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Sport, unlike movies does not have retakes

Two recent announcements in Asian sports has brought back the issue of nepotism and favouritism in sports to the fore. The first was the selection of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun as a member of the Indian Under-19 team. And the second is the suspension of the Hong Kong Karatedo Federation (HKKF) by the Olympic Committee and Sports Federation of Hong Kong (SFOC) for maladministration and unfair selection policies. While Sachin is considered probably the best batsman the game has seen, his son has been selected for his bowling…

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NO MONEY FOR THE WOMEN?

Chances are that a majority of you would not know who is Clayton Kershaw? How about Masahiro Tanaka? How about Jimmy Garoppolo? All three are in the top 100 of the latest Forbes world’s highest paid athletes. Names like Serena Williams, Sindhu Pusarla, Nicol David or even Danica Patrick or Ronda Rousey may sound familiar to many in this region. None of these female sports stars are in the top 100 of the list. This will be the first time first time since the list was released that there will…

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FOOTBALL THEMED HUNGARY FILM FESTIVAL

Football will be the theme for this year’s Hungarian Film Festival in Malaysia from 7-10 June, 2018 at the GSC Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. The Festival, being held to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Match of the Century, will be free to all. It would also be in conjunction with the Russia FIFA World Cup 2018. The free screenings are courtesy of the Embassy of Hungary in Kuala Lumpur. The match between Hungary and England at the Empire Wembley Stadium in 1953 had all the ingredients of being a classic…

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FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP: GROUP C OVERVIEW

UNTAPPED POTENTIAL AUSTRALIA Coach: Bert van Marwijk Captain: Mile Jedinak Nickname: Socceroos Kit: Home – yellow; Away – dark green Cup Best Record: Second round 2006 Squad Goalkeepers: Brad Jones (Feyenoord), Mat Ryan (Brighton), Danny Vukovic (Genk) Defenders: Aziz Behich (Bursaspor), Milos Degenek (Yokohama F. Marinos), Matthew Jurman (Suwon Samsung Bluewings), Fran Karacic (Lokomotiva), James Meredith (Millwall), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers), Trent Sainsbury (Grasshoppers) Midfielders: Josh Brillante (Sydney FC), Jackson Irvine (Hull), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa), Robbie Kruse (Bochum), Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers), Mark Milligan (Al Ahli), Aaron…

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FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP: GROUP A OVERVIEW

WALK LIKE THE EGYPTIANS EGYPT Coach: Hector Cuper Captain: Essam El Hadary Nickname: The Pharoahs Kit: Home – red, black and white; Away – to be confirmed Cup Best Record: First round 1934, 1990 Squad Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily) Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fath) Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (West Brom), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Karim Hafez (RC Lens), Omar Gaber (LAFC),…

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FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP: GROUP B OVERVIEW

ASIAN PRIDE IRAN Coach: Carlos Queiroz Captain: Ashkan Dejagah Nickname: Team Melli Kit: Home – white; Away – red. Cup Best Record: First round 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014 Squad: Goalkeepers: Alireza Beiranvand (Persepolis ), Rashid Mazaheri (Zob Ahan), Amir Abedzadeh (Maritimo, Portugal) Defenders: Ramin Rezaeian (KV Oostende, Belgium), Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh (Padideh), Morteza Pouraliganji (Al Saad, Qatar), Pejman Montazeri (Esteghlal ), Seyed Majid Hosseini (Esteghlal), Milad Mohammadi (Akhmat Grozny, Russia), Roozbeh Cheshmi (Esteghlal) Midfielders: Saeid Ezatolahi (Amkar Perm, Russia), Masoud Shojaei (AEK Athens, Greece), Mehdi Torabi (Saipa), Ashkan Dejagah (Nottingham…

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