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Always believed in Tottenham Hotspur’s vision, says Mourinho

Kolkata, Aug. 28 (IANS): Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has said he always believed in the club’s vision when he came on board and was aware of its rich history. “My opinion changed for the better, but the idea that I had was alr...

28 Aug 2020

Messi tells Barca he wants to leave, signalling end of era

Barcelona (Spain), Aug. 26 (PTI/AP): After dozens of titles, hundreds of goals and countless records, Lionel Messi’s spectacular career at Barcelona could be coming to an abrupt end. The divorce may turn ugly, too. Messi told Barcelona on Tuesd...

26 Aug 2020

Luis Suarez set to leave Barcelona, says radio station

Madrid, Aug. 25 (IANS): FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez looks to be on his way out of the club after local radio station RAC1 reported that new coach Ronald Koeman has told the Uruguayan that he doesn’t form a part of his plans for the coming ...

25 Aug 2020

Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba, says agent

Manchester, Aug. 24 (IANS): Paul Pogba’s new contract discussions will start soon and the France World Cup winner will not be sold by Manchester United this summer, French midfielder’s agent has said. “United will not accept any bid...

24 Aug 2020

Bayern Munich beat PSG to win 6th Champions League title

Lisbon, Aug 24 (IANS) After a historic season, Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the Estadio da Luz and crowned its impressive trajectory with the sixth UEFA Champions League title. On the pitch on Sunday, the two coaches made ch...

24 Aug 2020

Bayern Munich beat Lyon to reach Champions League final

Lisbon, Aug 20 (IANS): Bayern Munich defeated Olympique Lyonnais 3-0 to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League 2020 final. Having beaten Barcelona 8-2 in the quarterfinal, Bayern on Wednesday arrived into the semifinal as heavy favourites and d...

20 Aug 2020

Former England keeper Joe Hart joins Tottenham Hotspur

London, Aug. 19 (IANS): Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of former England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on a two-year deal that will keep him in North London until 2022. The 33-year-old goalkeeper, who left Burnley at the end o...

19 Aug 2020

Indian team lauds decision to reschedule 2022 FIFA WC qualifiers

New Delhi, Aug. 17 (IANS): The wait for the return of international football continues with the rescheduling of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers by FIFA and AFC. However, the announcement has not dampened the spirits of...

17 Aug 2020

Manchester United needs to strengthen squad depth, says Solskjaer

Cologne, Aug. 17 (IANS): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the team needs to strengthen its squad depth ahead of next season after being knocked out of the Europa League. “They (the players) need to keep improving, keep do...

17 Aug 2020

ISL to be held in three venues in Goa — Organisers

New Delhi, Aug 16 (PTI): All matches of the seventh edition of Indian Super League will be held in three venues in Goa, likely in November, amid strict health and safety measures to deal with the Covid-19 threat, the organisers said on Sunday. In ord...

16 Aug 2020

Lyon dumps Manchester City out of Champions League

Lisbon, Aug 16 (IANS): Olympique Lyon faced Manchester City and applied a 3-1 rout, going to the semi-finals of UEFA Champions League. On the side of City, Pep Guardiola surprised by betting on Fernandinho on the right, Aymeric Laporte in the middle...

16 Aug 2020

Jurgen Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Season

London, Aug. 15 (IANS): Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has won the 2019/20 Premier League Manager of the Season award after guiding the club to their first top-flight title in three decades. Liverpool equalled a number of records last term, including wi...

15 Aug 2020

Barcelona’s Vidal warns Bayern to be on their toes

Lisbon, Aug. 14 (IANS): FC Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has warned Bayern Munich that they are up against the “best side” in the world and should know what to expect when the two sides meet in the Champions League quarter-final on Fr...

14 Aug 2020

Arsenal rope in Brazil international Willian

London, Aug 14 (IANS): Arsenal have roped in Brazil forward Willian on a three-year contract after his contract with Chelsea expired. The 32-year-old has so far made more than 600 club appearances in a career spanning 13 seasons. “I believe he&...

14 Aug 2020

RB Leipzig stun Atletico Madrid to reach Champions League semis

Lisbon, Aug 14 (IANS): RB Leipzig, competing in the UEFA Champions League for the second time, stunned Atletico Madrid 2-1 to enter the tournament’s semi-finals for the first time. On Thursday, both sides played conservatively in the first hal...

14 Aug 2020

FC Barcelona player tests positive for Covid-19

Barcelona, Aug. 12 (IANS): An FC Barcelona player has tested positive for coronavirus after reporting back for pre-season training, the LaLiga side said in a statement on Wednesday. The Catalan club, without revealing the identity of the player, said...

12 Aug 2020

Mbappe may return to pitch for PSG clash against Atalanta

Paris, Aug. 12 (IANS): Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League confidence has been boosted as coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the possibility for their ace striker Kylian Mbappe to play in their Champions League quarter-final clash against Ata...

12 Aug 2020

Andrea Pirlo announced as new Juventus head coach

Turin, Aug 9 (IANS): Italian midfield great Andrea Pirlo has been announced as the new head coach of Serie A champions Juventus. Pirlo will replace Maurizio Sarri in the role, who was sacked after the Champions League exit and the 41-year-old former...

09 Aug 2020

Ronaldo nets two but Juventus knocked out of CL by Lyon

Turin, Aug. 8 (PTI/AP): A Portugal international celebrated ecstatically at the end of the Champions League match between Juventus and Lyon. But it wasn’t Cristiano Ronaldo, who could only trudge off the pitch dejected after Juventus was elimin...

08 Aug 2020

Bale decided not to play against Man City, says Zidane

Manchester, Aug. 7 (IANS): Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has dismissed claims that winger Gareth Bale was axed from the squad to face Manchester City in the second leg of Round of 16 clash in the UEFA Champions League. Bale was earlier left out...

07 Aug 2020

Sevilla overpower Roma 2-0 to advance in UEFA Europa League

Berlin, Aug 7 (IANS): Sevilla booked their spot in the quarterfinal after edging an uninspired Roma 2-0 on first-half goals from Sergio Reguilon and Youssef En-Nesyri in an all-or-nothing encounter in Europa League’s round of the last 16. The ...

07 Aug 2020

Manchester City sign defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth

Manchester, Aug 6 (IANS): Manchester City have signed Dutch international defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth. Ake has put pen to paper on a five-year deal, keeping him at City until the summer of 2025. The 25-year-old said he is delighted to h...

06 Aug 2020

Dybala voted Serie A MVP ahead of Ronaldo

Turin, Aug. 5 (IANS): Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been voted as Serie A’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) following a strong campaign with the Italian giants. Dybala played an important role in helping Juventus secure their ninth successive Se...

05 Aug 2020

I am in my best form since I arrived in Paris — Neymar

Paris, Aug. 5 (IANS): Paris St. Germain forward Neymar issued a warning ahead of the return of UEFA Champions League as the Brazilian claimed he is currently in his best form since joining the Ligue 1 side from Barcelona in 2017. Neymar’s stint...

05 Aug 2020

Manchester City sign winger Ferran Torres from Valencia

Manchester, Aug 5 (IANS): Manchester City have completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Valencia, subject to international clearance. The 20-year-old has penned a five-year contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2025. Torres, who op...

05 Aug 2020
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