Author: Dipro Mukherjee

17. Calcutta. Sagittarius. Sports Columnist.

The FC Barcelona Board and the wonderkid’s representatives had been negotiating a contract renewal for almost two months but, it seems like an agreement is not even close between the two parties. This 18-year old FC Barcelona wonderkid is none other than their La Masia Academy recruit, Ilaix Moriba. Last season, the Spanish midfielder had played 18 matches for the senior team, including his UEFA Champions League debut against Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain by coming on as a substitute in the 79th minute. Alongside this, he has even got one goal and two assists for his name.As per reports,…

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The Azulgranas have reportedly offered their No. 10 kit to Brazillian attacking midfielder, Phillippe Coutinho at the Camp Nou. The highly famed and historic No. 10 of FC Barcelona have been a part of our daily household for last 13 years as it was of Lionel Messi’s before his shocking departure from Spain last week. Leo, who has currently signed a two years + one year extension (optional) deal with Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint-Germain will be seen donning the No. 30 kit at the Parc des Princes.Now, there have been questions whether Phillipe Coutinho will be able to handle…

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“Mais comment il s’appelle? KantéN’golo, N’golo Kanté” which means, “But what is the name? Kanté N’Golo, N’Golo Kanté”, is maybe the most felicitous line of the song, ‘Ramenez la coupe à la maison’ by French singer, Sachtela Evrard Djedje aka Vegedream. The 5ft. 6″ dynamic box-to-box French international is undoubtedly the most fan-favouirte player of current generation. A 2x Premier League Champion, 1x UEFA Europa League Champion, 1x UEFA Champions League Champion and last but not the least, a 1x FIFA World Cup 2018 Champion, N’Golo Kanté is mainly known for two reasons– 1) His unmatched game reading, defensive skills…

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Belgrade witnessed the beginning of an era on Saturday evening as Spanish tennis beauty, Paula Badosa Gilbert lifted her first ever WTA trophy in the Serbia Ladies Open. Currently World no. 34, Paula Badosa Gilbert made her WTA Top 40 debut on Monday after clinching her first ever WTA trophy in the Saturday evening. Formerly, her ranking was World no. 44. This season has proved to be a breakthrough season for Badosa as she has been able to garner two milestones in quick succession. She reached her first-ever WTA singles final in the afternoon, then followed up by winning her…

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The Die Mannschaft released their 26-man squad for the Euro 2020 day before yesterday but with their premier striker Timo Werner. After a streak of not-up-to-the-mark performances in the UEFA Nations League and FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, are they still one of the top contenders for Euro 2020? If yes, then how? Let’s find out. The stage was all set for the UEFA Euro 2020 last year but due to the pandemic outbreak in early January, it was postponed by an year and is now ready for kick-off on June 11, this year. But, things doesn’t seem to be…

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Did PSG Féminine’s Association Football Manager Olivier Echouafni, make a mistake by keeping Jordyn Huitema benched for the whole 90 minutes? The first leg of the UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final between Paris Saint-Germain Féminine and FC Barcelona Women ended in a 1-1 draw at Stade Municipal Georges Lefèvre. Does bringing on the Canadian star could have made the necessary difference in the 1st leg itself?Well, it still seems a mystery that why Jordyn Huitema didn’t get any playing minutes in the 1st leg while she should have been in the starting XI. Canadian soccer beauty, Jordyn Huitema, is one…

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It has been exactly three months since, German linchpin, ‘The King of Assists’, Mesut Özil joined Turkish giants, Fenerbahçe S.K. Was it a wise decision taken by him to join his ‘dream team’ after his contract at Arsenal was prematurely terminated? Mesut Özil is a name that can’t be unknown to any football fan across the globe. Often referred as the ‘King of Assists’ in football history, he also introduced the world to a new role on the pitch called the ‘false-10’ which is actually a centralized winger due to his tendency to drift from the centre into a wide…

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Born in Mexico’s San Luis Potosí, Eugenio Puga Pizutto is undoubtedly the next big asset in Mexican soccer. Mexico has a long-standing tradition of producing world-class footballers. From Javier Hernandez (Chicharito) and Jorge Campos to Rafael Marquez and Hugo Sanchez, the list goes on. SSC Napoli winger, Hirving Lozano also owns a spot in the list. But now, they’re looking for the future generation to bring the country’s success in world football and then, the very first name that comes to our mind is definitely of the LOSC Lille midfielder, Eugenio Puga Pizutto. Primarily a defensive midfielder, Pizzuto was first…

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The pride of Australian cricket, the Fortress of the gentleman’s game, Gabba stadium would be “essentially demolished” as the Queensland government has planned to redevelop and lift the stadium for the 2032 Olympic Games. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Gabba, which has been home to Queensland sport including cricket and AFL for 126 years, would be in charge of hosting the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic Games.Every Games needs a home, the Premier said. “The Gabba has been home to our sport since 1895. A home for the 2032 Olympic Paralympic Games could be its crowning glory.” The…

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In-between the on-going season of Vivo Indian Premier League 2021, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Annual Player Retainership list of 2020-21 for the period from September 2020 to October 2021. In the list announced, some of the players got upgraded to one level higher while, some of them even got demoted to two levels down. Like last time, captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have remained in the Grade A+ category this time as well. The Payment structures for the Retainership list 2020-21 are as follows: Grade A+: INR 7 Cr Grade…

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