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  • London's Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020 Yesterday

    London: UEFA president Michel Platini's vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London's Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities joining the party. The 90,000-seater Wembley, rebuilt from 2003 to 2007 and venue of the...
  • Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure September 12, 2014

    Paulo Bento paid for Portugal's disappointing World Cup and calamitous start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Thursday when his contract was terminated by the FPF. A statement on the Portuguese football association's website confirmed the news most had been waiting for since Portugal suffered an embarrassing home defeat by...
  • Netherlands, Bosnia lose opening Euro qualifiers September 10, 2014

    London: The Netherlands had a disappointing start to qualifying for the European Championship and fellow World Cup team Bosnia-Herzegovina were stunned by Cyprus in Tuesday's biggest upset. Wales narrowly avoided a similar stumble at tiny Andorra, while Italy had a comfortable victory in Antonio Conte's first competitive game in charge. Here is...
  • Two own goals help Russia sweep past Liechtenstein September 9, 2014

    Moscow: Russia were helped by two own goals as they began their Euro 2016 Group G qualifying campaign with a 4-0 drubbing of Liechtenstein at the Arena Khimki on Monday. The first own goal came after four minutes, Sergei Ignashevich's free kick from long range taking a big deflection off Martin...
  • Spain, England open with wins in Euro qualifiers September 9, 2014

    London: Spain looked back to their old self in opening their European Championship qualifying campaign by running over Macedonia, while England took control of their group by beating biggest rival Switzerland on the road. Here is a look at Monday's qualifying games around Europe: GROUP C: Spain overcame a few nervous moments to...
  • Germany win, Portugal lose in Euro qualifiers September 8, 2014

    London: Two months after winning the World Cup, Germany opened their 2016 European Championship campaign with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday, while Portugal and Greece both slumped to defeats in their qualifying matches. Thomas Mueller scored both Germany's goals - a difficult backward header in the 18th minute and...
  • England can't afford slow start, says Wayne Rooney September 6, 2014

    Wayne Rooney admits England can't afford a slow start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Switzerland on Monday. Roy Hodgson's team head to Basel desperately in need of a strong performance and result to erase the bitter taste of their miserable World Cup campaign. The road to the Euros in France...
  • Things to know about Euro 2016 qualifiers September 6, 2014

    Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights. For once, though, the weaker nations aren't just there to make up the numbers. The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups...
  • Daniel Sturridge ruled out of England qualifier September 6, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland because of a thigh injury, further depleting coach Roy Hodgson's options for his team's toughest test in Group E. The Liverpool striker pulled up hurt during a training session on Friday and was withdrawn from the...
  • Spain, Chelsea striker Diego Costa injured September 6, 2014

    Madrid: Spain striker Diego Costa has injured his left hamstring and will miss the country's first qualifier for the European Championship, the Spanish football federation said on Friday. The federation said in a statement that Costa underwent an MRI scan in Madrid after being injured in a 1-0 loss to France...
  • Arjen Robben doubtful for Euro qualifier against Czech Republic September 4, 2014

    Amsterdam: Arjen Robben's chances of making the Netherlands line-up for their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against the Czech Republic on Tuesday are slim, new coach Guus Hiddink said. "It is looking very difficult, we haven't had any contact with him yet," Hiddink told reporters as the Dutch readied to take on...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Portugal Euro 2016 qualifier August 29, 2014

    Lisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo is unfit and will miss Portugal's opening 2016 European Championship qualifier against visiting Albania. Portugal coach Paulo Bento said Friday that the country's star forward, who has been playing for Real Madrid at the start of the Spanish league season, was ruled unfit to play in the Sept....
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew to lead team to Euro 2016 July 23, 2014

    Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said on Wednesday. Loew was contracted to the German football federation (DFB) until July 2016, but said he had needed to take some time following his side's 1-0 World Cup...
  • Goal-line technology to be used at Euro 2016, says Sepp Blatter June 28, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: UEFA president Michel Platini will introduce goal-line technology at the 2016 European Championship in France, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Platini, the former France midfielder and national coach, has been a staunch opponent of the system in his seven years as UEFA chief. The system is being...
  • Euro-IV petrol, diesel in 50 more cities by March 2015 May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will extend supply of Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to 50 more cities by March next year in an attempt to cut vehicular pollution in major towns. Presently, Euro-IV or Bharat Stage-IV petrol and diesel are being supplied in 26 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and...
  • England, Germany compete to host Euro 2020 final April 26, 2014

    Nyon, Switzerland: UEFA will choose between England and Germany for the right to host the 2020 European Championship final and semi-finals. UEFA says 19 countries are bidding to host games in the tournament being played across Europe, and the final stages will be at either Wembley Stadium in London or Munich's...
  • Prandelli warns Italy against complacency in Euro 2016 qualifiers February 24, 2014

    Rome: Italian head coach warned that his side's opponents in the Euro 2016 qualifiers are not as easy to handle as many consider. The Azzurri have been drawn in group H which also includes Croatia, Bulgaria, Norway, Azerbaijan and Malta, reports Xinhua. Prandelli insisted that while Italy were fortunate to have avoided...
  • Champions Spain have comfortable draw for Euro 2016 February 23, 2014

    Nice, France: Two-time defending European champion Spain face a seemingly comfortable road to defend their title at Euro 2016 after being drawn in Group C along with Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus, Slovakia and Ukraine on Sunday. The Netherlands were drawn in a tougher-looking Group A and faces the Czech Republic, Turkey, Kazakhstan,...
  • Sensex ends up 89 points; IT, pharma strong February 19, 2014

    The market finally ended on high note with support by IT stocks. The Nifty closed at 6152.75, 25.65 points while the Sensex was up 88.76 points at 20722.97. About 1447 shares have advanced, 1202 shares declined, and 153 shares are unchanged. IT, Healthcare and Capital Goods indices ended with...
  • Former Spain's Euro 2008 winning coach Aragones dies at 75 February 1, 2014

    Madrid: Luis Aragones, who managed Spain to glory at Euro 2008 and sparked the country's recent golden era in international soccer, died on Saturday, the country's football association said. The 75-year-old passed away at 6.15am in the Centro de Madrid clinic in the Spanish capital, said the RFEF, who expressed their...
  • Police arrest two for robbing businessman of Rs 36 lakh January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police's Special Cell on Thursday claimed to have cracked a case in which a businessman was robbed of around Rs 36 lakh on Azad Pur flyover on January 13. Two residents of Delhi, identified as Nitin Kumar (28) and Upender Gupta alias Bittoo (23), were arrested on Tuesday...
  • Rupee closes at 61.85, down 31 paise December 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee on Friday closed at 61.85 down 31 paise. The rupee had lost 37 paise to end at a more than three-week low of 62.16 against the dollar on Thursday on month-end demand for the US currency from importers and banks. Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex moved up 97.40...
  • Rupee closes 31 paise up at 62.44 vs dollar September 25, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee advanced for the first time in four sessions on Wednesday, ending 31 paise higher at 62.44 against the dollar as exporters and some banks sold the US currency, which weakened in the overseas market. The rupee opened on a flat note on Wednesday at 62.76 per dollar versus...
  • Thirty-two countries bid for Euro 2020 September 20, 2013

    Thirty-two countries have shown interest in hosting matches at Euro 2020, UEFA said on Friday. The tournament will be staged at 13 cities around the continent. The candidate nations must submit their full bid dossier by April when they must also choose their host city. UEFA said the countries were: Armenia...
  • Russia bids to co-host Euro 2020 September 12, 2013

    Moscow: St. Petersburg formally placed a bid to host four matches of the Euro 2020, the Russian Football Union said on Thursday. If the bid is approved, Russian's second-largest city will become one of 13 venues among which the tournament will be shared, reports Xinhua. For the first time, Euro 2020...
  • Rupee opens lower at 61.37 vs dollar August 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee opened lower at 61.37 per dollar versus 61.27 on Tuesday. Arvind Narayanan, DBS Bank said, "The rupee is likely to strengthen marginally on the announcements made by the Finance Minister. While these measures will help the rupee in the short-term, long-term issues will exert pressure on the rupee....
  • Germany commits Euro 200 million loan for hydropower project August 13, 2013

    Germany has committed a soft loan of Euro 201.50 million (Rs.1,630 crore) loan to state-run Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) for its upcoming hydropower project in the state, an official said in Shimla on Monday. "Germany has committed a financial assistance for the 191 MW Thana Plaun hydro electric...
  • Germany beat Norway 1-0 in women's Euro final July 29, 2013

    Solna: Germany won their eighth women's European championship by beating Norway 1-0 on Sunday in front of a record 41,000 spectators in Sweden. Celia Okoyino da Mbabi raced down the left wing and passed to substitute Anja Mittag, who scored in the 49th minute at Friends Arena in Solna, located...
  • Rupee opens flat at 59.71 against dollar July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee on Friday opened flat at 59.71 per dollar versus 59.67 on Thursday. Pramit Brahmbhatt, Alpari India said, "The rupee will continue to trade weak due to a stronger dollar and high dollar demand from internal importers. The rupee has started discounting the RBI measures and is now reacting...
  • Spanish football team needs fresh talent: Novy Kapadia July 2, 2013

    After a dream run that started from Euro 2008 and lasted till Euro 2012, is the Spanish armada falling apart? Does it have the next batch of players to pick up the mantle of Xavi, Iniesta and company? Football analyst Novy Kapadia joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the...