World Champions Germany back on track to defend their title

 September 5, 2016   Abhishek Das

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Germany made a winning start to the defence of their World Cup crown, cruising to a dominant 3-0 qualifying victory over Norway on Sunday with the help of a Thomas Muller brace. Having fallen short at Euro 2016, where they lost to hosts France in the semi-finals, Joachim Low’s men set out with purpose to retain […]

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Neymar delivers Brazil a much-needed ego boost with Olympic gold medal

Neymar delivers Brazil a much-needed ego boost with Olympic gold medal

 August 21, 2016   Abhishek Das

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During events at the Rio Olympics, when Argentina were in action, the locals enjoyed themselves by counting up to 23 – rubbing in the fact that it’s been 23 years since the Argentine football team won a senior title. The fans’ action was both an acknowledgement of the primacy of football in Brazilian sporting culture […]

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Brazil Win Their First Olympic Men’s Football Gold Germans Take the Honor among Women

 August 21, 2016   R K Gupta

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Maracana became a sea of endless celebrations when Neymar scored from the last spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out. The Brazilians rejoiced on the historic occasion as their nation snatched the men’s football gold in a 5-4 shoot-out result against Germany, after a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time. History was in the making anyway […]

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Dazzling Neymar Leads Brazil’s 6-0 Rout of Honduras for Gold Clash with Germany at Rio

 August 19, 2016   R K Gupta

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Come Saturday and the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is certain to be packed to the brim. In a football crazy Brazil, no other sport holds as much magnetic appeal as cricket does in India. The fans will want to see host nation Brazil earn their first Olympic gold medal in men’s football […]

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Brazil Women Lose the Semifinal After Two Misses in Penalty Shoot-Out against Sweden

 August 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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It was heartbreak for Brazilians at Maracana after Cristiane and Andressinha saw their penalties saved by Swedish goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl. It was shoot-out time after a goalless semifinal at the end of 120 minutes of regulation and extra time. Brazil had looked a better side but they couldn’t unlock the Swedish defense despite their best […]

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Argentina Humiliate Double Olympic Champions Germany to Enter Rio Men’s Hockey Final

 August 17, 2016   R K Gupta

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Playing with overwhelming crowd support from fans, who crossed into neighboring Brazil in large numbers, Argentina handed 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions Germany their worst ever hockey defeat in recent memory. While India couldn’t make the expected dent in hockey, Argentina distinguished themselves by registering their best finish in Olympics. Ranked 7th in the world, […]

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French Delight at Marseille as Disappointed Germans Head Home after Losing the Semifinals

 July 8, 2016   R K Gupta

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Out of nearly 95 minutes of regulation and injury time, Germany had the ball with them for a total of 62 minutes. But the 65% ball possession proved of no avail to them against the hosts, who fought hard. Germany had their chances but missed them. In a match that gave an impression of balance […]

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Super(Griez)mann Takes France into the Final Of Euro 2016

 July 8, 2016   Vishal Pandey

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As it is said that Football is a game of uncertainty and also football is very cruel, both the saying came true yesterday at the semi-final of Euro 2016 between host France and Germany. Germany who were the better side, who dominated almost 65% of the possession, But were punished for 2 mistakes as 2 […]

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Germany Snatches Victory from Italy after a Bizarre Series of Penalty Misses in 2016 Euro QF

 July 3, 2016   R K Gupta

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Italy looked closer to victory in one of the most wretched sequence of penalty misses after the two teams ended 1-1 in regulation and extra time. The Azzuris led 2-1, 3-2, 4-3 and 5-4 while missing four penalty attempts. Germany missed three of their own but Jonas Hector’s decisive last kick shut the door on […]

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