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  • Manchester United bandwagon gathering pace under Louis van Gaal 4 hours 39 minutes ago

    While Chelsea and Manchester City slug it out at the top of the Premier League, Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford revolution gathers ever more momentum in the red half of Manchester. The Dutchman endured a tricky start to his reign but seven wins in eight league games have put United hot...
  • Cypriot Stephen Constantine to take charge as India football team's coach 11 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cypriot Stephen Constantine will return as Indian football team's chief coach for the second time as his name has been cleared by the All India Football Federation's Technical Committee. Constantine's appointment is expected to be officially announced next week by the AIFF and the English-Cypriot will begin his new...
  • Sunil Chhetri named 2014 AIFF Player of the Year 11 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri was Saturday declared 'AIFF Player of the Year' for the third time in four years while Bala Devi has been declared the 'Woman Player of the Year'. Sandesh Jhingan, who played for Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), was declared the...
  • Indian football team drops to worst-ever FIFA ranking of 171 13 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a year when the cash-rich ISL created waves and brought Indian football to the notice of the world, its national team slumped to its worst-ever FIFA rankings dropping to 171st in the 209-nation chart. The world's second most populous country now lies below little-known nations Montserrat in the...
  • Liverpool not keen on letting Mario Balotelli go 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will not let go of Italian striker Mario Balotelli in the January transfer window. "It is not something I have even thought about. We have had a lot of games this season in a lot of competitions," Rodgers was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk. "At...
  • EPL: Crystal Palace fire manager Neil Warnock 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    London: Crystal Palace fired Neil Warnock after only four months in charge on Saturday, becoming the first English Premier League manager to lose his job this season. The 66-year-old Warnock's second spell in charge of Palace ended with the London club in the relegation zone after just one win in 12...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid, says agent 17 hours 11 minutes ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has ruled out a Manchester United return, claiming the Portuguese winger will retire at Real Madrid. And Mendes, on Friday, even went so far as to claim that Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time, and his club should retire the famous number 7...
  • Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014 17 hours 27 minutes ago

    Madrid: Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of Europe's elite club...
  • John Terry's all gold for Chelsea and Mourinho 17 hours 53 minutes ago

    London: Former England captain John Terry is performing as well in central defence as he was a decade ago, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Terry scored for the second time in five days when his first-half goal, the 61st of his club career, paved the way for Premier League leaders...
  • Olivier Giroud deserved a red card, says Arsene Wenger 17 hours 59 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the QPR in an English Premier League encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1. "It was a deserved red card," Wenger was quoted as saying Friday...
  • Indian Super League 2014: Super XI from the inaugural edition Yesterday

    So it's Athletico de Kolkata who got their hands on the Indian Super League trophy at the end of a breathtaking and amazing two-and-a-half months of football in India. But who made the cut for the team of the tournament? Goalkeeper: Subrata Paul The battle for the best man in gloves is...
  • Louis van Gaal rewarded for Christmas offering at Manchester United Yesterday

    Louis van Gaal's carrot and stick approach worked wonders on Friday as his rapidly-improving Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-1 to cement third spot in the Premier League. A double from Wayne Rooney before halftime and another goal by Robin van Persie after the break earned a comfortable three points and...
  • Angel Di Maria may miss Manchester United's trip to Spurs Yesterday

    Manchester United will await tests on winger Angel Di Maria to see if he has a chance of facing Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after the Argentine suffered a pelvic injury in training. Record signing Di Maria was injured on Wednesday and ruled out of Friday's 3-1 home victory over Newcastle United...
  • EPL: Alexis Sanchez inspires Arsenal to 2-1 win over QPR Yesterday

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored one goal and set up another to make up for a moment of madness from team-mate Olivier Giroud and help Arsenal beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in the Premier League on Friday. Sanchez had a penalty saved in the ninth minute at the Emirates Stadium but responded...
  • Strong start gives Manchester City 3-1 win at West Brom Yesterday

    West Bromwich: Manchester City kept the pressure on Premier League leader Chelsea by easing to a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in snowy conditions on Friday, scoring all of its goals in the first 34 minutes. Fernando gave City the lead in the eighth minute by pouncing on a goalkeeper...
  • Liverpool beat Burnley 1-0 in Premier League Yesterday

    Raheem Sterling's second-half strike gave Liverpool their first league victory in four matches, beating Burnley 1-0 Friday despite turning in a poor performance at Turf Moor. Last year Liverpool were top of the Premier League on Christmas Day having scored twice as many goals as this season after 17 matches. Liverpool...
  • Rooney nets twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 in Premier League Yesterday

    Wayne Rooney scored twice in the first half as resurgent Manchester United easily beat Newcastle 3-1 Friday to strengthen their grip on third place in the Premier League. Rooney was set up well by his team-mates for both goals as Radamel Falcao met a long cross into the area in the...
  • Terry, Costa score as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0, stay top in EPL Yesterday

    London: John Terry scored for the second straight game and Diego Costa grabbed his 13th goal of the season as Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0 to stay top of the Premier League on Friday. West Ham arrived at Stamford Bridge in fourth place and one of the surprises of the season,...
  • Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League Yesterday

    Mumbai: Former India football captain Climax Lawrence and striker Mohammed Rafi have been retained by their I-League club Mumbai FC for the upcoming edition of the championship, starting January 17. Both players were a part of the victorious Atletico de Kolkata squad in the recently concluded Indian Super League. Lawrence, who retired...
  • Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title Yesterday

    London: Manager Manuel Pellegrini has set Manchester City a target of 87 points to retain their English Premier League (EPL) crown. The defending champions trail Chelsea by three points going into the trip to West Bromwich but are on course to meet Pellegrini's mark as they approach the halfway point of...
  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms 2 days ago

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • Manchester United must maintain momentum, says David de Gea 2 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper David de Gea believes the busy holiday fixture list offers the perfect opportunity for Manchester United to put some pressure on the Premier League's top two clubs. United are third as they prepare to host Newcastle United on Friday, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea and seven behind champions Manchester...
  • Fernando Torres poised to re-join Atletico Madrid 2 days ago

    London: Fernando Torres is poised to re-join boyhood club Atletico Madrid after they outlined a deal with AC Milan that should see Alessio Cerci go in the opposite direction. Torres is on a two-year loan from Chelsea but has failed to impress and Atletico are convinced they can rekindle the player...
  • QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures 2 days ago

    After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career. Instead, the former Manchester United and England defender is hoping to be as busy as possible during the packed festive...
  • Sunderland defender Anthony Reveillere out for a month 2 days ago

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Sunderland will be without Anthony Reveillere for at least one month as the former France international defender has sustained a calf injury. The 35-year-old fullback injured his calf during the warm-up session before Sunderland's 1-0 victory over Newcastle last Sunday, reports Xinhua. Sunderland are currently ranked...
  • Chelsea aim to deny rivals Manchester City any festive cheer 3 days ago

    The omens are good for a Chelsea side heading into Christmas top of the Premier League tree but manager Jose Mourinho does not want to give title rivals Manchester City any reason to cheer over the festive season. Having beaten Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium on Monday, the London...
  • India's football dreams get a boost, Brazil's shattered at home - football in 2014 3 days ago

    Passionate little Brazilian boys cried their last during the semi-final of the 2014 Football World Cup, while little Baichungs in India witnessed the dawn of a brand new footballing era in their nation. For a 10-year-old, his emotions are threatened by the virtue of his birth, by the wavering national...
  • Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers 3 days ago

    Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool's squad for the festive programme but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy's striker's credentials on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Balotelli has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since his 16 million pounds ($24.88 million) move from AC Milan in...
  • Liverpool may strengthen squad in January: Brendon Rodgers 3 days ago

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had said that the English football club may sign players in the January transfer window but refused to divulge the identity of potential targets. The club is reportedly, interested in former striker Fernando Torres and goalkeeper Peter Cech, both Chelsea players. While Torres is currently plying...