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Novy Kapadia

Nostalgia sip from a Cup that changed all

The most memorable one is Kapil Dev’s tongue-in-cheek reply after his 175 versus Zimbabwe.

28 Jul 2019 3:26 AM

Cricket history comes alive with humour and off-the-record tidbits

Bose floats the theory that Pataudi’s mother wrote to Prime Minister Nehru that her son was from the minority community and hence denied captaincy.

14 Jul 2019 8:03 AM

How ‘Indian gymnast’ stopped being an oxymoron

The book has some priceless photographs from the history of gymnastics in Tripura and some personal ones from Dipa’s household in black and white.

24 Mar 2019 2:44 AM

The rise and rise of the women in blue

Creditably, the book is not just documentation of matches, statistics and players but also provides many sociological insights.

10 Mar 2019 5:41 AM

Indian football coaches come of age

Till the end of the 20th century, the Asian Games football tournament had no age restrictions and senior teams participated.

11 Aug 2018 12:39 AM


The lost glory of Asia’s oldest football league

Many of these Youth Congress supporters were also ardent East Bengal fans. So in their slogans politics and football got intermingled.

04 Aug 2018 12:06 AM

Mesut saga: The politics of football

It is the timing of the meeting, which led to an outbreak of xenophobic attacks on Ozil.

28 Jul 2018 1:24 AM

France victory a triumph of diversity

During the 1960s and 70s when France did not do well in international football, they started a national coaching centre in Vichy in 1972.

21 Jul 2018 12:19 AM

Martinez, an innovative coach

France vs Belgium should be an all-time classic between two countries oozing with confidence.

09 Jul 2018 12:25 AM

When will India qualify for the World cup?

The World Cup has shown that neither wealth nor size of population matters in producing quality football teams.

08 Jul 2018 3:15 AM


Colombia showed how to grind it out

Senegal got eliminated on the Fair Play rule & thus there will be no African country in the last sixteen for the first time since the 1982 World Cup.

30 Jun 2018 12:12 AM

Neither wealth nor population matters in Cup

African nations have not done well except for Senegal. Morocco, despite playing well, lacked finish and Egypt are already eliminated.

23 Jun 2018 12:09 AM

Lopetegui sacking, drastic and unprecedented

The system clicked and England reached the semi-finals, their second best performance till date, and finished fourth.

16 Jun 2018 1:34 AM

Watch out for the dark horses

Fluent, open and expressive Belgium are the team to keep an eye on in Russia.

10 Jun 2018 6:37 AM

European teams set to rule semis line-up

In the 20 previous World Cups, only twice has a non-European or South American country qualified for the semi-finals.

09 Jun 2018 12:18 AM


Zidane timed his departure to perfection

Critics can scoff that Zidane was only a good man manager and not a great tactician.

02 Jun 2018 12:49 AM

Rock-star Klopp vs cool Zidane

Real Madrid have more quality substitute players while Liverpool will miss injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana.

26 May 2018 12:22 AM

Global football is now a capitalist paradise

Similarly in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich have won six titles on the trot, with monotonous regularity.

12 May 2018 12:20 AM

Lot more than pride at stake in El Clasico

Cristiano Ronaldo on 17 will want to narrow that gap. The two clubs first met in the La Liga on February 17, 1929, with Real Madrid winning 2-1.

06 May 2018 1:17 AM

Wenger’s role immense in making EPL worldwide brand

The combination of pre-match stretching and use of masseurs and osteopaths added years to the careers of his veteran players.

30 Apr 2018 6:21 AM