Football

  • Womens world cup, Football, US, Japan
    Jul 06, 2015 13:12 IST

    US beat Japan 5-2 to get record third Women's World Cup

    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.

  • Indian football youth
    Jul 05, 2015 22:21 IST

    Age-fudging, inept selections: Indian youth football in a mess

    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.

  • Roberto Carlos Brazil
    Jul 05, 2015 21:40 IST

    Roberto Carlos named Delhi Dynamos manager in ISL

    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.

  • Maradona, Messi
    Jul 05, 2015 12:54 IST

    Maradona-Messi debate rages as Argentina's Copa woes continue

    Another tournament, another final, another shattering defeat for Argentina, and another round of unfavourable comparisons to the great Diego Maradona.

  • Lionel Messi
    Jul 05, 2015 09:05 IST

    Messi fails again with Argentina's national team, family heckled

    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.

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi
    Jul 05, 2015 07:30 IST

    Copa America: Chile beat Argentina 4-1 in penalty shootout

    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.

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi
    Jul 04, 2015 18:58 IST

    Argentina vs Chile: Messi aims to end Copa America title drought

    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.

  • Peru Jose Paolo Guerrero Andre Carrillo Paraguay Copa America
    Jul 04, 2015 11:05 IST

    Copa America: Peru clinch third place as Paraguay downed

    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.

  • Gregory Arnolin
    Jul 03, 2015 19:55 IST

    Anelka named Mumbai City FC player-cum-manager for ISL 2nd season

    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.

  • Colombia's forward Radamel Falcao Garcia runs with the ball
    Jul 03, 2015 19:14 IST

    Radamel Falcao joins Chelsea on season-long loan

    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.

  • Fifa logo
    Jul 02, 2015 22:32 IST

    US seeks extradition of 7 Fifa officials arrested in Switzerland

    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.

  • Bayern Munich's German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
    Jul 02, 2015 18:28 IST

    Only Schweinsteiger can decide Bayern future: Coach Pep Guardiola

    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.

  • Fifa Women's World Cup Japan England
    Jul 02, 2015 17:50 IST

    Japan edge England to enter Fifa Women's World Cup final

    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's Douglas Costa
    Jul 02, 2015 00:39 IST

    Brazil's Douglas Costa moves to Bayern from Shakhtar Donetsk

    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).

  • United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates
    Jul 01, 2015 17:36 IST

    Fifa Women's World Cup: Lloyd, O'Hara strikes take USA into final

    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.