In a record-breaking night, the United States triumphed over Japan in the Women's World Cup final 5-2, led by an impressive performance from Carli Lloyd.
It may not be an indication of how the All India Football Federation (AIFF) perceives the future but a person who couldn't clear the AFC 'B' licence coaching course last March helms its grassroots programme.
In one of the season's biggest signings, former Brazilian World Cup winner Roberto Carlos was officially appointed as the marquee manager of Delhi Dynamos for the second edition of Indian Super League (ISL) football on Sunday.
Another tournament, another final, another shattering defeat for Argentina, and another round of unfavourable comparisons to the great Diego Maradona.
Argentina player Lionel Messi's family members were heckled by Chilean fans during the Copa America title clash that the superstar's team lost on Saturday, a news report said.
Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America final on Saturday, finally winning its first major tournament.
The prospect of leading his country to a first major title in 22 years is driving Lionel Messi as Argentina meet Chile on Saturday in a Copa America final clash of the golden generations.
Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay in Concepcion, Chile on Friday to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours.
Prolific French striker Nicolas Anelka was named the marquee player-cum-manager of Mumbai City FC on Friday for the second season of the Indian Super League football tournament.
Radamel Falcao has clinched a deal to stay in the English Premier League (EPL) at champions Chelsea on a season-long loan from Monaco despite a lacklustre stint at Manchester United.
Swiss authorities said on Thursday that the US embassy in Bern had sent an extradition request the day before. The procedure could take several months. The seven were detained in a dawn raid on a Zurich hotel on May 27 as the Fifa congress was about to start.
The 30-year-old Germany captain and Bayern Munich midfielder has a year left on his Bayern contract and reports in the British media claim Louis van Gaal's United are set to swoop for the defensive midfielder, who has spent 13 seasons with the Bavarians.
Holders Japan swiped a dramatic 2-1 victory over England thanks to an injury-time own-goal by defender Laura Bassett on Wednesday, setting up a Fifa Women's World Cup final rematch against the United States.
Brazil international Douglas Costa signed a five-year deal to move to Bayern Munich from Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, as the German club completed its first big transfer of the off-season by paying a reported 30 million euros ($33.3m).
In a battle between the world's top two teams, the United States largely dominated in front of 51,000 largely US supporters at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. In a dramatic second half, Germany's Celia Sasic missed a penalty kick on 60 minutes before Lloyd opened nine minutes later from the spot with defender Kelley O'Hara sealing victory with her first-ever goal for the Americans six minutes from time.