Author: Anjishnu Roy

Anjishnu Roy's biggest passions are sports, writing, music, and movies.

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Indian national team midfielder Sahal Abdul Samad suffered an injury during the Blue Tigers’ second international friendly in the Hung Thinh Tournament against Vietnam on Tuesday. The Kerala Blasters superstar seemed to have pulled a muscle and was substituted off the pitch in the first half itself. The player had to be taken off at the 38th-minute mark after he seemed to pull off a muscle and lay on the ground. The 25-year-old was rather quiet for most of the early stages of the match before he made a bursting run into the opposition box and unleashed an effort at…

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Spain have once again snatched a spot in the last four of the UEFA Nations League finals with a 1-0 win over Portugal at the Estadio Municipal de Braga in Braga late on Tuesday night. With that victory, Luis Enrique’s side have also qualified for the Nations League finals. Alvaro Morata found the back of the net two minutes before the end of regulated time when a long provided by Dani Carvajal was headed by Nico Williams into the path of centre-forward, who tucked it home to silence the capacity crowd of Portuguese supporters at the stadium. Curiously enough, the hosts had dominated much of the…

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Points were shared after England and Germany locked in a thrilling encounter that finished 3-3 at the Wembley Stadium on Monday night. Despite the draw, England have already been relegated from their UEFA Nations League Group A. Gareth Southgate’s men definitely roared and screamed in their final warm-up match before the FIFA World Cup as they crawled their way back from two goals down to take the lead momentarily before settling for a 3-3 draw with Germany. England had been in woeful form and had failed to score in an international match since June. The Three Lions had also not won a…

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In an interview with Dutch outlet AD, ex-Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has said that had it not been for the personal vendetta that president Joan Laporta and his board of directors had towards him, then Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum would’ve been a Barcelona player today. The opportunity arose when the Dutchman reached the end of his contract with Liverpool in the summer of 2021. Koeman, who had previously worked with Wijnaldum at the Netherlands national team, was a big fan of the player and had personally requested Laporta and his board to try to sign the player. Credit: AP The…

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David Miller will be seen captaining the Paarl Royals in the innaugural edition of the South African T20 league scheduled to begin in January 2023. Excitement is gearing up for the SA20 which is expected to be the biggest revolution in South African cricket in years. Although an auction is being held on 19th of September, teams have been allowed the leeway of picking as many as five players per side ahead of the auction. South African hard-hitting batter Miller has been picked by Paarl Royals, which is owned by the same group that also owns Rajasthan Royals. They have secured…

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Bengaluru FC and their talisman Sunil Chhetri won the club’s first Durand Cup with a closely-fought 2-1 victory over Mumbai City at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on 18th September. Sivasakthi and Alan Costa scored the two goals for the Blues. The 131st edition of the Durand Cup, the oldest existing club football tournament in Asia, has now come to an end with Indian Super League giants Bengaluru FC staving off interest from Mumbai City to win the final with a narrow 2-1 scoreline. Sivasakthi emerged as the unlikely hero for the West Block Blues, while Costa also…

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Borussia Dortmund’s highly rated midfield prospect Jude Bellingham is quickly becoming one of the most coveted players in the transfer market. Three of the Premier League heavyweights are said to be following and monitoring him closely, while reigning European champions Real Madrid are also interested in his services. In July, Los Blancos have spent nearly 80 million euros on Moncao’s Aurelien Tchouameni. However, given that their arch-rivals Barcelona have certainly made a lot of noise, Real Madrid’s acquisitions of Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer certainly look quieter. Credit: Marca It is now believed that after the failed attempt to sign prise away…

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The Catalans put in yet another outstanding shift on Saturday, blowing Elche 3-0 at the Camp Nou in La Liga. 18-year-old Alejandro Balde, playing at left-back, left his manager Xavi Hernandez impressed yet again and even racked up two assists during the game. The youngster has started in all of Barcelona’s Spanish top-flight fixtures since the opening day draw against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou. As a result, he has relegated Barcelona veteran Jordi Alba to the bench and even new summer signing Marcos Alonso seems to be behind Balde in the pecking order for Xavi. https://twitter.com/FCBarcelona/status/1571212396185755649 Handed his fifth league start against Elche on Saturday,…

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Months after he sensationally rejected Real Madrid’s offer to stay at Paris Saint Germain after it was previously taken for granted that he would be leaving for Spain, superstar Kylian Mbappe has admitted that the French President Emmanuel Macron had personally requested him to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. The 23-year-old Mbappe was on the verge of leaving for Spanish giants Real Madrid on a free transfer following the expiry of his PSG contract given that it has been a boyhood dream for him to play for that club. However, things turned around quickly as Mbappe changed his mind in May…

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Following his explosive season with Barcelona and the Spanish national team, Gavi was on the shopping list of several European top clubs, including Bayern Munich. However, all of Bayern’s advances were met with rejection as the La Masia product didn’t deter from his insistence on continuing with his boyhood club. After bursting onto the scene with the club last season, Gavi went on to make his national debut with Spain and then established himself as one of the top stars of the future to look out for. However, despite all of his dazzling talents and achievements on the pitch, the…

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