featurefootball2 months ago

Top five Goalbaaz at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Even though England were knocked out of the World Cup in the semi-finals, Harry Kane ended up taking the golden boot trophy “back home” with him. While it was the Englishman who won the coveted award, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe took France to World Cup glory for a second time in history.
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featurefootball2 months ago

Unpopular Opinion | VAR is a complete waste of time

Man’s innate urge to attain perfection and control everything has brought both success and calamity and, more often than not, has distorted nature's rhythm. The same could be said about FIFA’s introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR), which has done more damage than good, in the World Cup.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 months ago

FIFA World Cup 2018 | How teams can advance to the knockout stages

Apart from the obvious qualification criteria of the two teams topping a group, FIFA has also put up as many as seven different parameters, which would help them decide who qualifies in case the points are the same. We look at how all the eligible teams can make it to the knockouts of the World Cup.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 months ago

Talking points as India thrash Kenya to win Intercontinental Cup

India finished their Intercontinental Cup campaign in some style as yet another brace from Sunil Chhetri sealed a comprehensive 2-0 win over Kenya in the final on Sunday. The tournament saw some brilliant solo displays too from the Blue Tigers as the side look more than prepared for the Asia Cup.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

Talking points from India’s narrow loss against New Zealand

India’s prolific run in the Intercontinental Cup came to a shuddering halt on Thursday as the Kiwis beat the hosts 2-1 at the Mumbai Football Arena inflicting the campaign’s first defeat. However, India have made it to the final and now await Kenya’s result against Taiwan to find out who they face.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

Intercontinental Cup | 3 things we learnt from India’s 5-0 humiliation of Chinese Taipei

India started their warm-up campaign for AFC Asian Cup in the Intercontinental Cup in the most brilliant way possible as they disseminated Chinese Taipei 5-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena. They face New Zealand next in the tournament as Sunil Chhetri looks to be in petrifying form.
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featurefootball7 months ago

Best Fantasy Football Defenders in the Premier League 2017-18

With the season rattling along at a gallop, now’s a good time to assess the best defensive picks for all the budding fantasy premier league managers out there keen on keeping the numbers coming. Looking back at the stats for last year, it’s clear that Chelsea backend dominated the fantasy leagues.
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featurefootball8 months ago

Will City Football Group having a takeover in India change the footballing scenario forever?

India are taking giant strides towards making their presence felt in world football and the potential involvement of City Football Group could be the final push the country needs. A closer study at the Group’s other franchises in the last decade hints at massive things to come for Indian football.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball8 months ago

Could VAR finally bring improvements in Arsenal’s misfortunes against Chelsea?

Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea will see the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the first time in the tournament’s history. After suffering wrong penalty decisions against West Brom, Chelsea and Nottingham Forest, Wenger would finally hope for some change in his misfortunes.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball9 months ago

Who will top Premier League clubs retain if they had an IPL-style auction?

All the hype and hoopla that IPL managed to create with their retention and RTM challenge to franchises ahead of the mega-auction, has got us thinking how top EPL clubs would do in same situation. Here is a look at what the Premier League bosses would have to do if they are put in such a situation.
Subhayan Dutta