Author: Jayakrishnan Vijayamohanan

All Set For Copa America 2015 Final

Argentina trashed Paraguay 6-1 in the second semifinal of the Copa America 2015 to reach the final. Contrary to the final score-line, Paraguay did play well in the second semi-final, and were able to score a goal, despite being down by two goals. The first, when Messi swung across a free-kick right to Rojo‘s boot, and the second was scored by Pastore who drove the ball low into the goal post. Paraguay lost two of their star players through injury and had to substitute both of them- Gonzalez and Santa Cruz within thirty minutes. They fought back and were able to get a goal...

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Copa America Semifinal Stage

The Copa America 2015 so far has been a roller coaster of emotions both on and off field. Unfortunate incidents like Chile’s Vidal being caught drinking and driving and meeting with a fatal accident, to Paraguay’s hero Derlis Gonzales having lost his uncle while celebrating his winning goal against Brazil. None the less, the matches have been exciting and even drab and dull at some times. However now that the penultimate stages are to be fought, all eyes would be on the players. It was Chile against Peru in the first semi-final, and Chile played up to everybody’s expectations. Peru were one...

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Copa America Round Up

South America’s most thrilling competition Copa America is back, and so far it has delivered with style and flair. With the group stages over, now we proceed to the more thrilling, more intense knock-out rounds, wherein all the expected teams have qualified from their groups. For most of the teams probable to win, this is more than just a simple trophy to be won. For Brazil, this could be a consolation, a gift to their fans, who are still haunted by their demolition by the Germans at the Marcanna, the same place they went through a similar shock at the 1950 world cup finals....

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Football Season Review

As only one week is left for the season to come to an end, I thought of having a look at some of the major teams playing in the Premier League. Here, I talk about their hits, flops, and what they could be looking at the transfer season. Arsenal – When Arsenal won the FA Cup last year ending their trophy drought, many said that perhaps good times were to come back. With departures such as the likes of Fabianski and Sagna, it was imperative that Wenger sign some first-class player. And what a catch, he got. Sanchez has been...

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Weekend Football Review

The race to run from relegation intensified as nine out of ten teams from the bottom played it out this Saturday. And while, we had a few surprises like Stoke beating Tottenham, and Leicester beating Southampton, rest of the matches played out as expected.  Manchester United found it hard to earn a victory over the Eagles, with Fellaini winning it for the Red Devils by a header, courtesy a superb cross by Ashley Young. Earlier, Puncheon leveled for Palace after Mata scored from the spot-kick. With this, United secured their champions league position, as on the next day Liverpool dropped...

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