Football

  • Alejandro Sabella quits as Argentina coach: reports 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit as national team coach, Argentine media reported on Tuesday. The reports said the 59-year-old Sabella, whose side lost the Maracana final to Germany 1-0 after extra time, had told Argentine FA president Julio Grondona that...
  • Excited Didier Drogba aims to end Chelsea's five-year title wait 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    An excited Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea to try to help the former European champions end a five-year wait to land the Premier League title, he said on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast striker signed a 12-month deal last week to return to Stamford Bridge after having left the club...
  • EPL: Belgium striker Origi signs for Liverpool 4 hours 1 minutes ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool say they have signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille and will loan him back to the French club for the whole of next season. The 19-year-old forward, who impressed during Belgium's run to the quarterfinals of the World Cup, completed his transfer in the United States - where...
  • Luke Shaw made to train alone as not fit enough for Van Gaal 10 hours 23 minutes ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has ordered full back Luke Shaw to train alone, saying the 19-year-old is "not very fit" and unable to meet the Dutchman's expectations. Shaw joined United from fellow Premier League side Southampton after returning from England's dismal World Cup campaign in a deal reported to...
  • Juventus to visit Chievo in Serie A opening round 17 hours 28 minutes ago

    Milan: Serie A champion Juventus will kick off their bid for a fourth straight title at Chievo Verona, while last season's runner-up Roma hosts Fiorentina on the opening day. The 2014-15 fixtures were announced on Monday and see new Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri return to San Siro to face former...
  • New Old Trafford manager meant I was out, says Ferdinand 17 hours 48 minutes ago

    London: A change of manager at Manchester United from Ryan Giggs to Louis van Gaal led to the club telling Rio Ferdinand they did not want him anymore, the 35-year-old defender said on Monday. The centre back has signed a one-year contract at promoted Premier League side Queens Park Rangers having...
  • Calum Chambers is our kind of player, says Arsene Wenger Yesterday

    Nineteen-year-old Calum Chambers is a quality player who has everything Arsenal look for in a youngster, manager Arsene Wenger said of his new signing on Monday. "The way he adapted to the Premier League last season with Southampton at a young age shows that he has tremendous quality," Wenger told the...
  • Atletico Madrid sign France winger Antoine Griezmann Yesterday

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have moved to bolster their attack by agreeing to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. "Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann," Atletico said on their website (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com) on Monday. "The young French football player...
  • Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 in pre-season friendly Yesterday

    Pittsburg: Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 on Sunday in the International Champions Cup. Jovetic opened the scoring in the 11th minute, starting a run of four straight goals for Manchester City in their Pool B opener. His right-footed shot beat goalkeeper Ian Lawlor to...
  • Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton Yesterday

    London: Liverpool's raid on Britain's south coast continued with the capture of Southampton's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren on Sunday for a reported 20 million pounds ($33.95 million). "The 25-year-old Croatian international today put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after completing his medical," the Premier League club's...
  • Liverpool pull out of Loic Remy deal after failed medical: reports 2 days ago

    Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour. Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up with the Liverpool squad and undergo a medical examination but...
  • Arsenal sign Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina 2 days ago

    London: Goalkeeper David Ospina is signing with Arsenal after helping Colombia reach the World Cup quarter-finals. The 25-year-old Ospina is moving to the Premier League club after making 189 Ligue 1 appearances during six years at French side Nice. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Ospina has "good experience and a proven record...
  • Real Madrid kick off pre-season with loss to Inter Milan 2 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid's pre-season got off on a losing note as they were worsted in a penalty shoot-out against Italian side Inter Milan in a friendly played in California. With key players for both sides still to return to action following World Cup duties this summer, both coaches on Saturday fielded...
  • Club will never fire Pep Guardiola, says Bayern chairman 2 days ago

    Munich: Bayern Munich's chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper about whether he was worried that Bayern could...
  • Di Maria expected back at Real for training, says Carlo Ancelotti 2 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Angel Di Maria to begin pre-season training on August 5 and has no information about the Argentina winger leaving for Paris St Germain. "There is nothing new in the market," Ancelotti said when asked about reports Di Maria was set to join the...
  • Rooney scores two in Manchester United friendly win over Roma 2 days ago

    Denver: Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata added another goal to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 friendly victory over AS Roma on Saturday. The triumph continued the winning start to new manager Louis van Gaal's tenure, which opened with a 7-0 trouncing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the...
  • Liverpool's Adam Lallana set to miss start of season 3 days ago

    New Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to miss the start of the Premier League after injuring a knee in training during a preseason tour of the United States. Liverpool said the signing from Southampton knocked a lateral collateral ligament during a session at Harvard University in Boston. Medics have not predicted...
  • Carlo Ancelotti aims to end Real Madrid goalkeeper debate 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that he was looking to avoid the debate over who should be first team goalkeeper which affected the club last season. Real Madrid count on two fine goalkeepers in their squad: Spain international Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez, reports Xinhua. Last season Ancelotti avoided the...
  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup 3 days ago

    Geneva: FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week. Political pressure on Russia increased Friday when the...
  • Maradona rips Argentina's World Cup performance 3 days ago

    Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona has slammed Argentina's second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team "did not play at all." The former Argentina star, and coach of the national side four years ago in South Africa, said the team led by Lionel Messi should have been winning matches by three...
  • Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar returns to QPR 3 days ago

    Toronto: Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been recalled to newly promoted Queens Park Rangers after his loan to Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. The 34-year-old Cesar joined Toronto in February after playing sparingly under Harry Redknapp at QPR. His return to the Premier League was announced on Friday. Cesar conceded nine...
  • Manchester United sell misfit Bebe to Benfica 3 days ago

    Lisbon: Benfica have signed Bebe from Manchester United in a deal worth up to three million euros ($4.03 million), the Premier League club said on Friday as the forward ended a difficult four-year spell in England. Bebe was bought for 7.4 million pounds from Vitoria de Guimaraes in August 2010 by...
  • Didier Drogba rejoins Chelsea on a one-year contract 4 days ago

    London: Didier Drogba rejoined Chelsea on Friday, reuniting one of football's most theatrical characters with flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast international, who was a free agent after spells with Shanghai Shenhua and Galatasaray, signed a season-long deal with the Premier League club. "It was an easy decision. I couldn't...
  • Juventus sign Argentine winger Roberto Pereyra 4 days ago

    Juventus have signed Argentine winger Roberto Pereyra from Udinese in a 15.5 million-euro ($20.8 million) deal, the Italian Serie A champions said on Friday. "Juventus Football Club can today announce that Roberto Maximiliano Pereyra has completed a move to the club after terms were agreed with Udinese on a one-season loan...
  • Didier Drogba 'belongs' at Chelsea, says Jose Mourinho 4 days ago

    Didier Drogba's return to Chelsea is a possibility but any decision to re-sign him would be made in a non-emotional way, according to manager Jose Mourinho. "If I bring him back, and the decision has to be made soon, it is because as a player he has qualities to make the...
  • Barca need to play like they did in 2008, says Iniesta 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona are looking to recapture the kind of form they hit when former coach Pep Guardiola, the club's most successful manager, took over in 2008, midfielder Andres Iniesta said on Friday. The Catalan club are in the process of rebuilding after they failed to win major silverware last season for...
  • Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg joins Indian Super League 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Indian Super League has got a further shot in the arm, this time from a Gunner, as Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg signed a deal with the franchise-based event with an aim to give Indian football a taste of English Premier League. "Even though I am retired, when...
  • Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner 4 days ago

    Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said. Suarez joined Barcelona on a five-year-deal despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from...
  • Arsene Wenger bemoans Arsenal's pre-season tour schedule 4 days ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their pre-season tour. Wenger said it was "impossible" to prepare his squad properly for the upcoming Premier League campaign, which begins on August 16, given the demands of their pre-season...
  • Banned Suarez may make Barcelona debut in El Clasico 4 days ago

    Madrid: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October. La Liga announced its fixtures for the season on Thursday and the first meeting of the two Spanish...