LITE VIEW: Don’t let racism rain off the match

Still today that racism in sport rears its ugly head, and on Wednesday the target of that hatred was Yan Dhanda, the highest profile South Asian heritage footballer in the UK today. Working for decades we still haven’t been able to eliminate racism from the football pitch, the internet or society… writes veteran Labour MP

Italy’s 1982 World Cup Hero Paolo Rossi Dies

Paolo Rossi, Italy’s top-scorer in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, has passed away at the age of 64. Italian TV channel RAI Sport, for whom Rossi had been working as a pundit, announced the news of his demise on Thursday morning. “A very sad news: Paolo Rossi left us,” RAI Sport presenter Enrico Varriale tweeted.

Former Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella Dies

Former Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella has passed away at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer and heart problems. Sabella died on Tuesday at the ICBA clinic in Buenos Aires about 13 days after he was admitted with dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood

India Women Set To Hit The Pitch: Maymol Rocky

Maymol Rocky, head coach of Indian women’s football team, is excited as the team begins its preparation for the forthcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers. Thirty women footballers have been called up for a national camp that will start from Tuesday in Goa. This is the first senior national women’s camp after coronavirus-induced lockdown. “The

Senegal Football Legend Papa Dies

Legendary Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at the age of 42. Diop, who won 63 caps for Senegal, scored the goal which secured a historic 1-0 win over France in their opening FIFA World Cup match in 2002, a tournament where Senegal made it to the quarterfinals. “FIFA is saddened to learn

The ‘King of Football’ will be missed: Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac, head coach of the Indian men’s football team, has paid a rich tribute to Diego Maradona, saying the Argentine was the “king of football”. Maradona, who enthralled fans across the world with his skills, passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in the Tigre district on the northern

‘We were trying to avoid injuries with substitutions’

The short pre-season that preceded the season meant that Bengaluru FC were forced to make substitutions on Sunday in their Indian Super League (ISL) match against FC Goa despite them needing one more goal to win the match, according to coach Carles Cuadrat. Cuadrat said that he was tempted to not make any changes, which

Pep Guardiola To Stay With City Till 2023

Head coach Pep Guardiola has extended his stay as Manchester City after signing a new contract which will see him at the club until the end of the 2022-2023 season. “Ever since I arrived at Manchester City I have been made to feel so welcome in the club and in the city itself, by the

Bala Devi’s journey inspiration for all players: Gurpreet

Arjuna awardee Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels Bala Devi’s “path-breaking” journey can inspire not only the women footballers but also their men counterparts in the country as well. “It (Bala’s maiden start for Rangers Women FC) is a proud moment for the country. She is a true example of hard work and dedication. Her path-breaking journey

Legendary Diego Maradona turns 60

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona turned 60 on Friday. Widely rated as one of the greatest football players of all time, Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups and was captain of the Argentine team that won the 1986 tournament. In an interview with French weekly French Football, Maradona joked that that he dreams of