Hernanes

  • Can Indian Super League revive the sorry state of Indian football? April 14, 2014

    Seeking to revolutionise football in the country, organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) unveiled the eight franchises on Sunday, with cricket legends, Bollywood stars and industrialists winning the bids for owning the franchises. The forthcoming two-month tournament marks a latest attempt to popularise football. Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and...
  • ISL bids to be evaluated by high-profile panel April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: All set to take Indian football by storm, bids for the prospective Indian Super League franchises would come under intense scrutiny of a high-profile seven-member panel which will evaluate the documents till Saturday evening before a formal announcement on Sunday. According to sources, the panel - comprising eminent personalities...
  • Indian Super League football set to herald new era, 8 teams to be unveiled on Sunday April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to revolutionise football in the country, organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League will unveil the eight franchises on Sunday, with cricket legends, Bollywood stars and a host of corporates in the fray to own teams. Organised by IMG Reliance in association with Star India, the league has...
  • ISL football organisers receive 'unprecedented' 30 bids March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Anticipation around the Indian Super League football seems to be building, with the organisers receiving positive response from about 30 interested parties, even as the deadline for submitting the bid documents has been extended by two days to March 26 and 27. The original date for submission of bid...
  • Brazil's Paulinho out of Italy showdown due to injury June 22, 2013

    Salvador, Brazil: Corinthians star Paulinho has been ruled out of Brazil's match against Italy on Saturday due to an injury, with Lazio midfielder Hernanes set to replace him in the starting line-up for the game. Paulinho rolled his ankle Wednesday in Brazil's 2-0 victory over Mexico and was on Friday ruled...
  • Brazil outplay France 3-0 ahead of Confederations Cup June 10, 2013

    Porto Alegre: Oscar, Hernanes and Lucas scored second-half goals on Sunday as Brazil defeated France 3-0 in their final warm-up before the Confederations Cup. Chelsea playmaker Oscar opened the scoring with a shot from close range in the 54th minute, Hernanes added to the lead with a left-footed attempt from...
  • Hernanes, Totti trade goals as Rome derby ends 1-1 April 9, 2013

    Rome: Brazil playmaker Hernanes put Lazio ahead but later missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Roma in the city derby on Monday that left both clubs still battling for Europa League spots. Hernanes also fouled Miralem Pjanic to give away a penalty for Roma in the 56th minute...
  • Proposed Indian football league fails to take off January 29, 2013

    Kolkata: A proposed Indian professional football league that was to feature the likes of former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo and Italy's World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro, has been scrapped owing to logistic problems. The five-team tournament planned on the lines of the successful franchise-based Indian Premier League cricket tournament was announced...
  • PLS auction postponed, future in doubt February 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The auction for the Indian players for the IFA-backed Premier League Soccer, scheduled to be held on Sunday, was postponed on Saturday. "The players' auction will not be held tomorrow. IFA wants to sort out the issues with the AIFF and then we will go on a full-fledged basis. Utpal...
  • Real Madrid deal depends on Crespo November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Real Madrid have reportedly offered a non-negotiable deal to Hernan Crespo and it is now up to the Argentine whether or not he wants to accept it. Real have been searching for a striker ever since learning that Ruud Van Nistelrooy would be out for the rest of the...
  • Nistelrooy to miss season, Crespo on Real's radar November 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Following the news that Ruud Van Nistelrooy is set to miss the remainder of the season, Real Madrid are in search of a new striker to replace the Dutchman. It has been revealed that Real Madrid’s Ruud Van Nistelrooy will miss the remainder of the season as the Dutch...
  • Crespo recovers, fit to play Copa America final July 14, 2007

    Maracaibo (Venezuela): Argentina striker Hernan Crespo has been passed fit to play in Sunday's Copa America final against Brazil, a team spokesman said on Friday. Crespo, playing in his first Copa at the age of 32, sprained a thigh muscle as he scored a penalty in the 4-2 win over Colombia,...