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FIle photo of late Argentine football legend Diego Maradona(FILE)

Kerala businessman to build museum in memory of Diego Maradona

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The museum will blend the aesthetics of art and technology, Boby Chemmanur said.
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Representational photo.(AFP)
Representational photo.(AFP)

Qatari organisers hoping more Indian eyeballs during 2022 FIFA World Cup than 2018 edition

By Press Trust of India | Doha
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Qatar will become the first country in the Middle East to host the mega sporting event, which will kick off from November 21, 2022.
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FIFA World Cup 2022.(Reuters)
FIFA World Cup 2022.(Reuters)

FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule: 4 games per day in group stage in Qatar

By Associated Press | London
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 07:59 PM IST
FIFA released the schedule for the first World Cup to be played in November and December on Wednesday, with kickoff times at 1 p.m. (1000 GMT), 4 p.m. (1300 GMT), 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) and 10 p.m. (1900 GMT).
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The India Women’s football team(AIFF Media)
The India Women’s football team(AIFF Media)

India confirmed as 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup hosts

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 08:58 PM IST
The tournament will see 12 teams participating, expanded from the previous slot of eight teams.
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File image of Chiellni and Suarez.(File)
File image of Chiellni and Suarez.(File)

‘Admire his cunning’: Chiellini recalls Suarez biting incident

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 04:53 PM IST
“Malice is part of football, I wouldn’t call it illegitimate. To get past a rival, you have to be smart,” the Juventus defender wrote in his autobiography as per Sky Sports. “I admire his cunning. If he lost it, he’d become an ordinary forward.”
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Udanta Singh greets India skipper Sunil Chhetri after he scored the first goal against Kenya in the Hero International Cup football finals.(PTI)
Udanta Singh greets India skipper Sunil Chhetri after he scored the first goal against Kenya in the Hero International Cup football finals.(PTI)

Coronavirus impact: India’s FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar postponed

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:44 PM IST
All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das told PTI that the match against the Asian Champions in Bhubaneswar has been postponed and a new date will be known next week.
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File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)
File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)

Coronavirus Outbreak: India-Tajikistan friendly likely to be postponed

By Indo Asian News Service | Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 12:41 PM IST
The number of global coronavirus cases have reached more than 90,0000 with over 3,000 deaths reported across the world so far.
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India vs Afghanistan, FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers highlights: Follow highlights and updates from the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier between India and Oman in Muscat.(Twitter)
India vs Afghanistan, FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers highlights: Follow highlights and updates from the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier between India and Oman in Muscat.(Twitter)

India vs Oman, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers highlights: IND lose 0-1 against OMN

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 10:44 PM IST

Highlights: The Indian football team took on higher-ranked Oman in a do-or-die FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying round match in Muscat. However, it was a dissapointing day for the Blue Tigers as they lost the match 0-1 to Oman. Muhsen Al Ghassani’s first-half goal was the decider of the game as Oman retained top spot in the group. India are second to bottom with just 3 points. India have failed to win a single game out of their five so far and has to record a win in this tie to have any outside chance of qualification. India had already lost to Oman in their home leg in Guwahati. Oman were coming into this match after an emphatic (4-1) win over Bangladesh at their home ground on November 14. India, on the other hand, were held to a 1-1 draws against lower-ranked Bangladesh and Afghanistan.Follow India vs Oman, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier highlights here -

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India drew 1-1 against Afghanistan.(AIFF)
India drew 1-1 against Afghanistan.(AIFF)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Doungel’s first India goal averts Dushanbe disaster

By Dhiman Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 11:33 PM IST
The 1-1 result against Afghanistan meant the 106-ranked India remained winless in their qualifying campaign so far.
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India vs Afghanistan, FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Follow highlights from the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier encounter between India and Afghanistan.(Twitter)
India vs Afghanistan, FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Follow highlights from the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier encounter between India and Afghanistan.(Twitter)

India vs Afghanistan FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier Highlights: India draw 1-1 against Afghanistan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 09:34 PM IST

Highlights: Seminlen Doungel scored late in the encounter as India drew 1-1 against Afghanistan in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier against Afghanistan. Zelfagar Nazary handed Afghanistan the lead but a late equaliser for India kept the qualification dreams alive for the visitors.Follow India vs Afghanistan live score updates here -

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A file photo of Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.(Twitter)
A file photo of Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.(Twitter)

Indian football team name 26-member squad for World Cup qualifiers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 04:53 PM IST
Almost all the regular names were included in the squad with the addition of young goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem who impressed in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017.
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Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal against Oman in FIFA World Cup' qualifiers.(PTI)
Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal against Oman in FIFA World Cup' qualifiers.(PTI)

Igor Stimac to try as many players as possible in friendly match against NorthEast United

By Press Trust of India | Guwahati
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Stimac said the match will be a good preparation for India’s FIFA World Cup second round qualifier against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata on October 15.
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File photo of Cristiano Ronaldo.(REUTERS)
File photo of Cristiano Ronaldo.(REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo has second-worst record for free-kicks in Serie A

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 06:26 PM IST
Since his transfer to Juventus, the goals have dried out for Ronaldo, especially when he is allowed to take a set-piece.
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A file photo of India's Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)
A file photo of India's Sunil Chhetri.(REUTERS)

Indian football team announce 29 probables for camp ahead of Bangladesh game

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Indian Football Team on Tuesday announced their 29-man squad for preparatory camp ahead of their clash with Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
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India coach Igor Stimac reacts.(REUTERS)
India coach Igor Stimac reacts.(REUTERS)

I want to see full house in Kolkata when India take on Bangladesh: Igor Stimac

By Asian News International | Doha
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 04:30 PM IST
India will compete against Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 joint qualifiers round 2.
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File image of India football skipper Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of India football skipper Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: I just have to be good example for players - Sunil Chhetri

By PTI | Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 07:52 PM IST
The 103-ranked India will begin their campaign on Thursday at what is expected to be a packed Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.
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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, India football team goal keeper(Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for ISL)
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, India football team goal keeper(Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for ISL)

We have to play together and fearless to beat Oman: Gurpreet Singh

By Press Trust of India | Guwahati
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:51 PM IST
Ahead of India’s World Cup qualifier against Oman, goal-keeper Gulpreet Singh Sandhu talked about the importance of playing as a team.
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File photo of Diego Forlan.(Getty Images)
File photo of Diego Forlan.(Getty Images)
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File photo of Igor Stimac.(AFP)
File photo of Igor Stimac.(AFP)

India football coach Igor Stimac announces preliminary squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 06:55 PM IST
The team would be taking on Oman in their first match of the tournament on September 5 in Guwahati
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Virat Kohli (L) and Harry Kane.(Harry Kane/ Twitter)
Virat Kohli (L) and Harry Kane.(Harry Kane/ Twitter)

ICC World Cup 2019: ‘A great guy and a brilliant sportsman’ - Virat Kohli meets Harry Kane in London

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 08:08 PM IST
Harry Kane — who won the Golden Boot at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia — shared the picture on social media for the world to see
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Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel exchange greetings.(PTI)
Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel exchange greetings.(PTI)

Bigger challenge lies ahead: AIFF chief on getting U-17 Women’s World Cup

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 03:13 PM IST
This is going to be the second time India will be hosting a FIFA World Cup, three years after organising the U-17 World Cup for boys.
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By virtue of being the host country, India will enter the tournament for the first time in history.(Twitter)
By virtue of being the host country, India will enter the tournament for the first time in history.(Twitter)

India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 11:49 PM IST
By virtue of being the host country, India will enter the tournament for the first time in history. Back in 2017, India had also hosted the Under-17 Men’s FIFA World Cup.
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File image of Dani Alves.(AFP)
File image of Dani Alves.(AFP)

‘I don’t have an expiry date’ - Dani Alves eyes 2022 FIFA World Cup

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 06:00 PM IST
“I don’t have an expiry date. My body is my answer - when I see that I can no longer compete, when my head is not in it anymore, it will be the time to stop,” Dani Alves said in an exclusive interview with AFP.
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Sunil Chhetri gestures during the AFC Asian Cup group A match between United Arab Emirates and India.(AP)
Sunil Chhetri gestures during the AFC Asian Cup group A match between United Arab Emirates and India.(AP)

Want to see Sunil Chhetri as mentor, not TV commentator: Luis Garcia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 09:58 PM IST
Sunil Chhetri had had a stint on the TV earlier as an expert during the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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The team of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018.(Getty Images)
The team of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018.(Getty Images)

FIFA World Cup final’s global audience revealed

By Agence France-Presse | Zurich
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 04:48 PM IST
In total, FIFA said, a “combined 3.572 billion viewers - more than half of the global population aged four and over - tuned in to world football’s ultimate competition” for at least a minute, over the course of the World Cup’s from June 14 to July 15.
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Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City with injury.(REUTERS)
Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City with injury.(REUTERS)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba races a turtle after penalty run-up trolling - Watch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Paul Pogba has been Manchester United’s designated penalty taker when on the pitch and has been in the news for his weird run up to the spot to take the penalty.
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Indian fans celebrate after their team's victory against Pakistan in the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on September 1, 2018. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)(AFP)
Indian fans celebrate after their team's victory against Pakistan in the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on September 1, 2018. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)(AFP)

Asian Games TV viewership better than FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon

By Vidhi Choudhary | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 09:21 AM IST
Previous viewership of Asian Games were significantly lower at 40.9 million and 32.6 million in 2014 and 2010, respectively. However, these numbers, measured by TV ratings agency TAM, were for a different universe and hence no direct comparison can be made.
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Indian cricket team’s KL Rahul poses with Chelsea footballer N’golo Kante in London.(Twitter)
Indian cricket team’s KL Rahul poses with Chelsea footballer N’golo Kante in London.(Twitter)

How KL Rahul made Chelsea footballer N’golo Kante ‘unhappy’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 12:44 PM IST
KL Rahul took to Twitter to share his joy but also revealed that N’golo Kante was not ‘really happy’ over the fact that he is not a Chelsea fan.
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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic and Danijel Subasic at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.(REUTERS)
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic and Danijel Subasic at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.(REUTERS)

Danijel Subasic, Mario Mandzukic call time on international career for Croatia

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 08:45 PM IST
Danijel Subasic has followed Mario Mandzukic and Vedran Corluka into international retirement after a nine-year Croatia career.
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This file photo shows workers on the construction site at Al-Wakrah Stadium in Qatar.(AFP)
This file photo shows workers on the construction site at Al-Wakrah Stadium in Qatar.(AFP)

Qatar World Cup worker dies at 2022 stadium

By AFP | Doha
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 11:04 PM IST
Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation.
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