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Here are all the key updates from November 19, Sunday
Look who’s in town
Legendary manager and FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsene Wenger has landed in India.
AIFF President @kalyanchaubey welcomes Mr. Arsene Wenger, Chief of Global Football Development, FIFA and FIFA TDS Team at the Football House today. Mr. Satyanarayan M, Acting SG, AIFF, is present. ����
Mr. Wenger and his team is here for the launch of the AIFF-FIFA Academy and… pic.twitter.com/XQan7cZBLe
– Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) November 20, 2023
In footballing terms, India’s World Cup loss last night has such a strong parallel to the Maracanazo — the 1950 FIFA World Cup decisive match (de facto final) between Brazil and Uruguay.
Brazil were the strong favourites for the title and were unbeaten up until the final. Playing in front of roughly 200,000 people in the newly constructed Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, all Brazil needed was a draw to lift the World Cup. They scored the opening goal thanks to Friaca but Uruguay stunned the crowd by scoring two. Juan Alberto Schiaffino eqalised in the 66th minute and later, Alcides Ghiggia netted the winning goal in the 79th minute.
The defeat turned out to be one of Brazil’s most painful sporting moments. In fact, at the Football Museum in Sao Paulo, there is a permanent exhibit to commemorate the match, where they play the radio commentary from the game which shows almost complete silence of the Maracana when Uruguay scored their second goal.
– FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 16, 2019
Such a great piece of history and the museum is certainly a must-visit for football fans.
The morning after
Well, it was a tough night for Rohit Sharma and his team. They dominated the tournament, qualified for the final with a 10-0 unbeaten streak but Australia did what Australia have doing for last the three decades.
Travis Head was the start of the show as his century helped his team to win sixth ODI World Cup title. That’s some record.
We’ll get you all the reactions from the final.
Here’s the full match report – Head’s magnificent 137 leads Australia to sixth World Cup title
Sidharth Monga on Australia’s irrepressible trio of quicks who cemented their legacy.
Osman Samiuddin on Australia’s inevitableness.
Shashank Kishore on how Travis Head tormented India again.
Sidharth Monga on whether India could’ve been braver with the bat.
More reaction copies and videos are here.
What’s in store today?
Apart from the reaction from Cricket World Cup final reactions, expect updates from Indian football as India take on Qatar in their second FIFA World Cup Qualifier. Also, big badminton tournament starts this Tuesday — China Masters — which is a 750 tournament. We’ll get you the draw details and other important updates.
What happened yesterday?
You can check all the details of Sunday’s news events here. Here are the cliff notes:
Cricket: Glory for Australia as Head seals sixth World Cup title.
Golf: Bhullar wins Indonesia Masters.
I-League: Shillong Lajong FC handed Gokulam Kerala FC their first defeat of the season.