The Tokyo Olympics is coming up, while Indian football clubs are preparing for the new season.

The world of sports witnessed several important developments in the past week. In football, with the European domestic season to start next month and the Indian one few months after, most of the focus is currently on transfers.

Various Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League teams are bulking up with quality additions. A lot is also up for discussion after the end of the Euro 2020 and Copa America in world football.

Meanwhile, the spotlight is currently on the Tokyo Olympics, tipped to start next Friday. With athletes from all over to compete, India hopes to get a few gold medals this time around. So here is Khel Now’s weekly round-up of the best stories from the world of sport.

Indian Football

East Bengal’s ISL future in danger as officials refuse to sign agreement

The drama continues at SC East Bengal. The club’s executive committee members have decided not to sign the final agreement with Shree Cement. This also raises doubt over their future in the ISL, with SC currently having the club’s sporting rights.

Roundglass Punjab FC appoint Ashley Westwood as manager

I-League giants Roundglass Punjab FC improved their title-winning chances next season by making a surprising appointment in former Bengaluru FC boss Ashley Westwood as their new manager.

ISL sets quarantine conditions for 2021-22 season

The ISL organizers have told clubs that every single member of their squad has to be fully vaccinated to participate next season. Clubs will also have to quarantine for seven days before the start of pre-season, as compared to 14 days last season.

Durand Cup to return in Kolkata

After a year’s gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Durand Cup will be held in Kolkata – most likely in September.

Profiling new Chennaiyin FC manager Bozidar Bandovic

With Chennaiyin FC confirming former Buriram United boss Bozidar Bandovic as their new coach for the 2021-22 season, Khel Now has done an analytical profile on what to expect from him.

Why Bibiano Fernandes should be appointed as next manager of India’s U23 team

Khel Now has taken a look at why bright young coach Bibiano Fernandes is tailor-made to be the next manager of the India U-23 national team. Bibiano is already well-known in the country for his successful work in the youth levels.

World Football

Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament

With the Euro 2020 coming to a dramatic end, Khel Now has come up with our own Team of the Tournament. The likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne feature in it.

The best young players to have impressed in Copa America 2021

The Copa America tournament produced some memorable games and memorable players, including underrated youngsters. Khel Now has looked at the five best young players from the competition.

The players to watch out for in the Tokyo Olympics

With the Olympics closing in, Khel Now looks at the 10 best footballers that will be representing their countries in the tournament.

Messi, Neymar and more named in Copa America Team of the Tournament

Khel Now has also made our own Copa America 2021 Team of the Tournament, which is dominated by Argentina and Brazil players.

The top young players to have shone in Euro 2020

A number of young footballers put in some amazing performances in the Euro 2020. Khel Now looks at the 5 best young players to come out from the competition.

Remembering the best goals in Arjen Robben’s career

With Dutch winger Arjen Robben announcing his retirement, Khel Now has looked at the very best goals scored by the former Bayern Munich star in his decorated career.

Olympic Sports

Full schedule for Indian athletes in Olympics

A record 127 athletes will represent India in the Tokyo Olympics. Khel Now gives an extensive look at the full schedule for all the athletes in different events.

Sports minister Anurag Thakur sees off first batch of athletes before Olympics

Newly appointed Sports Minister of India, Anurag Thakur personally saw off the first batch of Indian athletes in a special send-off ceremony. The event was held at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi on Saturday.

Who has the most gold medals in Olympics history?

With the 2021 Olympics to begin on Friday, Khel Now looks at the athletes with the most gold medals in Olympics history. This includes the likes of Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Carl Lewis.

Badminton star Sai Praneeth promises to go all-out at the Olympics

India’s sole representative in the men’s badminton competition in the Olympics, B. Sai Praneeth had an exclusive chat with Khel Now in which he spoke about his past achievements, how he prepares for games, and ambitions for the Olympics.

Biggest challenges faced by new Sports minister Anurag Thakur

With Anurag Thakur replacing Kiren Rijiju as India’s new Sports minister, Khel Now looks at the biggest challenges he faces in his new role.

Indian motorsport legend Musa Sherif opens up on his career

Khel Now also had an exclusive chat with Indian motorsport icon Musa Sherif, with the navigator speaking about his role, partnership with teammate Gaurav Gill and more.

India to host BWF World Championship in 2026

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced that India will stage their 2026 World Championships. The country first hosting the event in 2009.

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