articles by Anish Anand

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IPL 2021: CSK's performance in final against KKR encapsulates everything that made them champions

Chennai Super Kings' performance in the final presents a reliable picture on how they became the best team of the 2021 season.

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SAFF Championship: Mood in the camp is better, but work not done yet, says Sunil Chhetri

Talking about India's opponents in the SAFF Championships final, Chhetri praised Nepal’s ability to play as a unit and said that the team is prepared to slog it out on the pitch.

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T20 World Cup Top Moments: When peak MS Dhoni helped India pull off a last-ball heist

Five years back, in the month of March, Dhoni finished a match in Bengaluru. He didn’t end it with his trademark six. He ended it by sprinting to the stumps and breaking them.

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Glan Martins interview: 'Coach Juan Ferrando has given me the confidence I was lacking'

Martins’ impressive form in the last one year has earned him a new three-year contract with FC Goa.

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Former India player and Mohun Bagan great Bhabani Roy passes away

In his condolence message, AIFF president Praful Patel said: "It is saddening to hear that Mr. Bhabani Roy is no more. His contribution to the sport in India can never be forgotten. I share the grief."

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AFC Cup: ATK Mohun Bagan begin life without Sandesh Jhingan with impressive win over Bengaluru FC

While ATK Mohun Bagan showed quality and decisiveness in breaking BFC’s defence twice, their opponents didn’t really threaten the team’s new goalkeeper Amrinder Singh.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: After late start and missed opportunities, Pooja Rani eyes ultimate glory in Japan

Pooja Rani might have started her boxing career late, and she might have taken years to have a shot at the Olympics but a decade of experience and numerous medals certainly count for a lot.

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Euro 2020: Italy's sublime football, Denmark's heroic display and other memorable moments

Every big tournament has something unique about it, as did Euro 2020, which actually took place in 2021 because of the global pandemic. Here are some of the key takeaways from the mega-event.

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Euro 2020: Roberto Mancini and Gareth Southgate – two worthy men on cusp of continental glory

When Roberto Mancini and Gareth Southgate took charge of Italy and England, they changed their teams for the better. Now both men will aim to elevate their status in world of football with a title win on Sunday.

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Euro 2020 Round of 16 review: High quality football made knockout matches memorable

The Euro 2020 Round of 16 matches at the provided the thrills not often seen at the international tournaments. It's not only about the goals but the overall quality was top-notch.

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World Test Championship Final: New Zealand pacers put up an exhibition of supreme skills as Kiwis end trophy drought

The final was an imperfect Test, marred by rain delays but it was a great exhibition of cricket. Bossed by New Zealand bowlers and ended with Williamson lifting the mace.

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Euro 2020: Facts, figures and iconic moments of European Championship over the years

From the story of the first European Championship to Cristiano Ronaldo's epic numbers, take a look at the facts, figures and iconic moments of the tournament.

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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Under-pressure Igor Stimac desperate for positive results in final three games

So far, Igor Stimac somehow didn’t do enough to make his players play as a team. Can the next three matches change the perception?

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Firstpost Explains: Protests against Tokyo Olympics and why IOC and Japanese government are not keen to cancel the Games

Tokyo, the host city of the already postponed 2020 Olympics, is in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the numbers are decreasing – average seven-day cases down to 650 on Saturday from 923 a week before, the govt authorities have said it is still not enough to lift the emergency.

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AFC Champions League 2021: 'We are representing India on big stage', says FC Goa's Alexander Romario

FC Goa midfielder Alexander Romario Jesuraj talks about his debut season in the ISL, the disappointment of losing against Mumbai City FC, working under head coach Juan Ferrando and preparations for the upcoming AFC Champions League

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IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Preview: Young guns in focus as former champions look to rebuild

A lot went wrong for the Chennai-based side last year but the new season brings new hope and a lot can go right for the team this time around.

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India head coach Graham Reid hopes team can deliver results 'at Pro League level' against Argentina

Compared to Argentina, India have played more games since hockey resumed post the coronavirus-induced stoppage and also got time to rectify issues and work on their game.

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ISL 2020-21, Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa: Amrinder's heroics, Ferrando's tactical changes and other talking points

Mumbai City are the league shield winners this season but over the course of two legs in semi-final, Goa were the better team.

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ISL 2020-21, FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC: Gama's stunner, Fall's horrible tackle and other talking points

Apart from the goals — four of them with the final scoreline reading 2-2 — there were other engaging elements from the first leg of the semi-final between FC Goa and Mumbai City FC

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The End of the Storm review: Bland piece of work on Liverpool FC's extraordinary league winning 2019-20 season

The run time of 99 minutes makes it crisp but the documentary is a bland piece of work that neither does justice to the scores of fans nor the remarkable season of Liverpool FC.