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This was the hardest: Guardiola on City's Premier League triumph
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City won their third Premier League title under manager Pep Guardiola and their fifth overall and the Spaniard said that this one has been the toughest league victory yet because of the conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Manchester City win 5th Premier League title in 10 years (Ld)
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions once again after Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Leicester City.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
2022 World Cup: FIFA holds meeting on workers' welfare
Lausanne, May 11 (IANS) FIFA held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations on Tuesday to discuss workers' welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection with the countrys hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Manchester United extend Cavani's contract
London, May 11 (IANS) Manchester United have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani until June 2022, announced the English Premier League side.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mumbai City's Ranawade recalls message from Pep
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai City FC defender Amey Ranawade will never forget the day he received a congratulatory message from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as he lay in a hospital bed recovering from head injury.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Buffon to end long stay at Juventus
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Gianluigi Buffon, regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, wants to leave Italian league's multiple champions Juventus at the end of this season.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Leipzig seek maiden title to end Nagelsmann era in German Cup final
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) Julian Nagelsmann will have one last chance to finish his term at RB Leipzig with a first-ever major title for him and the club when they face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Thursday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Juve could be excluded from Serie A: Italian football chief
Rome, May 10 (IANS) Juventus could be kicked out of Serie A if they are still officially members of the Super League by the deadline to register for next season, Italian federation (FIGC) chief Gabriele Gravina said on Monday.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
1962 Asian Games gold medallist Franco passes away
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Fortunato Franco, the former football player who was part of the Indian team that won gold at the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta, passed away in Goa on Monday. Franco is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Delicate negotiations' on to move CL final to Britain
Berlin, May 9 (IANS) "Delicate negotiations" are taking place about moving the Champions League final to Britain, government minister Michael Gove said on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Senior AIFF official Lavinio Rebello passes away
Goa, May 9 (IANS) The senior vice president of the Goa Football Association (GFA), Lavinio Rebello, passed away in Goa on Sunday. Rebello was also the deputy chairperson of the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
FC Goa's tactical aspects need to be polished: Coach Ferrando
Goa, May 9 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa's chief coach Juan Ferrando said on Sunday that his players had "performed on a high level and done great as a team" in the recently concluded Asian Champions League (ACL) Group Stage, but they need to improve their tactical aspects.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Former FC Goa defender Pena praises team for ACL showing
Goa, May 9 (IANS) Former FC Goa defender, Spain's Carlos Pena, was all praise for the Indian Super League (ISL) team's head coach Juan Ferrando and his boys after they finished third in the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage recently.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
AFC Cup matches postponed after Bengaluru breach Covid protocols (Ld)
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Sunday announced to postpone the AFC Cup Group D matches in Maldives after three Bengaluru FC players allegedly breached Covid-19 protocols.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Maldives Sports Minister accuses Bengaluru of breaching Covid rules
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan's AFC Cup matches are in doubt after Maldives' Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof alleged a breach of the country's Covid-19 protocols by the former.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Football
City loses 2-1 to Chelsea, Premier League crown will have to wait
London, May 9 (IANS) Manchester City will have to wait at least 24 hours before they are crowned Premier League champions for this season after they lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea on Saturday evening.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mexico's Azteca Stadium to reopen for fans
Mexico City, May 8 (IANS) Mexico's Azteca Stadium, the stage for the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals, is set to reopen to the public after a 14-month shutdown because of Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
Bayern win record-extending 9th straight Bundesliga title
Berlin, May 8 (IANS) Bayern Munich were confirmed as German champions for the 31st time on Saturday and extended their record run of consecutive Bundesliga titles to nine after RB Leipzig lost 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
La Liga: Advantage Real as Atletico, Barca draw
Barcelona, May 8 (IANS) La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 at Barcelona, handing control of the title race to Real Madrid on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Real, Barca, Juve defend Super League after UEFA threats
Berlin, May 8 (IANS) Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus defended the Super League in a joint statement on Saturday after European ruling body UEFA threatened them with sanctions.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Neymar signs new PSG deal as he commits until 2025
Paris, May 8 (IANS) Neymar has committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain by extending his contract until 2025.
2021-05-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
UEFA agrees to reintegrate nine 'Super League' clubs
Lausanne, May 8 (IANS) The European football governing body (UEFA) has begun the process of reintegration of nine of the 12 clubs which were involved in the now defunct 'Super League' project.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Tough challenge awaits Chhetri's boys in Maldives
Male (Maldives) May 8 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC will have their task cut out when they take on Maldives' Club Eagles -- a side which boasts of some big international names -- in the AFC Cup play-off tie on Tuesday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Blasters intensify hunt for new coach before season starts
Kochi, May 8 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC's sporting director Karolis Skinkys isn't happy with the way his club performed last season and his immediate task is to hire a head coach, who can "breathe life back into the team after the disappointment of the last season".
2021-05-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Aston Villa offers to host Champions League final: Reports
London, May 7 (IANS) Aston Villa has offered to host the Champions League final amid doubts over the suitability of Covid-stricken Turkey as venue of the match, according to reports.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hope I've silenced my critics: FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj
Goa, May 7 (IANS) FC Goa's young goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh says his performance during the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage matches recently would have silenced his critics, who had not given him much chance against top Asian outfits.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC leave for Maldives to play Club Eagles
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC have departed for the Maldives to take on Club Eagles in the AFC Cup play-off tie in Male, Maldives, on May 11.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Spanish football legend David Villa joins ISL club Odisha FC
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Odisha FC have brought on board Spanish football legend David Villa to advise the club's coaching staff and guide the senior and youth players.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Two top Kolkata football clubs launch vaccination drive
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Two prominent Kolkata football clubs -- Southern Samity and Kalighat Milan Sangha FC -- have taken the lead in helping the underprivileged people of the state get vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Solskjaer hails Cavani, de Gea after United's win against Roma
London, May 7 (IANS) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Edinson Cavani and David De Gea after Manchester United kicked off a run of four matches in eight days by reaching the Europa League final.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Manchester United cruise into Europa League final, Arsenal lose to Villareal
Rome, May 7 (IANS) Manchester United lost 2-3 to Roma in second leg of the semi-final of Europa League but cruised through to the final on the basis of an 8-5 aggregate victory.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Hazard apologises to Real supporters for laughing with Chelsea players
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Eden Hazard has apologised to Real Madrid supporters after he was seen laughing with Chelsea players following his side's Champions League semi-final exit.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Bayern's Alaba wants to leave comfort zone
Munich, May 6 (IANS) Bayern Munich defender David Alaba sees his departure from the club at the end of the season as a chance to "do something new" and "take another step forward". The Austrian could move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bayern aim to clinch title on 2nd attempt with help from Dortmund
Berlin, May 6 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund can do rivals Bayern Munich a rare favour on Saturday by helping them clinch a ninth straight Bundesliga title before they take to the pitch.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Chelsea beat Real, to face City in Champions League final
London, May 6 (IANS) Chelsea set up an all-England Champions League final against Manchester City as Timo Werner and Mason Mount settled their last four second leg tie against Real Madrid.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
United's aborted game vs Liverpool to be played on May 13
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester United on Wednesday said that their match against Liverpool, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been rearranged for May 13.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sterling racially abused after Man City's semi-final win
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram less than 48 hours after English football's social media boycott came to an end.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mourinho will do a great job at Roma, says Fonseca
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been backed to do a great job at AS Roma by Paulo Fonseca, the man he will replace at the Serie A club. Roma announced on Tuesday that Fonseca will step down from his role at the end of the season to make way for Mourinho.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Prosecutor investigating FIFA boss Infantino removed
Vienna, May 5 (IANS) The special prosecutor investigating FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been removed, a Swiss federal court said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Lots of aspects to improve: FC Goa coach after ACL losses
Goa, May 5 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa's Spanish chief coach Juan Ferrando has said that the experience of playing some of the top continental teams in the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage recently had shown that his side "needs to improve many tactical aspects on the pitch so that we can be more competitive at the international level".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Chhetri organises blood donation drive in hometown
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian footballer Nirmal Chhetri organised a blood donation drive along with a local football club in his hometown of Melli in Sikkim.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Health/Medicine,Football
City reach maiden Champions League final with 4-1 win over PSG
Manchester, May 5 (IANS) Manchester City qualified for their first ever Champions League final after Riyad Mahrez's double ensured a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the semi-final.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chelsea bring fans to board meetings following Super League debacle
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Chelsea have announced plans to allow three supporter representatives to attend board meetings from July 1 as they look to rebuild their relationship with the fan base following the European Super League debacle.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Javi Martinez to leave Bayern after nine years
Munich, May 4 (IANS) Spanish veteran Javi Martinez will leave Bayern Munich after both sides mutually agreed to part ways, the Bundesliga champions said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Tuchel wants Chelsea to go for the kill against Real
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea will not sit back on their away-goal advantage against Real Madrid in the Champions League as it is in the club's DNA to try to win every match.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Messi, Barca team-mates in trouble for major Covid breach
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Barcelona legend Lionel Messi could be in trouble after he hosted a meal for his team-mates at his house ahead of the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Catalan regional health authorities say the Argentinian could have breached Covid-19 protocols, leaving Messi and his team-mates open to hefty fines.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Mourinho to replace Fonseca as Roma coach
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been appointed Italian football club AS Roma coach on a three-year contract from next season onwards. He will succeed Paulo Fonseca, the Serie A club said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Teams allowed addition of 3 more players to squads
Lausanne, May 4 (IANS) Teams competing in UEFA Euro 2020 can increase the number of players in their squads from the current 23 to 26 due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Indian team to feature in AFC Women's Club Championship
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) An Indian side is set to feature in the inaugural AFC Women's Club Championship, a pilot tournament the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will kick off this year.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Maradona case a 'trial by media', says lawyer
Buenos Aires, May 4 (IANS) An investigation into the death of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has become a "trial by media", a defence lawyer said. Maradona died of a heart attack aged 60 last November, less than a month after undergoing surgery in Buenos Aires to remove a blood clot on his brain.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football