India U-16 beat Hong Kong to win Jockey Youth Cup
India U-16 beat Hong Kong to win Jockey Youth Cup


HONG KONG: India U-16 were crowned champions of the Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament after defeating hosts Hong Kong 4-2 in the final here today. A brace from Bekey Oram in the first half and goals from Rohit Danu and Lalrokima in the second-half settled the issue for India. This was the India’s third

Minerva Punjab FC win Nike Premier Cup Minerva Punjab FC win Nike Premier Cup

Minerva Punjab FC win Nike Premier Cup trophy with a 4?0 drubbing of DSK Shivajians here . DSK Shivajians and Minerva Punjab FC competed at Bambolim Athletic Stadium. Held in association with the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Nike Premier Cup provides young Indian footballers the opportunity to compete with the best athletes in their age group. This year,

Khelo India: Mizoram to meet Punjab in boys' football final Khelo India: Mizoram to meet Punjab in boys’ football final

Khelo India: Mizoram to meet Punjab in boys’ football final:Mizoram underlined their class, thrashing Delhi 5-0 in the semi-finals to set up a high-voltage title clash with Punjab in the boys’ football competition at the Khelo India School Games here on Wednesday. Delhi’s defensive strategy back-fired as they were trailing within the first three minutes as

Aubameyang says Thierry Henry set standard for strikers Aubameyang says Thierry Henry set standard for strikers

Aubameyang says Thierry Henry set standard for strikers: London, (Feb 1) Arsenal’s latest acquisition, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, said that retired Gunners legend Thierry Henry has set the example for how a striker should play.The 28-year-old Gabonese international joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for 63.75 million euros, the most expensive deal in the history

‘India can possibly host FIFA U-20 World Cup’

‘India can possibly host FIFA U-20 World Cup’. FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 project director Joy Bhattacharjya said India has done a monumental task by hosting the marquee football tournament and the nation has a strong chance of hosting the U-20 World Cup in 2019. “There is always a possibility. We have done a very

We're just giving platform to talented Manipuris: Neroca owner
We’re just giving platform to talented Manipuris: Neroca owner

We’re just giving platform to talented Manipuris: Neroca owner: Manipur has been the country’s football factory for the past decade or so and the tiny state’s tremendous passion for the game is what the Neroca FC owner Naoba Thangjam wants to capitalise on after qualifying for the top-tier I-League. Neroca, established in 1965 and based in

Valencia top Alaves on penalties to advance
Valencia top Alaves on penalties to advance

Valencia top Alaves on penalties to advance: Vitoria (Spain), (Jan 25) Goalkeeper Jaume Domenech’s heroics in the penalty shootout allowed Valencia to prevail over Alaves and claim a spot in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.In a mirror image of Valencia’s 2-1 win in the first leg, the second leg ended with Alaves up 2-1 here on

Real Madrid record emphatic wins
Barcelona, Real Madrid record emphatic wins

Barcelona, Real Madrid record emphatic wins: Madrid, (Jan 22) FC Barcelona opened up an 11 point lead at the top of La Liga as the football season moves into its second half.The Catalan side bounced back from their first defeat in 30 games in midweek, with a stunning second half performance away to Real Betis on

Villarreal wins, Valencia and Atletico drop points
Villarreal wins, Valencia and Atletico drop points

Villarreal wins: Madrid, (Jan 21) Atletico Madrid’s title hopes suffered a setback when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Girona in the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium here in the La Liga clash.Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring after an assist from Diego Costa, who had to later leave the game with a groin injury.

Real Madrid beat sprited Leganes
Real Madrid beat sprited Leganes

Real Madrid beat sprited Leganes: Leganes (Jan 19) Real Madrid are well on the way to reaching the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey football tournament after beating Leganes 1-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie here.Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane stuck with the same sub-heavy squad he has been using so far in

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I-League: Churchill Brothers FC Goa register first win

Gokulam Kerala FC, who failed to score a single goal since their win against Indian Arrows last year, slumped to their fifth straight defeat in the on-going I-League Churchill Brothers FC Goa thumped their first win of the season. Kalu Ogba (16′, 74′) scored the only goal in the first half before the match went into an enthralling 45 minutes of football. Daniel

Messi shines again as Barcelona stroll into Cup quarters

Barcelona, Jan 12, FC Barcelona brushed past Celta Vigo 5-0 in the second leg and 6-1 on aggregate to book their place in the last 16 of the King’s Cup knockout football tournament. With new signing Philippe Coutinho watching on from the stands, Lionel Messi led the destruction of the Galician side, reports Xinhua news

Mohamed Salah named African Player
Mohamed Salah named African Player of 2017

Mohamed Salah named African Player of 2017. Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been named 2017 CAF African Player of the Year.The 25-year-old has scored 23 goals in 29 fixtures for the English football giants since joining the club from A.S. Roma. He also helped his national team finish second at the 2017 Africa

Neymar named Brazil's best player in Europe
Neymar named Brazil’s best player in Europe

Neymar named Brazil’s best player in Europe: Rio de Janeiro, Neymar has been named the winner of the 2017 Samba de Ouro trophy, awarded to the best Europe-based Brazilian footballer.It was the third time in the past four years that the Paris Saint-Germain forward has claimed the accolade, as he finished ahead of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho

Salah named Arab player of the year
Salah named Arab player of the year

Salah named Arab player of the year: Cairo, Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was named Arab Player of the Year for 2017 in a poll of around 100 sports journalists from several Arab countries.Salah, 25, has been an instant success at Liverpool since joining from AS Roma, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League already

Ronaldo wins best player at Globe Soccer Award
Ronaldo wins best player at Globe Soccer Award

Ronaldo wins best player Globe Soccer Award: Real Madrid swept the Globe Soccer Awards 2017 as it won the best team of the year, while star striker Cristiano Ronaldo was chosen the best player. Zinedine Zidane was chosen as best coach for Real Madrid, reports Marca.Ronaldo grabbed the award for the second year in a

ISL 2017: Keane's debut goal seals ATK's victory
ISL 2017: Keane’s debut goal seals ATK’s victory

Keane debut goal seals ATK victory: Robbie Keane’s first goal in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2017 helped ATK to a 1-0 victory over Delhi Dynamos FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Salt Lake here on Saturday. Until Keane struck late in the second half, the teams looked destined to share points.

ISL 2017
ISL 2017: Mumbai City enter top four with win over NorthEast

ISL 2017: Mumbai City FC registered a 2-0 win over NorthEast United FC in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match on Wednesday. The win took Mumbai into the top four of league table, and banished the memories of a disappointing 0-1 loss against ATK at home.The first goal was a howler as NorthEast’s goalkeeper,

Goal-shy NorthEast
Goal-shy NorthEast to face win-hungry Mumbai City

Goal-shy NorthEast to face win-hungry Mumbai City. Having picked up just four points from their opening five games in the fourth season of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), NorthEast United FC is struggling in the ninth position. Joao Carlos Pires de Deus led-side has found it difficult to breach the opposition defense and score

Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement

Rio De Janeiro, Dec 18, Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards.”I am preparing to continue in football and to have a different role, but I will no longer be a professional player, an