Club World Cup

  • German giants Bayern Munich win Club World Cup 22-12-2013 08:39 AM

    Marrakech: Bayern Munich capped the greatest year in club history by beating Raja Casablanca 2-0 to win its third Club World Cup on Saturday. The European champions added a record fifth title to their trophy cabinet at the tournament of continental champions to go with the Champions League, Bundesliga, German...
  • Bayern make light work of Guangzhou at Club World Cup 18-12-2013 08:21 AM

    Munich: Bayern Munich made predictably light work of Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande, dispatching the Chinese side 3-0 in their Club World Cup semi-final and hitting the woodwork five times on Tuesday. Guangzhou, coached by Italy World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, held out for 40 minutes, gifted the European champions two...
  • Bayern Munich, Mineiro get direct entry to Club World Cup semis 12-12-2013 12:10 PM

    Agadir, Morocco: South American champions Atletico Mineiro from Brazil and European champions Bayern Munich have directly been slotted in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, which kicked off here on Wednesday. In the opening play-off match on Wednesday, hosts Raja Casablanca beat Oceania champions Auckland City 2-1, reports...
  • Raja score late to beat Auckland at Club World Cup 12-12-2013 11:54 AM

    Agadir, (Morocco): Raja Casablanca scored late into stoppage time to beat Auckland City 2-1 in the opening match of the annual Club World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday. Abdelilah Hafidi tapped home the winner in the 2nd minute of added time to ensure the host club a winning start at...
  • Goal-line technology to debut in Africa 11-12-2013 12:28 PM

    Agadir (Morocco): Goal-line technology (GLT) will make its debut in Africa in the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup here. GoalControl GmbH was selected for the tournament as part of a tender process after the world's football governing body FIFA invited all four FIFA-licenced GLT providers to submit their proposals, reports...
  • India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup football 09-12-2013 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: Upbeat after India was awarded the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup's hosting rights, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is all set to bid for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Club World Championships. India won the hosting rights for the 2017 U-17 World Cup beating off...
  • Ronaldinho recovering fast, on course for Club World Cup 09-11-2013 09:12 AM

    Sao Paulo: Ronaldinho's thigh injury has improved quicker than expected and his club Atletico Mineiro now say he is likely to play in the Club World Cup in Morocco in December. The former Barcelona midfielder trained on Friday and coach Cuca told reporters he could return to action against Fluminense...
  • Injured Ronaldinho could miss Club World Cup 28-09-2013 09:07 AM

    London: Ronaldinho is in a race against time to be fit for the Club World Cup in December after suffering a serious groin injury, South American champions Atletico Mineiro said on Friday. The Brazilian team's doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker had felt pain in...
  • Ulsan Hyundai cruise to Asian Champions League title 10-11-2012 08:20 PM

    South Koreans Ulsan Hyundai cruised to their first Asian Champions League title as they outclassed Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 3-0 in the final on Saturday to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup. Captain Kwak Tae-hwi opened the scoring in the 13th minute with Brazilian forward Rafinha (68th) and...
  • Messi takes vacation after 'spectacular' year 22-12-2011 03:18 PM

    Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi arrived in Argentina on Wednesday for his winter-break vacation following another trophy-laden year at Barcelona. "I finish the year in a spectacular way," Messi said as he arrived in Buenos Aires. "It was a very good year achieving important things." Messi, who said he will spend...
  • Villa given 'slim' hope of returning this season 21-12-2011 01:52 PM

    Barcelona: David Villa has only a slim chance of playing for Barcelona again this season and could also miss the 2012 European Championship after undergoing surgery on his broken leg on Monday. One of the doctors who performed the operation said the 30-year-old Spain striker would be sidelined for four...
  • Barcelona thrash Santos 4-0 to win Club WC 18-12-2011 06:05 PM

    Yokohama: Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona overwhelmed Brazilian side Santos 4-0 to win their second Club World Cup title in three years on Sunday. Messi, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas scored first-half goals as the European champion won their 13th trophy under coach Pep Guardiola and added to their...
  • Barca not eyeing January buy as Villa cover 17-12-2011 07:44 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona are not planning to dip into the January transfer market to find a replacement for David Villa or their other long-term injury casualty Ibrahim Afellay and will promote youth players instead, a club vice-president has said. Spain forward Villa fractured the tibia in his left leg in Thursday's...
  • David Villa breaks leg, out for five months 16-12-2011 08:49 AM

    Yokohama: Four years after his goals helped turn Spain from perennial underachievers into European champions, star striker David Villa could end up watching the 2012 European Championships from home after breaking his left leg on Thursday. Villa will be sidelined for up to five months, dealing Barcelona a major blow...
  • Barcelona beat Al-Sadd to reach Club WC final 15-12-2011 06:41 PM

    Yokohama: Barcelona set up a Club World Cup showdown with South American champion Santos by brushing aside Qatari club Al-Sadd 4-0 on Thursday in the semi-finals. Adriano scored two first-half goals to lead Barcelona, who will be returning to the Club World Cup final for the first time since 2009...
  • South American Santos enter Club World Cup final 15-12-2011 10:20 AM

    Toyota: South American champions Santos advanced to the Club World Cup final by beating Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol 3-1 on Wednesday, setting up a possible showdown between Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Brazil teenager Neymar. The 19-year-old Neymar, who is touted to be the next big star in football, scored...