Author: Dipro Mukherjee

17. Calcutta. Sagittarius. Sports Columnist.

Borussia Dortmund’s midfield wonderkid Jude Bellingham created history on Tuesday night as he became the youngest player to start in ten UEFA Champions League matches after his appearance in the starting XI in Dortmund’s 1-0 over Sporting CP on matchday 2 of UEFA Champions League 2021/22 season. Jude Bellingham achieved such an historic feat at a mere age of 18 years and 91 days. He thus beats Chelsea FC’s Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who featured in the starting XI of ten UEFA Champions League matches at the age of 18 years and 212 days in the Dinamo Zagreb crest. https://twitter.com/livescore/status/1443123388562558979?s=19…

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Another quotidian September evening couldn’t have been more shocking to Indian cricketing fans all of a sudden than this news! Virat Kohli’s signature celebration after scoring a ton. Indian Captain Virat Kohli has officially announced that he will be stepping down from India’s T20I captaincy after the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup that is scheduled to be held in October in UAE. https://twitter.com/imVkohli/status/1438478585518456832?s=19 A couple of days back, rumours had it that Virat Kohli will be stepping down from Indian captaincy in limited overs’ cricket but later this news was claimed to be fake by the sources. But today, at…

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On Thursday night, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi created yet another history, surpassing Brazillian icon Pelé as the all-time leading goalscorer of CONMEBOL after scoring an elegant hat-trick against Bolivia at the Monumental. Leo mesmerized a momentous night with his magic at the Monumental. A six-time Ballon d’Or winner, Messi had moved level with Pele with his opening goal of the match in the 14th minute before his brace sent him clear in the history books.The Argentine forward produced a moment of Messi magic in the 14th minute as he bamboozled his opponent by playing the ball through his legs before…

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Uber Eats Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain landed eminent Argentine football personality Lionel Messi last month on a two-year deal after following the unexpected conclusion of his contract renewal with Barça due to LaLiga’s regulations, Messi made his debut as a substitute in PSG’s 2-0 victory over Reims last weekend. PSG President, Nasser Al-Khelaifi did so with one thing in mind, to win their maiden UEFA Champions League. While Paris Saint-Germain have dominated French football for over the past one decade by winning seven Ligue 1 titles as well as Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue on six…

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After Mumbai City FC signed an International Club Partnership deal with Premier League club Manchester City last season, now, Odisha FC have announced the signing of a three-year historic International Club Partnership with Watford FC of the English top-flight. This association will be mutually beneficial for both the regions where the clubs operate and will cover different footballing and non-footballing aspects. This partnership will play an important role in the development of the footballing eco-system in Odisha as coaches from Watford will help Odisha FC set up youth systems and players from Odisha FC’s Elite Youth team will get an…

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After India’s historic victory at Lord’s in the second test match of their England tour, the hosts have got themselves a bad news. Their premium seamer, Mark Wood will be missing out the third test at Leeds which is set to commence from 25th August. Mark wood’s absence means a huge responsibility is now on James Anderson’s shoulders and now he has to dealt with it, all by himself. Missing out Mark Wood is a great setback for the English side indeed. The seamer has been ruled out due to a jarred right shoulder. Though, he will be with the…

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Odisha FC and Open for All (OFA) organized the first OFC-OFA Girls’ League in Rourkela. In the final, Kuarmunda A defeated Bandhposh by 2-1 goals. Chikatmati B won the third position match. Team Kuarmunda A Speaking about the tournament, Odisha FC’s Grassroots Manager Mr. Suvam Das said, “Odisha has always had a good representation in national camps when it comes to female footballers. Our vision is to build on that foundation and act as a catalyst to help these young ones improve and make the state and nation proud. This is just the beginning of many things to come.” This…

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Two-time Hero Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC have signed Polish striker Lukasz Gikiewicz on one-year deal ahead of the upcoming Hero ISL season. The centre-forward is the fifth foreign signing for Marina Machans.Lukasz Gikiewicz, the Polish striker, who has got 200-plus appearances for his name in professional football with 49 goals and 21 assists to show for, will be eager to make his mark in his debut campaign in the Indian top-flight. “We look forward to Lukasz strengthening our attack and providing much-needed goals this season. This is a very positive signing for us,” said Chennaiyin FC’s co-owner Vita…

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Odisha FC have announced that they have successfully reached an agreement with Malaysian professional football Club Johor Darul Ta’zim FC over a loan deal of midfielder Liridon Krasniqi who will now represent the Bhubaneswar-based side in the upcoming eighth edition of the Hero Indian Super League.The 29-year-old attacking midfielder started his initial footballing career in Europe and made his senior professional debut for FK Mladá Boleslav in Czech Republic in 2011 before signing for Turkish club Ankaraspor. He was loaned out to another to Fethiyespor later.Liridon moved to Malaysia in 2015 and played for Kedah Darul Aman FC. He also…

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Six Indians were able to secure victory on opening day at the ASBC Asian Youth and Junior Boxing Championships.Rohit Chamoli, Ankush and Gaurav Saini were among the six Indian boxers who tasted victory on the opening day of the ASBC Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai. Our boys who provided an ideal momentum at the event were, Rohit (48kg category), Ankush (66kg category) and Gaurav (70kg category) who claimed confident victories against their respective opponents and confirmed themselves and country medals, securing places in the semi-finals. Chandigarh’s Rohit outclassed Alhassan Qadous Sriya 5-0 while Ankush also blanked Bader Shehab from…

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