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Ireland coach Schmidt faces World Cup selection headache

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th August 2015

Ireland coach Schmidt faces World Cup selection headache CARDIFF: Joe Schmidt admits he is facing some tough decisions after Ireland’s impressive 35-21 World Cup warm-up win over Wales in Cardiff. The Irish head coach picked largely a reserve team at the Millennium Stadium but saw his men comfortably dispatch a disjointed Wales side, running in three tries in the first half and two...


Soccer-Bielsa says has resigned as Marseille coach

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th August 2015

Soccer-Bielsa says has resigned as Marseille coach PARIS:  Olympique de Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa has tendered his resignation to club president Vincent Labrune after a 1-0 home defeat by Caen in their first Ligue 1 game of the season on Saturday. “I have just resigned from my job as OM coach,” Argentine Bielsa was quoted as saying by Marseille on their Twitter...


Soccer-Ronaldinho marks winning return to Brazil

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd August 2015

Soccer-Ronaldinho marks winning return to Brazil SAO PAULO: Ronaldinho Gaucho made a triumphant return to Brazilian soccer on Saturday when he set up the goal that gave Fluminense a 1-0 win over Gremio at the Maracana stadium. The former Barcelona forward was a shadow of his former self but his flighted pass into the box after 76 minutes was knocked down...


FIFA to announce new president in February

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st July 2015

FIFA to announce new president in February ZURICH: The new president for FIFA, international football league will be announced in February next year. The current president Sepp Blatter will step down. This was decided in the executive committee meeting of FIFA in Zurich. Blatter had been selected as president for five years in a row, however he had to resign from the...


FIFA needs independent commission to end corruption; watchdog

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2015

FIFA needs independent commission to end corruption; watchdog BERLIN: FIFA needs an independent commission to end the “culture of corruption” destroying football’s world governing body, which is engulfed in a graft scandal, Transparency International said Wednesday. The anti-corruption watchdog, which took part in an ineffective 2011 reform drive under embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter, called for a far-reaching overhaul of the body to...


McAllister back at Liverpool as coach

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2015

McAllister back at Liverpool as coach LIVERPOOL: Gary McAllister is returning to Liverpool as manager Brendan Rodger’s latest backroom staff appointment, the Premier League club announced on Saturday. The 50-year-old McAllister who enjoyed two successful years at Anfield as a player between 2000 and 2002 will serve as first team coach. Rodgers, who this month named Sean O’Driscoll as his new...


Argentina worries over Messi’s future

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th July 2015

Argentina worries over Messi’s future BUENOS AIRES: Argentina is gripped by a debate over superstar Lionel Messi, who was devastated by losing the Copa America final and has withdrawn into a shocked isolation. Some obervers in his home country say criticism fired at Messi could force him to take a break from national duty. The 28-year-old football genius left the...


France to face Germany in November

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

France to face Germany in November PARIS: Euro 2016 hosts France will face world champions Germany in an international friendly at the Stade de France on November 13, the French football federation announced. The fixture is a repeat of last year’s World Cup quarter-final, which Germany won 1-0 on the way to being crowned world champions. Before Joachim Loew’s men come...


Football: Lloyd and USA ready to bury World Cup heartache

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

Football: Lloyd and USA ready to bury World Cup heartache MONTREAL: Carli Lloyd lifted the United States to a dramatic 2-0 win over Germany in the Women’s World Cup semi-finals and warned a record third title was within their grasp. In Frankfurt four years ago, Lloyd was one of three US players who missed in the shoot-out as Japan won the final 3-1 on penalties...


South Korea coach looking to build on World Cup run

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd June 2015

South Korea coach looking to build on World Cup run MONTREAL: South Korea coach Yoon Deok-yeo said he was looking to build on his team’s historic run to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup in Canada. The Koreans were knocked out of the tournament in the last 16 on Sunday following a 3-0 defeat to third-ranked France. But Yoon said that his 18th-ranked...


Pakistani player makes it to American soccer club

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th June 2015

Pakistani player makes it to American soccer club picture source: sports.ru LAHORE: A Pakistani football player has signed a contract with an American soccer club, Aaj News reported. Kaleemullah, Pakistan Football National Team Captain signed a contract with American based soccer club, Sacramento Republic. Sacramento Republic signed a four month contract with forward Kaleemullah. He will be able to play 15 matches under...


SOS football team to represent Pakistan in World Cup

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th June 2015

SOS football team to represent Pakistan in World Cup SIALKOT: Under-17 football team of SOS Village will take part in 2015 ‘Hope For Mundial World Cup’ being held in Poland, said Chairperson SOS village Shahana Shabbir. Addressing a function in honour of touring football team held last evening, she said the team would leave for Poland shortly to participate in World Cup Football matches....


FIFA paid Ireland $5 million over Henry handball

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th June 2015

FIFA paid Ireland $5 million over Henry handball LONDON: FIFA have confirmed they made a $5 million payment to the Football Association of Ireland after Thierry Henry’s handball stopped Ireland qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. Details of the deal first emerged in an interview FAI chief executive John Delaney gave to RTE Radio 1 on Thursday. “We felt we had a legal...


Football: Slimline Messi back on top of the world

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th June 2015

Football: Slimline Messi back on top of the world MADRID: Lionel Messi’s exceptional standards 2014 was a year to forget. For the first time in six years he went trophy less at club level with Barcelona, whilst arguably his best ever chance to win a World Cup with Argentina came and went. His listless performances particularly in the latter stages of the World Cup,...


White House says FIFA will benefit from new leadership

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th June 2015

White House says FIFA will benefit from new leadership WASHINGTON: The White House on Wednesday gave a cautious endorsement of Sepp Blatter’s resignation as head of world football governing body FIFA, saying it offered a chance to clean up the organization. “This is an organization that is responsible for managing the affairs of a sport that is closely followed by literally billions of people...


Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA President

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd June 2015

Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA President ZURICH:  FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. The 79-year-old Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term on Friday, two days after a corruption crisis erupted and seven soccer officials were arrested in Zurich ahead...


Football: We need to fix FIFA right now, Blatter tells congress

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 29th May 2015

Football: We need to fix FIFA right now, Blatter tells congress ZURICH: Sepp Blatter told members of world football’s governing body on Friday that they must help “fix FIFA right now” amidst allegations of corruption. “Join us in putting FIFA back on the right track where the boats will stop rocking and go calmly into port,” the FIFA president told the 65th FIFA congress in Zurich....


Soccer-Australia’s Franjic quits Russia club over wage dispute

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th April 2015

Soccer-Australia’s Franjic quits Russia club over wage dispute MELBOURNE: Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic has quit Russian top-flight club Torpedo Moscow two seasons early after alleging unpaid wages, the Australian players’ union said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old, who was part of Australia’s Asian Cup triumph and World Cup campaign in Brazil, signed a three-year deal with the Russian team at the end of 2014...


Gerrard the ‘best I’ve ever played with’ – Torres

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th April 2015

Gerrard the ‘best I’ve ever played with’ – Torres MADRID:  Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has hailed former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard as the best player he has ever played with ahead of a host of Spanish World Cup winners. Torres won back-to-back European Championships as well as the 2010 World Cup with Spain playing alongside the likes of Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta,...


QPR to probe missile-throwing incident in Chelsea game

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th April 2015

QPR to probe missile-throwing incident in Chelsea game LONDON: Queens Park Rangers have launched an investigation after Chelsea players were pelted by objects thrown from the crowd in Sunday’s west London derby. Branislav Ivanovic was hurt when he was struck by a lighter as Chelsea celebrated an 88th-minute goal by Cesc Fabregas that gave them a 1-0 win and restored their seven-point lead...


Sherwood deserves thanks from Spurs supporters – Pochettino

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th April 2015

Sherwood deserves thanks from Spurs supporters – Pochettino LONDON: Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood deserves a good reception from the club’s fans when he returns to White Hart Lane with Aston Villa this weekend, his successor Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday. Sherwood was promoted at Spurs after Andre Villas Boas was sacked in December 2013. He kept the team in sixth position in...


The Gunners looking to outpace Chelsea

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th April 2015

The Gunners looking to outpace Chelsea Chelsea and Arsenal two of the most outstanding teams of Premier League, whether it’s the premier league standing or the star powers they have. The Gunners must be highly confident after their past performances they must be thinking to take the lead from Chelsea. The giants will not going to meet each other until the...


Monthly Premier League Award for the Duo of Gunners

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd April 2015

Monthly Premier League Award for the Duo of Gunners Arsenals manager Arsene Wenger has been named Manager of the Month while Olivier Giroud has been awarded with the player of the month award. In March the Gunners were swept of their foot by FC Monaco but won all of their Premier League matches by defeating Queen Park Rangers, Everton, West Ham and Newcastle. Arsene...


Can Liverpool conquer The Gunners?

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd April 2015

Can Liverpool conquer The Gunners? April 4, Saturday will witness the collision between Arsenal and Liverpool; the gunners Arsenal will be hosting the game at Emirates stadium. Arsenal is currently on third position while the Reds are on the fifth position. Right now Arsenal is going with a full thrust, a catastrophic home defeat to Monaco that resulted in a...


UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2015

UEFA take fight against TPO to European Commission PARIS: UEFA and international players’ union FIFPro have lodged a complaint with the European Commission questioning the legality of third-party player ownership, known as TPO, European football’s governing body announced on Wednesday. “Third-party player ownership is a kind of modern slavery, where you see players belonging to investment funds, or other, generally unidentified, corporate entities,”...


Los Vikingos sign Brazilian full-back

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st April 2015

Los Vikingos sign Brazilian full-back European champions Real Madrid have signed the Brazlian right-back Danilo Luiz da Silva on a six year deal. Danilo will be the part of the club till June 30 2021.The transfer took place when Real Madrdi and FC Porto (a Portuguese sports club) reached a deal. The deal was worth 31.5m euros. Danilo joined Porto...


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