Goalkeeper

  • Goalkeeper dies after another player steps on his head in a soccer match April 21, 2014

    Libreville, (Gabon): A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon. Sylvain Azougoui of the AC Bongoville soccer club had just stopped a shot on goal, but the striker lost his balance on the...
  • Hockey: India's goalkeeping coach happy with the talent on hand August 29, 2013

    Ipoh: He is still unsure whether he will continue if given a longer run, but goalkeeping coach Dave Staniforth has set his goals clear - to try and make Indian custodians the best in the world in this short period of time. The 37-year-old former South African hockey player was appointed...
  • Never foresaw this day will come: Bigan Soy August 11, 2013

    From getting a goat as trophy in her village to bagging medals and cash prizes, the fledgling career of junior India hockey goalkeeper Bigan Soy has a lot of grind and toil before she could secure her spot at the highest level. Beginning her tryst with hockey as any other...
  • Hockey India hires Dave Staniforth as goalkeeping coach July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Former South Africa player Dave Staniforth has been appointed as goalkeeping coach and strategic analyst of the Indian senior and junior men's teams, Hockey India (HI) announced on Thursday. The 37yearold Staniforth, who represented his country in 65 internationals, has worked as goalkeeping coach with the South African national...
  • Arsenal set to sign Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar June 29, 2013

    Arsenal are on the verge of signing Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar who plays for the Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League even as the Gunners ready themselves to part ways with Vito Mannone who is Sunderlandbound, the Daily Mail has reported. The report claims that Cesar will complete the...
  • Barcelona goalie Valdes rejects contract renewal offer January 19, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has rejected the chance to renew his contract and will leave at the end of his current deal in 2014, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Friday. Spain's number two behind Iker Casillas has just turned 31 and has played for Barca since joining their academy...
  • Subrata Paul ready for trials at a German club July 18, 2012

    Kolkata: The recent trend of Indian football players looking to ply their trade abroad continues on a sure footing, now with Subrata Paul putting his hat in the fray. The former India No. 1 goalkeeper is set to go for a trial this weekend at RB Leipzig, a German association...
  • Casillas shows why he is 'Saint Iker' June 19, 2012

    Gdansk: Once again, Spain's veteran goalkeeper showed why his nickname is "Saint Iker." Iker Casillas bailed out his disorganised defence over and over in the second half on Monday, making two clutch saves to preserve Spain's 10 victory over Croatia and send the defending champions to the European Championship quarterfinals. "He can...
  • Thousands gather to pay moving tribute to Germany's Enke November 16, 2009

    Hanover: Tens of thousands of fans joined family, friends and team mates of Robert Enke to pay their last respects to the Germany goalkeeper on Monday, five days after his suicide shocked the country and soccer fans worldwide. At a memorial service at the Hanover 96 ground where Enke played his...
  • Baljit undergoes successful eye surgery in US August 12, 2009

    Chennai: Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh's surgery to repair his damaged right eye has been successfully completed at a private hospital in Alabama, USA. Baljit has been kept in recovery room for two days after the twohour operation which took place between 0630 hrs IST to 0830 hrs IST. My...
  • Injured Indian hockey goalie fears dim future July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team goalkeeper Baljit Singh faces a long battle to recover from a careerthreatening eye injury he sustained from a golf ball while training in Pune. Baljit underwent eye surgery at New Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Saturday but doctors have not promised too much in terms of...
  • Docs try to save hockey goalie's eye July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Ace hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh could be left blinded in his right eye after getting hit by a golf ball during a practice session on Friday. The big Indian hope of indian hockey, Baljit underwent eye surgery at New Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Saturday but doctors have not promised...
  • Indian hockey goalie may lose eyesight July 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team's goalkeeper Baljit Singh underwent a critical operation on his right eye on Saturday after he suffered a serious injury during training at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune. On Friday Baljit was struck on his eye while practising with a golf ball during a session with...
  • Hockey without goalie, FIH recommends August 16, 2006

    New Delhi: In order to make hockey more attacking, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has recommended some drastic changes in the goalkeeper's role in the game, even giving teams a choice of not fielding a custodian. As per the recently published hockey rule book, to be applicable in 2007 and 2008,...