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2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil Coach Tite Banks On ‘New Hope’ Raphinha

Oct 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Raphinha was one of the England-based players who were stopped playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America due to COVID quarantine restrictions in UK.

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Sanctions Likely For Hungary, Albania After Crowd Unrest

Oct 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Hungary supporters fought with police at the Wembley Stadium just after kickoff against England while in Tirana the Poland-Albania game was suspended for around 20 minutes.

Euro 2028: UEFA Looks For Host Amid FIFA's Biennial World Cup Plans

UEFA set a March deadline for members to register interest in hosting a 24-team, 51-game format in 2028 though cautioned plans could change.

2022 FIFA World Cup: Timo Werner Brace, Kai Havertz Seal Germany Qualification In Qatar

Oct 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Werner scored a brace while Havertz and Jamal Musiala scored one goal each as Germany defeated North Macedonia to become the first team to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Asiatic Lioness Unveiled As Mascot For U-17 Women’s Football World Cup

'Ibha' aims to inspire women and girls across India and around the world to realise their potential. The tournament will be held in India from October 11-30, 2022.

11 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi Stars In Argentina Victory; Colombia Hold Brazil

Associated Press (AP)

With 28 points from 10 games, Brazil lead the qualifying competition with nine wins and a draw. Argentina are placed second with 22 points.

10 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Five-Star England Thrash Andorra; Denmark, Sweden Win

Associated Press (AP)

The England vs Andorra match was handled by an all-woman team of match officials, led by Ukrainian referee Kateryna Monzul at the Estadi Nacional.

09 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Riyad Mahrez Brace Inspires Algeria Thump Niger 6-1

Associated Press (AP)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah was back on home soil with his national team after missing Egypt’s first home game because of British travel regulations.

09 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Fire At Andorra’s Stadium Before England Visit

Associated Press (AP)

Meanwhile, a spokesperson has confirmed that the England vs Andorra World Cup qualifying match, will go as per schedule. Nobody was injured.

08 October, 2021

FIFA Plans To Postpone Club World Cup Until 2022


FIFA is already due to stage the Arab Cup competition in December in Qatar as part of World Cup preparations.

08 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil Lodge Full Points, Argentina Held To A Frustrating Draw

Associated Press (AP)

Brazil's clash with Argentina, which was suspended in September after seven minutes due to COVID-19 protocols, is yet to be played.


07 October, 2021

Argentina Coach Lionel Scaloni Supports FIFA’s Biennial World Cup Proposal

Associated Press (AP)

FIFA has proposed a plan to hold the mega extravaganza every two years instead of the traditional four years. The idea has been widely criticised by the football fraternity globally.

06 October, 2021

Former Germany Captain Phillip Lahm opposes FIFA’s Biennial World Cup Plans

Associated Press (AP)

Lahm, who captained Germany to the 2014 World Cup triumph, feels the current rhythm should remain as it is.

06 October, 2021

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil, Argentina Face Stiff Tests

Associated Press (AP)

Brazil's game against Argentina in the World Cup Qualifiers last month was suspended after health officials removed four Argentinean players from the pitch for breaching quarantine rules.

04 October, 2021

Football World Cup 2022: FIFA Talks With Qatar On Easing COVID Vaccine Mandate - Report

Associated Press (AP)

Qatari Prime Minister announced in June that it would require any fans wanting entry into next year's tournament to be fully inoculated against the coronavirus.

01 October, 2021

France Football Boss Not Against Biennial Football World Cup; Creates Crack In UEFA Unity Against FIFA

Associated Press (AP)

European (UEFA) and South American (CONMEBOL) football bodies have already threatened to boycott a biennial World Cup.

24 September, 2021

Biennial World Cup: European Clubs Accuse FIFA Of Legal Breach

Associated Press (AP)

UEFA has already expressed its concerns about FIFA's conduct and that has been echoed by the ECA, which represents 234 clubs.


23 September, 2021

World Cup Qualifiers: Brazilian Football Body Seeks Quarantine Waiver For EPL Players

Associated Press (AP)

The request also includes a quarantine waiver for Uruguay and Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, who is also likely to play against Brazil.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz