First Whistle – June 2012Sixteen nations, eight venues, 31 matches and finally on July 1 we had one winner at the Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy, Kiev. La Roja saved their best for the last to win what was one of the most one-sided final in any international tournament ever. As the world witnessed Europe’s top teams battling it out over the span of 24 days, our correspondents from across the globe got busy penning down stories of Euro 2012. Hope you have enjoyed reading them as much as we did in bringing them to you.
While the Euro-phoria persisted and the red-and-yellow fans continued to revel in the joy, Goalden Times took a moment to step back and savour the flavour….to present the June 2012 issue, with a vibrant new look. Download our PDF to bask in this whole new experience.
The transfer market is already in motion and will keep gaining momentum before the domestic football leagues in Europe start in August and September. Follow our Scouting Network to know which youngsters are sure to hit the headlines in the coming months. After all, most of our Euro stars did shine in Poland and Ukraine.
In transfer news from India, the Indian captain Sunil Chhetri has joined the Sporting Clube de Portugal B in the Liga Orangina. The club is planning to do some work in Indian football with the All India Football Federation (AIFF). We shall bring you more news from Indian football this season along with football stories from all possible corners of the planet.
Corinthians, the Brazilian club, won their first Copa Libertadores beating the six-time champion Boca Juniors from Argentina 3-1 in aggregate. We congratulate them and hope for an intriguing final against Chelsea in the 2012 Club World Cup final.
We also congratulate Ashvin Kumar for winning the National Award for the film ‘Inshallah, Football’. Goalden Times takes immense inspiration from the Argentinian-Brazilian couple, Juan and Priscla, who came to Srinagar, India to set up a football academy to engage the Kashmiri youth in the art form we call football. We share the vision of Juan and Priscla that football can and will make a better society with a stronger sense of friendship and fraternity.
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