• German striker Werner dreams of Europe's top clubs

    Berlin: After his debut in the Champions League with RB Leipzig, Germany striker Timo Werner is dreaming of playing for Europe's top football clubs."Every footballer dreams of playing for a top club," said 21-year old Werner as his side drew 1-1 against last season's Champions League semi-finalists ...

  • India drops to 107 in FIFA ranking

    Zurich: The Indian football team has dropped 10 places to 107 in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.The Sunil Chhetri-led side registered two victories and a draw in three matches after they were placed at the 97th spot in August.India defeated Mauritius and held Saint Kitts and Nevis to a...

  • Villa delighted to be back in Spain football squad

    Madrid: Spain international striker David Villa spoke of his delight at receiving a shock call up from Spain coach Julen Lopetegui for the upcoming football World Cup qualifying matches against Italy and Liechtenstein.The Italy game on Saturday will decide whether the Spanish directly book their tic...

  • Dortmund forward Dembele joins FC Barcelona

    Madrid: French forward Ousmane Dembele will be FC Barcelona's new footballer this season after the Catalan club and Borussia Dortmund reached an agreement, the Spanish La Liga giants have announced.According to a FC Barcelona statement on Friday, the deal with the German Bundesliga side included a t...

  • John Abraham bats for home-grown footballers rather than signing 30-plus legends

    Shillong: Bollywood actor and owner of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC, John Abraham, believes in grooming for home-grown footballers, rather than signing 30-plus have-been international stars. "I honestly believe we need to create heroes in our own country. I think that...

  • Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Maradona

    Kolkata: Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta are among those who have confirmed their availability for the charity match to be played here involving Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the organisers said.Mohun...

  • Coutinho excluded from Liverpool's Champions League tie squad

    Liverpool: Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho will not be travelling to Hoffenheim for Liverpool's Champions League tie as he has been omitted from the squad. Liverpool play a Champions League playoff tie against Hoffenheim on Tuesday. According to the club's Twitter handle, the player's nam...

  • 'Two simultaneous leagues will benefit Indian footballers'

    Vasco (Goa): Running both the Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League simultaneously will help footballers stick to a certain style of play rather then having to adapt to two different modules like before, says FC Goa assistant coach Derrick Pereira, a former India star. "The thing that is happe...

  • With Messi, Neymar, Lewandowski it will always be a fight: Ronaldo

    Madrid: Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo said there will always be a fight against the best footballers in the world for the top honour in the game. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner named Barcelona stars Lionel Messi, Neymar alongwith Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Juventus...

  • FIFA may undertake final inspection before U-17 World Cup in India

    By Debayan MukherjeeKolkata: Iterating that the infrastructure and other preparations for the U-17 soccer World Cup are on track, a key organising committee official said FIFA, world football's governing body, may undertake one last inspection of the venues closer to the showpiece event that is slat...

  • New ISL club Jamshedpur FC to rely on its young talent

    By Debayan MukherjeeKolkata: New Indian Super League (ISL) club Jamshedpur FC are promising to dish out an attractive brand of football in their debut season where they will get to test their youthful talent developed at the Tata Football Academy (TFA).Promoted by Tata Steel, the club management say...

  • Bengaluru FC sign winger Antonio Dovale for ISL

    Bengaluru: Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC on Monday announced the signing of winger Antonio Rodriguez Dovale for the 2017-18 campaign. Twenty seven-year-old 'Toni', as he is widely known, joins Bengaluru from Spanish second division side Rayo Vallecano with whom he spent the 2016-1...