Dhiman Sarkar

Dhiman Sarkar is based in Kolkata with over two decades as a sports journalist. He writes mainly on football.

Articles by Dhiman Sarkar

Blatter to visit India in this year

Sepp Blatter said he is committed to visiting India around October. "I have made four visits to India but none as FIFA president, writes Dhiman Sarkar.
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Published on Jul 08, 2006 11:18 PM IST
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Berlin, take our breath away!

Rarely have World Cup finals shown the spark befitting the planet's obsession with the game, writes Dhiman Sarkar.
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Published on Jul 08, 2006 11:15 PM IST
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Bundesliga a model for India

Football, as is evident here during the World Cup, is often a day-long source of enjoyment here.
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Published on Jul 06, 2006 03:56 AM IST
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None | By, Munich

League of extraordinary men

Football stadiums in this part of the world are called arenas, giving the place an air of a venue for a joust.
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Published on Jul 05, 2006 02:15 AM IST
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None | By, Munich

Germany look to breach Italian citadel

This match will be a fight between the Italian backline and German attack. Results | Rewind | Action-in-Pics | Your Take
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Updated on Jul 04, 2006 10:24 AM IST
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Latin flavour gone

THE World Cup has lost its spice -- South America. With Brazil and Argentina losing in the quarterfinals, it is a European lineup for the semis. And none of the four teams is known for attacking football, though German supporters would like to differ.
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Published on Jul 03, 2006 01:38 AM IST
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Playing for the world, Selecao's Cup of joy brims

On the stands, close to 500 (mostly journalists) sat watching a group of 12 work with and without the ball. By Brazil?s standards, attendance was thin.
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Published on Jun 30, 2006 12:21 PM IST
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None | By, Cologne

'I hope Zizou's career ends against us'

"I spoke to him for long and I hope he doesn't have much success against us," said a Brazilian. Read on...
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Published on Jun 30, 2006 12:21 PM IST
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None | By, Cologne

Lucky 13: The man who's seen it all

From steward to coach, Zagallo has stayed with Brazil for over 24 years. Schedule | Teams | Results | Photos | Games
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Published on Jun 30, 2006 12:10 PM IST
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None | By, Cologne

Lucky 13: The man who?s seen it all

Fear of 13 or triskaidekaphobia is beyond comprehension of former Brazilian coach.
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Published on Jun 30, 2006 12:52 AM IST
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Playing for world, the Selecao?s Cup of joy brims

The Brazilians not only play for their team but for the entire planet, it seems.
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Published on Jun 30, 2006 12:52 AM IST
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None | By, Cologne

'I hope Zizou?s career ends against us'

In his last few days as footballer, Zidane has had to live with friends turned foes.
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Published on Jun 30, 2006 12:52 AM IST
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None | By, Cologne

Golden oldies set the tone for rare weekend classics

Spain has been denied entry by Frank Riberry and a group of bald or balding daddies who have finally been able to roll back the years.
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Published on Jun 29, 2006 12:57 PM IST
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None | By, Cologne

Black Stars light up night, fade away

That Ghana had more possession, more shots on goal and even more corner-kicks showed their exuberance.
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Published on Jun 28, 2006 09:26 AM IST
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Nothing beautiful about this game

Holland fell to a wily Portugese team which showed better team cohesion. But, at the end football suffered, writes Dhiman Sarkar.
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Updated on Jun 27, 2006 03:05 AM IST
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None | By, Nuremberg

Munich: Theatre of dreams

Sunlight filters through the plexiglass roof slung low and scatters on the blue water, writes Dhiman Sarkar.
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Published on Jun 25, 2006 12:46 AM IST
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None | By, Munich

Pele backs Ronaldo, says Brazil will peak on time

The Black Pearl said that whoever faces Germany will have a problem and hoped that Brazil avoid playing them before the finals.
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Published on Jun 23, 2006 03:56 PM IST
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None | By, Dortmund

Le Miserable: Zizou?s end is nigh

It could have been the most poignant moment of this World Cup, but it passed quietly, writes Dhiman Sarkar.
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Published on Jun 20, 2006 03:23 AM IST
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None | By, Leipzig

Memory of E Germany remains

Travelling through the breadth of Germany, from Cologne to Leipzig, is a long haul, even by Deutsch Bahn standards.
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Published on Jun 19, 2006 02:00 AM IST
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?After the goals, we slowed down?

Says Van Basten, but the Dutch fans don?t mind as long as the team wins.
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Published on Jun 18, 2006 10:53 AM IST
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No foul play: Argentina won it fair & square

It took 28 years for Argentina to win a World Cup finals match by six goals. And this time around, there were no insinuations of unfair play.
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Published on Jun 18, 2006 10:49 AM IST
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None | ByDhiman Sarkar and DPA, Stuttgart

Stars of fortune

Two stars of 2002, two contrasting beginnings to the 2006 World Cup. Ahn Jung-Hwan showed he hadn?t lost his touch and Ronaldo struggled to regain his.
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Updated on Jun 16, 2006 02:56 PM IST
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None | By, Cologne

'Tough, but Togo & Pfister must cope'

HT asked Mick McCarthy if he could see any connection between his plight then and Pfister's now.
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Published on Jun 12, 2006 12:18 PM IST
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Germany: Right here, right now

Munich starts magical mystery tour with goals galore in the World Cup opening match against Costa Rica.
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Published on Jun 10, 2006 12:00 PM IST
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None | By, Munich

GOAL AFTER GOAL

IT TOOK just six minutes for the ball to find the net for the first time at World Cup 2006. Suddenly, Munich came alive in a riot of sound and colour. The calm of the past three days seemed so completely out of sync with the people, their choric chants, laughter and the embedded excitement of the world's biggest sporting event being upon us.
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Published on Jun 10, 2006 02:35 AM IST
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None | By, Munich

GOAL AFTER GOAL

IT TOOK just six minutes for the ball to find the net for the first time at World Cup 2006. Suddenly, Munich came alive in a riot of sound and colour. The calm of the past three days seemed so completely out of sync with the people, their choric chants, laughter and the embedded excitement of the world's biggest sporting event being upon us. Outside, a TV channel has set up stage near the Rathaus (Munich Town Hall) where it was difficult to find people not wearing team shirts.
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Published on Jun 10, 2006 12:54 AM IST
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Waiting for tonight...

For the next one month, gladiators will be lining up chests out, boots on taking in the adrenaline surge a national anthem induces.
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Published on Jun 09, 2006 10:52 AM IST
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Claudia, courtship & the Cup

She'll walk to the park with the sport's most beautiful trophy, and with her will be Pele, reports Dhiman Sarkar.
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Published on Jun 09, 2006 03:02 AM IST
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Waiting for tonight...

The gladiators take on each other in a game where there are no 2nd chances. Schedule | Teams | Interviews | Photos | Quiz
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Updated on Jun 09, 2006 10:49 PM IST
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None | By, Munich

India go down without whimper

The circle of hopelessness that started getting drawn on June 18 in Lahore was completed on Wednesday at the Ambedkar Stadium ? ironically in the same city where we became the continent?s first football champions.
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Published on Mar 02, 2006 02:35 AM IST
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None | By, New Delhi
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