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  • Ronaldo's goal: Seven children, seven Ballon d'Or awards

    Madrid: Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards before retiring.The 32-year-old already has four Ballon d'Or awards to his name in a career spanning 15 years. However, the Real Madrid forward, who recently became father to his fourth child said he...

  • Messi set for 600th Barcelona appearance

    Madrid, Nov 3 (IANS) Lionel Messi will make his 600th official appearance for FC Barcelona when they host Sevilla at the Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday.Only Xavi Hernandez (767) and Andres Iniesta (642) have played more games for Barca than the 30-year-old who made his debut on October 16, 2004. And n...

  • U-17 WC: Spain, England eye maiden title

    Kolkata: England and Spain will have their eyes firmly trained on the history books waiting to christen them as first-time champions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup when the two footballing hotshots renew acquaintances in the hotly-anticipated final here on Saturday.In the first all-European final of thi...

  • India has a ball, gets FIFA chief Infantino's thumbs up

    Kolkata: FIFA president Giani Infantino said on Thursday that "India is a football country now," moments after arriving in the city to chair the FIFA Council meeting to be held on Friday and attend the U-17 World Cup final.Asked about the successful organisation of the U-17 World Cup, the 47-year-ol...

  • U-17 WC: Lip-smacking encounter on cards as Brazil-Germany meet

    Kolkata: A humdinger will be on the cards when traditional football heavyweights Brazil and Germany face off in a marquee quarter-final clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.In front of an expected crowd of over 60,000 at the venue which has been r...

  • On-song England aim to seal knockouts berth against Mexico

    Kolkata: On a high after a flawless display against Chile, contenders England will look to sealing their berth for the knockout stages with a victory over two-time champions Mexico in a Group F tie here at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Wednesday.The Young Lions, as they are nicknamed bac...

  • Egypt headed for World Cup for 1st time in 28 years

    Cairo: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored twice in a 2-1 win over Congo to secure a World Cup berth for Egypt for the first time in 28 years.After Ghana and Uganda drew 0-0 on Saturday in Group E, Egypt needed a win in Sunday evening's match to make the cut for Russia 2018 in the penultimate rou...

  • U-17 World Cup: We are ready to surprise everyone, says defender Stalin

    New Delhi: India Under-17 football team's defender Sanjeev Stalin on Monday said that despite starting the U-17 FIFA World Cup as underdogs, they are ready to "surprise everyone" when the tournament starts on Friday. "We are confident in our collective ability as a team going into the FIFA U-17...

  • 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...