Pepe

  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal take on USA in a crucial Group G match June 22, 2014

    After losing their first match, Portugal find themselves in a do-or-die situation with Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful to start. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe, Pereira get one-match bans for red cards June 19, 2014

    FIFA has cleared Pepe to play in Portugal's last Group G match by banning him for only one match for his red card against Germany. FIFA says Pepe will serve his suspension when Portugal play the United States on Sunday. He can play against Ghana next Thursday. Pepe was sent off during...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe faces possible three-game ban after red card June 17, 2014

    Salvador: Portugal defender Pepe faces the possibility of a three-match ban for violent conduct after being sent off in the first half of Monday's World Cup Group G game against Germany. Pepe, who has a long history of losing his cool and lashing out at opponents, leant into Germany striker Thomas...
  • The Beautiful Game: Mueller's mobility is an asset for Germany June 17, 2014

    Thomas Mueller scored his first international hat-trick to help Germany thrash Portugal 4-0. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Mueller hat-trick helps Germany thrash Portugal June 16, 2014

    Salvador: Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany turned on their style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday. Mueller, who scored five goals at the 2010 World Cup, was ruthless against a weak Portugal team that was clearly outplayed. With Chancellor Angela...
  • West Bromwich appoint Alan Irvine after Sherwood says no June 15, 2014

    West Bromwich Albion appointed Alan Irvine as manager on Saturday, replacing Spaniard Pepe Mel who left the English Premier League club last month. Irvine, who has never managed in the top-flight, agreed a one-year contract and will work alongside Rob Kelly and Keith Downing while Dean Kiely is to remain as...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal heavily depend on Ronaldo June 6, 2014

    Clubbed with Germany, Ghana and USA in Group G, Portugal will expect Cristiano Ronaldo to put up a show in their team's campaign in Brazil. ...
  • Ronaldo trains separately again from Portugal team June 5, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo trained separately from the Portugal team again on Wednesday as he continued his treatment for tendinosis in his left knee. The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said that midfielder Raul Meireles and defender Pepe were also undergoing special training programmes as they recovered from injuries. "Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Meireles...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had a...
  • Real Madrid's Pepe doubtful for Champions League final May 9, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid centre-back Pepe may be a doubt for the Champions League final after being diagnosed with a calf injury in his left leg, the La Liga club said on Friday. Real did not say how long the Portugal international, who has formed a solid partnership with Spain's Sergio Ramos...
  • Triple injury scare for Real Madrid May 8, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's 1-1 draw away to Valladolid on Wednesday night looks as if it could have cost them more than any chance of winning the league title, as the club came away from the Nuevo Zorilla Stadium with three worrying injuries to key players. Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Angel Di...
  • Mehrangarh Fort to host Flamenco and Gypsy Festival February 28, 2014

    The Mehrangarh Fort here will host the first edition of the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival (JFGF), a three-day music and dance extravaganza to be held March 13-15. The three-day festival will bring the flamenco traditions as well as musicians from different Gypsy tradition to the country. Some of the renowned Spanish...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona on course for Cup final showdown February 6, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona and Real Madrid are on course for a King's Cup final showdown after Spain's two dominant teams recorded convincing home wins in their semi-final first legs on Wednesday. Real thumped holders Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabeu, gaining a measure of revenge for the 2-1 defeat in last year's...
  • Real Madrid close in on leaders after 1-0 win January 13, 2014

    Madrid: With Cristiano Ronaldo missing his scoring touch, Real Madrid needed defender Pepe to score in the second half to secure a 1-0 victory at Espanyol on Sunday to pull within three points of the Spanish league co-leaders. Pepe was left unmarked to head in Luka Modric's corner kick in the...
  • Former Betis coach Mel takes over at West Brom January 10, 2014

    London: Pepe Mel, the charismatic Spaniard who led Real Betis to seventh place in La Liga last season and writes mystery novels in his spare time, was named manager of English Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion on Thursday. "(Mel) has signed an 18-month contract and takes over the reins from...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Betis 5-1 in Spanish league December 16, 2013

    Spain: Real Sociedad's promising playmaker Ruben Pardo set up three goals to lead a 5-1 rout of bottom side Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sociedad may have flopped out of the Champions League, but have found their form in the domestic competition where they have won six of...
  • Serie A: Napoli take on Inter Milan; AC Milan host Roma December 13, 2013

    Rome: After a difficult week in Europe that saw only one Italian club advance in the Champions League, there are two key Serie A matches this weekend. Third-place Napoli meet fourth-place Inter Milan on Sunday and AC Milan - the only Italian club to reach the knockout phase of the...
  • Real Madrid plan to deploy big guns against Copenhagen December 10, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid are not planning to ease off in their final Champions League Group B match at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday despite having secured top spot and a place in the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Cristiano Ronaldo, joint top scorer in Europe's elite club competition this season with...
  • Real Betis fire coach Pepe Mel; Juan Carlos Garrido takes over December 3, 2013

    Spain: Last-place Real Betis have fired coached Pepe Mel after a poor start to the Spanish league season. Betis president Miguel Guillen says "it's a tough decision but we needed a change of dynamics and results." Betis say former Villarreal coach Juan Carlos Garrido, who led Belgian side Club Brugge more recently,...
  • Real Madrid defence still a concern for coach Ancelotti November 28, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid may have strolled into the Champions League last 16 with a 4-1 win at home to Galatasaray on Wednesday but coach Carlo Ancelotti levelled some sharp criticism at centre backs Sergio Ramos and Pepe after the game. While the nine-times European champions have had little trouble finding the...
  • Barzagli, Pepe named in Juventus' squad for Super Cup August 16, 2013

    Rome: Andrea Barzagli and Simone Pepe have been included in the Juventus squad for the Italian Super Cup final against Lazio. Barzagli missed Italy's 1-2 loss to Argentina Wednesday due to an Achilles tendon problem, but was named in the Juventus' 27-man list against Lazio for Super Cup, reports Xinhua. Pepe is...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Friday August 9, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Friday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Selling Suarez to Arsenal 'ludicrous': Liverpool owner Liverpool owner John W Henry has ruled out selling unsettled striker Luis Suarez. Read more Tottenham demand 100m pounds for Gareth...
  • Martin Skrtel could move to Napoli, says Pepe Reina August 9, 2013

    According to a report in the Daily Star, the former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has hinted that defender Martin Skrtel could join Napoli this season. Reina joined the Italian side last month and has indicated he would welcome Skrtel with open arms. Napoli are smulling over whether to make a move...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 29, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Pep Guardiola to offer 40 million pounds for David Luiz? The 26-year-old defender has returned for pre-season with Chelsea under new Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho and Guardiola...
  • I wanted to extend my contract at Liverpool, says Pepe Reina July 29, 2013

    According to a report in Sky Sports, former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has criticised Liverpool for their handling of his loan move to Napoli. In an open letter on his website, the Spanish international claimed that he wasn't informed of the season-long loan to the Serie A side until after the...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 22, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. David Moyes confirms second Man Utd bid for Fabregas English Premier League champions Manchester United boss David Moyes has confirmed that the club has made a second bid...
  • Rodgers confirms Reina's loan move to Napoli July 22, 2013

    Liverpool are showing signs of financial toll as they have confirmed Pepe Reina's loan switch to Napoli. Goal.com reports The Reds manager has admitted that Reina would be offered to the Serie A club citing 'financial reasons'. Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the 30-year-old would be leaving Anfield this summer and added...
  • Juventus will go for third Italian Serie A title, says Pepe July 14, 2013

    Rome: Juventus midfielder Simone Pepe has claimed that his side was poised to go for their third successive Scudetto next season. The Bianconeri has strengthened themselves with Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente arriving over the summer, and Pepe admitted that they could also pose a challenge in Europe, reports Xinhua. "We have...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 8, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Bayern Munich agree to sell Mario Gomez to Fiorentina Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Germany striker Mario Gomez to Italian club Fiorentina. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reached...
  • Manchester City and Real Madrid in showdown over Pepe June 29, 2013

    Manchester City's new manager Manuel Pellegrini has been eyeing Portugal star Pepe to strengthen his team's defence, but after his £16 million offer was rejected by Real Madrid, a showdown between the two clubs is on the cards. According to a report on Daily Star, bosses at Real want the bid...