This week witnessed a lot of action in the world of sports.
The world of sports is booming with a lot of exciting activity right now. The Euro 2020 competition is in full flow and the Copa America has produced a lot of exciting results too. While Indian football takes a step back with its off-season, transfer season is producing some interesting surprises. In the world of sports, athletes continue their preparation for the Olympics in July as well as upcoming big competitions.
Igor Stimac reacts to India’s performances in FIFA World Cup qualifiers
India national team manager Igor Stimac believes his team did well in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June. The Croatian gaffer insists that he’s helped transformed the team’s style and improved the technical aspects of the playing style since joining.
FIFA lifts transfer ban on Kerala Blasters
Kerala Blasters have confirmed that the transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA has been lifted. Earlier in June, the international governing body banned the Indian Super League (ISL) side from signing players due for failing to clear payments of Matej Poplatnik.
VAR confirmed for AFC Asia Cup qualifiers
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have confirmed that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be implemented for the final round of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. The set of qualifiers will take place in September – with India expected to participate as well.
How Indian players were rated for Afghanistan clash
India played out a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in their final World Cup qualifier on 15 June. Here are the Player Ratings from that eventful game.
Shubho Paul reacts to being picked for Bayern Munich squad
17-year-old sensation Shubho Paul has made history in being picked for the Bayern Munich World Squad (U-19) for an upcoming tour. The youngster says this achievement is a dream come true and that he wants to make India proud going forward.
Kerala Blasters announces appointment of new head coach
Kerala Blasters announced Serbian manager Ivan Vukomanovic as their head coach ahead of the 2021/22 ISL season. The 43-year-old has worked as an assistant coach for Standard Liege and responsible for moulding of players like Michy Batshuayi.
Ramifications of Christian Eriksen’s absence for Denmark explained
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen suffered a horrific heart attack in their Euro 2020 game against Finland last week. Khel Now has taken a look at what his absence could mean for the Danes’ Euro 2020 ambitions.
Brazil’s Copa America 2020 opener win analyzed
Brazil kick-started their Copa America campaign in style with a 3-0 win over Venezuela. Khel Now looked at the biggest highlights from that emphatic win.
Why France’s Euro 2020 opener win over Germany is so special
France began their Euro 2020 campaign with an important 1-0 win over Germany. We’ve taken a look at why it was due to a tactical masterlcass and deserves more praise.
What makes Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries the next big thing in Dutch football
Denzel Dumfries has impressed many by scoring in both of Netherlands’ wins in the Euro 2020 group stages. Khel Now has analyzed why the 25-year-old right-back could be the next big thing in terms of sports, to come out from the country.
The unique records created by Italy after dominant start to Euro 2020
Italy look one of the strongest contenders to win the Euro 2020 after two big wins in their group stages. We’ve taken a look at the 5 records created by the Azzurri after the two emphatic victories.
Argentina’s big Copa America win over Uruguay analyzed
Argentina picked up their first win of the Copa America 2020 campaign with a 1-0 win over Uruguay. Khel Now has taken a look at the biggest talking points from the important victory.
Milkha Singh passes away due to Covid-19 related issues
The world of Indian sports received a shock upon hearing the demise of former Indian sprinter Milkha Singh. He passed away last Friday after struggling with Covid-19 related complications. The Flying Sikh passed on at the age of 91 – days after losing his wife Nirmal due to Covid-19.
Rafa Nadal pulls out of Wimbeldon and Olympics
Tennis star Rafael Nadal has decided to withdraw from the Wimbeldon and Olympics. He that he wants to give his body the rest it needs and avoid any injuries after a gruelling French Open tournament – where Novak Djokovic knocked him out in the semi-finals.
Late Milkha Singh’s career remembered
Milkha Singh passed away due to Covid-19 complications recently at the age of 91. Khel Now has taken a look at the biggest achievements of his legendary career.
India’s 16-man Hockey Team announced for Olympics
Hockey India has announced its much-anticipated 16-man team to represent India in the Olympics next month. Experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and midfielder Manpreet Singh are some of big names in the squad for what is understandably the biggest sports event of the year.
Hockey India announces Women’s Squad for Olympics
The Indian national Women’s Hockey team that will represent the nation in the Olympics has also been announced. Star forward Rani Rampal is among the big names in the 16-women squad – which also includes 8 members that will make their Olympic debuts for India in Tokyo.