India Vs Qatar, WC qualifiers: When & Where to watch?
The Indian football team is all set to face Qatar in the 2022 FIFA WC & 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualification match. The match will be organized at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday.
Igor Stimac’s (current manager of the Indian national team) side is currently placed fourth in Group E. Team India has three points from five matches. Qatar is at the top of the table with 13 points while the team of Oman is at 2nd place with 12 points. The Indian side is far from the top two spots but a third-place finish is well within their reach. If team India could do so, they will directly book a berth in the third round for the 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.
The Star Sports network will be broadcasting the match.
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2nd Gold for India at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai: 15 medals in the bag
India’s journey in the Asian Boxing Championships, 2021, came to a superb end on Monday as Sanjeet Kumar won the second gold medal for the nation at the Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Dubai.
Boxer Sanjeet was declared the winner by a 3-2 split decision. He won against the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medallist Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan.
Sanjeet is the second gold-medal winner in the 2021 edition of the Asian Boxing Championship. Earlier, Pooja Rani won the gold medal after defeating Mavluda Movlonova in the women’s 75kg final on Sunday.
The Indian squad has shown their best-ever performance in the Asian Boxing Championship. India won 15 medals in all, including 2 gold, 5 silver, and 8 bronze medals.
I am back to social media to help & motivate people: Bajrang Punia
Earlier this year, wrestler Bajrang Punia took a break from social media to concentrate on his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. He had called social media a ‘distraction’ from training. However, the 2nd wave of COVID-19 forced the 3-time World Championship medallist to get back on social media.
“When the second wave of Covid-19 began, I just couldn’t sit back and see what was happening around. As a celeb with some reach, I try to help out as many people as I can. That’s why I returned to social media, to help & motivate people” says Bajrang.
Indian Judo team: All set to fly for the World Championships
A three-member Indian team comprising two judo players and a coach will leave for Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday for the World Judo Championships. The team will reach Hungary via Paris. The Judo Federation of India (JFI) has also submitted a plan to the Sports Authority of India to have an exposure trip in France for the athletes.
Jasleen Singh Saini (66kg) & L Shushila Devi (48kg) are the athletes selected by the federation for the championship. The tournament is scheduled from June 6 to 13. Only one of the two players could qualify for the Tokyo Games. Shushila is 69 points ahead of her fellow mate Jasleen with 989 points.
Why are the career spans of players getting shortened?
Viswanathan Anand (Five-time world chess champion) on Monday said that the career span of players has reduced as compared to the earlier times. The high level of hard work arising out of intense competition is the reason for shortened careers as per Anand.
He said the level of “physical tension” is much higher these days as compared to earlier times. Players need to be physically & mentally fit to survive.
“The level of physical tension is much higher in games nowadays. So, it is fitness, fitness, and fitness,” Anand said on ‘DRS With Ash’. ( a show by India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin on Youtube).
I don’t think the Indian team would underestimate the Kiwis: Ajit Agarkar
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar said that the Virat Kohli-led team India would not underestimate N.Z in the World Test Championship finals.
India and New Zealand will face each other in the final of WTC at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, from June 18.
“I hope not. I don’t think the Indian team will underestimate the Kiwis. Every ICC tournament you look at – okay, this is the first of its kind, Test championship – every ICC tournament, whether it’s the Champions Trophy, T20 World Cup, the World Cup; they always shown up, they’re always there in the competition,” said Agarkar on Star Sports’ show ‘Cricket Connected’.