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Chelsea run riot against Norwich, Everton implode versus Watford

Mount opened the scoring in the eighth minute and then winger Callum Hudson-Odoi earned his own reward 11 minutes later when he collected a fine pass from Mateo Kovacic and provided a cool finish.
Chelsea's goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, right, celebrates with teammates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.(AP)
Chelsea's goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, right, celebrates with teammates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Norwich City at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.(AP)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 11:27 PM IST
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PSG's Neymar back in squad for Marseille trip

The Brazil forward, who missed PSG's 3-2 Champions League home win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday, did not feature in Saturday's medical bulletin and is expected to be in the squad.
PSG's Neymar back in squad for Marseille trip(REUTERS)
PSG's Neymar back in squad for Marseille trip(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 07:52 PM IST
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Reuters | , Paris

Premier League: Leaders Chelsea thump sorry Norwich 7-0

Chelsea have 22 points, ahead of Liverpool, who play Manchester United on Sunday and have 18 points.
Premier League: Leaders Chelsea thump sorry Norwich 7-0(AP)
Premier League: Leaders Chelsea thump sorry Norwich 7-0(AP)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 07:46 PM IST
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Reuters | , London

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 venue Al Thumana Stadium is unveiled

  • Infantino described the stadium as a "work of art" and further mentioned that he can't wait further to witness the first FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 venue Al Thumana Stadium is unveiled
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 venue Al Thumana Stadium is unveiled
Published on Oct 23, 2021 05:12 PM IST
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Premier League: Arsenal cruise to 3-1 win over Aston Villa

  • Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Emile Smith Rowe were on target in Arsenal's comprehensive win over Aston Villa.
Emile Smith Rowe celebrates after scoring Arsenal's third goal during the Premier League game against Aston Villa.(AP)
Emile Smith Rowe celebrates after scoring Arsenal's third goal during the Premier League game against Aston Villa.(AP)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 08:35 AM IST
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European football leagues oppose FIFA biennial World Cup plan

  • FIFA president Gianni Infantino promised Wednesday to seek a global consensus during a longer period of consultation about the World Cup's future. That was seen as him acknowledging the strength of European opposition to doubling the frequency of the World Cup.
European football leagues oppose FIFA biennial World Cup plan(REUTERS)
European football leagues oppose FIFA biennial World Cup plan(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 10:05 PM IST
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Dortmund striker Erling Haaland out with hip muscle injury

  • Haaland returned only last week from another muscle injury, scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Mainz before playing the whole game in Dortmund's 4-0 loss to Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Dortmund striker Erling Haaland out with hip muscle injury(AP)
Dortmund striker Erling Haaland out with hip muscle injury(AP)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 05:27 PM IST
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Real Madrid forward Benzema faces verdict in blackmail trial

  • Benzema hasn't been attending the trial that opened Wednesday in Versailles and is scheduled to wrap up Friday. He is charged with complicity in the alleged attempt in 2015 to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape thought to have been stolen from his mobile phone.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema(AP)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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Man City fan attacked after UCL game in 'stable' condition

  • Five men were arrested after the incident that left the 63-year-old City fan, who is Belgian, hospitalized after being attacked in a parking lot at a service station late Tuesday after City’s 5-1 win.
Man City fan attacked after UCL game in 'stable' condition(TWITTER)
Man City fan attacked after UCL game in 'stable' condition(TWITTER)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 03:45 PM IST
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AP | , Brugge, Belgium

Could Hazard leave Madrid by end of season? Ex defender Fernando Sanz explains

  • Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has barely played for the club since joining them in 2019 and with pressure mounting at a high rate, former club defender Fernando Sanz explains why he could leave Los Blancos by the end of the season. 
Could Eden Hazard leave Real Madrid by end of season? Former defender Fernando Sanz explains why it could happen.(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Could Eden Hazard leave Real Madrid by end of season? Former defender Fernando Sanz explains why it could happen.(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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By Shivansh Gupta

FIFA Rankings: India rise one spot to 106th, Belgium hold onto top position

India has also moved one spot ahead to the 106th position after the Sunil Chhetri-led side won the SAFF Championship. The Blue Tigers had defeated Nepal in the summit clash.
India football team captain Sunil Chhetri(Twitter)
India football team captain Sunil Chhetri(Twitter)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 06:02 PM IST
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El Clasico: 'They make us enthusiastic about future of a better Barcelona'

  • Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia, while talking about the upcoming El Clasico fixture against Real Madrid in an exclusive interview, said that the addition of Sergio Aguero, alongside the likes of Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay, can bolster the side's chances of rediscovering form.
El Clascio: Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia explains how the prospect of Sergio Aguero linking up with Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay is exciting news (FILE IMAGE)(TWITTER)
El Clascio: Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia explains how the prospect of Sergio Aguero linking up with Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay is exciting news (FILE IMAGE)(TWITTER)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 06:42 PM IST
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By Shivansh Gupta

Piqué scores, keeps Barcelona alive in Champions League

  • Piqué scored his 16th Champions League goal to secure the crucial win for Barcelona, which had opened with consecutive 3-0 losses to Bayern Munich and Benfica and was in danger of not getting past the group stage for the first time since 2000-01.
Barcelona's Gerard Pique, right, celebrates with his teammate Memphis Depay after scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League group E soccer match between F.C. Barcelona and Dinamo Kyiv at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)
Barcelona's Gerard Pique, right, celebrates with his teammate Memphis Depay after scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League group E soccer match between F.C. Barcelona and Dinamo Kyiv at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 07:43 AM IST
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Ronaldo header seals United comeback win over Atalanta

After a poor first-half display, with Atalanta taking a 2-0 lead in at the break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team turned the game -- and possibly their season -- around with a thunderous performance.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group F - Manchester United v Atalanta - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - October 20, 2021 Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal with Cristiano Ronaldo REUTERS/Phil Noble(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group F - Manchester United v Atalanta - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - October 20, 2021 Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal with Cristiano Ronaldo REUTERS/Phil Noble(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 07:05 AM IST
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Mo Salah magic and the mantle of the world’s best

  • The diminutive Egyptian forward’s breathtaking close control and finish has left rival defenders despairing this season, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp grinning ear-to-ear.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah(REUTERS)
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 10:51 PM IST
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By Rudraneil Sengupta

‘A stepping stone for young girls’: Bala Devi ahead of women's Asian Cup

  • One of India's biggest-ever football stars, Bala Devi, who bagged her third AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year Award earlier this year, urged the football fans of India to show support for their nation at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 and the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022.
AFC Women's Asian Cup trophy
AFC Women's Asian Cup trophy
Published on Oct 20, 2021 05:53 PM IST
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Bruce leaves role as Newcastle boss after Saudi-led takeover of club

Bruce had appeared to be on borrowed time after the Premier League announced earlier this month that Newcastle had been sold to a consortium led by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce(Pool via REUTERS)
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 05:02 PM IST
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Wrapup: Messi, Salah score two each in Champions League goal rush

  • Messi, whose only other goal for PSG came in a Champions League win over Man City last month, even passed up the opportunity for a hat trick when PSG was awarded another penalty in stoppage time
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group A - Paris St Germain v RB Leipzig - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - October 19, 2021 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Benoit Tessier(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group A - Paris St Germain v RB Leipzig - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - October 19, 2021 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Benoit Tessier(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 07:10 AM IST
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Premier League says 68% of players fully vaccinated against Covid-19

British media had reported last month that only seven of England's 20 Premier League clubs had squads where more than 50% of players were vaccinated.
Premier League says 68% of players fully vaccinated against Covid-19(FILE)
Premier League says 68% of players fully vaccinated against Covid-19(FILE)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 09:27 PM IST
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India coach Stimac supports FIFA's biennial WC plan but wants more details

"As India coach, I would like that (World Cup every two years) to happen. I will support it because it might benefit India in the nearer future than expected (to be able to play in World Cup)," Stimac said during a virtual interaction after India's SAFF Championships title.
Igor Stimac (AIFF)
Igor Stimac (AIFF)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 06:04 PM IST
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Lacazette equalizes late for Arsenal in draw with Palace

  • The return of Patrick Vieira to Arsenal as Palace manager nearly haunted the home crowd at Emirates Stadium, with the visitors leading deep into injury time.
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette, front is hugged by Arsenal's Thomas Partey at the end of an English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, Monday Oct. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)
Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette, front is hugged by Arsenal's Thomas Partey at the end of an English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, Monday Oct. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 10:08 AM IST
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Why football should heed warnings about heading and brain damage

  • Challenge is to balance protecting players and the game, said Judith Gates whose foundation helped stage a game without headers.
David Luiz of Arsenal clashes heads with Raul Jimenez of Wolves in November of 2020. (Getty)
David Luiz of Arsenal clashes heads with Raul Jimenez of Wolves in November of 2020. (Getty)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 10:56 PM IST
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Neymar ruled out of PSG's Champions League clash with Leipzig

  • The 29-year-old was among a number of players not involved in PSG's 2-1 Ligue 1 win over Angers on Friday due to their involvement in World Cup qualifying games.
PSG's star Neymar(Getty)
PSG's star Neymar(Getty)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 08:28 PM IST
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Newcastle lose 3-2 to Tottenham in gloomy start to new era

  • It leaves Newcastle with three points from eight games, stuck in the relegation zone and with no ability to spend on new players until the January transfer window.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - October 17, 2021 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane in action with Newcastle United's Isaac Hayden REUTERS/Scott Heppell(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - October 17, 2021 Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane in action with Newcastle United's Isaac Hayden REUTERS/Scott Heppell(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 07:03 AM IST
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Fati shines again as Barcelona rallies to beat Valencia 3-1

  • The 18-year-old Fati made his first start for Barcelona after a long injury layoff on Sunday, scoring a goal and earning his team a penalty as the Catalan club halted its losing streak by rallying to beat Valencia 3-1 in the Spanish league.
Soccer Football - LaLiga - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 17, 2021 FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - LaLiga - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 17, 2021 FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 07:00 AM IST
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Ligue 1: Lens and Nice lose, Marseille fans to pay Tapie tributes

  • Montpellier dominated the first half and pressure told moments after the break when English striker Stephy Mavididi scored from the irrepressible Teji Savanier's pass.
Ligue 1: Lens and Nice lose, Marseille fans to pay Tapie tributes(TWITTER)
Ligue 1: Lens and Nice lose, Marseille fans to pay Tapie tributes(TWITTER)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 11:48 PM IST
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AP | , Paris

Part of stand at Dutch club Nijmegen collapses, no injuries

  • Arnhem players were celebrating on the pitch in front of their fans when the lowest section of the stand collapsed. About 35 people were standing on the section that was affected.
Part of stand at Dutch club Nijmegen collapses, no injuries(TWITTER/SCREENGRAB)
Part of stand at Dutch club Nijmegen collapses, no injuries(TWITTER/SCREENGRAB)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 11:46 PM IST
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AP | , Nijmegen [netherlands]

Premier League: West Ham snatch battling win at Everton

The visitors struggled to create clearcut chances at Goodison Park with Everton aiming to move into the top four with a draw on Merseyside, but Ogbonna's goal secured a vital three points for West Ham manager David Moyes against his former club.
Premier League: West Ham snatch battling win at Everton(REUTERS)
Premier League: West Ham snatch battling win at Everton(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 09:36 PM IST
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Reuters | , Liverpool

Bayern smash five past Leverkusen to reclaim top spot in Bundesliga

A brace each from Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry moved Bayern up to 19 points, one point ahead of Dortmund while Leverkusen remain third with 16
Bayern smash five past Leverkusen to reclaim top spot in Bundesliga.(BCCI/IPL)
Bayern smash five past Leverkusen to reclaim top spot in Bundesliga.(BCCI/IPL)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 09:28 PM IST
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