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22-Feb-2018 Mumbai

ISL : Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 3-2 win over NorthEast

Mumbai FC kept their slim chances of making the playoffs alive with a last-gasp 3-2 victory over bottom-placed NorthEast United FC in a thrilling Indian Super League (ISL) encounter here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.Cameroonian attacking midfielder...

19-Feb-2018 Chandigarh

I-League: Minerva look to get back to top with win over Gokulam

After suffering a defeat at home to East Bengal, Minerva Punjab FC will look to come back to winning ways and get closer to the I-League silverware when they take on seventh-placed Gokulam Kerala FC at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Tuesday.Gokulam are in...

17-Feb-2018 Kozhikode

I-League: Gokulam shatter East Bengal title hopes

East Bengal's title aspirations were dealt a body blow as Gokulam Kerala FC stunned them with a come-from-behind 2-1 win at the EMS Corporation Stadium here on Saturday.Yusa Katsumi (45+4 minutes) opened the scoring from the penalty spot for the away side...

11-Feb-2018 Manchester

I have seen Messi cry : Alexis Sanchez

Highlighting the fact that the life of a footballer can become difficult at times due to several reasons, Manchester United key forward Alexis Sanchez revealed he has seen football superstar Lionel Messi break down after a match.Sanchez, 29, was a team-mate of Messi...

08-Feb-2018 Kolkata

ISL : ATK hold Kerala Blasters to 2-2 draw

ATK came back twice in each half to hold Kerala Blasters to a thrilling 2-2 draw but further dented their slim chances of making the play-offs in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Thursday.Iceland footballer...

01-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Act now to promote northeast : Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia, retired Indian footballer who hails from Sikkim, says people should stop saying that it is "high time" to focus on the northeast as for him now is the time to act."There has always been talk. Everybody keeps on saying it's high time. I think...

30-Jan-2018 New Delhi

'India can possibly host FIFA U-20 World Cup'

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 project director Joy Bhattacharjya said India has done a monumental task by hosting the marquee football tournament and the nation has a strong chance of hosting the U-20 World Cup in 2019."There is always a possibility. We have done...

30-Jan-2018 Barasat (West Bengal)

I-League: East Bengal rally to hold Minerva 2-2

East Bengal came from two goals down to hold leaders Minerva Punjab FC to a 2-2 draw in an entertaining I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium here on Tuesday.Sukhdev Singh (20th) and Chencho Gyeltshen (33rd) had put Minerva in a commanding position in...

16-Jan-2018 Bangalore

Bengaluru FC partners with Boost

Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC have partnered with health food drinks brand Boost to develop grassroots football in Bengaluru, the city-based football club announced on Tuesday.The association also marks Boost's coming on board with BFC as the club's...

10-Jan-2018 Bangalore

We need to play enough matches away: Sunil Chhetri

India captain Sunil Chhetri wants the national football team to play more away games this year as it prepares for the AFC Asian Cup in 2019.Chhetri, who is currently playing for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), feels each and every player who...

06-Jan-2018 MADRID

Real Madrid does not need to sign goalkeeper : Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday denied that his club needed to contract a goalkeeper during the winter transfer window.During a press conference one day before the La Liga match against Celta Vigo, Zidane commented on reports that link Athletic...

04-Jan-2018 Kolkata

It was a frustrating day for all of us : ATK coach Sheringham

For ATK head coach Teddy Sheringham, it was a frustrating day in office where they had to wait forever for the match to start due to "unavoidable" circumstances which forced FC Goa to reach the city less than two hours before the Indian Super League (ISL)...

02-Jan-2018 New Delhi

I-League: East Bengal thump Arrows to stay on top

An all-out aggressive East Bengal blanked Indian Arrows 2-0 in a one-sided I-League contest at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Tuesday.Attacking midfielder Mahmoud Al Amna opened the scoring for East Bengal with a superb curling free-kick in the 13th minute....

02-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Ten-man Chennai City stun Mohun Bagan

Ten-man Chennai City FC stunned former champions Mohun Bagan 2-1 in an I-League encounter at the latter's Maidan club ground here on Tuesday.Kyrgyz defender Veniamin Shumeiko (71st minute) scored the winner in the second half after Jean Michael Joachim's (6th)...

31-Dec-2017 Kochi (Kerala)

Bengaluru beat Kerala in ISL tie

Bengaluru FC defeated Kerala Blasters FC 3-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Sunday.Sunil Chettri (60th minute) converted a penalty at the hour mark to open Bengaluru's account. Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores (90+3, 90+4) struck twice in the second...

22-Dec-2017 Doha

Want to eliminate Real Madrid : Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar said his side is keen on creating Champions League history by eliminating holders Real Madrid in the upcoming round-of-16 fixtures.Real Madrid will host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg on February 14. The Spanish football...

17-Dec-2017 Abu Dhabi

Would like Barcelona to give us guard of honour : Cristiano Ronaldo

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said he would like arch-rivals Barcelona to give Real Madrid a guard of honour when they clash with each other in the ElClasico on December 23.Real Madrid, who are currently placed fourth in the La Liga points table will host...

16-Dec-2017 Barasat (West Bengal)

I-League: Plaza brace helps East Bengal beat Churchill

Trinidadian striker Willis Plaza struck late in both halves to help East Bengal script a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Churchill Brothers in a rip-roaring I-League football encounter at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here on Saturday.Plaza (45+2, 90+7 minutes) netted...

07-Dec-2017 Mumbai

ISL : Chennaiyin ride Jeje brace to edge past ATK in thriller

Jeje Lalpekhlua scored a second-half double to help Chennaiyin FC go top of the table by edging past ATK 3-2 in a topsy-turvy Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.After a sedate first half with no goals, five...

07-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sports can help de-radicalise Kashmir youth : Woman footballer

Sports could be the best medium to de-radicalise Kashmir youth, says a woman footballer whose viral picture showing her hurling stones at security forces once earned her the tag of stone-pelter.Afshan Ashiq, 23 -- the latest sports sensation from the troubled...

26-Nov-2017 Madrid

Unsure of friendship with Ronaldo : Lionel Messi

Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi claimed that he is unsure of his friendship with leading footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in the coming years.The Argentine and Portuguese international share nine Ballon d'Or awards amongst themselves."I don't know if we will be....

22-Nov-2017 Madrid

When I talk, I am not understood : Cristiano Ronaldo

Declining to be interviewed, Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has accused the media of twisting his words after he scored twice to set yet another record in the 6-0 Champions League Group H win in Nicosia."I'm not talking as when I talk I'm not understood,"...

19-Nov-2017 Chennai

Chennaiyin FC began with wrong formation: Coach Gregory

Chennaiyin FC chief coach John Gregory admitted that he began with a wrong formation and shape of his team in the first half which saw them concede three goals during their close loss against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) contest here on Sunday.Chennaiyin...

09-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Whole India squad should be credited : Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

India football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on Thursday said the entire squad should be credited for qualifying in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019."Our good run cannot be attributed to just the back four or the goalkeeper or the midfielders or the strikers,"...

05-Nov-2017 Barcelona

Alcacer brace boosts Barcelona

Paco Alcacer went from being the forgotten man at FC Barcelona to be the hero of the night as he scored two goals that gave his side a 2-1 win over Sevilla FC at the Camp Nou Stadium.Alcacer was a surprise inclusion in Ernesto Valverde's starting XI, but...

28-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee thanks FIFA, AIFF for U-17 World Cup final

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday thanked the FIFA and AIFF for giving the state the chance to host the U-17 World Cup Final match."Today is a historic day for Bengal as well as India. For the first time, the U-17 World Cup football final...

28-Oct-2017 Kolkata

We will never forget this match : Rhian Brewster

England's Golden Boot winner Rhian Brewster said the maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup win will be etched in his memory forever."The fact remains that we believed in ourselves firmly and could achieve the target. We will play the game for many years now and will never...

28-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Never panicked even when we were 2-0 down: England coach

England were 2-0 in the dumps in the first half of the FIFA U-17 World Cup final against Spain but there was no consternation in their ranks, coach Steve Cooper said after their 5-2 win on Saturday.England lifted their maiden World Cup in front of a 66,684 sellout...

28-Oct-2017 Kolkata

England steamroll Spain to lift maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup title

England rallied brilliantly to wipe out a two-goal deficit and steamroll Spain 5-2 in a thrilling final to annex their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup title here on Saturday.Phillip Foden -- later adjudged the golden ball winner for his superb display -- struck a...

28-Oct-2017 Kolkata

We need to build on U-17 World Cup recognition: Sunil Chhetri

 A day after FIFA President Gianni Infantino waxed eloquent about India's organisation of the U-17 World Cup and even went to say the future is bright for the sport in the country, national team skipper Sunil Chhetri urged all stakeholders to cash in on...

27-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Will decide U-20 World Cup host in 2018: Gianni Infantino

India will get know whether they will be able to host the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019 by early next year, President Gianni Infantino said after a council meeting here on Friday."Two World Cups were held in Asia. We had a very successful U-20 World Cup (in...

08-Oct-2017 New Delhi

We won't disappoint India, against Colombia : Suresh Singh

India Under-17 football team midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam on Sunday said the hosts are ready to take on Colombia in the next group-stage fixure on Monday and they won't dissapoint the nation."We are all set for the Colombia game and we'll give our everything....

16-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Akshay Kumar inaugurates 4th Great Indian Football Action

The fourth season of SARE Homes Hindustan Times Great Indian Football Action (HT GIFA), India's biggest neighbourhood football tournament for kids, started on Saturday in the presence of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar at the Thyagaraj Stadium.The event was...

10-Jul-2017 Barcelona

Next season will be my most important : Neymar

For FC Barcelona and Brazil's star forward Neymar, the 2017-18 season will be the most important one in his career."I hope it will be a season with a lot of success and a lot of happiness," Neymar told ESPN Brasil at a charity event on Sunday. "That's what...

09-Jul-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache : Neymar

Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country's storied football history in Russia next year.Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil's...

07-Jul-2017 Mumbai

U-17 World Cup India team ready face any side : Sunil Chhetri

Praising the spirit and attitude of the Indian colts, senior national team skipper Sunil Chhetri on Friday expressed confidence that the Indian colts will give their best in the Under-17 FIFA World Cup.India have been clubbed with Colombia, thed United States...

06-Jul-2017 Kolkata

U-17 World Cup team players need clubs to play for : Bhaichung Bhutia

With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) deciding to increase the number of foreigners per club in the I-League, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said the players of the national U-17 team will ned a platform after they are done with...

03-Jul-2017 Chennai

Theatres shut down in Tamil Nadu over double taxation

Theatres remained shut across Tamil Nadu on Monday over the state government's decision to levy 30 per cent state entertainment tax over and above the GST rate of 28 per cent.The double taxation will make the tickets in Tamil Nadu more expensive than in neighbouring...

14-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

India played best football against Kyrgyzstan : Sunil Chhetri

India skipper Sunil Chhetri says he does not remember in his decade-long career the last time the team played such good football after they rode on his superb second-half strike to beat Kyrgyzstan in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup Group A qualifier here on Tuesday."I'm...

13-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Chhetri stunner helps India win 1-0 against Kyrgyzstan

Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a peach of a goal as India beat Kyrgyzstan 1-0 in their AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers Group A match here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Tuesday.India now have six points from two outings and a clean slate to show for. The Stephen...

04-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Merge ISL, I-league, waive franchise fee : Bhaichung Bhutia

India's former soccer captain and former Football Players Association of India president Bhaichung Bhutia on Sunday pitched for merger of the Indian Super League and the I-League for a 20-team long-duration tourney and asserted that the age-old I-league clubs...

02-Jun-2017 Cardiff

I understand why James wants to leave Real Madrid : Cristiano Ronaldo

Though hopeful that teammate and Colombia international James Rodriguez would stay put at Real Madrid, the Spanish football heavyweights' star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that the attacking midfielder has reasons to leave in the summmer."James has...

01-Jun-2017 Cardiff

Never faced booing by home fans at Man United : Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he misses playing at his former football club Manchester United before the fans there ahead of his team's Champions League final clash against Juventus here on Saturday.Ronaldo was speaking about his frustration...

29-May-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Cristiano better than Messi this season : Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA footballer of the year award in 2017, despite the fine performances of his rival Lionel Messi, according to Brazilian legend Ronaldo."This year I would choose Cristiano Ronaldo to win it," Ronaldo, a three-time recipient...

17-May-2017 Madrid

Gareth Bale making positive recovery : Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said that forward Gareth Bale has started training and is making a positive recovery.Bale will continue with the plan to recover from the injury to his left leg so that he can play in the Champions League final against...

10-May-2017 London

We will see how Chelsea respond next season : Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that teams battling in Europe and domestically will find it difficult to win the coveted English Premier League (EPL) title.With the nature of the EPL being physically tough, Wenger stated it will be difficult for teams involved...

04-May-2017 New Delhi

India break into top 100 in FIFA rankings

The Indian football team has made it into the top 100 of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in 21 years.As per the updated rankings, released on Thursday, the Stephen Constantine-coached side has climbed a rung and is now placed at the 100th spot...

25-Apr-2017 Buenos Aires

Argentina at risk of missing World Cup : Diego Maradona

Argentina face an uphill battle to qualify for next year's World Cup without their suspended talisman Lionel Messi, according to Albiceleste legend Diego Maradona.Messi has served one match of a four-game international ban for abusing an assistant referee in a...

06-Apr-2017 Bengaluru

Rankings are fickle measurement of one's success, says Sunil Chhetri

Bengaluru FC star striker Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said consistency is not just a fillip in FIFA rankings, which is what Indian football will be seeking for the next few years.India on Thursday achieved their best-ever ranking of 101 in over two decades leaving...

06-Apr-2017 Madrid

Real Madrid, Barca, Atletico win in Spainish League

Real Madrid remain top of the Spanish football league with a two-point lead over FC Barcelona following a 4-2 away win over Club Deportivo Leganés but they were made to work much harder than expected by the La Liga minnows whose annual budget is less than...

01-Apr-2017 Barcelona

I want to win Ballon d'Or someday : Neymar da Silva

FC Barcelona striker Neymar da Silva Santos Jr has expressed a desire to win the Ballon d'Or one day, adding that he is not in a hurry to do so."To win the Ballon d'Or is something that I've set as a goal, it would be a personal victory. But I'm not in...

29-Mar-2017 Milan

Sacking as Leicester manager was a shock : Claudio Ranieri

Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said his sacking by the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions was a huge shock to him.The Italian coach was axed from his post in February, just nine months after leading Leicester to an improbable EPL...

20-Mar-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil has recovered winning DNA: Neymar

Neymar has praised the impact of Brazil coach Tite on the team's fortunes, saying the former Corinthians manager has helped the five-time World Cup winners recover their "DNA".Six months ago there were fears that Brazil could miss next year's World Cup in Russia...

09-Mar-2017 Barcelona

Lionel Messi will extend his stay at Barcelona, feels Neymar

FC Barcelona star Neymar believes that his Argentine teammate Lionel Messi will stay on with the club after they secured an improbable come-from-behind win in the Champions League round of 16 tie here on Wednesday.Barca completed a 6-5 aggregate win against...

09-Mar-2017 Barcelona

I have played the greatest game of my life : Neymar

From being written off after the first leg 0-4 defeat against Paris Saint Germain to making one of the greatest comebacks of all time by winning 6-1 on Wednesday night here and 6-5 on aggregate, Barcelona star Neymar said the game was his best till date."It's...

02-Mar-2017 London

Not interested in Barcelona coach job : Arsene Wenger

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday said he is not looking to be head coach of FC Barcelona after, when Luis Enrique leaves the Catalan side's bench at the end of the football season.Wenger's name is on the list of possible coaches for Barcelona's coach,...

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