Category Archives: WORLD CUP

ISL final: Past record gives Bengaluru edge against in-from Goa | football

Bengaluru FC’s Sunil Chhetri. (PTI) Pipped at the post by a common nemesis in the past, Bengaluru FC and FC Goa will take another shot at glory when they square off in the final of Indian Super League in Mumbai Sunday. Both the teams made it to the summit clash, to be played at the Mumbai Football Arean, in rather contrast

FA Cup: Andre Gray’s winner sends Watford into semi-finals | football

Watford’s Andre Gray celebrates after scoring a goal.(Reuters) Watford reached their second FA Cup semi-final in four seasons with substitute Andre Gray scoring three minutes after coming off the bench to seal a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Etienne Capoue side-footed Watford ahead in the 27th minute at a b

Premier League: Huddersfield move closer to relegation, Burnley in trouble | football

Huddersfield Town’s Tommy Smith reacts after losing to West Ham.(Reuters) Huddersfield slipped closer to Premier League relegation as the bottom club blew a two-goal lead in their 4-3 defeat at West Ham, while Burnley are in deep trouble after losing 2-1 against 10-man Leicester on Saturday. Jan Siewert’s side l

FA Cup: Wolves shock ‘poor’ Manchester United to reach semis | football

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Raul Jimenez scores their first goal. (REUTERS) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United produced the poorest performance of his reign as Wolves sent them crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday with a 2-1 quarter-final win. But United’s interim manager was remarkably upbeat despi

FA Cup: Manchester City hit back to reach semis after Swansea scare | football

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the touchline. (Action Images via Reuters) Pep Guardiola issued a public apology after Manchester City rode their luck to storm back and beat Swansea 3-2 in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday and stay on track for a quadruple. The City manager’s decision to name Sergio Aguer

La Liga: Isco and Gareth Bale get Zinedine Zidane’s second coming at Real Madrid off to winning start | football

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane reacts during their match against Celta Vigo on Saturday. (REUTERS) Zinedine Zidane’s second spell as Real Madrid coach got off to a promising start with a 2-0 win at home to Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday thanks to goals from Isco and Gareth Bale, who had fallen out of favour with

French parents barred from naming baby Griezmann Mbappe after 2018 World Cup heroes | football

France’s Antoine Griezmann (L) and Kylian Mbappe kiss the 2018 World Cup trophy. (AFP) A football-mad couple in south-west France have been barred from naming their son “Griezmann Mbappe” after two of the stars of France’s World Cup-winning team. A family judge in the central town of Brive-la-Gaillar

Wolves loss is ‘step backwards’ for Manchester United, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer | football

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match with Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira.(REUTERS) Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described his side’s 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday as the worst performance of his four months i

Liverpool survive Fulham scare to go top of Premier League | football

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane celebrates a goal with his teammates.(Reuters) Liverpool usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The in-form Sadio Mane put the visitors in front midway throug

FA Cup: Brighton stage great escape to reach semi-finals on penalties | football

Brighton’s Matthew Ryan celebrates winning in the penalty shootout during the during the FA Cup quarterfinal match against Millwall.(AP) Brighton came from 2-0 down and were then behind in a shoot-out before they beat Millwall 5-4 on penalties to reach an FA Cup semi-final with quadruple-chasing Manchester City on Sun

France lose Martial, call up Lemar for Euro qualifiers | football

File image of Anthony Martial (AFP) A knee problem has forced Manchester United forward Anthony Martial to withdraw from the France squad for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Moldova and Iceland, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on its website on Sunday. Martial, who is struggling with his right knee