The Big Bucks

TR Vivek

World Cup fever has gripped well-off, upper-end Indian audiences. Alas, Indian advertisers are looking away. They are busy chasing the TRPs of India-Sri Lanka cricket.

Players to Watch Out For

Open picks its own favourites to watch during the World Cup in South Africa.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Legendary Brazilian forward Bebeto chooses his favourites for the 2010 World Cup for Open readers.

The Messi Fans of India

One of the most exciting footballers in the world, Lionel Messi, is an improbable Indian sweetheart

Goalie No. 1

The talented but controversial Subrata Paul redeemed himself in the Nehru Cup. Now, he must play for an overseas club to raise the bar higher

The Ronaldo Economics

One of the most beautiful footballers of our times is also a highly liquid commodity

Barcelona: 1; Ignorance: 0

A Spanish football club is running a school in Andhra Pradesh to educate children and spot sporting talent


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