Soccer

  • Indian Super League: Sourav Ganguly, Atletico Madrid come together 29-03-2014 10:17 AM

    New Delhi: La Liga table toppers Atletico Madrid have bid for the Kolkata franchise of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) along with former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, according to a report in The Times of India. It is also learnt that Atletico Madrid picked up the bid document...
  • Manchester United's Theatre of Dreams set to welcome two Indian teens 16-03-2014 04:28 PM

    Kolkata: Two Indian teenagers, one the son of a sex worker and the other a street vendor, are among young players chosen to take part in a Manchester United Football Club training camp. Rajib Boy, whose mother earns 200 rupees (three dollars) a day, said he was dreaming big after...
  • Barcelona vs Real Madrid King's Cup final set for April 16 in Valencia 21-02-2014 08:27 AM

    Madrid: The King's Cup final between record winners Barcelona and Real Madrid has been set for Wednesday April 16 at Valencia's Mestalla stadium, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on Thursday. The match, a repeat of the 2011 final at the same venue which Real won 1-0, will take place...
  • Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at Chelsea 08-02-2014 07:30 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Ashley Cole to stay at the club but believes the defender could be persuaded to move to Major League Soccer. The contract of the England national team left back expires at the end of the season, and there has been speculation he might want...
  • Dempsey returns to Fulham on two-month loan deal 25-12-2013 08:57 AM

    London: United States forward Clint Dempsey is rejoining Fulham on loan for two months from Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, the struggling Premier League club said on its website on Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who can play as a deep-lying striker or in midfield, returns to Craven Cottage having previously joined...
  • MLS says no bending for Beckham in bid for Miami team 04-12-2013 08:34 AM

    Miami: Major League Soccer would love to see a new franchise in Miami backed by David Beckham but there will not be a new team in South Beach until a stadium deal is in place, commissioner Don Garber said on Tuesday. Garber repeatedly emphasized that MLS is keen to work...
  • David Beckham tells fans he's 'very interested' in Miami team 31-10-2013 08:47 AM

    Miami: Retired England soccer star David Beckham told a live online Facebook (FB.O) event in London on Wednesday that he is "very interested" in launching a Major League Soccer team in Miami, appearing to confirm media reports he had chosen the Florida city over other destinations. Asked about the reports,...
  • Beckham picks Miami for MLS franchise: Source 30-10-2013 08:55 AM

    Miami: Retired England soccer star David Beckham has chosen Miami for a new US Major League Soccer expansion team, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Tuesday. The former England captain who retired earlier this year after stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the MLS club LA Galaxy,...
  • Iraq: 8 dead after deadly bomb blast hits soccer field 04-10-2013 07:48 AM

    A bomb exploded near a soccer field while teenagers were playing south of Baghdad, the deadliest of three attacks that left eight dead in Iraq on Thursday, according to authorities. The blast struck in Madain, a mixed town of Sunni and Shiite Muslims about 25 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Baichung Bhutia, Michael Perschke 01-09-2013 04:29 PM

    In this show we talk about leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of sports and corporate India. ...
  • Pope Francis pays dues 'religiously' to favorite soccer club 06-08-2013 07:18 AM

    Pope Francis, a card-carrying fan of the San Lorenzo soccer club in his native Buenos Aires, is not letting his new global responsibilities distract him from paying his club dues on time, the team's vice president, Marcelo Tinelli, said on Monday. "His payment is there, bang on time, every month....
  • David Beckham to play a villain in 'The Secret Service'? 04-08-2013 02:27 PM

    Los Angeles: Retired soccer champion David Beckham has reportedly been offered a cameo in new movie 'The Secret Service'. He has been asked to essay a villain. The 38-year-old, who announced he was quitting the sport earlier this year, has been asked by Colin Firth to star in 'The Secret...
  • Clint Dempsey joins MLS side Seattle Sounders 04-08-2013 01:51 PM

    London: Clint Dempsey's six-year spell in English football has come to an end after Tottenham announced on Saturday that the club had reached an agreement with Major League Soccer to transfer the United States forward to Seattle Sounders. Dempsey was introduced as the newest designated player for the Sounders on...
  • Juventus go down to LA Galaxy in Los Angeles 04-08-2013 12:24 PM

    Los Angeles: Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane scored second half goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy surprised Juventus with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night in the International Champions Cup tournament. Omar Gonzalez scored in the first half, before Keane's pass set up US national team striker Donovan on the...
  • Clint Dempsey set to sign for MLS side Seattle Sounders 03-08-2013 11:24 AM

    Seattle: Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has failed to hose down speculation he is chasing Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey, reports soccerway.com. Reports in the British media had claimed Dempsey was in the United States on Friday to speak to Everton about a possible move away from Tottenham but speculation...
  • Ex-Brazil midfielder Juninho quits New York Red Bulls 04-07-2013 12:32 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazil and Lyon midfielder Juninho has quit the New York Red Bulls, just six months after joining the Major League Soccer club. The 38-year-old confirmed his departure on Facebook, citing differences with coach Mike Pekte as a major reason for the decision, reports Xinhua. "I wasn't...
  • Beckham says prospect of owning Miami MLS team 'exciting' 02-06-2013 09:13 AM

    Miami: David Beckham said the prospect of owning an Major League Soccer team in Miami was "exciting" after he was urged to help bring a new franchise to Miami at a meeting with key political leaders on Saturday. Beckham, accompanied by Bolivian born billionaire Marcelo Claure, who wants to team-up...
  • Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy 25-05-2013 10:58 PM

    Los Angeles: Robbie Rogers is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in another step by openly gay athletes in professional sports. He told The Associated Press his fears about returning to soccer were eased by the strong support he received from family, fans and players, including Galaxy...
  • David Beckham talking to MLS about owning a new team 18-05-2013 08:56 AM

    Miami: David Beckham could return to the United States as owner of a new club and his advisors have already held talks with Major League Soccer. Beckham announced his retirement from professional soccer on Thursday but has been tight-lipped about his future plans after ending the season with French club...
  • Brazil to miss FIFA deadline for World Cup stadiums 10-04-2013 09:58 PM

    Brasilia/Sao Paulo: More than half a million tickets have been sold for the Confederations Cup in June, but host nation Brazil has yet to finish the main stadiums to be used in the dress rehearsal for the 2014 soccer World Cup. On the eve of yet another FIFA deadline, Brazil...
  • Slum soccer contest in Delhi 17-12-2012 01:28 PM

    The Slum Soccer tournament is held only for the underprivileged youth from India. ...
  • In sacking Villas-Boas, Chelsea show lack of guts

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    It cost Roman Abramovich around 28 million Pounds to sack Carlo Ancelotti and hire Andrew Villas-Boas. Seven months later, history has repeated itself at Stamford...

  • Neymar voted South American Footballer of Year 03-01-2012 02:09 AM

    Montevideo: Brazil's teenage striker Neymar, who won the Copa Libertadores with Santos, has been voted South American soccer's Footballer of the Year. Uruguay's Oscar Washington Tabarez was named coach of the year for the second time in a row after steering his World Cup semi-finalists to a record 15th Copa...
  • Henry close to Arsenal loan deal: Wenger 30-12-2011 05:32 PM

    London: Thierry Henry is close to rejoining Arsenal on loan for two months if insurance arrangements can be agreed with his club the New York Red Bulls, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. The 34-year-old Henry, who played for Arsenal from 1999 until 2007 and is their all-time record...
  • Henry offered two-month contract by Arsenal 29-12-2011 08:44 PM

    London: Arsenal have offered Frenchman Thierry Henry a two-month contract to return to the Premier League club he left in 2007. Henry, now with the New York Red Bulls, has been training with the Gunners in a bid to maintain his fitness during the MLS off-season, and has reportedly impressed...