Jun 1, 2002

History is against the continent

S. R. SURYANARAYAN HISTORY provides an interesting tale on the World Cup winners. Since 1962 the winner of the glittering trophy has ...

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History is against the continent

S. R. SURYANARAYAN HISTORY provides an interesting tale on the World Cup winners. Since 1962 the winner of the glittering trophy has ...

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Genius is what genius does

NIRMAL SHEKAR IT wasn't a major earthquake. No big war had broken out. It wasn't even a cataclysmic event - such as the destruction of ...

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They will bank on home advantage

SANJAY RAJAN WE read about the past because the past is refreshingly different from the present. One also goes to the past for knowledge.

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Latin flourish vs European rigidity

ROHIT BRIJNATH CARLOS has an identity crisis: in truth he is a taxi-driver in Melbourne, in manner he is a one-man orchestra who does no ...

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1950-70: The golden era

S. THYAGARAJAN NO sport denotes the universality of character as much as soccer. For the innumerable aficionados - from Tahiti to ...

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Argentina has the best credentials

A. VINOD SOUTH AMERICA may be a continent beset with poverty and hampered by tempestuous political and economic upheavals. But if it is ...

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Cameroon, Nigeria look dangerous

S. DINAKAR WILL the Indomitable Lions roar? Can the Super Eagles soar? These are questions that are becoming increasingly frequent. They ...

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France & Argentina look to be favourites

BRIAN GLANVILLE FRANCE and Argentina still look to be the favourites for the 2002 World Cup. Though, the French, the holders, wasting ...

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They have their task cut out

Their minds tick all the time, fashioning strategies, honing skills. A look at the top coaches, who will be displaying their wares in World Cup ...

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Venues offer the best of facilities

A. VINOD A NEW leaf will be turned in the history of the game of football when France kicks off its title defence against Senegal at the ...

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FACTS & FIGURES

STATISTICS are the sine qua non of any sport. While some would argue that they may not always tell the whole story of a player or a team, ...

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In the proverbial hot seat

S. R. SURYANARAYAN GOOD players do not always turn out to be good coaches. Particularly, if the country in question is Brazil where it is ...

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Stars to watch

Any mega event is bound to inspire those who take part in it. Here, then, are a selection of performers - some really proven, some thirsting to ...

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