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  • ISL: Kerala Blasters FC pip Chennaiyin FC to book final berth Yesterday

    Kerala Blasters struck the match-winner deep into extra time in a thrilling second leg semi-final to book a berth for the summit clash of the inaugural Indian Super League on 4-3 aggregate over Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday. The edge-of-the-seat match ended 3-0 at regulation period and the match went into the...
  • ISL 2014: Difficult but not impossible to qualify for final, says Materazzi 2 days ago

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC coach-cum-player Marco Materazzi on Monday said his side can still qualify for the final of Indian Super League football tournament though he conceded the difficult task ahead when his team takes on Kerala Blasters in the second leg of semi-finals on Tuesday. After the morale of Chennaiyin FC...
  • Manchester United's Rojo injured, Liverpool's Jones to stay in goal 3 days ago

    Manchester United do not know when Argentine defender Marcos Rojo will be available again after he missed the 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, manager Louis van Gaal said. Van Gaal told reporters that the 24-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon in the close-season, was injured in training on Saturday, which meant...
  • ISL Semi-final: Kerala Blasters FC shock Chennaiyin FC 3-0 4 days ago

    Kerala Blasters pumped in two goals in the space of two minutes in the first session to thrash Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in the first leg of the first semifinal of the Indian Super League on Saturday. Cheered by over 60,000 crowd at the Jawaharlal Stadium, Kerala, who barely scrapped through to...
  • Delhi Dynamos face must-win battle against Chennaiyin in ISL December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Their hopes of making the semifinals revived by a four-match unbeaten streak, Delhi Dynamos now face the herculean task of continuing the momentum in the must-win encounter against table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in their final ISL match here on Tuesday. Delhi, after struggling for most part of the league, have rediscovered...
  • Pressure is on Delhi: Chennaiyin coach Marco Materazzi December 8, 2014

    Chennai: Heading into their last preliminary match of the Indian Super League football tournament, on Tuesday, Chennaiyin FC coach cum marquee player Marco Materazzi said that the pressure will be on fourth-placed Delhi Dynamos and not on the table-toppers. All the eight teams have just one match to go and the...
  • ISL 2014: FC Goa trounce Chennaiyin FC 3-1 to book semis berth December 5, 2014

    FC Goa humiliated Chennaiyin FC in front of their home crowd with a 3-1 win to clinch a semi-final berth in the Indian Super League on Friday. The team coached by legendary Zico now have 21 points from 13 games -- just a point less than table toppers Chennaiyin and are...
  • Pune seal first ever Champions Tennis League title with 27-23 win over Delhi November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final on Wednesday. Anderson served big but Baghdatis used all his experience to nail...
  • Champions League: Problems growing for Dortmund as they face Arsenal; Galatasaray take on Anderlecht November 26, 2014

    London: Struggling at home but excelling in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund are headed to Arsenal on Wednesday. Dortmund, who have already qualified for the second round, will travel to London without forward Marco Reus, who is out with an ankle injury. Reus was hurt in the 2-2 draw with Paderborn...
  • Formula One: Ferrari name new team principal in latest shakeup November 25, 2014

    Maranello: Ferrari replaced Marco Mattiacci with Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal on Monday in the latest shakeup to the struggling Formula One team. Mattiacci lasted only seven months on the job after being hired in April to replace Stefano Domenicali, who resigned. On Sunday, Ferrari finished their first season without a race...
  • Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci as Ferrari principal November 24, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Marco Mattiacci's brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended on Monday with the Fiat-owned team replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene. The Italian joins from team sponsor Philip Morris where he has held senior positions in marketing and promotions. He is also an independent board member of Juventus soccer...
  • ISL: Materazzi 'too big' to argue with, says sarcastic Mumbai City FC coach November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Admitting that he was indeed "embarrassed" after his heated argument near touchline with Chennaiyin coach Marco Materazzi, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid said that the World Cup-winning Italian defender is "too big to argue with". Materazzi and Reid were involved in a heated exchange of words after referee...
  • Pune still in contention for a place in CTL final November 23, 2014

    Pune: Pune Marathas kept their hopes of making the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) alive with a comfortable 26-20 win over Bangalore Raptors in a South Zone match on Sunday. Thomas Enqvist made a bright start for Bangalore by beating Pat Cash 6-3 in the legends singles. Pune then won...
  • Alonso hits back at Ferrari boss Mattiacci November 23, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari principal Marco Mattiacci for saying that Sebastian Vettel would bring "the utmost motivation and commitment" to the Formula One team when he replaces the Spaniard next season. "I heard the comments and I don't think they were very good," Alonso told reporters...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC crush FC Pune City 3-1, move to top of the table November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC produced a crushing performance to beat Pune City FC 3-1 as they pipped Atletico de Kolkata to the top spot in the points table of the Indian Super League on Wednesday. Courtesy strikes from Stiven Mendoza Valencia (62 nd minute), Bruno Pelissari (70th min) and India international Jeje...
  • Pune Marathas beat Hyderabad Aces in CTL tie November 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Impressive wins by world number six Agnieszka Radwanska and seasoned Marcos Baghdatis paved the way for Pune Marathas's close 26-25 victory over Hyderabad Aces in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the L B Stadium here on Tuesday. In a format where the final result is decided on the basis...
  • ISL: No special plan against Atletico de Kolkata, says Chennaiyin FC coach Materazzi November 13, 2014

    On the eve of their match against Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC coach Marco Materazzi on Thursday said they have no special plan to tackle Fikru. "There is no special plan. Fikru is a big player. For every game we have the same strategy. For me my team is important and...
  • Manchester United's Marcos Rojo out for 6 weeks with shoulder injury November 7, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says defender Marcos Rojo will be out for six weeks after dislocating his shoulder in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday. Van Gaal says "he saw a specialist yesterday evening who said the conservative way to heal it is best" and that "it...
  • ISL 2014: I have to keep scoring, says Chennaiyin FC star Elano November 4, 2014

    The Indian Super League has successfully created a sensation, a buzz that has never been witnessed in the football circuit of India - a predominantly cricket-crazy country. While most of the stadiums in eight cities, baring one or two, have been relatively packed, the tournament has generated encouraging television ratings as...
  • ISL: We are confident of doing well against Kolkata, says Marco Materazzi November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Chenniyin FC coach Marco Materazzi is not worried about the lack of practice by his players due to rains and said he was confident of his side doing well against leaders Atletico de Kolkata in their Indian Super League match on Tuesday. Addressing the pre-match press conference, Materazzi said, "We...
  • Louis van Gaal says Marcos Rojo has dislocated shoulder November 2, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says defender Marcos Rojo dislocated his left shoulder in the 1-0 loss to fierce rival Manchester City in the Premier League. The Argentina international was carried off on a stretcher in the 55th minute at Etihad Stadium after being hurt in a challenge with City...
  • ISL 2014: Mendy's goal one of the best I've seen, says Marco Materazzi October 22, 2014

    Chennai: Former Hull City wing-back Bernard Mendy scored what's being talked about as the best goal in the Indian Super League (ISL) so far, with his team-mate cum manager at Chennaiyin FC, Marco Materazzi, calling it one of the best he has ever seen. Watched by the legends of Bollywood and...
  • ISL: We are raring to go for first home match, says Marco Materazzi October 20, 2014

    Chennaiyin FC manager Marco Materazzi on Tuesday said that his players were raring to go for their first home match against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League on Wednesday, even though weathermen predicted heavy rains. "They (Kerala Blasters) are a good side but we always try to do our best....
  • As it happened: Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa, ISL 2014, Match 4 October 15, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Hosts FC Goa will be eyeing a positive start to their campaign against Chennaiyin FC when the Goa-leg of the much-hyped Indian Super League begins at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. With former French star Robert Pires in their ranks alongside...
  • ISL: FC Goa eyeing perfect start against Chennaiyin FC October 15, 2014

    Margao: With a vociferous crowd behind them, hosts FC Goa will be eyeing a positive start to their campaign against Chennaiyin FC when the Goa-leg of the much-hyped Indian Super League (ISL) begins at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda here on Wednesday. Much would depend whether the home team's players take to...
  • Marco Materazzi, Mikael Silvestre ready to dig it out for Chennai October 14, 2014

    Margao: Italy's World Cup winning player Marco Materazzi and former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre are aware that they are well past their prime but they would like to share their vast experience with the Indian youngsters as Chennaiyin FC begin their ISL journey on Wednesday. "I will play if needed...
  • Indian Super League hopes to wake 'sleeping' soccer giant India October 11, 2014

    India's new soccer league with its cast of celebrity owners, experienced foreign managers and a sprinkling of high-profile players will kick off on Sunday, igniting hopes of waking the country from its football slumber. Italian World Cup winners Alessandro Del Piero and Marco Materazzi, Spain's Joan Capdevila and Luis Garcia, and...
  • Champions League: David Luiz scores as PSG shock Barcelona 3-2 October 1, 2014

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain set this season's Champions League alight on Tuesday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Lionel Messi's Barcelona in Group F. David Luiz and midfielder Marco Verratti scored their first goals for PSG as the French club produced its best performance of the season to defeat a Barcelona side...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC unveil its official logo in Materazzi's presence September 23, 2014

    Materazzi, who was infamously headbutted by France's Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup, said he would be manager first and may think of playing when required only. ...
  • Football can be big in India through ISL: Marco Materazzi September 22, 2014

    Chennai: Set to start his stint as managercumplayer of Chennaiyin FC, Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi on Monday promised to do his best to raise the profile of the game in the country through the Indian Super League which kicks off next month. Materazzi, a marquee playercummanager, said he would...