Footbal

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Real Madrid thrash Elche 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck four times as Real Madrid maintained their remarkable resurgence with a 5-1 victory over Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening. The Portugal international was actually responsible for the visitors taking a shock lead, giving away a penalty after 15 minutes which was converted by Edu Albacar. However,...
  • Del Piero excited to play in Indian Super League 7 hours 49 minutes ago

    Alessandro Del Piero in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN tells that he is very happy to play for Delhi Dynamnos in Indian Super League and is looking forward for new challenge. ...
  • Owning an ISL team is not a decision taken in haste: Kohli 8 hours 34 minutes ago

    Mumbai: At 25, Virat Kohli co-owns an ISL football team and the young Indian batsman says his passion for the sport along with future planning influenced his decision to invest in FC Goa. Former cricket stars Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar along with Bollywood personalities such as John Abraham and Abhishek...
  • Liverpool granted planning permission for Anfield expansion 8 hours 52 minutes ago

    London: Eighteen-times English champions Liverpool have been granted planning permission for phase one of the expansion of their Anfield stadium, Liverpool city council announced on Tuesday. Phase one of the project will see the Main Stand expanded with a further 8,500 seats, taking the capacity of Liverpool's iconic stadium to 54,000. A...
  • Banned Suarez set to play Barca B friendly with Indonesia 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    Barcelona marquee signing Luis Suarez is set to play a friendly for the club's B team against Indonesia on Wednesday to maintain his fitness until his ban ends in October, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday. The Catalan club splashed out 81 million euros ($105 million) on the controversial Uruguayan knowing...
  • Neymar's leg injury not serious, back to training 10 hours 37 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Neymar has trained with Barcelona two days after hurting his left ankle during a 5-0 rout at Levante in the Spanish league. Neymar carried out an individual workout on Monday, and was back with his teammates on Tuesday. The Brazil striker was substituted after scoring during Sunday's match at Levante, after...
  • FIFA to adopt three-minute break for concussion 11 hours 14 minutes ago

    FIFA wants to improve football's concussion protocol by stopping matches for three minutes while team doctors assess players with head injuries. After high-profile incidents of injured players staying on the field at the World Cup, FIFA said Tuesday its executive committee will confirm a proposal that gives referees new powers to...
  • Roma midfielder De Rossi out for a month 11 hours 14 minutes ago

    Rome: Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi will likely be out for a month due to a first-degree tear of his left calf muscle. Medical tests on Tuesday revealed the extent of the problem after De Rossi was injured late in a 2-0 win over Cagliari at the weekend. De Rossi...
  • NorthEast United land in Goa for pre-season tour 12 hours 37 minutes ago

    Panaji: Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee NorthEast United FC arrived in Goa on Tuesday for a pre-season training tour which includes three friendlies before the beginning of the inaugural ISL Oct 12. The squad has former Spanish international Joan Capdevila in its ranks as the marquee player. "The Goa tour will bring...
  • ISL: NorthEast United land in Goa for pre-season tour 12 hours 45 minutes ago

    Panaji: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC arrived in Goa on Tuesday for a pre-season training tour which includes three friendlies before the beginning of the inaugural ISL on Oct 12. The squad has former Spanish international Joan Capdevila in its ranks as the marquee player. "The Goa tour will...
  • Manchester United need massive investment on new players, says Neville 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville. United's defenders have been savaged in the media after squandering a 3-1 lead...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC unveil its official logo in Materazzi's presence 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    Materazzi, who was infamously headbutted by France's Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup, said he would be manager first and may think of playing when required only. ...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid need improvement before Almeria trip 19 hours 41 minutes ago

    When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King's Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the "mattress makers". Those hopes were quickly dashed and Atletico were relegated to the second division in 2000 before returning to...
  • Serie A favourites Juventus and Roma already in control 20 hours 5 minutes ago

    Rome: Serie A is only three rounds old and title favorites Juventus and Roma already stand alone atop the table. Neither of the leaders have conceded a goal and both have also won their opening matches in the Champions League. Roma, who have scored one more goal than Juventus, visit Parma...
  • West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate out for six weeks 22 hours 6 minutes ago

    West Ham United could be without midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate for up to six weeks after he suffered an injury in the Premier League win against Liverpool at the weekend, the London club's coowner David Gold said on Monday. The powerful 24yearold Senegal international was injured towards the end of his side's...
  • La Liga: Valencia up to second thanks to 30 win at Getafe 22 hours 41 minutes ago

    Madrid: Valencia continued their solid start to La Liga and climbed to second when recent Spain recruit Paco Alcacer set them on their way to a 30 win at Getafe on Monday. Forward Alcacer, who scored on his competitive Spain debut in this month's 51 Euro 2016 qualification victory against Macedonia,...
  • Football can be big in India through ISL: Marco Materazzi Yesterday

    Chennai: Set to start his stint as managercumplayer of Chennaiyin FC, Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi on Monday promised to do his best to raise the profile of the game in the country through the Indian Super League which kicks off next month. Materazzi, a marquee playercummanager, said he would...
  • Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy out for 3 months Yesterday

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months with an ankle injury. The France right back injured his left ankle this month in a Premier League match against Manchester City. Wenger says Debuchy's surgery "went well," and adds that offseason signing Calum Chambers should...
  • Real Madrid's defence needs to improve, says Carlo Ancelotti Yesterday

    Madrid: Performances have improved but it is too early to conclude Real Madrid have put their earlyseason stutter behind them, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Real lost two La Liga matches in a row, at Real Sociedad and at home to Atletico Madrid, before bouncing back with a 51 win...
  • Neymar, Rakitic in doubt for Barcelona trip to Malaga Yesterday

    Barcelona pair Neymar and Ivan Rakitic have picked up minor injuries that could sideline them for Wednesday's La Liga game at Malaga, the league leaders said on Monday. Brazil forward Neymar hurt an ankle and had to be substituted early in the second half of Sunday's 50 win at Levante, while...
  • ISL: Presence of foreign players will raise standards, says Ganguly Yesterday

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper and coowner of ISL team Athletico De Kolkata Sourav Ganguly on Monday said the presence of eminent foreign players in the squad would help the local boys to raise their playing standards and of the game too. "We picked a lot of citybred players. Also foreign players...
  • Indian men bow out of Asian Games football Yesterday

    Incheon: India U23 men's campaign in Asian Games football ended on Monday as they went down 02 to a superior Jordan side in the final Group G encounter at the Munhak Stadium. India earlier lost their opening encounter to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 05. Jordan, who fielded their U21 side...
  • Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Zwanziger Yesterday

    The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday. "I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild...
  • Manchester United tweet by Mario Balotelli triggers racist abuse Yesterday

    Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United FC's shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media. Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's...
  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders Yesterday

    Every four years, the world comes together to be enthralled and excited by the magic of the Football World Cup, the most watched and celebrated sporting event in the world. And while the splendour and romance of the World Cup dictates that it shall always remain the premier and definitive...
  • Emotional Frank Lampard lost for words after scoring against Chelsea Yesterday

    Manchester: An emotional Frank Lampard admitted he felt like a man trapped between two worlds after scoring Manchester City's equaliser against former club Chelsea in Sunday's 11 Premier League draw. The 36yearold midfielder, who left Chelsea at the end of last season, came on as a secondhalf substitute at the Etihad...
  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini criticises Chelsea's small team mentality Yesterday

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini criticised Chelsea's "small team" mentality and said they played like Stoke City during their tense 11 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Much like last season's masterful 10 win at the same venue, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play three midfielders to negate City's...
  • Palermo hold Inter Milan to 11 draw in Serie A Yesterday

    Rome: Mateo Kovacic bailed Nemanja Vidic out of jail as Inter came from behind to draw 11 at Palermo on Sunday. A defensive error from Nemanja Vidic gifted Paulo Dybala a goal for Palermo just three minutes in and Mateo Kovacic equalised for Inter in the 42nd from the edge of...
  • Goals galore as Barcelona blank Levante 50 Yesterday

    Lionel Messi shrugged off a missed penalty and another injury to Neymar by scoring one goal and setting up two more to lead Barcelona to a 50 rout at 10man Levante on Sunday as they stayed top of the Spanish league. Messi set up Neymar for the 34thminute opener before flubbing...