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  • France recover from Brazil defeat with 2-0 Denmark win in friendly match 26 minutes ago

    Saint-Etienne: France recovered from last week's defeat by Brazil when Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud earned a second-string side a 2-0 home friendly win over Denmark in St Etienne on Sunday. Lacazette, who was booed by the crowd before kickoff because he plays for St Etienne's bitter rivals Olympique Lyonnais, was...
  • Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run 13 hours 43 minutes ago

    Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino's goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a...
  • Manchester United's Chris Smalling hails Louis van Gaal impact 15 hours 27 minutes ago

    London: Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham in 2010 but the 25-year-old has flourished under Van Gaal...
  • Gandalf, Iron Man, Superman and many more; this is a soccer match worth watching 19 hours 49 minutes ago

    Imagine, if there was a football match between DC and Marvel superheroes. Now lets crank it up a notch and add Gandalf the Grey (Lord of The Rings), Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Neo (The Matrix), a Jedi Knight (Star Wars) and Shaolin monks. It would be unbelievably epic. Also imagine...
  • Guus Hiddink insists Netherlands will qualify despite setback 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    Veteran Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink insisted his side would qualify for next year's European Championship as questions over his tenure re-emerged in the wake of a last-gasp 1-1 home draw with Turkey on Saturday. Hiddink's team needed a goal from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar two minutes into stoppage time to snatch a dramatic...
  • Wayne Rooney needs honours to be ranked with Bobby Charlton: Roy Hodgson 22 hours 16 minutes ago

    Wayne Rooney might break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old England scoring record of 49 goals this season but he must be successful at a major championship to be regarded as one of the country's greats said coach Roy Hodgson. Rooney, who will be 30 in October, has scored 47 goals in 102 appearances...
  • Xavi close to deal with Al Sadd, says Qatari club 22 hours 25 minutes ago

    Madrid: Barcelona midfielder and former Spain international Xavi is close to agreeing a deal to join Al Sadd, the Qatari side said on Saturday. The 35-year-old has played for Barca a record 751 times since he graduated from the academy to the first team in 1998 but has had limited playing...
  • Argentina, without Lionel Messi, beat El Salvador 2-0 in friendly Yesterday

    Washington: Ever Banega scored on a deflected shot, Federico Mancuello added a late goal and Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in a friendly match on Saturday. Argentina were lackluster without their star Lionel Messi, who stayed on the bench with a bruise on his right foot. The Barcelona star took a...
  • Netherlands, Italy need late equalisers in 2016 Euro qualifiers Yesterday

    The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalizers to rescue draws in European Championship qualifying on Saturday. And a pair of goals plus an assist by Gareth Bale put Wales atop its group. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored in injury time as the Netherlands drew with Turkey 1-1 in Amsterdam, and Eder scored the...
  • Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga Yesterday

    Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele's long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962...
  • I-League: Injury-hit Salgaocar to face Bengaluru FC Yesterday

    Margao: Injury-hit Salgaocar SC will have a tough time when they face defending champions Bengaluru FC in their penultimate round of the first leg of the Hero I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar, who lacked finishing, were expecting that their injured players like Darryl Duffy and Saran Singh would be fit during the...
  • Depleted England lose Danny Welbeck for Italy game Yesterday

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson will be without in-form striker Danny Welbeck and three other players for Tuesday's friendly against Italy in Turin due to injuries. Arsenal striker Welbeck limped off during England's 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday with a knee problem after scoring his sixth goal...
  • Italy coach Antonio Conte gets death threats after Marchisio injury Yesterday

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has received death threats from angry Juventus fans who blame his training methods for the injury that will probably rule midfielder Claudio Marchisio out for the rest of the season. Marchisio suffered ruptured knee ligaments during the warm-up for Friday's Italy's training session ahead of the Euro...
  • Mohun Bagan extend I-league supremacy with 1-0 win over East Bengal Yesterday

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan defeated traditional rivals East Bengal 1-0 in an I-league football match at the Salt Lake stadium here on Sunday. Indian striker Balwant Singh scored the goal for the winning side. The win extended Mohun Bagan's undefeated streak in the competition to nine matches and consolidated their supremacy atop the...
  • Barcelona defender Jordi Alba out for 10 days with injury Yesterday

    Madrid: Barcelona say defender Jordi Alba has a right leg muscle injury and will be sidelined for around 10 days. Tests on Saturday morning "confirmed a Grade 1 injury to the abductor muscle in his right leg," the club says in a statement. Alba asked to be substituted in the 77th minute...
  • Pune FC take on Royal Wahingdoh in I-League Yesterday

    Shillong: Pune FC will look to maintain their 100 percent record against Royal Wahingdoh when they face the north-east side in an I-League Round 13 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. Playing their second away game in a row, third-placed Pune FC (16 points) will also be eager...
  • Euro qualifiers: Harry Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania Yesterday

    London: Harry Kane scored 80 seconds into his England debut on Friday, providing another astonishing moment in his breakthrough season in a 4-0 victory over Lithuania in European Championship qualifying. The 21-year-old Kane replaced captain Wayne Rooney amid roars by expectant fans inside Wembley Stadium, and he delivered instantly by heading...
  • Alvaro Morata hailed as 'the future of Spain' Yesterday

    Alvaro Morata was designated "the future of the national team" after the Juventus forward fired holders Spain to a 1-0 win against Ukraine in Euro 2016 qualifying in Seville on Friday. There was a strong element of luck about Morata's 28th minute strike, the ball looping up off a defender and...
  • Hull City fined for failing to control players 2 days ago

    London: Hull City have been fined 30,000 pounds ($44,700) for failing to control their players during a 1-1 draw against Leicester City this month, the English FA said on Friday. The fine relates to an incident in the 68th minute when Hull players surrounded referee Jonathan Moss after defender Alex Bruce...
  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes agrees contract extension 2 days ago

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018 and predicted a bright future for the club after confounding the gloomy predictions that were made when he took over two years ago. Hughes joined Stoke in May 2013, replacing fellow Welshman Tony Pulis who had turned the club...
  • I-League: Dempo FC draw against Bharat FC 2 days ago

    Margao: Dempo FC and Bharat FC played out a goalless draw to split points in a I-League match played at Nehru Stadium on Friday. With today's draw, Dempo have nine points from 10 matches while Bharat FC have 10 points from nine matches. Dempo FC looked the better of the two...
  • Serbia can stop Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, says Branislav Ivanovic 2 days ago

    Belgrade: Portugal have one of the world's top players in Cristiano Ronaldo but Serbia are good enough to contain him in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon on Sunday, the Balkan nation's captain Branislav Ivanovic said. Portugal are second in Group I with six points from three matches, one less than...
  • Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear 2 days ago

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing another spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed he had suffered a muscle tear in his hip. Sturridge, who has already missed five months of the season through injury, was sent home from international duty earlier this week ahead of Friday's Euro...
  • I-League: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan take on struggling East Bengal in Kolkata derby 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan will be bolstered by the return of ace forward Sony Norde when they take on a struggling East Bengal in a high voltage I-League derby at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here tomorrow. Having served a one-match suspension, the Haitian striker will be back to assist Katsumi...
  • Xavi agent declines comment on Al Sadd deal reports 2 days ago

    Madrid: Xavi's agent has declined to comment on reports that the Barcelona midfielder is set to leave the La Liga leaders at the end of the season and sign a lucrative contract with Qatari side Al Sadd. Xavi, 35, has played for Barca a record 751 times since he graduated from...
  • Neymar, Willian shine as Brazil beat France 3-1 3 days ago

    Paris: Striker Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France 3-1 on Thursday in another step in rebuilding their credibility. It was France's first defeat since last year's World Cup, where they lost to Germany in the quarter-finals. Brazil remain unbeaten since hosting...
  • Harry Kane a talisman for young English players, Roy Hodgson 3 days ago

    England manager Roy Hodgson has called on more Premier League clubs to give homegrown players the chance to shine, holding up Harry Kane as an example of what they might discover. Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane has been a revelation since forging ahead of experienced Spaniard Roberto Soldado and Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor...
  • Chelsea captain John Terry signs for another season 3 days ago

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry has extended his contract for another season. The 34-year-old defender has been one of the team's key players as Chelsea have established a six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says "this new contract is not to say, 'Thank you very...
  • Dempo play Bharat FC tomorrow, look to bounce back in I-League 3 days ago

    Margao: Injury-ravaged Dempo FC would look to bounce back after defeats when they face new entrant Bharat FC in the Hero I-League at Nehru Stadium here tomorrow. After their impressive performance in the Federation Cup, Dempo FC are struggling in the on going I-League as they have collected just two points...
  • Germany will improve against Georgia, promises coach Loew 3 days ago

    Germany will be more focused when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday. Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen key players, including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels...