Football News Women’s team better than Men’s: Sunil Chhetri

first_imgSunil Chhetri believes Women’s football is better than men’s. The women’s side is currently at 62nd out of 152 nations.The men’s team is currently ranked 103rd out of 211 countries. India have been clubbed with hosts Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia. All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel also congratulated the women’s side on its success.”Congratulations to our women’s football team for winning the SAFF Championship. You have once again proved that you are the true champions. Keep up the good work and add many feathers of success to your crown. Best wishes,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: The world ranking says so and India football captain Sunil Chhetri too has no qualms in conceding that the national women’s team is better than the men’s side. The men’s team is currently ranked 103rd out of 211 countries. It was in the top-100 last year. The women’s side is currently at 62nd out of 152 nations.Chhetri, the poster boy of Indian football with second-most goals among active international players, praised the national women’s team for its fifth consecutive SAFF title win.”Extremely proud of all of you. I have always maintained that the women’s team is much better than the men,” Chhetri said in a release from the All India Football Federation.”Go there, and give your best in Myanmar. I have been keeping a track of all of you playing. Keep up the good work,” Chhetri said. The women’s team will feature in the round 2 of the Olympic qualifiers which which kick off in Mandalay, Myanmar from April 3.last_img read more

#BlackLivesMatter: Michael Jordan donates $100m to support movement

first_imgSpeaking last week Jordan said he was “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry”.“I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration,” he added. “I stand with those calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of colour in our country.“We have had enough.” Michael Jordan says he will donate $100m (£78m) to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice.The NBA legend said in a statement that he and his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years.The money will go to a number of organisations in a bid to tackle “ingrained racism”.It comes in the wake of protests breaking out across the US and around the world following the death of George Floyd as he was restrained by police.Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on 25 May after a white police officer, since charged with murder, knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.“We are announcing a joint commitment from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand to donate $100m over the next 10 years. We must join forces with the community, government and civic leaders to create a lasting impact together,” said Craig Williams, president of Jordan Brand.“There is still more work for us to do to drive real impact for the black community. We embrace the responsibility.”last_img read more