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  • Manchester United will win title within two years: Louis van Gaal 10 minutes ago

    Manchester: English football club Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sunday said he is confident that he will guide the team to the Premier League title before his contract expires in 2017. The 63-year-old signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford last summer, revealing in March that the job will...
  • India Under-14 football girls stranded at Kathmandu 48 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Fresh tremors on Sunday have delayed the evacuation of the Indian Under-14 girls football team from the earthquake-affected Nepal capital. An aircraft that was to bring the stranded team back to the country was scheduled to leave the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 12.30 pm, an All India Football...
  • Serie A: Icardi leads Inter Milan to victory, AC Milan suffer loss 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi scored with two minutes remaining to hand them a 2-1 win over AS Roma in Serie A on Saturday, while AC Milan's slim hopes of playing in Europe next season were dented in a 2-1 defeat to Udinese. Inter took a 15th-minute lead as Brazilian Hernanes was...
  • EPL: Manchester City, Leicester win as Liverpool draw 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    Leicester City continued to do their best Houdini impression on Saturday as they escaped the Premier League drop zone for the first time since November while Manchester City went up to second spot with a thrilling win. A battling 1-0 triumph at bottom club Burnley gave Leicester their fourth consecutive league...
  • India's U-14 girls football team stuck in Nepal due to earthquake 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Eighteen members of India's Under-14 girls football team find themselves stuck in Nepal following a massive earthquake, amid anxious wait that the rescue team sent from their home country will fly them out of the devastated Himalayan nation. The scared Indian girls and two support staff have decided to...
  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL 17 hours 21 minutes ago

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made it...
  • Sunderland draw to drop into Premier League relegation zone 18 hours 50 minutes ago

    England: Sunderland failed to take advantage of scoring after 59 seconds by drawing 1-1 at Stoke to drop into the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday. Connor Wickham pounced on an error by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to put Sunderland ahead inside the first minute at Britannia Stadium. Stoke equalized in the...
  • Watford back in Premier League after 8-year absence 19 hours 0 minutes ago

    Watford sealed their return to the Premier League following an eight-year absence after winning on Saturday and seeing their promotion rivals stumble in England's second tier. With one game remaining, Watford cannot be denied a top-two finish in the League Championship. Watford beat Brighton 2-0 away to stay top of the league,...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol 19 hours 6 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town rival. Messi's...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 2-0 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    Pune: Jeje Lalpekhlua and Katsumi Yusa scored one goal each as Mohan Bagan defeated Pune FC 2-0 in an I-League Round-19 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi on Saturday. Striker Lalpekhlua (5th minute) and winger Katsumi (76th) handed Pune FC their fifth loss of the season and the...
  • Liverpool's Champions League hopes take another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Brom 19 hours 18 minutes ago

    Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard played in his 500th Premier League match but it ended in disappointment, with Jordon Ibe coming closest to snatching victory for the...
  • East Bengal beat Dempo 3-1 in I-League 19 hours 28 minutes ago

    A rampant East Bengal downed Goan football club Dempo 3-1 to climb to fourth spot in the I-League standings at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. The home side, on a rainy afternoon, dominated possession and struck as early as in the 22nd minute through Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi. Three...
  • Marouane Fellaini contemplated Manchester United exit after difficult season 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    London: Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini contemplated leaving the club after a disappointing debut season but the towering Belgian believes he is now reaping the rewards of fighting for his place at Old Trafford. The 27-year-old Fellaini joined United in a 27 million-pound ($41 million) deal from Everton in 2013 to become...
  • Liverpool need 'top-level striker', says Brendan Rodgers 23 hours 55 minutes ago

    Liverpool need a top-level striker who can play every week and Daniel Sturridge could lose his role as the club's leading man after an injury-hit season, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Liverpool scored 101 Premier League goals last season, with Sturridge and Luis Suarez netting 52 between them to help Rodgers's...
  • La Liga: Bilbao push Cordoba closer to relegation with 1-0 win Yesterday

    Cordoba: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria scored with a deflected shot to secure a 1-0 win at last-place Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Cordoba's 15th straight game without a win left them eight points from safety before the rest of the teams play this round. Etxebarria's shot went in...
  • Louis van Gaal thinks Ryan Giggs will be next Manchester United manager Yesterday

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal has said he believes Ryan Giggs will succeed him as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal, 63, is nearing the end of his first season in charge at Old Trafford and is contracted to the club until 2017. "I expect that he will be the next manager after I...
  • Bengaluru FC strike twice to down Bharat FC in I-League Yesterday

    Pune: A goal on either side of the break saw defending champions Bengaluru FC move smoothly past a sloppy Bharat FC on Friday and join leaders Mohun Bagan at the top of the I-League table with 28 points. Young Eugeneson Lyngdoh slammed the ball in on the run after being put...
  • Champions League: Luis Enrique relishes battle with old pal Pep Guardiola Yesterday

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is relishing the chance to pit his wits against Pep Guardiola, the man who turned the Spanish side's style of football into an iconic brand. Barca play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals and Guardiola will return as coach of the German side to the...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests Yesterday

    Sant Joan Despi: A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said. On the eve of their La Liga game against Espanyol, and...
  • Mourinho plays down his supremacy over Wenger Yesterday

    Chelsea may be two wins away from regaining the Premier League title, but manager Jose Mourinho insists he is taking nothing for granted -- including his unblemished record against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The London rivals meet on Sunday with Chelsea 10 points clear at the top of the table. Victory...
  • Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola expecting a 'special' game against Barcelona Yesterday

    Berlin: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said on Friday he was happy to have drawn his former club Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals and expected the clash to be a special experience for him. The Spaniard, a long-time Barca player, won 14 trophies in a four-year spell as head coach...
  • Roberto Martinez wants celebration of former chairman against Manchester United Yesterday

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants Sunday's home game against Manchester United to be a tribute to former chairman Philip Carter, who died aged 87 on Thursday, having overseen some of the club's most successful years. Carter was in charge when Everton won the FA Cup, the European Cup Winners Cup and...
  • All-Italian Europa League final still on the cards 2 days ago

    The possibility of an all-Italian Europa League final remained alive when Napoli and Fiorentina were kept apart in Friday's semi-final draw. Fiorentina will play holders Sevilla, with the first leg in Spain, and Napoli will have home advantage first against Ukraine's Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. No Italian club have reached the final since the...
  • Champions League: Barcelona face Bayern, Juventus get Real Madrid in semis 2 days ago

    Nyon: Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals, pairing coach Pep Guardiola's past and current teams. Guardiola, who spent four trophy-filled years at Barcelona, took over at Bayern in 2013. In the other semifinal, defending champion Real Madrid will face Juventus, with the Italian champions playing at home...
  • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu makes European top flight breakthrough for India 2 days ago

    Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian footballer to play for a top-tier European club after the custodian made his debut for Stabek FC in a Norwegian Cup tie against Runar on Wednesday. The 23-year-old joined the former Norwegian champions on a three-year contract last year and is second choice goalkeeper...
  • Chelsea to tour Australia for first time in 50 years 2 days ago

    Sydney: English football club Chelsea will tour Australia for the first time in 50 years after reportedly agreeing to play Sydney FC in June. The Premier League leaders are expected to play the A-League team in a friendly on June 2 at the 83,000-capacity Stadium Australia, reports Xinhua. The post-season match would...
  • Aston Villa warn Jack Grealish over nitrous oxide allegations 2 days ago

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has warned Jack Grealish about his future behaviour after the teenage midfielder was pictured in a national newspaper allegedly taking nitrous oxide. Year-old images published by The Sun appeared to show Grealish taking the substance that is described as a legal 'high'. "I spoke to Jack first...
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid face tough away games in Spanish league 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Having booked their spots in the Champions League semifinals, Barcelona and Real Madrid now face tough away fixtures in the Spanish league this weekend with just two points separating the title rivals as the season enters the final stretch. After their 5-1 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona will aim...
  • EPL: Arsenal look to delay Chelsea's title coronation 2 days ago

    Manchester: With Chelsea holding a 10-point lead in the Premier League with six games left, it's surely no longer a question of whether the team will win the title. To many, it's about when it will happen. Beat Arsenal on Sunday in a match between the league's top two teams and Chelsea...