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Quarantine in Oz made China's women football players more mature: Coach
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) The Chinese women's football players grew and became more mature after they went through unexpected quarantine and hardships to play an inspiring Olympic qualification campaign, said Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese side.
2020-04-05
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Former Honduras President embroiled in FIFA graft case dies
Mexico City, April 5 (IANS) Rafael Callejas, the former Honduras President convicted in the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal, died in the United States on Saturday.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Ronaldo wink was nothing, I was wrong: Rooney on 2006 WC saga
London, April 5 (IANS) England football star Wayne Rooney has said that his lowest point came in the 2006 World Cup quarter-final game against Portugal, where he was sent off.
2020-04-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
COVID-19: LaLiga urges clubs to introduce pay cuts
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) Spanish football's top flight league, also known as LaLiga, urged its clubs to introduce pay cuts as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the country into declaring a state of emergency.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Premier League to resume when normalcy returns, wage cut to be discussed
London, April 3 (IANS) The Premier League shareholders met on Friday and among the major decisions taken with an eye on the coronavirus outbreak across the world, it has been decided that the league will not resume in the beginning of May and will only happen once the pandemic is brought under control and it is considered safe for the people.
2020-04-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Dortmund's stadium to become COVID-19 treatment center
Berlin, April 3 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund is to make its home stadium, the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's largest football stadium, available to help the fight against the coronavirus with immediate effect, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.
2020-04-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bayern fine Boateng for violating coronavirus guidelines
Munich, April 2 (IANS) German champions Bayern Munich said on Thursday that they have fined defender Jerome Boateng for leaving Munich without the club's permission, thus transgressing their guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Barcelona could offer Griezmann to get Neymar back: Report
London, April 2 (IANS) Spanish soccer giants FC Barcelona could part ways with Antoine Griezmann in order to bring back Neymar from Paris Saint Germain, according to a Sky Sports report.
2020-04-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
No oxygen, endless minutes of fear: Reina on COVID-19 battle
London, April 1 (IANS) Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said he was unable to breathe for 25 minutes while struggling with coronavirus symptoms in what he describes as "endless minutes of fear".
2020-04-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ronaldinho's smile has 'disappeared' in Paraguayan prison
Rio de Janeiro, March 30 (IANS) Ronaldinho's famous smile has "disappeared" after more than three weeks in a Paraguayan jail, according to one of the few people allowed to visit him.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Neymar denies flouting social distancing protocols
Rio de Janeiro, March 30 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar has denied suggestions that he ignored social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak by playing footvolley with friends at his mansion near Rio de Janeiro.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu in hospital with coronavirus
Istanbul, March 29 (IANS) Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber, the country's most capped player, is in a "critical period" in hospital with coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: International, Turkey,Sports,Football
Tottenham striker Son returns to South Korea for 'personal reasons'
London, March 29 (IANS) English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min has been allowed to fly home to South Korea for "personal reasons".
2020-03-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Ronaldo agrees to 3.8 million Euro wage cut
Turin, March 28 (IANS) Juventus and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a 3.8 million Euro wag cut from the Italian champions as the club deals with the closure of all matches due to the coronavirus crisis in the country.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Uruguayan football federation lays off 400, including coach Tabarez
Montevideo, March 28 (IANS) The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has laid off 400 members of its staff, including men's first team coach Oscar Tabarez, who has led the side since 2006 and won a Copa America title with them.
2020-03-28
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
'Difficult decisions' to come, say Premier League, EFL & PFA
London, March 28 (IANS) Premier League, EFL and Professional Footballers' Association have said that "difficult decisions" will be taken in order to counter the impact of coronavirus pandemic on English football.
2020-03-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Barcelona cut wages of players
Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Barcelona have become the first Spanish football club to officially announce a pay cut for players and club staff as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mikel Arteta opens up about his coronavirus recovery
London, March 27 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who has "completely recovered" from COVID-19, believes people should be "emotionally more open" after the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amid COVID-19 outbreak, Amarjit 'determined' to keep pushing himself
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) After a roller-coaster season that saw him make his senior India debut and then miss out on almost four months of action due to injury, Amarjit Singh Kiyam had begun the ongoing off-season with a steely determination to work harder than everyone else, and enter the new campaign with a bang.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Mourinho helps self-isolating elderly with necessary items
London, March 24 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has worked alongside Age UK and Love Your DoorStep in Enfield to prepare food parcels and other items for delivery to the more vulnerable members of the community as people here grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Italian club Napoli FC suspends training due to COVID-19
Naples, March 24 (IANS) Italian football club Napoli FC, which was due to start its training from Tuesday, has suspended all sporting activities amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-24
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Former Real president dies of coronavirus
Madrid, March 22 (IANS) Former Real Madrid president 76-year-old Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday of coronavirus. His son, who plays for the Real Madrid basketball team, made the announcement on Twitter.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bitter rivals join hands to help Manchester food banks
Manchester, March 21 (IANS) Bitter rivals on the pitch, Manchester United and Manchester City have joined hands to donate a combined 100,000 pound ($117,000) to help local foodbanks affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
A pioneer in every sense of the word: Tributes flow for PK Banerjee
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Tributes flowed in on Friday for legendary former football player and coach P.K. Banerjee who died aged 83 on Friday. Apart from being rated as one of the greatest players to have played for the country, Banerjee also embarked upon a highly successful coaching career and is credited with overseeing the careers of many great Indian players.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Chhetri says he can beat Ronaldo, Messi in carom
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri feels he can beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in a game of carom.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
P.K. Banerjee was a pioneer in every way: Chhetri
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) Indian captain Sunil Chhetri has termed P.K. Banerjee as a 'pioneer in every sense of the word' saying his achievements will forever have a place in Indian footballing history.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
La Liga clubs to take part in online tournament
Madrid, March 20 (IANS) La Liga and Santander bank have joined the #LaLigaSantanderChallenge, designed by Spanish video game influencer, Ibai Llanos, who invited the La Liga clubs to take part in an online tournament to be contested on FIFA 20, the popular football video game published by EA Sports.
2020-03-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
P.K. Banerjee had great influence on my career: Ganguly
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly expressed condolences on the demise of Indian football legend P.K. Banerjee, who passed away on Friday after prolonged illness.
2020-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Football
Arteta feeling much better, in good spirits: Arsenal
London, March 19 (IANS) Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is back to working from home, the club confirmed on Thursday after he had tested positive for coronavirus last week.
2020-03-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ISL: Expectations and the art of living up to them for FC Goa
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) FC Goa will be the first team to play in the AFC Champions League group stage after they finished on top of the league standings in the Indian Super League season.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
PK Banerjee's health condition deteriorates
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Legendary footballer P.K. Banerjee's health condition has deteriorated, the hospital where he is admitted said in a statement on Monday.
2020-03-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
German football clubs demand postponement of Euro 2020
Berlin, March 16 (IANS) German football clubs have demanded the postponement of the UEFA Euro 2020 as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis affecting European football.
2020-03-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Burglars hold Tottenham defender's family at knifepoint
London, March 16 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen's family was held at knifepoint at their London home during a burglary when the Belgium star was away on Champions League duty with his club.
2020-03-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
We had to create atmosphere at the pitch: Habas on ISL win
Fatorda (Goa), March 15 (IANS) ATK coach Antonio Habas said the onus was on him and the support staff to motivate the players and "create the atmosphere" they were missing due to the Indian Super League (ISL) final being held behind closed doors, here on Saturday night.
2020-03-15
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
ISL final: ATK defeat Chennaiyin 3-1 to clinch record 3rd title
Fatorda, March 14 (IANS) ATK rode Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez's brace to defeat Chennaiyin FC 3-1 and grab their third Indian Super League (ISL) title, the most by any team so far, in a riveting closed-door final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
For fans' safety, ISL final to be held behind closed doors: Nita Ambani
Panaji (Goa), March 12 (IANS) Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) chairperson Nita Ambani has said that while the organisers were as excited as the fans for the Indian Super League (ISL) final in Margao on Saturday, it had no choice but to bar spectators from the stadium keeping in mind public health and safety amid the growing coronavirus scare.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
For fans' safety, ISL final to be held behind closed doors: Nita Ambani
Panaji (Goa), March 12 (IANS) Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) chairperson Nita Ambani has said that while the organisers were as excited as the fans for the Indian Super League (ISL) final in Margao on Saturday, it had no choice but to bar spectators from the stadium keeping in mind public health and safety amid the growing coronavirus scare.
2020-03-12
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Italy's Inter donate 300,000 medical masks to fight COVID-19
Rome, March 12 (IANS) Italian football club Inter Milan and its Chinese owners Suning International have donated 300,000 medical masks and other healthcare products to the Italian Civil Protection agency to support the fight against coronavirus, the Serie A giants told Xinhua on Thursday.
2020-03-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
PK Banerjee on ventilator, condition being reviewed: Hospital
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Legendary footballer P.K. Banerjee remains on ventilator support and the consultants will take a call once his lung condition shows signs of improvement, a statement from a city hospital said on Tuesday.
2020-03-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Covid-19: La Liga to be played behind closed doors
Madrid, March 10 (IANS) The Spanish La Liga will be played in front of empty stadia for the next two weeks amid the growing coronavirus scare in the country, the league said in a statement on Tuesday.
2020-03-10
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Relegation-threatened Augsburg sack coach Schmidt
Berlin, March 10 (IANS) Augsburg have released head coach Martin Schmidt from his duties with immediate effect, the struggling Bundesliga outfit have confirmed.
2020-03-10
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Playoff pedigree hands ISL finalists ticket to Goa
Fatorda, March 9 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC and ATK will be gunning for their third title in the Indian Super League (ISL) and nobody will grudge them of a place in Sundays final in Goa.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
I-League: Kisekka's 90th-minute goal sinks Churchill
Fatorda, March 8 (IANS) In a thrilling encounter between Churchill Brothers FC Goa and Gokulam Kerala FC, the latter came out victorious 1-2 with the help of a 90th-minute goal by Henry Kisekka in their I-League match at the Fatorda Stadium here on Sunday.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
ISL: Williams thrills ATK to final spot over Bengaluru
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) ATK staged a thrilling comeback to reach the Indian Super League final after a 3-1 win over defending champions Bengaluru FC in the second leg of their semi-final clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
2020-03-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Devrani stunner denies Arrows point in Imphal
Imphal, March 8 (IANS) Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC left it late to salvage a crucial 1-0 win over All India Football Federation's (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium on Sunday.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
ISL semis: Chennaiyin survive Goa onslaught to reach final
Fatorda (Goa), March 7 (IANS) Two-time champions Chennaiyin FC booked their place in the final of the Indian Super League (ISL) despite a 2-4 loss to a spirited FC Goa in the second leg of their semi-final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
I-League: TRAU poised for tricky clash against Arrows
Imphal, March 7 (IANS) TRAU FC will host a rejuvenated Indian Arrows side at the Khuman Lumpak Stadium in Imphal on Sunday. Buoyed by their recent win against Churchill Brothers, TRAU will remain hopeful of another win against the Indian Arrows which will give them some breathing space in their quest for survival in Hero I-League.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Football
ISL opens 'Early-Bird' ticket sale for Final
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) The ticket sale for ISL 2019-20 final has gone live from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
I-League: Mohun Bagan face defending champions Chennai City
Kalyani, March 4 (IANS) Runaway I-League leaders Mohun Bagan will be welcoming defending champions Chennai City to the Kalyani Municipality Stadium in an I-League clash on Thursday.
2020-03-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Danish header helps Real Kashmir win against Neroca
Srinagar, March 4 (IANS) Local hero Danish Farooq's first-half strike propelled Real Kashmir to the third spot in the I-League standings with a 1-0 victory over Neroca FC here on Wednesday.
2020-03-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Football