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Tag Archives: football

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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Man United in talks with Real Madrid over Bale move: Report

  Manchester: English football giant Manchester United is holding talks with Real Madrid over a possible move for Welsh forward Gareth Bale this summer transfer window, according to a media report. British daily The Independent, quoting multiple sources in Spain and Manchester, reported that reigning Spanish champions Real are willing to listen to offers from United…

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Sampaoli unveiled as new coach of Argentina football team

Buenos Aires: Jorge Sampaoli was unveiled as the new coach of the Argentine football team, and said “it is a dream that I sought after for a long time”. At a press conference at the Argentinean Football Association (AFA) building in Buenos Aires on Thursday, Sampaoli said he had “100 players under observation”, reports Xinhua news…

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Maradona declines offer to commentate with Pele

  Rio de Janeiro:  Maradona has declined an offer to join his long-time rival Pele as a guest commentator for Brazil’s friendly against Argentina in Australia next week. The Brazilian Football Confederation approached the Argentine legend earlier this month after securing exclusive broadcasting rights for Brazil’s international friendlies, Xinhua reported on Tuesday citing the Folha de…

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Ecuador name weakened squad for football friendlies

Quito: Ecuador chief coach Gustavo Quinteros has named a weakened football squad for the friendlies against Venezuela and El Salvador next month. Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia, Espanyol’s Felipe Caicedo and Swansea’s Jefferson Montero were among the names missing from Quinteros’ 25-man squad on Monday. Also absent were Gremio’s Miller Bolanos, River Plate’s Arturo Mina, FC Rostov’s…

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