to breach as he denied Insigne again to leave Italy heading home having been frustrated for the second successive qualifier.Also Read- Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 medals at single Games edition

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LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes

  • Sep 08, 2021
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La Liga may be shorn of its biggest name in Lionel Messi who left FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain but former Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes feels the Spanish league would not be "weakened" by the exit of the Argentine maestro.Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain's club last month is not the only high-profile exit from La Liga. In the last five seasons, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Sergio Ramos have left Real Madrid or Barcelona."La Liga throughout its history has lost players, just like any other league... It is nothing new. Cristiano left, Neymar left, Messi and Ramos have also left," Morientes, who is also the La Liga ambassador, said during a virtual media interaction."Footballers will eventually leave, but clubs will stay. La Liga doesn't sell itself through a single player. La Liga is never going to have a problem to sell itself as a competition"."La Liga has done a spectacular job attempting to attract the best players to make it as competitive as always been."Morientes said it's an opportunity for the Spanish clubs to prove themselves at the marquee Champions League.“I would like to see a Spanish final in fact, because there are many people who think that Messi's departure has weakened the league. We have to show that this is not the case.Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona"In the last 10-15 years, La Liga teams have always been very competitive in all European competitions. And I'm convinced this coming season the Spanish teams will demonstrate their true potential in this competition," said the former Spanish center-forward.The 45-year-old said it was the responsibility of the clubs to change, adapt and sign great players."La Liga will continue to be a really attractive league that will bring in new players and I'm sure there are great players who will want to play here," said Morientes, who played 183 games for Real Madrid between 1997 and 2005."The Spanish league is strong enough to be attractive to everyone. I am convinced that you in India will continue to follow the league and continue to follow our teams as fans and not just as individual players."On the prospect of 'El Clasico' without Messi and Ronaldo, he said: "Real Madrid and Barcelona at the end of the day are much more than just two players. It's true that both Cristiano and Messi have made history in Spanish football."Obviously we would like to have players of this level. But we must remember that the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona goes back many years, and Messi and Ronaldo are not always at the club." Also Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

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Lionel Messi surpasses Pele's goalscoring record, leads Argentina to win in World Cup qualifiers

  • Sep 10, 2021
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Lionel Messi broke Brazil great Pele's South American goal scoring record with a hat-trick that helped Argentina beat Bolivia 3-0 in the World Cup qualifiers on Thursday. Messi became the best scorer in South American football history The 34-year-old scored 79 goals for Argentina, overtaking Pele's tally of 77. The Argentine captain opened the way for his team at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires in front of 20,000 lucky fans in the 14th minute. He moved the ball between the legs of a Bolivian defender and shot from outside the penalty area to the right of the goalkeeper Carlos Lampe. Once again he showed his technique to score the second in the 64th minute. Messi and forward Lautaro Martinez exchanged four quick passes to put the six-time Ballon D'Or winner in a magnificent position. He still had time to dribble past one defender before scoring. Messi completed his hat-trick in the 88th minute from close range after getting a rebound from Lampe. Also Read- LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando MorientesArgentina now have 18 points in second place. Bolivia remains in ninth place with six. Brazil and Argentina will have one less competitive match after this international window since the Super Classic was suspended on Sunday. FIFA has yet to decide what will happen will the match, as it was stopped in a shocking way after Brazilian health officials tried to remove four Argentinian players for allegedly providing false information to authorities. The top four teams from the South American qualifiers earn direct spots in the World Cup finals in Qatar next year, and the fifth-place team will go into an intercontinental playoff. Previously, Uruguay beat Ecuador by 1-0 to move to third place in the table. Uruguay managed to get a last-minute home win against Ecuador, which was key to their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup. The header by Gaston Pereiro in stoppage time allowed Uruguay to add 15 points and take Ecuador third on the table. The Ecuadorians still with 13 points, are in fourth place and they are also well positioned to go to Qatar next year. Colombia also clinched an important 3-1 home win over Chile in a magnificent performance from forward Miguel Borja. He scored the first from the spot in the 19th minute and added another one minute later. Chile reduced the gap in the 56th minute with Jean Menezes, but Luis Diaz added Colombia's last goal in the 74th minute. Also on Thursday, Paraguay beat Venezuela 2-1. The hosts scored with David Martínez and Alejandro Romero in the 7th and 46th minutes. The visitors scored their only goal in the 90th minute with John Chancellor. He posted on social media after the game: "I dreamed a lot about this day and thank God it came. "I have no words to thank you for all the love received. What a beautiful night, I really enjoyed it. Unforgettable."View this post on InstagramA post shared by Leo Messi (@leomessi)Also Read- Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving BarcelonaAlso Read- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time highest goalscorer in international football with brace against Ireland

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Lionel Messi Makes First PSG Start But Club Brugge Hold On For A Draw

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Lionel Messi failed to provide Paris St Germain with any sparkle as the Ligue 1 team's potent attacking trio lacked inspiration in a disappointing 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.In his debut with the French team, the Argentine forward managed to surpass him, but he was far from his brilliant best next to the disappointing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who set up Ander Herrera for PSG's first-half opener before being replaced injured after the break.Brugge, who levelled before halftime through Hans Vanaken, were more powerful and had the best chances against a PSG that lacks quality and defensive focus.The result left Paris Saint-Germain and Bruges two points behind Group A leaders Manchester City after the Premier League champions crushed RB Leipzig 6-3."We didn't play a fantastic game but to be fair we did enough to win, we deserved to win," said Herrera."Maybe they had opportunities at the beginning of the second half but I think we controlled the match, we had a lot of chances."Also Read- Lionel Messi surpasses Pele's goalscoring record, leads Argentina to win in World Cup qualifiersBrugge keeper Simon Mignolet disagreed."I didn't have a lot of work, I just pulled a couple of saves. We played as a compact side, it was the right approach," the Belgian said.With Messi, Neymar and Mbappe together on the pitch for the first time, PSG made a confident start but Brugge responded well.FULL-TIME: Club Brugge 1-1 @PSG_English The points are shared on Matchday 1 of the @ChampionsLeague. #UCL | #CLUPSG pic.twitter.com/P3EVbjqQxP— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 15, 2021Mbappe broke the left flank and his low cross was met by Herrera, and opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a low shot to score his fourth goal this season-his third goal in the last two games.Messi set up Mbappe, who went close in the 23rd minute with an angled shot that was deflected by Mignolet but PSG were lulled into a false sense of security.Also Read- LaLiga will not be weakened by Lionel Messi's exit, says ex-Real Madrid player Fernando Morientes

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Messi may return for PSG against Manchester City in UCL

  • Sep 28, 2021
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Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his star-studded squad is still under construction, on the eve of hosting Manchester City in their Group A match in Paris on Tuesday.Pochettino remained evasive about who is PSG first-choice goalkeeper and whether Keylor Navas or new signing Gianluigi Donnarumma will start against City.Up front, Pochettino expects Lionel Messi to return in attack as the Argentine shakes off a minor knee injury that sidelined him for two games. Messi's last Champions League goal for Barcelona came against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes in last season's last-16. He had a penalty saved in that game by Navas.Paris Saint-Germain opened their Champions League campaign with a disappointing 1-1 draw with Club Brugge two weeks ago.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 season

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Champions League: Messi stars in PSG win over Manchester City, Liverpool see off Porto, Sheriff shock Madrid

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Lionel Messi scored his first Paris Saint-German goal in the French club's 2-0 win over visiting Manchester City while Luxembourg midfielder Sébastien Thill struck late for Sheriff to stun 13-time champion Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi, who joined PSG on a two-year contract after leaving Barcelona, found the top corner superbly in the second half to add to Idrissa Gueye's early first-half opener and put the capital club top of Group A on four points. Luis Suárez also struck late as his injury-time penalty gave Atlético Madrid a 2-1 win at 10-man AC Milan. Club Brügge and Liverpool also claimed away wins at Leipzig and Porto, respectively.Messi scores maiden goal for PSG After two games, City are third on three points after their first defeat in a group stage game since 2018 ended an 18-match unbeaten run, a point behind PSG and Club Brugge, who won 2-1 at RB Leipzig. Real Madrid slumped to a 2-1 defeat by Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol in the Champions League on Tuesday as the visitors pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the competition's history with a stunning 89th-minute strike from Sebastien Thill. Spanish champion Atlético were second best for long periods at Group B rival Milan. Luis Suarez's stoppage-time penalty and Antoine Griezmann's first goal since returning to Atletico Madrid earned the Spanish side a 2-1 victory over 10-man AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday. On the other hand, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both struck twice and Sadio Mane once in a 5-1 drubbing of the Portuguese champions to seize control of Champions' League Group B.Also Read- Messi may return for PSG against Manchester City in UCL

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Italy's record 37-match unbeaten run ends with 1-2 defeat to Spain in Nations League

  • Oct 07, 2021
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Ferran Torres put Spain into the Nations League final on Wednesday with a brace in a 2-1 win that ended Italy's world record unbeaten run at 37 matches in front of their own fans. Torres struck twice in the first half to make sure that Luis Enrique's Spain won the Final Four clash at the San Siro in Milan, where they will face either France or Belgium in Sunday's final. Lorenzo Pellegrini pulled a goal back with seven minutes left but the European champions failed to complete what would have been a memorable comeback after a spirited second-half performance with 10 men. Italy, who beat Spain in the Euro 2020 semi-finals, had to play over half the match with one man fewer after Leonardo Bonucci was sent off in the 42nd minute for picking up a second yellow card for elbowing Sergio Busquets in the face during an aerial challenge. "The first half could have easily finished 1-1... It's a shame because we would have stayed with 11 men were it not for an error which you can't commit at this level," Italy coach Roberto Mancini told RAI. The match took place in a strange atmosphere, as AC Milan fans on the field provoked Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during his return to the San Siro following his move to Paris Saint-Germain. Donnarumma, who is considered one of the world's best goalkeepers and won the Player of the Tournament award at the Euro, left Milan as a free agent in the summer and his departure left a bad taste in the mouth of supporters who loudly booed and whistled his every touch of the ball.Also Read- Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur win best player awards as India sweep international hockey honours "It upset us, because it was Italy playing, it wasn't a club match. They could have put it to one side for one match," Mancini told reporters later. "Italy is Italy and I think it should come above everything else."Fans attack DonnarummaDonnarumma was barracked by the home fans both when he came out for the pre-match warm-up and when the teams were read out, with the boos and whistles loud enough to drown out the announcements over the stadium's speakers. He was even whistled by some home supporters on his first touch of the ball in the fourth minute although by that point others in the crowd had started to applaud him in an attempt to cover up the criticism. However boos persisted every time he got the ball and in one bizarre moment Bonucci took a goal kick, only to roll the ball a couple of metres to Donnarumma, who again had to try to block out a wave of anger from the stands. They clearly started to have an effect on his performance, first reacting sluggishly to Torres' flick which put Spain one goal ahead in the 17th minute. Only two minutes later, Donnarumma then fumbled an innocuous shot from Marcos Alonso onto the post and had to thank Bonucci for getting back in time to clear the ball off the line. After a period of Spain dominance, Italy responded and should have at least been level 10 minutes before the break, Federico Bernadeschi having a 34th-minute shot pushed onto the post before Lorenzo Insigne fluffed the easiest chance of the half. Emerson Palmieri was sent charging behind the right side of the Spanish defence and rolled a perfect low cross to the unmarked Insigne, who sliced wide a side-footed finish. However, the hosts' task was made much harder just before the break when Bonucci was sent off and Torres all but killed off their hopes of extending their record with his deft header from another Mikel Oyarzabal cross. Down to 10, Italy gave a good account of themselves and Pellegrini cut the deficit with seven minutes remaining largely thanks to Federico Chiesa. Juventus forward Chiesa nicked the ball after a Spanish corner was cleared and charged down the field unopposed before laying on the Roma midfielder to tap into an open goal which briefly gave Italy fans hope. World champions France takes on Belgium at Juventus' Allianz Stadium in Turin on Thursday.Also Read- Anshu Malik becomes first Indian woman to reach wrestling World Championships final

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Sunil Chhetri breaks Pele's record as India beat Maldives to enter SAFF Championships final

  • Oct 14, 2021
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India on Wednesday confirmed their place in the final match against Nepal after 3-1 victory over Maldives at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives. Manvir Singh’s opener was cancelled by Ali Ashfaq in the first half before Sunil Chhetri scored a brace in the second half to confirm the spot for the Blue Tigers. Sunil Chhetri broke legendary football player Pele's record during the match against the Maldives in the ongoing 2021 SAFF Championship Pele had scored 77 goals for Brazil and Chhetri went past the Brazilian superstar when he scored a goal in the 62nd minute in the match against the Maldives. Chhetri further bettered his tally as he scored another one to have 79 international goals under his belt. The Indian captain is now the third-highest active international goalscorer. Lionel Messi (80) and Cristiano Ronaldo (115) are the two footballers who are ahead of Chhetri in the list of active international goalscorers. The Indian captain has also become the joint sixth-highest goalscorer in the world.123 Internationals 79 Goals @chetrisunil11 becomes the joint 6th highest goalscorer in the world! #INDMDV #SAFFChampionship2021 #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/Tg4UCTPAAE— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 13, 2021Although his team is going through a long lean phase, Chhetri's scoring prowess remains as good as ever, which is a testament to his consistency and dedication.A Wonderful Gesture Skipper @chetrisunil11 handed over his Man of the Match award to @apuiaralte45 for his brilliant performance today! #INDMDV #SAFFChampionship2021 #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/povTme0mZI— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 13, 2021Throughout his glorious journey, the deadly poacher from Delhi has played alongside former stars such as Bhaichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh in the national team, besides well-known international players in the ISL and I-League. Notwithstanding the occasional chatter around his age and his longevity, the Indian captain had said that he wanted to keep playing in top-flight and has not given his future any thought. India is undefeated in this edition, having drawn with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and then beating Nepal. The side will now look for its eight SAFF Championship title when it takes on first-time finalist Nepal in the final.Also Read- BCCI unveils Team India's new jersey ahead of T20 World Cup

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Cristiano Ronaldo stars in Manchester United comeback win over Atalanta

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo headed in an 81st-minute winner as Manchester United came from two goals down to beat Atalanta 3-2 in a pulsating Champions League Group F match at Old Trafford on Wednesday. After a poor performance in the first half, with Atalanta leading 2-0 in at the break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team turned the game and possibly their season around with a thunderous performance. The pressure was on Solskjaer after Saturday's 4-2 Premier League loss to Leicester Cit and he opted to drop Paul Pogba to the bench but there was little sign of improvement from that switch. Manchester United were disjointed and dispirited in the opening 45 minutes but raised their tempo and the volume from the Stretford End with a relentless push to victory that culminated in the Champions League's record scorer demonstrating his brilliance in front of goal yet again. Mario Pasalic put Atalanta ahead in the 15th minute, turning in Davide Zappacosta's low ball from close range and United, with just one win in their last five games in all competitions, looked drained of belief. It was no great surprise when the Italian team doubled their lead in the 29th minute with Merih Demiral rising at the near post to glance in an angled header from a Teun Koopmeiners corner. Fred and Marcus Rashford missed good chances for United before the break but the home side returned to the game in the 53rd minute. A clever ball from Bruno Fernandes allowed Rashford to cut in from the left and he picked his spot with a shot into the far corner. Scott McTominay struck the post after connecting with Christian Ronaldo cross but although United were pushing for a leveller, the Italians were still a threat and the hosts were thankful to keeper David De Gea for a superb double save to keep out a drive from Duvan Zapata and follow-up from Ruslan Malinovskyi. Cristiano Ronaldo in one word?#UCL pic.twitter.com/APwQcItPuh— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 20, 2021However, the pressure paid off for United when they drew level with Harry Maguire drilling the ball home at the back post after the static Atalanta defence failed to intercept a Fernandes ball across the box. Then came the winner as Luke Shaw whipped in a superb cross from the left and Ronaldo rose superbly, timing his jump and his header perfectly to power the ball past Musso. "I was right behind him. His leap, his timing, it was perfect right in the corner," Maguire said. "We see it day in, day out in training and in the goals he has scored throughout his career. He has come up with a massive goal for us again in the Champions League," he added. "We got the goals we needed and deserved and I think we deserved the win in the end. Yes, we made it difficult but it is a tremendous victory in the end." United leads the group after three games on six points with Atalanta and Villarreal two points behind.Also Read- Australia pacer James Pattinson retires from international cricket

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FIFA Rankings: India rise one spot to 106th, Belgium hold onto top position

  • Oct 22, 2021
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October 2021 was a busy month in international football, with qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, friendlies, and the final rounds of the UEFA Nations League all on the agenda. A total of 160 fixtures were played, the impact of which can be seen on the FIFA Rankings. Though their lead is now under threat, Belgium remains on top despite UEFA Nations League defeats to France (3rd, 1) and Italy (4th, 1). Among the top five, only Les Bleus and Gli Azzurri have improved their positions. India has also moved one spot ahead to the 106th position after the Sunil Chhetri-led side won the SAFF Championship. The Blue Tigers had defeated Nepal in the summit clash. Brazil remains in second place but are breathing down the neck of Belgium, just 12 points behind. England, meanwhile, dropped two places to fifth."A little further down, Spain's (7th, 1) progress at the expense of Portugal (8th, -1) is also noteworthy, as is that of Germany (12th, 2), who leapfrog USA (13th). Uruguay lost most ground among the top 20 by dropping three places to 15th," read an official FIFA statement. It is after that, however, where we find some of the most significant movers on this edition. Morocco (29th, 4), Russia (33rd, 4), Egypt (44th, 4), Saudi Arabia (49th, 7) and South Africa (66th, 7) all made strides on the back of two wins from two this month in Qatar 2022 qualifying. Two nations in the second half of the table fared even better, with New Zealand (111, 10) and Indonesia (165, 10) the joint-biggest movers this month, ahead of Central African Republic (115, 9) and Cambodia (170, 8).Also Read- IPL 2022: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone To Bid For Two New IPL Teams- Reports