Articles by Vyasa Shastry
Jul 12, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Uninventive England fall to Croatia's resilience, botch massive opportunity to make finalWhen the dust settles, history will remember this uninventive England side as a major beneficiary of the draw who botched a huge chance to make the final.
Jul 11, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo moves from Real Madrid to Juventus: Timely transfer is a win-win situation for all parties involvedMoving to a less physically demanding league will only help Cristiano Ronaldo to prolong his career and he could be the missing X-factor that Juventus need.
Jul 08, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: England do enough to get past Sweden and make semis, but are yet to be tested in RussiaEngland are still a long way away from being contenders and look like an untested team who have made the semi-finals due to a series of fortunate events.
Jul 04, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: England end longest running gag in footballing history with victory on penalties against ColombiaEngland getting knocked out on penalties is probably the longest running gag in footballing history. Reference their shootout record with an accompanying laugh track, and you have a staple joke for a football-based sitcom
Jul 02, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Time for Belgium’s 'golden generation' to take crucial step towards realising potentialThere is no better time for Belgium to step up and shed the negativity around the “Golden Generation” millstone.
Jun 29, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Fumbling forwards, bungling defence highlight England's tame loss to BelgiumEngland's two feel-good victories against weaker opposition will count for nothing as the real tournament starts now. They have many issues to ponder over before their Round of 16 match.
Jun 28, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona’s histrionics in stands only exacerbate the pressure on besieged ArgentinaDiego Armando Prima Donna. Maradona may very well have been called that, and no one would have batted an eyelid.
Jun 26, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Spain survive Morocco’s spirited challenge, but defensive vulnerabilities exposed in drawSpain’s opponents would have no doubt noted their lightweight defence. Their ageing, shaky spine of Busquets, Ramos and Pique will worry Fernando Hierro.
Jun 25, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Harry Kane and Co too good for first-timers Panama, but challenges persist for EnglandEven though England bossed overall, the result must be put into perspective. Better teams will not let them off the hook as easily. Their next game against Belgium should reveal how they would hold up against teams of similar standing.
Jun 22, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi denied oxygen, midfield put on masterclass; how Croatia gave Argentina a footballing lessonModric ran the show as Croatia gave Argentina a footballing lesson and handed them their heaviest defeat (3-0) in the group stage of the World Cup in the last 60 years.