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Nations League: Spain tops Portugal late to reach Final Four

Published on Sep 28, 2022 07:12 AM IST

Spain scored an 88th-minute goal to end its winless streak against Portugal on Tuesday and advance in the Nations League to complete the Final Four lineup.

Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates(REUTERS)
Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates(REUTERS)
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Qatar tests out massive bus fleet ahead of FIFA World Cup

Qatar have tested a huge bus fleet for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. This will be the first World Cup hosted by an Arab or Muslim nation. Qatar, a small emirate in the Persian Gulf, is among the wealthiest countries on earth thanks to its massive natural gas reserves.

People visit a booth, set to promote this year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar.(AFP)
People visit a booth, set to promote this year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar.(AFP)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 10:11 PM IST
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Defensive errors lead to 0-3 loss for India

At 97, they may be a mere seven slots above India in FIFA rankings but that, as was evident in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday night, is not the only metric to measure progress

Sunil Chhetri in action(Twitter/@IndianFootball)
Sunil Chhetri in action(Twitter/@IndianFootball)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 09:53 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Cristiano Ronaldo rallies Portugal teammates with motivational message

Cristiano Ronaldo rallied his Portugal teammates with a motivational post on Instagram ahead of their crunch UEFA Nations League match vs Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal with his Portugal teammates.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal with his Portugal teammates.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 06:02 PM IST

Portugal vs Spain UEFA Nations League Live Streaming: When and Where to watch

Portugal vs Spain UEFA Nations League Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timings and venue for the Portugal vs Spain UEFA Nations League

Portugal vs Spain UEFA Nations League Live Streaming: When and Where to watch
Portugal vs Spain UEFA Nations League Live Streaming: When and Where to watch
Published on Sep 27, 2022 05:20 PM IST

Araujo denies surgery prioritises Barcelona over Uruguay

Araujo was injured on Uruguay duty against Iran last Friday. He returned to Barcelona and was diagnosed with a torn tendon in his right thigh.

Barcelona's Ronald Araujo reacts after falling to the ground during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Elche CF at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain(AP)
Barcelona's Ronald Araujo reacts after falling to the ground during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Elche CF at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain(AP)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 12:58 PM IST
PTI |

England and Germany sign off with 3-3 Nations League thriller

England will head to the World Cup on the back of a six-match winless sequence but with at least some pride and confidence restored after a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Germany in the Nations League on Monday.

England's Harry Kane, right, looks to Germany's Thomas Muller at the end of the UEFA Nations League match (AP)
England's Harry Kane, right, looks to Germany's Thomas Muller at the end of the UEFA Nations League match (AP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2022 07:36 AM IST
Reuters | , London

Novak Djokovic managing wrist issue, ATP Finals remains his goal

His Wimbledon victory guarantees him a spot in the Tour-ending Finals if he remains ranked in the world's top 20.

 Novak Djokovic in action (Action Images via Reuters)
 Novak Djokovic in action (Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 05:09 PM IST
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Nations League: Spain seeks elusive win in Portugal

Beating Portugal isn’t something Spain has been able to do recently. The Iberian neighbors have drawn their last four matches, and Spain has not won at Portugal in nearly two decades.

Football representational image.(AIFF)
Football representational image.(AIFF)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:52 PM IST
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Women face safety risk at World Cup, risk jail or flogging in Qatar

Female football fans are at risk of getting flogged or jail during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, if raped in Qatar.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar.(REUTERS)
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 12:53 PM IST

We’re a good team too, will fight for our lives: Thomas Dennerby

If you are a little weaker but have a good day you will have a chance, says India under-17 women’s World Cup coach.

Thomas Dennerby(AIFF)
Thomas Dennerby(AIFF)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 08:09 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Ex-Barca star reveals he had 'scuffle' with Ronaldo at Ballon d'Or ceremony

Ballon d'Or arch-rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have lifted the famous trophy a combined 12 out of 13 times between 2008 and 2021.

Messi and Ronaldo also dominated the Ballon d'Or awards for 10 years(Getty Images)
Messi and Ronaldo also dominated the Ballon d'Or awards for 10 years(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 07:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: PSG's Neymar walks out of interview over question about Kylian Mbappe

Neymar decided to cut short his interview after the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar was quizzed about French forward Kylian Mbappe.

PSG's players Neymar, left, and Kylian Mbappe, celebrate after Mbappe scores the second goal during the group H Champions League match (AP)
PSG's players Neymar, left, and Kylian Mbappe, celebrate after Mbappe scores the second goal during the group H Champions League match (AP)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ronaldo improves relationship with ‘surprised’ Man United teammate Rashford

Cristiano Ronaldo has reported improved his relationship with Marcus Rashford, which has left the England forward ‘surprised’ after pipping the veteran into Erik ten Hag's Manchester United plans.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford during a match for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford during a match for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 03:28 PM IST

Ronaldo suffers horrific injury as CR7 leaves pitch covered in blood - Watch

Portugal captain Ronaldo was left bloodied after the nasty incident in the first half of the one-sided contest. Ronaldo finished the game with an assist.

Cristiano Ronaldo is treated on the pitch during the UEFA Nations League match between the Czech Republic and Portugal(AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo is treated on the pitch during the UEFA Nations League match between the Czech Republic and Portugal(AP)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 01:57 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Arsenal have 'good chance' to win Premier League: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are on 18 points from the opening seven matches of the season with defending champions Manchester City a point behind and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur also on 17 points.

File image of Arsene Wenger(Getty Images)
File image of Arsene Wenger(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:00 PM IST
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Harry Kane suffers horrific injury with blood pouring from mouth

UEFA Nations League: Harry Kane gave Gareth Southgate an injury scare with a horrific injury during England's 1-0 defeat vs Italy at the San Siro in Milan, on Friday.

The medics treat Harry Kane during England's 1-0 defeat vs Italy at San Siro.(Twitter)
The medics treat Harry Kane during England's 1-0 defeat vs Italy at San Siro.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 08:25 AM IST

Spanish women's football in turmoil after player revolt

Late Thursday, the federation announced that the 15 players had sent identical letters by email, citing coach Jorge Vilda as the reason for the problems.

Football representational image.(AIFF)
Football representational image.(AIFF)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 08:35 PM IST
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Barca star Robert Lewandowski takes brutal 'Ballon d'Or' dig at Bayern Munich

Taking a sly dig at Bayern Munich, Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski has come up with an outrageous Ballon d'Or claim.

Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski, left, challenges for the ball with Bayern's Marcel Sabitzer (AP)
Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski, left, challenges for the ball with Bayern's Marcel Sabitzer (AP)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 12:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ATKMB player Ashutosh Mehta fails dope test, banned for 2 years

Mehta tested positive for morphine (narcotics) -- specified substance -- in the in-competition test conducted on February 8 during an ISL match played in Goa.

Ashutosh Mehta(Instagram)
Ashutosh Mehta(Instagram)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 07:44 AM IST
PTI |

KFC distances itself from executive comments on Mbappe's sponsorship stance

KFC France distanced itself from comments from a senior executive saying the fast food chain may take legal action over forward Kylian Mbappe's refusal to take part in some of the French national team's sponsorship commitments.

Kylian Mbappe reacts after missing a goal opportunity (AP)
Kylian Mbappe reacts after missing a goal opportunity (AP)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 12:23 AM IST
Reuters | , Paris

World Cup captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

Armbands are the latest battleground for players to push political messages linked to the World Cup hosted in Qatar, where homosexual acts are illegal and the treatment of migrant workers building projects for the tournament has been a decade-long controversy.

A general view shows the Al Bayt stadium, built for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup (REUTERS)
A general view shows the Al Bayt stadium, built for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 09:06 PM IST
AP |

'The boy hardly speaks English': Ferguson's x-rated rant for Cristiano Ronaldo

A journalist revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson once defended Cristiano Ronaldo after the attacker was accused of diving during a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough match.

Cristiano Ronaldo during his first stint for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo during his first stint for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:49 PM IST

‘My journey is…’: Ronaldo breaks silence on retirement talks ahead of World Cup

Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has cleared the air about his international future ahead of the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo during the warm up before a match (Reuters)
Cristiano Ronaldo during the warm up before a match (Reuters)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 04:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Eric Dier says family don't attend away games due to fan behaviour

Eric Dier said some of his family and friends faced problems at Stamford Bridge during Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League last month.

Eric Dier during training(Reuters)
Eric Dier during training(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 04:36 PM IST
Reuters |

Chelsea sack commercial director over sexual misconduct allegations

Damian Willoughby has been sacked as Chelsea's commercial director due to sexual misconduct allegations.

Chelsea have sacked their commercial director.(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea have sacked their commercial director.(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Ronaldo defeats Messi as Instagram's most influential footballer. Check top-10

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Lionel Messi to become Instagram's most influential football player.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.(AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.(AFP)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 10:36 AM IST

Qatari ambassador faces LGBT-rights appeal before World Cup

Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament, previously told The Associated Press that rainbow flags could be taken from fans at the World Cup in Qatar to protect them from being attacked for promoting gay rights.

The FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar this year.(via REUTERS)
The FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar this year.(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:21 PM IST
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Poland's Robert Lewandowski taking symbol of Ukraine to World Cup

The two-time FIFA world player of the year received his gift from Ukraine great Andriy Shevchenko at Poland’s national stadium in Warsaw.

 Robert Lewandowski in action (REUTERS)
 Robert Lewandowski in action (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:02 PM IST
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