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  • Explained | Why Messi could not be retained by Barcelona Aug 09, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Explained | Why Messi could not be retained by Barcelona

    COVID19 pandemic impact on club’s revenues, high debt burden and adherence to LaLiga regulations made it tough for FC Barcelona to retain Lionel Messi.

  • Football: Brazil beat Spain 2-1 after extra time to win gold medal Aug 07, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Football: Brazil beat Spain 2-1 after extra time to win gold medal

    Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 after extra time to win the Olympic men's soccer gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

  • Disbelief in Argentina as Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona Aug 06, 2021 06:58 AM IST

    Disbelief in Argentina as Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona

    A month after the Rosario-born superstar led the national team to their first major title in 28 years, Messi was again the centre of attention as the club announced he would end his 18-year relationship with them and not sign a new playing contract.

  • Euro 2020 group stage is over, relive all the action with these pictures Jun 25, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Euro 2020 group stage is over, relive all the action with these pictures

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking spree has been the headline event of Euro 2020 but there have been many more special moments in the group stage and one very scary collapse. Take a look

  • Scorer of best Euro 2020 goal to get Russian digital trophy May 26, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    Scorer of best Euro 2020 goal to get Russian digital trophy

    The first soccer award at a major tournament taking the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) is being created with tournament sponsor Gazprom, UEFA said Friday.

  • In pics | Forbes 2020 list: Here are the top 10 highest-paid soccer players in the world Sep 21, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    In pics | Forbes 2020 list: Here are the top 10 highest-paid soccer players in the world

    Forbes has released this year’s ranking of the highest-paid soccer players in the world and the list is topped by the two best soccer players in the world; Barca's Lionel Messi and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Lionel Messi says he wants to leave Barcelona; club in new turmoil Aug 26, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Lionel Messi says he wants to leave Barcelona; club in new turmoil

    Under the terms of the contract which expires in 2021, the only way Lionel Messi can leave without the Barcelona's consent is if a rival side pays his release clause of 700 million euros (629.7 million pounds).

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Egyptian soccer player now working in pastry shop for survival May 19, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Egyptian soccer player now working in pastry shop for survival

    These days, the professional soccer player is working at a sweet shop in a market in Upper Egypt town that has remained open throughout the pandemic

  • Pandemic turns Egyptian soccer player into a street vendor May 19, 2020 12:03 PM IST

    Pandemic turns Egyptian soccer player into a street vendor

    At this time of the year, Mahmoud would be on the field playing as a defender for Beni Suef, a club in Egypt’s second division.

  • Hero MotoCorp forays into Argentina Jan 13, 2017 12:52 PM IST

    Hero MotoCorp forays into Argentina

    The company has already roped in former Argentine soccer star Diego Simone, the current coach of Spanish club Atletico de Madrid, as its brand ambassador to push its products in the South American nation.

  • India has soccer fever, but is it World Cup ready? Dec 18, 2015 08:00 AM IST

    India has soccer fever, but is it World Cup ready?

    Asia's third-largest economy has never made it to the FIFA World Cup despite a 1.3 billion strong population, high economic growth rates and a sports-mad public. It has only qualified once, by default for the 1950 tournament in Brazil, but ended up withdrawing due to financial constraints.

  • Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension: report Oct 09, 2015 03:22 PM IST

    Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension: report

    Sepp Blatter, the Swiss who has been president of the global soccer body FIFA since 1998, was suspended on Thursday by the association's ethics committee. The 79-year-old is currently facing a Swiss criminal investigation.

  • EU lawmakers urge FIFA's Sepp Blatter to go now Jun 12, 2015 01:39 PM IST

    EU lawmakers urge FIFA's Sepp Blatter to go now

    The parliament said that corruption within FIFA had seriously damaged the integrity of global football, with a "devastating impact" from the top level of professional soccer to amateur grassroots clubs.

  • MS Dhoni sole Indian in Forbes list of richest athletes Jun 11, 2015 11:22 AM IST

    MS Dhoni sole Indian in Forbes list of richest athletes

    Dhoni has been ranked 23rd on the Forbes list of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2015, dropping a notch from his ranking of 22 last year.

  • FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July Jun 10, 2015 03:15 PM IST

    FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July

    Scandal-hit FIFA will hold an extraordinary executive committee meeting in July to discuss dates for the election to replace president Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation next week.

  • Despite FIFA scandal, Women's World Cup set to be a hit Jun 06, 2015 04:02 PM IST

    Despite FIFA scandal, Women's World Cup set to be a hit

    A FIFA spokeswoman declined to say if Blatter, who will remain president until a successor is elected, still planned to attend the women's final on July 5 in Vancouver.

  • Asia central to picking next FIFA chief Jun 04, 2015 03:25 PM IST

    Asia central to picking next FIFA chief

    The Middle East holds power at the 46-member Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the third largest of FIFA's six regional bodies but boasting the biggest and fastest growing population, a dream ticket for FIFA sponsors like Coca-Cola and Adidas.

  • Who are the victims in FIFA corruption scandal? May 28, 2015 01:14 PM IST

    Who are the victims in FIFA corruption scandal?

    The alleged corruption inside FIFA, soccer's global governing body, is ironically tied to the organization's success at fueling the sport's growth in far-flung corners of the world over the past few decades, as it pumped millions of dollars into countries struggling to build their youth programs.

  • The Edge: Incorporating tech in sport kits Dec 02, 2014 08:13 AM IST

    The Edge: Incorporating tech in sport kits

    Puma has designed the World Cup kits for eight different soccer national teams. CNBC visits the global headquarters in Germany to learn more about the "power-active" technology within.

  • What made Sir Alex Ferguson football's successful manager May 28, 2013 02:44 PM IST

    What made Sir Alex Ferguson football's successful manager

    Sir Alex Ferguson, football‘s winningest manager, calls it a day

  • Shades of Messi, Higuita and Van Basten in Serie A Apr 08, 2013 09:14 AM IST

    Shades of Messi, Higuita and Van Basten in Serie A

    Palermo's Josip Ilicic produced a goal worthy of Lionel Messi in Serie A on Sunday while hapless Chievo goalkeeper Christian Puggioni suffered a moment reminiscent of eccentric former Colombia goalkeeper Rene Higuita.

  • Maradona dreams of son playing with Messi and Aguero boys Feb 20, 2013 08:02 AM IST

    Maradona dreams of son playing with Messi and Aguero boys

    Diego Maradona dreams of seeing his newborn son Diego Fernando playing for Argentina with the offspring of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, he said on Tuesday.

  • Maradona becomes a father again Feb 15, 2013 08:22 AM IST

    Maradona becomes a father again

    Diego Maradona's girlfriend Victoria Ojeda has given birth to a boy called Diego Fernando and the Argentine soccer great is now expected to travel back to Buenos Aires to meet his son.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA to give Afghans limbs: Red Cross Feb 13, 2013 10:12 PM IST

    Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA to give Afghans limbs: Red Cross

    Soccer-player Cristiano Ronaldo is donating 100,000 euros on behalf of UEFA to help rehabilitate Afghans who have lost limbs, mostly landmine victims, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday.

  • Ethiopia soccer fans apologise for bad behaviour Jan 30, 2013 06:52 AM IST

    Ethiopia soccer fans apologise for bad behaviour

    Ethiopia's soccer fans took the unusual step of apologising for their unruly behaviour in last Monday's match against Zambia by waving a banner during the game against Nigeria .

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