IPL 2017: R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay out; some rest for Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja


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R Aswhin is out of IPL 10 due to sports hernia. (Source: BCCI)

The Indian Premier League was on Friday robbed of some sheen after premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and a host of top Indian players pulled out of the event’s 10th edition beginning on April 5, owing to a gruelling international season. Continue reading

Sunil Chhetri wants to end India football career at 2019 AFC Asian Cup


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Sunil Chhetri vies for the ball during the India vs Myanmar AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 soccer match at Thuwunna stadium in Yangon on March 28. India beat Myanmar 1-0. (AP)

In terms of importance, Sunil Chhetri rated his 90th minute goal against Myanmar at par with the hattrick in the AFC Challenge Cup final in 2008 and the late winner from a free-kick against Bangladesh that avoided a first round elimination from the 2013 SAFF Championships. Continue reading

Could the Indian National Football Team be a part of the 2026 FIFA World Cup?


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That day might not be even a decade away when you see the Indian national anthem being played before a World Cup game!

India have been handed a shot in the arm by the Bureau of the FIFA Council – comprised of the FIFA President and the presidents of each of the six confederations, who convened this week and agreed upon a new list of slot allocations for the 48-team 2026 FIFA World Cup. Continue reading