• India aim at berth in 2018 Asian U-23 football meet

    New Delhi: India football team chief coach Stephen Constantine, who also takes care of the Under-23 team, on Tuesday said the aim is to qualify for the Asian U-23 Championship next year."Our aim is to qualify for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship. The qualifiers are in a month's time and, hence, we can...

  • Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

    Madrid: A Spanish regional court has ordered Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo to testify before an investigating magistrate on suspicion that he defrauded the country of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes.Regional prosecutors have accused the Portugal captain of four crimes...

  • Soccer tournament for underprivileged children

    Bengaluru: Magic Feet Football Club by Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation organised a one day football tournament for the underprivileged children in the Austin Town football grounds today. This tournament is to give an opportunity to exhibit the talent and skills of these children. The objective o...

  • Australian government backs 2023 FIFA women's World Cup bid

    Canberra: The Australian government on Tuesday confirmed it was backing a national bid for Australia to host the 2023 FIFA women's World Cup on the back of recent strong performances by the national side -- nicknamed the Matildas.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the government would work with fo...

  • Spain striker Diego Costa on Palmeiras radar: Reports

    Rio de Janeiro: Spain international striker Diego Costa could join reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras after falling out of favour at English football club Chelsea, according to media reports.The Globo Esporte news portal said the Sao Paulo club is seeking to sign Brazil-born Costa on loa...

  • Goa cold to FIFA U-17 World Cup ticket sales

    By Samrat ChakrabortyNew Delhi: One of the most football crazy states in the country, Goa has surprisingly shown very little interest in the ticket sales for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held at various venues across the country from October 6.Less than 200 tickets have been sold for matches to be ...

  • Bengaluru eye qualification in crucial AFC Cup game

    Bengaluru: Hot on the heels of their Federation Cup triumph in Cuttack, an upbeat Bengaluru FC will be eyeing qualification to the next round when they take on Maziya Sports & Recreation in a Group E AFC Cup tie at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday.Bengaluru, who beat Mohun Bagan to win ...

  • Bosnia names 2018 World Cup qualifier squad against Greece

    Sarajevo (Bosnia): Bosnia and Herzegovina coach Mehmed Bazdarevic on Friday announced its squad for the 2018 World Cup football qualifier against Greece.The match will be played on June 9 at the Bilino Polje Stadium in Zenica here. Their first leg ended with 1-1 in Piraeus, reports Xinhua news agenc...

  • Expect players to work hard in preparatory Camp: Constantine

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan, India football team coach Stephen Constantine stressed on the importance of the ongoing preparatory camp in Mumbai.Constantine said he is expecting the players to do the hard work in the camp which wil...

  • Mohun Bagan favourites against Bengaluru in Fed Cup final

    Bengaluru: Defending Champions Mohun Bagan will be favourites when they cross swords with JSW Bengaluru FC in the final of the Hero Federation Cup football tournament here on Sunday.In the course of this season, Bagan will have faced Bengaluru FC six times including the final on Sunday; just days be...

  • FIFA delegation impressed with Kochi as U-17 World Cup venue

    Kochi: The visiting FIFA technical delegation, after going around the main stadium and the practice facilities here on Thursday, have expressed satisfaction with the city as one of the venues for the U-17 World Cup.According to the FIFA delegation, the venue, which is scheduled to host one pre-quart...

  • India U-17 boys lose to Benfica

    Lisbon: The India U-17 football team went down 0-3 to Portuguese club SL Benfica in a friendly match here.Luis Pinheiro (26th minute), Umero Embalo (51st) and Matos (70th) hit the target for the hosts here on Friday night.The match was part of the exposure trip to Europe for the Indian boys who will...