• Diego Costa, left, of Chelsea shoots against Barcelona
    Jul 29, 2015 15:33 IST

    Chelsea beat Barcelona on penalties in pre-season friendly

    Chelsea football club goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made a penalty shootout save to help the reigning English Premier League champions beat European champions Barcelona 4-2 on penalties on Tuesday in an International Champions Cup friendly.

  • Former Brazil soccer player Zico
    Jul 29, 2015 08:46 IST

    Zico wants Brazil football body to support Fifa presidency bid

    Brazilian football great Zico has sought backing from his nation's football confederation (CBF) in his bid to become president of the world football governing body Fifa.

  • Didier Drogba
    Jul 28, 2015 10:03 IST

    Ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba joins MLS club Montreal Impact

    Former Chelsea striker and Ivory Coast national team captain Didier Drogba has signed for Montreal Impact, the Major League Soccer (MLS) club announced on Monday, joining a growing list of famous international players in the MLS.

  • Mexico's national soccer team celebrate with the trophy
    Jul 27, 2015 16:07 IST

    Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 to lift 7th CONCACAF Gold Cup title

    The Mexican football team shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday's Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.

  • Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero reacts after saving a shot by Wesley Sneijder in the penalty shootout (AP Photo)
    Jul 27, 2015 11:17 IST

    Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero joins Manchester United

    English Premier League football club Manchester United have signed Argentina national team goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal, the club said on Sunday.

  • Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter, left, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin
    Jul 26, 2015 18:44 IST

    World champs Germany get easy draw in Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifying

    World champions Germany avoided facing some of their strongest rivals when the draw for the European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia was made on Saturday. Germany, who won the World Cup for the fourth time in Brazil last year, will face the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan and San Marino in Group C.

  • Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, center, celebrates with teammates
    Jul 26, 2015 16:12 IST

    Rooney scores as United down Barcelona 3-1 in pre-season friendly

    England international Wayne Rooney scored as Manchester United recorded a morale-boosting 3-1 friendly victory over European champions Barcelona on Saturday.

  • Syed Rahim Nabi (right) of Bharat FC
    Jul 26, 2015 15:04 IST

    Unlike other I-League clubs, Bharat FC to limit involvement with ISL

    “This time we want to restrict the inflow and outflow of players from the ISL to two or three. Going to a different coach for three months means the whole philosophy and playing style changes. Then there is fatigue and injury post-ISL to deal with," Bharat FC co-owner Kunal Agarwal told HT.

  • Didier Drogba
    Jul 26, 2015 14:22 IST

    ISL's Atletico de Kolkata bid for former Chelsea star Didier Drogba

    In a move which could signal a huge boost for the Indian Super League (ISL), defending champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) have made a $1 million (Rs 6.4 crore) bid to bring former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba for the second edition.

  • Arturo Vidal
    Jul 23, 2015 16:36 IST

    Chile's Arturo Vidal set to move to Bayern Munich from Juventus

    Chilean international midfielder Arturo Vidal is set to join Bayern Munich in the coming days, subject to a medical test, according to the German champions' president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

  • Racist Chelsea fans banned
    Jul 22, 2015 20:28 IST

    Chelsea fans banned for racist incident on Paris Metro

    Four Chelsea fans who refused to allow a black man onto the Paris Metro were banned on Wednesday from attending football matches for between three and five years. The incident occurred in February when Chelsea fans were in the French capital to watch the Champions League match against Paris St-Germain.

  • Sepp Blatter
    Jul 20, 2015 22:17 IST

    British comedian showers Fifa's Blatter with fake money

    A British comedian interrupted a press conference by Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Monday, throwing paper money in front of the bemused FIFA president just as he was about to speak. The 79-year-old Blatter was about to give details of a special election for a new president when he was interrupted by Simon Brodkin who was immediately taken away by security guards.

  • The second edition of the Indian Super League
    Jul 19, 2015 11:20 IST

    Despite losses, franchises see ISL as investment in Indian football

    Based on conversations with ISL franchise officials, officials at the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and those involved in running the league, it is estimated each of the eight franchises lost between Rs 35-40 crore in the first season.

  • Manchester United's Morgan Schneiderlin
    Jul 18, 2015 17:13 IST

    Schneiderlin scores on debut to help United start US tour with win

    Manchester United's new signing Morgan Schneiderlin scored a debut goal as the English Premier League giants launched their four-match US tour with a 1-0 victory over Club America of Mexico Friday.

  • Los Angeles Galaxy's Steven Gerrard
    Jul 18, 2015 16:54 IST

    Gerrard scores in MLS debut to help LA Galaxy beat San Jose

    Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made a brilliant Major League Soccer debut for Los Angeles Galaxy, scoring a goal and having a hand in two others as the Galaxy beat the San Jose Earthquakes 5-2 on Friday.