Football

  • Dunga succeeds Scolari as Brazil manager 7 hours 11 minutes ago

    Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after they were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals which led to the resignation of former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The 50-year-old Dunga, who captained Brazil to their fourth world title in 1994, was...
  • Atletico de Kolkata select seven Indian players 8 hours 23 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday signed seven Indian players on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. Atletico de Kolkata signed up Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafi, Mohammed Rafique, Rakesh Masih, Cavin Lobo, Biswajit Saha and Denzil Franco. The club...
  • Juventus new signing Alvaro Morata out for seven weeks 8 hours 28 minutes ago

    Striker Alvaro Morata's 20 million euros ($26.97 million) move to Juventus has quickly turned sour after the Spaniard injured his knee in his first training session and was ruled out for seven weeks. The 21-year-old, who completed his move from Real Madrid on Saturday, suffered a second degree injury to the...
  • James Rodriguez signs six-year deal with Real Madrid 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Madrid: James Rodriguez has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid. The club said that the 23-year-old Colombia forward will be introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. He scored a tournament-leading six goals at the World Cup in Brazil. Rodriguez passed a medical examination earlier at...
  • Money not very good but ISL won't harm Indian football: Bhaichung Bhutia 10 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia is not particularly happy with the pay packages on offer in the much-awaited Indian Super League but insists that the event won't be detrimental to the sport either. "I am definitely not happy with the money. I would want them to get much more...
  • Subrata Paul, Nabi to play for Mumbai in ISL 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Current India custodian Subrata Paul and midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi were the big signings by Mumbai franchise on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. The other major signings for the day were defenders Nirmal Chetri and Gouramangi Singh,...
  • Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid 12 hours 47 minutes ago

    Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea. The 33-year-old originally turned down offers of a new contract at the Calderon and was widely reported to be set for a switch...
  • Iranian football legend Ali Karimi hangs up boots 13 hours 57 minutes ago

    Tehran: Iranian football legend and international star Ali Karimi has decided to hang up his boots. The 35-year-old made the announcement in a letter published on his Instagram account, saying that "the fans will always stay in my heart", Xinhua quoted Tehran Times as reporting on Monday. Karimi joined Iran's Persepolis club...
  • Luis Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches 14 hours 5 minutes ago

    Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said. Francis Gillot, Frederic Antonetti, Herve Renard and Fernandez are joined on the shortlist by Manuel Jose, the Portuguese coach...
  • Kenya coach suspended for spitting at match official 14 hours 37 minutes ago

    Nairobi: Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped a one-year suspension on Kenya's head coach Adel Amrouche for his undisciplined behaviour against a match official. In a letter to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Monday, the continental football governing body Secretary General Hicham El Amrani said Amrouche was suspended after being...
  • ISL foreign player draft to be held next month 14 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Footballers from South American countries powerhouses such as Brazil and Colombia along with those from Europe would be a part of the international players draft of the Hero Indian Super League to be held next month. "We will have the international players draft next month and 49 players would feature...
  • Forward James Rodriguez likely headed for Real Madrid 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    Madrid: James Rodriguez, the Colombia striker who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old Monaco forward scored six goals in Brazil, including a spectacular volley against Uruguay in the second round. Spanish sports newspaper As said on Monday that Monaco...
  • Brazil to name Dunga as coach: reports 17 hours 22 minutes ago

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil are set to name their new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup - eliminated in a...
  • Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England 17 hours 55 minutes ago

    At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country's third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered. His relatively disappointing tally of 21 goals in 114 appearances, including several...
  • Patrice Evra joins Juventus from Manchester United Yesterday

    Turin: France left back Patrice Evra has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Italian champion Juventus. Juventus says they are paying United 1.2 million pounds ($2 million) but that the transfer price will increase to 1.5 million pounds ($2.5 million) if Juventus qualifies for the 2015-16 Champions League. The Turin club...
  • England captain Steven Gerrard announces international retirement Yesterday

    England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, the Football Association said on Monday. The Liverpool midfielder won 114 caps for his country after making his debut in a 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley in 2000. "I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country, and it is...
  • Premier League clubs target Australian star Cahill Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian midfielder Tim Cahill is in line for a surprise move back to the English Premier League only two years after leaving Everton. The Press Association Sport (PSA) on Monday claimed there has been significant interest from both Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland, as well as a number of other...
  • Aamir Khan's son Azad playing football with Abhishek Bachchan is the cutest thing you'll see today Yesterday

    This has got to be the cutest image of the day. Two and a half year old Azad Rao Khan dribbled with a football at a recent celebrity charity football match. Azad played with mom Kiran Rao, who was part of one of the teams and Abhishek Bachchan. Azad's dad,...
  • Luis Suarez mobbed by fans in Barcelona 2 days ago

    London: Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi were mobbed by Barcelona fans during a walk around the Spanish city. The 27-year-old looked a little uncomfortable when he was grabbed by one female supporter as he was trying to make a quick getaway on Saturday, according to Daily...
  • Wenger positive but Walcott will miss start of EPL season 2 days ago

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the Premier League season but should be back in full training by the end of August and playing again soon afterwards, manager Arsene Wenger said. The 25-year-old England international ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an FA Cup...
  • East Bengal net New Zealander Bertos as marquee player 2 days ago

    Kolkata: East Bengal has signed New Zealand world cupper Leonida Christos "Leo" Bertos as the football side's marquee player for the 2014-15 I-League. The 32-year-old attacking midfielder, who played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has signed a two-year contract with East Bengal, club sources said. Bertos started his club career with...
  • Manchester United add Hernandez for US tour 2 days ago

    Carson, California: Manchester United have added Javier Hernandez to their squad for the team's pre-season tour of the US. Relegated to the bench for much of last season, Chicharito will join the Red Devils before their friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday in Pasadena, the team's first match under...
  • Alejandro Sabella set to decide on Argentina future in midweek 3 days ago

    With a September friendly looming for Argentina against their World Cup final conquerors Germany, coach Alejandro Sabella is aware of the urgency of a decision on his future. Sabella, whose side lost 1-0 after extra time to Germany in the Maracana final a week ago, told reporters on Friday he would...
  • Juventus sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid 3 days ago

    Turin: Spanish forward Alvaro Morata has completed a €20 million ($27 million) transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. Juventus announced details of the deal on Saturday, saying that Morata signed a five-year contract with the club. The deal also includes an option for Madrid to buy Morata back for up to €30...
  • Indian Super League clubs to pick from domestic player draft 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The best of Indian footballing talent will be up for grabs when the franchises of the Hero Indian Super League vie among themselves to pick the players from the Domestic Player Draft in a three-day event which begins on Monday. The 84-player strong list will feature senior national team players...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's mother says she tried to abort him 3 days ago

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro has revealed in her autobiography that she had tried to abort the Portuguese football star when she was pregnant. In the book, Mae Coragem, released in Portugal on Friday, Aveiro claims that she drank warm beer and ran "until she dropped" after the doctors had...
  • Sunderland agree fee with Liverpool for Borini 3 days ago

    London: English Premier League club Sunderland have agreed a fee with Liverpool for Italian striker Fabio Borini. Sunderland on Friday agreed to pay 14 million pounds for the striker who impressed on loan last season, reported Daily Mail. The 'Black Cats' were finding it hard to match Liverpool's evaluation for the former...
  • Jorge Valdivia calls time on Chile career 3 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Chile playmaker Jorge Valdivia has announced his retirement from international football. The 30-year-old revealed his decision on Twitter Friday, four days after joining United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Fujairah from Brazil's Palmeiras, reports Xinhua. "People have asked me if I am retiring from the national team," Valdivia wrote. "The response...
  • Chelsea confirm signing of defender Filipe Luis 3 days ago

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Filipe Luis from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, the Premier League side said on Friday. The 28-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds ($34.24 million) as a replacement for Ashley Cole,...
  • Don't copy Germany, Harry Redknapp urges England 3 days ago

    Harry Redknapp believes England need to stop trying to emulate other international teams and focus on creating their own footballing identity, the Queens Park Rangers manager said on Friday. England endured a terrible World Cup campaign, winning just one point from three games against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica to finish...