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Newcomers aim to ‘make the most’ of National Camp call up

Newcomers aim to ‘make the most’ of National Camp call up

Breaking News, Football
AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: As the preparatory camp for the Blue Tigers for the forthcoming back-to-back International Friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus kicked-off in Pune, newcomers who have been summoned for national duty for the first time maintained they want to make the most of the opportunity. 15 players have reported to the camp so far, with the rest of the squad scheduled to join after their club commitments end in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League. India are slated to first play Bahrain on March 23, followed by a match against Belarus on March 26. Midfielder VP Suhair, who scored 4 goals in the Hero ISL, quipped that the call-up “means the world” to him. “This is a dream come true for me, not just for me, but my entire family. I have not stopped training since p...
Argentina Men’s Team start to arrive in Bhubaneswar for FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22 matches against India

Argentina Men’s Team start to arrive in Bhubaneswar for FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22 matches against India

Breaking News, Hockey
~ Argentina will play two matches against the hosts India on March 19 and March 20 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium ~ Bhubaneswar, 13 March 2022: Members of the Argentina Men's Hockey team arrived on Sunday in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, ahead of the double-header against the hosts India in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22, scheduled to take place on March 19 and March 20 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium. Upon his arrival, Argentina Head Coach Mariano Ronconi expressed delight at the prospect of playing against India at the Kalinga Stadium. "It is always a great pleasure to play here at the iconic Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. It is also always a very good challenge to play against a team like India. We hope to deliver good performances in the upcoming two matches," Ronconi said. The World ...
German Open 2022 badminton: India’s Lakshya Sen falls short in final

German Open 2022 badminton: India’s Lakshya Sen falls short in final

Badminton, Breaking News
Lakshya Sen lost to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn 21-18, 21-15 in the title decider. Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen lost to Thailand’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the German Open 2022 men’s singles final at Mulheim on Sunday. Lakshya Sen, who bagged a bronze at the world championships late last year, was chasing his second BWF title of the year, having won the India Open Super 500 title back in January, beating reigning world champion Kean Yew Loh. The 20-year-old, however, came up short in Germany, losing to fellow youngster Vitidsarn 21-18, 21-15. Both Lakshya Sen, the world No. 12 in the latest badminton rankings, and Vitidsarn, ranked 20th came into the match full of confidence on the back of spectacular victories in the semi-final stage. While Sen scripted an unlikely comeb...
Indian Grand Prix 1 2022: Dhanalakshmi denies Hima Das a triumphant return

Indian Grand Prix 1 2022: Dhanalakshmi denies Hima Das a triumphant return

Athletics, Breaking News, Trending
Dhanalakshmi Sekar won the women’s 200m gold at the meet while Hima Das, making a comeback after a long layoff, bagged silver. List of Indian GP 1 medallists. Ace sprinter Hima Das, returning to competitive action for the first time since June, had to settle for the silver medal in the women’s 200m race at the Indian Grand Prix 1 2022 athletics competition in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Sunday. Hima Das clocked 23.45 seconds to finish 0.24 seconds behind Tokyo Olympian  Dhanalakshmi Sekar, who beat both Hima and Dutee Chand in the same event at last year’s Federation Cup. Dutee Chand did not compete in Sunday’s meet. Dhanalakshmi’s gold medal-winning time of 23.21 was just short of the Athletics Federation of India’s qualifying standards for the Asian Games 2022 (23.17) and Comm...
ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: Centurions Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur help India beat West Indies

ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: Centurions Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur help India beat West Indies

Breaking News, Cricket
Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in Women's World Cup history with 40 scalps to her name. The Indian women’s cricket team beat West Indies by 155 runs at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday. Spectacular tons from Player of the Match Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur helped India reach 317/8 – their highest total in the Women’s World Cup - while the bowlers restricted West Indies to 162 all-out in 40.3 overs. With two wins in three matches, India climbed to the top of the points table with four points and a net run-rate of 1.081. Mithali Raj, who now holds the record for captaining in most matches – 24 – in the Women’s Cricket World Cup, won the toss and chose to bat. India were off to a flyer, with the you...
We must perform better in the second leg than what we did today: Hyderabad FC’s Bartholomew Ogbeche

We must perform better in the second leg than what we did today: Hyderabad FC’s Bartholomew Ogbeche

Breaking News, Football
Hyderabad FC striker Bartholomew Ogbeche was happy to take a two-goal lead into the second leg of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final against ATK Mohun Bagan but felt his team needs to put in a stronger performance in the second leg to advance to the final. Match Report: Hyderabad FC storm back against ATK Mohun Bagan to take the initiative in the semi-final Hyderabad FC came back from a goal down to beat ATK Mohun Bagan 3-1 at the Athletic stadium in Bambolim Goa on Saturday but Ogbeche felt his team were too passive in the first half. “The coach was mad during half-time because we didn't play according to the plan. I think we respected them a little bit too much. We gave them too much space, too much freedom, It shouldn't be like that,” Ogbeche said in the post-match i...
Hyderabad FC storm back against ATK Mohun Bagan to take the initiative in the semi-final

Hyderabad FC storm back against ATK Mohun Bagan to take the initiative in the semi-final

Breaking News, Football
Hyderabad FC produced a stunning comeback to beat ATK Mohun Bagan 3-1 in the first leg of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at the Athletic stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Saturday to get in the driver’s seat in the two-legged tie. ATK Mohun Bagan took the lead through Roy Krishna (18’) but Hyderabad FC showed their powers of recovery with strikes from Bartholomew Ogbeche (45+2’), Yasir Mohammad (58’) and Javier Siverio (64’) as they turned the game around. The Mariners started the game strongly putting Hyderabad FC on the back foot with their pressing and they almost profited in the 14th minute when they robbed Aniket Jadhav of the ball allowing David Williams to charge forward and set up Joni Kauko but Laxmikanth Kattimani was alert to the danger and cut the pass off crucia...
Indian Arrows fall against table-toppers Mohammedan SC

Indian Arrows fall against table-toppers Mohammedan SC

Breaking News, Football
AIFF Media Team Mohammedan SC - 4 ( Marcus Leric Jr Joseph 18' 39', Asheer Akhtar 51', Andjelo Rudović 72') beat Indian Arrows - 0 KOLKATA: Mohammedan SC made it four wins in four with a tremendous 4-0 win against Indian Arrows FC in the 2021-22 Hero I-League at the Naihati Stadium, here on Saturday. Mohammedan were the only team in the league who had a perfect record this season coming into the game and that record is still intact. Three wins in three games set them up perfectly for a match against Indian Arrows, who had a narrow 1-0 win against Sudeva Delhi in their last game. Indian Arrows started impressively with some quick passing and possession in the middle of the park, and they were able to keep Mohammedan SC at bay in the early exchanges. Mohammedan's Andjelo Rudović ...
Dennerby names Indian squad for SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship in Jamshedpur

Dennerby names Indian squad for SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship in Jamshedpur

Breaking News, Football
AIFF Media Team NEW DELHI: SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship Head Coach Thomas Dennerby pronounced the youngsters who will be representing the country, “pose a bright future for Women’s football in India.” Moments after naming the National squad for the forthcoming SAFF Women’s U18 Championship which kicks-off on March 15, Dennerby maintained: “We have a lot of good players in the squad, and these girls pose a really bright future for women’s football in India.” The 62-year-old coach, who had previously coached the Senior Indian Women’s Team feels the education that the youngsters have had since an early age makes their prospects bright. “The great thing about them is that they have been properly educated about football from a very young age. The key now is to keep on with that. They...
Hockey India congratulates Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam on completing 200 International Caps

Hockey India congratulates Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam on completing 200 International Caps

Breaking News, Hockey
~ The two-time Olympian completed this milestone during India's first match against Germany; Udita too played her 50th match for India ~ Bhubaneswar, 12 March 2022: Hockey India on Saturday congratulated Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam on completing 200 International Caps for India. She achieved this milestone during India's first match against Germany in the FIH Hockey Pro League match being held at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The 30-year-old half-back has been one of the most influential players for the national team over the past decade. She hails from the state of Manipur and was the Captain of the Indian Junior Women's team which won the Bronze Medal at the Women's Hockey Junior World Cup in Germany in 2013. She has also represented India at the 2014 Asian...