Footbal

  • Harry Redknapp expects good reception on return to Tottenham 55 minutes ago

    Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is expecting a good reception on Sunday when his new club play away to Tottenham Hotspur, who sacked him two years ago despite finishing fourth in the Premier League. But he told the QPR website (www.qpr.co.uk) that he was only concerned about his newly promoted...
  • Pune Indian Super League franchise unveils team jersey 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Pune: Rajesh Wadhawan Group-owned Pune franchise of Indian Super League, FC Pune City on Friday unveiled their full players' list along with the official team jersey for the inaugural edition of the IPL-style tournament set to commence on October 12. Following the selection of five international players in the draft on...
  • Greece striker Georgios Samaras signs for West Bromwich 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Greece striker Georgios Samaras has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal following his release by Celtic. It will be Samaras' second spell in the Premier League after playing for Manchester City from 2006-08. He spent the last six years at Celtic. West Brom head coach Alan Irvine says the 29-year-old...
  • Kolkata all set for the Indian Super League kick off 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The much-awaited Indian Super League is all set to kickstart at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan, on October 12 with the home team taking on Mumbai in the inaugural match. "We are all ready for the start to this great tournament and are very excited about the first match against Mumbai,"...
  • Barcelona striker Neymar injures left ankle 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Neymar could miss Barcelona's league opener this weekend after spraining his left ankle in training. Barcelona said in a statement on Friday that the Brazil star complained of pain in his ankle after a training session on Thursday and was later diagnosed with a "grade 1" sprain. It said "his...
  • Germany's Manuel Friedrich to power Mumbai Franchise in ISL 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Striving to build a formidable outfit with world-class football players on board, the Mumbai Franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) announced on Friday the signing of Germany's Manuel Friedrich for the inaugural season of the upcoming league. Friedrich comes to the Mumbai Franchise with over 15 years of professional...
  • Atletico Madrid can't compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona: Coach 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists that despite their winning success last season, it's impossible for the team to compete against economic powerhouses FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Last season saw Simeone lead Atletico to the BBVA Primera Liga title and to the final of the Champions League, where they...
  • Luis Suarez left off list for Uruguay friendlies 6 hours 27 minutes ago

    Luis Suarez has been left off a preliminary list of players for Uruguay's international friendly matches next month against Japan and South Korea, even though he was eligible to play after his biting ban was softened. Suarez is banned from Uruguay's next eight competitive matches for biting an opponent during the...
  • US goalkeeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty 7 hours 36 minutes ago

    US national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the US and was the starting goalkeeper in...
  • Indian Super League: Complete list of first international players' draft 8 hours 42 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday. A total of 49 foreign players were drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to...
  • Five things to know about the English Premier League 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    Manchester: One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest their slump. Strengthened by new attacking signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea delivered...
  • Former England goalkeeper David James excited about playing in ISL 20 hours 35 minutes ago

    The former England goalkeeper has been picked as marquee-player-cum-manager for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL). ...
  • ISL: Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters sign Michael Chopra 20 hours 38 minutes ago

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • Mascherano backs Messi after World Cup disappointment 23 hours 52 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Javier Mascherano hasbacked his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season. Messi was named the best player at the World Cup after Argentina lost the final to Germany, a decision that was widely questioned after the...
  • Arsene Wenger has no regrets at rejecting Cesc Fabregas return 23 hours 55 minutes ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted on Thursday that it felt strange for him to see Cesc Fabregas playing in a blue Chelsea shirt, but insisted he had no regrets at not re-signing him. Wenger told reporters at a news conference that his only regret was that Fabregas had left Arsenal in...
  • Ronaldo fit for Real's Super Cup decider against Atletico 23 hours 56 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday. The Portuguese went off as a precaution at half time during the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday suffering a hamstring strain during the 1-1...
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli Yesterday

    Liverpool: Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan over the permanent signing...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid 19 hours 56 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...
  • Atletico de Kolkata confident players would adjust to synthetic turf Yesterday

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata officials are confident that the players they have drafted into their franchise for season 1 of the Indian Super League, including the foreign recruits, would be able to adjust to the synthetic turf at their home venue. "Ours is the only ground which has artificial turf, so...
  • Tough draw for Indian football teams in Asian Games Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian men's U-23 national team will be playing Jordan and UAE in Group G while the women's senior national team have been placed in Group A with hosts South Korea, Thailand and Maldives in the upcoming Incheon Asian Games. The draw that was released on Thursday has 29...
  • Tendulkar-owned Indian Super League team picks striker Michael Chopra Yesterday

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday. A total of 49 foreign players will be drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run...
  • Team Chennai replaces Sun Group in ISL Yesterday

    Mumbai: Team Chennai has replaced the Sun Group promoted Bangalore franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament set to be held tentatively between October 12 and December 20, the organisers announced here on Thursday ahead of the International Player Draft featuring 49 players. "The eighth team in the ISL would...
  • Barcelona to appeal to CAS against FIFA ban Yesterday

    Madrid: Spanish football giant Barcelona confirmed that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) after FIFA upheld its decision to ban the club from signing for the next two transfer windows for irregularities over the signing of underage players. FIFA's decision on Wednesday means that Barcelona will...
  • Ten European Cups in hand, Real Madrid aim to win La Liga this season Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid are set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending their quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown...
  • Manchester United complete signing of defender Marcos Rojo Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in...
  • Champions League: Zenit, Porto close in on group stage with away wins Yesterday

    Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday. Oleg Shatov's first-half goal gave Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit a 1-0 win at Standard Liege and a second-half effort from Hector Herrera...
  • Edin Dzeko signs new four-year deal at Manchester City Yesterday

    Bosnia and Herzegovina captain Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League champions announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old striker, who signed for City from VfL Wolfsburg in 2011, penned the new deal to keep him at the club until 2018. "I knew from the beginning when...
  • Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini suffers injury Yesterday

    Marouane Fellaini is the latest Manchester United injury victim Marouane Fellaini has become the latest Manchester United player to suffer an injury, which media reports suggested could prevent him moving away from the club during the transfer window. Television pictures showed him hobbling on crutches, with a protective boot on his left...
  • Indian Super League to be revealed next month at Manchester convention Yesterday

    Plans for the eagerly anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) and the 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup will be officially presented to the global football industry at the Soccerex Global Convention, to be held in Manchester between September 6-10. The move comes after the confirmation of the attendance of a senior Indian...
  • India suffer 0-2 defeat against Pak in football friendly Yesterday

    Bangalore: India suffered an embarrassing 0-2 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the two-match series 1-1 on Wednesday. Wim Koeverman's team, which won the first friendly 1-0 on August 17, looked out of sorts and Pakistan were the better side in all...