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  • Hierro replaces Zidane as Ancelotti aid at Real Madrid 11-07-2014 01:10 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid says former captain Fernando Hierro will replace Zinedine Zidane as assistant to coach Carlo Ancelotti. Hierro returns to Madrid 11 years after surprisingly exiting alongside former coach Vicente del Bosque. The former defender made 601 appearances for Madrid, scoring 127 goals and winning the Champions League three...
  • FIFA World Cup history: The beautiful game has had its ugly moments 07-07-2014 04:01 PM

    The whole world felt the agony when Brazil star Neymar was stretchered out of the ground after a ghastly foul by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga in the quarter-final of FIFA 2014, which left the 22-year-old with a broken vertebra, while ending his World Cup and putting Brazil's chances of another...
  • Zinedine Zidane to coach Real Madrid B team 25-06-2014 03:20 PM

    Real Madrid say Zinedine Zidane will coach their B team next season after the French great spent the last campaign as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant with the first squad. Zidane, 42, will coach a team that was relegated to Spain's third division last season. Zidane played for Madrid from 2001 until...
  • The Beautiful Game: Players who set World Cup stage alight 10-06-2014 08:30 PM

    With just two days remaining for the sporing extravaganza to start in Brazil, CNN-IBN's panel of experts go down the memory lane remembering the best footballers of World Cup history. ...
  • Exclusive: No clear favourites for 2014 World Cup, says Materazzi 07-06-2014 11:58 PM

    Marco Materazzi feels his team Italy have a good chance in this World Cup because of their traditional playing style. ...
  • 10 all-time greatest players of the Football World Cup 06-06-2014 05:16 PM

    With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, here are the ten greatest stars in the tournament's 84-year old historyPele is considered by many the greatest player in football history, Pele won three World Cup titles with Brazil. He was a teenager when he helped the...
  • Marco Materazzi on Zidane's headbutt in 2006 World Cup 29-05-2014 03:00 PM

    Talking to CNN-IBN, Italy's Marco Materazzi says he will shake hands with Zinedine Zidane if he meets him. ...
  • Zidane wanted France manager job in 2012 15-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Zinedine Zidane sought to become manager of the French national team two years ago when Laurent Blanc refused to extend his contract after Euro 2012, the former president of the French football federation (FFF) said on Tuesday. "Zinedine Zidane would have liked to manage Les Bleus. It is clear -...
  • Zidane's son to try out for France Under-19s 25-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo has won the chance to be selected for the French Under-19 squad, a potential first step along the path of his father, who rose to international fame winning the World Cup with his country in 1998. The Real Madrid youth midfielder, who will be 19...
  • Only Zidane better than Gerrard, says Michael Owen 16-02-2014 11:43 AM

    London: Steven Gerrard is second only to Zinedine Zidane in terms of his world-class status, says former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen. Gerrard, the current England and Liverpool captain, has recently converted to playing a deeper role for his club, a transformation that is paying dividends and should offer...
  • Play tough opponents early in World Cup, says Zidane 06-12-2013 09:42 AM

    The key to a successful World Cup campaign is to start off against tougher opponents rather than easier ones, World Cup winners Mario Kempes of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France both agreed on Thursday. "From the beginning of a World Cup, you have to have the right mindset and...
  • Zinedine Zidane better than Lionel Messi: Pele 22-11-2013 08:38 AM

    Sao Paulo: Football legend Pele has said Lionel Messi does not yet deserve to be rated ahead of former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane. Speaking during an event in Sao Paulo Thursday, the three-time World Cup winner claimed the 26-year-old Argentine had benefited from playing alongside his Barcelona teammates, Xinhua reported....
  • Real playmaker Isco could be almost as good as me: Zidane 25-09-2013 09:18 AM

    Madrid: Former France and Real Madrid great Zinedine Zidane believes Spain playmaker Isco could be almost as good as him one day, club coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Isco, 21, has become a firm favourite since joining the nine-times European champions from Malaga in the close season for a...
  • No player worth 100 million euros, says Zinedine Zidane 09-09-2013 10:43 AM

    Paris: It was "incomprehensible" that Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspur 100 million euros to sign forward Gareth Bale as no player is worth that amount of money, former France striker Zinedine Zidane said on Sunday. Bale, 24, joined the Spanish club on September 1 in a world record transfer after...
  • A whopping 100 million pounds for Gareth Bale? 31-07-2013 10:39 AM

    Director of Football at Real Madrid, the legendary Zinedine Zidane has advised Tottenham Hotspur to let Gareth Bale talk to them if the player has expressed a desire to join the Spanish giants, who are reportedly preparing a record-breaking 100 million bid for the Spurs' star. "It is not unusual,...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday 27-06-2013 06:55 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Zinedine Zidane named assistant manager at Real Zinedine Zidane is the new Real Madrid assistant manager after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Los Blancos. L'Equipe...
  • Real president wants Zidane to navigate post-Mourinho era 28-05-2013 03:08 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid President Florentino Perez envisages a future with Zinedine Zidane as coach, but for the moment he wants the former France great to play a bigger role in steering the club through the post-Jose Mourinho era. While the 66-year-old construction magnate's current four-year term is up next month,...
  • Zinedine Zidane eyes France job 14-10-2012 07:56 PM

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane is taking the first steps towards possibly managing the French national team in the future by joining coaching programme at the French Football National Institute (INF). "I will pass my coaching diplomas (at INF)," 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winner Zidane said. Asked if he would...
  • Dream chance for Indian kids to dribble with Zidane 02-07-2008 10:34 AM

    Colombo: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praise on his bowlers and batsman Virat Kohli for the eight-wicket thrashing of Pakistan in their Super Eights match of World Twenty20 and said that a calm approach had helped his side in winning the high-voltage fixture. The team responded well and the...
  • Forget the past, work on 2010 WC: Zidane to France 24-06-2008 11:08 AM

    Visakhapatnam: Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday backed senior team-mate Sachin Tendulkar, insisting that he remains a phenomenon despite being off-colour in the just-concluded Test series against New Zealand. I don't want to comment on what others have said. But Sachin is somebody we all have looked up to...
  • Zidane interested in return to football 13-01-2008 07:32 PM

    Dhaka: New Australia captain Michael Clarke is ready to turn to his predecessor Ricky Ponting for advice as he seeks to instill consistency into his team during the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh. At a news conference on Friday, Clarke said he did not envisage too many changes in leadership...
  • Sania becomes Adidas’s global brand ambassador 24-12-2007 05:49 PM

    Mohali: Dutch captain Peter Borren on Thursday lashed out at top cricketing nations who justified the world body's decision to keep minnows out of the next World Cup, saying the countries which do not want them do not bother to play them anyway. Borren stressed the importance of facing the...