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  • Zico to remain FC Goa coach for next two years 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil great Zico has revealed he has received an offer to remain coach of Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa next year. FC Goa were last week eliminated in the semi-final by eventual champions Atletico de Kolkata. "I spoke with the club and they want me...
  • Liverpool can still be in top four mix, says Brendan Rodgers 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Liverpool can still finish in the Premier League's top four and claim a place in next season's Champions League, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Sunday after a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal. The point, earned by Martin Skrtel's last-gasp header, left Liverpool in 10th place going into the hectic Christmas fixture...
  • Serie A: Inter recover to earn 2-2 draw in Lazio thriller 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    Milan: Lazio squandered a two-goal lead against Inter Milan as they drew 2-2 at the San Siro on Sunday and wasted a golden chance to take sole possession of third spot in Serie A. Felipe Anderson's first-half double put Lazio in control but goals from Mateo Kovacic and Rodrigo Palacio late...
  • James Rodriguez most searched athlete on Google in 2014 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    Madrid: Colombia's football star James Rodriguez was the most searched athlete on Google during 2014. Rodriguez, who had an outstanding Brazil 2014 World Cup and was then signed by Spanish giants Real Madrid in a big money move, was the most searched athlete on Google, said Colombia's local press cited by...
  • Manchester City and Barcelona turn heat up on leaders 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in England have 39 points but Chelsea can regain their...
  • EPL: Liverpool score late for 2-2 draw against Arsenal 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Martin Skrtel powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. In the seventh of nine minutes of injury time, Skrtel leaped high to head a right-wing corner from Adam Lallana into the bottom corner. Despite being...
  • Massimiliano Allegri eyes first title in charge of Juventus 17 hours 35 minutes ago

    Doha: vMassimiliano Allegri has a shot at his first title with Juventus when it faces Napoli in Monday's rearranged Italian Supercup. Allegri, who was fired from AC Milan in January, replaced Antonio Conte in the summer and has enjoyed a positive start at Juventus, which heads into the winter break three...
  • Sampdoria and Genoa miss chance to end the year in third 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    Sampdoria and Genoa missed the chance to end the year in third spot as both teams failed to win in the final round of Serie A fixtures before the winter break. Sampdoria was held to a 2-2 draw at home to Udinese to leave it behind third-place Napoli on goal difference,...
  • ISL: Victorious Atletico de Kolkata return home 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mohammed Rafique scored in the dying stages of the game to give Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • FIFA official says England had best bid for 2018 World Cup 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    London: England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big surprise," Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying in The Sunday Times. The 53-year-old, a former...
  • I may not play in next season of ISL, says David James 22 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: It was so near yet so far for Kerala Blasters FC but their player-manager David James was gracious enough to accept the defeat and said Atletico de Kolkata were the best team to win the inaugural Indian Super League title on Saturday. Though the former England No. 1 was disappointed...
  • ISL will maintain September-December window: AIFF 23 hours 14 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Hero Indian Super League football tournament, the inaugural season of which ended on Saturday with Athletico de Kolkata crowned as champions, will have September 15-December 15 window kept open for the second edition. "We had the September 15-December 15 period as the window for this year's Hero ISL but...
  • Indian Super League gives Indian football a re-launch pad 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Football in India will never be the same again and Indian Super League (ISL) can take all plaudits for this monumental change in the country's sporting culture. The inaugural ISL - a tournament borrowing on cricket's incredibly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) concept - has managed to recapture the...
  • Constantine, Herbert short-listed for India's football coach's job Yesterday

    Mumbai: Two men who possess experience of having coached in India as well as at the international level, Englishman Stephen Constantine and New Zealander Ricki Herbert, have been short-listed to take over from Dutchman Wim Koevermans as the new coach of the national football team. Constatine, 52, who coached India between...
  • Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup Yesterday

    Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans. Real scored in each half to clock up a 22nd successive win in all...
  • EPL: Manchester United, Aston Villa share the spoils at Villa Park Yesterday

    Birmingham: Aston Villa ended Manchester United's six-match winning streak in the Premier League with a fiercely contested 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Saturday. Christian Benteke fired Villa ahead after 18 minutes with a well-placed shot from the edge of the penalty area after he had evaded his marker and turned. United...
  • Rafique's late winner give Atletico de Kolkata the inaugral ISL title Yesterday

    Mohammed Rafique scored in the dying stages of the game to give Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • La Liga: Suarez finally scores, Lionel Messi nets brace in Barca win Yesterday

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez's long wait for a goal in the Spanish league finally ended when he added to Lionel Messi's brace to give Barcelona a 5-0 win over Cordoba on Saturday. After putting Barcelona ahead two minutes in at Camp Nou, Pedro Rodriguez passed in the 53rd for Suarez to net...
  • Sachin, Sourav display camaraderie, enthused at ISL success Yesterday

    Mumbai: Displaying their old camaraderie when they used to clobber bowlers into submission, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Saturday enthused by the success of the inaugural Indian Super League. With the Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC and Ganguly co-owned Atletico de Kolkata slogging it out in the middle...
  • ISL: FC Goa's Robert Pires wants to return to India as coach Yesterday

    New Delhi: Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who was the marquee signing of FC Goa, has expressed his desire to return to the country in the capacity of a coach in the Indian Super League. Posting a picture on Twitter with his Goa teammates, he said: "My Indian team !! Hope to...
  • EPL: David Silva brace gives Manchester City easy win over Palace Yesterday

    Manchester: David Silva came to the rescue of a strikerless Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace that drew them level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Silva eased an increasingly tense atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium when he...
  • ISL has 'non-existent' infrastructure: David James Yesterday

    Mumbai: Former England goalkeeper David James, player-coach for the Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), has criticised the inaugural football tournament for having 'non-existent' infrastructure but said it possesses 'massive potential'. "Four, maybe five sides, were playing on cricket pitches. The coaching is another issue," James said as...
  • Michael Carrick appointed Manchester United vice-captain Yesterday

    London: Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has replaced Darren Fletcher as the club's vice-captain. The 33-year-old Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, takes over as Wayne Rooney's deputy from Fletcher who was handed the role at the start of the season, reports dailymail.co.uk. Scottish mid-fielder Fletcher has struggled for...
  • India will bid for Club World Cup: AIFF president Yesterday

    Mumbai: India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively". Patel on Saturday chaired the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Annual General...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters' fans excited ahead of finale Yesterday

    The DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai will witness history being made as the finalists Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC will be up against each other for an appetizing summit clash. ...
  • Hume can score goals, Kerala Blasters are a good side: Saurav Ganguly 2 days ago

    Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Ian Hume has the abilty to score goals that can make Kerela Blasters a dangerous side in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Joe Hart signs new contract with Manchester City 2 days ago

    London: Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new contract which will keep him with the current Premier League champions until 2019. "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going," Hart told City's official website on Friday, reports Xinhua. Hart, who joined...
  • Neymar recovers from ankle injury 2 days ago

    Madrid: Brazilian striker Neymar has recovered from an ankle injury and is available to face Cordoba in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday night. The club said that Neymar trained normally on Friday, reports Xinhua. Neymar missed the match against Getafe last weekend with the two teams tied 0-0. Neymar has scored 11...
  • EPL: Manchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea 2 days ago

    Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City until Monday, a City victory at the Etihad Stadium against a Palace side who have failed to...