Pepe

  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal take on USA in a crucial Group G match 22-06-2014 10:51 PM

    After losing their first match, Portugal find themselves in a do-or-die situation with Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful to start. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe, Pereira get one-match bans for red cards 19-06-2014 08:24 PM

    FIFA has cleared Pepe to play in Portugal's last Group G match by banning him for only one match for his red card against Germany. FIFA says Pepe will serve his suspension when Portugal play the United States on Sunday. He can play against Ghana next Thursday. Pepe was sent...
  • World Cup 2014: Pepe faces possible three-game ban after red card 17-06-2014 09:42 AM

    Salvador: Portugal defender Pepe faces the possibility of a three-match ban for violent conduct after being sent off in the first half of Monday's World Cup Group G game against Germany. Pepe, who has a long history of losing his cool and lashing out at opponents, leant into Germany striker...
  • The Beautiful Game: Mueller's mobility is an asset for Germany 17-06-2014 12:57 AM

    Thomas Mueller scored his first international hat-trick to help Germany thrash Portugal 4-0. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Mueller hat-trick helps Germany thrash Portugal 16-06-2014 11:31 PM

    Salvador: Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany turned on their style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday. Mueller, who scored five goals at the 2010 World Cup, was ruthless against a weak Portugal team that was clearly outplayed. With...
  • West Bromwich appoint Alan Irvine after Sherwood says no 15-06-2014 10:53 AM

    West Bromwich Albion appointed Alan Irvine as manager on Saturday, replacing Spaniard Pepe Mel who left the English Premier League club last month. Irvine, who has never managed in the top-flight, agreed a one-year contract and will work alongside Rob Kelly and Keith Downing while Dean Kiely is to remain...
  • The Beautiful Game: Portugal heavily depend on Ronaldo 06-06-2014 09:43 PM

    Clubbed with Germany, Ghana and USA in Group G, Portugal will expect Cristiano Ronaldo to put up a show in their team's campaign in Brazil. ...
  • Ronaldo trains separately again from Portugal team 05-06-2014 08:58 AM

    Cristiano Ronaldo trained separately from the Portugal team again on Wednesday as he continued his treatment for tendinosis in his left knee. The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said that midfielder Raul Meireles and defender Pepe were also undergoing special training programmes as they recovered from injuries. "Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final 24-05-2014 10:50 AM

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had...
  • Real Madrid's Pepe doubtful for Champions League final 09-05-2014 06:44 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid centre-back Pepe may be a doubt for the Champions League final after being diagnosed with a calf injury in his left leg, the La Liga club said on Friday. Real did not say how long the Portugal international, who has formed a solid partnership with Spain's Sergio...
  • Triple injury scare for Real Madrid 08-05-2014 07:16 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid's 1-1 draw away to Valladolid on Wednesday night looks as if it could have cost them more than any chance of winning the league title, as the club came away from the Nuevo Zorilla Stadium with three worrying injuries to key players. Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Angel...
  • Mehrangarh Fort to host Flamenco and Gypsy Festival 27-02-2014 09:36 PM

    The Mehrangarh Fort here will host the first edition of the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival (JFGF), a three-day music and dance extravaganza to be held March 13-15. The three-day festival will bring the flamenco traditions as well as musicians from different Gypsy tradition to the country. Some of the...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona on course for Cup final showdown 06-02-2014 07:22 AM

    Madrid: Barcelona and Real Madrid are on course for a King's Cup final showdown after Spain's two dominant teams recorded convincing home wins in their semi-final first legs on Wednesday. Real thumped holders Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Bernabeu, gaining a measure of revenge for the 2-1 defeat in last...
  • Real Madrid close in on leaders after 1-0 win 13-01-2014 08:18 AM

    Madrid: With Cristiano Ronaldo missing his scoring touch, Real Madrid needed defender Pepe to score in the second half to secure a 1-0 victory at Espanyol on Sunday to pull within three points of the Spanish league co-leaders. Pepe was left unmarked to head in Luka Modric's corner kick in...
  • Former Betis coach Mel takes over at West Brom 10-01-2014 08:31 AM

    London: Pepe Mel, the charismatic Spaniard who led Real Betis to seventh place in La Liga last season and writes mystery novels in his spare time, was named manager of English Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion on Thursday. "(Mel) has signed an 18-month contract and takes over the reins...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Betis 5-1 in Spanish league 16-12-2013 12:12 AM

    Spain: Real Sociedad's promising playmaker Ruben Pardo set up three goals to lead a 5-1 rout of bottom side Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sociedad may have flopped out of the Champions League, but have found their form in the domestic competition where they have won six...
  • Serie A: Napoli take on Inter Milan; AC Milan host Roma 13-12-2013 11:43 PM

    Rome: After a difficult week in Europe that saw only one Italian club advance in the Champions League, there are two key Serie A matches this weekend. Third-place Napoli meet fourth-place Inter Milan on Sunday and AC Milan - the only Italian club to reach the knockout phase of the...
  • Real Madrid plan to deploy big guns against Copenhagen 10-12-2013 08:58 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid are not planning to ease off in their final Champions League Group B match at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday despite having secured top spot and a place in the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Cristiano Ronaldo, joint top scorer in Europe's elite club competition this season...
  • Real Betis fire coach Pepe Mel; Juan Carlos Garrido takes over 03-12-2013 04:20 PM

    Spain: Last-place Real Betis have fired coached Pepe Mel after a poor start to the Spanish league season. Betis president Miguel Guillen says "it's a tough decision but we needed a change of dynamics and results." Betis say former Villarreal coach Juan Carlos Garrido, who led Belgian side Club Brugge...
  • Real Madrid defence still a concern for coach Ancelotti 28-11-2013 02:06 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid may have strolled into the Champions League last 16 with a 4-1 win at home to Galatasaray on Wednesday but coach Carlo Ancelotti levelled some sharp criticism at centre backs Sergio Ramos and Pepe after the game. While the nine-times European champions have had little trouble finding...
  • Barzagli, Pepe named in Juventus' squad for Super Cup 16-08-2013 04:08 PM

    Rome: Andrea Barzagli and Simone Pepe have been included in the Juventus squad for the Italian Super Cup final against Lazio. Barzagli missed Italy's 1-2 loss to Argentina Wednesday due to an Achilles tendon problem, but was named in the Juventus' 27-man list against Lazio for Super Cup, reports Xinhua....
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Friday 09-08-2013 08:27 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Friday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Selling Suarez to Arsenal 'ludicrous': Liverpool owner Liverpool owner John W Henry has ruled out selling unsettled striker Luis Suarez. Read more Tottenham demand 100m pounds...
  • Martin Skrtel could move to Napoli, says Pepe Reina 09-08-2013 06:06 PM

    According to a report in the Daily Star, the former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has hinted that defender Martin Skrtel could join Napoli this season. Reina joined the Italian side last month and has indicated he would welcome Skrtel with open arms. Napoli are smulling over whether to make a...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday 29-07-2013 08:06 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip involving the leading clubs and top players around the world. Pep Guardiola to offer 40 million pounds for David Luiz? The 26-year-old defender has returned for pre-season with Chelsea under new Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho...
  • I wanted to extend my contract at Liverpool, says Pepe Reina 29-07-2013 03:06 PM

    According to a report in Sky Sports, former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has criticised Liverpool for their handling of his loan move to Napoli. In an open letter on his website, the Spanish international claimed that he wasn't informed of the season-long loan to the Serie A side until after...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday 22-07-2013 07:58 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. David Moyes confirms second Man Utd bid for Fabregas English Premier League champions Manchester United boss David Moyes has confirmed that the club has made a...
  • Rodgers confirms Reina's loan move to Napoli 22-07-2013 09:46 AM

    Liverpool are showing signs of financial toll as they have confirmed Pepe Reina's loan switch to Napoli. Goal.com reports The Reds manager has admitted that Reina would be offered to the Serie A club citing 'financial reasons'. Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the 30-year-old would be leaving Anfield this summer...
  • Juventus will go for third Italian Serie A title, says Pepe 14-07-2013 01:15 PM

    Rome: Juventus midfielder Simone Pepe has claimed that his side was poised to go for their third successive Scudetto next season. The Bianconeri has strengthened themselves with Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente arriving over the summer, and Pepe admitted that they could also pose a challenge in Europe, reports Xinhua....
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday 08-07-2013 08:40 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Bayern Munich agree to sell Mario Gomez to Fiorentina Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Germany striker Mario Gomez to Italian club Fiorentina. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz...
  • Manchester City and Real Madrid in showdown over Pepe 29-06-2013 11:57 AM

    Manchester City's new manager Manuel Pellegrini has been eyeing Portugal star Pepe to strengthen his team's defence, but after his 16 million offer was rejected by Real Madrid, a showdown between the two clubs is on the cards. According to a report on Daily Star, bosses at Real want the...