Happy New Year! It’s 2018. And a year Russia will proudly host the FIFA Football World Cup – the world’s biggest (sporting or non-sporting) extravaganza. The highlight of the year 2018, for sure. Less than five months to go. 148 … Continue reading Football: FIFA World Cup – Rewind down the memory lane
When we entered Nou Camp stadium 14 April 2017, we were welcomed by a new intimidating 30ft by 20ft billboard. It was Messi’s clenched fist pumping up crowds after the historic 6-1 win over Paris St Germain. The crowd photographer … Continue reading Football: The image which justifies Neymar’s departure from Barcelona FC
Watch (Click here) the horrible ‘handball into the net’ goal that knocked out Brazil from Copa America Centenario 2016. That Brazil were awful is another point of debate, that they don’t deserve to go through is another point. But it … Continue reading Watch that Peru ‘handball into the net’ which knocks Brazil out of Copa America 2016
Brazil’s 7-1 walloping from the mean, efficient German machine would have sent warning signals to tonight’s semifinalists; apart from the blanket of doom it cast over the host nation. The second successive South America vs Europe battle is likely to … Continue reading Netherlands v Argentina: Who will come out on top and make the World Cup Final?
It’s high time now… My roots lie somewhere in eastern part of the multicultural, colourful democracy called India. The primary language spoken there being Bengali – a community, who live and die, watching and discussing football. A Brazil vs Argentina world cup match will bring this entire city of Kolkata to a halt. And that’s not funny, considering this major hub in eastern India houses a population over five million. Hence, in a rarest of rare visit to Asia, Diego Maradona did visit this city – Kolkata. That ‘somewhere’ (where my roots lie) happens to be a tiny industrial town, … Continue reading High Time For Sleeping Giants India To Wake Up!
My boss’s silence speaks volumes of his unhappiness with me. I come to the office yawning, yawn after lunch, after tea; but somehow as the clock nears 5:00pm my voice gets louder, energy levels higher, smiles break all over my … Continue reading I am down with fever – World Cup Fever!
Examining recent history, selection dilemma, Capello’s track record, the world cup draw and England’s chances of winning World Cup 2010… Capello has problems aplenty – least of all, squad selection; and most of all, managing expectations. Akin to India in … Continue reading Can England win World Cup 2010