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Two Parma players test positive for Covid-19

Rome, May 17 (IANS): Two players from the Italian Serie A club Parma have tested positive for coronavirus, the club said. The development comes amid talks of a resumption of group training in the country from Monday after the government gave the gre...

17 May 2020

Covid-19: Dortmund’s emphatic win in Bundesliga marks return of football

Dortmund, May 16 (IANS): As hotshot young Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland caressed the ball into the back of the net in 29th minute against crosstown rivals Schalke at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday, football well and truly returned to...

17 May 2020

Venezuela calls off football season due to Covid-19

Caracas, May 16 (IANS): The Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) has called an end to its first division season because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the FVF said on Friday the country’s quarantine measures made it impossible to ...

16 May 2020

Messi says pandemic stoppage can benefit Barcelona

Barcelona, May 16 (PTI/AP): Lionel Messi believes the long break caused by the coronavirus pandemic will be a boon for Barcelona. Maybe this stoppage will end up benefiting us, but we will have to see if we are restarting the competitions and then we...

16 May 2020

‘Looking forward to the competitions again’: Messi

Barcelona, May 15 (IANS): Lionel Messi feels there is no point thinking too much about getting affected by coronavirus as there is risk everywhere. FC Barcelona superstar Messi and his teammates have been back at the club’s training ground con...

15 May 2020

‘Fernandes like Ronaldo when he loses, won’t talk to anyone’ — Luiz

London, May 14 (IANS): Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is very much like his Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the way that he can’t talk to anyone when the team he is playing for loses, says his former Sporting CP teammate Lu...

14 May 2020

‘They wanted to hit Messi, but he put up with it’

Buenos Aires, May 14 (IANS): Lionel Messi’s cousin Maxi Biancucchi has said he could rarely believe the things the Argentine football ace would do at the tender age of eight or nine. “When he was eight or nine, I would get up early on Sat...

14 May 2020

All eyes on Bundesliga as live football resumes on May 16

Mumbai, May 14 (IANS): Taking the first step towards normalcy in sports, Bundesliga is the first of Europe’s elite football leagues to resume official competition for its 2019-20 season since the world was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. E...

14 May 2020

Difficult for Real to bring in Mbappe from PSG, feels Cannavaro

Paris, May 13 (IANS): Former Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro believes Spanish giants Real Madrid are always on the lookout for world superstars like Kylian Mbappe but stated it will be difficult to prize him away from a club like Paris St. Germain. ...

13 May 2020

LaLiga launches three programmes in Indian subcontinent

Mumbai, May 13 (IANS): LaLiga has launched exclusive programmes ‘LaLiga StayAtHome’, ‘LaLiga Nations and ‘LaLiga Clubs for football fans in the Indian subcontinent on LaLigas Facebook page, a statement from them said on Wednesday. Thr...

13 May 2020

Portuguese top-flight football league to resume on June 4

Lisbon, May 13 (IANS): Portugal’s top-flight Primeira Liga is set to return on June 4, the league has announced. The league has been suspended since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Over the past few days, various entities have...

13 May 2020

Premier League to reconsider neutral venues for season restart

London, May 12 (IANS): The Premier League will check possibilities for playing the remaining season in home and away fixtures as no club is in favour of the plan to restart games in neutral venues. Following Monday’s meeting with the 20 clubs, ...

12 May 2020

LaLiga President wants matches to resume from June 12

Madrid, May 11 (IANS): LaLiga President Javier Tebas said he would like to see the season to resume from June 12 and he also gave an insight into the changes in the calendar once football returns to stadiums in Spain. Football across the country has ...

11 May 2020

Watford voice concerns over Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’

London, May 9 (IANS): Watford have become the latest club to publicly oppose the Premier League’s “Project Restart” plans. The club’s chief executive Scott Duxbury said that Watford needs to play at its home stadium Vicarage ...

10 May 2020

Barcelona crowned champions of women’s Liga Iberdrola

Madrid, May 9 (IANS): Barcelona’s women’s team have been declared as champions of Spain’s Liga Iberdrola after the national soccer federation’s executive committee agreed to end all non-professional competitions due to the Cov...

09 May 2020

Inter, AC Milan start individual training sessions

Milan, May 8 (IANS): Inter and AC Milan have started individual training after the lifting of two months of strict lockdown in Milan. Both clubs posted updates on their social media handles and on their websites of the players and staff in training....

08 May 2020

Italian season in limbo with new wave of positive coronavirus tests

Rome, May 8 (PTI/AFP): The fate of the Serie A championship remained in limbo after state scientists met with football bosses in a desperate effort to save the coronavirus-interrupted season threatened by a new wave of positive tests among players. T...

08 May 2020

Ronaldo: Injuries made me a better man

Rio de Janeiro, May 8 (IANS): Brazilian football great Ronaldo has said that injuries improved him as a person and as a footballer, despite cutting short his career at the elite level. The two-time World Cup winner was at the peak of his powers when ...

08 May 2020

Fabregas feels Mbappe will ‘fit in very well’ at Real Madrid

Monaco, May 7 (IANS): Despite having close links with Barcelona, Spanish footballer Cesc Fabregas believes French superstar Kylian Mbappe will fit in very well at Real Madrid because of his playing style. Mbappe, who currently plies his trade at Pari...

07 May 2020

Juventus star Paulo Dybala recovers from Covid-19

Turin, May 7 (IANS): Defending Serie A champion Juventus have informed that their star Argentine forward Paulo Dybala has recovered from Covid-19. “Paulo Dybala performed, as per protocol, a double-check with diagnostic tests (swabs) for Covid...

07 May 2020

Barcelona players to undergo Covid-19 tests ahead of training

Madrid, May 6 (IANS): The players of Barcelona FC will undergo coronavirus tests on Wednesday as the club gears to commence individual training in the coming days. “The football first team will be back at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday for t...

06 May 2020

Bayern agree to sign City’s Leroy Sane on 5-year deal — Report

Manchester, May 6 (IANS): Manchester City forward Leroy Sane could be headed to Bayern Munich with the two clubs agreeing for a move and negotiating a suitable transfer fee. According to German newspaper Sport Bild, Bayern have made an initial b...

06 May 2020

FIFA to investigate Fernandes transfer to Man United — Report

Manchester, May 6 (IANS): FIFA, world’s governing body for football, has launched an investigation after Italian side Sampdoria filed a complaint over the transfer of Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon. United roped in t...

06 May 2020

Safety of fans more important than football — John Stones

Manchester, May 6 (IANS): Manchester City defender John Stones wants to get back on the football ground but has urged the authorities to resume matches in the country only ‘at the right time’. Premier League football has been suspended s...

06 May 2020

Ronaldo returns to Italy as Serie A moves towards resumption

Turin, May 5 (IANS): Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Juventus, has returned to Italy after being locked down in his native Portugal for almost two months amid coronavirus pandemic. As per media reports in Italy, the star forward l...

05 May 2020
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