Football

  • Chung Mong-joon FIFA
    Jul 30, 2015 19:47 IST

    Hyundai conglomerate scion Chung Mong-joon set for FIFA race

    A towering figure in Asian football and smooth operator in diplomatic circles, South Korea's Chung Mong-joon will need to sharpen his political elbows if he is to survive the vicious twists and turns of the upcoming FIFA presidential race. Chung said he would make a formal announcement next month in Europe, which he called "the centre of world football".

  • Jose Mourinho
    Jul 30, 2015 16:22 IST

    Mourinho reacts to messy jibe, blames Benitez for ruining Inter

    Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard’s wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese.

  • Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    Jul 30, 2015 14:27 IST

    Zlatan scores as PSG beat United 2-0 to win Champions Cup

    French club Paris Saint-Germain beat Manchester United 2-0 to clinch the International Champions Cup exhibition tournament on Wednesday, with goals from Blaise Matuidi and star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic ending the English club's pre-season US tour on a losing note.

  • Uefa president Michel Platini of France
    Jul 30, 2015 10:17 IST

    Platini stands for Fifa president, receives English FA backing

    The former France captain, the Uefa president since 2007 and a Fifa executive committee member since 2002, has written to the 209 member associations of Fifa, who each hold one vote in the presidential election, to inform them of his decision.

  • 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.