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Xavi ends Barca speculations, signs contract extension with Al-Sadd
Doha, July 5 (IANS) Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez poured cold water over a potential move back to Barcelona in the capacity of manager as he signed a contract extension at his current club Al-Sadd in Qatar.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
'Ganguly already co-owner, so eligible to become director of ATK-MB'
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is eligible to be one of the directors of the merged Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK-Mohun Bagan ahead of the upcoming season, by virtue of him being one of the team co-owners.
2020-07-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Not going to speculate on Messi's future, says Barca coach Setien
Barcelona, July 5 (IANS) Barcelona manager Quique Setien downplayed talisman Lionel Messi's exit rumours and stated he has been training well despite speculations surrounding his future.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Scholes urges Man Utd to buy a pacy defender to partner Maguire
Manchester, July 5 (IANS) Former midfielder Paul Scholes urged Manchester United to buy a pacy centre-back to partner Harry Maguire in the defence as, according to him, the Englishman has the tendency to get caught by speedy forwards.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Japanese top football league resumes after Covid-19 break
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) The J-League first division, the top tier of the Japanese football league system, resumed behind closed doors after a near four-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
ISL helping young players make career out of football, says Hume
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Former Leicester City FC striker Iain Hume feels that the Indian Super League (ISL) is helping young Indian players make a career for themselves in football, driven by the investments made by the clubs and the league.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Ronaldo relieved after ending free-kick duck at Juve, says Sarri
Turin (Italy), July 5 (IANS) Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri said that Cristiano Ronaldo was relieved to have finally broken his duck from free-kick situations. Ronaldo scored from a free-kick on Saturday against local rivals Torino.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
It's been a great week, says rising Arsenal star Saka
London, July 5 (IANS) It was a week to remember for Arsenal's young star Bukayo Saka after he celebrated signing a new long-term contract by scoring the opener in the Gunners' victory at Wolves on Saturday.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Guardiola confident of Man City overturning Champions League ban
London, July 5 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed confidence that the two-year ban on the club from UEFA competitions will be overturned. City have appealed to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) against UEFA's ban for an alleged breach of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules between 2012 and 2016 and a decision is expected to be announced on July 13.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Comparing Greenwood with Rooney, Ronaldo won't be fair: Solksjaer
Manchester, July 5 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was all-praise for striker Mason Greenwood after the 18-year-old's brace helped them to a 5-2 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bayern defend German Cup title with 4-2 win over Leverkusen
Berlin, July 5 (IANS) German champions Bayern Munich extended their domestic domination by winning their 20th German Cup title with a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the final. Robert Lewandowski scored twice while Serge Gnabry and David Alaba were both on the scoresheet.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ibrahimovic scores on return from injury, dents Lazio's title hopes
Rome, July 5 (IANS) Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored from the spot on his first match since the season restart as AC Milan beat Lazio 3-0 to dent the latter's chances of winning the Serie A title. The defeat puts Lazio seven points behind leaders Juventus with eight games to play.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Mourinho 'disturbed' by Spurs' lack of fight in 3-1 defeat to Sheffield
London, July 4 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said that the team's lack of fight in their 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United was concerning. Spurs' hopes of making it to the Champions League was given a significant blow when they were completely outplayed by Sheffield earlier in the week.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ronaldo & Messi playing at the same club would be massive, feels Rivaldo
Rio de Janiero, July 4 (IANS) Former Brazil midfielder Rivaldo feels Lionel Messi could join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, also adding that the superstar could join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus if things fall into place.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
FIFA to inspect 2021 U-20 World Cup venues in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 4 (IANS) FIFA delegates will visit Indonesia in September to closely look at and assess the condition of venues of the 2021 U-20 World Cup, the Indonesian Football Association said.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Indonesia,Sports,Football
Need to do everything to try and stay where we are now: Chamberlain
London, July 4 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said Jurgen Klopp has bigger aims with the club and they want to remain consistent in their success and not be a flash in the pan.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Bengaluru FC conferred two-star Academy status by AFC
Bengaluru, July 4 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has conferred Bengaluru Football Clubs Youth Development Program with a two-star Academy status, in addition to its endorsement of the All India Football Federation with full membership of its AFC Elite Youth Scheme.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Barcelona eye move for Brazil U-23 goalkeeper Ivan Quaresma
Rio de Janeiro, July 4 (IANS) Barcelona could make a bid to sign Brazil Under-23 goalkeeper Ivan Quaresma, according to media reports in the South American country.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Have habit of keeping notes to minimise mistakes: Kotal
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) It was from his U-19 days at the All India Football Federation (AIFF) centre in Goa that Pritam Kotal developed the habit of scribbling down every practice session in his personal diary.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Football Delhi waives off players registration fee
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Football Delhi in its executive committee meeting decided not to charge any registration fees for player enrollment and also waive off the fees for football academy accreditation and licensing process till March 31 next year to lessen the financial burden on players, clubs and academies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Won't give Premier League matches to youngsters just for fun: Klopp
London, July 4 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the club's youngsters won't get Premier League games just because they have already won the title and can experiment in the six league games left to be played this season.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Forward Gabriek Martinelli signs new long-term deal with Arsenal
London, July 4 (IANS) Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, securing his future with the Premier League club.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
AFC endorses AIFF with full membership of AFC elite youth scheme
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has conferred the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with the AFC Elite Youth Scheme full membership status.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Barcelona's Umtiti, Real Sociedad's Januzaj ruled out with injury
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) FC Barcelona are likely to be without central defender Samuel Umtiti for the rest of the season after the French international began treatment to try and resolve ongoing problems with his left knee.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Will need at least one training camp before facing Qatar: Kotal
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Indian team will need at least one full training camp to be adequately prepared for their match against Qatar, according to defender Pritam Kotal.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Gap between top two teams and rest is really big, says Arteta
London, July 3 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated the rest of the teams are playing catch-up with top two teams in the land, namely Liverpool and Manchester City, so the summer transfer window will be crucial not just for them but others as well.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Solksjaer warns players against complacency ahead of Bournemouth clash
Manchester, July 3 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned players that they cannot commit the mistake of taking their upcoming opponents lightly despite their good run of form.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hosting AFC Asian Cup 2022 will give us extra motivation, says Bala Devi
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indian women's football team forward Bala Devi feels that the announcement of India hosting the AFC Asian Cup 2022 has further motivated her to remain at peak fitness as and when she can hit the training ground once again.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Zidane wants Messi to stay in LaLiga amid exit rumours
Madrid, July 3 (IANS) Putting his rivalry aside with Barcelona, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said he wants star forward Lionel Messi to stay at the Catalan Giants amid rumours linking him with a move away from the club.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bayern Munich announce Leroy Sane signing in five-year deal
Munich, July 3 (IANS) German giants Bayern Munich on Friday announced the signing of winger Leroy Sane from Premier League side Manchester City. Sane signed a five-year contract with Bayern that will see him at the club till 30 June, 2025.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Portuguese Paulo Sousa quits as Bordeaux's coach
Paris, July 3 (IANS) Paulo Sousa has chosen to end the spell as coach of French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
2020-07-03
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Manchester City honour PL champions Liverpool before thashing them
Manchester, July 3 (IANS) In a humble gesture, newly crowned Premier League champions Liverpool were given a guard of honour by Manchester City players before the start of Thursday night's game played at the Etihad Stadium. However, City showed no respite in their performance and were absolutely ruthless as they thrashed Liverpool 4-0.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Messi unwilling to extend contract with Barca after 2021: report
Barcelona, July 3 (IANS) Star striker Lionel Messi has reportedly expressed his unwillingness to renew his contract with Barcelona, which is set to expire next year.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ramos penalty takes Real Madrid four points clear in La Liga
Madrid, July 3 (IANS) Real Madrid moved four points clear of FC Barcelona at the top of La Liga, courtesy a narrow 1-0 win at home over Getafe, which came thanks to a Sergio Ramos penalty with 12 minutes to play.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Guardiola rules out Sancho's return to Manchester City
Manchester, July 2 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola categorically denied that Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho could return to Etihad Stadium and stated the move won't make any sense. Sancho played for two years in the Manchester City youth set-up before deciding to move to Bundesliga with Dortmund in 2017.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Liverpool will want to continue their dominance against City, feels Shearer
London, July 2 (IANS) Newcastle great and former England striker Alan Shearer feels Premier League champions Liverpool will go after Manchester City's records now as the two sides meet on Thursday night.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
FIFA U-17 Women's WC: LOC, Maharashtra govt discuss preparations
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup 2021 held a video conference meeting with the Sports Minister of Maharashtra, Sunil Kedar and Vice President of Western India Football Association and Minister of Tourism and Environment of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray, to take stock of preparations for the upcoming tournament.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Newell's VP doesn't rule out doing a Maradona with Messi
London, July 2 (IANS) Argentine club Newell's Old Boys vice-president Christian D'Amico feels there remains a chance that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi might end up finishing his career at his boyhood club.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ISL has given Indian football much-needed exposure: Jhingan (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Sandesh Jhingan feels Indian football is no longer a pushover in Asia and a major role in making that happen has been played by the Indian Super League (ISL) which has given the sport the exposure it never had, both on and off the field.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Zidane rests Hazard & warns Real Madrid about overconfidence
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane caused a surprise after he left winger Eden Hazard out of his squad to face Getafe in the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Thursday night.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
FIFA hands Punjab FC 3-window transfer ban for failing to honour player contract
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Punjab FC, formerly known as Minerva Punjab FC, have been handed a three-window transfer ban by FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) for failing to pay the dues of North Macedonian footballer Hristijan Denkovski. The fiasco took place in August last year when Ranjit Bajaj was still an active decision-maker at the club and the ban was handed on Tuesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Manchester United confirm Angel Gomes departure
London, July 2 (IANS) Manchester United have confirmed that Angel Gomes has left the club as the 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera secures Pumas move
Mexico City, July 2 (IANS) Mexico international goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera has ended his 11-year spell with Toluca to join their Liga MX rivals Pumas.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
United need 3-4 players of Fernandes' quality: Neville
London, July 1 (IANS) Manchester United will have to get three or four more players in the mould of Bruno Fernandes so as to challenge for the title next season feels Gary Neville. United have not lost a match in which Fernandes has played since the Portuguese midfielders joined the Premier League giants from Sporting CP in a 55 million Euro move in January.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Akram takes over as General Secretary of Mohammedan Sporting
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Sk. Wasim Akram on Wednesday formally took charge as the General Secretary of city football outfit Mohammedan Sporting Club, a statement said.
2020-07-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Next season we will not defend anything, we will attack it: Klopp
London, July 1 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the English Premier League champions will not rest on their laurels and continue to attack teams and not just defend their crown.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sane believed he would be happier at Bayern, says Guardiola
Manchester, July 1 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Wednesday conceded that forward Leroy Sane is on his way to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich after he rejected a new deal last month.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
English Championship side Wigan Athletic goes into administration
London, July 1 (IANS) English Championship side Wigan Athletic has gone into administration, thus becoming the first English professional club to do so since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chinese Super League season to start on July 25
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Wednesday that the postponed Chinese Super League (CSL) 2020 season, which was originally scheduled to begin on February 22, will kick off on July 25.
2020-07-01
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Solksjaer hails Greenwood as 'special talent' after Brighton win
London, July 1 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lavished praise on young forward Mason Greenwood after the latter scored during the team's 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday night.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football