Football

  • Brazilian great Zico to coach Goa in Indian Super League 7 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Brazilian great Zico has been signed to coach Goa in the new eight-team Indian Super League next month. Goa said in a statement on Tuesday that Zico signed the contract in Rio de Janeiro, and it was "honored" to have him. His most recent manager position was at Al-Gharafa...
  • Aston Villa sign Manchester United's Tom Cleverley on loan 7 hours 31 minutes ago

    England: Aston Villa have taken England midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan from Manchester United, completing the deal a day after the closing of the summer transfer window. Villa had to wait until the Premier League confirmed that they had received the paperwork for the signing before Monday's transfer deadline. Villa...
  • Cesar Azpilicueta signs 5-year deal with Chelsea 7 hours 52 minutes ago

    London: Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea. The 25-year-old full back established himself as a regular at Chelsea last season after joining from Marseille in August 2012, and also is a key part of the Spanish national team. He won the players' player of the year...
  • Barcelona beaming, Real Madrid bickering over transfer dealings 11 hours 38 minutes ago

    Barcelona congratulated themselves on Tuesday for a job well done in the transfer window, while rivals Real Madrid were dealing with the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent criticism of president Florentino Perez. The world's two richest clubs by income again spent big, with Barca's signings including Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for...
  • Barcelona say new goalie Ter Stegen fit to play 11 hours 48 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona say German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been cleared to make his debut for the club after recovering from a back injury. Ter Stegen, who arrived from Borussia Monchengladbach in the offseason, yet to play an official match for the Catalan side after suffering the injuring his back in...
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain 13 hours 46 minutes ago

    Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named Germany captain to replace the retired Philipp Lahm. The 30-year-old Schweinsteiger, who will miss Germany's next two games because of a lingering knee injury, will take over from his Bayern Munich team-mate, who is also 30 but stepped back from international soccer after winning the World...
  • Radamel Falcao completes loan move to Manchester United 14 hours 23 minutes ago

    Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday. "#mufc is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1-year loan from Monaco with an option to buy," the Premier League team said on its...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo raises questions about Real Madrid transfer policy 19 hours 57 minutes ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to offer a criticism of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday by saying the club's transfer policy would probably be different if he was in charge. After winning a record-extending 10th European Cup crown last season, when dressing-room heavyweight Ronaldo was the team's top scorer, Real sold...
  • Valencia agree to take Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City 19 hours 42 minutes ago

    Madrid: Valencia have sealed a deal to take Spain forward Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City. "Valencia have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the loan, with an obligatory option to buy, of the Spanish international forward Alvaro Negredo," the club said on their website on Monday. The Spanish top-flight...
  • Cricket is our first love, but that doesn't mean we should not give kabaddi or football a platform: Ranbir Kapoor 20 hours 48 minutes ago

    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...
  • Manchester United complete signing of Daley Blind 21 hours 36 minutes ago

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax on Monday for 14 million pounds. The 24-year-old Blind is being reunited with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford after being part of his World Cup squad that reached the World Cup semifinals. "Louis van Gaal is a...
  • Arsenal sign striker Danny Webleck from Manchester United 21 hours 43 minutes ago

    Arsenal confirmed they had signed England forward Danny Welbeck to a long-term deal from Premier League rivals Manchester United as the transfer window closed on Monday. The 23-year-old Welbeck, who can play as a centre forward or winger, scored 20 goals in 90 appearances for United and has won 26 caps...
  • Manchester United top deadline-day big spenders 22 hours 5 minutes ago

    Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds. The former Netherlands coach, without a Premier League win this season and hammered 4-0 by third tier MK Dons in a...
  • Injured Lionel Messi ruled out of friendly against Germany Yesterday

    Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against World Cup winners Germany with a right-leg injury. The Argentine Football Association said Monday that Messi will be held out of the game as a "precaution." The match in Dusseldorf is a chance for Argentina to avenge a 1-0 loss to...
  • Hull City break transfer record to sign Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez Yesterday

    Hull City completed the signing of Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez from Italian Serie A club Palermo for a club record fee of 9.5 million pounds ($15.8 million) on Monday. The Premier League club confirmed the deal for the 24-year-old, who has signed a three-year contract, in a statement on their website...
  • Antonio Conte isn't sending a message to Balotelli Yesterday

    Florence: Italy coach Antonio Conte was not trying to send a message to Mario Balotelli by leaving him off the squad. Balotelli, who recently joined Liverpool from AC Milan, was not included in the 27-man squad for Italy's first qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship against Norway on Sept. 9....
  • Ex-Premier League player charged in fixing probe Yesterday

    London: A former Premier League footballer has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery as part of an ongoing investigation into the fixing of lower-league football matches in England. The National Crime Agency says in a statement that Delroy Facey, a 34-year-old striker, has been charged "on the basis that there...
  • Falcao swoop fails to answer United's case for the defence Yesterday

    London: With most Manchester United fans praying for much-needed defensive reinforcements, manager Louis van Gaal made a surprise deadline-day swoop for flamboyant Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on Monday. Following swiftly on the heels of the British record signing of attacking midfielder Angel di Maria, Van Gaal appears to be ignoring the...
  • Germany's Mesut Ozil doubtful for Argentina friendly Yesterday

    Germany's Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play in the friendly against World Cup finalists Argentina on Wednesday but could be fit for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Sunday, team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Monday. Arsenal midfielder Ozil did not join team mates on Monday in Duesseldorf for the...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters sign up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji Yesterday

    New Delhi: Kerala Blasters on Monday announced signing up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji, bolstering their frontline attack for the forthcoming Indian Super League. Barisic played for Melbourne Knights in 2004 and then two years later he played for Germany-based Oberliga Nord Club, Arminia Hannover. In December 2007, he signed with his...
  • Real Madrid sign Javier Hernandez on loan from Manchester United Yesterday

    Real Madrid have moved to broaden their options in attack by agreeing to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez on loan from Manchester United for the 2014-15 season. "Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Javier Hernandez, who will be tied to the club...
  • FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar Yesterday

    FIFA will host its first consultation meeting next week to agree dates for playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. FIFA says its six confederations plus clubs, leagues and players' unions from around the world will be represented at talks led by Asian Football Confederation President Sheik Salman bin Ebrahim al...
  • AIFF discriminating against I-League, say Mohun Bagan Yesterday

    Kolkata: Accusing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of adopting a "discriminatory attitude" towards I-League, Mohun Bagan on Monday said they would demand an increase in the number of foreigners to be at par with the Indian Super League (ISL). According to I-League rules, the clubs are allowed to register four...
  • Radamel Falcao heading to Manchester United on loan: reports Yesterday

    Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Monday. The Colombia striker's season-long loan deal will cost United about $9 million and is subject to a medical examination...
  • Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass Yesterday

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the post-Luis Suarez era. The Merseysiders' 3-0 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner...
  • We have to accept the defeat and learn from our mistakes: Casillas Yesterday

    Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has called for a big improvement after the European champions suffered a surprise early-season setback at Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday. Real were missing injured top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo for their second La Liga outing of the campaign but quickly went 2-0...
  • As it happened: Football transfer deadline day Yesterday

    Transfer deadline day takes centre stage as teams are given a final chance to add to their squads before the transfer window closes until January. ...
  • Lionel Messi injured in Barcelona win Yesterday

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday, the club said. "He has pulled the hamstring of his right leg, it is a minor injury," Barca said in statement. Forward Munir El Haddadi has a bruised calf and tests on both...
  • Serie A: AC Milan beat Lazio 3-1 in Inzaghi's first game Yesterday

    Milan: AC Milan got off to a great start under new coach Filippo Inzaghi as they eased to a 3-1 win over Lazio in their Serie A opener on Sunday. Goals from Keisuke Honda and Sulley Muntari and a penalty from Jeremy Menez gave Milan a comfortable lead before Lazio...