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I was a fortnight away from my 11th birthday when I watched the Heysel Stadium tragedy unfold on television. In many ways, it marked the end of childhood, and triggered the bouts of melancholy that punctuate my life to this day. …

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

That line is usually attributed to Charles Baudelaire, though he almost certainly wasn’t the first to say something on those lines. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no devil, but it’s hard to think of any marquee…

He may have been known for gamesmanship as a player, but Diego Simeone the coach is usually unfailingly honest in his assessment of situations. After a fortuitous away win over Liverpool in the previous round of the Champions League, he called Jurgen Klopp’s team “the best opponent that we’ve…

Dileep Premachandran

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