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Guardiola rules out Sancho's return to Manchester City
Manchester, July 2 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola categorically denied that Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho could return to Etihad Stadium and stated the move won't make any sense. Sancho played for two years in the Manchester City youth set-up before deciding to move to Bundesliga with Dortmund in 2017.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Liverpool will want to continue their dominance against City, feels Shearer
London, July 2 (IANS) Newcastle great and former England striker Alan Shearer feels Premier League champions Liverpool will go after Manchester City's records now as the two sides meet on Thursday night.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
FIFA U-17 Women's WC: LOC, Maharashtra govt discuss preparations
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup 2021 held a video conference meeting with the Sports Minister of Maharashtra, Sunil Kedar and Vice President of Western India Football Association and Minister of Tourism and Environment of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray, to take stock of preparations for the upcoming tournament.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Newell's VP doesn't rule out doing a Maradona with Messi
London, July 2 (IANS) Argentine club Newell's Old Boys vice-president Christian D'Amico feels there remains a chance that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi might end up finishing his career at his boyhood club.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
ISL has given Indian football much-needed exposure: Jhingan (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Sandesh Jhingan feels Indian football is no longer a pushover in Asia and a major role in making that happen has been played by the Indian Super League (ISL) which has given the sport the exposure it never had, both on and off the field.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Zidane rests Hazard & warns Real Madrid about overconfidence
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane caused a surprise after he left winger Eden Hazard out of his squad to face Getafe in the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Thursday night.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
FIFA hands Punjab FC 3-window transfer ban for failing to honour player contract
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Punjab FC, formerly known as Minerva Punjab FC, have been handed a three-window transfer ban by FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) for failing to pay the dues of North Macedonian footballer Hristijan Denkovski. The fiasco took place in August last year when Ranjit Bajaj was still an active decision-maker at the club and the ban was handed on Tuesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Manchester United confirm Angel Gomes departure
London, July 2 (IANS) Manchester United have confirmed that Angel Gomes has left the club as the 19-year-old rejected the offer of a new contract.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera secures Pumas move
Mexico City, July 2 (IANS) Mexico international goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera has ended his 11-year spell with Toluca to join their Liga MX rivals Pumas.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
United need 3-4 players of Fernandes' quality: Neville
London, July 1 (IANS) Manchester United will have to get three or four more players in the mould of Bruno Fernandes so as to challenge for the title next season feels Gary Neville. United have not lost a match in which Fernandes has played since the Portuguese midfielders joined the Premier League giants from Sporting CP in a 55 million Euro move in January.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Akram takes over as General Secretary of Mohammedan Sporting
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Sk. Wasim Akram on Wednesday formally took charge as the General Secretary of city football outfit Mohammedan Sporting Club, a statement said.
2020-07-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Next season we will not defend anything, we will attack it: Klopp
London, July 1 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the English Premier League champions will not rest on their laurels and continue to attack teams and not just defend their crown.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sane believed he would be happier at Bayern, says Guardiola
Manchester, July 1 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Wednesday conceded that forward Leroy Sane is on his way to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich after he rejected a new deal last month.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
English Championship side Wigan Athletic goes into administration
London, July 1 (IANS) English Championship side Wigan Athletic has gone into administration, thus becoming the first English professional club to do so since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chinese Super League season to start on July 25
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on Wednesday that the postponed Chinese Super League (CSL) 2020 season, which was originally scheduled to begin on February 22, will kick off on July 25.
2020-07-01
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Solksjaer hails Greenwood as 'special talent' after Brighton win
London, July 1 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lavished praise on young forward Mason Greenwood after the latter scored during the team's 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday night.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India express interest to host 2027 AFC Asian Cup
Kaula Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Wednesday confirmed it has received expressions of interest from five member associations, including India, to host the 2027 AFC Asian Cup.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Messi reaches 700-goal milestone for Barcelona & Argentina
Barcelona, July 1 (IANS) Star striker Lionel Messi has touched the 700th career goal landmark after he scored from the penalty spot in Barcelona's 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in the ongoing La Liga.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Former FIFA top official Markus Kattner banned for 10 years
Zurich, July 1 (IANS) FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, former FIFA Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, for 10 years after he was found guilty of conflicts of interest and having abused his position.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Serie A: Juventus conquer Genoa, Lazio overhaul Torino
Rome, July 1 (IANS) The race for the Serie A title has continued as Juventus dominated Genoa 3-1 while Lazio carved out three points with another comeback win over Torino.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Ghana FA annuls 2019-20 Premier League season due to COVID-19
Accra, July 1 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has annulled the 2019-20 Ghana Premier League season after a long-drawn-out meeting in the capital.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Ghana,Sports,Football
Ibrahimovic is doing well, he's a lion: Milan coach
Milan, June 30 (IANS) Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to be included in the AC Milan squad for their match against SPAL on Monday as he continues to move back to full fitness. The 38-year-old former Sweden captain has been out since the season resumed after the coronavirus-enforced break due to a calf injury.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
We need to start winning and performing very quickly: Howe
London, June 30 (IANS) Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe feels the club's English Premier League relegation scrap is tough but they can win their last seven games and get back on track.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
COVID-19: African Nations Cup postponed to Jan 2022
Yaounde, June 30 (IANS) The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was on Tuesday postponed to January 2022 by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the women's version of the tournament was cancelled.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Cameroon,Sports,Football
Palace game could be moved out of Leicester if needed, says PL chief
London, June 30 (IANS) Premier League chief executive Richards Masters said on Tuesday that Leicester City's match can been postponed or moved to a neutral venue if situation in the city doesn't get better soon.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Liverpool's Matip out of final seven games due to foot injury
London, June 30 (IANS) Liverpool defender Joel Matip will miss the remaining matches of the English Premier League season due to a foot injury, the champions said on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Maximum respect I can have for a person, I have for Klopp: Allison
Liverpool, June 30 (IANS) Liverpool goalkeeper Allison thanked coach Jurgen Klopp for giving him the "opportunity to become a legend" at the club. Allison joined Liverpool last season and helped the club win the Champions League and the Premier League in his time at Anfield.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
There is plenty more to come from me: Joe Hart
London, June 30 (IANS) England goalkeeper Joe Hart is without a club for the first time in his professional career but he believes he still has lots to offer and will find a perfect match soon.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Solksjaer confident Man Utd can still attract top talents
Manchester, June 30 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the club can still attract top talents from around the world despite falling off from the top of the pile since Alex Ferguson's retirement.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Ex-Kenya football captain Otieno hospitalised with COVID-19
Nairobi, June 30 (IANS) Former Kenya football captain and its most-capped player Musa Otieno is recovering in a Nairobi hospital from COVID-19, in a development that has brought the effects of the global pandemic into sharp focus in the country.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Former Gokulam Kerala assistant manager & mother pass away
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Muhammad Allousha, a former assistant manager at I-League side Gokulam Kerala, and his mother have died of COVID-19 in Egypt, the club's president V.C. Praveen confirmed.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ronaldo to start against Genoa despite fixture pile-up, says Sarri
Turin, June 30 (IANS) Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri feels forward Cristiano Ronaldo is improving with every passing game and he is all set to start in the upcoming Serie A clash against Genoa on Tuesday despite matches coming up thick and fast and fatigue being a cause for concern.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Poojary brothers want to fulfil parents' dream by donning India blue
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) From Neville and Derek D'Souza to Pradip and Prasun Banerjee, Indian football has seen multiple sibling pairs don the colours over the years. Aspiring to add to the list are Nikhil and Vinil Poojary -- who share the goal of playing for the national team together and fulfil their parents' 'lifelong dream'.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
New study indicates racial 'bias' in football commentary: Report
London, June 30 (IANS) As per a new study, football commentary has slant when it comes to the skin tone of players, a BBC report says.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Werner reveals Lampard chat that led to Chelsea transfer
London, June 30 (IANS) Germany striker Timo Werner revealed his conversation with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard that made him pick 'The Blues' over other clubs that were interested in acquiring his services.
2020-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Valencia sack Albert Celades, appoint Voro Gonzalez as head coach
Valencia, June 30 (IANS) Spanish football club Valencia have sacked head coach Albert Celades and have appointed Voro Gonzalez as their new manager.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Silva, Choupo-Moting & Rico extend contracts at PSG
Paris, June 30 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have announced that Thiago Silva, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Sergio Rico have extended their contracts with the club until the end of the season.
2020-06-30
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Juventus & Barcelona complete Pjanic-Arthur swap deal
Rome, June 30 (IANS) The swap deal of Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo between Juventus and Barcelona has been completed, the two clubs have confirmed.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Peru postpones football restart to August
Lima, June 30 (IANS) The return of Peru's top football division has been postponed by a week to give clubs more time to implement sanitary protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official has said.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Sweden,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Under pressure English FA cuts 82 jobs after losses
London, June 29 (IANS) Citing a shortfall of 300 million pounds ($370 million) over four years due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the sport and restarting behind closed doors with no fans in stadiums, the English Football Association is set to make 82 people redundant, it said in a statement.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SL: Odisha FC signs goalkeeper Ravi Kumar for two years
Bhubaneswar, June 29 (IANS) Odisha FC on Monday announced the signing of goalkeeper Ravi Kumar ahead of the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-06-29
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Rodgers says players protected despite rising COVID-19 cases in Leicester
Leicester, June 29 (IANS) Leicester City manager Brendon Rodgers stated the players remain protected in the bio-secure bubble despite rising COVID-19 cases in the city.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Xavi talks up Barca job as unrest reports within Camp Nou intensify
Barcelona, June 29 (IANS) Club legend Xavi Hernandez spoke about the prospect of taking over the coaching job at Barcelona where he spent all his European career, winning numerous trophies between 1998-2015.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
United boss Solskjaer eager to take on Chelsea in FA Cup semi-final clash
Manchester, June 29 (IANS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking forward to their FA Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea at Wembley.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mario Gomez hangs up boots after helping Stuttgart secure promotion
Stuttgart, June 29 (IANS) Former Germany striker Mario Gomez has called time on his illustrious career after helping club Stuttgart gain promotion back in the Bundesliga.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Klopp urges Liverpool fans to celebrate title win with restraint
London, June 29 (IANS) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the fans of the club to "do what is right" following scenes of mass celebrations after their Premier League title win.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Fowler parts ways with Brisbane Roar in wake of COVID-19 crisis
Brisbane, June 29 (IANS) A-League side Brisbane Roar on Monday announced head coach Robbie Fowler won't return to take charge of the club when the league resumes next month following the enforced break.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Football
Winning FA Cup would be the best way to prepare for CL, says Guardiola
Manchester, June 29 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola feels if his side can win the FA Cup, it will be the best way to prepare for their Champions League showdown against Real Madrid.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
What happened with Jeyaraj & Fenix is beyond acceptable: Chhetri
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has sought justice for the bereaved family of shopkeeper P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennix, saying what happened with the father-son duo in Tamil Nadu is "beyong acceptable".
2020-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
18 players, 6 staff members test positive for COVID-19: MLS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) The Major League Soccer has informed that as many as 18 MLS players and six club staff have so far been tested positive for novel coronavirus.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football