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Harsh Vardhan

A pilot in the making residing in India, Harsh is also an ardent follower of European football and his heart resides in Manchester, particularly the blues. He has deep passion for writing, with special admiration for combined-elevens, while also contributing to the sports column of a local daily.

Total articles: 67

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World Cup
World Cup 3rd place match: England and Belgium hook up again; does it mean anything this time?
08:30 Saturday 14th July 2018

It's not coming home. England's World Cup dreams were smashed by Mario Mandzukic's brilliant goal that sent Croatia to their first World Cup final. On the other hand, Roberto Martinez's Belgium lost to France one-nil. Les…

Premier League
Why Manchester City shouldn't have signed Riyad Mahrez
15:00 Friday 13th July 2018

Manchester City have made their first summer acquisition when signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for a club record £60 million. City were after the Algerian international since last summer. The 27-year-old was on the radar…

World Cup
World Cup: Why Jordan Henderson is so important to England?
19:00 Tuesday 10th July 2018

It's coming home. England are through to the World Cup semifinal where they will face Croatia. Three Lions cynics are looking for something new to complain about after 38 years of reliable targets. Youth and inexperience have done…

World Cup
World Cup 2018: Why Paul Pogba is France's real MVP
08:30 Sunday 8th July 2018

France defeated Uruguay and will face Belgium in the World Cup semifinals. Les Bleus are unbeaten in this tournament, winning five and drawing one. Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe top the scoring with three goals each. Didier…

Premier League
Bernardo and David: Manchester City's two pieces of Silva
08:00 Friday 6th July 2018

Manchester City signed Bernardo Silva for £43 million last summer. The Portuguese midfielder had his breakout season at Monaco in 2016/17, helping the French side win Ligue 1 for the first time in 17 years as well as reach the Champions…

What's next for Mateo Kovacic?
17:40 Saturday 30th June 2018

Mateo Kovacic arrived in Spain in 2015. He has scored three goals and grabbed eight assists in the league and European competitions. These statistics are not even decent in a single season, Kovacic has needed three. The player himself…

World Cup
World Cup Group C: France poised to take honours: Denmark to advance
08:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

The opening two matchdays of Group C went as expected. France won both games; Denmark won then drew; Australia lost then drew. Peru has been sent packing.  France and Denmark collide this afternoon. Les Bleus have the top…

5 Championship players ready to grace the Premier League
15:00 Sunday 24th June 2018

There is often doubt surrounding the quality available in the Championship. However, many English second division players have worked hard to earn an opportunity in the Premier League. Such talents have the quality to make the step up.…

World Cup
Morocco's exit from the World Cup reveals football's cruelty
18:02 Friday 22nd June 2018

Morocco has suffered this week. The Atlas Lions lost World Cup bids both present and future.  First, FIFA announced the combined effort from CONCACAF, involving Canada, Mexico and the United States had been awarded 2026 World Cup…

Forget the World Cup; India is writing history
15:00 Tuesday 19th June 2018

Everyone dream of watching their country play in the World Cup. For some, it is just a matter of waiting for the calendar to turn. For others, it's a close thing. For countries like India, it is far off fancy. Except, just before the World…

World Cup
World Cup Preview: Which keeper will win the Golden Glove?
15:30 Thursday 14th June 2018

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. They bowed out to the hosts of that tournament, Sweden, in the UEFA playoff round. The Azzurri's absence deprives the world of one last look at Gianluigi Buffon…

World Cup
Groundhopping Russia: A World Cup Stadium tour
17:30 Monday 11th June 2018

A dozen stadiums in 11 cities. The World Cup is three days away. The hype is unreal. Russia is the first Eastern European country to host the World Cup.  It's a case of six of one, a half dozen of the other. Six venues were built for…

World Cup
Roberto Firmino or Gabriel Jesus: Who should Brazil opt for in the World Cup?
08:00 Saturday 9th June 2018

There are only five days to wait until the World Cup begins. As five-time champions, Brazil is under pressure to meet high expectations after producing a horror show on home soil in 2014, hammered 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final. Manager…

La Liga 2017-18: Top five young breakthroughs
09:00 Sunday 3rd June 2018

La Liga is known for Real Madrid, Barcelona, top talent, and never-ending European dominance. Trophy parades are not a scarcity in Spain. Barca won the league and the Copa del Rey. Real took home a third consecutive Champions League title.…

Premier League
Jose Mourinho should be offloading Antonio Valencia
09:00 Sunday 27th May 2018

Manchester United secured second place in the Premier League, this season, a massive improvement from last year's lowly sixth place finish. Jose Mourinho has already indicated he wants to add more quality to the squad. Once again,…