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04-Sep-2020 London

Don't want to see Messi in Premier League : Andy Robertson

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has said he is not keen on seeing Lionel Messi arrive in the Premier League.Messi told FC Barcelona last week he wanted to leave and the two parties are in dispute over the terms of his contract.A meeting held between Jorge Messi...

03-Sep-2020 New Delhi

David Beckham on healthy living as a way of life

Football legend David Beckham feels that it has never been more important to stay both mentally and physically fit than before. He emphasises that making healthy living a way of life can help us all to stay happy and motivated always.The ace footballer says:...

03-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Talent is not the problem in our country : Sunil Chhetri

Birthday boy and iconic Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday said talent is not the problem in the country and all stakeholders need to ensure that the next crop of players are well looked after."Talent is not the problem here. We could have plenty...

05-Nov-2019 Chandigarh

Sikh Football tournament to be held in Chandigarh also

Khalsa Football Club, affiliated with Punjab Football Association, has decided to organize Kesdhari football cup in Chandigarh also from the next year onwards on the lines of Punjab.Stating this President of Khalsa Football Club Harjeet Singh Grewal has made...

30-Oct-2019 New Delhi

Bigger league better for Indian football : Sunil Chhetri

The bigger the league, the better it is for the country, is what India and Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri had to say about the domestic football structure in the country. He said that he hopes that all the stakeholders sit together and work out a plan...

30-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Academies need of the hour to lift Indian football: Shyam Thapa

Legendary India footballer and Chairman of All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Technical Committee Shyam Thapa feels having residential academies across the country is the need of the hour if the level of the game has to be improved in this country.Speaking...

17-Jul-2019 Barcelona

Messi is the face of soccer : Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona's last signing Antoine Griezmann has said that his new teammate Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world and the face of the sport."For me, he (Messi) is the number one, like Lebron (James) in basketball. They're the ideal," the French international...

11-Jul-2019 Mumbai

Stage is set for thrilling Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final

All roads lead to Brazil as national qualifiers go in search of glory in Praia Grande following months of intense qualifying action around the globe, the best five-a-side teams in the world are on their way to Brazil to battle for glory at the Red Bull Neymar...

17-Jun-2019 Barcelona

Marc Marquez takes dominating home victory in Barcelona

Marc Marquez celebrated a dominating home victory at the Catalan GP while an apologetic Jorge Lorenzo had his strongest start to a race this season before falling.The hottest conditions of the weekend met the MotoGP World Championship on Sunday as the 24-rider...

19-May-2019 New Delhi

Kashmiri footballer eager to shed her stone-pelter tag

Catapulted into the limelight for the wrong reasons, Kashmiri goalkeeper Afshan Ashiq is keen to grow out of the 'stone-pelter-turned footballer' tag after taking part in the ongoing Indian Women's League (IWL).A photo of Afshan had gone viral on social media in...

19-May-2019 London

City thrash Watford 6-0 to complete historic treble

Manchester City handed Watford a 6-0 hiding in the FA Cup final to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling all found the target on Saturday to help City to their third domestic tile of the season...

17-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Indian or foreigner, profile of coach counts : Bhaichung Bhutia

Everyone has had an opinion on the next person who should take over as the head coach of the Indian football team. While some have spoken about the need to have foreign coaches, others have questioned the need to look at other countries when there are enough...

29-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Asian Cup : Aim is to advance from group stage, says Constantine

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine believes the team can make it out of the group stages of the forthcoming Asian Cup, a tournament in which the country has time and again failed to shine."I honestly believe we can get out of the group and that is our...

21-Dec-2018 Srinagar

Manzoor Memorial Football 7A-side tournament

Shalimar United FC today defeated SFA HMT by 5-3 in a knockout game of Manzoor Memorial Football 7A-side tournament here at Amar Singh College ground.The high voltage game started with SFA scoring the opener in the second minute of the game only. Recovering from...

22-Nov-2018 Sao Paulo

Injury in friendly versus Cameroon was minor : Neymar Jr.

Brazilian superstar forward Neymar Jr. has said on social media that the groin injury he suffered in the first few minutes of a friendly against Cameroon was not serious.The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star was visibly in pain when he left the field at Stadium MK...

06-Nov-2018 Pune

ISL: Chennaiyin record first win of season, beat Pune 4-2

Defending champions Chennaiyin FC tasted victory for the first time this season with a convincing 4-2 victory against FC Pune City in their Indian Super League (ISL) tie at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Tuesday.Ashique Kuruniyan's early...

14-Oct-2018 Sofia (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria defeat Cyprus 2-1 to top Nations League group

Bulgaria fought back from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1 at home in the UEFA Nations League.The visitors took the lead shortly before half time when Grigoris Kastanos hit a bouncing right-footed shot in after a good cut-back from Andreas Avraam on Saturday night.Bulgaria...

27-Sep-2018 Seville (Spain)

Sevilla dominate Real Madrid 3-0

Sevilla thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 as the Blancos suffered their first defeat of the 2018-19 La Liga season and lost a change to climb over archrival Barcelona into the top spot.Some 41,000 people packed into Seville's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium for the mid-week...

17-Aug-2018 Pune

Indian Super League : FC Pune City sign centre-back Martin Diaz

Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City on Friday announced the signing of Uruguayan centre-back Martin Diaz to strengthen their defence line for the upcoming season.After acquiring Martin's signature, club CEO Gaurav Modwel said: "Martin will strengthen...

30-Jul-2018 Rio de Janeiro

I fell apart during the World Cup : Neymar

Brazil's star forward Neymar has declared himself a "new man", saying he has accepted criticism of his behaviour during the FIFA World Cup in Russia.The 26-year-old was widely accused of play-acting and diving during the tournament, drawing sharp criticism from...

20-Jul-2018 Rio de Janeiro

Ronaldo joining Juventus will help all clubs in Italy : Miranda

Brazil's Inter Milan defender Miranda believes the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus will provide a boost not only to the Serie A champions, but also to their rival clubs in Italy.The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d'Or winner completed a 100 million-euro...

06-May-2018 Gurugram

India will face tough challenge at 2019 Asian Cup : Sunil Chhetri

With India back in the AFC Asian Cup after a gap of eight years, captain Sunil Chhetri believes his side will face a tough challenge in the league stage of the tournament which starts on January 5 next year.India, who are clubbed in Group A alongside hosts...

09-Apr-2018 New Delhi

adidas launches Tango league in India

In a bid to promote and nurture grassroots football in the country, sportswear manufacturer adidas has launched the Tango League, a five-a-side event.Under the Tango League experience, adidas will host a series of tournaments, with each tournament comprising...

05-Apr-2018 Barcelona

Barcelona cruise 4-1 against AS Roma

FC Barcelona look assured of advancing to the Champions League semifinals after inflicting a 4-1 defeat on AS Roma in the first leg of the quarterfinal clash.Though the Italian side were at least partly the architects of their own defeat, falling behind...

05-Apr-2018 Liverpool

Liverpool stun Man City 3-0 in Champions League quarters

English football giants Liverpool defeated Manchester City 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie here, leaving the Reds poised to return to Europe's final four for the first time in a decade.Despite the hosts' superior European pedigree...

02-Apr-2018 Bhubaneswar

Super Cup: FC Goa, ATK look to outshine each other

Indian Super League (ISL) sides ATK and FC Goa will look to outwit each other when they lock horns in a Super Cup pre-quarterfinal game here on Tuesday.FC Goa defender Bruno Pinheiro looks forward to the Super Cup as 'an opportunity to repay the fans' who had...

17-Mar-2018 Bengaluru

Chennaiyin beat Bengaluru to claim second ISL title

Chennaiyin FC claimed their second Indian Super League (ISL) title with a convincing 3-2 win over hot favourites Bengaluru FC in the final here on Saturday.Mailson Alves (17th, 45th minute) headed in off corners to give Chennaiyin the lead after Sunil Chhetri (9th...

16-Mar-2018 Bengaluru

ISL: Bengaluru favourites vs Chennaiyin FC in final

Having dominated the competition in their debut season in the Indian Super League (ISL), Bengaluru FC face one last hurdle in Chennaiyin FC in the final here on Saturday.Bengaluru were by far the strongest team during the league phase, winning 13 of their 18...

08-Mar-2018 Panchkula

Minerva Punjab win maiden I-League title

Minerva Punjab FC created history by defeating Churchill Brothers FC 1-0 to win their maiden I-League title on a nail-biting final day of the tournament here on Thursday.William Opoku Asiedu scored the decisive goal in the 16th minute and the Punjab-based outfit...

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...

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