Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: I wanted to change all eleven playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he wanted to substitute all his players during defeat to Leicester City.Jamie Vardy scored the only goal of the game early in the second half, after the Blues had been on top during the opening 45 minutes. Sarri introduced both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Olivier Giroud after the goal.He said, “I wanted only to be more present, also physically in the other box, but apart from the subs the reaction wasn’t in the right way. If the reaction is like this you can change 11 players, it’s the same.”If I knew I would have solved the problem before this match. It’s difficult to understand because we have players with lots of experience.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho: Spurs win down to team ethicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves midfielder Joao Moutinho says they’re benefiting from a strong team ethic.Moutinho was speaking after their superb win over Tottenham.The 32-year-old said: “The key is all the group, all the players who were playing on Saturday and those who didn’t play, the sacrifice – we do it all the week, all these months – we work a lot and that’s the result of our training, our sessions.“But that’s it. That’s our football.“We can play it against big teams and small teams, we need to do the same and have the same spirit, and against Tottenham, our spirit came out and we won.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Betis chasing West Ham striker Lucas Perezby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Betis are chasing West Ham striker Lucas Perez.The Daily Mail says the 30-year-old only joined West Ham from Arsenal in August and signed a three year contract. He has scored four goals in 13 appearances but has largely struggled to impress and was an unused substitute for Saturday’s FA Cup win over Birmingham City.Manuel Pellegrini would allow him to go as he wants to bring another attacking option in.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Chelsea recall Baker from Leeds loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have terminated Lewis Baker’s loan at Leeds United.Sky Sports suggests that Baker will be back at the Blues, after playing 14 games in all competitions for the Championship promotion hopefuls.Baker only started two league games for Leeds, while he was substituted at half time in both those games.It is unclear if the Blues want him to stay with the squad for the rest of the season or go on loan to another team.The 23-year-old signed a five year deal with the Blues in August 2017.
Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: Great having Morris backby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi admits the return of Jody Morris helped convince him to pen new terms with Chelsea.Morris returned with manager Frank Lampard from Derby County this past summer.Hudson-Odoi said, “Jody is a coach who’s always been on my case no matter what – if he sees me jogging, he’ll be shouting at me to run faster – but that’s a good thing to know he’s watching me that closely. “He wants me to work hard for the team because when you all work together, you get results. I appreciate that because they’re helping me do what I’m doing now.”The winger is also happy for fellow academy graduates Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori over their breakthroughs this season.”I’m happy for all of them. As soon as they came back from loan, I told them they would get opportunities and they just had to take them because we’re at a great club. They’ve done that so well right from the start of the season.”Tammy and Mason have been getting goals, even Fikayo has scored as well, and they’ve done superbly well. They’ve been playing their part so they just need to keep working hard and believing in themselves.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa captain Grealish: Mings and El Ghazi okay nowby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa captain Jack Grealish says the row between Tyrone Mings and Anwar El Ghazi is over.When Mings and El Ghazi squared up to each other during Monday’s 0-0 draw with West Ham, the 24-year-old skipper took responsibility.Grealish told The Sun: “It happens sometimes in games. Emotions are running high. It probably wasn’t what we wanted.“We came in at half-time and we all spoke. Even JT had a little word and just said, ‘Look, nothing’s personal’.“Then I said, ‘You two can shout at each other now but before we go out there in the second half, you two are shaking hands and we’re going out together’.“The manager spoke about the first half, then everything calmed down. Before they went out for the second half, they shook hands.“I think that’s why the manager probably give me the captain’s role, because I’m not afraid to say stuff.“I’m not the oldest but because I’ve been at Villa my whole life and have the captain’s armband now, a few of the lads do tend to listen.”
Liverpool veteran Milner delighted with MK Dons win: It shows our depthby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Milner says Wednesday’s win over MK Dons was a positive sign for Liverpool’s depth.Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Ki-Jana Hoever and Naby Keita were all handed starts, while Rhian Brewster, Harvey Elliott and Caoimhin Kelleher earned debuts.Milner scored in the 2-0 win and was pleased to see his side cope without a number of senior players.”It’s always tough when you have a mixture of guys who haven’t played many minutes and a group of youngsters, but you could see the style of football we wanted to play,” the No.7 told Sky Sports post-match.”We lost our way a little bit in the second half, and didn’t keep the ball as well, but I thought it was a pretty solid performance.”When you look at how good our squad is, it’s not easy for the youngsters to get to the level they need to be, but they’ve shown they want to get better and better. Everyone is pushing, and that’s what the senior boys need: competition for places.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal only see David Luiz as stop-gap defensive solutionby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal only see David Luiz as a stop-gap defensive solution, it has been claimed.The Brazil international sealed a surprising £7million move to north London on transfer deadline day after a falling out with Blues boss Frank Lampard.Luiz has been erratic for Arsenal since his arrival, though, with the Gunners conceding 11 goals from their first seven league matches.The Sun says Arsenal believe he won’t be the answer for the long term as they seek more defensive reinforcements. Luiz, at 32, is approaching the twilight years of his career.Arsenal also have Sokratis Papastathopoulos who, at 31, is also in the closing stages of his time at the top. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
It has previously been the stuff of legend, but it has now been confirmed that Jose Mourinho did – on at least one occasion – hide in a laundry basket so as to sneak into his side’s dressing room.Reports surfaced in 2007 that Mourinho had managed to navigate his way into the Chelsea dressing room during a Champions League clash with Bayern Munich two years previously by hiding among some dirty clothes.The Portuguese was serving a European suspension at the time of the clash with the Bundesliga giants, though he denied the claims when they came to light further down the line in his career. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, revelations in a new book charting the career of former Chelsea midfielder Maniche suggest that Mourinho had form for sneaking into areas of the ground he was banned from.Ex-Portugal international Maniche, who played under Mourinho for both Porto and the Blues, tells the story of how during a match between Porto and Boavista in 2004, Mourinho was sent from the touchline by the referee during the first half.Such action meant he was unable to speak to his side at half-time, but – as Maniche reveals – that did not stop him from making sure he was able to pass on his instructions in person.”Mourinho, in the second season as Porto coach was prevented from giving instructions to his team in the interval of the game between Boavista and Porto,” he recalls within ‘Maniche 18’, which is set to be translated into English during 2019 after its release in Portuguese last year.”We were all in the dressing room when,suddenly a basket of dirty clothes appeared in the middle of the room, and in the middle of the clothes came Mourinho!”He hid himself so he could go to the dressing room to give instructions to his players.”Mourinho has come a long way since those days with Porto, with his career taking in two spells at Chelsea as well as periods in charge of Inter, Real Madrid and, most recently, Manchester United.His tenure at Old Trafford came to an end in December after a poor start to the season with the Red Devils, though reports suggest he will not be out of the game for long.The 55-year-old has refuted claims he has met with Benfica to speak about becoming their next permanent coach though he continues to be linked with a move back to Real Madrid due to his friendship with Florentino Perez and current manager Santiago Solari’s struggles at Santiago Bernabeu.’Maniche 18′ was written by Maniche’s great friend, Tiago Guadalupe, and charts the 2004 Champions League winner’s career. It includes contributions from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Iker Casillas and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among many others, to bring previously untold stories to life. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Neymar’s father has again insisted that Paris Saint-Germain were well aware the Brazil star would not be returning for pre-season training on July 8.The Ligue 1 champions said they would take “appropriate action” against the forward after he did not appear for club duties on Monday.The news has fuelled rumours Neymar will look to force through a move away from the club in the transfer window, with a return to Barcelona mooted as well as a possible switch to Real Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare PSG said in a statement that they had not authorised the player’s absence, but Neymar Sr. is adamant they had agreed he would not be back until July 15 due to commitments with Instituto Neymar, a charitable organisation set up by the 27-year-old and his family.“The reason [for his absence] is known and was scheduled one year ago, with the annual schedule of his institute, and we couldn’t change it,” he first told Fox Sports Brazil . “His return will be on the 15th. It’s as simple as that… no controversy. And PSG are aware and are part of the institute’s actions.”Then, speaking later on Monday to RMC , he added: “We have commercial and institutional programs. Those dates were scheduled a month ago. PSG were informed – they were even present at the event last year. “The Neymar Institute organises these events every year and everybody know the dates. We scheduled this year’s dates on July the 10th. “On the 13th, there’s the Neymar Jr’s Fives tournament and then after these dates, he will be present at PSG on the 15th like we informed the club weeks ago.”The majority of the PSG squad went through medical tests on Monday to begin their pre-season programme under Thomas Tuchel.Neymar had been part of the Brazil squad for the Copa America until an ankle injury suffered in a warm-up match against Qatar forced him to miss the tournament.He stayed in his homeland to watch Tite’s side, who lifted the trophy on Sunday after beating Peru 3-1 in the final.The French champions are yet to issue a response to Neymar Sr.’s comments.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Urban Meyer could have coached his final game at Ohio State. The Buckeyes have placed their head coach on paid administrative leave. OSU announced the decision this evening.“Gene and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion. This allows the team to conduct training camp with minimal distraction. I eagerly look forward to the resolution of this matter,” Meyer said.Ohio State’s decision to place Meyer on leave comes following Brett McMurphy’s bombshell report, in which he reported that the Buckeyes’ coach was more aware of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith than he led on at Big Ten Media Days.The writing for Meyer’s firing at Ohio State could be on the wall.“Though there is an investigation to complete, hard to imagine this isn’t the beginning of the end for Meyer at Ohio State. Hard to fathom,” Rece Davis tweeted.So it was as quiet a summer as I can remember. And now a stunning situation. Though there is an investigation to complete, hard to imagine this isn’t the beginning of the end for Meyer at Ohio State. Hard to fathom. https://t.co/xDGFKAdzLt— Rece Davis (@ESPN_ReceDavis) August 1, 2018Meyer is one of the highest-paid coaches in all of sports. He is set to make more than any other coach for the 2018 season.His buyout is among the highest in the country.Per @usatodaysports Urban Meyer may be due a $38 Million dollar buyout if he were fired. Not insignificant pic.twitter.com/4cXWqVQ44N— Stetson (@Stetson_GBR) August 1, 2018Ohio State, though, would surely argue that Meyer would be being fired for cause, which would affect a potential buyout.USA TODAY had more details on what could happen with Meyer and his contract following this evening’s news.“Urban Meyer’s new contract includes prospect of termination for cause in event of finding that he failed to report sexual misconduct, including harassment and stalking, while employed ‘at Ohio State or any other institution of higher learning,” USA TODAY wrote.Urban Meyer’s new contract includes prospect of termination for cause in event of finding that he failed to report sexual misconduct, including harassment and stalking, while employed “at Ohio State or any other institution of higher learning.” https://t.co/FtVTRSLFOX— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) August 1, 2018Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes have a lot of questions to answer moving forward. Ohio State’s football team, meanwhile, is set to open its season on Sept. 1.
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Things were chippy before the game between Michigan and Michigan State in East Lansing, and Jim Harbaugh was extremely critical of the situation, and his rival head coach, after the game.The two teams got into a scuffle before the game, which wound up also being delayed due to poor weather in the area.Michigan players seemed hellbent on tearing up the midfield Spartan logo. That was part of the issues before the game, and after the 21-7 Wolverines win, members of the team waited for their opportunity to stomp on it, as well as celebrate at midfield with the Paul Bunyan trophy.During his post-game press conference, Jim Harbaugh called the pregame incident “bush league,” and had some words for Mark Dantonio.He accused Dantonio of being five yards behind the scuffle “and smiling” as the players got into it.Harbaugh says what happened before the game was bush league on Michigan State’s part. “Coach Dantonio was five yards behind them and smiling.”— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) October 20, 2018Tempers were clearly high for this one.During an interview on the field after the game, Wolverines’ defensive star Chase Winovich said that the team had to put “little brother in place” with the performance.The UM defense certainly did that.Winovich and company held Michigan State to just 94 total yards, the lowest mark for the Spartans against the Wolverines since 1947.
On Saturday morning, ESPN’s College GameDay kicked off from Orlando ahead of UCF’s contest against Cincinnati. The show has a long-standing gag running with the university which claims it won a national title in 2017 despite not playing in the College Football Playoff.During the show, ESPN showed a graphic touting UCF’s winning streak as the longest by a Florida school since Florida won 22-straight from 2008-09.There’s only one problem with that. Florida State has a more-recent winning streak that wasn’t mentioned.The Seminoles won 29-straight games from 2012-2014 until the team was destroyed by Oregon in the very first College Football Playoff in 2014.Umm is @CollegeGameDay forgetting that @FSUFootball won 29 straight from 2012-2014? pic.twitter.com/m1NExtGRGu— Seamus Toner (@s_toner_4) November 17, 2018Not a great look for College GameDay.Florida State takes on Boston College this afternoon. If the Seminoles lose, they’ll miss a bowl game for the first time in 37 years.Meanwhile, UCF takes on Cincinnati with the hopes of extending its winning-streak. The Knights and Bearcats kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
COLUMBIA, MO – OCTOBER 19: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)One of the top running back recruits in the 2019 class has announced his decommitment.Glover Cook, the No. 44 running back recruit in the country, announced on Twitter this morning that he had de-committed from Missouri.The running back had been committed to the Tigers since last July.“I’m Decommiting From The University Of Missouri and Opening Up My Recruitment,” he announced.I’m Decommiting From The University Of Missouri and Opening Up My Recruitment #TrustTheProcess— Glover Cook III ™ (@GloverCook3_) December 11, 2018Cook, a Florida native, is reportedly receiving interest from Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky, Oregon and USC, among other programs.It’s unclear at this point where the 6-foot running back might land.
SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 19: A general view prior to the game between the Washington Huskies and the Arizona State Sun Devils on November 19, 2016 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)Four-star athlete Asa Turner is officially off the board. Turner announced his re-commitment to Washington tonight, picking the Huskies over Notre Dame.Turner officially visited both programs in the summer. He originally committed to Washington in July, but did not sign with the Huskies during the early signing period in December.He announced late tonight that he will indeed be donning the purple and gold in college.“Next stop….. University of Washington!!! #GoDawgs #GlorifyGod,” Turner wrote on Twitter.Turner’s re-commitment must be quite the relief for UW head coach Chris Petersen. The Carlsbad (Calif.) product’s dalliance with Notre Dame caused Petersen to take a thinly-veiled shot at the Fighting Irish during a December press conference.In it, he lamented the “vultures and the lowdown tactics” present in recruiting nowadays.“I think about three or four years ago, or certainly when I first got here, I felt zero (suspense),” Petersen said via the Seattle Times. “Like the night before, I didn’t think about it twice. … And I think as the recruiting situation has — I’m trying to think of the right words — gotten worse, it can be painful. The vultures and the lowdown tactics that (are) going on behind closed doors — now I think about it a little bit more than I did.”Turner is the No. 17 athlete in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.Update: Turner discussed his decision with 247Sports, and admitted what a difficult and emotional call it was to turn down the Fighting Irish:“And as it started getting closer to (the Early Signing Period), I started turning more toward Notre Dame. The week of (the Early) Signing Day, I called Washington and let them know that – that I probably would be going to Notre Dame. I told Notre Dame that I was probably going to Notre Dame but didn’t commit.”[…]“How much I appreciated coach (Clark) Lea and coach (Brian) Polian, it’s been very hard to say goodbye to them,” Turner said. “It was really hard. The first time I called them, and it didn’t feel right, when I had to call them and tell them that I’d committed to Washington, that did not go well. I was crying, talking to coach Lea and everything. That’s kind of why I never gave up on Notre Dame because it didn’t feel right. I was crying because of the relationship I had with them. I was super appreciative of them.”“I’m grateful for both of them.”Ultimately, the blue-chip defender decided to stick with his original commitment to Washington, but it sounds like this was about as difficult a choice as you’ll get in recruiting.
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 12: Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Steve Spurrier made his coaching debut in the Alliance of American Football league on Saturday night, leading his Orlando squad to a blowout victory.The 73-year-old head coach, who previously coached at Florida and South Carolina, took a shot at his former NFL employer after the game.Spurrier has now won all six of his head coaching debuts – even when he was with the Washington Redskins.“Even won with the Redskins,” Spurrier said after the game (while laughing, of course). “That’s not easy to do.”Winning with the Washington Redskins is certainly not easy to do.So Spurrier is now 6-0 in first games coaching a new team. After the game he says:”6th team to win the first one. Even one when the @Redskins and that’s not easy to do”??? pic.twitter.com/8I712NhOvn— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyTV) February 10, 2019Spurrier is coaching an Orlando team that features a bunch of former college football players from the state of Florida.“I think the fans had a good time,” he said after the contest. “They saw enough good plays, especially after the first quarter.”The AAF certainly had a good debut on Saturday night, but we’ll see if the hype can follow the league for an entire season.
NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 12: Running back Samaje Perine #32 of the Oklahoma Sooners takes a hand off during warm ups before the game against the Baylor Bears November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is working diligently to fill out his staff. After quickly hiring his offensive staff, he appears to be eyeing the college football ranks to run his defense.According to Will Sammon of The Athletic, the Bengals are requesting permission to interview Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for the same role. Per Sammon’s report, Grantham is considered a leading candidate for the position.Grantham certainly has the experience to justify a high-ranking NFL position. He is a veteran coach in both college and the NFL with nearly 30 years of experience.He last served as an NFL defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns under Romeo Crennel from 2005 to 2007. Bengals have formally requested permission to interview Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their open coordinator position, sources tell @TheAthleticCFB.feeling is he is a lead candidate, per sources. unclear when he would interview.— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) February 11, 2019After being fired by the Browns following the 2007 season, Grantham spent two years with the Dallas Cowboys before joining the Georgia Bulldogs in 2010.Grantham served as assistant head coach, linebackers coach and defensive coordinator with the Bulldogs for four years.He then went to the University of Louisville to join then-head coach Bobby Petrino as defensive coordinator until 2016.In the last two years, Grantham has bounced around SEC teams, first with Mississippi State in 2017, and most recently with Florida this past year.Grantham’s Florida defense finished 20th in the FBS in points allowed.
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Bo Pelini of the Youngstown State Penguins looks on in the first half against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game at Heinz Field on September 5, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)It’s been several years since the Nebraska Cornhuskers divorced themselves from former head coach Bo Pelini. Thanks to his buyout, the school was forced to pay a lot of money for breaking its contract with him at the end of 2014.Per a statement from the Nebraska athletic department on Wednesday, the achool has made the final severance payment to Pelini after the firing. The payment was for $128,009, bringing the grand total of severance pay to $6.54 million over four years, per the Omaha World-Herald.In seven seasons at Nebraska, Pelini led the Huskers to four division titles: Three Big 12 North titles and one Big Ten Legends title. He went 67-27 overall, and was 3-3 in bowl games.Pelini was fired at the end of the 2014 regular season after losing two of his last three games. Barney Cotton served as interim coach for the Huskers’ trip to the Holiday Bowl.He landed on his feet very quickly though.Just days after being fired by Nebraska, Pelini was hired as head coach of Youngstown State, where he quickly turned the team around.After going 5-6 in 2015, Pelini led the Penguins to the FCS Championship Game in 2015, losing to James Madison but finishing No. 2 in the FCS postseason polls.[Omaha World-Herald]
2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Prices, tech specs comparedThe 2019 Ford Figo facelift has been introduced with a host of upgrades, both in terms of design and specifications. That the all-new Figo is going to take on two established players in the form of Swift and Grand i10 is in itself an arduous task.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 13:50 IST The 2019 Ford Figo facelift is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Sanand (Gujarat).HIGHLIGHTSThe 2019 Ford Figo facelift is available in three engine options — 1.2-L Ti-VCT, 1.5-L Ti-VCT and 1.5-L TDCi.The 1.5-L TDCi engine churns out 100 PS and 215 Nm of torque.The automatic variant of the all-new Figo is priced at Rs 8.09 lakh (ex-showroom, India).Ford launched the much-awaited 2019 Figo facelift on March 15 for a starting price of Rs 5.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new Ford Figo has been introduced in three trims — Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium Blu. While Figo is one of the most successful cars of the company in India, it is going to face a stiff competition from Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10.The 2019 Ford Figo facelift has been introduced with a host of upgrades, both in terms of design and specifications. That the all-new Figo is going to take on two established players in the form of Swift and Grand i10 is in itself an arduous task. But we will have to wait and see how the upgraded Figo fares against the other two opponents.In the meantime, we compare the prices and technical specifications of the 2019 Ford Figo facelift, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10, and see how the three cars stack up against each other.2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: PricesVariant2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Petrol MTRs 5.15 lakh-Rs 6.94 lakhRs 4.99 lakh-Rs 7.40 lakhRs 4.97 lakh-Rs 6.65 lakhPetrol ATRs 8.09 lakhRs 6.45 lakh-Rs 7.84 lakhRs 6.51 lakh-Rs 7.08 lakhDiesel MTRs 5.95 lakh-Rs 7.74 lakhRs 5.99 lakh-Rs 8.37 lakhRs 6.13 lakh-Rs 7.62 lakhDiesel ATN/ARs 7.42 lakh-Rs 8.84 lakhN/A(Note: The prices of 2019 Ford Figo facelift are in ex-showroom, India, while those of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 are in ex-showroom, Delhi.)2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Petrol engine2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Type1.2-L Ti-VCT/ 1.5-L Ti-VCT1.2-L VVT1.2l Kappa Dual VTVTDisplacement1,194 cc/1,497 cc1,197 cc1,197 ccMax power96 PS/ 123 PS82 PS83 PSMax torque120 Nm/ 150 Nm113 Nm114 NmTransmission (Manual)5-speed5-speed5-speedTransmission (Automatic)6-speed5-speed4-speedFuel efficiency20.4 kmpl (MT)/ 16.3 kmpl (AT)22.0 kmpl (MT/AT)19.77 kmpl (MT)/ 17.49 kmpl (AT)2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Diesel engine2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Type1.5-L TDCi1.3-L DDiS 1901.2-L U2 CRDiDisplacement1,498 cc1,248 cc1,186 ccMax power100 PS74 PS75 PSMax torque215 Nm190 Nm190 NmTransmission (Manual)5-speed5-speed5-speedTransmission (Automatic)N/A5-speedN/AFuel efficiency25.5 kmpl (MT)28.4 kmpl (MT/AT)24.95 kmpl (MT)2019 Ford Figo facelift vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai Grand i10: Dimensions2019 Ford Figo faceliftMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10Overall length (mm)3,9413,8403,765Overall width (mm)1,7041,7351,660Overall height (mm)1,5251,5301,520Wheelbase (mm)2,4902,4502,425Fuel tank capacity (L)42 (P)/ 40 (D)3743advertisementALSO READ | Ford Figo facelift launched, here are all the features available with the updated hatchbackALSO READ | Yamaha MT-15: Price, features and everything else you need to know about the new sports naked bikeALSO READ | Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special and 2019 Street Glide Special launched in IndiaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New car launchFollow 2019 car launchFollow 2019 facelift launchFollow New facelift launchFollow Car facelift launch Next
India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 13:11 IST Boy with physical disability plays cricketRecently, cricketer, Wriddhiman Saha took to his official Twitter account to share a rather heart touching video.In the beginning, the video looks nothing special. A bunch of young boys playing gully cricket with wickets made out of cardboard.When you suddenly realise that the young boy who is bowling is physically disabled. His arms are not fully developed and stop right underneath the elbow. That doesn’t stop him from throwing a challenging ball to the one who is batting.Doesn’t stop him from playing cricket. pic.twitter.com/9Z7F9lUychWriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) April 1, 2019Saha’s video that is captioned, ” Doesn’t stop him from playing cricket,” proves that cricket is not just a sport in India, it is a way of living.Wriddhiman Saha is an Indian International cricketer who has played Test matches for the Indian cricket team. He is also a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League.The video has already become an internet sensation and had already been retweeted 3,837 times at the time of filing. Twitterati cannot stop gushing over the spirit and determination of this young child.Salute to his spiritSanjay Khanna (@khannasanjay532) April 1, 2019He is getting love from Pakistan as well.Love from Pakistan kiddo!Yasir (@yasirj87) April 1, 2019This clip is giving happiness to so many.This clip is unbelievable, sheer happiness and passion to play the game he must love.John (@JB71984) April 1, 2019His passion is incomparable.You cannot stop him because he has passion, determination,grit and love for the game!!advertisementYash Srivastava (@YashSri53515712) April 1, 2019Come on Champion Entire India is with youjayant (@Jayantasengoptu) April 1, 2019Physical expression of positivity and self motivation. God bless the child for all his dreams come true. Great Respects to such an awesome child.Krithika Sivakumar (@KrithikaSivaku1) April 1, 2019ALSO SEE | Smriti Irani forces son to take picture with her. Calls it maa ka atyachaarALSO WATCH | Two cute lion cubs make adorable debut at Vladisovstok zooGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow CricketFollow physical disabilities Disabled boy bowls Wriddhiman Saha over with cricket skills. Internet hearts viral videoIndian cricketer Wriddhiman Saha tweeted a video of a physically disabled young child playing cricket. Twitter salutes the spirit of the young boy.advertisement