FIFA World Cup 18: Argentina vs Iceland Review

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Credits: Sportskeeda)The group D opener, here at the Spartak stadium saw something that was not at all expected. In a relatively off day of Leo Messi, Iceland stood their ground and registered an emphatic draw against the South American giants.The game saw off a far greater proportion of possession, shots and passes all in Argentina’s favour, and even it was the Albiceleste’s who took the lead through Sergio Aguero in the 19th minute.Iceland’s 1st game ever in the Euro:1-1 vs Portugal, Portugal won the competition!Iceland’s 1st game ever in the World Cup:1-1 vs Argentina, 🤔 pic.twitter.com/JaEwgArsQq— #TeamMessi (@BarcaStat) June 16, 2018The lead lasted only for 4 minutes when Finnbogason equalised in the 23rd minute. Rojo drilled past a shot into the penalty area only for Aguero to take possession, and then after some individual skills, the Manchester City star shoot it in the top corner. On the other hand, it was Sigurdsson’s low cross that was saved by Caballero, whose rebound came to Finnbogason who took the ball to goal with ease.There were several attempts by Argentina, and almost 70% possession with them. Each of Messi, Aguero and Di Maria attempted several times, with one of Biglia’s efforts missing the goal only by inches. The first half was undoubtedly dominated by Argentina, where Iceland were busy parking the bus.The most significant was the penalty miss by Messi. After Meza was brought down inside the box in the 63rd minute, the referee gave a penalty. Messi took it and shoot to the right of the goalkeeper, who save the ball easily. Pavon, after substituting Di Maria, attempted for a low cross, which almost saw the face of goal had the Iceland goalie not shown his elasticity.Argentina’s last eight games against #WorldCup debutants:WWWWWWWDIceland are the first debutants to avoid defeat against #ARG since East Germany in 1974. pic.twitter.com/fsxGozuu4L— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 16, 2018The other changes for Argentina featured Banega coming on for Biglia and Higuain for Meza. The thing that stands is if Argentina has to top the group, they should bring a change in formation and look for wins in all their upcoming games.Advertisementlast_img read more

Oakleighs Greek Day paved Greek Independence Day festivities

first_imgThere was dancing, food and a spirit of euphoria at Oakleigh’s Greek Day on Saturday, proving that the southeastern suburb of Melbourne rightly deserves its reputation as the epicentre of the Hellenic Community.A local line-up of talent delighted visitors with their music and dances from 4pm to 10pm.The eateries that the district is famous for were packed with people and the aromas of souvlaki were tantalising.In fact, the area literally caught fire with a small incident at Orexi, where thankfully a small blaze was quickly extinguished.The free Greek Day had the support of Nikpol, the main sponsor, as well as Procal, Delphi Bank, O’Brien Real Estate and many others.READ MORE: See photos from the Greek Independence Day parade in Melbourne Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Shaping young minds

first_imgNational Institute of Fine Art hosts the annual art exhibition Antar Darshan by its students that commences on May 22 at its premises. The five-day art extravaganza provides the students an opportunity to exhibit their multi dimensional and original art works.Renu Khera, the curator of the show, presents the best 25 students work in a year’s time. The artists have created three original art work in different mediums like oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, charcoal and dry pastels. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’50 per cent of the amount raised by selling the paintings will be donated to the Prime Minister Relief Fund in support of Nepal.  The show also displays works by some special students and underprivileged kids who have toiled their heart and soul to show their potential. Every student has his own thoughts for his art work. The show will enable the visitors to interact with artists and experts. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSome of the participating artistes are – Shalini, Mohita Suri, Pallavi Juyal, Vishal Dharmani and Rajat Mathur.In the words of Shalini, “Through this painting of mine, I want to show myself in the form of yog mudra which describes a state in which even when we lose our near and dear ones we can keep them alive in ourselves. A state in which we feel real happiness and peace of life through meditation.” Innocence of a boy catched Mohit’s attention which he showed in his piece of work. He says, “Innocent face with lots of questions in his eyes attracts me. This shows we all should preserve our innocence in order to turn this world to become a more humane world to live.” The concept of Juyal’s work is ‘dreams’. She comments, “I chose it because it is a wish of every human being to live life like a dream. But it is imperative to see the life as a wholesome game where there is hard work, ups and downs, despair n happiness. Life is the canvas of happening of things. If we are ready to enjoy every moment, life is really a dream.”Dharmani who is a software engineer by profession can’t resist himself with pencils, colours and paintings. He said, “I am discovering an artist within me by transforming my scratchy strokes into perfect lines and dull colours to vibrant ones.”Rajat Mathur, a graphic Designer by profession is always fascinated by art. The name of the painting is Colours of Joy, It is the portrait of his friend clicked by him at the time of Holi. This reflects the colours of joy a person experience in this festival regardless of cast and creed.When: May 22 – 26 Where: All India Fine Art & Craft SocietyTiming: 11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more