Samama Rahman

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021

The beauty of chaos

A frenetic night that featured 14 goals across just two games set the tone for the rest of Euro 2020 as both 2018 World Cup finalists, France and Croatia, joined reigning European champions Portugal by the wayside.

April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

In the shadow of the Super League

Among sport, football perhaps has been used the most as an instrument to placate the masses while consolidating the power of the few.

November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020

An all-time Löw

The extent of Germany’s helplessness as they capitulated to a 6-0 loss against Spain in Seville on Wednesday night was unexpected, even for those who had long banished any hopes they had once harbored about the current side.

November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020

Shakib's damage control: A misplaced apology

Whether he does something or not, the limelight inevitably shines on Shakib Al Hasan. It was no different yesterday, when the ace all-rounder made headlines after a person went live on Facebook in the early minutes of Sunday and issued a death threat while brandishing a weapon.

September 27, 2020
September 27, 2020

No surprises in store for Barcelona

Barcelona fans would have imagined this season as a fresh start after ending a dismal campaign with an 8-2 hammering to Bayern Munich.

September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020

Stamford Bridge flooded by intent

It is not often that a team win their domestic league 18 points clear of their second-placed rival. It is rarer still that they do so by winning a staggering 26 of their first 27 matches and staying on top for 37 of the 38 rounds of matches.

September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

Challenges add to excitement of 20/21

Just weeks after the conclusion of the Champions League, European football is set to be back on the menu of sports lovers across the globe. After a three-month disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, leagues around the world have found ways to operate.

August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020

Nothing left to discuss

Barcelona’s board of directors sat for an emergency meeting late on Wednesday and were perhaps momentarily interrupted as fans attempted to storm the club offices and force club president Josep Maria Bartomeu out.

June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020

Life amiss in football’s new normal

In the 16th minute of an exceptionally drab first half between Manchester United and Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday, the home crowd broke into cheer.

June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

Stars back, but will they align?

There will be no voices to cheer on the stars as they return to the pitch, but the sense of anticipation felt by Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs fans will be at a fever-pitch when the teams, reinforced by the returns of their best players, lock horns in a battle for a place in the top four on Friday night.