Wembley

  • England thrash Peru 3-0 in football World Cup warm-up May 31, 2014

    England survived defensive lapses to overcome Peru 3-0 on Friday in their final game at Wembley Stadium before the World Cup. Daniel Sturridge provided the friendly match's only standout moment when he put England ahead in the 32nd minute with a shot into the top corner of the net. "They defended well...
  • FA Cup Final: Arsenal seek end to trophy drought May 17, 2014

    When Arsenal beat Manchester United in a penalty shootout to win the FA Cup in 2005, few imagined that Arsene Wenger's team would still be waiting for its next piece of silverware nine years later. Yet that is the situation facing Arsenal ahead of their latest opportunity to end the trophy...
  • Indian-origin conman convicted of murdering woman in UK November 28, 2013

    London: An Indian-origin conman was on Wednesday convicted of murdering a millionaire oil executive by stabbing her in the neck at a central London flat to fund his gambling habits. Rakesh Bhayani from Wembley in north-west London was convicted at the Old Bailey court here for the murder of Carole Waugh,...
  • England, Germany set to play friendly at Wembley October 16, 2013

    London: England have lined up a match against Germany next month as the teams prepare for next year's World Cup. The English Football Association says the old rivals are set to play on Nov. 19 at Wembley Stadium, where England beat Germany in the 1966 World Cup final. FA executive Adrian Bevington...
  • Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to win Champions League May 26, 2013

    London: Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute on Saturday to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe's biggest tournament. Robben ran on to Franck Ribery's backheeled flick-on in the area and...
  • CL Final: Bayern favourites, but Dortmund capable of an upset May 25, 2013

    London: Bayern Munich are trying to downplay being the favourites, while Borussia Dortmund are eager to play up their chances to pull off the upset. Even before the start of Saturday's Champions League final, the German rivals are at odds in their approach to the biggest game in club soccer. Bayern...
  • Pressing tactical engagement for Bayern and Dortmund May 23, 2013

    London: Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are bitter rivals, yet in tactical terms they offer variations on the same theme. Both press their opponents high up the pitch, can move the ball from defence to attack with bewildering speed and play with a 4-2-3-1 formation featuring...
  • Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to reach FA Cup semis April 1, 2013

    London: Demba Ba sent Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Monday, keeping his team on course for a cup double to make amends for a lackluster Premier League campaign. The quarter-final replay came to life four minutes into the second half when Ba...
  • Pele cancels England trip to recover from hip operation February 2, 2013

    London: Brazil great Pele has canceled a trip to England to watch his country play at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday because he is still recovering from hip surgery. The English Football Association say Pele's recovery is taking longer than expected. On the FA website, the 72-year-old Pele said: "I will come...
  • Shuttlers throw matches for favourable draws August 1, 2012

    London: The London Olympics badminton tournament descended into chaos on Tuesday as opposing players in two women's doubles matches attempted to throw their final preliminary round matches to secure a more favourable draw in the knockout rounds. Spectators at the Wembley Arena shouted abuse and jeered at players from China, South...
  • Chelsea 'embarrassed' by fans at Wembley April 16, 2012

    London: Chelsea have apologised after a section of their fans "embarrassed" the club by singing and jeering during a minute's silence to pay respects to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989 and the death of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini. The jeering occurred before kick-off in Sunday's FA...
  • Carroll header sends Liverpool into FA Cup final April 14, 2012

    London: Liverpool came from behind to secure their place in the FA Cup final after beating Everton 2-1 at Wembley thanks to a Luis Suarez strike and a late Andy Carroll header. The Toffees opened the scoring when Jamie Carragher’s nervy clearance ricocheted off Tim Cahill and fell into the...
  • Rooney, Cleverley out for England friendly February 27, 2012

    Norwich: Wayne Rooney was ruled out of England's international friendly against the Netherlands by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday, robbing the national team of another striker. Rooney has a throat infection which forced him out of United's past two matches, against Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday and...
  • 'Liverpool can kickstart season at Wembley' February 25, 2012

    London: Victory for Liverpool in Sunday's League Cup final against second tier Cardiff City could help turn a difficult season into a success story, manager Kenny Dalglish said on Friday. The Merseyside club started the campaign brimful of optimism, having invested heavily in a squad overhaul. That early-season confidence has...
  • Barcelona brush aside Al Ahly in Wembley Cup July 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Barcelona brushed aside Al Ahly on Sunday afternoon in the Wembley Cup, running out comfortable 4-1 winners in what was a decent encounter. Goals from Bojan, Rueda, Jeffren and Pedro gave a youthful Blaugrana side the win over the somewhat naive Egyptian side, who were guilty of some amateurish...
  • Sex at Wembley is most Brit lovers dream April 15, 2008

    London: The UK’s famous Wembley stadium has topped a list of places where saucy Brits would most like to have sex. The football stadium beat other famous British spots to take the top spot. Wembley was followed by the historical site the Stonehenge in second spot and the London Eye in third...
  • In Pics: Activists disrupt Olympic torch relay in London April 6, 2008

    Police scuffled with pro-Tibet protesters as Olympians and celebrities carried the Olympic torch through London during a chaotic relay on Sunday. ...
  • England-Brazil friendly ends 1-1 June 17, 2007

    London: Brazil substitute Diego snatched an injury-time equaliser to earn a 1-1 Wembley draw on Friday but the England fans still went home happy from the new stadium after a memorable comeback from former captain David Beckham. The return of Beckham after 11 months in the international wilderness was the main...
  • England face the Samba June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: David Beckham could become a knight in Tony Blair's resignation honours list and, true to the role, the returning England hero is intent on rescuing someone in distress. All eyes will be on Beckham this evening to see if he can breathe fresh life into the his team's...
  • Brazilian soccer team lands in England June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Brazilian football team has arrived in London to play a friendly against England at the newly rebuilt Wembley Stadium on Friday. For Brazil, Kaka and Ronaldinho will feature in the midfield against an England side that will see the return of David Beckham after a year. The old Wembley...
  • Wembley to host England-Germany clash June 16, 2007

    London: England will play Germany in a friendly at Wembley Stadium on August 22 in their first match-up in six years, the Football Association confirmed on Thursday. The two countries have not met since England defeated Germany 5-1 in Munich in September 2001 in qualifying for the 2002 World Cup. Germany was...
  • Chelsea lock horns with ManU, again May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: After fighting to keep custody of his dog, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has another sparring session waiting for him. Chelsea face Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday. And Jose and his men, will surely put up a big fight. Besides the fear of losing another FA...