Penalty shootouts set to take center stage as psychology and new tactics come into play

Penalty shootouts set to take center stage as psychology and new tactics come into play

Saturday, 29 June 2024 | AP | Dortmund

Here's a quiz question: What do the 2022 World Cup final, the 2021 African Cup of Nations final, the 2020 European Championship final and the 2016 Copa America final have in common? Answer: They were all settled by a penalty shootout. Like it or not, the shootout - that tense battle of...

Belgium advances to last 16 at Euro 2024 after 0-0 draw, Ukraine eliminated

Friday, 28 June 2024 | AP | Stuttgart (Germany)

Belgium got the best out of a 0-0 draw at the European Championship, advancing to the last 16 while Ukraine became the first team with four points in a group to be eliminated. The downside for the Belgians at Euro 2024 is they will next face France and Kylian Mbappe on...

Kvaratskhelia’s Georgia upsets Ronaldo's Portugal 2-0 to reach the last 16 at Euro 2024

Friday, 28 June 2024 | AP | Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

A pre-game chat with Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Georgia to one of the biggest upsets in European Championship history, beating Portugal 2-0 and advancing to the last 16. Georgia's No. 7 has admired Ronaldo for years and had spoken before the game of how much he wanted his hero's...

Unprecedented: Over 30 dope sample collection officers at National Inter-State C'ships

Friday, 28 June 2024 | PTI | Panchkula (Haryana)

A huge posse of more than 30 dope control officers (DCO) from the NADA have descended here for sample collection from the athletes taking part at the National Inter-State Championships, the final Olympics qualifying event, and they have been instructed to do target testing also. Usually, dope samples of the medal...

Chennaiyin FC rope in Lalrinliana Hnamte for three years

Friday, 28 June 2024 | PTI | Chennai

Chennaiyin FC on Thursday drafted in talented central midfielder Lalrinliana Hnamte on a three-year contract ahead of the ISL 2024-25 season. The 21-year-old has thus become the third midfielder to join the Marina Machans after Lukas Brambilla and Jitendra Singh ahead of the upcoming season. The Mizoram-born Hnamte is one of the...

HIL will help identify talent for national team: VR Raghunath

Friday, 28 June 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

Dragflick icon VR Raghunath said the upcoming Hockey India League will play a vital role in unearthing players who have the potential to contribute to the national team in future. Making a return after seven years, the tournament, featuring eight men's and six women's teams, will be held across December 2024...

Debutantes in focus as India Women take on South Africa in one-off Test

Friday, 28 June 2024 | PTI | Chennai

The focus will be on young talent, especially the debutantes, when the Indian women's cricket team squares off against South Africa in a one-off Test starting here on Friday, a decade after the two teams last clashed in a five-day game. With Test cricket not being a regular affair for women,...

Bumrah is 1000 times better than me: Kapil Dev

Friday, 28 June 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

Iconic former India all-rounder Kapil Dev feels Jasprit Bumrah is a "1000 times better" bowler than what he was at his prime. Bumrah, who has been doing exceptionally well in the ongoing T20 World Cup, snaring 11 wickets at an outstanding economy of 4.08 in the 23 overs he has...

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