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India’s Sports Landscape in for a Welcome Change

As shown by the ongoing Asian Games, Indian sports are finally ready for a rejig by removing its cricket-only tag. Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, in the pre-television era, would vividly remember the modulated voice of

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World Cup 2018: Full of Memorable Moments and Lessons

Sports is occasionally compared to war, without the weapons. With the World Cup ending, it is not only the win that is to be remembered, but the life lessons too. Well, the Football World Cup has come to an end,

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LESSONS FROM THE WORLD CUP

Best World Cup ever!” Yes, you are allowed to exclaim that with utmost glee and truly mean it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is merely being cynical while trying to impose one’s perspective on you — which, ethically, is not

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‘WIN ‘AS BEAUTIFUL’ AS 1998 VICTORY’

Didier Deschamps said France were “swimming in happiness” after his players interrupted his post-World Cup final press conference, dancing and showering their manager in drinks as they celebrated their 4-2 win over Croatia. Deschamps then tried to compose himself to

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CROATIAN PLAYERS GET GOOD PRESS AT HOME

Croatian media on Monday hailed their team as heroes after the small country’s historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2. “Thank you, heroes! – You gave us everything!” read the Sportske Novosti frontpage. “‘Vatreni’

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‘WC CHANCE MAY NEVER COME AGAIN’

The rain hid Croatia’s tears. After Luka Modric collected his Golden Ball award in a downpour, he shared an emotional embrace with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both wearing the country’s red-and-white checkered uniform. Croatia knows Sunday’s 4-2 loss to France

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MACRON CHEERS FROM THE STANDS

President Emmanuel Macron was pictured cheering from the stadium, got drenched in the rain on the pitch, then attempted to “dab” with the players in the changing room Sunday after France’s victory in the World Cup. The football-loving 40-year-old leapt

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LUCK RAN OUT WITH PENALTY CALL: DALIC

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said his side had run out of luck after they conceded a controversial penalty awarded by VAR in the 4-2 World Cup final defeat against France on Sunday. “I never comment on referees but in a

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‘OUR CHILDREN WILL BE PROUD’

France forward Antoine Griezmann hailed his “extraordinary” teammates after Les Blues won the FIFA World Cup for a second time. Griezmann was named man of the match, scoring from the penalty spot and setting up Paul Pogba for France’s fourth

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GOLDEN BALL ‘BITTERSWEET’

Croatia captain Luka Modric said being awarded the Golden Ball for the World Cup’s best player was “bittersweet” after losing the final 4-2 to France on Sunday. “Obviously I liked the recognition and thanks to those who chose me, but

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