Footbal

  • Asian Games: Thailand women's football team rewarded for losing only 5-0 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    Thailand's women's football team has been surprisingly rewarded with a bonus by the country's controversial FA head for only losing 5-0 to hosts South Korea in their opening match of the Asian Games. "It's disappointing that we gave away goals so easily in the first half," Worawi Makudi was quoted as...
  • Nicolas Anelka looking forward to a 'thrilling' ISL with Mumbai FC 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka, who will be turning out for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League, on Monday said the mix of international stars and Indian talent will make for "thrilling matches" in the football tournament starting from October 12. "I'm pleased to join Mumbai...
  • Real Madrid - minor blips or serious signs? 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    "Too many cooks spoil the broth" - an age old proverb which might sound veridical to Madridistas at the moment. Real Madrid finished last season as the Champions of Europe, clinching the "La Decima" after a wait of over ten seasons. For the current generation of Madrid fans, it is...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    Milan: Juventus are back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year's competition, and Atletico Madrid are back after nearly winning it all. Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but...
  • Jerome Champagne to run against Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    Former FIFA official Jerome Champagne formally announced on Monday that he will stand against incumbent Sepp Blatter in next year's election for president of the world soccer body. "I have the honor of informing you that I have just written to the FIFA ad-hoc Electoral Committee and its president, Mr. Domenico...
  • Hull City draw 2-2 with West Ham in EPL 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a frenetic 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday. Debut goals from Hull's club-record signing Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame, facing his former club, were cancelled out in the second...
  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti banking on experience for Basel tie in Champions League 6 hours 4 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders' midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu. Real's poor start to their La Liga campaign continued on Saturday when they were beaten...
  • Liverpool face Ludogorets on return to Champions League after 5 years 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    Returning to the Champions League after a five-year absence on Tuesday, Liverpool will hope to take advantage of a goalkeeping crisis inflicting their unheralded opponents Ludogorets. The Bulgarians' regular keeper Vladislav Stoyanov is suspended for the Group B game at Anfield after being sent off in the second leg of a...
  • Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal renew Champions League rivalry 6 hours 50 minutes ago

    Dortmund: Familiarity has bred a healthy respect between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal in the Champions League, with the German club eager to avenge a loss at home against the English team. Dortmund, the 2013 Champions League runner-up, will be hosting Arsenal in the competition for the third time in four seasons. "It's...
  • AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez out for at least 2 weeks 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    Milan: AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a thigh injury. Lopez sustained the injury while attempting to reach Mattia De Sciglio's goalbound backpass during the closing stages of Sunday's 5-4 win at Parma. Milan say Lopez has a right thigh injury and will be...
  • Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Brendan Rodgers 17 hours 23 minutes ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the little-known Bulgarian side make their debut in the group stage of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday. "We'll respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid," Rodgers said on Monday. Saturday's...
  • ISL: Spain's Koke signs for NorthEast United FC 21 hours 24 minutes ago

    Shillong: NorthEast United FC on Monday announced that they have signed Spanish striker Sergio Contreras Pardo, commonly known as Koke, to strengthen the club's attacking frontline. The 31-year-old striker started his football career in 2001 and signing him means the club will benefit from his 13 years experience, the club announced...
  • Former Chelsea striker joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League 5 hours 25 minutes ago

    Nicolas Anelka has become the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday. The 35-year-old, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and...
  • David Moyes' tactics did not fit Manchester United, says Rio Ferdinand 23 hours 28 minutes ago

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has become the first senior player to publicly criticise David Moyes, who lasted just 10 months in charge as manager at Old Trafford last season. Moyes was appointed from Everton to succeed Alex Ferguson before the start of last season but reigning champions United lost...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match 22 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality Yesterday

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from match-winner Di Maria Yesterday

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • Liverpool primed for Champions League return Yesterday

    Liverpool: Champions League football will return to Anfield for the first time in five years on Tuesday when Liverpool host Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture. It was December 2009 when Liverpool last played a match in Europe's elite competition, losing 2-1 at home to Fiorentina, and...
  • Carlo Ancelotti failing to find Real Madrid's missing balance Yesterday

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his star-laden side needs to find a balance between attack and defence as they were again humbled by local rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Atletico have yet to be beaten by Real in three meetings already this campaign after...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Espanyol 3-1 to stay undefeated Yesterday

    Barcelona: Valencia eased by Espanyol 3-1 at home on Sunday to remain unbeaten in the Spanish league under new coach Nuno Espirito Santo and continue their turnaround during a drawn-out sale of the club. Sevilla also extended their unbeaten start to the league with a trouble-free 2-0 win at home over...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 4-0 to register first win of season Yesterday

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...
  • I no longer talk to John Terry, says Rio Ferdinand Yesterday

    London: Rio Ferdinand says he no longer talks to John Terry because his former England teammate has never apologized to him or his brother Anton over the racism scandal that scarred English football. Terry was banned for four matches and fined for a racial slur against Anton Ferdinand during a Premier...
  • Mauro Icardi scores hat-trick as Inter Milan thrash Sassuolo 7-0 Yesterday

    Milan: Mauro Icardi scored his first ever hat-trick as Inter Milan thrashed 10-man Sassuolo 7-0 on Sunday for their first victory of the fledgling Serie A season, while AC Milan won 5-4 at Parma in a highly entertaining match, which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. New signing Paolo Osvaldo...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show Yesterday

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Asian Games football: India men out to prove a point Yesterday

    Incheon: After delays and question marks over their participation, India U-23 men's football team have it all to prove when they open their Asian Games campaign against last edition's silver medallists United Arab Emirates in a Group G match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex main stadium on Monday. Both the men...
  • Whistled Casillas accepts blame for latest Real Madrid flop 2 days ago

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas accepted some of the blame for the European champions' latest La Liga failure after they were beaten 2-1 by city rivals and champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Casillas, 33, celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday but a section of fans at the Bernabeu...
  • Asian Games football: India women thrash Maldives 15-0 in opener Yesterday

    India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian women's football team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 15-0 in their first Group A match on Sunday and move a step closer...
  • It's a puzzle for beaten Liverpool without missing pieces 2 days ago

    Liverpool's 1-0 defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday was more than an early season setback - it raised the question of whether they have the strength in depth to cope with the dual challenge ahead of them this term. For the first time in four years Liverpool are back in the...
  • Liverpool coach promises Raheem Sterling recall after Aston Villa defeat 2 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Raheem Sterling will be restored to the starting line-up for their next match after he defended his decision to rest the youngster for the majority of a 1-0 home defeat by Aston Villa. The Reds were unable to break down the defence of an organised...
  • Juventus beat Udinese 2-0 on Allegri's home debut 2 days ago

    Milan: Juventus showed little has changed since Massimiliano Allegri took charge as they eased to a 2-0 win against Udinese on Saturday in the former AC Milan coach's home debut. Carlos Tevez scored in the eighth minute and Claudio Marchisio secured the points in the 75th to make it two Serie...