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Newcastle v Spurs match stopped for 40 minutes for medical emergency
Newcastle, Oct 17 (IANS) The English Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur was on Sunday suspended for 40 minutes after a medical emergency involving a fan in the stands.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Spirited Kenkre FC face Madan Maharaj in I-League qualifiers
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Mumbai's Kenkre FC will take on Madan Maharaj FC from Bhopal in their final round match in the I-League Qualifiers 2021 on here Monday, with a place in the next round on the line.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
India clinch record eighth SAFF Championship title (Ld)
Male, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian football team convincingly defeated Nepal 3-0 in the final to clinch the SAFF Championship trophy for a record eighth time at the National Football Stadium, here on Saturday.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
SAFF Championship: Sports minister congratulates Indian team on title win
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Sports minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday congratulated Indian football team for winning SAFF Championship for the record eighth time.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
SAFF Championship: India lift eighth title, beat Nepal 3-0 in final
Male, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian football team won their eighth SAFF Championship title after beating Nepal 3-0 in the final here on Saturday.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Firmino, Salah and Mane star in Liverpool's 5-0 over Watford
Watford, Oct 16 (IANS) Roberto Firmino's hat-trick and stunning goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane led Liverpool to a comprehensive 5-0 match over Watford in the Premier League, here on Saturday.
2021-10-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Big game for Koeman and Barca at start of season-defining week
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman faces another key game on Sunday at the start of a week that could well decide his future and the club's entire season.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Pedri ambitious after signing new four-year contract with Barca
Madrid, Oct 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona's 18-year-old Spain international Pedri has signed a new contract and said he aims to "win everything every year," with the club.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Biennial World Cup would allow teams 'to dream', says FIFA chief Infantino
Caracas (Venezuela), Oct 16 (IANS) FIFA president Gianni Infantino says that a plan to stage the World Cup every two years would provide "a chance to dream" for countries and regions that have never won football's showpiece tournament.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Venezuela,Sports,Football
A familiar face returns while another makes his swansong in the Premier League
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The Premier League is back in action this weekend with a familiar face coming back to the competition in the Watford dugout, while Steve Bruce faces what could be his swansong at Newcastle.
2021-10-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Four things to look out for in Spain's Matchday 9
Madrid, Oct 15 (IANS) Football returns to La Liga this weekend following the international break. Here are some things to look out for over the coming days.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Will keep a watch players don't get overconfident: Coach Stimac
Male (Maldives), Oct 15 (IANS) Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac said on Friday that he will be keeping a close watch to ensure his side doesn't cross the fine line between confidence and overconfidence when they meet Nepal in the SAFF Championship final here on Saturday.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Nepal's teamwork a worry for India's Chhetri ahead of SAFF final
Male (Maldives), Oct 15 (IANS) Indian football team captain and prolific goal-scorer Sunil Chhetri said ahead of the SAFF Championship final here on Saturday that Nepal may not have an extraordinary player like Maldives' Ali Ashfaq in their ranks, but the side more than makes up for it with great teamwork.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Chhetri breaks Pele's record, says it is not important, there is no comparison
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) To go past the legendary Pele and be just one adrift of Lionel Mess in the list of top goal scorers in the world is an extraordinary feeling and one could be pardoned for being on cloud nine after achieving such a feat.
2021-10-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
IPL 2021 Final: Strengths and Weaknesses of Chennai and Kolkata
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders have won two out of two in the IPL finals. Chennai Super Kings have reached the finals nine times, emerging victorious in three of them. Friday's final between the two teams in Dubai promises a tactical clash between MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan.
2021-10-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Football
Barca to meet Valencia as La Liga postpones two matches
Madrid, Oct 14 (IANS) La Liga returns to action with a reduced number of matches this weekend after the competition agreed to postpone the fixtures of Real Madrid against Athletic Club Bilbao and Granada versus Atletico Madrid, due to World Cup duties.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Sao Paulo parts ways with Hernan Crespo
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 14 (IANS) Brazilian Serie A club Sao Paulo has sacked manager Hernan Crespo after just eight months in the role.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil defender Militao to miss WC qualifier against Uruguay
Rio de Janeiro (IANS) Central defender Eder Militao has been ruled out of Brazil's home 2022 World Cup qualifier against Uruguay because of a hamstring tear, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said.
2021-10-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Football
India to begin AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification campaign vs Oman
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The India U-23 national football team is set to embark on their qualification campaign for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022, after being drawn in Group E of the Qualifiers.
2021-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Newcastle takeover by MBS-linked company has other clubs worried (Ld)
London, Oct 13 (IANS) English Premier League clubs are in turmoil after a Saudi Arabia-led consortium took over Newcastle United, ending the previous owner Mike Ashley's 14-year-old ownership of the club. The clubs are angry that the Premier League, which had told them a few weeks back that the matter -- stuck in a legal battle for months --will be settled in January, easily agreed to the takeover of Newcastle by a consortium with close links to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), without consulting them.
2021-10-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Japan beat Australia 2-1 in World Cup qualifier
Tokyo, Oct 12 (IANS) With a late own-goal from Australian defender Aziz Behich, Japan edged Australia 2-1 to claim their second victory in the final round of Asian World Cup qualifying campaign at Saitama Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Saudis take charge of Newcastle United, other clubs worried
London, Oct 12 (IANS) English Premier League clubs are in turmoil after a Saudi Arabia-led consortium took over Newcastle United, ending the previous owner Mike Ashley's 14-year-old ownership of the club.
2021-10-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
I-League: Delhi FC beat Kerala United 2-1, advance to next round (ld)
Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS) Continuing their winning run, Delhi FC made a fine comeback to beat Kerala United FC 2-1 and qualify for the next round of I-League Qualifiers 2021, here on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
SAFF C'ship: Can't depend on one player to score goals, says Stimac ahead of Maldives match
Male, Oct 12 (IANS) Ahead of the last round-robin league match against hosts Maldives in the SAFF Championships, head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday said the Indian team cannot be dependent on just one player to score goals and others need to show more confidence on the ground.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Scolari leaves Gremio after three months in charge
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Oct 12 (IANS) Gremio have parted ways with Brazil World Cup-winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari after a poor run of results, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Monday.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Ibha revealed as mascot of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in India
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Monday unveiled Ibha as the official mascot of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 in India. Ibha, an Asiatic lioness, was unveiled on the day coinciding with the International Day of the Girl Child and exactly one year to go until the tournament kicks off.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Messi praises 'improving' Argentina after 3-0 rout of Uruguay
Buenos Aires, Oct 11 (IANS) Argentina captain Lionel Messi hailed the performance of his team in their 3-0 World Cup Qualifier victory over Uruguay, saying the Albiceleste are relishing a possession-based style of play under manager Lionel Scaloni.
2021-10-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
SAFF Championship: Chhetri scores as India overcome Nepal 1-0
Male (Maldives), Oct 11 (IANS) An 82nd-minute strike by Sunil Chhetri handed India a 1-0 win over Nepal in the SAFF Championship 2021 Group Stage, at the National Stadium here.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
I-League: Delhi FC rout Corbett FC 5-1 in qualifiers
Bengaluru, Oct 9 (IANS) Delhi FC produced a late surge of goals to thrash Corbett FC 5-1 in a Group B encounter in the 2021 I-League Qualifiers at the Bangalore Football Stadium, here on Saturday.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Germany rallies to beat Romania in FIFA World Cup European qualifier
Berlin, Oct 9 (IANS) Thomas Muller's late decider helped Germany bounce back to beat Romania 2-1 on home soil in Group J of FIFA World Cup European qualification. The hosts thought they had the golden chance to break the deadlock with a penalty in the early stage, but the referee overturned his original decision after reviewing Andrei Burca's tackle on Timo Werner inside the box.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Mumbai City head coach Lobera to step down; Des Buckingham to take charge
Mumbai, Oct 8 (IANS) Sergio Lobera, the head coach of top Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City, will be stepping down to continue his coaching journey with City Football Group (CFG), the defending champions said on Friday.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
World Cup qualifiers: Messi endures frustrating outing as Argentina held by Paraguay
Montevideo, Oct 8 (IANS) Argentina and Uruguay had to settle for goalless draws in their respective 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Colombia. In Asuncion, Argentina looked in control for most of the match but struggled to find a way past the hosts' defence as Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi endured a frustrating Thursday night.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Uruguay,Sports,Football
SAFF Championship 2021: India held to a draw by Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India played out a stalemate against Sri Lanka at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives, on Thursday, in their second game of the SAFF Championship 2021. The Blue Tigers now have two points from as many games.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Quique Sanchez Flores named as new Getafe coach
Madrid, Oct 7 (IANS) Quique Sanchez Flores is the new manager of Spanish football club Getafe, named as the replacement for Michel Gonzalez at the La Liga strugglers.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spain end Italy's unbeaten run, reach Nations League final
Rome, Oct 7 (IANS) Former World Champions Spain are through to the UEFA Nations League Final after beating Italy on home soil at the San Siro, ending the home side's unbeaten run of 37 matches. Ferran Torres score both goals for the side managed by former Barça boss Luis Enrique Martínez as Spain reach Sunday's final where they await the winner of the second semifinal between France or Belgium.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Flick's joint actions with Tuchel, Nagelsmann help Werner and Sane ride the wave
Berlin, Oct 7 (IANS) German national coach Hansi Flick continues to inspire confidence among his wavering forces. After encouraging Bayern Munich wingers Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry, the 56-year-old has helped Chelsea striker Timo Werner find his way back to happiness.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
World Cup qualifiers: Messi ready and motivated, says Argentina boss
Buenos Aires, Oct 7 (IANS) Lionel Messi is fully fit and motivated for Argentina's South American World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru, manager Lionel Scaloni has said.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
World Cup qualifiers: Cut supply to Messi, Paraguay players told
Asuncion, Oct 6 (IANS) Paraguay will focus on cutting supply to Argentina captain Lionel Messi when the teams meet in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier, head coach Eduardo Berizzo has said.
2021-10-06
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Claudio Ranieri named as new Watford coach
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Premier League side Watford has named Claudio Ranieri as its new head coach. The Italian, who led Leicester City to the 2016 Premier League title and who celebrates his 70th birthday later this month, has agreed a two-year contract and will make his debut in their dugout against Liverpool on October 16.
2021-10-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
I-League qualifiers: Kenkre FC register 2-1 win over Kerala United FC
Bengaluru, Oct 5 (IANS) Kenkre FC put up an impressive display of grit and determination to win their opening Group B encounter 2-1 against Kerala United FC (KUFC) at the Bangalore Football Stadium, here on Tuesday.
2021-10-05
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Getafe sack coach Michel after poor start to La Liga season
Madrid, Oct 4 (IANS) Michel Gonzalez became the second coach to lose job in La Liga on Monday when he was sacked by bottom side Getafe.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Four things we learned from Spain's Matchday 8 this weekend
Madrid, Oct 4 (IANS) La Liga goes into the second international break of the season after a weekend of upsets that leaves us with three teams tied at the top of the table. Here are a few things we learned this weekend in Spain.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
SAFF Championship: India start campaign with 1-1 draw against Bangladesh
Male, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian football team began its SAFF Championship 2021 campaign with a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh at the National Football Stadium, in Male, Maldives on Monday.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Troubles mount for Real Madrid, Barcelona after stunning reversals in La Liga
Madrid, Oct 4 (IANS) Real Madrid and FC Barcelona go into the international break with problems after they both suffered defeats in La Liga over the weekend.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: FC Goa lift maiden title with 1-0 win against Mohammedan
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian Super League side FC Goa were crowned champions of the 130th Durand Cup football championship, beating local outfit Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 at the end of extra time in a climactic culmination to the event at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Sunday night. This was FC Goas first triumph in Indias oldest football tournament.
2021-10-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Watford's Xisco becomes first Premier League coach sacked this season
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Xisco Munoz became the first coach in the Premier League to lose his job on Sunday when he was sacked by recently promoted Watford.
2021-10-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Vaccine is 'not a limit on freedom', says Liverpool manager Klopp
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that vaccine is 'not a limit on freedom' and he does not understand why there is a reluctance among Premier League players to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-10-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Indian women's football team ready for Tunisia challenge in friendly
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) An upbeat Indian womens team faces a big challenge when it takes on higher-ranked Tunisia in a friendly match in Dubai on Monday. The Indian team is bullish after defeating the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on their home ground, a few days back.
2021-10-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Blue Tigers gear up for Bangla test in first match of SAFF Championship
Male, Maldives, Oct 3 (IANS) Day prior to India's opening fixture against Bangladesh in the SAFF Championship, and with the morning practice session done, boys have already moved into the match zone.
2021-10-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Solskjaer under pressure while Chelsea bounce back in Premier League
London, Oct 3 (IANS) The pressure is mounting on Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Everton.
2021-10-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football