Articles by Samindra Kunti
Jul 08, 2019
Copa America 2019: Organised Brazil adhere to Tite's progressive philosophy to clinch continental titleThis was Brazil's third Copa America win in 15 years and they were by far the best-organised and modern side in the tournament
Jul 07, 2019
Copa America 2019: Brazil coach Tite strives to find right balance as uninspiring hosts aim to beat Peru in finalBrazil failed to ignite at this Copa America. They haven’t conceded a single goal, a testimony to their defensive solidity, but the team hasn’t played attractive football either.
Jul 03, 2019
Copa America 2019: Argentina crash out but have a future to build on; Brazil still not getting the right balanceCopa America finally came to life with Brazil's 2-0 win over Argentina in the semi-finals. Despite the defeat, Argentina can take heart from progress made, something that cannot be said for Brazil.
Jul 02, 2019
Copa America 2019: Tite's Brazil seek 2016 encore at Mineirao as they meet Lionel Messi's Argentina in semi-finalBrazil's Tite has been obsessed with the balance of his side since Kazan and he has enforced obvious corrections to allow his team more solidity and steel — lower positioning of the full backs, the pace of Marquinhos in defence and the extra man in front of the back line. The flip side is that Tite runs the risks of becoming overly cautious and defensive.
Jun 29, 2019
Copa America 2019: Amid struggling defence, Argentina's quest for identity continues despite 2-0 win over VenezuelaArgentina have progressed to the last four after a disastrous defeat to Carlos Queiroz’s Colombia, but that mini recovery hasn’t concealed the profound identity crisis engulfing the team.
Jun 28, 2019
Copa America 2019: From being whipping boys to cusp of landmark moment against Argentina, Venezuela have come long waySouth American football has progressed so that the mere suggestion of a competitive Venezuela against Lionel Messi and Argentina can’t be ridiculed anymore.
Jun 22, 2019
Copa America 2019: South American football and tournament loses identity as Brazil stays awayIn a football mad Brazil, fans have stayed away from attending games owing to expensive tickets as saturation point hits with third Copa America in five years.
Jun 16, 2019
Copa America 2019: Qatar set for tough test in South America after establishing themselves as continental heavyweights in AsiaThere is little doubt that Qatar have bridged the gap with the Asian top, but the Copa America will mark the first time the marauding Maroons play against world class opposition in a competitive setting.
Jun 10, 2019
FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 could be catalyst towards development of sport amid growing demand for equal pay, gender equalityThis World Cup has been mired in issues of gender equality and the growth of the women’s game, but the tournament could be a catalyst and seminal moment in the sports’ development.
Jun 07, 2019
FIFA Women's World Cup 2019: Amid collective revolt, gender discrimination and general indifference, 24-team event kicks offLyon will be the tournament’s epicenter, staging the last four and the final, but organisers think that smaller host cities will embrace the World Cup