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Tag: Football

 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
PM Modi approves 'Signing of Guarantees' for hosting of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The draw for the tournament was recently conducted and host nation India is slated to play all their group matches at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

T20 leagues mushroom across globe, cricket going football way
T20 leagues mushroom across globe, cricket going football way

Given the current turn of events, the game will become more diverse and inclusive.

Odisha Sports In Indian Women's League
Indian Women's League Football: Odisha Sports ease past Sirvodem SC with a dominant win

Odisha Sports bagged full points with a dominant 9-1 win against Sirvodem SC in the Hero Indian Women's League at the 7th Battalion Stadium on Wednesday.

Indian U-23 Football team
AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers: India To Begin Against Oman

India, who have been clubbed with Oman, UAE and Kyrgyz Republic in Group E, begin their campaign against Oman on October 24.

Cristiano Ronaldo Returns To Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo Returns To Manchester United

The talismanic player is expected to sign a two-year deal

 SS Hakim
Olympian Footballer SS Hakim Passes Away

Popularly referred to as Hakim saab, he was part of the Indian squad in the 1960 Olympics

End Of An Era: Barcelona Says Messi Won't Stay With The Club

Barcelona said in a statement that a deal for a new contract had been reached but financial obstacles made it impossible for the player to remain with the club.

Italy wins Euro 2020
Italy Beat England In Penalties To Win Euro 2020

England added to their list of miserable history in penalty shootouts as despite being put ahead of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who saved a couple of penalties.

Copa America
Argentina Beat Brazil 1-0; Messi Bags His First Major Title

The last time Argentina had won a major international trophy -- the Copa America itself -- was way back in 1993 when Messi was just six and Di Maria was only five.

England reaches euro 2020 final
Euro 2020: Kane's Extra-Time Strike Takes England Into Final

Schmeichel was the hero again with a low save from Kane in the 93rd minute and even stopped his 104th-minute spot-kick after Sterling went down under a slight contact, but he could do nothing to stop the England captain slotting home the rebound to end a 55-year wait for his country.

Copa America
Copa America: Argentina Sets Up Tantalising Final Against Brazil

It will be the first time that South American football's biggest rivals have met in the final of the continental tournament since 2007, when Brazil won 3-0 in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo.

Italy reaches Euro2020 Final
Italy Reach Euro 2020 Final After Penalty Shootout Against Spain

It was harsh on the Spanish, who played arguably their best football of the tournament and should have won the game in 90 minutes.

England cruise past Ukraine into Euro 2020 semis
England Cruise Past Ukraine Into Euro 2020 Semis

England knock out an uninspired Ukraine 4-0 in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals at the Stadio Olimpico to set up an encounter with in-form Denmark

Euro 2020 Semifinals
Italy March Into Euro 2020 Semifinals With 2-1 Win Over Belgium

With the result, Italy progress into the semifinals where they will clash with Spain in Wembley on July 6.

Euro 2020: England Beats Germany
Euro 2020: England Beat Germany To Enter Quarter-Finals

Riding on goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, England defeated Germany 2-0 in a Round of 16 match at the European Football Championship -- Euro 2020 -- to advance to the quarter-finals here on Tuesday.

Euro 2020
Euro 2020: The Netherlands, Austria Enter Last-16 Stage

The Netherlands scored a convincing 3-0 win over North Macedonia to end their Group C campaign with an all-win record and enter the pre-quarterfinals of Euro 2020.

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen
Euro 2020: Danish Midfielder Christian Eriksen Collapses, Stabilises

A Euro 2020 Group B match between Denmark and Finland was on Saturday suspended after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute with both teams still goalless.

Sunil Chhetri
Asian Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri Nets 2 In India's Win Over Bangladesh

India captain Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the closing minutes to hand India a 2-0 win over Bangladesh to revive his team's prospects of advancing from Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers.

India Team goes down to Qatar
10-Man India Go Down 0-1 To Asian Champs Qatar

A dominant Qatar beat a 10-man India 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary Round 2 qualification match here on Thursday.

FIFA Under-17 Women's WC To Be Held In India In October 2022

The 2022 FIFA under-17 Women's World Cup will be held in India from October 11 to 30, 2022, football's global governing body said. India was set to host the 2021 u-17 Women's World Cup before it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Manchester City
Manchester City Crowned Premier League Champions

Manchester City were on Tuesday crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions after Leicester City's 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford here. This is their third title in the last four years.

Pakistan Football Federation Suspended By FIFA

Lausanne: Football’s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect due to third-party interference. It also banned the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) due…

UEFA Champions League Draw: Ronaldo Vs Messi Showdown & More

World’s two of the greatest contemporary footballers Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will meet in a mouthwatering clash in this season’s Champions League after Barcelona and Juventus were placed in a group of death. The group stage draw for 66th season of Europe’s premier club football competition was completed amid Covid-19 pandemic in Geneva on […]

Messi Announces To Leave Barcelona

Barcelona: Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Argentina great sent a document expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in […]

UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich Win 6th Title, Beat PSG 1-0

Lisbon: After a historic season, Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 at the Estadio da Luz and crowned its impressive trajectory with the sixth UEFA Champions League title. On the pitch on Sunday, the two coaches made changes in relation to the last game, with the Bavarian Hansi Flick going against expectations and selecting Kingsley […]

Indian Team Lauds Decision To Reschedule 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

New Delhi: The wait for the return of international football continues with the rescheduling of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers by FIFA and AFC. However, the announcement has not dampened the spirits of Indian national team players. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has sounded out the mood for the […]

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Sunil Chhetri Voted 'Favourite Player'

New Delhi: Indian captain Sunil Chhetri was voted as the favourite player of the AFC Asian Cup 2019, the Asian Football Confederation said on Saturday. Chhetri edged out Eldor Shomurodov of Uzbekistan in the final by a 51-49 percent of votes in a fan poll conducted by the AFC. “19 days, 561,856 votes The #AsianCup2019 […]

ISL Winner In 2014, Defender Biswajit's Food Stall Is his Last Hope

Kolkata: He was a part of history when ATK (then Atletico de Kolkata) lifted the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) title in 2014. But six years down the line, footballer Biswajit Saha is struggling to make ends meet with his fast food joint close to shutting shop in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without […]

India set to host AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 finals

New Delhi: The Asian Football Confederation has granted All India Football Federation (AIFF) the rights to host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 finals. The decision was taken at the AFC Women’s Football Committee. In a letter to AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, AFC General Secretary Dato Windsor John wrote: “The Committee awarded the hosting […]

Major European Football Leagues Including EPL Set To Resume In June

London: The English Premier League season will resume on June 17 with Aston Villa taking on Sheffield United and Manchester City locking horns with Arsenal in the big game, as per a BBC report. All four teams have a game in hand and these two fixtures were still to be played when the league stopped. […]

FIFA postpones U-17 Women's World Cup in India due to COVID-19

New Delhi: The FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by football’s governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. The women’s age group showpiece was to be held at five venues in the country –Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai — […]

FIFA proposes postponing upcoming World Cup qualifiers owing to coronavirus

Zurich: World football governing body FIFA on Thursday proposed postponing all the upcoming 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Cup qualifiers, including India’s home game against Qatar, due to the rising coronavirus threat. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) met at the apex body’s headquarters here to discuss football activities in Asia. Also […]

India Awarded Hosting Rights Of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup

Kuala Lumpur: India will host the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup as the sport’s continental body on Tuesday awarded the showpiece to the country with an aim to maximise the promotion of the game. India was awarded the tournament by the Asian Football Confederation’s Women’s Committee here as part of the AFC’s commitment to grow […]

ISL: Dominant Bengaluru Run Over Odisha To Claim Top Spot

Bengaluru: Bengaluru bounced back from their defeat to Mumbai City in style with a dominating 3-0 win against Odisha FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday. Deshorn Brown (23′) scored in his first start for the Blues before goals by Rahul Bheke (25′) and Sunil Chhetri (61′ P) sealed the tie in favour […]

ISL: Odisha Record Fourth Consecutive Win

Hyderabad: Odisha FC strengthened their playoff hopes with a 2-1 win over Hyderabad FC in a Hero Indian Super League contest at the GMC Balayogi Stadium here on Wednesday. Marcelinho (1′) gave the hosts an early lead but Aridane Santana (15′, 45′) netted a brace to help the visitors complete a comeback. Thanks to their […]

ISL: Odisha FC Flex Muscle At Home With Mumbai Scalp

Bhubaneswar: Odisha FC toppled Mumbai City FC 2-0 to make it three wins out of three at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday. After a barren first-half, goals from Aridane Santana (48′) and Xisco Hernandez (74′) were enough for Josep Gombau’s men to floor Mumbai City, who suffered their second consecutive defeat in the Indian […]

Sunil Chhetri
Working Harder As I Don't Have Many Games Left For India: Sunil Chhetri

Kolkata: At 35, Sunil Chhetri knows he does not have “many” games left for the national team, hence at the turn of the new year, the talisman Indian football team captain wants to work even harder on his game as he tries to guide the team to the 2023 Asian Cup in China. “I understand […]

ISL: Odisha Aim To Start 2020 On A High Against Chennaiyin

Bhubaneswar: After registering a thumping victory against Jamshedpur FC in their first-ever game at the Kalinga Stadium in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL), Odisha FC are now set to take on Chennaiyin FC in their next home game on January 6. Odisha FC had put up a brilliant performance against Jamshedpur in the last […]

I Want To Act In A Movie After I Retire: Cristiano Ronaldo

Dubai: Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wants to try his skills in acting once he is done playing football. “One of the things that I seek to challenge myself in, for example, is acting in a movie,” the Portugal captain was quoted as saying by ESPNFC at Dubai International Sports Conference on Saturday night. Ronaldo, who plays […]

ISL: Odisha Ready To Reinvent Against Jamshedpur In Kalinga Debut

Bhubaneswar: Odisha FC and Jamshedpur FC will be looking to end their indifferent run of form in the Indian Super League when they meet at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday. It should make for a spectacle in Bhubaneswar as Odisha FC finally make their debut in their home city. Josep Gombau’s side has had to […]