Thursday, March 23, 2023

Fifa World Cup

Thousands pay their last respects to Pele in Brazil

Thousands of people gathered in the Brazilian city of Santos to bid farewell to football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, who died at 82 on Thursday from colon cancer.His wake was being held at the Urbano Caldira Stadium, the home field of Pele's former team Santos, allowing fans to pay their last respects. Among those who attended were FIFA president Gianni Infantino, and the chief of South America's CONMEBOL football confederation, Alejandro Dominguez.

Aishwarya pinches Ranveer Singh's nose at PKL final, video goes viral

 A video of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a chat with Bollywood livewire star Ranveer Singh at the Pro Kabaddi League(PKL) final has taken over the Internet for all the right reasons.Ranveer had joined Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya and their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan at the PKL final in India before he jetted off to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup final. The kabaddi championship was held in Mumbai.A clip featuring Aishwarya, Aaradhya and Ranveer indulging in a banter is doing the rounds. It also was posted in Reddit, a discussion website.The video shows Ranveer and Aishwarya in a conversation. Dressed in a black floral jacket and hat, Ranveer's back can be seen towards the camera. The 'Devdas' actress is seen in a Pink Panthers' white jersey. She cutely pinches his nose while talking to him.

France sends Morocco home and advances to the finals

 Reigning world champions France scored once in each half to overcome a spirited challenge of Morocco on Wednesday night at Al Bayt Stadium to set up a FIFA World Cup final showdown with Argentina on Sunday.The Les Bleus took the lead through Theo Hernandez's scrambled fifth minute goal. Randal Kolo Muani wrapped up matters in the 79th, less than a minute after coming on, after a fine solo from Kylian Mbappe.France ended the fairytale run of the Atlas Lions in the tournament, with Dider Deschamps side bidding to become the first team in 60 years to win back-to-back titles. Only Italy in 1938 and Brazil in 1962 have clinched back-to-back titles.France is the sixth nation to reach successive World Cup finals, the others being Italy (1934, 1938), Brazil (twice: 1958, 1962 and 1994, 1998, 2002), the Netherlands (1974, 1978), West Germany (1982, 1986, 1990) and Argentina (1986, 1990).Should France win, Didier Deschamps - who was a player when France won their first title in 1998 - will join Italy's Vittorio Pozzo as the only coach to win two World Cups in a row.

France beats morocco by 2-0 || France advances to the Finals


France beats morocco by 2-0. France advances to the Finals with a historical victory against morocco, scoring 2 goals.

First goal was recorded at the 5th minute by T. Hernández followed by R. Kolo Muani goal at the 79th minute assisted by none other than K. Mbappe.

Argentina makes it to Finals of FIFA World Cup 2022

Two goals from Julian Alvarez and one from Lionel Messi guided Argentina to a 3-0 win over Croatia in the first semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the Lusail Stadium on Wednesday. With this win, the Lionel

S. Jaishankar states latest developments in foreign policy amidst Parliament

 External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday briefed Parliament on the latest developments with respect to India's foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign travels, and visits to India by foreign dignitaries.Addressing the Rajya Sabha, he also spoke on India's plans as President of G20 and the recent Bali Summit.Jaishankar told the house that President Droupadi Murmu's first overseas visit in office was to the UK to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.He also said that India will host the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to honour the contributions of Indians overseas from January 10 to 13, 2023.Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has agreed to be the chief guest for the 2023 Republic Day, Jaishankar said.Jaishankar also informed the Rajya Sabha about Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar's presence at the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar and Modi's address during the SCO Summit in Samarkand.

Covid watch: Bayern announce wage cuts for unvaccinated players

Bayern Munich have announced that players who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 will be subject to wage cuts. Media reports suggest that the record German champions have announced the cuts for unvaccinated players such as Joshua Kimmich, as professional football in Germany is suffering from a rising number of positive infection cases and quarantine orders.

India's Chhetri having 74 goals, 3 short of Pele's 77 goal

Ace forward Sunil Chhetri has become the world's second most prolific goal scorer amongst the active players -- his tally of 74 is second only to Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo's 103 -- but the India captain is not counting them as yet. In the all-time goal scorers' list, Chhetri is three goals short of Pele's 77 goals.