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Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan beat Real Kashmir, reach final
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Suhair V.P. scored twice in extra time as Mohun Bagan stormed into the final of the 129th Durand Cup, beating Real Kashmir FC 3-1 in the second semi-final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I want to make Assam smile again: Halicharan Narzary
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Besides the determination of making a mark in the national football team after coming back from a long injury lay-off, Assam's own Halicharan Narzary -- the prolific 25-year-old midfielder has another yearning at the back of his mind.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
FC Goa appoint Ravi Puskur as director of football
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) FC Goa on Tuesday appointed Ravi Puskur as their director of football (DoF), the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise said in a statement.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Gokulam storm into Durand semis with 4-1 win over TRAU
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Marcus Joseph scored a hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated a 10-man TRAU FC 4-1 to qualify for the semifinals of the 129th Durand Cup here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
PSG ready to loan Neymar with buying back clause option
Paris, Aug 18 (IANS) With Brazil soccer star Neymar wanting to move out of Paris Saint-Germain, the capital club have said that they are open to the idea of a loan move for the striker with a subsequent obligation to buy him back.
2019-08-18
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir book semis date with Mohun Bagan
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 17 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC held FC Goa to a goalless draw on a wet pitch at the Kalyani Stadium on Saturday to seal their place in the semifinal of the 129th Durand Cup.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Defender Eli Sabia extends Chennaiyin FC contract
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs Brazilian defender Eli Sabia on Saturday penned a contract extension with the club, that will see the 30-year-old turn out for Head Coach John Gregorys side for the 2019-20 season.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Philippe Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have reached the "principal of an agreement" to loan Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho to German giants Bayern Munich.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan in semis after ATK beat Md Sporting
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) ATK rode Hitesh Sharma's early goal to edge past Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in a rain-interrupted 129th Durand Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Valencia can be competitive in Spain and Europe: Mijatovic
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Valencia striker Predrag Mijatovic said that he expects the club to be competitive in La Liga and in Europe. Valencia had an extraordinary season last year in which they went from being four points off relegation zone in January to confirming a Champions League spot on the final match day.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ATK signs Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Real Madrid academy graduate Javi Hernandez, an attacking Spanish midfielder, was on Friday roped in by ATK for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Solskjaer expects Sanchez to come good this season
Manchester, Aug 16 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed forward Alexis Sanchez and turned down talks of the Chilean training with the club's reserves.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Messi, Ronaldo nominated for UEFA Player of the Year Award
Madrid, Aug 15 (IANS) Argentina forward Lionel Messi, Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk were nominated on Thursday for the UEFA Mens Player of the Year Award.
2019-08-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Alexis Sanchez likely to leave Manchester United
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is likley to quit the club after a lacklustre outing since the time he switched from Arsenal. According to reports, the Chilean is unhappy with United and would like to move to Italy's Serie A.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
CFL: Mohun Bagan held to 1-1 draw by Calcutta Customs
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Mohun Bagan's winless run continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Calcutta Customs in a Calcutta Football League Premier Division 'A match here on Wednesday.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: East Bengal reach semis; Gokulam, FC Goa post wins
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) East Bengal stormed into the Durand Cup semifinals riding substitute Bidyashagar Singh's brace to bounce back from behind and post a 2-1 victory against Bengaluru FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Real Madrid loan goalkeeper Lunin to Valladolid
Madrid, Aug 14 (IANS) Spanish La Liga side Real Valladolid have agreed a loan deal for Real Madrid's Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin for the coming season.
2019-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Lampard optimistic of Chelsea's Super Cup chances
Istanbul, Aug 13 (IANS) Chelsea coach Frank Lampard said on Tuesday that he is confident about his teams chances in the UEFA Super Cup tie against Liverpool to be played in Istanbul on Wednesday.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Argentina's 1986 World Cup hero dies aged 62
Buenos Aires, Aug 13 (IANS) Argentine World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown has died at the age of 62. His former club Estudiantes de La Plata tweeted on Sunday that the former centre back died following a long battle with Alzheimer's.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Abidal travels to Paris to negotiate with PSG on Neymar
Barcelona, Aug 13 (IANS) Barcelonas director of football Eric Abidal on Tuesday travelled to Paris to negotiate with Paris Saint Germain over the transfer of their star forward Neymar, sources inside the Spanish club said.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Lampard optimistic of Chelsea's Super Cup chances
Istanbul, Aug 13 (IANS) Chelsea coach Frank Lampard said on Tuesday that he is confident about his teams chances in the UEFA Super Cup tie against Liverpool to be played in Istanbul on Wednesday.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Argentina's 1986 World Cup hero dies aged 62
Buenos Aires, Aug 13 (IANS) Argentine World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown has died at the age of 62. His former club Estudiantes de La Plata tweeted on Sunday that the former centre back died following a long battle with Alzheimer's.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Abidal travels to Paris to negotiate with PSG on Neymar
Barcelona, Aug 13 (IANS) Barcelonas director of football Eric Abidal on Tuesday travelled to Paris to negotiate with Paris Saint Germain over the transfer of their star forward Neymar, sources inside the Spanish club said.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bayern sign winger Perisic on loan
Berlin, Aug 13 (IANS) Croatian winger Ivan Perisic has moved from Inter Milan to Bayern Munich on a season-long loan deal, the German club announced on Tuesday.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Mangala arrives to strengthen Valencia squad
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Valencia continue to strengthen ahead of the new season with the signing of central defender Eliaquim Mangala on a free transfer from Manchester City.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barcelona trample Napoli 4-0 in pre-season friendly
Ann Arbor (USA), Aug 11 (IANS) Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez once again led the attack for FC Barcelona, scoring two goals in the Spanish team's 4-0 drubbing of Napoli in a friendly that was part of the teams' pre-season tour of the US.
2019-08-11
Category: India, United Nation,Sports,Football
Messi beats Ronaldo to UEFA's Goal of Season award
Madrid, Aug 10 (IANS) Lionel Messi has been awarded UEFA's Goal of the Season award for his free-kick against Liverpool at Camp Nou last season.
2019-08-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
David Silva is Manchester City's new captain: Guardiola
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Spanish midfielder David Silva has been named Manchester Citys captain, the Premier League reigning champions coach Pep Guardiola has said.
2019-08-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Real Madrid's number 7 jersey goes to Hazard
Madrid, Aug 10 (IANS) Real Madrid has announced the teams new shirt numbers for the upcoming season, revealing that Eden Hazard has been given the famed number seven jersey, a legacy of former legends at the club.
2019-08-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mohun Bagan condemn razing of East Bengal's centenary gate
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan on Thursday condemned the incident in which some persons wearing their club jerseys brought down East Bengal's overhead gate erected to commemorate the centenary celebrations at the club tent.
2019-08-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir battle odds to beat Chennai 1-0
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 7 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC beat Chennai City FC 1-0 through a last minute goal in the 129th edition of the Durand Cup on Wednesday despite getting minimal time to practice ahead of the match.
2019-08-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Diego Forlan retires from professional game
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Uruguay great Diego Forlan, who played for Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, has retired from the professional game.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Subroto Cup diamond jubilee edition from Aug 20
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Asia's largest youth football tournament, the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament, is all set to kick-off in the national capital from August 20, and the tournament this year will see a record participation of 112 teams, including 16 international teams, vying for the coveted winners prize in the Sub Junior Boys (U-14), Junior (U-17) Boys and Girls categories.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
East Bengal & Mohun Bagan keen to join ISL bandwagon
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) On a day when FIFA sent in a strongly-worded letter asking I-League clubs to work in tandem with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), it has also come to light that the two giants of club football in the country -- East Bengal and Mohun Bagan -- are trying their best to hold talks with Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) to get an entry into the Indian Super League (ISL) at the earliest.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Work closely with AIFF: FIFA to I-League clubs
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) In a major move, FIFA has asked I-League clubs to co-operate with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and work towards the development of football in the country.
2019-08-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Rooney to join Derby County as player-cum-coach in Jan 2020
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Former England captain Wayne Rooney is joining English second-tier side Derby County as a player-cum-coach. The former Manchester United star, who is currently playing in USA for Major League Soccer side DC United, will be allowed to see out the ongoing season there and join Derby in January 2020.
2019-08-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Suarez grabs Gamper trophy for Barca in final seconds
Barcelona, Aug 5 (IANS) An acrobatic shot in the last minute of play by Uruguay's Luis Suarez has brought home the 54th Joan Gamper Trophy to Barcelona with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in a rather typical pre-season friendly match.
2019-08-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Dortmund surprise Bayern 2-0 in German Supercup
Dortmund (Germany), Aug 4 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund stunned Bayern Munich 2-0 in the German Supercup final on the strength of goals by Paco Alcacer and Jadon Sancho.
2019-08-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
United coach Solskjaer confirms signing of Harry Maguire
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the signing of Premier League club Leicester Citys Harry Maguire and the ace defender is set to complete his move to the Old Trafford during this week.
2019-08-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Messi given three-match international ban
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been given a three-month ban from international football for his claim that the Copa America in Brazil was influenced by corruption.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Courtois, Jovic return to Real Madrid's group training
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS) Real Madrids second training session to be held after the Audi Cup featured the presence of Thibaut Courtois and Luka Jovic, who completed the whole session with the group.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Barcelona announces Malcom transfer to Zenit Saint Petersburg
Barcelona, Aug 3 (IANS) Barcelona has announced the transfer of its forward Malcom Filipe de Oliveira to Russias Zenit Saint Petersburg.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
I want Neymar to stay: Mbappe
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Paris Saint Germains forward Kylian Mbappe has said he wanted Neymar to stay at the French powerhouse amid reports that link the Brazilian star with a move out of the Le Parc des Princes stadium.
2019-08-03
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Meghalaya Baby League set to kick off on Saturday
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The second edition of the Meghalaya Baby League (MBL), one of India's largest junior football leagues which aims to groom professional footballers, will kick off on Saturday here in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Meghalaya,Sports,Football
Gokulam Kerala FC sign 2 goalkeepers for upcoming season
Kozhikode, Aug 1 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC on Thursday signed goalkeepers C.K. Ubaid and Vigneshwaran Bhaskaran for the upcoming season.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Ex-Spurs striker sorry for 'accidentally' live streaming sex tape
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Clinton N'Jie has apologised for 'accidentally' live streaming his own sex tape, saying he "pressed the wrong button" on his phone.
2019-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
US coach Ellis to step down after consecutive WC titles
Chicago, July 31 (IANS) Jill Ellis, who led the US women's national football team to historic back-to-back FIFA Women's World Cup titles in Canada (2015) and France (2019), will step down as head coach following the completion of the Victory Tour in early October.
2019-07-31
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Sevilla conducts intra-centre tournament at LaLiga Football Schools
Pune, July 30 (IANS) LaLiga Football Schools and its partner in Pune, Sevilla FC, conducted an intra-centre tournament on July 27 and 28, a statement said.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
PUMA partners with Man City manager Pep Guardiola
Herzogenaurach (Germany), July 30 (IANS) PUMA on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Manchester City FC Manager Pep Guardiola.
2019-07-30
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
East Bengal sponsors likely to sever ties with club soon
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Quess Corp, East Bengal's title sponsors, on Monday hinted that they will sever ties with the club amid reports of a fallout between them and the outfit's board members.
2019-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football