Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, World Cup finalist Luka Modric of Croatia and Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who enjoyed a stunning campaign with Liverpool last season, were the three players nominated by FIFA for the world ruling body’s top prize. read more
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona arrived in northern Mexico on Saturday to begin his new job as head coach of the second-tier club Dorados of Sinaloa. Maradona is one of the most recognisable names in international football, having led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup championship in Mexico with his infamous “Hand of God” goal. Diego Maradona on Monday insisted he had left his off-the-pitch issues behind. The 57-year-old has publicly struggled in the past with alcohol and drug addiction. But he told reporters he would take his new job seriously, and hadn’t come to Mexico for a holiday. His new club is located in Culiacan, considered the heart of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug smuggling gangs. Some critics have described Maradona’s new role as a publicity stunt for the team and a last-ditch effort to resurrect his career. Maradona will reportedly earn 150,000 US dollars a month to coach players who have complained of missed paychecks. (HT Correspondent )read more
Diego Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July. read more
Actor Rishi Kapoor recently announced that late Bollywood actor and producer Raj Kapoor’s famous RK Studios is up for sale after it was gutted in a massive fire last year. HT visited the Loni Kalbhor campus of MAEER’s MIT group of institutions, which... read more
Local residents relax on the beach of Kribi, Cameroon. Hundreds of migrant workers have pinned their hopes on Cameroon’s most ambitious water port since independence in 1960 that’s meant to transform this sleepy fishing town into an industrial hub. Built and funded by China, the project is also helping Chinese companies gain a foothold in Cameroon.
Croatia’s run to the World Cup final is largely down to Luka Modric’s tireless work in midfield and he will be a tough contender for the Ballon d’Or title besides Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. read more