New Delhi: India is all set to host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup next year and in order to prepare better and get a good build-up to the mega event, the Mumbai Football Arena will play host to the U-17 Women's Football Tournament 2019, where the India U-17 team will take on Sweden and Thailand. The tournament being organised under UEFA Assist in collaboration with AFC comes after the recently-concluded U-17 Women's Championship that took place in Kalyani last month, which saw a total of 73 players divided into four teams playing against each other as the Alex Ambrose-coached Lionesses emerged victorious. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das spoke about the importance of competition as part of the build-up for next year's World Cup, laying emphasis on the "quality of opposition" the Indian U-17 girls will face. "It is the first time an international tournament for girls in being hosted in India and I'm really looking forward to it. With the FIFA World Cup on the horizon, this will be a … [Read more...] about India U-17 Girls Team to Play Sweden, Thailand in U-17 Women’s Football Tournament in Mumbai
Though some hard-liners will argue Tottenham Hotspur have 'achieved nothing' until they hold a trophy aloft, football is also about memorable moments and their victory over Real Madrid was certainly one of those. A pinch-yourself night for any Spurs fan at Wembley, their forensic deconstruction of the Champions League holders was a perfect encapsulation of their progress under Mauricio Pochettino. But where does it stand among other landmark performances by English teams in European competition? NB. The list is based on the quality of the performances, not the glory of the occasion - or else this would be a list of all the European finals English teams have won. 10. Lazio 0 Leeds United 1, Champions League group stage, 2000 There have been some impressive performances in Rome by English teams, not least Liverpool beating Roma on penalties in the 1984 European Cup final. However, the Lazio team Leeds defeated now reads as a roll-call of some of … [Read more...] about Where does Spurs’s Real Madrid win rank in English football’s best European performances?
Major college football teams are on a record scoring pace this season and a more aggressive approach on fourth down is helping to fuel the surge. Through eight weeks of the season, FBS teams are averaging 30.23 points per game, up almost a point and a half from last season and just ahead of the record 30.0 set in 2016. While last year’s dip in scoring to a six-year low seemed related to teams moving away from up-tempo offense “You know we’re big into analytics and have some different analysts look into that every week,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. “We study it during the week. We practice it. There’s some recommendations that they give. Sometimes it’s very aggressive. Sometimes it’s too aggressive.” Orgeron and LSU went on fourth-and-short four times in a victory against Georgia earlier this month; for the season, the Tigers have attempted nine fourth-down conversions in eight games, just one less than in 13 games last season. Duke … [Read more...] about Going for it: 4th-down makes fuel football scoring surge
Rafa Benitez will be the guest on Monday Night Football as West Ham host Arsenal at the London Stadium, live on Sky Sports Premier League. The former Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool boss, who has been linked with both Arsenal and West Ham in recent years, will join presenter David Jones and Jamie Carragher, who he managed during a six-year spell at Liverpool.The trio will discuss Liverpool's title credentials, Manchester United's victory over Manchester City on Saturday, and his departure from Newcastle in the summer. Following the match, Benitez and Carragher will reflect on their unforgettable Champions League success in 2005, which saw Liverpool fight back from three goals down to beat AC Milan on penalties in Istanbul. West Ham vs Arsenal December 9, 2019, 7:00pm … [Read more...] about Rafa Benitez joins Jamie Carragher in Monday Night Football studio
Top 25 high school football rankings 3,554 views 2:07 Video: Top 25 high school football rankingsPickerington Central moves up six spots to 13 after winning Ohio Division 1 state championship. Pickerington Central (Ohio) took the biggest leap in this week's Top 25 national high school football rankings after beating Elder (Cincinnati) 21-14 in the Ohio Division 1 championship. Demeatric Crenshaw threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns leading the Tigers to their second state title since 2017. Five other teams won state championships last week.No. 11 Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.) needed overtime to win its fourth consecutive 5A title. 2020 Tennessee commit Jalin Hyatt had 165 yards receiving and three touchdowns and caught the game-winning score in overtime to give the Silver Foxes a 34-31 victory. No. 12 Chandler (Ariz.) beat Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.) in the inaugural Arizona Open Division state championship. It was the Wolves' fourth consecutive state title in Arizona's largest … [Read more...] about Top 25 high school football rankings: Marietta one of three new teams