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  • Australia beat South Korea 2-1 to win maiden Asian Cup 19 minutes ago

    Sydney: Substitute James Troisi scored halfway through extra time to give tournament hosts Australia their maiden Asian Cup title with a 2-1 victory over South Korea in a pulsating final on Saturday. South Korea's Son Heung-min scored in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes to send the match into...
  • La Liga: Deportivo edge past Rayo Vallecano 2-1 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    Madrid: A late penalty by Celso Borges gave Deportivo La Coruna a 2-1 win at Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Friday. The match began with a minute's silence for former Rayo and Nigeria goalkeeper Wilfred Agbonavbare, who died of cancer aged 48. Deportivo goalkeeper Fabricio Ramirez made an athletic...
  • Improving Neymar key to Barcelona's pursuit of Real Madrid 9 hours 14 minutes ago

    Neymar took time to settle but is finally shining in Barcelona's devastating attacking trident with Villarreal the next La Liga opponents in their sights on Sunday as the Catalans continue their pursuit of Real Madrid. The pressure of expectation and scandal over the true cost of his transfer fee from Santos...
  • EPL: No love lost as Chelsea, Manchester City set for title showdown 9 hours 17 minutes ago

    It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way. Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday's top-of-the-table Premier League...
  • David Ginola withdraws FIFA presidency bid 18 hours 27 minutes ago

    Former France winger David Ginola has abandoned his bid to stand in the FIFA presidential elections after failing to secure the five FA nominations needed, he said on Friday. The 48-year-old launched his surprise attempt to oust Sepp Blatter as head of world soccer's ruling body under the slogan "Rebooting Football"...
  • Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado set to complete Chelsea move 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella confirmed Friday that Juan Cuadrado is set to complete a move to Chelsea, with Mohamed Salah moving on loan in the opposite direction. Cuadrado is expected to undergo a medical in London on Saturday ahead of signing a permanent deal with the Premier League club. "I'm honest, it...
  • Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino angered by 'unfair' fixture schedule 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    London: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has bemoaned his side's fixture pile-up ahead of the League Cup final against Chelsea next month. Spurs, who beat third tier Sheffield United to reach the final on March 1, have six games to cope with, including a two-legged Europa League tie against Fiorentina, before...
  • Michael Carrick injury deals blow to Manchester United 22 hours 33 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Michael Carrick will miss about four weeks with a muscle injury, depriving the team of a player who has been instrumental in their improved results since November. Van Gaal also said on Friday that Darren Fletcher is at West Ham ahead of a...
  • Manchester City loans winger Scott Sinclair to Aston Villa 23 hours 27 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester City has given Scott Sinclair another chance to revive his career by sending the winger on loan to fellow English Premier League side Aston Villa for the rest of the season. Sinclair joined City from Swansea in the summer of 2012, when he played for Britain in the 2012...
  • Gabriel Paulista ready to make Arsenal debut against Villa: Wenger Yesterday

    London: Arsenal's new signing Gabriel Paulista could make his Premier League debut against Aston Villa but leading goalscorer Alexis Sanchez is not likely to be risked with a hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. The 24-year-old defender joined the Gunners from Spanish side Villarreal earlier this week and Wenger...
  • David Beckham becomes 'taxi driver' for his kids Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Former footballer David Beckham says he has become "a taxi driver" for his four children after retirement. During his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Beckham said he had his hands full driving around sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David and his daughter Harper Seven to school, reports aceshowbiz.com. "To...
  • Paul Pogba may leave Juventus in two years, says agent Yesterday

    Rome: French midfielder Paul Pogba may leave Juventus within the next two years, his agent said on Friday. "If Paul leaves Juventus, it is for the absolute top. If it does not happen this year, it will be next year," Pogba's agent Mino Raiola was quoted saying by bbc.com. Raiola also went...
  • Steven Gerrard could manage Liverpool one day: Daniel Sturridge Yesterday

    London: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is convinced that outgoing captain Steven Gerrard will one day become manager at the Anfield. Sturridge, who looks to make his return from a five-month injury lay-off on Saturday, has not played with Gerrard since the revelation that the long-time Liverpool captain will join Los Angeles...
  • Mattia Destro gets rousing reception on joining Milan from Roma Yesterday

    London: Striker Mattia Destro joined struggling giants AC Milan from AS Roma on Thursday and was greeted by dozens of fans who created chaotic scenes at Milan central station. "It's been a wonderful welcome," the 23-year-old told Milan's website after he was met by chief executive Adriano Galliani and they were...
  • Striker Peter Crouch signs new two-year deal with Stoke City Yesterday

    London: Former England striker Peter Crouch has settled his immediate future by signing a two-year contract extension with Stoke City, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The news ends speculation that Crouch, who has scored 37 goals in 140 appearance for Stoke, would leave when his current deal expires at...
  • Brendan Rodgers excited by Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool return Yesterday

    London: Daniel Sturridge is set to make his Liverpool return on Saturday after five months out and for manager Brendan Rodgers there is hope for what he can bring and lingering disappointment over what might have been. When Sturridge was ruled out with a thigh injury on international duty in early...
  • Embattled Chelsea cancel news conference Yesterday

    London: Chelsea have cancelled their pre-match news conference ahead of Saturday's top-of-the-table crunch game against champions Manchester City, the Premier League leaders said on Thursday. Chelsea have been the focus of attention from the Football Association this week after manager Jose Mourinho was fined 25,000 pounds ($38,000) and pivotal striker Diego...
  • ISL not enough to reignite Indian football, says Mark Seagraves Yesterday

    Mark Seagraves, a former Liverpool and Manchester City player, says the Indian Super League will not skyrocket the country's football dreams as India still lacks a proper coaching infrastructure to develop football at grassroots level. On a cold and windy evening in Delhi, Mark settled around the dining table at his...
  • I-League: Haokip hat-trick powers Pune to a 5-2 win over Shillong Yesterday

    Pune: Thongkhosiem Haokip scored a hat-trick as Pune FC drubbed Shillong Lajong 5-2 in an I-League match in their first home match of the season here on Thursday. Haokip proved to be the star of the day as his side showed no mercy to their opponents in their Round 3 match...
  • Sepp Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees Yesterday

    Geneva: Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win. Blatter published a low-key message on Twitter confirming an expected bid to extend his scandal-scarred, 17-year leadership of football's wealthy governing body by four more years. "Today is a...
  • Diego Simeone proud of Atletico Madrid's rebellious streak 2 days ago

    London: Atletico Madrid went too far in a bid to unsettle Barcelona in their King's Cup defeat on Wednesday but coach Diego Simeone was proud of his team's rebellious streak. Simeone's side ended with nine players and could have had others sent off as they adopted an overly physical approach in...
  • Sepp Blatter confirms he has submitted re-election bid 2 days ago

    Zurich: FIFA President Sepp Blatter confirmed that he had submitted his bid to run for re-election on Thursday, the deadline day for nominations to be handed in. "Today is a key date in the electoral calendar. I've made my submission, now the electoral committee follow a process," the 78-year-old said on...
  • FA charges Chelsea's Costa over stamp in Liverpool semifinal 2 days ago

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa is facing a three-match ban after being charged on Wednesday by the English Football Association with violent conduct for stamping on an opponent during the League Cup semifinal win over Liverpool. The Spain international stamped on Emre Can's right ankle early in the game, but it...
  • Juventus get late winner to beat Parma 1-0 in Italian Cup 2 days ago

    Parma: Serie A leader Juventus needed an 89th-minute goal from substitute Alvaro Morata for a 1-0 win at last-place Parma on Wednesday to advance to the Italian Cup semifinals. Fellow Spaniard Fernando Llorente set up Morata at the edge of the area and the former Real Madrid forward dribbled past a...
  • Tottenham Hotspur set up League Cup final against Chelsea 2 days ago

    Sheffield: Christian Eriksen added a late goal to his sublime early free kick to help Tottenham scrape a 2-2 draw with third-tier Sheffield United on Wednesday and secure a place in the League Cup final against Chelsea. Tottenham advanced 3-2 on aggregate and will play in their first cup final in...
  • Manchester City facing the blues? 2 days ago

    Defending Champions, best team in the league last season, yet they have failed considerably this year. Now facing a daunting task to recover their season, is it all over this year for the blue half of Manchester? Such are the expectations from this City team full of stars, anything other than...
  • Copa Del Rey: Neymar double sends Barca into semi-finals 2 days ago

    Neymar struck twice as Barcelona came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over nine-man Atletico Madrid and reach the King's Cup semi-finals 4-2 on aggregate on Wednesday. Fernando Torres put Atletico ahead inside the first minute with a precise strike from the edge of the area but Barca have clicked...
  • Arsenal strengthen defensive options by signing Gabriel 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal have strengthened their depleted defensive options by signing Brazilian defender Gabriel from Villarreal, with Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell joining the Spanish club on loan as part of the deal. Financial terms weren't disclosed but Arsenal are reportedly paying 15 million pounds ($22.75 million) for Gabriel, who has been...
  • Abinash Ruidas scores in EB''s 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Abinash Ruidas sneaked in a second-half goal to hand East Bengal a creditable 1-0 win against defending champions Bengaluru FC in the Hero I-League football tournament, here today. The Federation Cup champions dominated the proceedings but they had to pay the price for their profligacy as Ruidas' 53rd minute goal...
  • Pune FC takes on Shillong Lajong in I-League 2 days ago

    Pune: Pune FC will be motivated to build on recent dominant form when they face Shillong Lajong FC in their first home game of the new I-League season at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here Thursday. Going into Round 3, Pune FC will be confident after a dominant 3-1 win over...