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Champions League: Real face Sheriff, Atletico meet Milan away
Madrid, Sep 27 (IANS) Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are both in Champions League action on Tuesday with Real Madrid facing FC Sheriff Tiraspol and Atletico visiting AC Milan.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Mohammedan Sporting overcome Bengaluru United to reach sixth final
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Century old local favourites Mohammedan Sporting (MDSP), overcame FC Bengaluru United (FCBU) 4-2 in extra-time in the semi-finals of the 130th Durand Cup at Kolkatas Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Monday, to make their sixth finals of the iconic tournament.
2021-09-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mumbai City FC sign goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Mumbai City FC have signed up goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz on a three-year contract until May 2024, the franchise announced on Monday. The 21-year-old, a product of AIFF Elite Academy, joins the defending ISL champions from FC Goa.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Dennerby names 23-member Indian women's squad for UAE friendlies
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian women's team head coach Thomas Dennerby has named a 23-member squad for the upcoming friendly matches in the UAE and Bahrain, starting from Saturday, October 2, 2021.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Arsenal take north London bragging rights; Wolves beat Southampton
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Arsenal continued their recovery with a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby thanks to an impressive first-half performance. Goals from Emile Smith-Rowe after 12 minutes, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after 27 minutes and a third from Bukayo Saka just six minutes later on Sunday evening saw Arsenal flying, while Spurs looked chaotic.
2021-09-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Mohammedan bank on fans' support against Bengaluru United in semis
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Strong and vociferous local support could turn out to be the key factor, as local favourites Mohammedan SC (MDSP) take on FC Bengaluru United (FCBU) in the first semi-final of the 130th Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) here on Monday.
2021-09-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Stimac names 23-member squad for SAFF Championship in Maldives
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Indian men's national team coach Igor Stimac has named a list of 23 players for the forthcoming SAFF Championship which kicks off in the Maldives from October 1. The final of the championship is slated for October 16.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Man City get revenge over Chelsea, Villa end Man United jinx
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Manchester City gained a modicum of revenge for their defeat to Chelsea in last season's Champions League final when they won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
2021-09-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC overcome gritty Army Green to enter semis
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Bengaluru FC (BFC) came from behind to beat Army Green 3-2 in the final quarter-final encounter of the 130th Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Saturday and set up a last-four clash with FC Goa on Wednesday.
2021-09-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Jobs on the line in La Liga this weekend (preview)
Madrid, Sep 24 (IANS) The seventh round of matches in La Liga kicks off on Saturday with several coaches in danger of losing their jobs if results go against them.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Chelsea-Man City, Arsenal-Spurs key games in Premier League this weekend
London, Sep 24 (IANS) There are two standout games in the Premier League this weekend as Chelsea entertain Manchester City in a repeat of last season's Champions League final, while Arsenal face Tottenham on Sunday in a North London derby between two teams in need.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: FC Goa beat Delhi FC 5-1, storm into semis
Kalyani, Sep 24 (IANS) FC Goa continued their brilliant run to outplay Delhi FC 5-1 in a quarter-final match of the 130th Durand Cup football tournament at the Kalyani stadium on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mumbai City FC pick Brazilian forward Catatau on loan
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Mumbai City FC have secured the serves of forward Ygor Catatau on a season-long loan from Brazilian side Madureira Esporte Clube.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Problems mount for Koeman after Barcelona's away draw with Cadiz
Madrid, Sep 24 (IANS) The pressure continues to mount on FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman after his side was held to a 0-0 draw away to Cadiz on Thursday evening.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Mohammedan Sporting knock out defending champions Gokulam Kerala
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Local favourites Mohammedan Sporting Club have reached the 130th Durand Cup semi-finals, knocking out defending champions Gokulam Kerala with a 1-0 victory in front of a limited capacity home crowd at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK).
2021-09-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Army Red v Bengaluru United quarter-final called off due to Covid case
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) The Durand Cup quarter-final match between Army Red and FC Bengaluru United (FCBU), scheduled for Friday at the Kalyani stadium, has been called off after a Army Red player tested positive for Covid-19 virus on Thursday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
English Premier League clubs could trial safe standing
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Premier League and Championship League clubs could apply for licensed safe standing to participate in the trial return of standing areas at football grounds, the country's Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) has announced.
2021-09-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Suarez brace lifts Atletico back to top of La Liga
Madrid, Sep 22 (IANS) Luis Suarez scored two headers in the last 12 minutes to give Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win away to Getafe and take them momentarily to the top of La Liga.
2021-09-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
ISL 2021: With balanced side, Bozidar confident of Chennaiyin's chances
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) A well-balanced side with a good combination of youth and experience will help Chennaiyin FC produce good results in the upcoming 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) season, feels the team's head coach Bozidar Bandovic.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Bengaluru, Delhi FC in quarters with contrasting wins
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Indian Super League (ISL) winner Bengaluru FC came back from two goals down for a 5-3 win while Delhi FC held on to a lone-goal victory against Kerala Blasters as both made it to the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup here on Tuesday.
2021-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Time running out for Koeman after Granada debacle
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) The pressure continues to grow on FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman after his sides 1-1 draw at home to Granada on Monday night.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Brazil great Roberto Carlos backs FIFA calendar revamp
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazil World Cup winner Roberto Carlos has endorsed plans to overhaul the international football calendar, saying the mooted changes would reduce the physical burden on players.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
La Liga: Real Madrid look to extend lead against Mallorca
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Former champion Real Madrid look to extend their lead at the top of La Liga when they entertain Mallorca on Wednesday night.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Eye on AFC Cup inter-zone final, ATKMB take on Uzbekistan's FC Nasaf
Qarshi (Uzbekistan), Sep 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK Mohun Bagan will eye a place in the AFC Cup inter-zone final when they take on Uzbekistan's FC Nasaf in their inter-zone semifinal at the Markaziy Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Uzbekistan,Sports,Football
Araujo saves a point for struggling Barca against Granada
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) FC Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo headed home an 89th-minute equaliser for his side to save a 1-1 draw at home to Granada, but the goal and an excellent performance from the Uruguayan does little to hide the fact that Barca are a club desperately struggling for form and confidence.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kerala Govt, AIFF to collaborate for development of football
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala will host an international football tournament for women in Kochi in December 2021 as part of a collaboration with the All India Football Federation to promote and encourage football at various levels.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Bengaluru FC take on Indian Navy with quarters in sight
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Former ISL champions Bengaluru FC will lock horns with Indian Navy Football Team for a spot in the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup on Tuesday at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK).
2021-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Real Madrid win in Valencia to go top as rivals slip up
Madrid, Sep 20 (IANS) Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 away to Valencia and open up a two-point gap at the top of La Liga on Sunday night.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ronaldo, Lingard score as Man Utd get past West Ham, but Chelsea go top
London, Sep 20 (IANS) David de Gea saved a 95th minute penalty from West Ham's veteran midfielder Mark Noble to give Manchester United a dramatic 2-1 win in the London Stadium. Manchester United had fought back from a goal down after Said Benrahma had put West Ham ahead after 30 minutes.
2021-09-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Champions Gokulam Kerala and Army Red through to Durand quarters
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Defending Champions Gokulam Kerala FC and the Army Red Football Team advanced from Group D, reaching the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup in contrasting styles on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Pressure on Barca coach Koeman ahead of Granada game
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman faces a key test on Monday night when his side plays Granada in the Camp Nou Stadium.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
I think we did a really great, great job: Son Heung-min
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Son Heung-min is currently regarded as the most popular Asian footballer in the world. Son, who also serves as the captain of the South Korean national team, is also known as one of the nicest guys to ever step on the football field. Ahead of Tottenham's match against Chelsea on Sunday evening, Son, currently in doubt for the match due to a calf injury, spoke on a variety of topics. Excerpts:
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amrinder not losing sleep over upcoming AFC Cup tie against FC Nasaf
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Amrinder Singh believes his team has a very strong squad and can win the 2021 AFC Cup as well as the 2021/22 Indian Super League (ISL). ATKMB are playing FC Nasaf in Uzbekistan in their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal on September 22 and their ISL campaign starts against Kerala Blasters FC on November 19 in Fatorda.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Atletico Madrid held by Athletic Club Bilbao in La Liga
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid went to bed as league leaders in Spain on Saturday night, but Diego Simeone's side will be frustrated after being held to a 0-0 draw by an effective and disciplined Athletic Club Bilbao side that had the best chances to win the match.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Liverpool cruise but Manchester City drop points in Premier League
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Sadio Mane's 100th goal for Liverpool helped his side go top of the Premier League on Saturday evening after a 3-0 win at home to Crystal Palace. Mane seized on a rebound following Mohamed Salah's header two minutes before halftime, but Liverpool had to wait until the 78th minute for their second of the game when Salah scored following a corner and Nabi Keita added a third in the last minute.
2021-09-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Valencia, Real Madrid to test each other's credentials in key clash
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The top two sides in La Liga go head to head when Real Madrid visit Valencia on Sunday evening.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Hyderabad FC to face Army Red in a must-win encounter
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) With a spot in the knockout phase for the taking, ISL side Hyderabad FC meet a confident Army Red Football Team in a Group D game at the 130th Durand Cup on Sunday, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK). A win will ensure either team's passage to the knockout stage of the iconic tournament.
2021-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL champs Mumbai City FC sign versatile Gurkirat Singh for 3 years
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Saturday announce the signing of Gurkirat Singh who joins the Islanders from Indian Arrows. The 18-year-old joins the defending Indian Super League (ISL) Shield winners and champions on a three-year contract until May 2024 with an option to extend it for another season.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Four things to look out for in Spain's Matchday 5
Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) The fifth round of matches in La Liga sees the top two sides go head-to-head, while Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao face off and Barcelona need to convince to ease the pressure on Ronald Koeman. Here are some things to look out for this weekend in Spain.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pele recovering well after 'little step back': Daughter
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS) Pele is recovering well after surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, his daughter has said.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Army Green enter quarters; FC Goa push Jamshedpur out
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Former champions Army Green beat I-league side Sudeva Delhi FC 1-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup here on Friday. Deepak Singh, their two-goal hero from their 3-1 win against Jamshedpur FC (JFC) earlier in the tournament, was on target again to see the Greens through.
2021-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ATK Mohun Bagan name squad for AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Friday announced the squad for their AFC Cup inter-zone semifinal against FC Nasaf in Uzbekistan after a series of tests at a camp in Dubai. There have been some changes to the squad that featured in Group D, South Zone last month in the Maldives.
2021-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: 10-man Gokulam overcome Hyderabad FC 1-0
Kalyani, Sep 16 (IANS) Ghanian forward Rahim Osumanu scored the only goal as defending Champions Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC) prevailed over Hyderabad FC 1-0 in Group D encounter of the 130th Durand Cup at the Kalyani stadium here on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Jamshedpur FC faces a tough challenge against FC Goa
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) In a clash between two ISL teams, Jamshedpur FC face FC Goa in a crucial Group B game to stay in the hunt for a spot in the quarter-finals of the 130th Durand Cup at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Friday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Champions League: Real Madrid make winning start against Inter
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Real Madrid, the most successful team in UEFA Champions League history, started their latest campaign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win against Italian side Inter Milan at the San Siro, Milan. Italy.
2021-09-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Champions League: Messi, Neymar fail; Mbappe injured as PSG held to draw
Brugge (Belgium), Sep 16 (IANS) Lionel Messi's first UEFA Champions League match for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) did not produce the desired result as the star-studded French club were held 1-1 by modest Belgium Champions Club Brugge in a Group A clash.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Football
Bayern preparing for crunch time in Champions League knockout stage
Berlin, Sep 15 (IANS) "It's too early to talk about favourites," former Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said after the Bavarians demonstrated power by crushing a wavering Barcelona 3-0 in their group opener of the Champions League.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Jamshedpur FC to aim for top-four finish in ISL this season: New signing Stewart
Jamshedpur, Sep 15 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC's new signing, Greg Stewart is eyeing nothing less than a top-four finish in the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL). Last season, the club finished sixth on the points table, four points off four-placed FC Goa, and the Scot believes the club under Owen Coyle is determined to improve on that performance in a big way by reaching the semifinals in 2021/22, admitting at the same time that there would be pressure on them on account of expectations.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Football
Pele leaves intensive care post-surgery
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele has been moved out of intensive care, 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove a tumour from his colon, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday (IST).
2021-09-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Dortmund eying silverware as Haaland starts farewell tour
Berlin, Sep 14 (IANS) Most fans of Borussia Dortmund claim they can already feel the forthcoming parting pain.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football