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FIFA, Football’s Governing Body, Makes Financial Pitch To Win Support For Biennial World Cups

Dec 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

FIFA, in its recent pitch for the biennial World Cups, has claimed that the financial revenue would jump by USD 4.4 billion to USD 11.4 billion over a period of four years and also diminish the window for other sports to dominate.

UEFA Champions League, Round Of 16: Paris Saint-Germain To Face Real Madrid After Re-Draw

Dec 14, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The UEFA Champions League redraw meant the competition lost a stellar clash between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The second draw ceremony opened with an apology from UEFA tournament director Giorgio Marchetti.

UEFA Scraps Tottenham Hotspur vs Rennes Encounter, Covid-Hit Spurs Risk Forfeit

Tottenham Hotspur also had their Premier League game against Brighton postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Forfeiting the game against Rennes would mean Spurs' ouster from Europa Conference League.

European Clubs Want FIFA Talks Over Players' Health Risks Of January Call-ups

Dec 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

European Club Association's executive board met in Paris and cited 'the worsening public health situation' as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads. The group called for talks with FIFA, which manages the international calendar.

UEFA Champions League 2021-22: Atletico Madrid On Brink Of Elimination After Loss Vs AC Milan

Junior Messias' 87th minute winner against Atletico Madrid kept AC Milan's hopes alive in UEFA Champions League 2021-22. AC Milan and Atletico Madrid take the last two spots in Group B.

25 November, 2021

UEFA Champions League 2021-22: Real Madrid Reach Knockout Stage For 25th Straight Time

Associated Press (AP)

Real Madrid defeated Sheriff 3-0 in UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Group D with goals from David Alaba, Toni Kross and Karim Benzema.

25 November, 2021

UEFA Champions League 2021-22: Liverpool Maintain Perfect Record With 2-0 Win Over Porto

Associated Press (AP)

Thiago Alcantara gave Liverpool the lead in the 52nd minute while Mohamed Salah put his name on the scoresheet on 70 minutes against Porto in UEFA Champions League 2021-22.

23 November, 2021

Barcelona Vs Benfica, UEFA Champions League: Xavi Hints At Ousmane Dembele Return

Associated Press (AP)

Ousmane Dembele, whose only appearance this season was in the 1-0 UEFA Champions League win over Dynamo Kyiv, has been sidelined since the beginning of the month because of a hamstring injury.

22 October, 2021

European Leagues Oppose FIFA's Biennial Football World Cup Plan

Associated Press (AP)

The 33-nation European Leagues group was briefed by FIFA officials, including Arsene Wenger, who shaped the proposal that includes biennial World Cups and fewer, but longer, breaks in domestic seasons.

13 October, 2021

Champions League: UEFA Set To Give Clubs More Say Over UCL Marketing Rights And Deals

Associated Press (AP)

The clubs' increasing demands were a barrier in March to completing talks between UEFA and then-leaders of the European Club Association about new formats for competitions taking effect in 2024.

12 October, 2021

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.


11 October, 2021

Nations League: Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema Sink Spain As France Lift Title

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier on the day, Italy beat Belgium 2-1 with goals from Nicolo Barella and Domenico Berardi to finish in third place in Nations League.

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

Nations League: Kylian Mbappe Inspires France Comeback Vs Belgium, Set Up Final Date With Spain

Associated Press (AP)

Theo Hernandez, who celebrated his 24th birthday a day before, scored the last-minute winner to send the World Champions through to Sunday’s final.

07 October, 2021

UEFA Sets Date For Euro 2024 Qualifying Draw

Associated Press (AP)

The qualifying format was not announced, though the 54 teams involved will likely be drawn into 10 qualifying groups, each with five or six teams playing from March to November in 2023.

07 October, 2021

Nations League Semifinal: Euro Flops France, Belgium Seek Redemption in Turin

Associated Press (AP)

French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe was made the scapegoat for France's failure at the Euro 2020 after missing the decisive penalty earlier this year.

07 October, 2021

Nations League Semifinal: Ferran Torres Brace Ends Italy’s 37-Match Unbeaten Streak

Associated Press (AP)

Torres scored twice in the first half. Italy was reduced to 10 men after Leonardo Bonucci was sent off for a second yellow card in 42nd minute.


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.

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.

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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