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Premier League: City hope to extend winning run on Covid-marred Boxing Day
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Boxing Day is usually the busiest Day in English football with all Premier League clubs in action. Teams usually have to play three matches within a week leading to New Year Day. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc in the 2021 festival season with many matches getting postponed due to Novel Coronavirus spread and injuries.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Pele living moments of 'love, peace and unity'
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 26 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele took to social media to send a Christmas message to his followers, two days after his release from a Sao Paulo hospital.
2021-12-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
COVID UPDATE: Aston Villa coach Gerrard to miss two PL games after contracting virus
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the next two Premier League games.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Thomas Tuchel hints at Conor Gallagher's Chelsea future
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel indicated that the Crystal Palace mid-fielder Conor Gallagher will return to the club next season to fight for a starting spot by saying the club 'love' him.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amateur players need professional window registration to play in I-League, says AIFF
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) cleared the confusion over the participation of amateur players in the Hero I-League 2021-22 on Sunday, saying they can only play if they are registered in the professional window. The AIFF said that those players who want to play in the I-League will have to register in the professional registration window.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
I-League 2021-22: Defending champ Gokulam Kerala FC begin I-League campaign with solid win
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Defending champions Gokulam Kerala FC began their Hero I-League title defence in solid fashion with a 1 - 0 win over last season's runners-up Churchill Brothers at the Kalyani Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League 2021-22: TRAU, Indian Arrows settle for goalless draw
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) TRAU and Indian Arrows started their campaign with a goalless draw in the I-League 2021-22 at the Mohun Bagan Ground, here on Sunday. Despite getting plenty of shots on target, both the teams shared points after the match ended draw without any goal being scored.
2021-12-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: Mumbai City's Rahul Bheke set to make 100th ISL appearance
Fatorda (Goa), Dec 26 (IANS) Defender Rahul Bheke will become the eighth player to make 100 or more appearances in the Indian Super League when Mumbai City FC take on NorthEast United on Monday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Leeds United v Aston Villa fixture postponed due to Covid-19
London, Dec 26 (IANS) The Premier League Board has postponed Leeds United's home game against Aston Villa schedule for December 28 due to positive Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Leeds' squad, the league said on Sunday. Leeds' Boxing Day match against Liverpool was too called off due to Covid-19 cases and injuries at the club.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
I-League: NEROCA gear up to face new boys Sreenidi Deccan
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) NEROCA FC is all set to face the new boys Sreenidi Deccan FC in their opening match of the Hero I-League 2021-22 campaign, at the Naihati stadium on Monday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters share points
Vasco de Gama (Goa), Dec 26 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters shared points after they played 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, here on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Football
I-League 2021-22: Aizawl is a very competitive side, says Real Kashmir chief coach
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) After defending the IFA Shield successfully, Real Kashmir FC and Aizawl FC will look to get the maximum points at the start, as they square off against each other at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium in Kalyani, West Bengal on Monday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Premier League: Man City, Arsenal, Tottenham cruise to victory
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Defending champions Manchester City and Arsenal registered big wins while Tottenham Hotspur defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 -- all three clubs reaping rich rewards in a Premier League in a Boxing Day schedule disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
COVID UPDATE: Liverpool stars request fans, supporters to take vaccination boosters
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Premier League club Liverpool is at the forefront of a campaign to spread the word among football fans that they need to take vaccination boosters against COVID-19, especially since 'Omicron' is emerging as the dominant variant in the UK.
2021-12-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
I-League 2021-22: Gokulam Kerala begin title defence against rivals Churchill Bros
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) In a battle between two of last season's title contenders, defending champions Gokulam Kerala take on Churchill Brothers on the opening day of the 2021-22 I-League at the Kalyani Stadium on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League 2021-22: Rajasthan United ready to take on experienced Punjab FC
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) First-timers Rajasthan United FC face a big challenge when they take on the experienced Roundglass Punjab FC in their opening match of the I-League 2021-22 season. Both the teams will be aiming to start their journey with a victory as a good start will give them the momentum for the entire league.
2021-12-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League 2021-22: TRAU take on Indian Arrows in I-League curtain-raiser
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) Tiddim Road Athletic United (TRAU) FC, the club from Imphal, Manipur, which was one of the high-flyers of the last season, will come up against the young Indian Arrows team in the opening match of the I-League 2021-22 season at the Mohun Bagan ground here on Sunday.
2021-12-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Santosh Trophy: Platinum Jubilee edition to be held in Kerala from Feb 20
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The 75th edition of the senior men's national football championship for the Santosh Trophy will kick-off on February 20 and will run till March 6 in Kerala, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Premier League: Burnley-Everton Boxing Day game postponed
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Everton's Boxing Day match at Burnley has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases and injuries in the club, the Premier League announced on Friday. Everton had made an initial request to postpone the game however, it was rejected despite head coach Rafael Benitez claiming he only had nine fit players for the match.
2021-12-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: FC Goa, Odisha FC play 1-1 draw
Vasco (Goa), Dec 24 (IANS) FC Goa, and Odisha FC played a 1-1 draw in the Hero Indian Super League game at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, here on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Cafu backs Dani Alves' World Cup bid
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 24 (IANS) Brazilian football great Cafu believes compatriot Dani Alves is mounting an irresistible case to be included in the country's squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar following his return to Barcelona.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
AIFF condoles demise of former India goalkeeper Sanat Sett
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoled the death of former India national team goalkeeper Sanath Sett, who passed away on Friday.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Barcelona target Yuri Alberto set for Internacional exit, says his agent
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 23 (IANS) Highly-rated forward Yuri Alberto is being sought by at least three major European clubs and is likely to leave Brazil's Internacional in the coming months, his representative has said.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Serie A: Dumfries's winner helps Inter prevail over Torino
Rome, Dec 23 (IANS) Defending champions Inter Milan finished their 2021 campaign with a Serie A victory, as Denzel Dumfries' strike sealed a 1-0 win over Torino.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
La Liga: Real beat Athletic 2-1 to end the year on a high
Bilbao (Spain), Dec 23 (IANS) Karim Benzema scored two goals as Real Madrid ended the year 2021 with a superb away win over Athletic Bilbao, closing out the year with a 15-match unbeaten run.
2021-12-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Women's football team turns to mental health sessions to sharpen decision-making skills
Kochi, Dec 23 (IANS) Gearing up to play in their biggest tournament so far, the India women's football team is focusing on mental training ahead of the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which will be held in India early in 2022.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
18 Indian referees selected in FIFA's International list for 2022
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) As many as 18 Indian referees have been selected in the FIFA Refereeing International list for 2022, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Premier League postpones Liverpool vs Leeds, Wolves vs Watford games
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Following the rise in cases of COVID-19 in the teams, the Premier League has decided to postpone the Liverpool vs Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford games scheduled for Boxing Day.
2021-12-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ISL: FC Goa eye emphatic win against Odisha FC
Goa, Dec 23 (IANS) FC Goa is looking for an emphatic win against Odisha FC in the 2021-22 Indian Super League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, here on Friday.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal, Hyderabad FC play 1-1 draw
Goa, Dec 23 (IANS) SC East Bengal and Hyderabad FC played a 1-1 draw in the 2021-22 Indian Super League match at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, here on Thursday. Hyderabad extended their unbeaten run to six matches but the Kolkata side remained winless in eight matches.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Everton have been punished for trying to do the right things, claims Benitez
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Everton manager Rafael Benitez revealed on Thursday that the club made a request to postpone Sunday's match at Burnley but it was rejected by the Premier League. He added that the club has been 'punished' for trying to do the right things regarding their Covid-19 situation.
2021-12-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Serie A: Bernardeschi inspires Juve to conquer Cagliari
Rome, Dec 22 (IANS) Federico Bernardeschi took centre stage as his long-awaited goal and an assist helped Juventus dominate Cagliari 2-0 in Serie A.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
ISL: Hyderabad FC eye win against SC East Bengal
Goa, Dec 22 (IANS) Hyderabad FC will look for a win against SC East Bengal when they meet in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Thursday.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: Kerala Blasters beat Chennaiyin FC 3-0
Goa, Dec 22 ( IANS) Kerala Blasters FC defeated Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in the Indian Super League 2021-22 match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, here on Wednesday.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
COVID UPDATE: Premier League reports 90 new cases
London, Dec 21 (IANS) A total of 90 new positive cases for COVID-19 from 20 clubs have been reported by the English Premier League, over two times the previous highest weekly record.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Xavi's Barca up against title hopefuls Sevilla in Camp Nou
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) Barcelona and Sevilla will play on Tuesday night (Wednesday IST) in a game that is important for the La Liga title race. The game actually belongs to the fourth round of the season, but was postponed due to both sides having players away on international duty in South America.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Four things we learn from La Liga matchday 18
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) The 18th round of matches in La Liga saw the title race effectively reduced to two sides as Real Betis and Atletico Madrid lost their respective games, while Sevilla won and Rayo Vallecano continued their impressive return to the top flight.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin look to continue winning form against Kerala Blasters
Vasco (Goa), Dec 21 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will be hoping to carry forward the momentum gained from their win in the previous encounter when they meet Kerala Blasters FC in their seventh match of the 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Fans to support teams with creative banners for Women's Asian Cup in India
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) With just 30 days to go for the Womens Asian Cup India 2022, the AFC and Local Organising Committee (LOC) have launched a fan engagement initiative providing the passionate fans to express their support for their favourite team by creating a banner showing their support. The banner will be up in the stands at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Pune where the matches will be played.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
City manager Guardiola confirms punishment for Jack Grealish and Phil Foden
London, Dec 21 ( IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Jack Grealish and Phil Foden were both left out of the matchday squad against Newcastle United on December 19 for disciplinary reasons.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ISL: FC Goa appoint Derrick Pereira as head coach
Goa, Dec 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa on Tuesday announced the appointment of Derrick Pereira as their new head coach.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
We are not taking Bangladesh lightly, says U-19 football coach Alex Ambrose
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) After booking their spot in the final of the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship, head coach Alex Ambrose said that the team will continue their winning attitude against Bangladesh in the final on Wednesday.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ISL 2021-22: ATK Mohun Bagan register first win under new coach Ferrando
Fatorda (Goa), Dec 21 (IANS) Juan Ferrando got off to a winning start as ATK Mohun Bagan coach after the Kolkata side registered a thrilling 3-2 win against NorthEast United in the Indian Super League game at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
La Liga: Bilbao, Real Madrid to close 2021 in Covid-19 worry
Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will end 2021 in what promises to be an entertaining game in Athletic's San Mames Stadium on Wednesday night -- if the Covid-19 pandemic allows.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Manchester United begin staggered training at Carrington after Covid-19 outbreak
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Manchester United players have started training at their central training facility of Carrington on a staggered basis, the club said in a statement on Tuesday. The complex was forced to close for first-team operations last week due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the team but opened again on Tuesday.
2021-12-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Real Madrid held by Cadiz; Sevilla and Rayo win
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS) Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at home by struggling Cadiz in the surprise of the weekend in La Liga. In a late Sunday game, Real Madrid peppered the Cadiz goal with over 30 shots during the game, nine of which were on target, but they were denied by a series of fine saves from Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma and a dogged defensive display.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
AIFF suspends FC Goa player Jorge Ortiz for two matches
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) FC Goa player Jorge Ortiz has been handed a two-match suspension and fined Rs. 50,000 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee on Monday.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Addition of new teams makes I-League multi-dimensional: AIFF
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das has maintained that with some new teams coming in, he is "looking forward to another great season of the I-League", scheduled to kick-start from December 26.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Europa Conference League: Tottenham's campaign over after UEFA awards Rennes 3-0 win
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur have been eliminated from the Europa Conference League after UEFA confirmed on Monday that their postponed match against Rennes would be deemed as a forfeit.
2021-12-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Youngsters working hard to make the final cut for AFC Women's Asian Cup: Dangmei Grace
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Indian women's football team winger Dangmei Grace has said that everyone in the camp is working hard to get a place in the final squad for the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022, scheduled from January 20 to February 6 in Mumbai and Pune.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football