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  • Beckham, Ronaldo send Ferguson get-well messages

    London: Manchester United former players including David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo sent best wishes messages on Sunday to Alex Ferguson who remains in intensive care after after undergoing brain surgery. The legendary Scottish former trainer of Manchester United, which he managed...

  • Messi hat-trick helps Barca seal Spanish League title

    Madrid: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as FC Barcelona won 4-2 away to Deportivo la Coruna to be confirmed as Spanish La Liga Champions for the 25th time in their football history and the third time in five years. Messi scored in the 38th, 82nd and 88th minute, after Phillipe Coutinho...

  • Champions League: Bayern edge Sevilla 2-1 in quarterfinal 1st leg

    Seville (Spain): Bayern Munich came back from a deficit here Tuesday to defeat Sevilla 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final and give the Spanish club a high mountain to climb in next week's return engagement in Germany.Playing without their on-field leader, the suspended...

  • Hazard wins Belgian player of the year award

    London, Jan 3 (IANS) For his sterling performances this season and the last one, Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been named the Belgian football federation KBVB's "Devil of the Year", seeing off competition from Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku.Hazard...

  • Dijk eager to work with Klopp

    Liverpool: Having signed for English Premier League (EPL) giants Liverpool FC, central defender Virgil van Dijk asserted on Monday that he is looking forward to working with celebrated coach Jürgen Klopp. "Everybody obviously from a Liverpool perspective knows how he is; how lively he is, how...

  • Barcelona accepts terms for Mascherano move to CSL

    Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS) Catalan giants Barcelona have accepted the terms for their star defender Javier Mascherano to join the Chinese Super League (CSL) in the January transfer window.According to reports by Marca, the two parties made a deal that will see the Argentina international depart for...

  • West Ham's Lanzini banned for two matches for diving

    London, Dec 20 (IANS) West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini has been banned for two matches for diving in Saturday's English Premier League win at Stoke, the FA announced here.The 24-year-old Argentine forward fell to the ground as he was challenged by defender Erik Pieters and the Hammers were awarded...

  • ISL: Mumbai City end Chennaiyin FC's winning streak

    Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Mumbai City FC put an end to Chennaiyin FCs hat-trick of victories with a gritty 1-0 win in the fifth round of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.Achille Emana kept his cool to convert a 60th-minute penalty for the only goal of the match...

  • Sports can help de-radicalise Kashmir youth: Woman footballer

    New Delhi: Sports could be the best medium to de-radicalise Kashmir youth, says a woman footballer whose viral picture showing her hurling stones at security forces once earned her the tag of stone-pelter. Afshan Ashiq, 23 -- the latest sports sensation from the troubled valley -- said...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...