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Football fans creep into Stalin’s bunker in Samara

REUTERS SAMARA As the Russian city of Samara gears up for Saturday’s England-Sweden clash, some fans have been taking time out to discover a darker side of the city hidden underground. Hundreds of visiting supporters have been queuing up to visit Josef Stalin’s bunker – chambers dug out underneath the southwestern city to protect the Soviet leader from a Nazi ... Read More »

Goa hammered 0-10 in opener

NT NETWORK PANAJI Goa were humiliated 10-0 by Jharkhand in the Sub Junior National Football Championship, organised by the AIFF in Cuttack, Orissa on Monday. This was Goa’s opener. The Sub junior National Football Championship for girls started on July 1 with Jharkhand beating Delhi 3-0 and Chandigarh beating Chattisgarh 2-1 in the openers. Interestingly, The Goa Football Association (GFA) ... Read More »

Our Lady of Gloria SC win nail biter 5-3

NT NETWORK Benaulim Our Lady of Gloria SC, Raia entered the quarterfinals of 22nd Dando Boys Cup Football Tournament defeating Curtorim Gymkhana 5-3 via the tie breaker played at St John the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Wednesday. The teams were locked on 2-2 draw during the regulation time. Both sides had a strong defensive line and a hard working midfield. ... Read More »

Pawar, Diniz help Regina Martyrum bounce back

NT NETWORK Fatorda Regina Martyrum High School, Assolna made a spectacular comeback after being down one goal to win the inaugural Subroto Mukherjee Cup U-17 Inter-School Football match against St Mary’s High School, Varca 2-1 at artificial grounds, Fatorda on Wednesday. While striker Amresh Pawar levelled the score for Regina Martyrum in the 65th minute, attacking medio Nash Diniz scored ... Read More »

LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Junior National Football Championship trials on Jul 9 PANAJI: Selection trials for girls representing the state at the Junior National Football Championship are scheduled to be held on July 9 from 3:30 pm at the Artificial Turf, Fatorda. The championship will be held from August 10 to 30. Those interested are requested to bring 2 passport sized photographs, birth certificate, ... Read More »

German legend Matthaeus slams Neymar’s injury act

REUTERS   MOSCOW Brazil winger Neymar is a world class footballer who does not need to exaggerate when he is fouled because it does not earn him any sympathy with the fans, former Germany captain and World Cup winner Lothar Matthaeus said on Wednesday. Neymar, who has scored twice so far to help Brazil into the World Cup quarterfinals in ... Read More »

England win it on the spot against Colombia

AGENCIES   MOSCOW England won it from the spot 4-3 against Colombia in the last pre quarterfinals in Moscow on Tuesday. They now meet Sweden in the quarterfinals. In a game that saw England take the lead through Harry Kane in a penalty in the 57th minute and Colombia equalise in the 93rd minute through defender Mina’s header, the excitement ... Read More »

Forsberg takes Sweden past Switzerland

SIMON JENNINGS|REUTERS ST PETERSBURG A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match on Tuesday, sending the Swedes through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years. A meeting with either Colombia or England awaits Janne Andersson’s side in the next round, and judging by ... Read More »

Kuldeep, Rahul star as India steamroll England

PTI   MANCHESTER Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav’s magical spell of wrist spin was complemented by KL Rahul’s dazzling strokeplay as India started their tour of England on a resounding note, winning the opening T20 International by eight wickets here on Tuesday evening. Young Kuldeep (5/24 in 4 overs) became the first chinaman bowler to take a five-for in shortest format as ... Read More »

LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

St Anthony’s, Holy Cross, SFX secure wins DULER: St Anthony’s HS, Duler registered a comfortable 2-0 win over St Clara HS, Assonora in the Bardez Taluka Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament for U-14 Boys, organised by Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, held at Duler grounds on Tuesday. S Irfan and S Saish were the goal scorers for the winners. In ... Read More »