• 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 name is ...

  • '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 happening ...

  • 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' Gon...

  • 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 2016-17 sea...

  • U-17 World Cup team players need clubs to play for: Bhutia

    By Debayan MukherjeeKolkata: With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) deciding to increase the number of foreigners per club in the I-League, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said the players of the national U-17 team will ned a platform after they are done with the World Cup s...

  • Bend it like Lydia: B'luru girl kicks her way to US

    By Shalet JimmyBengaluru: Five years ago, Bhagyalakshmi suffered a bout of depression. Her newborn infant suddenly went into coma and finally died three years later. When the lines of reality started blurring for Bhagyalakshmi, her dear ones decided to send her to work, thinking it would do her some...

  • I want to continue playing for Arsenal: Giroud

    London: Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud on Tuesday said he wants to continue playing for the club and give his best. "I won a few titles in my career, that is an important thing, but there is another thing which is important for me and that's that the people (see you as a) loyal warrior on t...

  • Lionel Messi marries childhood sweetheart

    Buenos Aires: Argentine football star Lionel Messi has married his childhood sweetheart in his hometown Rosario. A civil ceremony for Messi, 30, and Antonela Roccuzzo, 29, was held at a luxury hotel in the city of Rosario on Friday, reports the BBC.Messi met Roccuzzo when he was just five years old....

  • Moosa appointed Bengaluru FC assistant coach

    Bengaluru: Indian Super League (ISL) football side Bengaluru FC on Thursday announced the appointment of AFC pro-licensed coach Naushad Moosa as their assistant coach for the first team as well as head coach of the newly-formed reserve side. Moosa has formerly served as head of youth development and...