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He Did it his way

And at the age of 34, Drogba converted the winning penalty to give Chelsea their first Champions League trophy in 2012. Starsport’s T. AVINESHWARAN spoke to the legend during his recent meet-the-fans session at Sunway Pyramid.

Still a crowd-puller: Chelsea legend Didier Drogba at a meet-the-fans session at Sunway Pyramid on Saturday. — Bernama
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Do you support your club more or your country?

THE English Premier League was back in action last weekend after the international break.

File Photo of England manager Gareth Southgate with Raheem Sterling at the 2018 World Cup in Russia - REUTERS

Dutchman Oltmans relishing his Asian adventure ahead of World Cup

Starsport’s Aftar Singh sat down with the 64-year-old Dutchman to talk about the upcoming World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India.

The strange tale of two farewells

Craig's Football Corner - By Craig Wilkie
ENGLISH football bade farewell to two men last week: Wayne Rooney and Richard Scudamore.

Wayne Rooney applauds after the final whistle during the international friendly between England and the United States at Wembley. - AFP

Just apologise, shake hands and be merry

I swear, fans and the Football Association need to grow up.

The big clubs are killing the English Premier League

Sport thrives on competition, drama and uncertainty. The English Premier League markets itself around the world based on these qualities but it is in danger of losing its competitive spirit. The reason? The gap between the big clubs and the rest is getting wider.

Guardiola’s wrong - it’s a two-horse title race!

BEFORE last weekend’s round of fixtures, Guardiola gave his assessment on the early part of the EPL (English Premier League) season. Speaking ahead of his side’s match at Tottenham, the Manchester City boss said there is a five-horse race for the Premier League title.

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, right, embrace each other at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, England -AP Photo

The Premier League’s atmosphere problem

In an interview last week, Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazettemade a provocative claim: “I miss Ligue 1’s atmosphere. In England, the fans are more spectators than supporters. There’s a better atmosphere in French stadiums.”

Weather the storm in Malaysian badminton with long-term measures

THE weather has been somewhat kind in Odense at this year’s Danisa Denmark Open.

Viktor Axelsen

Where did all the playmakers go in the Premier League?

Craig’s Football Corner by CRAIG WILKIE
IT started with a simple question on Twitter: “Who’s the current ‘Juninho’ in the Premier League?” At least it seemed like a simple question at first. But as I thought about it, I struggled to come up with an answer that I was happy with.