Friday, February 3

Football

Deepika Padukone and Casillas to carry FIFA World Cup trophy
FIFA World Cup, football, Football

Deepika Padukone and Casillas to carry FIFA World Cup trophy

By a Staff Reporter Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone and Former Spanish captain Iker Casillas will be carrying FIFA World Cup trophy ahead of the final match between France and Argentina. Padukone, who is ambassador of Louis Vuitton will be accompanied by World Cup winning skipper in Lusail Iconic Stadium ahead of the kickoff. Casillas captained Spain to World Cup title in 2010 beating the Netherlands in the final. The custom of carrying world cup into the pitch ahead of the match was done by French defender Marcel Desailly in the opening ceremony. Deasilly was part of 1998 FIFA World Cup winning squad with France.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Quarterfinalists finalized
FIFA World Cup, Football, International

FIFA World Cup 2022: Quarterfinalists finalized

By a Staff Reporter The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 got its quarterfinalists after the completion of the Round of 16 on Tuesday. Croatia, Brazil, Netherlands, Argentina, Morocco, Portugal, England, and France successfully booked their spot in the Qatar Final of the most prestigious football tournament in the world. Defeating Senegal 2-0, the Netherlands began its World Cup journey with a victory. It then shared a spoil against Ecuador (1-1) and beat the hosts Qatar 2-0 to qualify for the RO16. Sidelining the USA (3-1), Netherlands booked its spot in the quarter-final. England, who started the tournament with a sensational victory of 6-2 over Iran, went a goalless draw against the USA in the second group stage outing. Trashing Wales 3-0, England confirmed its RO16 spo...
Barsha nets four in Nepal’s huge margin victory over Bhutan
Football, International, SAFF Championship

Barsha nets four in Nepal’s huge margin victory over Bhutan

By a Staff Reporter Barsha Oli netted four, Sukriya Miya scored a brace and Senu Pariyar scored a piece as Nepal recorded a comfortable victory of 7-0 over Bhutan in an ongoing SAFF U-15 Women's Championship at Bir Shrestha Shaheed Shipahi Mustofa Kamal Stadium in Bangladesh. Nepal perfectly utilized Bhutan's poor defensive zone and scored most of the goals in one-vs-one situations. Barsha Oli broke the deadlock in the 27th second capitalizing on skipper Dipa Rokaya's through ball. Barsha scored her brace in the 17th minute. Unmarked Barsha received a quick freekick taken by Simran Rai from the center line and made a calm finish. Barsha beats the offside track and scored to complete her hat trick in the 33rd minute. Nepal took a 4-0 lead through Barsha in the 34th minute. ...
10-men Nepal faces a narrow margin defeat over Chinese Taipei
Football, International

10-men Nepal faces a narrow margin defeat over Chinese Taipei

By a Staff Reporter Nepal faces a narrow margin defeat over Chinese Taipei in the final outing of the AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers. Chinese Taipei registers a 4-2 over 10-men Nepal at Phu Tho Provincial Stadium in Vietnam. A brace from Lin Hai-Cheng and apiece from Tai Tan-Yao and Lu Yi-Ting helped Chinese Taipei register a victory over Nepal. Prashant Laksham and Dhan Singh BK scored a goal each for Nepal. It took Chinese Taipei 3 minutes to take the lead. Lin Hai-Cheng picked up a sprint from the middle of the ground and directed the ball into the net beating all the Nepali defenders. Captain Prashant Laksham leveled the tally in the 10th minute. Sujal Bam's initial effort was blocked by Chinese Taipei's Goal Keeper Chen Hsuan Ting. The rebound then found Harish Raj Bha...
Nepal suffers a hefty defeat
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Nepal suffers a hefty defeat

By a Staff Reporter Nepal suffers a hefty defeat over the hosts Vietnam in an ongoing AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers. Vietnam scored 5 past visitors Nepal at Phu Tho Provincial Stadium on Friday. A dominant display from Vietnam took them 4-0 up at the interval. Skipper Nguyen Cong Phuong put Vietnam ahead 7 minutes after match referee Kasahara Hiroki blew the kick-off whistle. Cong's shot from just outside the box found the bottom corner of the goalpost. Vietnam doubled its lead in the 12th minute. Bui Hoang Son headed the ball home off Vi Dinh Thuong's freekick. Vi Dinh then beautifully curved the ball in the 16th minute. Nguyen's through pass was perfectly netted by Le Dinh Long Vu in the 29th minute of the match. Vietnamese goalkeeper Phai Dinh Hai well blocked Harish Raj...
Nepal suffers a broad margin defeat
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Nepal suffers a broad margin defeat

By a Staff Reporter Nepal suffered a broad margin defeat over Thailand in AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers at Phu Tho provincial stadium in Vietnam. Tontawan Pun Tamunee scored twice and Thanakrit Jampali scored apiece as Thailand registered a comfortable victory of 3-0 over Nepal. Tontawan headed the ball home to break a deadlock at the half-hour mark. Thailand doubled the tally in the 65th minute. Unmarked Tontawan tapped in following the cutback from Thanakrit Lomnak from the right side of the box. Thanakrit dribbled past 3 Nepali defenders to net the third in the 79th minute. Nepal, who stepped into the field with a defensive strategy failed to capitalize on the minimum opportunity received. Chinese Taipei will take on hosts Vietnam in the second match of the day at 5...
Nepal eyes for the victory in the opener
Football, International

Nepal eyes for the victory in the opener

By a Staff Reporter Nepal U-17 National Football Team will take on Thailand U17 in its first outing of the AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifier today. The SAFF championship runners-up eyes for the victory over Thailand U-17 in the opener. The match kicks off at 2:45 PM NST at Phu Tho provincial stadium in Vietnam. In the second match of the day, Chinese Taipei will face hosts Vietnam. The match begins at 5:45 PM NST. The youth side coach Urjan Shrestha mentioned they aim to collect maximum points and qualify for the final round. "I feel the teams in our group fall under the same umbrella. Neither match will be easy and we respect all our opponents. We aim to qualify for the final round collecting maximum points and we will go for a win against Thailand," said Shrestha in a pre-match ...
Haaland and Foden scores hattrick as City registers empathic victory over United
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Haaland and Foden scores hattrick as City registers empathic victory over United

By a Staff Reporter Agency - 22 years old duo Phil Foden and Earling Haaland score hattrick as Manchester City registers an empathic victory of 6-3 over their favorite rival Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. With a hattrick of hattricks, Haaland sets a new record of being the first player to score a hattrick in three consecutive home matches in the history of the Premier League. Earlier, Haaland netted hattrick against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest on August 27 and September 1. City won 4-2 to Crystal Palace and trashed Nottingham Forest 6-0.   Phil Foden put the home side into a lead in the 8th minute. Haaland then doubled the lead in 34th. Haaland scored his brace and City’s third in 37th. Foden then doubled his tally in the 44th. City ...
127 killed in Indonesian Football League riot
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127 killed in Indonesian Football League riot

By a Staff Reporter After a mid-table team's clash in Indonesia Liga 1 in Malang, East Java in Indonesia, enraged fans attacked a pitch, resulting in the death of at least 127 individuals and the injury of more than 180 spectators. On Saturday, Indonesian Liga 1 side Persebaya Surabaya secured a 3-2 victory over its rivals Arema Malang in Indonesia's top professional football division at Kanjuruhan Stadium. Silvio Rodrigues Pereira Junior netted in the 8th minute to give Persebaya an early lead. Leo Lelis doubled Persebaya's lead in the 32nd minute. Arema came back in the match as Abel Camara opened their account in the 42nd minute. Abel Camara converted the spot kick in the injury time of the first half to even the match before going into the break. Persebaya came back...
Bangladesh crowned champions of SAFF Women’s Championship
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Bangladesh crowned champions of SAFF Women’s Championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Bangladesh defeated hosts Nepal 3-1 to bag their first-ever SAFF Women's Championship. Krishna Rani Sarkar and Shamsunnahar scored as Bangladesh won historic title beating Nepal in their home soil. Shamsunnahar, who was subbed in the 10th minute, opened the scoring in the 13th minute. Shamsunnahar netted the ball home with her first touch off Monika Chakma's cross. Bangladesh doubled its lead in the 41st minute. Krishna scored in a one vs one situation against Nepalese goalkeeper Anjila Tumbapo Subba. Anita Basnet finished off Amisha Karki's pass to open up the game in the 70th minute. But, Krishna scored her second in the 77th minute to put Bangladesh two ahead. Capitalizing on the mistake of Nepali midfielders, Krishna scored in a count...
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