World Cup 2018: Preview – Saudi Arabia & Uruguay

Two-time champions Uruguay makes their 12th appearance while Saudi Arabia enters after missing out on the last two FIFA World Cups.FIFA World Cup - Journey through History (1930-1938) The FIFA World Cup needs no introduction. It is the pinnacle.. Uruguay (FIFA...

Waseem Razeek; Lankan talent polished in Germany

We have frequently heard through the media that many immigrants from Sri Lanka are succeeding in various fields in the countries they reside in. Many Sri Lankans have progressed to leading positions in the world. Similarly, some sportsmen from...

FIFA World Cup – Journey through History (1930-1938)

The FIFA World Cup needs no introduction. It is the pinnacle of world football and every footballer’s dream to play in. The largest sporting show after the Summer Olympics, 211 candidates battle it out for two years with the...

North & East players good enough?

The national Football trials were held for Northern and Eastern Provinces separately by the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) in order to pick the players for the Sri Lanka National Team.The Sri Lanka team that did not take part in any international...

Red Stars FC: rejected but undeterred

Celebrations erupted at the Vernon Fernando Stadium as the referee blew the final whistle to confirm an emphatic win for Red Stars FC, the Premier League Division I Championship and the promotion to the Dialog Champions League.Champions Red Stars...

“I don’t step on the field without writing P 4:13 on my strapping” –...

In a world where schools’ sport is highly competitive, at 5’5, there stood one man who broke all stereotypes and emerged a champion. Hailing from the school by the sea, a youngster showed great prowess in the sporting disciplines...

EPL mid-season review – Man City Champions already?

Manchester City are yet to be beaten this season and are looking unstoppable with a record earliest title win seeming more and more likely. The English Premier League season of 2017/18 has just passed its halfway mark with all teams...

DCL16 – Super 8 Performance Review

A frustrating yet intense 8 month long 2016 Dialog Champions League ended with Colombo FC, after a slow start to the season, becoming back to back champions. Colombo FC 16 Points, 5 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss. When it mattered the...
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Positions are voluntary and it should stay that way – Rodrigo

With the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) elections coming to its final stretch, ThePapare.com sat down for an exclusive chat with one of the Presidential candidates Ranjith Rodrigo. Ranjith Rodrigo was the President of the FFSL from 2013-2015 and...

Football in Kandy – Grounds for Concern

Once a factory for footballing talent, Kandy has today become a city with no proper football infrastructure, lacking even the resources necessary to conduct club level training sessions.With no team in the Champions League, ThePapare took it upon...

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