Category Archives: FEATURES

Puma net global deal with Manchester City-owners City Football Group | football

Puma will kit out the men’s, women’s and youth football teams of Pep Guardiola’s giants Manchester City. (Reuters) German sports equipment and clothing company Puma scored a significant goal on Thursday by announcing a global partnership deal with City Football Group, who own Premier League champions Manchester City. Puma w

12 aspiring coaches from Yuwa undergoing training in Spain | football

Neeta Kumari, Hema Kumari, Konika Kumari, and Radha Kumari pose after Yuwa-India wins the Sport for Good award at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Salle des Etoiles, in Monaco earlier this month. (Reuters) A dozen aspiring coaches from Yuwa, a Jharkhand-based NGO working for girl empowerment, are currently undergoing a tw

Mehtab Hossain farewell soured by Mohun Bagan loss to Arrows | football

Mehtab Hossain being celebrated by Indian Arrows players. (Twitter) Mehtab Hossain, whose club football career spanning over two decades was inversely proportional to the time he got in an India shirt, ended his time as a professional footballer after a 1-3 loss to Indian Arrows here on Thursday, the result summing up a dis

Jordi Alba extends Barcelona contract until 2024 | football

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba. (AP) Jordi Alba has signed a new five-year contract with Barcelona, the Spanish club announced on Thursday. Alba’s new deal will expire on June 30, 2024 while Barca announced his buy-out clause will be set at 500 million euros ($569 million). “Barcelona and Jordi Alba have reache

Claudio Ranieri axed by Premier League strugglers Fulham | football

File picture of Claudio Ranieri(AP) Claudio Ranieri’s short, unsuccessful spell as manager of Premier League strugglers Fulham came to an end on Thursday, the club announced. The 67-year-old Italian, who memorably guided Leicester City to the 2016 Premier League title, failed to ignite a revival in the club after he r

Copa Del Rey: Rodrigo sends Valencia into final against Barcelona | football

Valencia’s Rodrigo celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Heino Kalis(REUTERS) Valencia set up a Copa del Rey final clash with Barcelona on Thursday as Rodrigo’s second-half goal sealed a 1-0 second-leg win over Real Betis at the Mestalla. A 2-2 first-leg draw had given Valencia the edge as

La Liga: Barcelona eye double triumph over Real Madrid but defensive doubts remain | football

Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) vies with Real Madrid’s French defender Raphael Varane during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) semi-final second leg.(AFP) After knocking Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona now have the opportunity to send their rivals packing in the title race

Premier League: Liverpool, Spurs face crucial derby showdowns | football

File image of players of Liverpool FC celebrating a goal.(REUTERS) As the Premier League title race gathers pace and the fight for top-four places heats up, two of English football’s biggest derbies will play a key role in the mounting drama. At the top, leaders Liverpool, one point ahead of Manchester City going into

AIFF President Praful Patel in race for AFC’s FIFA council member election | football

FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel exchange greetings at the end of an interaction with media after FIFA Council meeting in Kolkata on Friday.(PTI) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel will be in the running to become one of the six FIFA Council members from the Asian

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopeful David De Gea will sign new Manchester United deal | football

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds the fans at the end of a match.(Action Images via Reuters) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Manchester United will be able to retain the services of David de Gea, the man he rates as the best goalkeeper in the world. But the future of captain Antonio Valencia is le

Premier League: Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford set for Southampton start, Anthony Martial misses out | football

Marcus Rashford (10) in action against Liverpool last weekend. (Action Images via Reuters) Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is set to start Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton but team mate Anthony Martial has not yet recovered from a groin injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.