Football

  • Eduardo Vargas Chile Copa America
    Jun 30, 2015 20:52 IST

    Vargas brace helps Chile sink Peru, enter Copa America final

    Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile downed fierce rivals Peru 2-1 here Monday to reach the Copa America final for the first time in nearly 30 years.

  • The Fifa Women's World Cup trophy
    Jun 29, 2015 17:12 IST

    Diversity in geography, style in women's football World Cup semis

    In Montreal on Tuesday, Germany, world champions in 2003 and 2007, take on the United States, triumphant in 1991 and 1999 and winners of the last three Olympic gold medals. Then on Wednesday in Edmonton, defending world champions Japan face an England team that on Saturday upset hosts Canada to reach the last four for the first time.

  • Japan's Mana Iwabuchi
    Jun 28, 2015 13:41 IST

    Fifa Women's World Cup: Iwabuchi goal takes Japan past Australia

    Substitute Mana Iwabuchi scored during a scramble in front in the 87th minute to secure a 1-0 win over Australia in the Women's World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Japanese will stay in Edmonton, where they will play England in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

  • England forward Jodie Taylor
    Jun 28, 2015 11:51 IST

    Fifa Women's World Cup: England defeat hosts Canada, make semis

    Taylor and Bronze scored in the shocking first 14 minutes to eliminate Canada from its home World Cup with a 2-1 win.

  • Paraguay's players celebrate
    Jun 28, 2015 09:31 IST

    Copa America: Paraguay oust Brazil on penalties again, make semis

    Paraguay ousted Brazil on penalties in the quarter-finals of the 2011 edition of the tournament, and will face Argentina on Tuesday, while Chile play Peru on Monday in the first semi-final.

  • United States midfielder Carli Lloyd
    Jun 27, 2015 14:46 IST

    Fifa Women's World Cup: Germany, USA set up semi-final clash

    Top-ranked Germany won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 to break French hearts after the tie ended 1-1 after 120 minutes in Montreal, while the United States overpowered China 1-0 in front of a largely American crowd of 24,000 fans at Ottawa's Lansdowne Stadium thanks to a second half Carli Lloyd goal.

  • Argentina's Carlos Tevez
    Jun 27, 2015 08:55 IST

    Copa America: Argentina beat Colombia on penalties to make semis

    Former Juventus striker Carlos Tevez was the hero for Argentina, stepping up to ram home the decisive sudden death spot kick after Colombia's Jeison Murillo had blazed over the bar to give the favourites the initiative.

  • Diego Maradona and his father Diego Maradona Senior
    Jun 27, 2015 11:26 IST

    Diego Maradona's father, 'Don Diego', dies at the age of 87

    Diego Maradona senior, known as Don Diego, died at a Buenos Aires private clinic after failing to recover from long-standing coronary and respiratory illnesses.

  • Fifa Sepp Blatter resigns
    Jun 26, 2015 16:38 IST

    Fifa president Blatter says he has not resigned: Swiss newspaper

    Sepp Blatter has told a Swiss newspaper he has not quit as Fifa president, adding to speculation he may try to stay on as head of world soccer's governing body that is gripped by a corruption scandal.

  • Peru's forward Paolo Guerrero
    Jun 26, 2015 08:47 IST

    Copa America: Peru in semis with Guerrero treble, Bolivia ousted

    Flamengo forward Guerrero, who has spent the past three years in Brazil after spells in Germany with Bayern Munich and Hamburg, scored in the 20th, 23rd, and 74th minute to put an end to Bolivia's campaign.

  • India head coach Stephen Constantine
    Jun 25, 2015 13:20 IST

    Sports secretary Sharan rules out Constantine's NRI-player idea

    Even as Stephen Constantine seeks to go beyond India to bolster his team, it is unlikely the sports ministry will have a rethink. Sports secretary Ajit Sharan said: “The chances of withdrawing the policy are absolutely minimal. We are not even thinking about it.”

  • Chile's Mauricio Isla, left, scores
    Jun 25, 2015 08:42 IST

    Copa America: Hosts Chile beat holders Uruguay in stormy QF

    Chile striker Mauricio Isla scored the lone goal of the pulsating encounter at Santiago's Estadio Nacional as Uruguay's Edinson Cavani and Jorge Fucile were sent off.

  • Brazil's Roberto Firmino
    Jun 24, 2015 23:58 IST

    Liverpool sign Brazil forward Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim

    Brazil forward Roberto Firmino joined Liverpool from German side Hoffenheim on Wednesday for a reported fee of 29 million pounds ($45.8 million) that would make him the second most expensive player in the English club's history.

  • Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) and Yuki Ogimi (17) celebrate Sakaguchi's goal
    Jun 24, 2015 10:13 IST

    Fifa Women's World Cup: Defending champs Japan enter QFs

    The only team in the tournament to have won every game, Japan dominated the Dutch debutants with their speed and skill and move on to Edmonton and a Saturday meeting with Australia, who booked their last eight spot with an upset of Brazil.

  • US head coach Jill Ellis looks on as her team warms up
    Jun 24, 2015 09:28 IST

    Fifa Women's World Cup: USA faces flak for dated tactics

    Seeing the US eke out results against teams they once would have expected to thrash, is proving difficult to take. The US beat Colombia 2-0 in the second round to set up a quarter-final with China in Ottawa on Friday and coach Jill Ellis seemed a little irritated to be asked whether she was happy with the way her team were playing. But it did not take long for Ellis' view to be challenged