The Battle Between Sports and Covid-19

“Necessity is the mother of invention”- this phrase is applicable in every walk of life, yes, even in sports. When the dreaded virus struck the world of sports, we did manage to adjust to it and resume activities, but such is its effect, that there always is a risk factor associated. As Covid-19 cases continue to spiral now amidst its second wave, the country’s sporting fraternity is getting hit badly with more and more athletes and coaches getting infected in major cities like Bengaluru, Delhi and Patiala. The global economic slump caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could alter the sports industry in ways unthinkable. Some sports will be hit harder than others. The economic framework of international cricket is likely to change and lower-ranked nations will face a crisis in funds. Sports like hockey face a questionable future.

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Humans Of Sport – Sharon Joe Thomas’s Story in the Trenches of Indian Football

My passion for football started when I was in class 4. As a child, I had numerous opportunities to play for the school team and represent them at the District level.

I joined a sports school in Coimbatore where I developed my game further and improvised my style of playing football. Since then, I was quite sure that the beautiful game was my future.

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Killing the Beautiful Game: Hooliganism in the Indonesian Football League

It was September 23rd, West Java’s provincial capital, Bandung. A 23-year-old fan travelled from Jakarta to watch his favourite team, Persija Jakarta,  play their fierce rivals Persib Bandung. He met up with one of his local friends and they were on their way to the stadium. Unfortunately, he never made it to the stadium.

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Where Do Your Footballs Come From: A Story Made In Pakistan

Ever thought where those Adidas and Nike footballs you use come from? If you said Europe, USA or Thailand, then you’d be wrong. They come from a small town in the hinterlands of Pakistan. The town of Sialkot.

Initially conceived as an abode for cottage industries, the city has become a world-class manufacturing hub, aided by its burgeoning clusters of production.

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The Lions of Mesopotamia: The Story Behind Iraq’s Asian Cup Win

Everyone loves an underdog story. Football is no stranger to it. West Germany’s 1954 World Cup triumph merely nine years after the Second World War, Iceland’s historic win over England at UEFA Euro 2016, Leicester City’s Premier League victory in the 2015-16 season, are but a few fairytales etched in footballing folklore.

But the story of the Iraqi team’s victory at the 2007 Asian Cup stands out even amongst all these pieces of legend.

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Football Rules You Probably Didn’t Know

The most popular sport in the world, Football, is a game with a wide set of rules. These rules are necessary and changes and additions were made with time for the betterment of the game. There are some which are complicated for a normal sports fan to understand like the Offside rule or some rules which are not very common and unheard of by the fans. Here we talk about such football rules which you have probably never knew existed. These are a set of rules that you usually do not encounter within a regular football game.

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Diving into the MDFA – Mumbai’s Semi-Pro Football League

Mumbai, the financial capital of India and the city of dreams. Many people come here to fulfil their dreams or just for a better employment opportunity. Well, many have an aspiration to play football and Mumbai has a multi-division league for the same. Mumbai District Football Association or MDFA is the main body that undertakes footballing leagues in the city of Mumbai. 

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A Look into North East India’s Sporting Culture

North East, the easternmost region of India comprises eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. A land of undulating hills and plains with luxuriant green cover and a wide variety of rare and exotic flora and fauna is also home to some of the biggest sporting names of the country.

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