Bharat Singh is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying International Relations, Spanish, and Economics. Bharat can be reached at [email protected]

The Final Whistle: The scandal of Qatar

In Berlin’s historic Olympiastadion, host to the 2006 World Cup final, league leader Bayern Munich took on the struggling Hertha Berlin. Among the roaring fans was a red banner with white letters reading “Schämt Euch,” German for, “shame on you.” These were the words written by Bayern fans in protest of the upcoming 2022 Qatar […]

The Final Whistle: Karim the dream

Amidst the drizzling rain in the Spanish capital stood a man at the peak of his powers. A modern gladiator, famed for his bandaged right hand concealing a fractured finger, entering his coliseum. A treasure of the game now finally glittering in gold. As he crossed the touchline, a thunderous roar erupted from the stands […]

The Final Whistle: Can Arsenal go all the way?

The Invincibles. This was the title given to the Arsenal team that finished the 2003–2004 Premier League season undefeated; a  feat that had only been achieved once over a 100 years ago by Preston North End. Led by the French tactician Arsène Wenger, the North London club went 49 games unbeaten in an era that […]

The Final Whistle: All eyes on Jude Bellingham

Earlier this month, Jude Bellingham made history as the youngest player to captain a Bundesliga team. The 19-year-old wore the armband for Borussia Dortmund in its game against Köln as senior captains Marco Reus and Mats Hummels were sidelined due to injury.  Later that week, the teenage sensation was in the spotlight again as he […]

Breaking records and stereotypes: The magic of Heung-Min Son

A hopeful looping ball into the box by right-back Matthew Loton is dealt away by the outstretched left boot of Jan Vertonghen. Bouncing at the edge of the box, the ball lands at the feet of Heung-Min Son. Looking for options, Son advances the ball while scanning the diagonal runs of teammates Dele Alli and […]

The Final Whistle: Can South America reclaim its throne in Qatar?

On July 13, 2014, the world witnessed two footballing giants go head to head in a final for the ages. Ironically, in Brazil’s iconic Maracanã Stadium, it was Argentina taking on its fierce rival, Germany. The biggest prize in the game, an 18-karat gold trophy standing just 36 centimeters high, stood between the teams’ dugouts […]

Leah Williamson brings it home

About 50 miles northwest of London, on the outskirts of the city of Milton Keynes, lies the small town of Newport Pagnell. Home to just 15,000 people — one-fourth of the capacity of Arsenal’s iconic Emirates Stadium — the town is dwarfed both in size and history with its only real ‘achievement’ being its role […]

The Final Whistle: From Turin to Rome, the Dybala story

Some fans might recall the days when rumors of a young Argentine talent began emerging from southern Italy. Clad in the flamingo pink and black of Palermo, Paulo Dybala regularly dazzled defenders with his relentless pace, close control in tight areas and lethal left foot. Dubbed the “new Sergio Augero” by his club president in […]

The Final Whistle: Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United’s latest managerial hope

Since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford in 2013, Manchester United has endured its worst-ever decade in the club’s modern era. From a side that once boasted the likes of Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes and David Beckham, United is a shadow of their former selves. With a squad that includes World Cup winners […]

The Final Whistle: Tammy Abraham’s breakout season in Serie A

Since leaving Chelsea in August 2021, Tammy Abraham has found incredible goalscoring form and is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career. Despite successful loan spells at Aston Villa and Swansea, many doubted his ability to excel in a foreign league. Under José Mourinho, Abraham has established himself as the club’s starting center-forward, […]