Messi’s 21-month prison sentence likely to be swapped for fine
Lionel Messis 21-month prison sentence likely swapped fine

Barcelona star Lionel Messi could avoid his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud for a fine.On Friday, the Barcelona state prosecutor said it was not opposed to substituting the prison sentence for a fine handed down to Messi, as long as the fine was the maximum allowed under law.The maximum fine would be 255,000 euros, on top

Leroy Sane miss Confederations Cup due nose surgery Leroy Sane to miss Confederations Cup due to nose surgery

Germany’s football player Winger Leroy Sane will not be playing in German football squad that will take part in the Confederations Cup, starting from June 17, as the Manchester City player will undergo an operation on his nose, it was announced on Tuesday.“Germany will be without Leroy Sane for the upcoming internationals against Denmark (June

Sunil Chhetri passes Rooney becomes 4th best active international scorer Sunil Chhetri passes Rooney, becomes 4th best active international scorer

Sunil Chhetri passes Rooney becomes 4th best active international scorer. Indian football team captain Chhetri became the 4th best active international scorer in the world, surpassing England’s Wayne Rooney with his 54th international goal. Chhetri’s goal helped India beat Kyrgyz Republic in the AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Notably, Chhetri’s goals per match ratio of 0.57

`In-form` India to take on Nepal in football friendly today `In-form` India to take on Nepal in football friendly today

Coming on back of six consecutive wins including the unofficial match against Bhutan, the Indian national football team will take on Nepal in an international friendly here at the Andheri Sports Complex today. This match comes ahead of India’s crucial Asian Cup Qualifier against Kyrgyz Republic on June 13 in Bengaluru.Speaking at the official pre-match press conference, head coach Stephen Constantine did not beat

Guatemalan judge pleads guilty in FIFA bribery scandal Guatemalan judge pleads guilty in FIFA bribery scandal

A 63-yr-old former official in Guatemala’s Football Federation broke down in tears as he pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in the big corruption scandal that has rocked world football.Hector Trujillo, who served as general secretary of the Guatemalan federation from 2009 to 2015 and also was a judge on the country’s constitutional court, admitted

'Ronaldo and Messi are both the best' - Figo can't choose between Barca & Madrid stars
‘Ronaldo and Messi are both the best’ – Figo can’t choose between Barca & Madrid stars

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are “both the best in the world”, according to former Barcelona and Real Madrid star Luis Figo. The Argentine and Portuguese forwards continue to set the standard when it comes to the planet’s finest footballer.Figo is the latest to be quizzed on which of the iconic duo can be considered

World’s first wooden stadium,building in England

English football club Forest green rovers is building World’s first wooden stadium in England.This stadium will not use any kind of other material than timber.It is estimated to cost 123 million dollar and 795 crores in Indian currency and building in single 100 acres park. Over 10 thousands people can enjoy the match together in

AIFF vows to raise the bar in hosting FIFA U-17 World Cup

India has hosted some of the top sporting events but it will be first time that the country will host a major football event. All India Football Federation (AIFF) is ready to set an example by hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in grand manner. India has had a history of successfully hosting some of

dhoni plays ipl final
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will play the seventh final of IPL season 2017

Pune’s wicket keeper and the most successful captain of IPL. Mahendra singh dhoni will play the seventh final of IPL. Before this dhoni successfully leaded the  Chennai super kings as a captain, and under his captainship in the year 2010 and 2011 Chennai super kings got a memorable victory. Not less than this, he also leaded

Benzema slams Valbuena over sex-tape saga

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema lashed out at his former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena on Tuesday, laying the blame for the fallout of a sex tape scandal squarely on the shoulders of the alleged victim. Both men missed the Euro 2016 tournament on home soil after an investigation was launched into alleged blackmail in a

Sanchez keeps Arsenal in race, City all but there

Alexis Sanchez sank Sunderland to keep Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Tuesday, while Manchester City all but secured a top-four place by beating West Bromwich Albion. Sanchez scored two late close-range goals to earn Arsenal a 2-0 home victory over relegated Sunderland, while Kevin De Bruyne starred as City comfortably defeated

India U-17 football team to play Italy on May 19

India colts will lock horns with Italy on Friday, in what will be another tough test, as a part of its preparation for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. The match will be held in Arezzo. Luis Norton de Matos’ side lost 1-2 to Sporting Lisbon in the last match of its exposure trip to

J&K govt to provide Rs 50 lakh to set up football clubs

In a bid to boost sports activities, Jammu and Kashmir government will provide Rs 50 lakh each for establishment of football clubs in villages across the state.The announcement to this effect was made by Minister for Youth Services and Sports Imran Ansari at the 132nd Standing Committee meeting of J&K State Sports Council here yesterday.Ansari

Indian football team friendly match against Lebanon cancelled

Indian football team’s international friendly against Lebanon to be played in Mumbai on June 7 has been cancelled after the West Asian nation pulled out of the contest, citing problems in the procurement of visas of its players. The match against Lebanon was to serve as a build-up for India’s crucial Asian Cup Qualifiers game

Chelsea secured the title on Friday and lead the table by seven points from Tottenham Hotspur going into the final games of the season.
Chelsea, Spurs dominate Premier League player nominations

Chelsea, Spurs dominate Premier League player nominations. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur each have three players among the eight nominations for the Premier League Player of the Season, while the coaches of both teams have also been shortlisted for the Manager of the Year award. Mauricio Pochettino, whose Spurs team are guaranteed a second-place finish, Burnley’s

Keeping key footballers crucial for next season, says Chelsea coach

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has insisted that it will be important to keep key footballers of his English Premier League (EPL)-winning squad as he seeks further improvement next season, especially with an eye to the Champions League. With the capital club proving successful in England, several stars are on the wishlist of top European

Departing Younis, Misbah fall but Pakistan press for victory

Departing stalwarts Younis Khan and captain Misbah ul Haq failed to make an impact in their farewell international innings but Pakistan were poised to press for a series-clinching victory over the West Indies at stumps on the fourth day at Windsor Park in Dominica. Following the tedium of the first three days which saw a

Ross Barkley strike seals Everton win over Watford

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley scored the winner in possibly his last home game at Goodison Park as Everton beat Watford 1-0 in a low-key Premier League match on Friday. England international Barkley, who has been told to tell Everton if he wants to stay at the club in the next few days, was allowed to

How Conte steered Chelsea to EPL title

In claiming the Premier League title at the first time of asking Conte matched the feat of Chelsea predecessors Jose Mourinho in 2004-05 and Carlo Ancelotti in 2009-10. Ancelotti went on to win the FA Cup as well and one suspects the insatiable Conte will feel a sense of anti-climax if his side do not

Manchester United Reach The Europa League Final

Jose Mourinho made his managerial name by winning the UEFA Cup and now he is one game away from repeating the feat. Lifting the Europa League as the UEFA Cup is now called and bringing Champions League football back to Old Trafford is the only way Mourinho could have forged a success from his first