Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: The Subroto Cup International Football Tournament — Asia’s largest youth football tournament — kicked off at the Ambedkar Stadium on Tuesday. In the inaugural match played in the sub-junior U-14 category between Reliance Foundation School (RFS) and Jharkhand, Reliance Foundation School emerged victorious defeating Jharkhand’s Lilanand High School 4-1 in Pool A.The match started with Reliance Foundation School looking the more organized of the two teams. They got an early lead with the help of Sanathoi Singh in the fourth minute. Sanathoi scored another in the 22nd minute to double the lead for his team. In the 23rd minute, the gap was further widened by a goal from Srijal Rai. Jharkhand hinted towards a comeback as a goal just at the brink of the half-time by Akash Hembram narrowed the gap to 3-1. With the start of the second half, it was a similar story. Though, the half didn’t see many goals, a 38th minute goal by Aditya Dhingra was the final nail in the coffin. The match ended with Reliance Foundation School winning.Air Marshal PP Bapat VSM, Air Officer-in-charge-Administration & Vice Chairman, Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society (SMSES) was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.The tournament this year is witnessing a record participation from 112 teams including 16 international teams vying for the coveted winner’s prize in the Sub Junior Boys (U-14), Junior (U-17) Boys & Girls categories. footballindian footballLilanand High SchoolReliance Foundation School First Published: August 20, 2019, 9:20 PM IST
November 16, 2019
The thrilling game between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday not only brought the fans in the stadium to the edges of their seats but also brought out colours of emotions from those who want England to win their maiden World Cup.With late fireworks from Imad Wasim (49) and Wahab Riaz (15) Pakistan managed to escape an Afghanistan scare as they won by 3 wickets with just 2 balls to spare to make the game the closest finish, so far, in the World Cup 2019.However, as Pakistan managed to keep their hopes alive to see themselves in the semi-finals, their win only complicated the qualification scenario for England. Thus, with every ball, the English fans prayed for Afghanistan win.Former England captain Michael Vaughan, too, was high on emotions as the momentum of the match kept swaying to either side. The English batsmen kept venting his emotions on social media.Afghanistan went really close to their first World Cup 2019 win when they dismissed Sarfaraz Ahmed to leave Pakistan reeling at 156 for 6 in 39 overs. However, in a crucial 46th over, Gulbadin Naib took the decision to bring himself into the bowling attack.Though it would be wrong to blame it entirely on one spell, but that over from Gulbadin changed the game as he leaked 18 runs from it, to help Pakistan bring themselves back into the game. It was then, when Vaughan looked disgusted with the Afghanistan skipper.It’s happening !!Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 29, 2019Gulbadin … !!!!!!! Wtf ….Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 29, 2019Bollocks …..Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 29, 2019Jofra Archer, too, expressed his feeling on social media when Rashid Khan took the crucial wicket of Haris Sohail to raise hopes for Afghanistan.advertisementCome on rash ! Bring it homeJofra Archer (@JofraArcher) June 29, 2019With a last over win over Afghanistan, Pakistan moved to the fourth spot on the points table with 9 points from 8 matches.The qualification equation for England, though, is still simple: They have 8 points at present. All they have to do is win remaining two matches against India and New Zealand and qualify.However, a defeat to either India or New Zealand will complicate their chances. England can still qualify with 10 points but they would need Pakistan to lose to Bangladesh and Bangladesh to India. England then will also need Sri Lanka to lose one of their next 2 matches.Also See
November 7, 2019
The Wests Tigers have caused a boil-over in the first round of the Men’s NRL Touch Premiership defeating the Parramatta Eels 7-4 in convincing fashion.As it was with the Womens game the Men took some time to hit their stride and it was Dylan Hennessey who was first to make his mark on ANZ Stadium with a trademark long-ball to Luke Mansour for the Eels to go 1-0 up.The Tigers settled into the match the better and looked to level the score up through veteran Steve Roberts but a desperate touch on the line denied him and the Tigers from their opening try. They weren’t to be denied two minutes later as they kept pressuring the Eels line and with back to back tries to James Blackwood and Rob Nakhla they found themselves in front.Alex Nicholls levelled it up shortly after sending the two sides to the break at 2 apiece, a score line the Parramatta side would have gladly taken.Jake Grech gave the visitors a 3-2 lead in the first set after the resumption; a lead the Tigers would not give up.Australian Mens captain Nick Good dived over between defenders to take them out to 4-2 but the lead was quickly cut back to one with Dylan Hennessey scoring five minutes into the second half. The Eels however couldn’t quite stay in touch with the more experienced Tigers side and it was experience that paid off at the other end with Steve Roberts this time getting the nod from referee Rob Bowen as he stretched out to score.The Tigers extended the lead to 7-3 through Aussie Mixed captain, Cameron Nicholls and Scott Buckley who miraculously recovered from a calf injury picked up through the week to take his place in the side.Jed Ibbotson capped off the scoring when he crossed late in the game for the Eels but the night belonged to the Tigers who fired a shot across the bow of the rest of the competition with a dominant performance and a 7-4 opening round victory.
October 28, 2019
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: What I told Smith Rowe after substitution…by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed his words to Emile Smith Rowe after his substitution against Eintracht Frankfurt.The youngster was taken off despite a decent performance in the 3-0 win.And Emery revealed his words to the youngster, and how he believes Smith Rowe can improve in the coming weeks and months.He said to the club’s official website: “With him, we need to do more work with him on the pitch and outside. “Last year, he started well with us and played some matches. After, he left he on loan to Germany and then when he came back he was injured. “He played some matches with the under-23s, so today was big challenge for him. It was a big opportunity but also we needed to protect him. “He worked very well and I was very happy with him. I told him that.”
October 24, 2019
Seven schools and a number of small farmers that were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy will get assistance from Scotiabank to aid in their repair and recovery. Like Us Facebook for More News and Information The entity’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bruce Bowen, made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday November 7, at the bank’s headquarters downtown, Kingston, where he outlined a $12.5 million programme of assistance. The money will cover the total repairs of seven schools at a cost of $8.3 million; $1.2 million to purchase mattresses for needy families identified by the Salvation Army; and $3 million to assist dozens of small farmers to purchase seeds, pesticides and fertiliser for replanting. Among the schools to benefit is Norwich Primary in Portland, where the grade one block was flattened by the hurricane. Over 105 of the school’s 545 student population have been dislocated and are now housed in a nearby church. Approximately $3 million will be used to rebuild the block. Other schools to receive assistance are: Highgate Primary, Carron Hall All-Age, Carron Hall Infant, Bellefield Primary, and Zion Hill Primary in St. Mary; and St. George’s College in Kingston, which had significant damage to its library. Mr. Bowen noted that the level of Scotiabank’s commitment was made following consultation with stakeholders including branch managers; the Ministry of Education which identified the primary schools with the greatest needs; and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). “As we learnt of the damage, especially in St. Thomas, Portland and St. Mary, we felt dismay. The images of the damage to infrastructure, of the people that were stranded in those three parishes, were especially heart wrenching. It was with sadness, as well, that we learnt of the damage across Jamaica in the agricultural sector and that’s a sector that has been doing increasingly well in the last couple of years,” he stated. The Scotiabank CEO also announced a special $500 million loan fund, which the bank will make available to its customers between November 9 and December 28 to help homeowners and businesses recoup. The loan is at an interest rate of 9.75 per cent to 11.75 per cent and is to fund expenditure for repairs, replacements, rehabilitation, acquisition or replacement of equipment; replanting or resuscitating of crops; and repairing roofing on residential and commercial property. Principal of the Norwich Primary School, Claudia McLean; President of the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce, Jeffrey McKitty, and CEO of RADA, Harold Spaulding were on hand to express their appreciation for the bank’s generous donations. Mr. Spaulding informed that 21,000 of the 37,000 farmers affected by the hurricane were from the parishes of St. Thomas, Portland and St. Mary. Also slated to receive assistance through the Scotiabank programme will be families in Pumpkin Bottom, Hanover who were recently displaced by the overflowing Maggoty River.
September 28, 2019
A long road trip can be boring, uncomfortable and emotionally and physically draining, but it might be just what the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team needs. The No. 6-ranked Buckeyes will take a roughly 500-mile bus ride to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to play Lake Superior State in a two-game series starting Friday. OSU (14-7-4, 10-6-4-1) is winless in its last six games, and playing on the road in the CCHA can be a daunting task. However, getting away from Columbus to play the Lakers (13-11-4, 8-9-3-3) could put the Buckeyes back in the win column. “I think right now, we need a trip like this,” said OSU junior defenseman Devon Krogh. “It’s great team bonding, to get away from Columbus, focus all on hockey and turn this funk we have going on right now around.” OSU has seen its lead in the CCHA, which was seven points in early January, drop to two points during the skid, but coach Mark Osiecki said he thinks the trek up to northern Michigan could get the Buckeyes back on track. “To have 22 players jump on a bus and have all external distractions away, and be able to put that away and just focus on hockey, 22 guys can somewhat rally around each other and move forward,” Osiecki said. The Buckeyes will look to move forward against a team they have already beaten twice this season. OSU and LSSU played on Dec. 2 and 3 in Columbus. OSU won both games, 5-2, and 2-1, respectively. The two wins were the team’s eighth and ninth in a row at the time. In order to win this weekend, Osiecki said the mistakes his team has been making during the winless streak, such as poor line shifts and giving up easy goals, need to be corrected. “The good thing about them is that they’re really fixable,” Krogh said. Krogh helps lead a Buckeye defense that has given up 15 goals in the past four games. OSU has been struggling on the offensive end of the ice as well, scoring seven goals in that four-game span. Krogh said he thinks better defense this weekend could lead to more offense. “Offensively, we’re obviously not as hot as we were, so we need to tighten up defensively,” he said. Strong offensive and defensive play could allow the Buckeyes to take an early lead against the Lakers, something OSU hasn’t done much lately. The last time OSU held a first-period lead was on Dec. 2 against Lake Superior State. “We’ve talked about the first punch and I think we want to go into this weekend and have a good start and hopefully pop the first one,” said freshman forward Max McCormick. Krogh agreed. “It’s not fun to play from behind,” he said. “We always talk about having a first-punch mentality, trying to get off to a good start, and it’s something we have to work on. Obviously, it’s nice to get up and play with a lead. It’s all about turning things around right now.” OSU will try to turn things around starting Friday in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. at 7:05 p.m., and again at the same time Saturday.
September 18, 2019
On the eve of Sampdoria’s trip to the Stadio San Siro, Fabio Quagliarella has explained why he didn’t sign for AC Milan in the pastDuring his extensive Serie A career, Quagliarella has played for Torino, Fiorentina, Sampdoria, Udinese, Napoli, and Juvenuts.However, the 35-year-old forward had a chance to join the Rossoneri back in 2006, during his first mandate with the Blucerchiati.Karsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.The Italian news outlet, Calciomercato, have broadcasted Quagliarella’s interview with Gazzetta dello Sport where the player explained why he had to turn down the famous club.“A hint of possibility after the first few months at Samp, in 2006 (9 goals in the first round) But there was a hint, and I went to Udinese: Milan had Inzaghi, Ronaldo, Kakà … I always tell my mom: “If I had been born a few years later, I would have been fine”: today you just need a decent month and already give you to Juventus, Milan, Inter.”Meanwhile, the Italian striker has problems scoring against the 7-time Champions League winners. For instance, Quagliarella only notched once against Milan, while scoring five times against their city rivals Inter.
September 18, 2019
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) have announced they’ve accepted Stephen Constantine’s resignationThe English coach had been in charge of India for the last four years in what was his second spell with the national team.But a 1-0 defeat to Bahrain on Monday ended India’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Asian Cup for the first time in their history after Jamal Rashed’s injury-time penalty.The result left India eliminated by finishing bottom of Group A with Constantine announcing his resignation to the press afterwards.“We haven’t received any official communication from him yet but we accept his decision and thank him for his contribution to Indian football,” read a statement from the AIFF General Secretary, Kushal Das, on Twitter.AIFF wants to change the face of Indian football Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working closely with FIFA in order to fix the state of football in the country that has two first division football leagues.“Mr Stephen Constantine has announced his resignation as the Head Coach of the Indian National Team.“We haven’t received any official communication from him yet but we accept his decision and thank him for his contribution to Indian football.”Mr. @StephenConstan has announced his resignation as the Head Coach of the Indian National Team. We haven’t received any official communication from him yet but we accept his decision & thank him for his contribution to #Indianfootball: Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF pic.twitter.com/S792tJ6r1h— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) January 14, 2019