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Dominant India thrash Malaysia 6-2 in Asia Cup

India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in their Super 4s match to stay on course to make the Asia Cup 2017 Final here at the Moulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on Thursday. After suffering two back-to-back losses to Malaysia earlier this year, the Manpreet Singh-led team ensured a well-structured game to demolish the Malaysian defence. It was goals by Akashdeep Singh (14′), Harmanpreet ... Read More »

Victor Axelsen’s coach Kenneth Jonassen

Current World Champion Viktor Axelsen’s coach Kenneth Jonassen rated Kidambi Srikanth as one of the toughest players to beat but at the same time urged the Indian to be more consistent. “For me world No 1 doesn’t matter. It is about being able to peak at right time at Olympics, World Championship, Thomas Cup, that’s the key. Srikanth is one ... Read More »

Korea outclass China 4-1 to reach Super 4s

Defending champions Korea produced a superior performance as they outclassed China 4-1 in their Hockey Asia Cup 2017 encounter here at the Moulana Bhashani Hockey National Stadium last evening. Though the first quarter began with the two teams showcasing skill and strategy that was on par with each other, Korea drew the first blood to put pressure on Chinese defence. ... Read More »

Sindhu, Srikanth carry India’s hopes at Denmark Open

Title-contenders P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth would look to put behind the disappointment of an early exit from Japan Open and make a positive start to their campaign at the USD 750,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier, which begins here tomorrow. Rio Olympics and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu have been in rampaging form this season as she has ... Read More »

India should be proud of their performance

Hailing India for their spirited show, England Under-17 coach Steve Cooper on Friday said the FIFA U-17 World Cup has been a success, which has been been unheard of in a development tournament. After losing all their matches, hosts India made a group stage exit, but Cooper said the Luis Norton de Matos-coached side deserved kudos. “I know the results ... Read More »

Hosts take final shot to qualify for knockouts

Their transformation from rank outsiders to valiant fighters drawing all-round praise, India face another test of character against former champions Ghana in their final group A game of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, on Thursday. Not many had given India any chance against Colombia after their 0-3 loss to United States in their opening match but the home side put ... Read More »

FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation over ‘third-party interference’

Geneva: FIFA suspended Pakistan from international soccer on Wednesday because of government interference after disputed national federation elections. The Pakistan soccer federation’s “offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator,” FIFA said. The ban cuts off funding from Zurich, and bars national and club teams and officials from international games and meetings. Rules imposed by FIFA and its ... Read More »

Here’s what Jeakson Singh said post India’s loss to Colombia

Jeakson Singh Thanoujam says India “deserved a result” in their favour after his bullet header against Colombia became the country’s first-ever goal in any FIFA World Cup. Playing in their second FIFA U-17 World Cup game against Colombia, debutants India had the fancied South American nation at their mercy on more than two occasions in front of more than 46,000 ... Read More »

Goof-up during felicitation of Indian football greats

In a goof-up by the organisers,former goalkeeper Bhaskar Ganguly was not called for felicitation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi just before India’s U-17 World Cup match against USA here on Friday, despite his name being there in the list. Prime minister Modi felicitated the captains of Indian football teams that played in the Asian Games. But when Ganguly’s name was ... Read More »

Thalaivas go down to Titans

It was yet another night to forget for Tamil Thalaivas as they went down to Telugu Titans 37-58 in a one-sided Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5 clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. The chief architect of Titans’ win was their skipper Rahul Chaudhari who scored 16 points while fellow raider Mohsen Maghsoudlou contributed with For the ... Read More »

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