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T N Raghu

Rural India shining

It is obvious that the pain threshold of almost all athletes who have won Asian Games medals is high.

09 Sep 2018 12:00 AM

The final countdown

French force up against fortified Croatians in football’s biggest match.

15 Jul 2018 7:01 AM

Red hot clash

Fiery Belgians up against French finesse in semi-final.

10 Jul 2018 1:48 AM

Ghost busters!

Croatia beat resolute Russia who played like a team possessed.

09 Jul 2018 1:26 AM

Tite’s men lose match not honour

Tite said the match was a delight for neutrals. He was right. It was the sort of game that makes football a compelling spectacle — or football.

08 Jul 2018 2:08 AM


Excellence comes with a price

The World Cup in Russia has offered a chastening lesson for Asian and African teams, with none of them qualifying for the quarter-finals.

08 Jul 2018 1:05 AM

Uruguay look to stop speedy Kylian Mbappe

Doubts about Cavani’s availability could also be a ploy to lull Didier Deschamps’s team into complacency.

06 Jul 2018 12:24 AM

Fifa World Cup: Air Jordan

Goalie Pickford saves spot-kick in shootout as England break penalty jinx to power ahead.

05 Jul 2018 7:32 AM

‘Actor’ Neymar annoys fans

The Brazlian’s performance is tarnished by his tendency to overreact.

04 Jul 2018 1:17 AM

Fifa World Cup 2018: Japan punch above weight, leave Russia proud

Many people including yours truly hadn’t been bullish about Asian team’s chances in Russia.

04 Jul 2018 1:15 AM


English test for Colombia

A victory will give Harry Kane & Co. momentum to go all the way in Russia.

03 Jul 2018 2:07 AM

Spanish tiki-taka or a sleeping pill?

And, Spain’s opponents have found a way to tackle tiki-taka after being passed to death for four to five years.

03 Jul 2018 2:00 AM

Move over CR7 and Messi, Mbappe’s here

Ronaldo’s plight is similar to Messi’s at the World Cup but he has always played in a weaker team than his great rival.

02 Jul 2018 12:58 AM

French fry Argies

Mbappe nets twice as France knock Argentina out.

01 Jul 2018 2:25 AM

Fresh start

Messi looks to rejuvenate as Argentina take on France.

30 Jun 2018 1:21 AM


Brazil bulldoze

Goals from Paulinho, Thiago ensure knockout berth.

29 Jun 2018 1:43 AM

All is not fair in VAR? Teams pay the penalties

The introduction of VAR is the main reason for the spurt in penalties at the 2018 World Cup.

21 Jun 2018 5:43 AM

Get ready for VAR

The 2018 World Cup in Russia will herald a technological first — a Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

10 Jun 2018 6:53 AM

Russia would miss Azzurri & Oranje

The 2018 World Cup would be infinitely poorer in the absence of the three nations that provide gravitas, adventurism and colour to the event.

10 Jun 2018 6:48 AM

Last chance saloon for CR7 and Messi

Although Lionel Messi is two years younger than Cristiano Ronaldo, it would be difficult for him to carry on until 2022 if he falls short in Russia.

10 Jun 2018 6:35 AM