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The battle between ISL and iLeague in India

It's very often told by many that the future of football in Indian football is the Indian Super League (ISL) - which is the new born baby of AIFF and Reliance led FSDL organisation. It started with a 2 month masala tournament and was then forced to extend for a greater part of the footballing… Continue reading The battle between ISL and iLeague in India

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Idiots at the helm

The saga surrounding the condition of Indian football has been running for years. When I was a child, the only football that we could see through the idiot box was domestic leagues and various tournaments hosted through the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and it's affiliate organisations like the IFA based in Bengal and so… Continue reading Idiots at the helm

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Hublot

বিশ্বকাপ চলছে। কলকাতার চারিদিকে তুমুল উত্তেজনা। এমনিতেই সবাই জানে এই সময় শহরটা ইস্ট বেঙ্গল - মোহন বাগান ভুলে গিয়ে তখন ব্রাজিল - আর্জেন্টিনা তে বিভক্ত হয়ে যায়। লোকে তখন নিজের টিমের খবর না রেখে অন্যদের খবর বেশি রাখে - কারণ সেই বুঝে স্ট্রাটেজি করে তর্কাতর্কি করতে হবে। নেইমার গোল পায়নি ? তাহলে মেসি একটা দুটো… Continue reading Hublot

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UEFA Super Cup – Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Apart from the English Premier League, the UEFA Super Cup kick's off the football in Europe and what can be a befitting start than a Madrid derby. Though there is a cup at stake, I don't think the team management rates this tournament that seriously to go all out to win this match. Let me… Continue reading UEFA Super Cup – Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

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Final #mytake from FIFA World Cup – The Finals ! France vs Croatia

The FIFA World Cup 2018 came to a glittery wet end in Moscow yesterday, where the rain did not even spare the dignitaries as well as the players. The battle was between organizationally superior team vs a team charged up with emotions. History was beckoning from both sides as France and Croatia locked horns on… Continue reading Final #mytake from FIFA World Cup – The Finals ! France vs Croatia

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FIFA World Cup 2018 FINALS ! Pre-match analysis

The climax is all set for Sunday as France takes on Croatia for the final war on the field. It will be a fight between the most balanced side of the tournament, France versus the slow, steady but effective performance of a "never-surrender" team of Croatia. However, as the war generals will say that a… Continue reading FIFA World Cup 2018 FINALS ! Pre-match analysis

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FIFA World Cup Semifinals – England vs Croatia #mytake

The remaining finalists have been decided convincingly yesterday - France will meet Croatia on Sunday. And the loser's finals will be played between England and Belgium on Saturday. Within the semifinals line up, the deserving two goes into the finals. Now coming back to the second semifinal match - it was the grounding of an… Continue reading FIFA World Cup Semifinals – England vs Croatia #mytake

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FIFA World Cup Semifinals: France Vs Belgium #mytake

The match that was labelled as "the finals before the finals" is now over. And undoubtedly, the better French team won against Belgium convincingly, even though the score card might read 1-0 only. They were much better in all aspects of the games – compact in defense, blocking and possessive in the midfield, quick and… Continue reading FIFA World Cup Semifinals: France Vs Belgium #mytake

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FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: Brazil vs Belgium #mytake

With the exit of Brazil and Uruguay on the same day, the World Cup has now turned into an Euro Cup with all teams left in the fray are from Europe only. This is not any more a surprise because, irrespective of what the football managers and coaches say, all the Latin American countries have… Continue reading FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: Brazil vs Belgium #mytake

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FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: France vs Uruguay #mytake

Before the match, I had written a pre-match analysis of today’s match in sportskeeda site, the link of which I am sharing below. Pre-match review article With reference to that analysis, let me share my take of this quarterfinals match: As expected, Uruguay badly missed Cavani in the match. Without him, not only Uruguay lacked… Continue reading FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: France vs Uruguay #mytake