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  • FIFA to investigate Real Madrid for transfer rule violation 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid could face the same transfer ban imposed on Barcelona after FIFA opened an investigation into their signings of under-age players. The suspicion in Spain is that the club is preparing for the worst after FIFA's exclusion of Barcelona from the transfer market for the next 12 months, reported...
  • Wilfried Bony will be wasted at Manchester City: Swansea chief 2 hours 45 minutes ago

    Swansea City AFC director John van Zweden on Monday said former striker Wilfried Bony will be wasted at new side Manchester City, as he will just sit on the bench. Bony sealed a 28 million pounds move to City from the south Wales side earlier this month, and while Van Zweden...
  • Didier Drogba not finished yet, says Chealsea manager Jose Mourinho 3 hours 47 minutes ago

    London: Jose Mourinho insists there is more to come from Didier Drogba at Chelsea as the striker says he wants to stay at the club beyond the end of the season. Mourinho led the tributes to Drogba as he was honoured for his outstanding contribution to the game by the Football...
  • Roberto Mancini still eyeing Champions League despite 'cruel' loss 7 hours 28 minutes ago

    Milan: Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini still believes his side can qualify for the Champions League next season even after their shock 1-0 home defeat against Torino on Sunday which he described as "cruel". "Strange things can happen in football and we could easily claw back five or six points in...
  • Goal-line technology cannot come fast enough for Serie A 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    Milan: Serie A was hit by yet another controversy on Sunday which left both teams calling for the introduction of goal-line technology. Palermo were denied a goal in their match at Sampdoria when Michel Morganella's shot struck the underside of the bar and television replays showed that it crossed the line...
  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga 11 hours 48 minutes ago

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...
  • Arsenal, West Ham, Aston Villa stem flow of upsets in FA Cup 19 hours 17 minutes ago

    Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday. Chelsea and Manchester City were among five teams in the Premier League's top nine...
  • Serie A: Juventus beat Chievo 2-0 to move eight points clear 19 hours 43 minutes ago

    Milan: Paul Pogba showed why the top European teams are interested in him as he orchestrated a 2-0 win for Juventus against Chievo Verona, sending the defending champion provisionally eight points clear at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday. Pogba scored a stunning opener on the hour mark...
  • Shillong Lajong FC blank Mumbai FC 1-0 in I-League 21 hours 50 minutes ago

    Shillong: Shillong Lajong FC on Sunday edged past Mumbai FC 1-0 in a second round I-League encounter, courtesy a perfect free kick conversion by Boithang Haokip in the second half. After Shillong striker Penn Orji was fouled about 30 yards away from the rival goal line, his teammate Boithang Haokip made...
  • Out-of-favour Balotelli must improve in training, says Rodgers 22 hours 57 minutes ago

    London: Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to improve in training if he wants to get back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Italian Balotelli, who is yet to score a league goal in 12 appearances since his 16 million pounds ($23.98 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real Madrid 23 hours 4 minutes ago

    Barcelona: A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas. Ronaldo was the inspiration behind that Spanish record-winning streak but he had one of his poorest matches in...
  • Arsenal have 'basis' of deal to sign Villarreal's Gabriel Paulista Yesterday

    London: Arsenal have reached the "basis" of an agreement to sign Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista with Costa Rica winger Joel Campbell going the other way on loan, the Spanish club's Twitter feed said on Saturday. Brazilian Gabriel said goodbye to Villarreal fans ahead of their La Liga clash with Levante on...
  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing Yesterday

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full of noise, tension, rip-roaring goals and a thrilling comeback...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo sees red in Madrid win; Messi nets 2 as Barca rolls Yesterday

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking an opponent in Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba, and Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for a seventh straight season in the Spanish league on Saturday. Madrid completed its comeback when Gareth Bale converted an 89th-minute penalty, after Ronaldo was given a...
  • Battling Bolton Wanderers hold Liverpool in FA Cup Yesterday

    Liverpool: Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan led a spirited defensive display as the Championship side earned themselves a fourth round FA Cup replay following a goalless draw at Liverpool on Saturday. The result left Reds manager Brendan Rodgers with the unwanted headache of another fixture, albeit it is only a short...
  • Klose scores one, sets up another as Lazio beat AC Milan 3-1 Yesterday

    Rome: Lazio came back to beat visiting AC Milan 3-1 and move into third place in Serie A on Saturday. Jeremy Menez put Milan ahead four minutes in at the Stadio Olimpico but Lazio - which has lost only once in eight matches - stormed back in the second half...
  • Daniel Sturridge set for Liverpool return, Rogers warns Balotelli Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is closing in on a return to action after more than four months out injured but Mario Balotelli's exile from the first team is set to continue. Sturridge, who has been out since August, will make his comeback in next weekend's home match against West Ham...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi seal Barcelona's 6-0 win over Elche Yesterday

    Barcelona forwards Neymar and Lionel Messi scored doubles as Barcelona romped home to a massive 6-0 win over Elche on Saturday. Spanish defender Gerard Pique opened the scoring in the 35th minute to give Barcelona an early lead. Thereafter, the club's Argentine star Lionel Messi doubled their lead on a penalty...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup Yesterday

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • Pune FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in I-League Yesterday

    Pune FC beat defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in a second round encounter of the Hero I-League Football Tournament at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday. For Pune FC, Darko Nikac (9th min), Luciano Sabrosa (25th min) and Raju Yumnam (82nd min) were the scorers. For the home team, Eugeneson Lyngdoh (90th...
  • Real Madrid win 2-1 against Cordoba after Ronaldo sees red for kicking Yesterday

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as leaders Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday thanks to late Gareth Bale penalty. The Portuguese kicked out at defender Edimar with seven minutes to go as Real struggled to create chances but they were gifted the win when a Bale...
  • Franck Ribery blasts FIFA Ballon d'Or as 'political' 2 days ago

    Munich: Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political". Ribery watched his team-mate Manuel Neuer finish third in the ceremony earlier this month, the same spot the Frenchman himself finished a year earlier, reports espnfc.com. In both cases, the Bayern player...
  • Torres' return to Atletico Madrid good for him and Spain: Del Bosque 2 days ago

    Madrid: Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has expressed his delight at the return of striker Fernando Torres to La Liga holders Atletico Madrid and has predicted that it will be good "for him" and also for the national football team as it will be easier to keep track of the...
  • In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them 2 days ago

    Madrid: Barcelona's recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season. Wednesday's 1-0 King's Cup quarter-final, first leg win at home to Atletico Madrid was Barca's...
  • Serie A turning into a repeat of last season 2 days ago

    Milan: Juventus are steaming clear of the rest of the field, AS Roma are struggling to keep up, the two Milan clubs lurch from one crisis to another and Napoli are exasperatingly inconsistent. The current Serie A season, which enters the second half at the weekend, is turning into a carbon...
  • Sevilla, Valencia battle for Champions League spot 2 days ago

    Madrid: With the top three expected to win comfortably on Saturday, the weekend's standout game in La Liga is Sunday's clash between two ambitious teams fighting to secure a lucrative Champions League berth. Valencia, in fifth, host fourth-placed Sevilla with only a point separating them at the halfway stage of the...
  • Liverpool require experience: Brendan Rodgers 2 days ago

    London: Brendan Rodgers insisted Saturday Liverpool will not endure another summer of wholesale change as he outlined his intention to keep plenty of experience in his squad. Captain Steven Gerrard will leave a hole that cannot be easily filled when he joins LA Galaxy at the end of the season and...
  • Everything was against Manchester United in Cup tie: Van Gaal 2 days ago

    Cambridge: Manchester United were happy to survive a difficult challenge by coming away with a 0-0 draw at fourth-tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday, said manager Louis van Gaal. Cambridge did not manage a single shot on target but that was little comfort to the contingent...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh beat Salgaocar 2 days ago

    Margao: Royal Wahingdoh defeated hosts Salgaocar FC 1-0 in an I-League match at the Fatorda Stadium on Friday. Jackichand Singh netted the game-clinching goal for side from northeast in the seventh minute, capitalising on a miscommunication between goalkeeper Subrata Paul and defender Augustin Fernandes. He controlled a long ball sent from team-mate...
  • Cambridge hold Man United to 0-0 draw in FA Cup 2 days ago

    Cambridge: Cambridge held visiting Manchester United to a 0-0 tie on the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie missed good chances to score in the second half as manager Louis van Gaal's...