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Diego Maradona no more

London, Nov 25 (IANS): Iconic footballer Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday. He was 60. His death came soon after he had a successful surgery on a brain blood clot ea...

25 Nov 2020

Aides to PDA legislators conduct football championship

Our CorrespondentKohima, Nov. 21 (EMN): A one-day football championship of ‘PS and PA forum to the ministers and advisors’ of the ruling People’s Democratic Alliance was held on November 20 at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima. According to the con...

21 Nov 2020

ISL-7: India’s first major tournament since Covid-19 lockdown set for kick-off

Bambolim (Goa), Nov 19 (PTI): Behind closed doors and with a raft of health safety measures in place, football’s Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off here on Friday and become the country’s first major tournament to be organised since ...

19 Nov 2020

Spain hammer Germany, join France in Nation League semis

Seville (Spain), Nov. 18 (AP/PTI): Spain booked its place in the Nation League Final Four in style, inflicting the heaviest loss for Germany in 89 years. Ferran Torres on Tuesday scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 win for Spain, which now heads to the semif...

19 Nov 2020

Steffen US No. 1 keeper despite lack of Man City playing time

Manchester, Nov. 12 (AP/PTI): Zack Steffen figures to make a rare appearance in goal Thursday when the United States plays Wales in Swansea. The 25-year-old is the top American goalkeeper but has played two matches since December, missing the second ...

12 Nov 2020

EPL: Solskjaer gets response as Man Utd beats Everton 3-1

Liverpool, Nov. 7 (AP):  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got the response he demanded from his Manchester United players as Bruno Fernandes scored twice and Edinson Cavani netted late in a come-from-behind 3-1 win at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. ...

07 Nov 2020

Mohun Bagan get I-League trophy after seven months, fan frenzy on streets

Kolkata, Oct. 18 (PTI): Seven months after they emerged I League champions, Mohun Bagan players were finally presented the glittering winner’s trophy at a ceremony, here on Sunday. The Mariners had downed former champions Aizawl FC 1-0 to clinc...

18 Oct 2020

Odisha FC’s Indian players start training in Goa

Panaji, Oct. 17 (IANS): Odisha FC’s Indian players on Saturday started training in groups while adhering to all the health and safety norms laid out by the Indian Super League (ISL). The club said that their Indian Assistant Coach and former in...

17 Oct 2020

China withdraws from hosting 2022 U23 Asian Cup, confirms AFC

Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 16 (IANS): The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that China has withdrawn from hosting the 2022 U23 Asian Cup. In a statement, AFC said it had noted the decision by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) to withdraw ...

16 Oct 2020

Neymar goes past Ronaldo to become 2nd highest goal-scorer for Brazil

Lima, Oct. 14 (IANS): Neymar has surpassed Ronaldo to become the second-highest goal scorer for Brazil. Neymar scored hat-trick against Peru in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier which helped Brazil register a 4-2 win on Tuesday evening. He has now ta...

14 Oct 2020

Mexico to play football friendly with South Korea on Nov. 14

Mexico City, Oct. 13 (IANS): Mexico will play a football friendly with South Korea next month to warm up for the 2021 Gold Cup and the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. The fixture will be played in Austria on November 14 at a yet-to-be c...

13 Oct 2020

Teams start arriving in Goa for ISL

Margao, Oct. 12 (PTI): Majority of the domestic players have arrived in Goa for the upcoming Indian Super League, which is likely to start next month and to be played entirely in three venues under strict Covid-19 protocols. This season’s ISL, ...

12 Oct 2020

LaLiga Club series launched for young aspirants in India

Mumbai, Oct. 9 (IANS): LaLiga on Friday announced the launch of the LaLiga Club series program to their football school curriculum in India in association with India On Track (IOT). Students of LaLiga Football Schools will get an opportunity to under...

09 Oct 2020

AFC Champions League (East) to be played in Doha from Nov. 18

Kuala Lumpur, Oct. 9 (IANS): The remaining matches of the AFC Champions League (East) will be played in Doha, Qatar from November 18 to December 13, the Asian Football Confederation announced on Friday. The league, which was suspended in March due to...

09 Oct 2020

Golden Baby Leagues help brew footballing revolution in Assam’s tea gardens

New Delhi, Oct. 4 (IANS): Across the world, Assam is renowned for its tea gardens as well as its passion for football. In state’s Golaghat district, the two come together to form a perfect blend through the Golden Baby Leagues to take Indian fo...

04 Oct 2020

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane tests positive for Covid-19

Liverpool, Oct. 3 (IANS): Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Premier League club has confirmed. The forward, who started and scored in Monday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal, has “displayed minor sympto...

03 Oct 2020

Arsenal beats Liverpool on penalties; Fulham out of League Cup

London, Oct. 2 (PTI/AP): Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno saved two penalties in a 5-4 shootout win over Liverpool to reach the League Cup quarterfinals, while Aston Villa and Fulham were knocked out by lower-division clubs. Joe Willock scored Arsenal&#...

02 Oct 2020

Lewandowski named European Footballer of the Year 2020

Nyon, Oct. 2 (IANS): Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has won the 2019/20 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. “It’s an amazing feeling. I would like to thank the teammates and coaches I work with every day. Obviously I̵...

02 Oct 2020

With 3rd straight win, Liverpool making ominous start to EPL

London, Sep. 29 (PTI/AP): Three wins from three games, two big rivals dispatched, and an expensive new signing already on the scoresheet. Liverpool is making an ominous start to its title defense in the English Premier League. The champion’s hi...

29 Sep 2020

East Bengal enter ISL, to play in 2020 season

Mumbai, Sep. 27 (PTI): It’s official. Riding a wave of emotions and last-ditch efforts, East Bengal on Sunday entered the ISL in the iconic club’s centenary year, joining Indian football’s significant other — Mohun Bagan ̵...

27 Sep 2020

‘Football structure in Nagaland needs rebuilding from grassroots’

Our CorrespondentKohima, Sep. 25 (EMN): Thirty-year-old Viliebeizo Keditsu is a Guwahati-based administrative officer at the civil department of North East Institute of Management and Technology (NEIMT). He is also a football coach and the co-founder...

25 Sep 2020

Brazilian government approves return of fans to stadiums

Rio de Janeiro, Sep. 23 (IANS): Football fans in Brazil could soon return to stadiums on a limited basis, the South American country’s health ministry has said. In a statement, the ministry on Tuesday said it approved a proposal allowing stadiu...

23 Sep 2020

La Liga: Real Madrid starts title defense with draw at Real Sociedad

Madrid, Sep. 21 (PTI/AP): It wasn’t the best of starts for defending champion Real Madrid, which needed a good performance by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to salvage a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league. With a squad mostly unchange...

21 Sep 2020

I’ll not enter into any conflict with Messi — Barcelona boss

Barcelona, Sep. 20 (IANS): FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has urged everyone to look beyond the Lionel Messi transfer saga. The star forward tried to quit the club last month. Bartomeu also said he has no plans to step down from his posi...

20 Sep 2020

Suarez named in Uruguay squad for World Cup qualifiers

Montevideo, Sep. 19 (IANS): Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is among the 26 players named in Uruguay’s squad for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador slated to be played next month. The squad also includes Real Madrid midfielder Fe...

19 Sep 2020