Monday, September 18, 2017

Is Vettel losing the 2017 Formula 1 Championship plot?

Sebastian Vettel starting on pole and finishing as race winner would have been an ideal situation for the millions of Ferrari fans watching the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix. However the script turned out to be different. 
Weather played a role in changing this script but it was more of Vettel doing the damage to himself. The qualifying sessions were held in dry condition whereas on race day we had rains, making the circuit a bit tricky. Hamilton the championship leader was starting on the third row and the Ferrari's could have been easily ahead of him if the accident did not occur. Vettel dived ahead of Max Verstappen and stated a chain reaction which engulfed him. Why did Vettel do that? Was it to prevent Raikkonen from taking the lead? The result - Verstappen hits Raikkonen who hits Vettel and its game over for all three cars.



Vettel not only had to retire but also had to see Hamilton winning the race and stretching his championship lead to 28 points. What difference did Hamilton find in those intermediate tyres on race day which he did not find during his qualifying stint in dry conditions we will never know.

With the tables now reversed in the second half Vettel would do well to avoid such disasters in the future races. With the form Hamilton has shown in the second half any DNF from Vettel would only widen the gap and dash his hope of becoming the 2017 Formula 1 champion.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Euro 2016 Fixtures & Schedule (IST)
















Get ready to stay awake till late in the night. Beginning from 10th June we will be treated to a month long football extravaganza. Spain are the current reigning Euro Champions but they have to defend their title against 23 other contenders. UEFA Euro 2016 will conclude on 11th July.


All matches Live on Sony SIX/Sony ESPN in India
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 June 11 (Saturday) 
Match 1 - France Vs Romania (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) - 1.30 AM IST
Match 2 - Albania Vs Switzerland (Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Agglo) - 7.30 PM IST 
Match 3 - Wales Vs Slovakia (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 12 (Sunday) 
Match 4 - England Vs Russia (Stade Velodrome, Marseille) - 1.30 AM IST
Match 5 - Turkey Vs Croatia (Parc des Princes, Paris) - 7.30 PM IST 
Match 6 - Poland Vs Northern Ireland (Stade de Nice, Nice) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 13 (Monday)
 Match 7 - Germany Vs Ukraine (STade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Metropole) - 1.30 AM IST 
 Match 8 - Spain Vs Czech Republic (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) - 7.30 PM IST 
Match 9 - Republic of Ireland Vs Sweden (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 14 (Tuesday) 
Match 10 - Belgium Vs Italy (Stade de Lyon, Lyon) - 1.30 AM IST
Match 11 - Austria Vs Hungary (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) - 10.30 PM IST
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 June 15 (Wednesday) 
Match 12 - Portugal Vs Iceland (STade Geoffroy Gulchard, Saint-Etienne) - 1.30 AM IST
 Match 13 - Russia Vs Slovakia (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Metropole) - 7.30 PM IST 
Match 14 - Romania Vs Switzerland (Parc des Princes, Paris) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 16 (Thursday)
 Match 15 - France Vs Albania (Stade Velodrome, Marseille) - 1.30 AM IST 
Match 16 - England Vs Wales (Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Agglo) - 7.30 PM IST 
Match 17 - Ukraine Vs Northern Ireland (Stade de Lyon, Lyon) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 17 (Friday) 
Match 18 - Germany Vs Poland (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) - 1.30 AM IST 
Match 19 - Italy Vs Sweden (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) - 7.30 PM IST
 Match 20 - Czech Republic Vs Croatia (Stade Geoffroy Gulchard) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 18 (Saturday)
 Match 21 - Spain Vs Turkey (Stade de Nice, Nice) - 1.30 AM IST 
Match 22 - Belgium Vs Republic of Ireland (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) - 7.30 PM IST
 Match 23 - Iceland Vs Hungary (Stade Velodrome, Marseille) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 19 (Sunday)
Match 24 - Portugal Vs Austria (Parc des Princes, Paris) - 1.30 AM IST 
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June 20 (Monday)
 Match 25 - Romania Vs Albania (Stade de Lyon, Lyon) - 1.30 AM IST
 Match 26 - Switzerland Vs France (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Metropole) - 1.30 AM IST
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 June 21 (Tuesday)
 Match 27 - Russia Vs Wales (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) - 1.30 AM IST 
Match 28 - Slovakia Vs England (Stade Geoffroy Gulchard, Saint-Etienne) - 1.30 AM IST
 Match 29 - Ukraine Vs Poland (Stade Velodrome, Marseille) - 10.30 PM IST 
Match 30 - Northern Ireland Vs Germany (Parc des Princes, Paris) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 22 (Wednesday) 
Match 31 - Czech Republic Vs Turkey (Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Agglo) - 1.30 AM IST 
Match 32 - Croatia Vs Spain (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) - 1.30 AM IST 
Match 33 - Iceland Vs Austria (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) - 10.30 PM IST
 Match 34 - Hungary Vs Portugal (Stade de Lyon, Lyon) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 23 (Thursday) 
Match 35 - Italy Vs Republic of Ireland (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Metropole)- 1.30 AM IST Match 36 - Sweden Vs Belgium (Stade de Nice, Nice) - 1.30 AM IST 
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June 24 - REST DAY 
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Round of 16 (Knockouts) 

June 25 (Saturday) 
Match 37 - Group A Runner-up Vs Group C Runner-up (Stade Geoffroy Gulchard, Saint-Etienne) - 7.30 PM IST 

Match 38 - Group B Winner Vs Third-place Group A/C/D (Parc de Princes, Paris) - 10.30 PM IST 
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June 26 (Sunday) 
Match 39 - Group D Winner Vs Third-place Group B/E/F (Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens Agglo) - 1.30 AM IST 

Match 40 - Winner Group A Vs Third-place Group C/D/E (Stade de Lyon, Lyon) - 7.30 PM IST

 Match 41 - Winner Group C Vs Third-place Groupd A/B/F (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Metropole) - 10.30 PM IST
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 June 27 (Monday) 
Match 42 - Winner Group F Vs Runner-up E (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) - 1.30 AM IST 

Match 43 - Winner Group E Vs Runner-up Group D (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) - 10.30 PM IST 

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June 28 (Tuesday)
 Match 44 - Runner-up Group B Vs Runner-up Group F (Stade de Nice, Nice) - 1.30 AM IST 

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June 29/30 - REST DAY

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Quarter-finals 

July 1 (Friday) 
Match 45 - Quarter-final 1 - Winners of Match 37 Vs Match 39 (Stade Velodrome, Marseille) - 1.30 AM IST
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 July 2 (Saturday) 
Match 46 - QF 2 - Winners of Match 38 Vs Match 42 (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille Metropole) - 1.30 AM IST 
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July 3 (Sunday)
 Match 47 - QF 3 - Winners of Match 41 Vs Match 43 (Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux) - 1.30 AM IST 
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July 4 (Monday) 
Match 48 - QF 4 - Winners Match 40 Vs Match 44 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) - 1.30 AM IST
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 July 5/ 6 - REST DAY 

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July 7 (Thursday)
 Match 49 - Semi-final 1 - Winners Match 45 Vs Match 46 (Stade de Lyon, Lyon) - 1.30 AM IST 
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July 8 (Friday)
 Match 50 - Semi-final 2 - Winners of Match 47 Vs Match 48 (Stade Velodrome, Marseille) - 1.30 AM IST 

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July 9/10 - REST DAY
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July 11 (Sunday)
 Match 51 - FINAL - Winners of Match 49 Vs Match 50 (Stade de France, Saint-Denis) - 1.30 AM IST



Saturday, April 13, 2013

UEFA Champions League 2013 Semi Final Schedule

The draw for UEFA Champions League 2013 Semi Final Schedule was held last night. We now have the two German teams taking on the two Spanish teams.


Date
Teams
Venue
Timing
First Leg
23rd April
Bayern Munich v/s Barcelona FC
Munich
20:45 CET
First Leg
24th April
Dortmund v/s Real Madrid
Dortmund
20:45 CET
Return Leg
30th April
Real Madrid v/s Dortmund
Madrid
20:45 CET
Return Leg
1st May
Barcelona FC v/s Bayern Munich
Barcelona
20:45 CET


Friday, December 21, 2012

2013 UEFA Champions League- Round of 16

The small fries are out, now its the time for the big guns to face each other. Read below to see who faces whom in the 2013 Champions League - Round of 16 schedule

Celtic v/s Juventus 12th Feb 6th March
Valencia v/s
Paris Saint-Germain
12th Feb 6th March
Shakhtar Donetsk
v/s
Borussia Dortmund
13th Feb  5th March
Reak Madrid v/s Manchester United 13th Feb  5th March
Arsenal v/s Bayern Munich 19th Feb 13th March
Porto v/s Malaga 19th Feb 13th March
AC Milan v/s Barcelona 20th Feb 12th March
Galatasaray 
v/s
Schalke 04
20th Feb 12th March

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Formula 1 2013 Schedule

The 2013 F1 racing calender has been out. Formula 1 racing starts on 17th March with the Australian Grand Prix.

The Formula 1 2013 schedule consist of 20 races.

15 - 17 Mar
AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX (Melbourne)
22 - 24 Mar
PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX (Kuala Lumpur)
12 - 14 Apr
UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX (Shanghai)
19 - 21 Apr
GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX (Sakhir)
10 - 12 May
GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA 2013 (Catalunya)
24 - 26 May
GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2013 (Monte Carlo)
07 - 09 Jun
GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2013 (Montréal)
28 - 30 Jun
BRITISH GRAND PRIX (Silverstone)
05 - 07 Jul
GROSSER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND 2013
19 - 21 Jul
TBA (EUROPE)
26 - 28 Jul
MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 (Budapest)
23 - 25 Aug
SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX (Spa-Francorchamps)
06 - 08 Sep
 GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA 2013 (Monza)
20 - 22 Sep
SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore)
04 - 06 Oct
KOREAN GRAND PRIX (Yeongam)
11 - 13 Oct
JAPANESE GRAND PRIX (Suzuka)
25 - 27 Oct
AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX (New Delhi)
01 - 03 Nov
ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX (Yas Marina)
15 - 17 Nov
UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (Austin)
22 - 24 Nov
GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL 2013 (São Paulo)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Euro 2012: Andrea Pirlo Penalty Kick against England

In a tense penalty shootout situation during the Italy - England Quarter final match, when Italy were down 1-2, Andrea Pirlo kept his cool and took the penalty kick which turned the match in favor of the Italians.

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Italy v Croatia:Andrea Pirlo Free Kick (Euro 2012)

Soccer freekicks are always interesting. One look at the Andrea Pirlo free kick in the euro 2012 match against Croatia. will take your breath away.

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