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The Sunday Indian
Thursday, July 29, 2021


Supplementary Issue


The ball's in India's half

Saibal Chatterjee, Editor, TSI SMASH

India is currently 165th in the FIFA rankings. Embarrassing? Yes. But is anybody really surprised? Football has been in the doldrums in this country for decades now.

Six Olympic medals are no big deal

TSI Team

Five to ten years back, it was seen as an elite game confined to big cities. But that it is changing. Golf is becoming affordable.

Cover Story

Boys, ready to be Men

Nilanjan Datta, AIFF Media Manager

Once you get into the swanky Doha International Airport, it takes time to sink in. India’s under-23 Olympic team boys were no exception.

A fresh field of opportunities

Novy Kapadia, Football writer and commentator

It is boom time for Indian football. The first AIFF Regional Academy in collaboration with FIFA kicked off at the Father Agnel School premises in Navi Mumbai on May 1.

Soccer punch

Syed Khurram Raza

Last year, on July 28, India took on the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifying return match in New Delhi's Ambedkar Stadium.


All set for another go

Chetan Narula, Sports Journalist and author

When the lights go out on October 28, India will find its usual spotlight on the Formula One calendar.


Waiting to excel

Ajay Rana

I just kept saying to myself that I have to be at my best come what may. She is the wolrd’s top player.

'Baichung Bhutia, who?'

Ajay Rana

We might be beating Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal but this is not enough. We make no headway in the Asian Games or the Asia Cup.

The never-say-die man

Ajay Rana

Most champion wrestlers are from Asia. Iran, Korea, Japan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Kazakhistan all have top class wrestlers, so becoming the champion in Asia means being among the best.


Indian cricket: Need for transparency

Harpal Singh Bedi, Senior sports journalist

For the third time in a row, Team India led by MS Dhoni failed to make it to the semi finals of the T20 World Cup, leaving behind a trail of bitterness, frustration and disappointment.