Pep Guardiola to manage England

Now that I’ve got your attention -No. No matter what ‘The Sun’ has to say about it, he will not be taking such a woeful task. In fact, recently when asked about it at a press conference, he literally...

Dialog Champions League 2016: Group A Preview

The Dialog Champions League 2016, Sri Lanka’s top flight football competition is set to kick off this weekend, featuring the top 18 teams in the country split into two groups. Each group will feature 9 teams who will play each...
SOLID-SC

Solid SC aspiring for 2014 heights

Established in 1988, Solid SC is one of the biggest teams in the Northern Central Province of the country. At present they are the only team based outside the Western Province to have clinched the Sri Lankan top division,...

FIFA World Cup – A Journey through history (1998 to 2010)

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 during the course to victory.

“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...

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...

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...
Off-Side Rule & Sri Lanka Football Referees

Caught ‘Off-Side’?

The Dialog Champions League 2018 match week 13 fixture between Super Sun SC and Renown SC was abruptly called off after the team that conceded the goal claimed that the scorer was off-side and walked off the field of...
AIR FORCE SC FOOTBALL

Air Force SC set to fly high in Super 8’s

Air Force SC has been competing in the Sri Lankan top flight over a long period of time. They have always been amongst the contenders for the title, fully reaching their potential in 2013/14 when they emerged champions. The...

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