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420 Grams RetroFit: Mexico 1986 – Diego Maradona & greatest FIFA World Cup triumph!

In a series of special shows, the 420 Grams crew plans to look back and analyse football from the past. 420 grams had to start with the FIFA World Cup that many recall as the best ever – Mexico 1986. The final saw a solid West Germany take on Diego …

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420 Grams S02E32: AIFF League Committee Conference on April 18; But Will there be a Decision?

Will Mohun Bagan be declared champions of the I-league and the rest of the season be scrapped? Will the Second Division League be played as a truncated, knockout tournament later in the year? Will there be promotion and relegation? The questions on the table are complex and, whatever happens, will …

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420 Grams S02E31: Football on the Margins & a Migrant Story that Fuelled Kolkata Derby!

On the occasion of BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary the 420grams crew reflects on the hypocrisy prevalent in Indian society and how it has left a blot even in sport. It all begins with the obsession with cult of personality without embracing the philosophies that made these men – India’s sporting …

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420 Grams S02E30: All the Juice from one of India’s celebrated young football coaches!

Floyd Pinto has taken his passion for football from Mumbai’s Kenkre FC to the highest levels in the country. Having worked closely with the India Under-17 squad that became the first to represent the country at a FIFA World Cup, to helping boys like Amarjit Kiyam, Anirudh Thapa, Suresh Wangjam, …

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420 Grams S02E29: India Football Status Report: Big Questions, No Dialogue!

The latest football event to be cancelled was the 2020 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. The tournament was to be held in India in November 2020. All football in the country is on hold with no evidence of direction or even dialogue between everyone in the system. Reports indicate the …

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420 Grams VIDEO: It’s 4-4-2020: How Could We Not Talk Football?

In this one-off episode, Arjun Pandit, Vaibhav Raghunandan and Siddhanth Aney get all nostalgic and emotional about the good old days of covering football. Anecdotes go back to when Sunil Chhetri played age-group football for Delhi and Pandit was still a chocolate boy. There’s train toilets, private jets, a naked …

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420 Grams S02E28: How a Group of Indian Footballers are dealing with Quarantine in Spain!

Delhi-based Sudeva FC’s academy footballers, who were undergoing training with its sister club CD Olimpic de Xativa, are stranded in the small town of Valencia region in Spain. 420 Grams caught up with the teenagers as well as club owner Anuj Gupta, gaining insight into how they are coping with …

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420 Grams S02E27: PK Banerjee – The Player, the Coach, the Man!

Indian football legend and Olympian P.K. Banerjee has been hospitalised for a month now, battling a chest infection. The 83-year-old, who was admitted in January as well, is in critical condition this week. In this special episode, 420 Grams co-hosts Arjun Pandit and Siddhanth Aney along with senior football journalist …

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420 Grams S02E26: Closed-door ISL Final, Mohun Bagan I-League champs & more!

The final of the Indian Super League between ATK and Chennaiyin FC is going to be played behind closed doors due to fears over COVID-19s. Over the last week, the pandemic has affected major sporting events worldwide. Arjun Pandit, Siddhanth Aney and Jaydeep Basu talk about the virus and its …

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