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Tag Archives: football

Maradona backs video assistant referee system

  Madrid: Argentinean football icon Diego Maradona voiced his support for the video assistant referee system, while acknowledging that with this technology his infamous goal against England in the 1986 World Cup would not have counted. “Football can’t fall behind. Given the rate at which technology is advancing and the fact that every sport uses it,…

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Milan confirm signing of Lazio midfielder Biglia

  Milan: AC Milan have announced the signing of Argentine veteran midfielder Lucas Biglia for the next three football seasons after reaching an agreement with Lazio for a transfer fee of 17 million euros ($19.4 million). “AC Milan are delighted to announce the signing of Lucas Biglia from SS Lazio,” the Italian club confirmed in a…

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NADA revokes India goalkeeper Paul’s provisional suspension

  New Delhi: Veteran India goalkeeper Subrata Paul on Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief after National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) revoked his provisional suspension. The NADA termed it as “unintentional” and warned All India Football Association (AIFF) to take absolute precaution for prohibited substances. “In this case, the anti-doping rule violation involves a specified substance and…

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Maradona is ‘the greatest’, says Ronaldo

  Saint Petersburg: Football legends Ronaldo Nazario and Diego Maradona exchanged words of praise after being guests of honour at the FIFA Confederations Cup final between Germany and Chile. The World Cup winners — Ronaldo for Brazil in 1994 and 2002 and Maradona for Argentina in 1986 — arrived at the Krestovsky Stadium on the same…

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FIFA chief lauds Confederations Cup semi-final

  Kazan (Russia): FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that the first semi-final of the 2017 Confederations Cup between Chile and Portugal was incredible. The match was scoreless after the end of regulation time and 30 minutes of added time on Wednesday night, reports Tass news agency. But the Chileans eventually recorded an impressive 3-0…

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Chhetri topples Rooney in highest active scorers’ list

  New Delhi: India football team skipper Sunil Chhetri has now overtaken England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as the fourth highest active international scorer in the world. After his majestic strike against Kyrgyzstan in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Chhetri, who plies his trade for Bengaluru FC in club football,…

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Swedish defender joins Man Utd from Benfica

  Manchester: English Premier League (EPL) giant Manchester United have completed signing defender Victor Lindelof from Portuguese football league title holders Benfica. The club’s website declared the signing of the 22-year-old in a statement released on Wednesday. Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho was delighted with their first summer signing and said that the 22-year-old Sweden…

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Morientes confirms India visit for Legends’ El Clasico

  Kolkata: Former Spain and Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes confirmed his India visit to play for Real Madrid Legends against FC Barcelona Legends in an “El Clasico” fixtures here on September 15. “I thank Indian fans for the support. (I am) looking forward to seeing you soon,” Morientes, who has won three Champions League titles…

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Romero helps Corinthians stay top of Brazil Serie A

Rio de Janeiro: Paraguay international striker Angel Romero struck his second goal in three matches as Corinthians stayed on top of Brazil’s Serie A football championship with a 3-2 home victory over Sao Paulo. The 24-year-old on Sunday netted in the seventh minute before Gabriel and Jadson also hit the target at Corinthians Arena. Gilberto and…

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Spain, Colombia battle to 2-2 draw in friendly

  Murcia (Spain): Spain needed a late goal from Alvaro Morata to post a 2-2 draw with Colombia in an international football friendly here. After a slow start for both teams on Wednesday, the hosts began to gel under the leadership of midfielder David Silva, who got the first chance of the night only to be…

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