Talking football with Tarun Chugh, CEO of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance: Favourite World Cup moment ‘The ‘Hand of God’ goal by Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals is a memorable moment. I remember watching it at my home in Delhi, just after my ISC exams ended. He is like an artist on the field.’ Favourite team ‘This World Cup, I am rooting for Germany. Otherwise, I am a big supporter of Manchester United. I started following Man U when Alex Ferguson was at his peak. ’ Favourite player ‘Lionel Messi. He is magical with the ball, it’s bewitching and inspiring. Also the fact that he is team first and self later, which is the quality of a good leader. I attended the La Liga at Camp Nou, in which Messi scored a hat-trick against Valencia.’ … [Read more...] about Tarun Chugh’s most memorable World Cup Moment: Maradona’s epic 1986 goal
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By AFP More by this Author MILAN Barcelona star Lionel Messi will not make the trip to the San Siro for Tuesday's final Champions League group game, but Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte still expects a tough test as his side bids to reach the last 16.Barcelona are already through to the knockout rounds after six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi scored in a convincing 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund last time out.The Argentine has been left out of the 20-man squad along with midfielder Sergi Roberto. Coach Ernesto Valverde's side will also be without injured the Ousmane Dembele, Jordi Alba, Nelson Semedo and Gerard Pique.The Spaniards are assured of finishing top of Group F as they have 11 points from five games.Inter are second, level on seven points with Borussia Dortmund who host Slavia Prague, but the Italians will qualify if the two clubs finish on the same number of points due to their superior head-to-head goal difference. Also Read Mixed reactions to FKF’s roadmap for … [Read more...] about Can Inter make Messi’s absence count?
Talking football with Manish Sharma, CEO of Panasonic India & South Asia: Favourite football moment “Mario Gotze’s 113th minute extra time goal in the 2014 final is one of my favourite memories. The build-up to that goal was one of the most intriguing football duels I have seen.” Favourite team “Spain is my favourite team because of their seamless attacking style. Every player in the team contributes. I am rooting for them to lift the cup again.” Favourite player “I have three. The first is Cristiano Ronaldo, because of his flamboyant nature and great physique. Next is Lionel Messi, as he is one of the most skilled players ever to grace the football world since Diego Maradona. And finally Neymar Jr, who is a rising superstar.” Plans for the 2018 World Cup “I will be watching the matches on TV. I have also planned on watching a few matches with some of my colleagues.” … [Read more...] about Panasonic India CEO roots for Spain, thanks to their seamless attacking style
Megan Rapinoe was the most tweeted about female athlete of 2019, new findings released by the social media platform on Monday showed. According to the annual Year on Twitter global report, the U.S. Women National Team's captain was more popular on Twitter than Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and fellow USWNT star Alex Morgan. Twitter said the popularity was determined by ranking how often a certain athlete had been discussed on Twitter, whether by using her name, handle or related keywords. Rapinoe became a global icon in 2019, leading the USWNT to a second consecutive World Cup title in France this summer. The 34-year-old won both the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player and the Golden Boot as the competition's top scorer, finishing the World Cup with six goals. During the World Cup, Rapinoe's popularity transcended the sport, as the California native was an outspoken campaigner for equal pay—she was among the signatories of a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. … [Read more...] about Megan Rapinoe Is the Most Tweeted about Female Athlete of the Year
Sergio Ramos may have won the Champions League four times, four La Liga titles, the World Cup and two European Championships but once again the defender is in the headlines for the wrong reasons. On Sunday night, the 32-year-old was sent off after receiving two bookings in Real Madrid’s 2-1 defeat to Girona to leave the European champions nine points behind leaders Barcelona – the 25th time in his career that he has seen red. Delve into Ramos’s back catalogue here: 1) Espanyol 1-0 Real Madrid, La Liga, 18 September 2005 Two yellow cards in the 61st and 87th minutes was an appropriate beginning to Ramos’s red card journey when he was sent off at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona. It began a habit of obtaining double yellows rather than straight reds and his consequent suspension paved the way for a notable debut: step forward Jonathan Woodgate. 2) Real Madrid 2-1 Olympiakos, Champions League, 29 September 2005 Just 10 days later, Ramos received the second red of … [Read more...] about Sergio Ramos and his 25 Real Madrid red cards: a retrospective