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  • Eyeing U-17 WC, AIFF to hold first U-15 tourney next year 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation on Monday said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year. The first tournament will be a 16-team event, where besides...
  • Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need surgery 2 hours 1 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need an operation to cure his thigh injury, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Monday. The Belgium centre half is still waiting to make his competitive debut after joining from Arsenal in the close season and his signing is turning into something of an embarrassment...
  • Former Chelsea boss John Neal dies aged 82 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    London: Former Chelsea manager John Neal has died at the age of 82, the Premier League leaders announced on Monday. Neal, who succeeded 1966 World Cup hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst at Stamford Bridge in 1981, led the club to the second-tier title in 1984 before retiring due to ill health a...
  • ISL 2014 Live: NorthEast United FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC, Match 40 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Faced with a daunting task of qualifying for the semi-finals after a series of listless performances, bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos take on NorthEast United FC in their must-win Indian Super League fixture. Delhi have won just one match out of nine they...
  • Brendon Rodgers says his Liverpool job could be under threat 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    London: Manager Brendan Rodgers acknowledged his job could be under threat after Liverpool slipped to a third consecutive Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace at the weekend. Sunday's 3-1 loss to Neil Warnock's side, who started the day in the relegation zone, was Liverpool's fourth straight defeat in all competitions and...
  • ISL: Materazzi 'too big' to argue with, says sarcastic Mumbai City FC coach 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Admitting that he was indeed "embarrassed" after his heated argument near touchline with Chennaiyin coach Marco Materazzi, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid said that the World Cup-winning Italian defender is "too big to argue with". Materazzi and Reid were involved in a heated exchange of words after referee...
  • ISL: Struggling Delhi Dynamos take on NEUFC in must-win tie 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Faced with a daunting task of qualifying for the semifinals after a series of listless performances, bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos take on NorthEast United FC in their must-win Hero Indian Super League fixture here on Monday. Delhi have won just one match out of nine they have played so far and...
  • Andres Iniesta out of Barcelona's Champions League game at APOEL 11 hours 27 minutes ago

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has failed to recover from a calf strain and will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group F match at APOEL Nicosia. Iniesta, who sustained the injury in last month's La Liga 'Clasico' at Real Madrid, has not been included in the squad for the match in Cyprus along...
  • Real Madrid to play at Melbourne Cricket Ground 12 hours 19 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Real Madrid has been confirmed as one of three European teams to contest the International Champions Cup Australia tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next July. The 100,024-seat stadium will host matches on July 18, 21 and 24 when the International Champions Cup expands to including an Asia-Pacific tournament running...
  • Lionel Messi eyes another record in Champions League 12 hours 23 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi will chase yet another record when the Champions League returns on Tuesday from a three-week break. The Argentine is poised to take sole possession of the competition's all-time scoring record just three days after he rewrote the Spanish league's record books. Messi's brace in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Ajax...
  • Serie A: AC Milan draw 1-1 against city rival Inter 12 hours 29 minutes ago

    Milan: Roberto Mancini's first game back in charge of Inter ended with a 1-1 draw against city rival AC Milan in front of a sellout crowd on Sunday. A stunning Jeremy Menez volley gave Milan the halftime lead but Joel Obi leveled shortly after the hour mark. Both sides also hit...
  • Eriksen scores late winner to give Tottenham 2-1 win over Hull 20 hours 58 minutes ago

    Hull: Christian Eriksen grabbed a last-minute winner for Tottenham as Hull paid the price for Gaston Ramirez's reckless red card, losing 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Former Spurs player Jake Livermore put Hull ahead with an early 25-metre drive but Ramirez left the Tigers a man short for 40...
  • Unsung Antonio Di Natale scores 200th Serie A goal 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Unsung Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale scored his 200th Serie A goal in the 1-1 draw against Chievo on Sunday, becoming only the seventh player to reach the milestone. The irrepressible 37-year-old, who backtracked on his decision to retire at the end of last season, struck with a half-volley from 12...
  • EPL: Crystal Palace fight back to win as Liverpool collapse again 22 hours 8 minutes ago

    Crystal Palace heaped more misery on Liverpool when they came from behind to win 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, six months after effectively ending the northern club's title hopes when they drew 3-3. Palace's home victory, with goals from Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and a superb curling free kick...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC remain at top of table with 3-0 win against Mumbai City FC 23 hours 26 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Chennaiyin FC produced a clinical performance and pumped in goals in the second half to thrash Mumbai City FC 3-0 to consolidate their position at the top of the table in Indian Super League at the DY Patil Stadium on Sunday. After much prodding and probing, Bruno Pelissari gave his...
  • As it happened: Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC, ISL Yesterday

    After three consecutive goal-less draws, Mumbai City FC face a tough task in their search for a win as they take on table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match on Sunday. The Peter Reid-coached home side is going through a poor run of form in the last few...
  • What's next on Lionel Messi's record-breaking list Yesterday

    Following is a selection of targets and achievements that still elude Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra six decades ago. - One glaring absence from...
  • Manchester City ready to revive season following international break Yesterday

    Manchester City manger Manuel Pellegrini was "absolutely confident" his team would begin their revival against Swansea City on Saturday and they duly obliged with a 2-1 victory. City had won just once in six games before the international break and were knocked out of the League Cup, fell eight points behind...
  • Lionel Messi breaks La Liga's all-time scoring record of 253 goals Yesterday

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla, the latest milestone for the four-times World Player of the Year. The previous mark was held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra since 1955, which...
  • ISL 2014: Mumbai target home win over Chennai to break into top four Yesterday

    Mumbai: After three consecutive goal-less draws, Mumbai City FC face a tough task in their search for a win as they take on table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Sunday. The Peter Reid-coached home side is going through a poor run of form in the...
  • Paul Pogba scores twice as Juventus beat Lazio 3-0 in Serie A Yesterday

    Rome: In a show of rapidly developing talent and established strength, Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez led Juventus to a 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday to maintain the Turin power's three-point lead atop Serie A. Pogba, the France international being hailed as one of the world's next great midfielders, scored...
  • Messi's hat-trick breaks scoring record in Spain as Barcelona thrash Sevilla Yesterday

    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to emphatically break the Spanish league's all-time scoring mark in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi, already Barcelona's all-time scorer, surpassed Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955. Messi equaled Zarra's mark in the 21st minute and...
  • Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 to climb into the top four Yesterday

    London: Manchester United benefited from an own goal and then a late strike by Wayne Rooney to beat Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday and climb into the top four in the Premier League. Kieran Gibbs' own goal came in the 56th minute when a pair of United crosses created panic in Arsenal's...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid's 4-0 win at Eibar Yesterday

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the 19th and 20th time in the Spanish league this season after setting up Real Madrid's opening goal in a 4-0 win Saturday at Eibar to stay top of the table. Ronaldo has scored in all 11 league matches he has played in this campaign and...
  • Yaya Toure winner gives Manchester City 2-1 victory over Swansea Yesterday

    Yaya Toure responded to Manuel Pellegrini's rallying call as he fired champions Manchester City to a 2-1 Premier League win over Swansea on Saturday. The City midfielder, below par for much of the season but continually backed by City manager Pellegrini, powered forward to strike the winner just after the hour...
  • Chelsea beat West Brom 2-0 to strengthen their top position Yesterday

    London: Chelsea kept up their title charge in the Premier League by easily beating 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday, with Diego Costa scoring his league-leading 11th goal of the season. Costa downed a cross from Oscar to volley in the opening goal in the 11th minute at Stamford Bridge...
  • Atletico de Kolkata writes on assistant referee's ruled out goal Yesterday

    Kolkata: Peeved at the assistant referee's ruling out a stoppage time goal, Atletico de Kolkata have written to the AIFF with video evidence. "We have submitted the copy of the video footage which leaves no doubt that the ball had crossed the goalline. This has not happened for the first time...