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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

Neymar among 5 stoppage-time red cards, Marseille beats PSG

Paris, Sep 14 (AP/ PTI): Neymar was among five players sent off in stoppage time as Marseille beat bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain for the first time in nine years. PSG star Neymar got a straight red in Marseille’s 1-0 win following an alterca...

14 Sep 2020

Aizawl FC sign six local players to add depth for I-League

Aizawl, Sep. 12 (IANS): Former champions Aizawl FC have signed as many as six local talents in an attempt to revive their fortunes in the I-League after they finished just above the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) developmental side Indi...

12 Sep 2020

Mourinho confident of Spurs signing a striker in transfer season

London, Sep. 11 (IANS): Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho feels the club will sign a striker in the transfer window. Tottenham were shorn of a striker when Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were injured in January and February respectively. “I wa...

11 Sep 2020

UEFA Nations League: Italy edge Netherlands to move on top, Poland win in Bosnia

Paris, Sep. 8 (IANS): Italy extended their two-year unbeaten run as Nicolo Barella scored the winning goal to help Roberto Mancini’s side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in UEFA Nations League Group A1. On Monday, Inter Milan midfielder Barella headed...

08 Sep 2020

Mbappe tests positive for Covid-19, to miss France-Croatia match

Paris, Sep. 8 (IANS): France striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League match against Croatia, the French Football Federation (FFF) has said. The PSG forward, who is asymptomatic as rep...

08 Sep 2020

Ready to help ISL in whatever way we can — La Liga official

Kolkata, Sep. 7 (IANS): A La Liga official on Monday revealed that talks were going on with Spanish clubs regarding their possible involvement in Indian football, encouraged by the massive Spanish influence among the Indian Super League (ISL) clubs. ...

07 Sep 2020

Messi to stay at Barcelona and see out contract

Madrid, Sep. 5 (IANS): Lionel Messi has confirmed that he would stay at FC Barcelona this season to see out his four-year contract signed in 2017. The 33-year-old on Friday confirmed his U-turn in an interview with goal.com, which comes 11 days after...

05 Sep 2020

Sanchez says he wanted Man United exit after first training session

Barcelona, Sep. 4 (IANS): Inter Milan forward Alexis Sanchez has admitted he asked his agent to see if he could leave Manchester United and return to Arsenal after his first training session with the Old Trafford giants. In a video posted on his Inst...

04 Sep 2020

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa tests positive for Covid-19

Madrid, Sep. 4 (IANS): Atletico Madrid have announced that former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently isolating. The Spanish side conducted pre-season tests on players not on international duty on Thursday, b...

04 Sep 2020

You have to start from scratch when playing abroad — Sandhu

New Delhi, Sep. 1 (IANS): Bengaluru FC and India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is one of the few from the country to have managed to play abroad and the only Indian to make an appearance in the UEFA Europa League. According to Sandhu, players have...

01 Sep 2020

Messi can only leave Barcelona if release clause is paid — LaLiga

Barcelona, Aug. 31 (IANS): Spanish football league LaLiga has said Lionel Messi cannot leave Barcelona on a free transfer by stating his release clause that will have to be paid if he is to severe ties with the club. The Messi transfer saga took anot...

31 Aug 2020

Should have been Ballon d’Or winner, feels Lewandowski

Warsaw, Aug. 30 (IANS): Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski said on Saturday that if the Ballon d’Or wasn’t cancelled, he should have been given a reward as he won everything this season. In the Saturday interview for the Polish pape...

30 Aug 2020

My spirit and ambition are as high as ever — Ronaldo

Turin, Aug 28 (IANS): Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is committed to the Italian giants and his aspirations are as high as ever. “As I’m getting ready for my third season as a bianconero, my spirit and ambit...

28 Aug 2020
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