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  • Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Arsene Wenger 21 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference on Friday. Wenger's so-called "Invincibles" team achieved that feat over 38 league games in 2003-04, but he...
  • Up to Liverpool to offer new contract: Steven Gerrard 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he could be forced to play for a different team next season if the club doesn't offer him a new contract when his current deal expires in May. Speaking to The Daily Mail in England, Gerrard says "I will play beyond this season" and that "we...
  • We have the best support in terms of fan base: NorthEast United FC coach 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    NorthEast United FC manager Ricki Herbert has praised his team for their good start to the inaugural season of Indian Super League (ISL) - describing the team from the north-east part of India as the 'team for the neutrals' and having the best support in terms of fan base. The franchise...
  • Pune FC blank Churchill Brothers 3-0 in Durand Cup 6 hours 49 minutes ago

    Margao: A dominant Pune FC scored a thumping 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers in a Group D quarter-final league match of the 127th Durand Cup football tournament on Friday. With most of the key players leaving Churchill Brothers after All India Football Federation deprived them of playing in the I-League for...
  • Lazio held to 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A 10 hours 55 minutes ago

    Rome: Lazio saw their four-match winning streak broken with a 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday. Bosnia midfielder Senad Lulic put Lazio ahead in the 43rd minute at Verona's Bentegodi stadium, redirecting a cross from Antonio Candreva. Verona equalized with a penalty from Luca Toni in the 69th...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters beat FC Pune City to register their first win 20 hours 21 minutes ago

    Pune's marquee player David Trezeguet put his team ahead early in the first half and substitute Penn Orji scored the winning goal for the away team. ...
  • Former Real Madrid forward Raul joins New York Cosmos 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    New York: Former Real Madrid and Spain forward Raul has joined New York Cosmos for the 2015 season on a "multi-year" contract pending a medical, the North American Soccer League (NASL) club said on Thursday. As part of the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, Raul, 37, will also...
  • Sabeeth, Orji script Kerala Blasters' first ISL victory 22 hours 13 minutes ago

    Pune: Kerala Blasters FC registered their first win of the inaugural Indian Super League, defeating hosts FC Pune City 2-1 in a close contest at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium on Thursday. With the win, Kerala jumped up to the fifth spot in the standings with four points from as...
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand Cup 23 hours 25 minutes ago

    Margao: I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league here on Thursday. Bengaluru, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Sunil Chhetri (6th minute) and Evgeneson Lyngdoh (38th)....
  • ISL: Borja Fernandez says team raring to go against Mumbai City FC Yesterday

    Kolkata: Chennaiyin FC's thumping 5-1 win against Mumbai City FC would not put Atletico de Kolkata under any extra pressure and their star midfielder Borja Fernandez on Thursday said they would be raring to go for a win when the two teams face in a top of the group ISL...
  • As it happened: FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC, ISL, Match 17 Yesterday

    Having registered their first win at home, FC Pune City are gearing up to take on Kerala Blasters with renewed confidence in the Indian Super League football on Thursday. A day ahead of the game, the Pune franchise got its first official celebrity fan in Bollywood actress Esha Gupta. Following the announcement...
  • ISL: Luis Garcia available for Atletico de Kolkata's away game against Chennaiyin FC Yesterday

    Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata's star recruit Luis Garcia will be available for their crucial Indian Super League away fixture against Chennaiyin FC, the team management said on Thursday. "He's fully recovered, he's training with us. Yes, he's available for the next match," ATK's fitness coach Miguel Martinez Gonsalez told reporters on...
  • Pune FC face Churchill Brothers test in Durand Cup opener Yesterday

    Margao: Pune FC will be eager to kick off their Durand Cup campaign with a win when they face Goan side Churchill Brothers in their quarter-final stage Group-IV opener at the Raia Sports Complex here on Friday. The game that will be Pune FC's first official game of the season will...
  • Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials Yesterday

    Atletico Madrid proved last season that with an inspirational coach, a group of committed players and an enthusiastic support, it is possible to get the better of wealthy Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga. Sevilla and Valencia, both sporadically able to keep pace with Real and Barca domestically in the...
  • Isco keen to impress during Gareth Bale absence Yesterday

    While Gareth Bale is fully expected to regain his place in the Real Madrid side when he returns from injury, team-mate Isco is making the most of his chance to prove his worth on the pitch. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear that a fit Bale, who became the world's...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos coach rues dropping points in third draw Yesterday

    Expressing concern and disappointment after Delhi Dynamos were held to a draw for the third time in four matches, coach Harm van Veldhoven said they need to improve quickly if they are to finish among the top four sides in the Indian Super League. "We are a bit disappointed with three...
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand Cup Yesterday

    Margao: I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league on Thursday. Bengaluru, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Sunil Chhetri (6th minute) and Evgeneson Lyngdoh (38th). Mohammedan Sporting...
  • ISL: Denied a penalty but I'm happy, says NorthEast United coach Yesterday

    NorthEast United FC boss Ricki Herbert expressed happiness over his team's performance in their 0-0 draw against Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League on Wednesday. "I am pleased with the performance of my team. We have continued to progress. We missed certain key players but did everything well tonight [Wednesday]....
  • Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana says Indian Super League is historic Yesterday

    Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is happy with football's renaissance in India and says the young generation will make the game popular in the country. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan sad for not being able to buy Kolkata ISL soccer team Yesterday

    Kolkata: Disappointed that he could not buy the Kolkata franchisee of the Indian Super League football tournament despite best efforts, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he could not bring himself to buying another city. "I will say something which is unfortunate and sad for me. I really very much wanted...
  • Men's FIFA World Cup could also be played on artificial turf Yesterday

    FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has dismissed allegations of gender discrimination over the decision to play the women's World Cup on artificial turf, saying the surface could also be used for the men's tournament in the future. "It could well be that sooner rather than later the men's World Cup will...
  • Newcastle United ready to give fans something to shout about: Alan Pardew Yesterday

    Newcastle United are finally ready to give their disgruntled fans something to shout about after they shocked holders Manchester City 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup, according to manager Alan Pardew. Much of Newcastle's season has been shrouded with discontentment from fans after they failed to win any...
  • Rio Ferdinand suspended for three games for Twitter comment Yesterday

    Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined 25,000 pounds ($40,030) after he was found guilty of misconduct by the Football Association (FA) for an "abusive" comment he made on Twitter. The 35-year-old was also ordered to attend an education programme as part of the...
  • ISL: FC Pune City gear up for second home game Yesterday

    Pune: Having registered their first win at home, FC Pune City are gearing up to take on Kerala Blasters with renewed confidence in the Indian Super League football here on Thursday. A day ahead of the game, the Pune franchise got its first official celebrity fan in Bollywood actress Esha Gupta. Following...
  • Indian Super League: Fan base critical to clubs' survival and success Yesterday

    When Robin van Persie scored the equalising goal for Manchester United against Chelsea on Sunday evening, I jumped up from my bed in exultation, punching the air and whooping in primal joy. Two days earlier, when Felipe de Castro scored deep into injury time for NorthEast United FC, consigning Mumbai...
  • Serie A: Juventus lose 1-0 at Genoa, Roma beat Cesena 2-0 Yesterday

    Milan: A stoppage-time goal saw Juventus fall to their first league defeat since March as they lost 1-0 at Genoa on Wednesday, allowing Roma to move level at the top of Serie A with a 2-0 win over Cesena. Luca Antonini netted the winner for Genoa, four minutes into added time....
  • Holders Manchester City exit League Cup to resurgent Newcastle Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester City's defense of the League Cup was ended by a 2-0 home loss to Newcastle in the last 16 on Wednesday, with an injury to playmaker David Silva completing a miserable night for the out-of-form English champions. Tottenham and Southampton also won to reach the quarterfinals, where Chelsea and...
  • ISL: Delhi Dynamos held to a goalless draw by NorthEast United FC Yesterday

    Delhi Dynamos and Northeast United remain in the top four of the Indian Super League after both teams played out an entertaining goalless draw at the Jawaharlal Stadium in Delhi. ...
  • ISL: Kashmir flood victims invited to watch Delhi Dynamos match Yesterday

    The Delhi Dynamos players held an interaction with these young footballers from the valley and distributed jerseys and free VIP tickets for the match. ...