The Indian men's football team will have its task cut out when it takes on Vietnam in the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday. In their opener last Saturday, India were held to a 1-1 draw by lower-ranked Singapore. Up against a confident Vietnan, who blanked Singapore 4-0 in their first match, the Blue Tigers will have to be extremely focussed. "It will be a very different game against a much stronger opponent, so our approach will also change accordingly," said India head coach Igor Stimac said on the eve of the match. "We need to be more focused, especially on vertical football and quick transition. "At the same time, we must maintain focus on our defence as well. They pose a real threat from long range shots, and from their crosses, and we need to be able to deal with that," said Stimac. The India head coach has also closely followed the match between Vietnam and Singapore, and believes that their Tuesday's opponents are an organised … [Read more...] about India Face Vietnam Test In Hung Thinh Football Tournament | Football News
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United States men’s national team Gregg Berhalter is set to become the 10th man to lead the USMNT into a World Cup when the Yanks take on Wales, England, and Iran for a knockout round spot in this winter’s Qatar-hosted tournament. It’s a terrific honor and an earned one, as we learned when Jurgen Klinsmann and Bruce Arena butchered a tricky but very forgiving route to qualifying out of CONCACAF. [ MORE: Five questions for the USMNT ] Rating a USMNT coach is only going to become more difficult in the future given the rocketship-up trajectory of the sport in our country in both investment and development, but also because the Nations League format introduced into Europe and North America limits opportunity for cross-confederation tests. Berhalter’s USMNT will enter the World Cup having played 56 times across all competitions assuming Tuesday’s Saudi Arabia friendly goes ahead as scheduled in Spain. Forty-three of those matches will have come against CONCACAF foes. And … [Read more...] about The Gregg Berhalter era: USMNT boss’ record leading up to World Cup
Half-centuries to Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli helped India clinch a final over thriller in the third and series-deciding match against Australia in Hyderabad on Sunday and that result helped them put further ground on their rivals on the latest Men's T20I team rankings. India's success improved their T20I team ranking by one point to 268 points overall, which is a seven-point lead over their closest rival in England with 261 points. Ironically, it was England's narrow loss in the fourth game of their ongoing series against Pakistan that helped India increase their buffer at the head of proceedings, with Matthew Mott's team falling to a narrow three-run loss in Karachi. That series remains tied at two games apiece, with plenty of rankings points still to play for during the final three matches in Lahore and ahead of the start of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup next month. Pakistan are currently tied with South Africa for third place on the team rankings with 258 points but … [Read more...] about ICC T20 Team Ranking: India extend lead on top after series win over Australia
The striker, who has gotten his Premier League career off to a blistering start, once again found the back of the net during Saturday's game as City secured a win over Wolves. Premier League Results | Points Table | Fixtures Haaland, who added a strike from the outside area to double City's lead over Wolves, became the first player to score in each of his opening four Premier League away games. Haaland doubled the lead as he picked up the ball 40 meters out, drove toward the penalty box and shot right-footed into the bottom corner from the edge of the area in the 16th minute. Haaland sets Premier League record by scoring in first four away games 1 2292889 It was Haaland's 11th goal in seven league games since his offseason arrival from Borussia Dortmund - with the majority coming from right in front of goal. The goal took Haaland's total tally to 14 in all competitions. Wolverhampton's already-slim chances virtually ended when center back Nathan … [Read more...] about Premier League: Man City vs Wolves: Haaland sets PL record as City hand Wolves 3-0 win
Gareth Southgate remained defiant in his backing of Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire but said he would consider dropping experienced players if the situation became "untenable". England came from behind to lead Germany 3-2 in the second half of their final game before the World Cup, before eventually drawing 3-3 as Shaw, Mason Mount and Harry Kane scored for Southgate's side. It was looking bleak for the confidence-hit hosts when Maguire errors had led to an Ilkay Gundogan converted penalty and a fantastic goal from Kai Havertz but somehow from 2-0 down England fought back with a four-minute double from the impressive Shaw and Mount. Despite losing their first-team places at Manchester United, both Shaw and Maguire featured in both Nations League games for England, with Maguire playing every minute of the encounters with Italy and Germany. England 3-3 Germany - Match report How the teams lined up | Match stats Nations League results | Fixtures | Tables … [Read more...] about Gareth Southgate defiant on his selection of defenders despite more Harry Maguire woes for England
Steve Clarke claims Scotland are "not short of issues" ahead of their crunch Nations League game against Ukraine in Krakow on Tuesday night. Skipper Andrew Robertson was already injured before September's triple-header and fellow defenders Nathan Patterson, Kieran Tierney and Scott McKenna are also out for the final fixture, with midfielder Scott McTominay suspended. A virus in the camp has also affected strikers Lyndon Dykes and Che Adams although the latter took part in a media conference and said he felt "great" ahead of a game where, after home wins against Ukraine and Republic of Ireland, B1 leaders Scotland need only a point to win the group and clinch promotion to League A. "We have some kind of virus in the camp, just sickness," said Clarke, who confirmed that right-back Aaron Hickey, taken off with a knock on Saturday, had trained with the squad. "Lyndon Dykes and Che Adams didn't feel very well this morning but they will be on the plane. … [Read more...] about Scotland head coach Steve Clarke not short of issues as bug rips through squad ahead of Ukraine rematch
Bengal all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed came in place of the rested Hardik Pandya. With all-rounder Deepak Hooda also out of the series due to back spasms, the national selection committee is set to recall middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer for the series. The series is starting on Wednesday (September 28) in Thiruvananthapuram. “Shami hasn't recovered from his bout of COVID-19. He needs more time, and hence, will be out of the South Africa series. Umesh Yadav will continue as Shami's replacement for the South Africa series," a senior BCCI source told PTI. However, when asked why Shahbaz has been picked in place of Pandya, the source said, “Is there any seam bowling all-rounder, who can replace Hardik? Raj Bawa is too raw and that's why we kept him in India A for exposure. He will need time to blossom?” With Hooda also out of the series, the selectors may have thought that a batting all-rounder would help serve the purpose. “Shahbaz is more of a batting all-rounder, who is more than … [Read more...] about India Squad for South Africa T20I Series (Updated): Shami, Hooda set to miss; Shreyas, Shahbaz likely to join
If the New York Giants are going to make a statement in the NFC East Monday night, Daniel Jones is going to have to break his dubious streak of being winless in primetime starts. The Giants have been a laughingstock around the NFL over the past five seasons, as their 22-51 record since the start of the 2017 season is tied with the New York Jets for the worst in the league. New York has been a comedy act in primetime, going 0-10 in primetime games since 2019 -- with their last primetime victory coming in Week 10 of the 2018 season against the San Francisco 49ers . The Giants are 0-15 in games that start at 4:25 p.m. ET for later since 2019 -- with their last victory also being that 49ers game. New York is 1-19 in 4:25 p.m. ET for later games over the last four seasons. At the center of the Giants failure to win in primetime games is Jones, who sports an 0-8 record in such contests. As the Giants enter Week 3 with a 2-0 record (and one of only two unbeaten teams in the … [Read more...] about Daniel Jones 0-8 in NFL primetime games: How bad has Giants QB truly been in national spotlight?
Acuras swept the front row of the starting lineup in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series qualifying at Watkins Glen International as Tom Blomqvist put the No. 60 of Meyer Shank Racing on pole for the Sahlen’s Six Hours. With a lap of 1 minute, 29.580 seconds around the 11-turn, 3.4-mile circuit, Blomqvist broke the track record held by teammate Oliver Jarvis to capture his first IMSA pole position . “We put a big focus on qualifying this weekend,” Blomqvist said. “The championship is tight and every point counts.” WATKINS GLEN STARTING GRID : Click here for the Sahlen’s Six Hours starting lineup l Lineup by car number IMSA AT WATKINS GLEN : How to watch Sunday Blomqvist and Jarvis increased their championship lead to 13 points over Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque, who qualified second (1:29.744) in the No. 10 Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing. “It’s a six-hour race, so a lot can happen,” Blomqvist said. “But it definitely makes your life a lot … [Read more...] about IMSA Watkins Glen starting lineup: Acuras sweep front row – NBC Sports
USATSI The New York Giants had the chance to be one of three 3-0 teams in the NFL , but the prime time curse got the best of quarterback Daniel Jones once again. The Giants fell to the Dallas Cowboys at home, 23-16 . The Giants have been a laughingstock around the NFL over the past five seasons, with one of the worst records in the league during that span. New York has been a comedy act in prime time, going 0-11 in prime time games since 2019 -- with their last prime time victory coming in Week 10 of the 2018 season against the San Francisco 49ers . The Giants are 0-16 in games that start at 4:25 p.m. ET for later since 2019 -- with their last victory also being that 49ers game. New York is 1-20 in 4:25 p.m. ET or later games over the past four seasons. At the center of the Giants failure to win in prime time games is Jones, who sports an 0-9 record in such contests. How bad has Jones actually been in prime time games since he entered the league in 2019? The … [Read more...] about Daniel Jones 0-9 in NFL prime-time games after Cowboys loss: How bad has Giants QB truly been on big stage?