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Change afoot as La Liga begins life without Cristiano Ronaldo

Change afoot as La Liga begins life without Cristiano Ronaldo

Change is in the air as the new La Liga season begins on Friday without one of its most emblematic players, Cristiano Ronaldo, and with video technology (VAR) being introduced for the first time in Spain’s top flight.

Aug 14, 2018, 00:01 AM IST
 Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on Champions League awards shortlist

Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on Champions League awards shortlist

The winners will be announced during the 2018-19 Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on August 30.

Aug 09, 2018, 19:50 PM IST
Malcolm must earn his plays in the team, says Barcelona coach Valverde

Malcolm must earn his plays in the team, says Barcelona coach Valverde

Barcelona swooped to sign the Brazilian forward on a five-year deal from Girondins Bordeaux for an initial 41 million euros ($47.89 million) in a surprise move after AS Roma had struck a deal with the French club. 

 

Jul 28, 2018, 16:05 PM IST
Virat Kohli is 9th on Instagram rich list, his earnings per post will blow your mind

Virat Kohli is 9th on Instagram rich list, his earnings per post will blow your mind

HopperHQ arrives at its list by taking into account the number of followers, post engagement and frequency of posts to compile the list. 

 

Jul 27, 2018, 10:40 AM IST
Messi or Ronaldo? Married for 14 years, couple files for divorce over debate

Messi or Ronaldo? Married for 14 years, couple files for divorce over debate

Fans of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi can be extremely passionate, boisterous and often fanatic. But not many would be ready to end years of marriage over what truly is football's biggest debate.

Jul 13, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 is over for Argentina, Brazil. And in Kolkata

FIFA World Cup 2018 is over for Argentina, Brazil. And in Kolkata

If you thought fans in Argentina and Brazil were disappointed with their national teams crashing out of FIFA World Cup 2018, you have probably never been to Kolkata.

Jul 07, 2018, 17:56 PM IST
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo? No debate as Argentina, Portugal crash out of FIFA World Cup 2018

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo? No debate as Argentina, Portugal crash out of FIFA World Cup 2018

While Lionel Messi had a look of absolute dejection on his face after Argentina lost, Cristiano Ronaldo was fuming at a stoppage-time incident.

Jul 01, 2018, 06:15 AM IST
Tried everything to get best out of Lionel Messi: Jorge Sampaoli

Tried everything to get best out of Lionel Messi: Jorge Sampaoli

A serial meddler with selections and positioning, Jorge Sampaoli sprang a surprise by dropping Gonzalo Higuain from the starting line-up.

Jul 01, 2018, 01:01 AM IST
Emotional Lionel Messi stares into abyss as Argentina bow out of FIFA World Cup 2018

Emotional Lionel Messi stares into abyss as Argentina bow out of FIFA World Cup 2018

Lionel Messi tried to maintain a straight face after Argentina lost 3-4 to France. He struggled.

Jun 30, 2018, 21:53 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Argentina - As it happened

FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Argentina - As it happened

The 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe ran heavily and dominated throughout the second-half, as he beat goalkeeper Armani twice to become the second youngest player to score a brace in a World Cup match after Brazil’s Pele (1958 final vs Sweden).

Jun 30, 2018, 19:21 PM IST
France vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

France vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 live streaming timing, channels, websites and apps

France and Argentina will face each other at Kazan Arena on Saturday.

Jun 30, 2018, 18:45 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar most talked about player on Twitter

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar most talked about player on Twitter

Neymar, the most mentioned player so far on Twitter, was followed by Argentina`s Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.

Jun 30, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
Argentina can still go all the way, says 1978 hero Daniel Bertoni

Argentina can still go all the way, says 1978 hero Daniel Bertoni

With Argentina facing France on June 30th, Bertoni has hopes that Argentina can win the World Cup this time.

Jun 28, 2018, 20:37 PM IST
Life or death: Lionel Messi's message to Argentina during halftime of FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Nigeria

Life or death: Lionel Messi's message to Argentina during halftime of FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Nigeria

Lionel Messi was caught by TV cameras speaking to his Argentine teammates just before they came out for the second half against Nigeria.

Jun 27, 2018, 16:48 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Proud Iceland depart Russia with heads held high

FIFA World Cup 2018: Proud Iceland depart Russia with heads held high

"I`m proud off the performance and character we showed. We left everything behind on the pitch, there`s no percentage left in the batteries in the dying minutes.

Jun 27, 2018, 10:36 AM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Nigeria vs Argentina - See Pics

Argentina secured a rather narrow 2-1 win to just about sneak into the next round of FIFA World Cup 2018.

 

Jun 27, 2018, 09:47 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona shows fans the finger during Argentina vs Nigeria clash

FIFA World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona shows fans the finger during Argentina vs Nigeria clash

Diego Maradona has been slammed for conduct unbecoming of an icon. He also received medical attention shortly after the match but didn't garner much sympathy for it.

Jun 27, 2018, 07:30 AM IST
Argentina advance to FIFA World Cup 2018 knockout stage with 2-1 win over Nigeria, face France in Round of 16

Argentina advance to FIFA World Cup 2018 knockout stage with 2-1 win over Nigeria, face France in Round of 16

A late goal by Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria in Group D.

Jun 27, 2018, 01:51 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1, qualify for round of 16

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1, qualify for round of 16

Argentina looked composed and organised in the middle but things could change if Nigeria, who would be happy with a draw, equalise. Expect a cracker of a match in the second-half. 

Jun 26, 2018, 22:55 PM IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 preview: Argentina in do or die battle against Nigeria

FIFA World Cup 2018 preview: Argentina in do or die battle against Nigeria

For Argentina, a win is a sure-shot entry to the next round. A draw makes life easier. A loss could possibly mean a one-way ticket back home.

Jun 26, 2018, 10:32 AM IST

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