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Mann Ghising resigns from Hill Area Development Council (HADC)
DARJEELING: Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) president Mann Ghising put in his papers as chairman of the Hill Area Development Council (HADC) on Friday. Ghising chose the 83rd birth anniversary of his father Subash Ghising to make his resignation announcement from Kurseong, where the party has a presence.

HADC was formed on November 22, 2017 and Mann was made its chairman with three other members. Party general secretary Mahendra Chhetri was appointed vice-chairman and central committee leader Ajoy Edwards and TMC (Hills) working president Subhomoy Chatterjee, members.

Along with the resignation from HADC, the GNLF president also dissolved the party central committee and those of its mass organisations, leaving enough indications that the party is going to carve out political trajectory, different from what West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had conceived by taking into confidence some of the Hills outfits to marginalise fugitive GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s loyalists.

GNLF spokesperson Niraj Zimba said HADC was never the demand of the party as it was not the aspirations of the Hills people. “We did not ask for the HADC. It was given to us by the state government. Moreover, the HADC will not fulfil the aspirations of the people given the current situation. Our party president has resigned as the HADC chairman,” he said.

Singh’s stepping out of HADC has little chances of a reversal because the development comes even after the CM remembered GNLF leader Subash Ghising on his birth anniversary.
 
Courtesy: TOI

Captain in Darjeeling toy train
Siliguri: A "Captain" will be on the deck of the Darjeeling toy train.
A ticket inspector with the new designation has been posted on the train to coordinate with the other rail staff, including the driver and the guard, and look after the passengers' amenities. The NJP-Howrah Shatabdi Express will also have a Captain.

"This is the first such post in our zone. The officers will be on duty on the toy train and the Shatabdi Express," said V. Dwivedi, senior deputy commercial manager of the Northeast Frontier Railway.
The Captain has been provided with an armband and a cap so that passengers can easily identify him. The official, sources said, will ensure cleanliness, functioning of electrical fittings and food quality.
"The presence of a Captain will help passengers travel without hassles. Earlier, passengers facing any inconvenience on board had to look for an official to register complaints. Now, with a dedicated official , it will help to resolve issues faster," an official said.
On Friday, Prem Kumar was the Captain when the toy train left New Jalpaiguri station two hours late at 11am. Many among the 48 passengers in the three coaches, including an AC bogey, turned impatient.
When some of the passengers approached Kumar, they were told that the train did not have the signal to leave. "There was no major problem but some passengers got impatient and approached the Captain," said a source.

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Switzerland victory over Serbia 2-1
Switzerland are the first team to win a match after conceding first in this World Cup. A story of two halves with Serbia dominating the first and Switzerland doing the same in the second. Group E is now wide open and it will take a supercomputer to list out all the possibilities.

GOAL! Serbia 1-2 Switzerland (Shaqiri 90 mins)
Shaqiri one on one with then keeper and he keeps his cool to stroke it into goal. Like Xhaka, he also does the double eagle celebration. Certainly the biggest goal of his career. Switzerland are still in the race for the Round of 16 because of that. 
 
 
85 mins
Free-kick for Switzerland about 25 yards out, Rodriguez and Shaqiri standing over it. Rodriguez takes, it hits the wall and out for a corner. 

83 mins
Shaqiri with a turn on a coin to lose a defender and he unleashes a shot from more than 30 yards out. Moments later, Embolo plays in Gavranovic but his shot is saved by the keeper. 

81 mins
Shaqiri tries to make his way into the box and find space but is stopped by a defender. Later on, Ivanovic almost stabs it past his own goalkeeper but it goes out for a corner. Ivanovic raises his hands to apologise. 

74 mins
Riccardo Rodriguez is off the pitch to gets some blood cleaned from his face. He seems to be suggesting that it was caused  by someone's elbow. Gavranovic seemed to have been played in and in lot of space but he was offside. 

71 mins
That could have and should have been a VAR moment. Tadic with a cross into the box and Mitrovic is obviously being held down by two defenders. Referee doesn't even consider it for a moment and Mitrovic asks for an explanation. Instead, he gets a stern talking to from the ref. Nonsense.

61 mins
It's all Switzerland at the moment. How one goal can change a match. Granit Xhaka after scoring that goal, celebrated by making a double eagle sign which is mostly considered a symbol for Albania, a country that has historically fractious relations with Serbia. Xhaka is of Albanian and Kosovar heritage, not sure how happy the Serbians will be with that little gesture.
 

57 mins
Shaqiri almost scores a goal that could have become the goal of the tournament. The Stoke City man (for now) takes the ball right side of the box and wheels around to take a rather audacious shot at the far post. The ball curls and hits the post on the way out. Switzerland on the ascendancy. 

GOAL! XHAKA GOLAZZO!! Serbia 1-1 Switzerland (Xhaka 52 mins)
Switzerland try to piece together an attack but it roles out, Xhaka latches on to it first time and the ball takes a mean curl and beats the keeper to settle in the bottom corner. That is the kind of strike that wins you tournament. A true-blue golazzo. 

46 mins
Serbia start on the front foot but there are yet to be any chances on either side. 

HALF TIME! Serbia 1-0 Switzerland
Mitrovic and Shaqiri arguing about something as they walk off the pitch. Mitrovic was the one who had expressed anger at Shaqiri's choice of boots - one of which has got a flag of Kosovo - before the start of this World Cup. But he has been brilliant in this first half and has been a constant threat. Serbia will take this any day of the week. 

45 mins
Mitrovic heads the ball down for Tadic outside the box. The Southampton man volleys it first time. A sensational effort that is just over the bar. 

41 mins
Tadic enters the box from the left and crosses it to Matic on the far side. Matic tries a pass across the face of goal that the Swiss keeper gets a hand to before it goes out. Ivanovic's long throw-in is met by Mitrovic's head but it goes over the bar. 

36 mins
Kolarov free kick swerved into the box, it is cleared and comes to Tadic around 20 yards outside goal. Tadic lines up a shot, it is on target but straight at the keeper. 

32 mins
Switzerland picking up pace now. Shaqiri with a clever pass cross field to Dzemaili who is clear on goal. But he takes a bizarre decision to cross it to a team mate running down the far side of the box. the attack simply fizzes out by itself. Serbia didn't need to do much to avert the danger, Switzerland made it and broke it all by themselves. 

29 mins, Switzerland chance!
Zuber with a dinked pass into the box and Dzemaili comes rushing in, Serbian keeper Stojkovic comes in to block the latter's effort. That was a close call there. 

22 mins
Ivanovic's cross picked up by Mitrovic, who is toying around with his marker Schaar, the Newcastle man chests the ball and tries an overhead kick. It is over the bar. 

15 mins
All Switzerland at the moment but they are not able to get more than two passes together in the final third. Serbia would take that all day. 

13 mins
Ivanovic with a shot from outside the box right side of the D and the Swiss keeper palms it out, it comes back to Mitrovic who tries to head it back in first time but the ball is over. 

GOAL! Serbia 1-0 Switzerland (Mitrovic 5 mins)
Sustained pressure from Serbia pays off, Aleksander Mitrovic finds the target once again. Tadic's cross into the box and Mitrovic beats Schaarr to put it in the back of the net. 

KICK OFF
The teams walk out, captains Aleksandar Kolarov and Stephan Lichsteiner shake hands and Switzerland kick off the proceedings at the Kaliningrad stadium. 

There is a political angle to this match
Swiss stars Xerdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka and Valon Behrami all have roots tying them to Kosovo, a country that declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Serbia still doesn't recognise Kosovo but the country's national team got FIFA and UEFA recognition in 2016. Before that the likes of Shaqiri were its loudest advocates. For example, this was Shaqiri's post six days before Kosovo's international friendly against Albania.

TEAMS!
Serbia: Stojkovic; Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov; Matic, Milivojevic; Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic; Mitrovic
Subs: Rukavina, Spajic, Zivkovic, Prijovic, Rajkovic, Veljkovic, Rodic, Grujic, Ljajic, Radonjic, Jovic Dmitrovic
Switzerland: Sommer; Lichtsteiner, Schär, Akanji, Rodriguez; Xhaka, Behrami; Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber; Seferovic
Subs: Moubandje, Elvedi, Lang, Embolo, Freuler, Mvogo, Fernandes, Gavranovic, Drmic, Djourou, Bürki


Source: https://indianexpress.com

Nigeria beats Iceland by 2 goal

Ahmed Musa scored a brace in the second half to take Nigeria to second in the Group D standings

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 : Ahmed Musa scored a brace in the second half to take Nigeria to second in the Group D standings, behind already qualified Croatia. After a goalless first half, Musa gave the African nation the lead with counter-attacking goal early in the 49th minute and increased the lead with a brilliant solo goal in the 75th minute. It was a forgettable day for Iceland, and a missed penalty by Gylfi Sigurdsson added more misery for them. The result gave Lionel Messi-led Argentina too as they are very much in contention for the knock-outs now.
  • 97' - Ibowi's shot was blocked inside the Iceland box
  • 94' - Two Nigerian players on the ground. John Obi Mikel looked in pain and is taken off the ground
  • 90' - Six minutes added as stoppage time
  • 90' - Substitution! Oghenekaro Etebo is replaced by Alex Iwobi fro Nigeria
  • 87' - Substitution! Third and final change for Iceland. Captain Aron Gunnarsson is replaced by Ari Freyr Skulason
  • 85' - Substitution! Kelechi Iheanacho is replaced Odion Ighalo for Nigeria
  • 84' - Kelechi Iheanacho shot it wide from outside the Iceland box
  • 83' - Penalty Missed! Gylfi Sigurdsson shot it over the Nigerian crossbar. Missed chance
  • 81' - PENALTY for Iceland. It was a controversial decision
  • 80' - VAR used to check penalty for Iceland. The ref reversed the decision and pointed towards the spot-kick
  • 75' - GOAL! Ahmed Musa scored again to double the lead
  • After hitting the bar a minute ago, Musa scored his second to double the Nigeria lead. A brilliant solo goal by Musa, who dodged a defender as well as the goalkeeper, before unleashing another thunderous strike.
  • 74' - UNLUCKY! Ahmed Musa 's effort from outside the box hit the Iceland bar.
  • 72' - Corner for Nigeria. Leon Balogun jumped high, but he headed it over the crossbar
  • 71' -Substitution! Another change for Iceland. Jon Bodvarsson is replaced by Bjorn Sigurdarson
  • 68' - Rurik Gislason shot it well over the Nigeria crossbar from the top of box
  • 66' - Victor Moses shot from the right side of Iceland penalty box went over the crossbar
  • 65' - Substitution! Ragnar Sigurdsson is replaced by Sverrir Ingi Ingason for Iceland
  • 63' - Free-kick for Iceland. Gylfi Sigurdsson's shot was too close to Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, who collected it calmly
  • 59' - Corner for Iceland. Gylfi Sigurdsson with the delivery, Victor Moses headed it out. Good clearance
  • 57' - SAVE! Wilfred Ndidi tried it from outside the box. The ball took Iceland defender's foot, but still required Iceland goalkeeper to palm it out. The resultant corner yielded nothing for Nigeria
  • 56' - Gylfi Sigurdsson shouted a hand ball inside the Nigerian box, but ref thought otherwise. Ball hit the hand of Nigeria defender, but it was unintentional
  • 54' - Long injury break after the goal. Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurdsson required a medical attention on the pitch
  • 49' - GOAL! Ahmed Musa out Nigeria in the lead

A brilliant counter attacking goal by Nigeria. Musa started the run in their own half, and Victor Moses cross-in brilliantly, from the right flank, for Musa inside Iceland box. Musa controlled it down with a perfect first-touch before unleashing a thunderous strike from close range.

Second half begins...

HT - It's still goalless in the important Group D match
Strong finish from Iceland. They have created couple of good chances in the stoppage time of the first half. Nigeria have dominated the possession, but they have failed to register a single shot on target so far.
  • 47' - Corner for Iceland. Free header for Jon Bodvarsson, but headed it wide of the Nigerian goal
  • 45' - Two minutes added as stoppage time
  • 45' - Free-kick for Iceland. Good cross-in inside the Nigeria penalty box, but found no one to tap in. Missed chance for Iceland
  • 44' - Yellow Card! First booking of the match to Nigeria's Bryan Idowu
  • 43' - Corner for Nigeria after Victor Moses' shot was deflected out. Delivery from the set-piece was long and it's a goal kick for Iceland
  • 41' - Nigeria's Ahmed Musa caught offside near the middle of the pitch
  • 38' - Free-kick for Nigeria from a dangerous position. Cleared by Iceland defender through a header. The resultant long throw-in failed to make an impact for Nigeria
  • 36' - Long throw-in from the edge of Nigeria penalty box. Comfortably cleared out by Nigeria defenders
  • 34' - Birkir Bjarnason shot it over the Nigeria crossbar from close range
  • 28' - Nigeria are winning the possession game, but finding it tough to move in the Iceland box
  • 22' - Uzoho charged out and punched it. The ball deflected off Nigerian defender. Another corner for Iceland. Comfortable clearance from Nigerian defender
  • 20' - Now Iceland won a throw-in on the edge of Nigeria penalty box. Long throw-in, Uzoho punched it out of the box. Corner for Iceland
  • 17' - Nigerian throw-in inside the Iceland final third. Couple of Nigeria attack inside Iceland box in the last few minutes, but yet to get a clear shot on goal
  • 14' - The game has slowed down a bit. No incursion into the final third at either ends for the last few minutes.
  • 7' - First corner for Nigeria. Headed out by Iceland defender without much trouble. Ball still in Iceland final third though
  • 6' - Another good chance for Gylfi Sigurdsson, just outside the Nigeria box, but the striker shot it close to Uzoho. Easy save for the Nigerian goalkeeper
  • 3' - The resultant corner for Iceland was comfortably cleared by Nigeria
  • 2' - Free-kick for Iceland early in the game. Good kick from Iceland No. 10 Gylfi Sigurdsson and a diving save from Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho

Here we go... KICK-OFF TIME

It's an important match in Group D as the result will have repercussion on the chances of pre-tournament title favourites Argentina.

*Time for National Anthems*

Starting line-ups

Nigeria: Francis Uzoho, Bryan Idowu, Wilfred Ndidi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Ahmed Musa, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel (capt), Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Kenneth Omeruo. Coach: Gernot Rohr (GER)

Iceland: Hannes Halldorsson, Birkir Saevarsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Kari Arnason, Aron Gunnarsson (capt), Hordur Magnusson, Rurik Gislason, Jon Bodvarsson. Coach: Heimir Hallgrimsson (ISL)


Referee: Matt Conger (NZL)

Source: TOI

Brazil wins Costa Rica 2-0 - World Cup 2018
FULL TIME: Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in Group E match

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar come to the rescue for Brazil as both strike in the injury time to help the five-time champions register their first victory in the 2018 World Cup.
  • 90+7 GOAL: Neymar also joins the party in the injury time, strikes to put Brazil 2-0 ahead.
  • 90+1' GOAL! Philippe Coutinho scores to give Brazil 1-0 lead.
  • Six minutes of injury time added
  • 89' Navas gets injured after saving Neymar's cross in the dying moments of the match.
  • 86' Four minutes to go with both teams still looking to break the deadlock.
  • 85' Coutinho goes for a shot from 25 yards, but his strikes was blocked by Gonzalez.
  • 84' Acosta of Costa Rica gets the yellow card.
  • 83' Tejedareplaces Guzman for Costa Rica.
  • 78' Neymar tries to apply trick after Gonzalez puts his arm on him. Referee takes VAR help and clears the Costa Rican, Brazil not awarded the penalty.
  • 75' Substitution for Costa Rica. Christian Gamboa leaves the field, Francisco Calvo comes in.
  • 72' Neymar misses a big opportunity to put Brazil ahead, he snatches the ball from Costa Rica's Gamboa near outside the box but his shot goes wide of the target.
  • 70' Neymar takes the right corner and Casemiro's header goes straight into the heads of Navas.
  • 68' Another substitution for Brazil. Paulinho is off the field, Firmino joins the team for the rest of the match.
  • 65' Free kick for Costa Rica.
  • 64' Neymar's left-footed shot from outside the box goes straight into the hands of Navas, who fumbles a bit to collect the ball.
  • 61' Neymar with the counter attack, dribbles the ball with three defenders and sends in a brilliant pass and his teammate fails to control it.
  • 58' Brazil is looking different team altogether in the second half. Philippe Coutinho fires a straight shot and Costa Rica keeper Navas makes no mistake to save it.
  • 54' Substitution for Costa Rica. Urena makes way for Bolanos.
  • 53' Poor delivery from Marcelo inside the box as his shot finds no player.
  • 49' Nothing going in Brazil's way but they come all guns blazing in the second half. Gabriel Jesus beats Navas this time but his header hits the bar. Lucky survival for Costa Rica.
  • 47' Marcelo's long pass from the left near the top of the box intercepted by Costa Rican player.
  • 46' Douglas Costa replaces Willian for Brazil.

Second half kicks off

Brazil had more of the possession and more of the shots but they could not turn their dominance into goals as the first half of their second World Cup Group E match with Costa Rica ended 0-0.

Half-time: Brazil 0-0 Costa Rica

One minute of injury time added
  • 42' Keylor Navas is keeping himself busy to frustrate Brazil.
  • 39' First corner of the match and it goes Brazil's way. Willian sends in from the right, Paulinho slips in the box and the danger averted for Costa Rica.
  • 34' Brazil's Willian gets inside from the right flank to shoot on his left. His effort goes wide of the post.
  • 30' Coutinho gets another chance to open Brazil's account, but his attempt sails over the post.
  • 27' Coutinho takes a brilliant pass on the top of the Costa Rica defence, but his poor touch helps Navas stop the ball.
  • 26' Disappointment for Brazil. Gabriel Jesus controls Marcelo's pass beautifully and nets into the goal. But it was given offside, hence the goal is disallowed.
  • 21' Costa Rica's Gamboa had another effort from the right flank and Venegas gets the header in the box. Brazilian defence manages to save it.
  • 19' Another free kick awarded to Brazil and Neymar fails to capitalise on it, his over hit was easily taken by Keylor Navas.
  • 17' Neymar takes his second free-kick of the match, this time from the left flank, but the result remains the same as Costa Rica defence again deny their opponents from taking the lead.
  • 13' This could be the moment of the match. Gamboa displays exceptional work from the right flank but Borges puts his effort wide of the post.
  • 12' Casemiro is off the field for his treatment for a nosebleed.
  • 10' Brazil get the free-kick. Neymar goes for it and hits it from the right flank. Costa Rican defence is alert enough to avert the danger as Gonzalez clears the ball.
  • 5' Costa Rica's Urena finds Bryan Ruiz's long pass but Thiago Silva tackles the forward to deny his challenge.
  • 3' Brazil had two chances early in the game. Bryan Ruiz loses the ball on the edge of the box and Philippe Coutinho's shot goes flies high over the goal post.

Referee blows the whistle and the Group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica gets underway at Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Players are out on the field and it's time for national anthem.

Match kick off time: 17:30 IST

TEAMS:

Brazil (4-3-3): Alisson Becker, Fagner, Thiago Silva (capt), Joao Miranda, Marcelo; Casemiro, Paulinho, Philippe Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar

Coach: Tite

Costa Rica (5-3-2): Keylor Navas; Cristian Gamboa, Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo (capt); Celso Borges, David Guzman, Bryan Ruiz; Johan Venegas, Marcos Urena

Coach: Oscar Ramirez

Neymar will start Brazil's crunch World Cup clash with Costa Rica on Friday as coach Tite kept faith in the side that started a disappointing 1-1 draw to open their campaign against Switzerland. 

Courtesy: TOI

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