Articles by Pulasta Dhar
Jan 13, 2016
From NFL, I-League and ISL to failed World Cup dreams, tracing Indian football from 2000-2015India needs to start winning their World Cup Qualifiers and India needs to pull off their first FIFA event (U17 World Cup) with fanfare, dignity and performances that inspire the next generation to play the world's most popular game.
Jan 06, 2016
U 17 World Cup team's development might be game changer for Indian football: AIFFThe general secretary of AIFF Kushal Das today said that he believes that the Under-17 World Cup squad which the country has put up will be the game changer for Indian football.
Dec 22, 2015
India's future U17 World Cup team: Coach Nicolai Adam still looking for finishing and defending talentWhile 8-0 looks good on paper, India could have easily won by a dozen more goals. Coach Nikolai Adam admitted that his team suffered when it came to finishing
Dec 21, 2015
ISL 2015: Chennaiyin FC's Stiven Mendoza is the league's bonafide superstarWhat makes Mendoza special is that he's being noticed in the ISL. After last season's stint, when he scored four goals in nine appearances, he was snapped up by Corinthians.
Dec 21, 2015
FIR filed against Chennaiyin star Elano for alleged tunnel bust-up before ISL 2015 trophy presentationAn FIR was registered against Chennaiyin's Brazilian star Elano Blumer after an alleged brawl near the dug-out and the tunnel area just before the Indian Super League trophy presentation
Dec 21, 2015
ISL Final: Chennaiyin FC snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to beat FC Goa 3-2 in thrillerAn incredible five minutes at the death produced three goals in a scintillating Indian Super League 2015 final -- with Chennaiyin FC snatching victory from the jaws of defeat
Dec 20, 2015
ISL Final: It's going to be attack-attack-attack as Chennaiyin take on FC GoaThere is no doubting that the two most entertaining, exciting and enthralling teams of the ISL have reached the final. Neutrals can have absolutely no complaints about the two sides emerging from the league and semifinals to slug it out for the tag of 2015 champions.
Dec 12, 2015
ISL 2015: Robin Singh strike helps Delhi Dynamos edge past FC Goa 1-0 in crucial semi-final first legDelhi Dynamos eked out another victory with a one-goal margin as they beat high-flying FC Goa 1-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the first leg semifinal of the Indian Super League.
Dec 11, 2015
Before Elano, Mendoza and Malouda, there was Dudu Omagbemi: This is his incredible storyBefore foreigners like Elano and Stiven Mendoza and Florent Malouda came to India, there was Dudu Omagbemi. And this is his incredible story.
Dec 10, 2015
Hockey coach Oltmans on historic medal, transition from Van Ass and whether India's HWL win was 'lucky'Oltmans has been involved with Indian hockey for three years and was high performance director when former coach Paul Van Ass was sacked after a spat with Hockey India chief Narinder Batra -- and the 61-year-old gave some insight into how he managed the transition.