VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over S Korea
VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over S Korea


Nizhny Novgorod: A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side here today. Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game from the spot after Viktor Claesson was upended by South Korean substitute Kim Min-woo Kim in the

Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener

SAMARA: Aleksandar Kolarov scored from a left-footed free kick in the 56th minute and Serbia opened their World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica here today.After David Guzman was handed a yellow card, Kolarov curled the ensuing free kick over the wall. Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who plays for Real Madrid, couldn’t

Russia overwhelm Saudi in FIFA World Cup opener Russia overwhelm Saudi in FIFA World Cup opener

MOSCOW:Hosts Russia began their FIFA World Cup campaign in emphatic fashion, registering an easy 5-0 victory over minnows Saudi Arabia in a Group A game at the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday. Yuri Gazinskiy (12th minute), Denis Cheryshev (43rd, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71st) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+4) scored for the hosts, who enjoyed a

FIFA World Cup: Russia’s high-speed data plans for football fans

FIFA World Cup: With more than 1.5 million international fans expected in Russia across the month-long 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament starting next week, the country has put in place arrangements designed to make sure that the visitors do not feel let down by slow data speed. To provide a superior mobile broadband experience for

International Cup: After Chhetri's plea, tickets sold out for India-Kenya clash International Cup: After Chhetri’s plea, tickets sold out for India-Kenya clash

MUMBAI: Hot on the heels of skipper Sunil Chhetri’s emotional plea seeking support from fans, tickets for India’s second Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya were sold out here. Chhetri, who will play in his 100th game for the country at the Mumbai Football Arena, took to social media and requested football supporters to come out in

Kohli backs Chhetri, urges sports fans to watch football team play in stadium
Kohli backs Chhetri, urges sports fans to watch football team play in stadium

NEW DELHI: Throwing his weight behind the national football skipper Sunil Chhetri, who issued an emotional plea for support, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Sunday urged the fans to throng stadiums and watch the team play.Chhetri, who is set to play his 100th match in national jersey against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup in

Arjun Kapoor poses with Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain
Arjun Kapoor poses with Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain

Arjun Kapoor poses with Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain. Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor just lived a ‘soccer dream’ as he posted a selfie with Portuguese football star, Cristiano Ronaldo, in Madrid, Spain, on Monday.The Mubarakan actor wished him luck for Kiev & Russia as he tweeted, “Amazing feeling meeting & talking football with @Cristiano!!! Heck of

Cristiano Ronaldo launches new animated series !
Cristiano Ronaldo launches new animated series

Cristiano Ronaldo launches new animated series. Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he was partnering with two companies to create an animated superhero series whose protagonist will resemble the Portuguese footballer. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will enter a partnership with Graphic India and VMS Communications for “Striker Force 7”, which will be

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

League Churchill Brothers FC
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