Foootball

  • Evra escapes punishment for recent television rant October 24, 2013

    Paris: Patrice Evra has escaped punishment from the French Football Federation over his furious rant during a recent television interview and is available for next month's World Cup qualifiers. Evra was summoned to speak to French FA president Noel Le Graet and national team coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday to explain...
  • Jerome Valcke wants Sepp Blatter to stand again June 18, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke wants Sepp Blatter to reverse a previous pledge and stand again for the presidency of world football's governing body. The 77-year-old Blatter, who has been in office since 1998, was handed a fourth, four-year term in 2011 after saying he would stand aside...
  • Japan sign off with win to end Iraq's World Cup bid June 12, 2013

    Asian champions Japan finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Iraq in Doha on Tuesday that ended the West Asian nation's slim hopes of joining them in Brazil. Iraq enjoyed plenty of possession and created lots of chances in the searing Qatari heat but could not...
  • Liverpool return is trip down memory lane for Benitez April 18, 2013

    London: Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez is looking forward to making a sentimental visit to his old stomping ground on Sunday when the European champions take on his former club Liverpool in the Premier League. Benitez was in charge at Anfield from 2004-10. He twice reached the final of the Champions...
  • AIFF invites bids for new I-League clubs April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday invited bids for new clubs to be a part of the I-League. The winning bidders will be granted the right to own and operate a new club which will compete in I-League from 2013 onwards and have the opportunity to compete...
  • Madrid's game postponed, Mallorca 2nd in La Liga September 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Mallorca's 2-0 win over Valencia to extend their excellent start and move up to second place in the Spanish league was overshadowed on Sunday by the postponement of Real Madrid's game at Rayo Vallecano due to a presumed act of sabotage that left Vallecas stadium insufficiently well lit. The Spanish...