Football legend Diego Maradona reached Kolkata for three day visit


Argentina football legend Diego Maradona reached Kolkata for a three-day visit on Sunday. Donning a blue T-shirt and a cap, Maradona was seen waving at fans before getting into a car for the hotel. Scores of fans were gathered outside the airport to get a glimpse of their favorite star footballer. Maradona will play a charity

Man City players knocked over by wind – Mourinho

Manchester, Dec 9 (AFP) Man City players knocked over by wind – Mourinho. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has launched a pre-derby attack on Manchester City’s players by claiming it only takes a “little bit of wind” for them to go to ground. Pep Guardiola’s City travel to Old Trafford on Sunday looking to extend their

Shakhtar sign Brazil U20 defender Dodo Shakhtar sign Brazil U20 defender Dodo

Shakhtar sign Brazil U20 defender Dodo: Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil Under-20 right-back Dodo has joined Shakhtar Donetsk from Brazilian Serie A side Coritiba, the Ukrainian champions said. Shakhtar reportedly paid $2 million to secure the 19-year-old, who had been contracted with Coritiba until next June on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.”This is one of the happiest

Germany to open new National Team Academy

The German Football Association (DFB) announced on Friday that it has been given legal permission to build a new national training centre and academy in Frankfurt, which it hopes to open by 2021. After years of planning, the DFB will finally open the 150-million-euro ($176.5 million) complex in an attempt to keep up with other European

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or, levels Messi Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or, levels Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has grabbed the prestigious fifth Ballon d’Or of his career to match Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi’s record haul.The Portuguese star was awarded the trophy in a ceremony in Paris on Thursday night. Ronaldo was followed by Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar in

Sunil Chhetri Weds Long-time Girlfriend Sonam
Sunil Chhetri weds long-time girlfriend Sonam

Sunil Chhetri weds long-time girlfriend Sonam. On Monday, Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya in Kolkata. The couple got engaged last month in Gurgaon, a day after Chhetri guided Benglauru FC to a 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-18.The wedding

Lajong seek to build winning momentum against Churchill
Lajong seek to build winning momentum against Churchill

Lajong seek to build winning momentum against Churchill: Shillong, Having begun their I-League campaign with a win, Shillong Lajong would look to build a winning momentum when they take on Churchill Brothers in their second home fixture here tomorrow. Lajong beat I-League debutants Gukulam Kerala FC 1-0 on November 27 in their opening match at the

ISL 2017: FC Pune wins match by 2-1 against Mumbai City
ISL 2017: FC Pune wins match by 2-1 against Mumbai City

FC Pune wins match: Emiliano Alfaro scored a winner in the 93rd minute as FC Pune City and Mumbai City FC produced some brilliant end-to-end football at the Balewadi on Wednesday night in a dramatic Maharashtra derby which ended 2-1 in favour of FC Pune at Indian Super League (ISL). Diego Carlos scampered away after

New football club launched in Mumbai

New football club launched in Mumbai. The Community Football Club of India has been launched here with a view to play in the Youth I-League in the coming years. The new club, launched yesterday, “is an initiative to promote football across the country”, by creating a platform for the budding players across the city, state

Cristiano Ronaldo gets new bust
Cristiano Ronaldo gets new bust

Spanish sculptor Jose Antonio Navarro Arteaga has reportedly created a more flattering version of Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust.According to TMZ, the brand new bust of soccer superstar is now on display at the Bernabeu stadium museum in Spain.Fans have observed the new bust to be more flattering, even if it does not

Saudi Arabia sacks football team coach Edgardo Bauza
Saudi Arabia sacks football team coach Edgardo Bauza

Saudi Arabia sacks football team coach Edgardo Bauza: Riyadh, The Saudi Arabian football federation has terminated coach Edgardo Bauza’s contract after two months due to poor results.The federation confirmed the dismissal of the Argentine coach in an official statement on Wednesday after a technical evaluation of Bauza’s tenure, during which the Saudi Arabian national team did

Football players mourn Priya Ranjan's demise
Football players mourn Priya Ranjan’s demise

Football players mourn Priya Ranjan’s demise. KOLKATA: The Indian football fraternity on Monday mourned the death of former AIFF President Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who served in the position for nearly two decades. The 72-year-old, also an eminent Congress leader, passed away today after being in coma since 2008, when he had suffered a stroke. “His

Jesus can become next Brazilian Ronaldo: Guardiola

Manchester, Nov 18 : Manchester City chief coach Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on his club’s key forward Gabriel Jesus and said he has the potential to be like the next Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario. The Brazilian national, who joined Manchester City in 2017 last season, has scored 14 goals in 20 appearances for the

ATK were better than Kerala: Sheringham
ATK were better than Kerala: Sheringham

ATK better than Kerala: Sheringham. Kochi, ATK chief coach Teddy Sheringham asserted his side was better than Kerala Blasters in the inaugural fixture of the Indian Super League (ISL) season four.Both the teams failed to break the deadlock to settle for a goalless draw.”A lot of effort put into the game. It was all about

Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT wants to return home: Police

Kashmiri footballer joined LeT wants return home: Srinagar, Majid Khan, a footballer from south Kashmir who joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba over a week back, has contacted his family expressing a wish to return home.According to Kashmir police chief Munir Khan, the 20-year-old footballer had contacted his family.Khan dismissed reports that Majid Khan had surrendered.He said: “He

Russia are lowest-ranked team in draw for their home World Cup
Russia are lowest-ranked team in draw for their home World Cup

Russia lowest-ranked team: Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for the World Cup int is hosting after Peru sealed with last qualifying spot. FIFA uses its October ranking for December 1 draw in Moscow, which means No. 65 Russia is two places below Saudi Arabia, which will be the lowest ranked nation

Neymar welcome at Real Madrid: Casemiro

London, Nov 15  : Neymar welcome at Real Madrid: Casemiro. Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro on Wednesday asserted that his Brazilian international team-mate Neymar is a star player and is always welcome to join the Spanish giants.“He’s (Neymar) a star. He knows what he’s doing,” the 25-year-old was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “He’s a

Maradona wants to coach Argentina

Buenos Aires, Nov 15 : Maradona wants to coach Argentina. Football legend Diego Maradona has expressed a desire to return as coach of Argentina’s national team after their 2-4 loss to Nigeria in a friendly. Tuesday’s result in the Russian city of Krasnodar follows a torrid period for the Jorge Sampaoli side, who only secured

Italy fail to reach World Cup for first time in 60 years
Italy fail to reach World Cup for first time in 60 years

Italy fail to reach World Cup for first time in 60 years MILAN: Four-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden. Italy were held to a 0-0 draw  The result means the Azzurri Will not be present in the competition for only

Armenia beat Cyprus in football friendly
Armenia beat Cyprus in football friendly

Armenia beat Cyprus in football friendly: Armenia beat Cyprus 3-2 in a football friendly at the Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium here.Armenia’s Haik Ishkhanyan on Monday scored the opener in the 17th minute for his first goal for the national squad in his only second appearance for Armenia, reports Xinhua news agency.Varazadat Haroyan doubled the score with a