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Bayern crush Hamburg, Leipzig edge Cologne

Munich: Robert Lewandowski led the way with a hattrick as FC Bayern Munich hammered Hamburger SV 8-0 in a rather one-sided clash in the Bundesliga football

Messi is one win away from his 400th for Barcelona

Barcelona: Argentine football star Lionel Messi is just one win away from reaching 400 victories with Barcelona, when the team visits the Vicente Calderon on

Valencia hang on to beat Real Madrid 2-1

Valencia (Spain): Riding on two early strikes in the first 10 minutes, Spanish football giants Valencia eked out a 2-1 victory over mighty Real Madrid, who

Messi promotes hepatitis C treatment in Egypt

Cairo: Argentinian football star Lionel Messi was in Egypt as the face of an initiative to promote the North African country as a medical tourism destination

Brazilian Football Confederation fires coach

Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) fired Rogerio Micale as the youth coach, six months after he directed the national side to its

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Toulouse hold PSG, Saint-Etienne lose in French league

Paris: Ligue 1 defending champions Paris Saint-Germain failed to build on their momentum in the UEFA Champions League as they recorded a goalless draw at home

Feyenoord register ninth consecutive win

The Hague: Dutch football league leaders Feyenoord booked their ninth Eredivisie win in a row with a 1-0 verdict over ADO Den Haag to maintain a five-point

Last-gasp Messi penalty rescues poor Barcelona

Madrid: Barcelona needed a last minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off lowly Leganes 2-1 as a poor week for the Spanish champions continued on Sunday. Barca

I’d prefer to stay at Arsenal, says Wenger

London: Arsene Wenger has revealed he wants to stay in football management long-term and has indicated for the first time he would like to extend his spell as

AFC bans 15 Lao footballers for match manipulation

Vientiane: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has banned 15 Lao players for life from football-related activities for 15 years for

FIFA President encourages co-hosting of 2026 World Cup

Madrid: FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirmed that he supports the co-hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2026 by three or four countries, using four or five

Eibar routs Granada 4-0 in La Liga

  Eibar (Spain):  Eibar outplayed Granada 4-0 and vaulted to the seventh place in La Liga here. Granada, mired in the 19th spot, were hoping to post a

Ozil lacking confidence, feels Arsenal coach Wenger

London: Arsenal’s football club’s record signing Mesut Ozil is not playing his A-game, as per chief coach Arsene Wenger as they prepare to face

Klopp urges caution after win over Tottenham

Liverpool: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has warned his players not to go overboard with celebrations following their victory over Tottenham Hotspur in an

Bayern extend lead to stay atop German Bundesliga standings

Berlin: Bayern Munich’s late goals against Ingolstadt secured the 15th win of the season whereas Hamburg shocked runners-up Leipzig with three goals in

Atletico’s Gimenez has infected wound in right leg

Madrid: Spanish football club Atletico Madrid have announced that defender Jose Maria Gimenez was not able to train for two days because of an infected wound

17 dead in stampede at Angolan football stadium: police

Luanda: At least 17 football fans died in a stampede at a stadium in northern Angola, police said, adding that scores of other spectators were injured, many of

Wenger may quit, says Gunners great Wright

London: Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Arsene Wenger will quit the Premier League club at the end of the season. Wenger is out of contract in the summer

Juventus’s Hernanes joins Hebei China Fortune

Turi: Italian football champions Juventus have confirmed Brazilian midfielder Hernanes’s move to Hebei China Fortune FC for a fee of eight million euro

FIFA satisfied with Russia’s preparations for 2018 World Cup

Moscow: World football’s governing body FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has expressed satisfaction at Russia’s preparations to host the 2017