Euros

  • Germany coach Joachim Loew to lead team to Euro 2016 6 days ago

    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...
  • Rupee up 29 paise vs dollar in early trade July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee on Tuesday rose by 29 paise to 59.23 in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on dollar selling by exporters, after the government assured it is "committed to containing the fiscal deficit" within target and is addressing how to finance CAD. Strengthening of the euro...
  • Spain beat Italy to lift Euro Under-21 title June 19, 2013

    Jerusalem: Thiago Alcantara scored a first-half hat trick as Spain turned on the style to beat Italy 4-2 on Tuesday and win the European Under-21 championship for a second consecutive time. Italy started as the brighter side at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium but the Spanish players, captained by Thiago, soon gained control...
  • UEFA approves Euro 2020 bidding regulations March 29, 2013

    Sofia: The UEFA Executive Committee here approved the bidding requirements and bid regulations for the UEFA Euro 2020 final football tournament, an action plan for protecting integrity of football. UEFA said in a press release on Thursday that the matches at the 2020 finals will be split into 13 different...
  • Platini admits Euro 2016 qualifiers will be less interesting March 28, 2013

    Sofia: UEFA president Michel Platini has acknowledged that the Euro 2016 qualifying competition will be "less interesting" with nearly half the teams involved set to progress to the 24-team finals in France. Platini said that the format would continue to involve six-team groups, however up to three teams per group could...
  • Asian shares, euro spooked by Cyprus bailout details March 26, 2013

    Tokyo: Asian shares fell and the euro was capped on Tuesday as investors contemplated potential flow-on risks from the Cyprus bailout scheme. Large uninsured depositors and bondholders will bear heavy losses in the bailout, which Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who heads the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers, said...
  • Cyprus girds for run on banks after sealing bailout March 26, 2013

    Nicosia: The president of Cyprus assured his people a bailout deal he struck with the European Union was in their best interests and would end anxiety, but he also announced "very temporary" capital controls to stem a run on the island's banks. Returning on Monday from fraught overnight negotiations in Brussels,...
  • Cyprus bailout bid goes down to the wire March 24, 2013

    Nicosia: Cyprus's bid to avert financial collapse will go down to the wire after the island said it would hold a crucial sitting of parliament only after finance ministers of the 17-nation euro zone meet on Sunday. Cyprus faces a Monday deadline to clinch a 10 billion euro bailout from the...
  • Cyprus closes in on EU bailout, U-turn on levy March 23, 2013

    Nicosia: Cyprus is expected to make a dramatic U-turn on Saturday to avert the imminent threat of financial meltdown, having signalled it is willing to tax big savers in its stricken banks to clinch a bailout from the European Union. The island's partners in the 17-nation euro zone scheduled a meeting...
  • Wall Street drops on uncertainty about Cyprus March 20, 2013

    New York: US stocks fell on Tuesday on uncertainty about how Cyprus will avoid a bankruptcy and possible reverberations in the euro zone as the region struggles to emerge from economic crisis. Cyprus' parliament rejected a tax on bank deposits as a condition of an international bailout. Banks in Cyprus will remain...
  • Savings account seizure plan draws fury in Cyprus March 19, 2013

    Nicosia: A plan to seize up to 10 per cent of savings accounts in Cyprus to help pay for a (EURO)15.8 billion ($20.4 billion) financial bailout was met with fury on Monday, and the government shut down banks until later this week while lawmakers wrangled over how to keep the...
  • Cyprus: Bailout deposit tax plan rattles markets March 18, 2013

    London: Stocks around the world and the euro fell sharply Monday as investors fretted over a plan to tax depositors in Cypriot banks as a way to partly fund a bailout of the Mediterranean island nation. Although Cyprus accounts for only around 0.2 per cent of the economic output of...
  • Italy faces political deadlock after election results February 26, 2013

    Rome: Italy faced political deadlock on Tuesday after a stunning election that saw the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo become the strongest party in the country but left no group with a clear majority in parliament. "The winner is: Ingovernability" was the headline in Rome newspaper Il Messaggero,...