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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,...

01-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Secretary Sports Council convenes review meeting in Srinagar

In two different meetings and interactions today held by the Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council, Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, in Srinagar related to the maximum youth participation in different sports activities and the ongoing centrally sponsored...

21-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Praful Patel re-elected AIFF president

Incumbent Praful Patel was unanimously elected the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held here on Wednesday.The electoral process was completed in the presence of the appointed returning officer Justice Bipin...

09-Dec-2016 Luhansk (Ukraine)

United advance in Europa League, Nice end campaign with win

English football club Manchester United booked a place in the Europa League last 32 after a deserving 2-0 victory over bottom-of-the-group Zorya Luhansk.United only needed a point to progress but Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first goal for the club set them on the way...

08-Dec-2016 Porto (Portugal)

Porto, Sevilla grab remaining Champions League knockout berths, Real held

Porto and Sevilla claimed the last two slots in the Champions League football knockout stage, while title holders Real Madrid will have to settle for a second-place ticket to the last 16.Porto, a two-time Champions League winner, romped to a 5-0 win over English...

06-Dec-2016 Berlin

Atletico Madrid one of Europe's best teams : Carlo Ancelotti

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that Atletico Madrid are one of Europe's best teams and stressed that games against the Spanish football club are important whatever the circumstances.In a press conference held on Monday, the eve of Bayern's final...

18-Nov-2016 Madrid

Zinedine Zidane says Benzema can start in Madrid derby

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane on Friday said his team was ready for the upcoming La Liga football derby against Atletico Madrid and confirmed the inclusion of French striker Karim Benzema on Saturday.Benzema has been troubled by a hip problem recently...

07-Nov-2016 New Delhi

New book on football at grassroots level launched

A new book focussing on development of football at the grassroots level, written by global governing body FIFA's Regional Development Officer for South and Central Asia Shaji Prabhakaran, was launched here on Monday.Titled "Back To The Roots, A definitive...

03-Nov-2016 Warsaw

Lack of intensity hurt Real Madrid : Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has blamed lack of intensity for their 3-3 draw against Legia Warszawa in their Champions League group stage clash here.Real Madrid had opened up a 2-0 lead before Legia Warszawa rallied to level the scores at 2-2 here...

03-Nov-2016 Madrid

Real Madrid stumble, Dortmund advance in Champions League

Borussia Dortmund punched their ticket for the knockout stage of the 2016-2017 Champions League with a 1-0 win against Sporting, while title-holder Real Madrid needed a late goal to draw 3-3 with Legia Warsaw and Sevilla romped home 4-0 over Dinamo Zagreb.Leicester...

02-Nov-2016 Madrid

Atletico, Bayern, Arsenal advance in Champions League

Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain all won their respective matches to assure themselves of berths in the knockout stages of the 2016-2017 Champions League with two matches left to play.What remains to be determined is the order of...

02-Nov-2016 Jammu

JK to host football national championship

Youth Services and Sports Department on Wednesday flagged off 50 players who are scheduled to take part in the Sqay Martial Arts and Rope Skipping Championships which are being organized under the aegis of School Games Federation Of India at Goa and Gujrat...

01-Nov-2016 London

I feel important at Manchester United: Juan Mata

Midfielder Juan Mata says he "feels important" at Manchester United only months after reports suggested his career at Old Trafford was over following the arrival of manager Jose Mourinho in the summer."Too many stories were created... I'm the one that knows what...

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