Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal as Portugal loses to Ukraine
Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal as Portugal loses to Ukraine


 Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal during Portugal’s match against Ukraine in the ongoing Euro 2020 qualifiers.The 34-year-old scored a penalty in the 72nd minute of the game which Portugal lost 1-2 to Ukraine on Monday night at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.  His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches

Lionel Messi, Rapinoe bag top honours at Best FIFA Football Awards Lionel Messi, Rapinoe bag top honours at Best FIFA Football Awards

Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi won the men’s best player while US forward Megan Rapinoe took home the women’s award at the Best FIFA Football Awards which took place in a glittering ceremony at Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Messi, who helped Barcelona win La Liga and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, won the player

Cristiano Ronaldo ’embarrassed’ by rape allegations

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he felt “embarrassed” as he tried to shield his family from allegations he raped a woman in the United States.Ronaldo was accused of sexually assaulting Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009.The Portugal forward, a five-time Champions League winner, strongly denied the claims and the investigation

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1 Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1

Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1.  Cristiano Ronaldo‘s four goals helped Euro 2016 champions Portugal crush Lithuania 5-1 in Euro 2020 qualifying Group B match.On Tuesday, Ronaldo opened his account in the seventh minute with a penalty after Joao Felix had been fouled, though Vytautas Andriuskevicius levelled things up for

FIFA unveils 2022 World Cup official emblem FIFA unveils 2022 World Cup official emblem

Cairo: FIFA and the Qatari organising committee have unveiled the official emblem for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf nation.When the clock struck 8.22 p.m. in Doha on Tuesday, a 3D projection of the logo appeared on giant screens and the surfaces of prominent buildings in Qatar and 24 other countries.“The swooping curves

Lionel Messi suspended from Argentina for 3 months
Lionel Messi suspended from Argentina for 3 months

Soccer body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at the latest Copa América.The South American body also said Friday that it fined the superstar in USD 50,000 for his comments after Argentina’s 2-1 win against Chile in the third-place playoff of the tournament in

Ronaldo, Messi nominees for Best FIFA Men's Player honour
Ronaldo, Messi nominees for Best FIFA Men’s Player honour

 Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among 10 nominees announced by FIFA on Wednesday in the run for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award.Premier League side Liverpool, crowned in UEFA Champion League last season, saw Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk in the list, the Xinhua news agency reported.Other contenders for the award

Bayern Munich downs RB Leipzig 3-0

Bayern Munich came out on top in the final of the German Cup here with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig, with two goals by Robert Lewandowski and one by Kingsley Coman, which means the Bavarian club close the season with a league and cup double after having already won the Bundesliga championship. Saturday’s final

2022 World Cup to keep 32-team format: FIFA
2022 World Cup to keep 32-team format: FIFA

FIFA on Wednesday shrugged off any possibility of expansion from 32 to 48 teams at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.On January 10, 2017, FIFA Council unanimously decided in favour of expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of the 2026 edition, which will be co-hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico,

Doru in Delhi to pick next India football coach
Doru in Delhi to pick next India football coach

India’s newly-appointed Romanian Technical Director Isac Doru will be a part of the technical committee which will meet here in the capital on Thursday to interview four aspirants for the job of national football coach. “Doru arrived on Wednesday evening. He has been specially asked to come before the meeting so that he can participate

Cristiano Ronaldo injured as Portugal held by Serbia
Cristiano Ronaldo injured as Portugal held by Serbia

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo left the field with a thigh injury as Portugal drew 1-1 against Serbia in an Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday. Ronaldo was replaced after 30 minutes in Lisbon as Fernando Santos’ reigning European champions drew for a second time in their opening two games of the campaign after they were held by

US women’s football team sue federation for discrimination

Gender discrimination suit:Twenty-eight members of the American women’s national football team has filed a suit against the US Soccer Federation (USSF) for gender discrimination, marking a new phase in a dispute that goes back years. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in the US District Court in Los Angeles, accuses the USSF of “institutionalised gender discrimination“,

‘Asian Cup has helped me become more confident as a footballer’

Asian Cup polish Subhasish Bose: India full-back Subhasish Bose feels the Asian Cup experience has helped him gain confidence and credits the high-profile tournament for his rich form for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League. “After taking part in the Asian Cup, my confidence level has gone up,” Bose, 23, told IANS. Left-back

Messi leads Barca to 4-2 win over Sevilla in La Liga

Messi leads Barca: Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has notched his 50th career hat-trick and assisted on another goal in FC Barcelona’s 4-2 away win over Sevilla in the La Liga. Barcelona went down on the scoreboard on two different occasions, but a clinical Messi led his team back and made a big statement ahead of

Ronaldo Bench Atletico Frosinone
Ronaldo on bench as Juve warm up for Atletico against Frosinone

Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a rare start on the bench as Juventus host struggling Frosinone on Friday looking to pull 14 points clear in Serie A with an eye towards next week’s Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid. Portuguese star Ronaldo brought his tally to 20 goals for Juventus in all competitions last weekend

Bremen Dortmund German Cup
Bremen knock Dortmund out of German Cup

THE INITIAL NINETY MINUTES HAD A CLEAR SCRIPT WITH BREMEN DOING GOOD DEFENSIVE WORK AND DORTMUND WITH THE BALL Werder Bremen made it through to the quarter-finals of the German Cup, defeating Borussia Dortmund on home soil in a penalty shootout (2-4) after 120 minutes’ play ended in a 3-3 draw. Although Max Kruse was

India announces 23-member squad for AFC Asian Cup

India announces 23-member squad for AFC Asian Cup. Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Thursday announced the final 23-member squad for AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. “It was very important to keep on the continuity. It will be silly of me to completely change the way we do things. Most of these boys are

French Revolution hockey Paris
Awaiting: French Revolution in hockey at Paris 2024

HOCKEY WORLD CUP 2018 They are certainly not as feted as the ‘Les Bleus’ but the French hockey team is expecting that a quarter-final berth will usher a new era going into the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The 5-3 upset win over Olympic champions Argentina in the ongoing men’s World Cup has been the catalyst for a ‘French Revolution’ in an unchartered territory. Returning to the FIH World

Haryana beat Manipur to win junior football national championship

Junior football national championship: After a gruelling contest, it was Haryana who came through as the champions of the 2018-19 BC Roy Junior National Championships (Tier II), beating Manipur by a slender 1-0 margin in the final at Railways Ground, Rajkot on Wednesday. Despite being one of the lesser fancied team in the tournament in

Indian football team stranded ahead of International friendly
Indian football team stranded ahead of International friendly

Indian football team stranded ahead of International friendly. Ahead of their first-ever football International friendly against Jordan, seven players and support staff of the Indian national team have been left stranded here at the Kuwait International Airport for over 32 hours due to heavy thunderstorm and rains.“Amidst torrential downpour along with lightning and thunder which