articles by Aakriti Mehrotra

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These Asian underdogs have teeth

Belonging to one of the wealthiest families of Thailand, a unique patron is playing a small part in the rise of women’s football in Thailand.

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When Politics and Football Collide

Century-long conflict could keep Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of the Europa League final in Azerbaijan

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How the Football Bond Spans the Atlantic

The history and politics of the trans-Atlantic football connection of Argentina and Italy

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Europa League: Ajax victory could underline virtues of nurturing homegrown talent in big-spending Europe

The Ajax team that demolished Lyon 4-1 in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final did so with an average age of 20.

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From Manchester United to Chelsea, how England's top clubs were dogged by child abuse

Premier League great Matt Le Tissier has been the most high-profile player to speak on the subject, and this would encourage more players to speak about the trauma they suffered.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United coach Nelo Vingada's stubbornness cost team a semifinal spot

In the third season as well, the NorthEast United have failed to do justice to the expectations of the football lovers that unconditionally give their hundred percent in every match. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the coach and the players.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United's exit after loss to Kerala Blasters a result of timidity, uncertainty

NorthEast United lost to Kerala Blasters 0-1 at the latter's home turf in a must-win match to bow out of the third edition of the Indian Super League.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United milked Delhi Dynamos' lack of fluidity to post crucial win

In a do-or-die battle at home, NorthEast got an encouraging 2-1 win over Delhi and gave their fans a victory they deserved.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United get thin lifeline in quest for playoffs with Chennaiyin FC draw

NorthEast should thank the opposition for their defending for all three goals, and particularly the last one was horrendous.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United revive campaign with FC Pune City win, but scoring still a problem

The problem is that while NorthEast remain committed at the back, they look woefully short up front.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC pay the price for being too defensive in Atletico de Kolkata draw

Nelo Viganda’s tactics of keeping everyone behind the ball and being defensive after getting ahead cost NorthEast United once again. They needed that second goal and needed to be positive

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC's campaign continues to stutter, lose fourth straight match

With Alfaro back from suspension next week, NorthEast will have all the players at their disposal. There is absolutely no excuse now

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC badly need Plan B after third loss on the trot

NorthEast United have the worst form in the league at the moment, and the only reason they are not further down the table is their good early-season form.

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ISL 2016: Profligate NorthEast United FC let down by jittery defence against Atletico de Kolkata

NorthEast United had enough opportunities to bury the game in the first half but were guilty of not making the most of their chances against Atletico de Kolkata.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United fought hard against Chennaiyin FC, but paid for their wastefulness

NorthEast United have taken 10 points from the available 18 so far, which seems just about satisfactory. However, considering their six matches have come in a space of 20 days, their performance so far has been commendable.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC still top, but miss out on win over Delhi Dynamos after goalkeeping error

NEUFC remain top of the ISL 2016 table thanks to Emiliano Alfaro's hot streak, but manager Nelo Vingada must be concerned with Subrata Paul's performance

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC hunted in packs to break FC Pune City down

The attacking trident of Nicolas Velez, Katsumi Yusa and Emiliano Alfaro has been incredible for NorthEast so far, and all three played a part in the goal on Wednesday.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC rue missed chances; unlucky to leave Mumbai with no points

ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC waste chances, but are unlucky to leave Mumbai with no points

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ISL 2016: Emiliano Alfaro shows NorthEast United FC has goals in them, as brace sinks FC Goa

Starting the match without last season’s top scorer Nico Velez, NorthEast United FC still managed to score two goals and win.

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ISL 2016: NorthEast United’s opening win shows glimpse of trophy-winning potential

NorthEast have shown a glimpse of their potential in win over Kerala Blasters in the opening match of ISL 2016.