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  • 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.

  • One of the greatest footballers of all time: Soccer clubs pay tribute to 'legend' Diego Maradona Nov 25, 2020 10:53 PM IST

    One of the greatest footballers of all time: Soccer clubs pay tribute to 'legend' Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona, who is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time along with Pele, died of a heart attack on November 25.

  • Indian talent could be of interest to European clubs in future: RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff Nov 17, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    Indian talent could be of interest to European clubs in future: RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff

    RP Leipzig football club and FC Goa announced their partnership on November 12. And their CEO Oliver Mintzlaff expressed optimism about prospects of Indian players.

  • Against all odds: Maradona, the greatest footballer of all time, turns 60 Oct 30, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Against all odds: Maradona, the greatest footballer of all time, turns 60

    Three decades after his peak, Maradona’s footballing wizardry and larger than life personality remain unmatched.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19 Oct 13, 2020 08:34 PM IST

    Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

    Ronaldo is currently serving on international duty and played against Spain and France in the previous week. Nothing of the other members of the Portugese team tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

  • Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo to renew Champions League rivalry Oct 01, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo to renew Champions League rivalry

    The draw, held at a television studio in Geneva, produced several other high-profile clashes.

  • Lionel Messi lashes out at Barcelona over Luis Suarez departure Sep 25, 2020 09:29 PM IST

    Lionel Messi lashes out at Barcelona over Luis Suarez departure

    Suarez had paid tribute to Messi in his farewell news conference on Thursday, recalling that everyone had told him the Argentinian was difficult to get on with, but declaring they had become best friends as well as prolific strike partners.

  • AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for COVID-19 Sep 24, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for COVID-19

    Milan said that the Swede would miss the Europa League match against Bodo later on Thursday. "Having informed the relevant health authorities, the player was promptly placed in quarantine at home," it said.

  • COVID-19 pandemic to cost football $14 billion this year, says FIFA Sep 16, 2020 07:12 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic to cost football $14 billion this year, says FIFA

    Rehn said the figure of $14 billion was based on the current scenario, where football is slowly restarting after a three-month hiatus earlier this year, but it would be a "different ball game" if the pandemic did not let up.

  • Ronald Koeman drops Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal for Barcelona friendly Sep 13, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Ronald Koeman drops Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal for Barcelona friendly

    The new manager left veterans Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal off his squad which beat third-tier club Gimnàstic de Tarragona 3-1 in a friendly on September 12, Barcelona’s first match since Ronald Koeman took over.

  • Lionel Messi back training with Barcelona after ending departure saga Sep 07, 2020 10:13 PM IST

    Lionel Messi back training with Barcelona after ending departure saga

    Messi, 33, revealed last Friday in an interview with Goal.com that he was staying at Barca for the coming season as he did not wish to face a court case with the club where he has spent his entire career over a disputed release clause in his contract.

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