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Red ball battle: India have Bangladesh in their crosshairs

Indore: The action begins with the red cherry but the focus is firmly on the pink ball as a formidable India looks to overpower a depleted-but-gritty Bangladesh in the first Test of a two-match series starting here on Thursday. The rubber opens here but the buzz and the talk has been consistently centered on the second game in Kolkata, which …

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India’s match against Afghanistan to present blue print of Stimac’s first quarter

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Panaji : India plays Afghanistan in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification in Dushanbe, Tajikistan today and the result will be a reflection on the way Igor Stimac will be taking football forward. Igor was appointed on May 15, 2019 and since then the wheat has not been separated from the chaff. The signs are …

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Inconsistent India should dress up against Afghanistan

Dushanbe (Tajikistan): Struggling to find consistency in a winless campaign so far, the Indian football team needs nothing less than a win in its crunch World Cup qualifying round match against Afghanistan to be played in freezing temperatures here on Thursday. India began the second round of the qualifiers with a narrow 1-2 defeat to higher-ranked Oman before a memorable …

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India meet a shaken B’desh as they embrace pink ball Test

Amlan Chakraborty | REUTERS New Delhi India play their first day-night test as part of a two-match series against Bangladesh this month and while there may be some apprehension about using the pink ball for the first time they are unlikely to lose any sleep about facing a team in disarray. Bangladesh were forced into a leadership change on the …

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Dempo SC flourish against Guardian Angels SC; youngsters to the fore

NT NETWORK Navelim Dempo Sports Club juniors did not let the absence of the seniors be missed as they responded in style to beat Guardian Angel Sports Club 4-0 in the Goa football Association (GFA) Professional League at rosary ground, Navelim on Tuesday. A brace by Latesh Mandrekar and Suraj Hadkonkar was enough to stop Guardian Angels flight. Dempo SC …

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Ave Maria register easy win

NT NETWORK Cavelossim Ave Maria Athletic & Welfare Club registered a 4-1 win over Young Strikers Club in the Goa Football Association U-14 League played at Cavelossim groud, on Tuesday. Sydroy Gama scored both goals for the winners while Ashvy Carvalho pulled a goal back for the losing side. Bronson Fernandes and Farhan Ahmed scored a goal each for the …

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Silver Sands outplay Dunes SC

NT NETWORK Assonora Silver Sands scored a 2-0 win over Dunes Sports Club in their Goa Football Association U-16 Second Division League at Assonora ground, on Tuesday. By virtue of this result, both–Silver Sands and Dunes Sports Club have now qualified for the State level play offs league. At Artificial turf ground, Cortalim Villagers held Wilred Leisure to a 2-2 …

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Goa 182/7 on Day 1

NT NETWORK Porovorim Goa put up 182 runs for the loss of 7 wickets against Andhra Pradesh on the first day of the Vijay Merchant Trophy match played at GCA ground, Porvorim on Tuesday. Batting first, Goa saw themselves bat through the first day with Veer Yadav remaining not out on 41 along with Shreyash Usgaonkar batting at 4 runs. …

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LOCAL SPORTS SCAN

Cuncolim Union enter final CHINCHINIM: Cuncolim Union entered the final of 2nd CRCC Cup football tournament defeating Betalbatim SC 8-7 via tie-breaker played at CRC, Chinchinim grounds on Tuesday. The teams played a 1-1 draw during regulation time. Cuncolim Union went into the lead in the 5th minute through Trenoy Dias whose angular effort gave no chance at all to …

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Ronaldo’s fitness, attitude under scanner

Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness and attitude has come under the spotlight after he reacted angrily to being substituted during Juventus’ win over AC Milan and coach Maurizio Sarri said the 34-year-old had been nursing a knee injury for some time. Ronaldo now faces two matches with Portugal where he will want to help the European champions guarantee their place at …

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