Football

Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup

When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina.

U-17 World Cup: India goes down fighting against Colombia

Penaloza’s brace keeps his team in the reckoning; Colombia win 2-1

FIFA World Cup ticket prices break $1,000 barrier for first time

July 6: World Cup ticket prices have broken the $1,000 barrier for the first time.

Wales primed to inflict more semifinal woe on Portugal

July 6: Ronaldo and Bale, club teammates at Real Madrid and the most expensive players in the history of the sport, will carry the hopes of their nations.

Davis piles on the misery for Spurs

May 9: Steven Davis added to Tottenham’s misery in the aftermath of its failed Premier League title challenge as the Southampton midfielder’s double sealed a 2-1 win on Sunday.

Mohun Bagan thrashes Lajong FC

May 9: Jeje Lalpekhlua fired a hat-trick as Mohun Bagan took a firm step towards sealing the final berth by blanking Shillong Lajong FC 5-0 in the first leg of the Hero Federation Cup semifinal here on Sunday.

Totti turns 600, Roma moves up to second

May 9: Francesco Totti made his 600th Serie A appearance as Roma heaped the pressure on Napoli to move up to second spot with a festive 3-0 home win over Chievo on Sunday.

Barca one win away from title

May 9: Atletico Madrid suffers shock defeat at Levante; Real moves to second spot

Manuel Pellegrini makes low-key Man City farewell

May 9: Manuel Pellegrini could not conceal his disappointment after his final home game as Manchester City manager ended in a damaging 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

Leicester lift maiden English Premier League title as Spurs falter

Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5000-1 odds of winning...

`Delighted` Ranieri lauds players’ determination post Leicester PL glory

Jubilant with his side’s maiden Premier League title, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has...

Man U’ Carrick still confident of top-four PL finish

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has refused to rule out his side’s chances of making...

Vardy stings Kane with genius tweet post Premier League glory

As Leicester City etched their names in the history books by claiming their first Premier League...

De Gea crowned Man U’s Player of the Year award

Goalkeeper David de Gea has bagged Manchester United’s Player of the Year award for the third...

Bengaluru FC books last-16 berth

April 28: Bengaluru FC (BFC) sealed an AFC Cup last-16 berth with a 2-1 victory over Lao Toyota FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday.

Manchester City hold Real to stay in hunt for final

April 27: Manchester City survived a late grilling by Real Madrid to hold on for a 0-0 home draw on Tuesday that keeps alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League final for the first time.

Juventus makes it five-in-a-row

April 26: Defending champion Juventus mathematically secured a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A after Roma stunned second-placed Napoli with a last-gasp winner on Monday.

Messi fit to face Sporting, says Luis Enrique

April 23: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted Lionel Messi will be 100 percent fit to face Sporting Gijon on Saturday despite suffering a series of knocks in Barca’s 8-0 hammering of Deportivo la Coruna.

Wenger gushes over ` exceptional` Sanchez post West Brom drubbing

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has lavished praise on star forward Alexis Sanchez after his side...

Sanchez’s brace helps Arsenal ease past West Brom in PL

Two first-half goals from star forward Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a comfortable 2-0 victory over West...

La Liga preview: Barcelona rejuvenated for title run-in

April 22:Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid resume a nail-biting La Liga title race on Saturday after all notched up victories on Wednesday.

EPL: Leicester, Tottenham star in PFA team of the year

April 22: Title contenders Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur provided eight players in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League team of the year announced on Thursday.

Suarez shines in Barca’s 8-0 rout of Deportivo La Coruna

Luis Suarez stole the limelight in Barcelona’s emphatic 8-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna by...

Liverpool crush listless Everton 4-0 in derby

Liverpool displayed a superior performance as they secured their third consecutive Premier League...

Roberto Martinez eyes derby relief with Everton against Liverpool 

Everton manager Roberto Martinez will take his side on journey to Anfield in dire need of some...........

Goal heroes promise no let-up in Tottenham’s title pursuit 

Tottenham Hotspur stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli promised to keep pushing leaders Leicester City in the race.........

Jose Mourinho paid for trusting us too much, claims Cesc Fabregas 

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas claims Jose Mourinho lost his job at Stamford Bridge because he trusted the players too much.........

La Liga: Real Madrid have won nothing, says Zinedine Zidane 

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has warned the club’s fans not to get carried away................

Vardy faces extended ban after charged with improper conduct

Leicester City star striker James Vardy is facing the prospect of an extended suspension after...

Kane, Alli inspire Tottenham to 4-0 rout of Stoke in PL

Harry Kane and Dele Alli struck two goals each as Tottenham emphatically outplayed Stoke City 4-0...

Djokovic clinches Laureus Sportsman of the Year award

In what could be termed as another feather in the hat for world number one Novak Djokovic, the Serbian...

Indian Bank goes top after beating MSU

April 18: Indian Bank beat MSU 2-1 to get back to the top of the CFA senior division football league on Sunday.

Win moves Mumbai FC up from bottom

April 18: Steven Dias curled in a direct free-kick in the first half while Min-Chol Son nodded in the second goal late in the second half.

I feel at home in BFC, says Sunil Chhetri

April 16: After a shock 2-1 defeat to Sporting Clube de Goa in February, Bengaluru FC’s I-League title hopes came under the scanner. That mid-season loss, however, jolted BFC into action.

Chennai FC has a lucky day

April 15: An unnecessary error from Chennai City FC’s goalkeeper Kabir resulted in the side’s 1-0 loss to Chennai FC in a St. Joseph’s-CFA senior division league match here on Thursday.

Griezmann’s brace leaves Barca in a daze

April 15: Holder Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League after being stifled by a brilliantly well-organised Atletico Madrid and undone by two goals from Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 quarterfinal

Van Gaal lauds Rashford after Man Utd sealed FA Cup semis berth

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has heaped praise on teenage striker Marcus Rashford, whose...

Atletico’s Griezmann knocks holders Barca out of Champions League

Atletico Madrid advanced to the semifinals of the Champions League after defeating title...

Bayern battle past Benfica to seal Champions League semis berth

Bayern Munich claimed a 3-2 aggregate win over Benfica to progress through to the semifinals of the...

Ronaldo treble sinks Wolfsburg as Real seal CL semis berth

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a scintillating hat-trick as Real Madrid progressed through to the Champions...

Man City beat PSG to enter CL semis for first time

Manchester City secured the Champions League semifinals berth for the first time after...

Barca star Messi remains world’s highest paid footballer

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi still remains the world’s highest earning footballer with...

Van Gaal backs Man Utd to make top-four PL finish despite Tottenham drubbing

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that his side can still make a top-four Premier...

Tottenham thrash Man Utd 3-0 to remain in title contention

Tottenham Hotspur remained in contention for Premier League title as they thrashed Manchester United...

Hummels strikes as Dortmund deny Liverpool victory in Europa League quarters

Defender Mats Hummels smashed a decisive goal as Dortmund settle with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool...

Iborra’s late winner helps Sevilla beat Athletic in Europa League quarters

Midfielder Vicente Iborra struck a late goal as Sevilla sealed their first away win of the season...

Bengaluru eye top spot

Bengaluru FC’s head coach Ashley Westwood said his side will be under no illusion..........

Vidal’s second-minute winner gives Bayern edge over gritty Benfica in CL

Midfielder Arturo Vidal’s early goal gave Bayern Munich 1-0 triumph over Benfica in the first leg...

Suarez’s brace inspires Barca to 2-1 rout of Atletico in CL quarters first leg

Star striker Luis Suarez scored twice in the second-half as Barcelona breezed past Atletico Madrid...

Ronaldinho to play for Peruvian club

Ronaldinho has agreed to play for Peruvian second division club Cienciano, the Brazilian World Cup......

It’s confirmed! Yaya Toure to quit Manchester City this summer

Yaya Toure’s agent has confirmed that the veteran midfielder will leave Manchester City this summer.....

Yaya Toure’s agent hints at Inter Milan move

Manchester City’s Yaya Tour is all set to leave the Etihad Stadium, with the midfielder likely to...

Ronaldo winner ends Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run

April 4: Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winner as 10-man Real Madrid came from behind to end Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run 2-1 in El Clasico at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Captain Morgan sends Leicester seven points clear

April 4:Leicester City captain Wes Morgan scored his first goal in almost a year as the Premier League fairytale-title chasers edged Southampton 1-0 on Sunday to establish a potentially decisive seven-point lead.

Man United maintain top four push with win over Everton

April 4: Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United beat Everton 1-0 in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday to climb within a point of fourth-placed local rivals Manchester City.

Bengaluru set for title push

April 2: Incidents off the pitch made headlines when Bengaluru FC played Mumbai FC at the Sree Kanteerava the last time.

East Bengal seeks positive result

April 1: Shankarlal Chakraborty, who is standing in for suspended coach Sanjoy Sen at Mohun Bagan, says a positive result for the team is of paramount importance in the upcoming I-League derby against East Bengal.

Lionel Messi provokes outrage in Egypt by donating shoes

April 1:Lionel Messi provokes outrage in Egypt by donating shoes

India lose 1-2 to Turkmenistan, finish last at World Cup qualifiers

March 30: India ended their 2018 World Cup football qualifying campaign on a disappointing note as they lost to Turkmenistan 1-2 in their last group match to finish at the bottom of the heap on Tuesday.

Past tense, present tense, Stephen Constantine’s future tense too

AIFF said they will be reviewing Stephen Constantine’s future........

Ukraine beat Wales 1-0 thanks to Andriy Yarmolenko strike

 

 

Denys Garmash almost made it 2-0 with a header wide of the far.........

Becks to become `Sky Sports` pundit?

The 40-year-old former footballer recently hinted that he might become a regular guest on ’ Sky Sports’...

Argentina edge Chile

March 26: Argentina avenged their Copa America final defeat to Chile with a 2-1 victory on Thursday as Ecuador scrambled a late draw with Paraguay to preserve their unbeaten start to South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Luis Suarez returns after ban, gets equaliser in 2-2 draw with Brazil

March 26:The Uruguay national was banned from international football for two years for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in the 2014 World Cup.

India lose 0-4 to Iran in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

March 25: Indian football team’s dismal run continued as they suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss to Iran in a Group D match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Azadi Stadium on Thursday.

Johan Cruyff, stylish incarnation of Total Football

March 25: It was during a group-stage match against Sweden at the 1974 World Cup in Germany that Johan Cruyff unveiled the move that would come to bear his name.

Struggling Argentina relieved to have Messi back: Aguero

March 23: Argentina were relieved to have Lionel Messi back from injury having made a troubled start to their South American 2018 World Cup qualifiers without their best player, striker Sergio Aguero said on Monday.

FIFA opens ethics probe into bidding for 2006 World Cup in Germany

Marcch 23: FIFA’s ethics committee on Tuesday launched an investigation targeting six people over their roles in the bidding that awarded the 2006 World Cup to Germany, with the probe partly focused on alleged bribery.

Becks feels ’physically ill’ without kids

Mar. 17 : The retired soccer heartthrob David Beckham proves to be a darling father.

Jammu and Kashmir football coach Sajid Dar makes a mark at 12th South Asian Games

Feb.18 : Jammu and Kashmir’s only international coach, Sajid Yousuf Dar, who was the head coach of the...

Messi hits landmark 300th goal in Barca’s 3-1 drubbing of Gijon

Feb.18 : Lionel Messi scored his 300th La Liga goal as Barcelona extended their lead at the top of the...

Rodriguez chased down by police for speeding at 200kmph

Jan.2 :Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has been reportedly chased by the police...

Indian legend Bembem Devi to bid adieu to football

Jan.2 :Legendary Indian footballer Oinam Bembem Devi has announced that she will retire from the game...

Messi steals limelight in 500th Barca match

Dec. 31 : Lionel Messi capped off a spectacular year for Barcelona on a high note by scoring in his 500th appearance..

English Premier League standings 

Dec 31: The following are the English Premier League standings after the match on Wednesday, tabulated under matches played...

Terry feels `tide turning` for beleaguered Chelsea

Dec. 30 :Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed that his embattled side are gradually showing...

Cristiano Ronaldo to welcome 2016 with kick boxer Badr Hari

Dec. 30:If sources are to be believed, then football star Cristiano Ronaldo is planning to spend...

Spirited Leicester hold Man City to goalless PL draw

Dec. 30 :Leicester City squandered their chance to end a spectacular year as the Premier League...

Capello was ’over the hill’ at Real Madrid: Ronaldo 

Dec 30: Brazil great Ronaldo has responded to criticism by Fabio Capello, declaring that the Italian was "over the hill"...

Confident Maldives can beat India: Coach Herbert 

Dec 30: Ahead of their SAFF Championship semi-final clash against India on Thursday, Maldives football team coach...

Napoli coach praises Higuain as world’s best striker 

Dec 23: Italian football club Napoli’s coach Maurizio Sarri has praised his team’s Argentine ace Gonzalo Higuain as "the best striker in the world"....

Ex-Dutch footballer Davids believes Messi is an anomaly 

Dec 23: Retired Dutch footballer Edgar Davids believes that Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi is "an anomaly"...

Ozil’s mastery inspires Arsenal to 2-1 win over Man City

Dec. 22 : Mesut Ozil proficiently played the role of instigator to help Arsenal claim a 2-1 win over error-prone Manchester...

Elano fracas could send wrong signal to foreigners in ISL: Zico 

Dec 22: FC Goa head coach Zico on Monday said that the fracas involving Chennaiyin FC marquee player..

French Ligue 1 standings 

Dec 21: The following are the French Ligue 1 standings after the matches played on Sunday, tabulated under matches ..

Chennaiyin FC strike late against Goa to win ISL 2 

Dec 21: Chennaiyin FC scored twice in the 90th minute to snatch a pulsating 3-2 victory over FC Goa..

Bayern Munich extend contract of key players including Muller 

Dec 19: German giants Bayern Munich on Friday announced the football club had reached agreements with influential players Xabi Alonso..

For me, football is everything: Brazilian defender Marcelo 

Dec 18: Real Madrid’s Brazilian left-back Marcelo professed that "for me, football is everything" in statements...

Prefer to play in Madrid than in Paris: Ronaldo 

Dec 18: Real Madrid’s football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has said he prefers Madrid to Paris and it feels...

Lack of ethics towards end ruined the game: Striker Iain Hume 

Dec 17: Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) striker Iain Hume on Wednesday said the lack of ethics towards the end ruined his side’s 2-1 victory...

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson set for Italy move 

Dec 16: Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson is set to leave Internacional for Italy’s Serie..

Neymar much more complete, says Messi

Dec 16: Lionel Messi has praised the "enormous growth" of Barcelona teammate Neymar...

Di Maria sheds light on reason behind Man U departure

Dec.15 :Argentina’s star footballer Angel Di Maria has revealed the circumstances that led...

Atletico look to turn the tables against Chennayin

Dec 15: Three goals down in the first leg, Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) literally have to wake up from the grave...

Brazil midfielder Fred banned for doping 

Dec 15: Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil international midfielder Fred has been handed..

Italian Serie A standings 

Dec 15: The following are the Italian Serie A standings after Monday’s match (tabulated under matches played..

Real Madrid, La Liga retain top spots in UEFA rankings 

Dec 15: Real Madrid retained its place as top team in the European football governing body UEFA’s rankings..

Real fall five points adrift of Barca post 1-0 loss to Villarreal

Dec.14 :Real Madrid continued to struggle as they crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Villarreal, which saw them...

Van Gaal calls for United’s immediate revival post Bournemouth loss

Dec.14 :Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that his side must make immediate...

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