Football Club

  • Cricket is our first love, but that doesn't mean we should not give kabaddi or football a platform: Ranbir Kapoor September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who has stakes in the Mumbai City Football Club (FC) franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, believes Bollywood celebrities' involvement in sports in the country is beneficial in many ways. Apart from Ranbir, the ISL has star team co-owners such as John Abraham...
  • 'Sachin Tendulkar's interest in football is praiseworthy' August 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India international footballer IM Vijayan is flattered by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's knowledge of soccer and the little master's keenness to learn the finer points of the game. Vijayan on Tuesday said he had talks with Tendulkar after the Mumbaikar became the co-owner of the Kochi-based Indian Super League...
  • African Cup winner Isaac Chansa in Indian Super League August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Zambian International & African Cup of Nations 2012 winner, Isaac Chansa has been signed by Lajong FC and will also be plying his trade for NorthEast United Football Club in the Indian Super League, due to start on October 12. The club has also confirmed signing of Cornell Glen,...
  • Kochi's ISL franchise named as Kerala Blaster Football club May 27, 2014

    The Kochi team, co-owned by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament has been named as "Kerala Blaster Football club". Tendulkar will also be the goodwill ambassador of the National Games that will take place in Kerala early next year. On the occasion, Tendulkar...
  • Daddy, Liverpool's winning! Come home and watch the game: Heartbreaking tweet from daughter of Chief Steward of Malaysian plane March 21, 2014

    An emotional and heartbreaking tweet from the daughter of the Chief Steward of the missing Malaysia airliner MH370 moved the Liverpool Football Club so much that it retweeted it to its 2.45 million followers with a personal message and a prayer for the girl. The official account, @LFC, tweeted "This...
  • Birmingham City owner found guilty of money-laundering in Hong Kong March 3, 2014

    Hong Kong:Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung was found guilty by a Hong Kong court on Monday of five counts of money-laundering, in a high-profile trial that has cast a spotlight on how the barber -turned-businessman made his fortune. Yeung, 54, had denied five charges of money-laundering between January 2001...
  • Bayern Munich, Mineiro get direct entry to Club World Cup semis December 12, 2013

    Agadir, Morocco: South American champions Atletico Mineiro from Brazil and European champions Bayern Munich have directly been slotted in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, which kicked off here on Wednesday. In the opening play-off match on Wednesday, hosts Raja Casablanca beat Oceania champions Auckland City 2-1, reports Xinhua. Quarter-finals: Casablanca...
  • Champions Churchill Brothers resume I-League title defence September 20, 2013

    Panaji: Curtains go up on the seventh edition of the I-League with defending champions Churchill Brothers taking on Goan rivals Salgaocar Football Club at the Duler Stadium on Saturday. It is expected to be a fiery clash as Salgaocar are counted among the contenders to steal the crown away from...
  • European football clubs spend $2.3 billion on player transfers September 3, 2013

    London: The world's richest football league is getting even richer, although the wealth of English clubs is also benefiting teams overseas. In less than three months during the European transfer window, more than $2.3 billion was spent by clubs in the continent's top five leagues - with a third of that...
  • Salgaocar coach Pereira elated at AIFF honour August 2, 2013

    Panaji: Salgaocar Football Club coach Derrick Pereira is elated at being adjudged the best coach for 2012-13 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). "It feels nice that my hard work has been appreciated by AIFF. I thank all those who supported me at Pune FC (his earlier I-League club) -...
  • Sunil Chhetri keen to leverage on Ashley Westwood's experience July 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Indian football skipper Sunil Chhetri, who has signed for newly unveiled Bengaluru Football Club (BFC), is betting on the club's English manager Ashley Westwood's leadership qualities for making an impact in the I-league season. "BFC is not a fancied team but we could make an impact if we put to...
  • Pune FC extend Arata contract to 2015 July 4, 2013

    Pune: Pune Football Club and midfielder Arata Izumi have agreed upon extending their association for another year. As a result the Japanese-born Indian national will stay with I-League runners-up Pune FC until the end of the 2014-15 season. Pune FC Head Operation, Chirag Tanna said: "We are glad to have...
  • Fenerbahce kicked out of Champions League over fixing June 26, 2013

    Switzerland: Fenerbahce were expelled from the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and Besiktas were banned from the Europa League after the Turkish clubs were punished by UEFA on Tuesday over separate charges of match-fixing. Fenerbahce were banned from the next three UEFA club competitions for which they...
  • Pune Football Club to establish academy March 8, 2013

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  • Mohun Bagan will exert political influence to get out of this mess: Sougata Mukhopadhyay December 12, 2012

    The country's oldest football club, with a 123-years-old history, faces the risk of being banned. Whose fault is it? The players? The unruly supporters? The club officials? Or is it the football administration? What lessons can other big sporting clubs in the country draw from this experience? CNN-IBN's senior editor...
  • USFC set to challenge East Bengal in I-League October 10, 2012

    Gangtok: East Bengal are looking forward to continue their unbeaten run when the Kolkata giants meet I-League greenhorns United Sikkim Football Club at the Paljor Stadium on Thursday. "We are unbeaten in the past 22 matches with 18 wins and four draws. We want to sustain the form by winning...
  • Chelsea train young Indian footballers June 1, 2012

    The coaching staff of the Champions League winners is in New Delhi to train young Indian footballers and coaches. ...
  • D&G styling for Frank Lampard, John Terry July 31, 2010

    London: High-end Italian fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana have designed a range of suits for English football club Chelsea. The designers have signed a three year deal with the club, courtesy which players such as John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole will be dressed in exclusive three-piece suits created by...
  • Messi signs 2-year contract extension with Barcelona September 18, 2009

    Madrid: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has signed a two-year contract extension with the European champions until 2016, the club said on Friday. The Argentina international's improved deal includes a buyout clause worth 250 million euros ($368 million), the club said on their website (www.fcbarcelona.cat). Barca president Joan Laporta said this week the...
  • Man City has money to spend, signs up Adebayor July 19, 2009

    London: Manchester City continued their spending spree with the signing of Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor for an undisclosed fee on Saturday. The 25-year-old Togo international, who has penned a five-year contract, joins an impressive City forward line. The big-spending Premier League club already boasts Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz, also signed...
  • Ganguly to show his footballing skills in I-League July 16, 2008

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to show his footballing skills for Chirag Computers-promoted Chirag United Football Club in the Kolkata I-League in September. And the newly promoted club is pretty excited about Ganguly joining them on the Kolkata Maidans. “This will also increase our fan following. It will...
  • Steel tycoon falls for soccer, buys English club December 22, 2007

    London: Lakshmi N Mittal, the richest man in Britain, has bought a 20 per cent stakeholding in a lowly ranked London football club to make it - in theory - the world's richest club. Fans of Queen's Park Rangers, based in the West London neighbourhood of Shepherd's Bush, were celebrating after...
  • Sao Paulo to set foot, play Super Soccer June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Football Association is keen to revive the lost glory of the Super Soccer League after 10 years of its inception, and as a first step have roped in top Brazilian club Sao Paulo to play in the tournament starting from January 27. "The Sao Paulo visiting India...