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  • Jose Mourinho appointed AS Roma head coach after Tottenham exit May 04, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    Jose Mourinho appointed AS Roma head coach after Tottenham exit

    Jose Mourinho will be replacing Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca, who will step down after the current campaign ends.

  • Owners of Manchester United set 4 billion pounds asking price to sell club Apr 25, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    Owners of Manchester United set 4 billion pounds asking price to sell club

    A small group of Manchester United fans gathered outside the club's training ground on Thursday to protest against the Glazer family's ownership as the backlash continued after their involvement in the breakaway European Super League.

  • Football or cricket, investors love a profitable league Apr 23, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    Football or cricket, investors love a profitable league

    Fans love their teams and investors love a good performance on the revenue front 

  • The European Super League may have been stillborn, but its seeds will linger Apr 22, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    The European Super League may have been stillborn, but its seeds will linger

    The white-faced hypocrisy of it is that many of the clubs that were seeking a guaranteed existence in the European Super League on the basis of their past glories may never have got here had a similar system been in place even 20 years ago 

  • Why European Super League is not such a super idea Apr 21, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    Why European Super League is not such a super idea

    The farcical goings-on in the planned European Super League prove that without the support of the ruling body and fans, it is hard for a new competition, however high-profile, to get off the ground. It happened with F1 and cricket’s ICL too

  • Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw Apr 21, 2021 07:42 AM IST

    Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

    The six English clubs deserted the proposal to launch a largely-closed midweek competition called The Super League amid an escalating backlash from their supporters.

  • European Super League | UEFA likely to ban Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and 6 other football clubs: Here is why Apr 19, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    European Super League | UEFA likely to ban Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and 6 other football clubs: Here is why

    UEFA, in its statement, said that players and clubs participating in the proposed league would be banned from UEFA and FIFA tournaments. Clubs that may be banned are Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and Juventus.

  • Lionel Messi sends autographed jerseys to Sinovac, helps secure 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for South American footballers Apr 15, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Lionel Messi sends autographed jerseys to Sinovac, helps secure 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for South American footballers

    Lionel Messi sent three autographed jerseys to Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac.

  • A mentoring lesson from the family of ‘rabona’ star Erik Lamela Mar 21, 2021 08:05 AM IST

    A mentoring lesson from the family of ‘rabona’ star Erik Lamela

    Erik Lamela, scorer of a spectacular ‘rabona’ goal for Tottenham recently, was offered a tempting contract by Barcelona when he was about 7. His parents turned it down, in part because they did not want their child to feel that football had become his “job”.

  • Manchester United co-chair Avram Glazer to sell $100 million worth of shares Mar 12, 2021 10:25 PM IST

    Manchester United co-chair Avram Glazer to sell $100 million worth of shares

    After the share sale, Avram Glazer will no longer own any Class A shares in the company, reducing his total voting power to 13.39% from 16.85%, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday.

  • Lionel Messi’s contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report Jan 31, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    Lionel Messi’s contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report

    The club expressed its 'absolute support for Lionel Messi, especially in the face of any attempt to discredit his image, and to damage his relationship with the entity where he has worked to become the best player in the world and in football history.'

  • Lionel Messi facing lengthy suspension for hitting opponent in Spanish Super Cup final Jan 18, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    Lionel Messi facing lengthy suspension for hitting opponent in Spanish Super Cup final

    The Spanish soccer federation’s competitions committee will decide on the charges against Messi, and the player’s eventual suspension could range from one to three matches or from four to 12 matches, depending on how severe the federation considers the incident.

  • Mesut Ozil confirms Fenerbahce move from Arsenal, says he is fit to play Jan 17, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    Mesut Ozil confirms Fenerbahce move from Arsenal, says he is fit to play

    Ozil, 32, has not played for Arsenal since March and was left out of the club's Premier League and Europa League squads at the start of the season.

  • Pope calls Maradona a fragile poet; decries doping cheats Jan 02, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Pope calls Maradona a fragile poet; decries doping cheats

    Francis is a big soccer fan and met Maradona, who died in November, several times after becoming pope in 2013.

  • AC Milan's Rafael Leao scores fastest-ever Serie A goal after six seconds Dec 20, 2020 10:03 PM IST

    AC Milan's Rafael Leao scores fastest-ever Serie A goal after six seconds

    The previous fastest goal had been Paolo Poggi's for Piacenza against Fiorentina in December 2001 after eight seconds of play.

  • Barcelona to face Paris St Germain in UEFA Champions League last 16 Dec 14, 2020 06:47 PM IST

    Barcelona to face Paris St Germain in UEFA Champions League last 16

    The clash of Lionel Messi and Barca with last year's runners-up PSG is a repeat of their remarkable meeting at the same stage in 2017 when Barca overcame a 4-0 first leg loss to beat the French club 6-1 in Spain.

  • Nepal gives women's national football team equal pay Dec 11, 2020 05:58 PM IST

    Nepal gives women's national football team equal pay

    For years, Nepal's women have earned less than half of what the men's team have taken home. Their results have been considerably better though.

  • The India connection of Maradona’s world champs Nov 28, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    The India connection of Maradona’s world champs

    Jorge Burruchaga, who scored the matchwinner for Argentina in the 1986 World Cup final, had warmed up by playing in the 1984 Nehru Cup in Kolkata

  • Diego Maradona's legacy will forever be tinged with regret Nov 27, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    Diego Maradona's legacy will forever be tinged with regret

    The reality of Diego Maradona's fall from grace can't be ignored amidst the clamour of obituaries praising his myriad skills

  • Diego Maradona: The football wizard was one of the most expensive players of his time Nov 26, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    Diego Maradona: The football wizard was one of the most expensive players of his time

    As football fans world over bid a farewell to the Argentinian wizard--he is said to have been one of the most expensive players of his time---“double what Cristiano Ronaldo would cost today.”

  • Diego Maradona in his own words and the words of others Nov 26, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    Diego Maradona in his own words and the words of others

    A look at some of the best quotes on Diego Maradona both from the man himself and from others in football.

  • Diego Maradona hailed as 'genius' by referee who missed 'Hand of God' goal Nov 26, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    Diego Maradona hailed as 'genius' by referee who missed 'Hand of God' goal

    Former referee Ali Bin Nasser admitted that he doubted the validity of Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal, but said the football legend's second strike in the game was a "masterpiece".

  • Diego Maradona 'truly great' but 'hand of god' still riles former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton Nov 26, 2020 10:17 AM IST

    Diego Maradona 'truly great' but 'hand of god' still riles former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton

    Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton told a newspaper taht he did not like that the Argentina football legend Diego Maradona never apologised for the "hand of god" goal in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final.

  • 'Diego is eternal': Lionel Messi says of Maradona Nov 26, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    'Diego is eternal': Lionel Messi says of Maradona

    Deigo Maradona and Lionel Messi have often been compared in the debate about who was the greatest footballer of all time.

  • Diego Maradona, the most human of immortals Nov 26, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    Diego Maradona, the most human of immortals

    The sport that the Argentina legend illuminated, the one he lifted into an art, was not tarnished by all that he did to himself.

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