U19 Schools Football 2016 – Team of the Tournament

ThePapare.com has chosen the best XI from the recently concluded Kotmale Chox U19 Schools Football Championship in the Team of the Tournament. The team will form in a 3-4-3 formation. Starting XI Goalkeeper - M.C.M.Silva (St.Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya) He was one of the key...
Sri Lanka FIFA World Cup Qualification History

Sri Lanka in World Cup Qualification; USA ‘94 & France ‘98

Sri Lanka National Football Team will embark on another attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 which will be held in Qatar, starting from the 1st qualifying phase out of 5 phases to qualify for the prestigious...
Nirmal Udara

Nirmal Udara: Kalutara’s Golden Boot

With lightning pace that leaves defenders gasping for air, and an eye for a finish that is reminiscent of a certain Mohamed Issadeen, the football crazy city of Kalutara has found a new shining light in young striker, Nirmal...

Laws of the Game – Changes for 2019/20

The 133rd AGM of The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) held in Aberdeen, Scotland on 2 March 2019 approved a number of amendments to, and clarifications of, the Laws of the Game for 2019/20. Off-side rule, Sri Lanka...
WC History 1998-2002

FIFA World Cup – Journey through History (1998-2002)

The World Cups in 1986, 1990 and 1994 were won by Argentina, West Germany and Brazil respectively. Mexico 86 became Maradona’s tournament as the Argentine genius netted five goals while creating another five for his team en route to...
Euro 2020: Preview – Belgium

Euro 2020: Preview – Belgium

The world no.1 Belgium will be on the lookout to continue the excellent recent form to end their trophy drought and add the maiden international honour to the trophy cabinet in the Euro 2020. Euro History  Belgium’s best ever finish in the Euros dates way back to 1980,...
New Youngs SC Team 2016

Dark horses New Youngs FC in search of maiden title

New Youngs FC has been playing in the Sri Lankan top division for a while now, and despite failing to win much silverware on the big stage, they are still a very competitive team at this level. The team...
Euro 2020: Preview – Portugal

Euro 2020: Preview – Portugal

The current Euro title holders Portugal will have high hopes of retaining their title and claiming back-to-back championships at Euro 2020 owing to a squad filled to the gunwales with world class players. Euro History  Portugal won their first ever European...

FIFA World Cup – Journey through History (1962-1970)

The previous two articles featured the beginning and the early years of the FIFA World Cup. Since its inception, the early stages saw domination by Uruguay and Italy as formidable forces of world football. FIFA World Cup - Journey through...

World Cup 2018: Preview – Portugal

After Portugal shocked the world by winning Euro 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo and co. will set lofty standards for themselves at Russia 2018. World Cup 2018: Preview - Morocco & Iran Morocco, are one of the five African nations to qualify for...

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