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FILE PHOTO: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.(Pool via REUTERS)

Arteta hopes Arsenal have learned from Ozil, Sokratis exits

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:12 AM IST
"You don't want to get into this position again, that's for sure. Not for the player, not for the club. But it's happening more and more at every club," Arteta told reporters ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round clash at Southampton.
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Football representational image(HT Image)

Wolverhampton edges past 6th-tier Chorley 1-0 in FA Cup

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:19 AM IST
  • The Premier League millionaires also only managed a single shot — the goal — against the part-timers from the sixth tier.
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Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino with Kylian Mbappe.(REUTERS)
Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino with Kylian Mbappe.(REUTERS)

Mbappe brace as PSG routs Montpellier 4-0, Pochettino back

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • PSG moved three points clear of second-place Lille, which can move level on points by winning at fifth-place Rennes on Sunday but has a vastly inferior goal difference.
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Mumbai City FC players celebrate(ISL)
Mumbai City FC players celebrate(ISL)

Mumbai pip East Bengal, open up five-point lead at top in ISL

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:08 PM IST
The Kolkata giants displayed a fine passing game, played with intent but a momentary lapse in defence in the 27th minute cost them three points at the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
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Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne Pool (Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne Pool (Pool via REUTERS)

De Bruyne out for up to six weeks due to injury, says Guardiola

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:49 PM IST
De Bruyne, 29, sustained what appeared to be a hamstring injury and was replaced on the hour mark at the Etihad Stadium in Wednesday's 2-0 Premier League win at home to Aston Villa.
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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match (REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match (REUTERS)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has coronavirus

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:07 PM IST
The announcement came two days after Zidane coached the team in a 2-1 loss at third-tier Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey.
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Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Pool via REUTERS)

Man City to use Cheltenham Town bar as changing room

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Asked what City's expensively assembled side would think of the Whaddon Road facilities, Duff told reporters: "I don't know, probably not a lot with the stadiums they play in every week.
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Soccer Football - Championship - Derby County v Rotherham United - Pride Park, Derby, Britain - January 16, 2021 Derby County manager Wayne Rooney before the match Action Images/Molly Darlington(Action Images)
Soccer Football - Championship - Derby County v Rotherham United - Pride Park, Derby, Britain - January 16, 2021 Derby County manager Wayne Rooney before the match Action Images/Molly Darlington(Action Images)

Fernandes and Cavani have made Manchester United contenders: Rooney

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:28 PM IST
The pair, who arrived last year, had also taken some of the pressure off Paul Pogba, allowing the French midfielder to play to his full potential, he added.
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Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard waits for the VAR system to be reviewed by the referee during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, (AP)
Chelsea's head coach Frank Lampard waits for the VAR system to be reviewed by the referee during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, (AP)

Lampard deserves more time at Chelsea, says Arsenal's Arteta

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:23 PM IST
Lampard is under huge pressure at Chelsea after Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Leicester City saw them slip to eighth. They have now lost five of their last eight in the Premier League.
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Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp walks dejected following the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Burnley in Liverpool, England, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Burnley won the match 0-1.(AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool)(AP)
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp walks dejected following the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Burnley in Liverpool, England, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Burnley won the match 0-1.(AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool)(AP)

Carragher fears league title 'slipping away' from Liverpool

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:32 PM IST
The champions suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by Burnley on Thursday, their first loss at Anfield in the league in almost four years.
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Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite, second left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Cornella and FC Barcelona at the Nou Municipal stadium in Cornella,(AP)
Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite, second left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Cornella and FC Barcelona at the Nou Municipal stadium in Cornella,(AP)

Barca edge past minnows Cornella despite missing two penalties

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:40 AM IST
Barcelona missed two penalties in normal time, with midfielder Miralem Pjanic being thwarted late in the first half by Cornella keeper Ramon Juan before Dembele hit straight at the feet of the 21-year-old in the 80th minute from yet another spot-kick.
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Burnley's Ashley Barnes, right, runs to celebrate his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Burnley in Liverpool, England, (AP)
Burnley's Ashley Barnes, right, runs to celebrate his goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Burnley in Liverpool, England, (AP)

Liverpool's 68-match unbeaten EPL home run ended by Burnley

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:03 AM IST
  • Ashley Barnes scored from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute after the forward was brought down by goalkeeper Alisson Becker as Burnley became the first team to win in the league at Anfield since April 2017.
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India national coach Igor Stimac.(AIFF)
India national coach Igor Stimac.(AIFF)

There will be lots of changes to the national team: Igor Stimac

By Dhiman Sarkar, Bhargab Sarmah
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • Before he starts work with a preparatory camp likely to be in Dubai from March, Stimac spoke about why he is happy with what he has seen in ISL this season and more in this exclusive interview.
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Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in Juve’s 2-0 Italian Supercup win over Napoli. (Getty Images)
Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in Juve’s 2-0 Italian Supercup win over Napoli. (Getty Images)

Ronaldo yet to break all-time scoring record, Czech FA claims

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:18 PM IST
  • The Czech Football Association has disputed claims that Cristiano Ronaldo broke the all-time goal-scoring record, insisting he needs another 62 to surpass Josef Bican’s tally.
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Sergio Aguero reacts. (Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero reacts. (Getty Images)

Man City striker Sergio Aguero tests positive for Covid-19

AP, Manchester, England
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:30 PM IST
  • Sergio Aguero had already been self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of someone infected.
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File photo of Mario Mandžukić(AP)
File photo of Mario Mandžukić(AP)

AC Milan means business with Mario Mandžukić signing

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:37 PM IST
Mario Mandžukić's signing this week is tantamount to a statement of title intentions. Hitherto having maintained that its goal was returning to the Champions League after a seven-year absence by securing only a top-four finish, Milan now appears firmly set on winning Serie A.
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Diogo Dalot of AC Milan in action. (Getty Images.)
Diogo Dalot of AC Milan in action. (Getty Images.)

'Demanding' Ibrahimovic boosts Dalot at Milan

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:21 PM IST
  • Dalot, 21, is at the heart of the defense of an AC Milan side which has been propelled to the top of the Italian league by the 39-year-old Ibrahimovic.
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Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)

Zidane under fire as Real Madrid loses again

AP, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • The embarrassing 2-1 loss in the round of 32 added to Madrid’s recent struggles and left Zidane under increased pressure.
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Football representational image(HT Image)
Football representational image(HT Image)

Football Delhi announces scholarship of U-16 players for college admission in US

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Each year, two talented footballers -- a junior boy and a girl -- will be identified based on their football and academic achievements for a scholarship.
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Chairman of Executive Board of FC Bayern M�nchen Karl-Heinz Rummenigge speaks during the "Germany's Athletes of the Year 2020" award ceremony in Baden-Baden on December 20, 2020. (Photo by Tom Weller / POOL / AFP)(AFP)
Chairman of Executive Board of FC Bayern M�nchen Karl-Heinz Rummenigge speaks during the "Germany's Athletes of the Year 2020" award ceremony in Baden-Baden on December 20, 2020. (Photo by Tom Weller / POOL / AFP)(AFP)

UEFA considering switch to single host for this summer's Euros: Rummenigge

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:59 PM IST
The 24-nation tournament, a major revenue generator for European football's governing body and the national federations, was postponed by 12 months due to the pandemic.
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File photo of Paul Pogba(REUTERS)
File photo of Paul Pogba(REUTERS)

Manchester United's Pogba one of the best when in form, says Ferdinand

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Pogba scored with a blistering left-foot shot as United defeated Fulham 2-1 on Wednesday to return to the top of the Premier League table. He also scored the winner against Burnley last week.
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Soccer Football - Bundesliga - FC Augsburg v Bayern Munich - WWK Arena, Augsburg, Germany - January 20, 2021 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scores their first goal from the penalty spot Pool via REUTERS/Andreas Gebert DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video.(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - FC Augsburg v Bayern Munich - WWK Arena, Augsburg, Germany - January 20, 2021 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski scores their first goal from the penalty spot Pool via REUTERS/Andreas Gebert DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video.(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewandowski's penalty keeps Bayern 4 points clear of Leipzig

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Lewandowski scored his 22nd goal of the season – a league record after 17 games – from the spot after a foul from Augsburg midfielder Rani Khedira on Lucas Hernández.
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Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring their first goal(Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring their first goal(Pool via REUTERS)

City breaks down Villa's resistance to win 2-0 in EPL

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:37 AM IST
An end-to-end match in which City lost Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker to injuries looked to be heading for a draw, despite the home team's dominance, when Silva received a pass from Rodri and smashed home a shot from the edge of the area in the 79th minute.
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their second goal Pool via (Pool via REUTERS)
Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their second goal Pool via (Pool via REUTERS)

In-form Pogba keeping Man United in front in EPL title race

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Pogba twisted and turned, maneuvering himself into a pocket of space before unleashing a powerful left-foot shot that curled into the far corner and secured another win for United.
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates following the Italian Super Cup final soccer match between Juventus and Napoli at the Mapei stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Juventus won the match 2-0.(AP)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates following the Italian Super Cup final soccer match between Juventus and Napoli at the Mapei stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Juventus won the match 2-0.(AP)

Ronaldo helps Juventus beat Napoli to win Italian Super Cup

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:27 AM IST
It was Juve’s ninth Super Cup title, taking it two above AC Milan, which is the team with the second most victories in the competition.
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Alcoyano players celebrate after knocking out Real Madrid during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021.(AP)
Alcoyano players celebrate after knocking out Real Madrid during a Spanish Copa del Rey round of 32 soccer match between Alcoyano and Real Madrid at the El Collao stadium in Alcoy, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021.(AP)

Real Madrid knocked of Copa del Rey by 3rd-division club Alcoyano

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Small Spanish club Alcoyano came from behind to eliminate Real Madrid 2-1 in the round of 32 in Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.
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Varney Kallon slotted his effort into the back of the net to double the lead. (AIFF)
Varney Kallon slotted his effort into the back of the net to double the lead. (AIFF)

Neroca FC defeat Indian Arrows in Kalyani

By hindustantimes.com, Kalyani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:55 PM IST
  • A brace by Judah Garcia and a goal apiece by Varney Kallon and Khaiminthang Lhungdim proved enough for Neroca FC to sink the Indian Arrows.
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Malsawmzuala slotted a penalty kick comfortably from the spot to give Aizawl a solitary goal lead.(AIFF)
Malsawmzuala slotted a penalty kick comfortably from the spot to give Aizawl a solitary goal lead.(AIFF)

Malsawmzuala, Lalrammawia strikes hand Aizawl 3 points against Gokulam Kerala FC

By hindustantimes.com, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 11:50 PM IST
  • Strikes by Malsawmzuala and Lalrammawia were enough to hand Aizawl the three points.
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Owen Otasowie of Wolverhampton Wanderers receives treatment for a head injury testing for possible concussion. (Getty Images)
Owen Otasowie of Wolverhampton Wanderers receives treatment for a head injury testing for possible concussion. (Getty Images)

Premier League to trial permanent concussion substitutes

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • The decision comes after the game's rule-making body IFAB last month gave the go-ahead for trials of additional "concussion subs".
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

Laliga grew 15% in sponsorship despite Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:45 PM IST
In order to ensure the safety of around 3,300 staff members and 1000 players, LaLiga adhered to the strict protocols laid down by authorities.
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