Association football
Arnautovic departure was a loss for Stoke - Lambert
Dwight Yorke, who's in KL, predicts a United victory over Liverpool
Suffering part of my job: Wenger
Twitterati fume over Harsha Bhogle's dig at Arsenal, R Ashwin joins 'Gooner' bandwagon
Ferdinand: Messi plays in slow motion
West Ham charged by FA over anti-doping rule breach
Arsenal boss Wenger confident of seeing out contract
Arnautovic departure was a loss for Stoke - Lambert
2018-04-12 18:48:26 (Reuters) - Stoke City manager Paul Lambert said the departure of forward Marko Arnautovic in the close season had left the Premier League club without a valuable attacking option in a tough campaign. Arnautovic, who scored 22 goals in 112 league appearances for Stoke, joined West Ham United for a club record fee reported by British media to be up to 25 million pounds ($35   Read More ...
Pogba leads Man United comeback to delay City's coronation
2018-04-09 05:03:55 Paul Pogba spoiled Manchester City’s anticipated Premier League title party by scoring twice in two minutes as Manchester United came from 2-0 down to win a thrilling derby 3-2 on Sunday morning (Singapore time). Chris Smalling completed the comeback that looked so improbable when City were well on course to round off a resounding march towards the title by racing into a 2-0 first-half lead   Read More ...
Messi bags hat-trick as Barca squal 38-match unbeaten record
2018-04-09 05:03:35 Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Leganes yesterday morning (Singapore time) which helped the Catalan side equal a Spanish top-flight record of 38 games without defeat. Messi curled in from a free-kick to break the deadlock in the 27th minute. Five minutes later the Argentinian doubled the lead, taking one touch to control a through-ball from Philippe Coutinho before delivering a cool low finish   Read More ...
Three-goal Messi helps Barca equal La Liga record
2018-04-09 05:03:29 Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Leganes on Sunday morning (Singapore time) which took the Catalan side 12 points clear at the top of La Liga and also meant they equalled a Spanish top-flight record of 38 games without defeat. Messi curled in a free-kick to break the deadlock in the 27th minute. Five minutes later, the Argentinian doubled the lead, taking one touch to control a through ball from Philippe Coutinho before delivering a cool low finish   Read More ...
Spurs expect update on Kane's injury today
2018-03-13 15:01:43 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he can only wait and hope an ankle injury suffered by talismanic striker Harry Kane isn't serious. Kane limped off with his side trailing 1-0 at Bournemouth after just half an hour yesterday morning (Singapore time), but Pochettino's men showed resilience to bounce back to win 4-1 and move up to third in the English Premier League, with Son Heung Min scoring twice   Read More ...
Man City two wins away from title
2018-03-13 15:01:38 Manchester City’s David Silva underlined his importance to their impending title success with both goals in a comfortable 2-0 English Premier League win at Stoke City yesterday morning (Singapore time). Pep Guardiola’s side could have won by a much clearer margin against Paul Lambert’s relegation-threatened Stoke but with the title in sight – City are 16 points clear of second-placed Manchester United – they will not agonise over wasted chances   Read More ...
David Silva shines again for Man City despite continuing personal issues
2018-03-13 00:04:19 The midfielder spent last week in Valencia with his wife and young son and will not join his team-mates in Abu Dhabi, but he is there when needed Manchester City are already past the point of having to prove themselves to anybody, in the Premier League at least, but they showed that, yes, they can cut it on a cold, wet night in Stoke   Read More ...
Spurs in anxious wait for Kane's injury update
2018-03-12 15:01:40 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he can only wait and hope an ankle injury suffered by talismanic striker Harry Kane isn’t serious. Kane limped off with his side trailing 1-0 at Bournemouth after just half an hour on Monday morning (Singapore time), but Pochettino’s men showed impressive resilience to bounce back to win 4-1 and move up to third in the English Premier League with Son Heung Min scoring twice   Read More ...
Beef and pasta to face Didier Drogba, chicken for Sergio Aguero, says Nemanja Vidic
2018-03-12 12:26:15 Beef and chicken for Drogba, fish for Aguero — former Manchester United star Nemanja Vidic’s meticulously planned pre-match diet, back in the day, certainly provides food for thought. Vidic, who had earned a reputation as one of the world’s best centre-backs during his days at Old Trafford, was in the country recently to launch the India chapter of Football For Peace   Read More ...
Dembele shines in Messi's absence
2018-03-12 10:01:38 Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele earned the praise of coach Ernesto Valverde and his teammates after making the most of Lionel Messi's absence with an inspired performance in their 2-0 win at basement club Malaga yesterday morning (Singapore time). The 20-year-old Frenchman has largely flattered to deceive since signing for Barca from Borussia Dortmund for an eye-watering 105 million euros (S$170 million) last August, despite having played less than two seasons as a professional   Read More ...
Express bus ferrying Miri football club team skids and lands on its side
2018-03-11 06:46:49 KOTA KINABALU: One person was injured when a bus ferrying 28 people including a Miri football club team was involved in an accident at KM34 of the Keningau-Kimanis road on Sunday. It is learnt that the bus landed on its side as it was traversing a downhill stretch that cuts through the Crocker Range. However, the cause of the 8.30am incident could not be immediately established   Read More ...
Messi to miss Malaga match
2018-03-10 20:01:04 La Liga leaders Barcelona said Lionel Messi will miss their fixture at Malaga on Sunday morning (Singapore time) due to personal reasons, with Spanish media reports saying it is due to the birth of his third son. “A last-minute change to the FC Barcelona squad. Leo Messi has withdrawn for personal reasons and Yerry Mina takes his place,” said the statement on the club’s official website   Read More ...
Former Man Utd superstar Dwight Yorke feels the love in KL
2018-03-10 13:12:13 KUALA LUMPUR: A crowd of more than 100 local football fans gathered to meet Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke during a special meet-and-greet session in the city centre today. Yorke, who was part of the squad that won the treble – Premier League, FA Cup and European Champions League – in 1999, said he “definitely felt the love” in Kuala Lumpur   Read More ...
Dwight Yorke, who's in KL, predicts a United victory over Liverpool
2018-03-10 13:11:48 MANCHESTER United former striker Dwight Yorke, who is now in Kuala Lumpur, has no doubt that the Red Devils will vanquish Liverpool at Old Trafford in their Premier League clash tonight. Yorke, attending the Epson Malaysia Meet and Greet Fans event at La Bodega, Pavillion, predicts a victory for United in their 170th league meeting. Yorke, 46, said a United win over Liverpool would consolidate their second place in the EPL and open a five-point gap with only eight games remaining   Read More ...
Robin van Persie "ayın taraftar oyuncusu" seçildi
2018-03-10 12:09:06 Eredivisie takımlarından Feyenoord'un devre arasında Fenerbahçe'den transfer ettiği Robin van Persie, "ayın taraftar oyuncusu" seçildi. Feyenoord'un internet sitesinden yapılan açıklamada, 34 yaşındaki Van Persie'nin takıma üye olan taraftarlar tarafından şubat ayında "ayın taraftar oyuncusu" seçildiği belirtildi. Açıklamada, beş kez bu ödüle layık görülen Steven Berghuis'ın yüzde 21, Robin van Persie'nin ise yüzde 31 oy aldığı kaydedildi. Van Persie, yaptığı açıklamada, ayın futbolcusu seçildiği için onur duyduğunu aktararak, "Taraftarlara teşekkür ediyorum   Read More ...
Suffering part of my job: Wenger
2018-03-10 05:01:56 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says suffering is all part of being a manager and admits he has had his fair share of late. Yet the smile returned to the Frenchman’s face after his side snapped a four-match losing streak to beat AC Milan 2-0 in the San Siro on Friday morning (Singapore time) and close in on the quarter-finals of the Europa League   Read More ...
Relief for Wenger as Arsenal finally win
2018-03-09 15:00:31 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed his relief after his side’s Europa League success at AC Milan yesterday morning (Singapore time) by describing it as an important win after a nightmare week. Henrikh Mkhitaryan drove Arsenal into a 15th-minute lead with his first goal for the club, and a shellshocked Milan fell further behind before half-time as Aaron Ramsey waltzed through to score for a 2-0 win which ended the hosts' 13-match unbeaten run   Read More ...
Minerva Punjab FC create history, win I-League for first time
2018-03-09 06:13:21 FROM TRAINING at the now demolished Sector 17 Football Stadium by paying daily rent to playing in the I-League last year without any sponsor, the city-based Minerva Punjab FC have seen it all. On Thursday, as the club created history by becoming the only football team from north India to win the title after a gap of 21 years, it was celebration time for the 22 players and the team management at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here in Panchkula   Read More ...
Neroca FC end memorable maiden I-League campaign with 1-1 draw with East Bengal
2018-03-08 16:20:52 Neroca FC wrapped up a memorable I-League debut season by finishing runners-up after holding heavyweights East Bengal to a 1-1 draw, here today. It was heartbreak for both the Kolkata heavyweights, as they failed to win the title with East Bengal finishing fourth in the table behind arch-rivals Mohun Bagan who also played a 1-1 draw with Gokulam Kerala FC. In quest for the elusive I-League title, East Bengal required to win the match and pray for a favourable result from other two matches   Read More ...
Ron's historic goal helps down dismal PSG
2018-03-08 10:02:27 Holders Real Madrid cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals with Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half goal helping them to a 2-1 victory at Paris Saint-Germain yesterday morning (Singapore time) as the 12-time European champions went through 5-2 on aggregate. Ronaldo headed home seven minutes into the second half and Casemiro added a second 10 minutes from time against a toothless PSG, who had Marco Verratti sent off for a second booking in the 66th minute   Read More ...
Spurs slip as Juventus enter last eight
2018-03-08 10:02:21 *Juventus win 4-3 on aggregate. Tottenham Hotspur paid the highest price for two mistakes as their Champions League dream came to a bitter end against Juventus on Thursday morning (Singapore time), manager Mauricio Pochettino said. His side, unbeaten in 17 matches prior to kickoff and with a home victory against European champions Real Madrid under their belts this season, were heading for the last quarter-finals when Son Heung Min’s first-half goal put them 3-2 ahead on aggregate   Read More ...
Soccer: Japan beaten by Canada to finish 6th at women's Algarve Cup
2018-03-08 05:49:10 PARCHAL, Portugal (Kyodo) -- Japan drew a blank as they lost to fifth-ranked Canada in their final Algarve Cup match Wednesday, finishing sixth in the 12-team invitational women's soccer tournament in Portugal. An early first-half goal by Janine Beckie and Ashley Lawrence's solo effort in the 50th minute lifted Canada to a 2-0 victory over the former Women's World Cup champions in the playoff for fifth place, giving them their third win in four matches   Read More ...
Tottenham Hotspur - Juventus Maç Raporu, 7.03.2018
2018-03-08 00:06:38 UEFA Şampiyonlar Ligi son 16 turu rövanş mücadelesinde Juventus, Tottenham'ı deplasmanda mağlup etmeyi başardı. Maçın golleri Son, Higuain ve Dybala'dan geldi. Maça iyi başlayan taraf Tottenham oldu. Arka arkaya hücumlardan özellikle Heung Min Son ile yararlanamayan ev sahibi, sık sık rakip kaleyi yokladı. İlk yarıda rakibine isabetli şut atma şansı vermeyen Tottenham'da perdeyi Son açtı. 39. dakikada gelişen ani hücumda açılan orta ile arka direkte buluşan Son, Buffon'u 3   Read More ...
We’re investigating match-fixing allegations in I-League: AIFF
2018-03-07 18:24:15 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday said that it was investigating the match-fixing approaches made to players from the Minerva Punjab Football Club during the ongoing I-League. The Club owner Ranjit Bajaj had earlier revealed that several of his players were approached by bookies for match-fixing. “We have received a letter from Minerva Punjab Football Club highlighting approach to their players and officials from other participating teams in the Hero I-League   Read More ...
West Ham fined by FA over anti-doping rule breach
2018-03-07 17:49:47 (Reuters) - West Ham United have been fined 30,000 pounds by the English Football Association (FA) over a breach of anti-doping regulations, the governing body said on Wednesday. The FA said in a statement that the Premier League side admitted to a charge of failing to ensure their "Club Whereabouts" information was accurate three times within 12 months. Last month, West Ham said that the charge was related to administrative oversights regarding the FA's whereabouts system   Read More ...
Will give our best in 2019 Asian Cup, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
2018-03-06 16:28:28 Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says they will look to erase the ghost of the disastrous outing in 2011 Asian Cup by “giving everything on the pitch” when they compete in the continental event next year. India were hammered by Asian giants South Korea, Australia and Bahrain in the last edition, conceding a staggering 13 goals in three matches   Read More ...
Matic's late goal hands United comeback win
2018-03-06 15:01:37 Manchester United recovered from a disorganised start to snatch a 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Tuesday morning (Singapore time) in a match described as amazing by smiling manager Jose Mourinho whose side recovered after conceding a “disgraceful, childish” second goal. “I don’t like my teams to lose their organisation like we did, but it was an amazing match and a very important win for us,” said the Portuguese after a stunning added-time Nemanja Matic strike snatched the points   Read More ...
Tottenham Hotspur vs Juventus: When and where to watch TOT vs JUV Champions League match, live streaming, time in IST
2018-03-06 12:28:28 Tottenham Hotspur will look to advance further to the quarterfinal of the Champions League for the first time when they host 2017 runners-up Juventus at Wembley for the return leg of the Round of 16 fixture. The first fixture between the two teams at the Allianz Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw with the English side making a tremendous comeback after going 2-0 down in the first 10 minutes   Read More ...
Yuvraj Singh Celebrates Man Utd's Comeback Win Wildly, Twitter Loves It
2018-03-06 12:19:45 Yuvraj Singh is among quite a few Indian cricketers who follow football diligently and it is no secret that the stylish southpaw is a big Manchester United fan. Yuvraj was even once pictured with Zaheer Khan, batting great Sunil Gavaskar and his son Rohan watching a Community Shield match between the Red Devils and Wigan Athletic at Wembley. On Monday night, Yuvraj was awake late cheering his team on as they took on Crystal Palace in a Premier League match away from home at Selhurst Park   Read More ...
Plaudits fine but Dembele wants trophies at Tottenham
2018-03-06 06:04:23 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is pleased to be earning praise from his manager but the Belgian says he wants to finish the season on a high and collect silverware. Manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed Dembele a "genius" and compared his ability with the likes of Diego Maradona and Ronaldinho after his dominant performance secured a 2-2 draw at Juventus in the Champions League last 16 tie   Read More ...
Klopp: Salah deserves to be Player of the Season
2018-03-05 15:00:16 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Mohamed Salah would be a deserving EPL Player of the Season after the Egyptian continued his remarkable scoring run as the Reds beat Newcastle United 2-0 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to go second in the English Premier League. Klopp's men moved one point clear of Manchester United, who they visit on Saturday. But the Red Devils can go into that epic clash with second spot reclaimed if they beat Crystal Palace tomorrow morning   Read More ...
Lindelof’s emergence gives United defensive stability
2018-03-05 05:03:05 Manchester United's title hopes may be over, but Victor Lindelof's adaptation to the physical nature of the English Premier League has provided the foundation for a potentially successful end to the season. While United, who travel to Crystal Palace tomorrow morning (Singapore time), are virtually out of the EPL title race, they could still bring home silverware in the Champions League and FA Cup   Read More ...
Beşiktaş'tan Ricardo Quaresma açıklaması!
2018-03-04 00:06:14 "Türkiye’nin en köklü kulübü Beşiktaş, FIFA ve UEFA'nın “adil oyun” kurallarına da her zaman koşulsuz desteğiyle öncü bir kulüptür. Futbolun iyi ve güzel yanlarını ortaya çıkarmak Türk Futbol Camiasının tüm aktörlerinin görevidir. Taraftarından basınına, kulüplerden Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu'na kadar Türk Futbolu’nun gelişmesi ancak herkesin iyiyi örnek alması ve adaletli olmasıyla sağlanabilir. Ancak maalesef ki; Fenerbahçe ile oynadığımız ve arzu etmediğimiz gelişmelerin yaşandığı son karşılaşmanın ardından gerek PFDK’ya yapılan sevklerde, gerekse kamuoyunda yapılan yorumlarda adil olmayan sonuçlar ortaya çıkmıştır   Read More ...
Conte fears Man City will get stronger
2018-03-03 05:01:38 Manchester City’s financial might and manager Pep Guardiola’s tactical nous will ensure they become an even stronger team next season, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said ahead of their clash against the runaway English Premier League leaders on Monday morning (Singapore time). Guardiola’s side have dominated in the current campaign and are 16 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United and 22 points ahead of defending champions Chelsea as they close in on their third league title in seven years   Read More ...
Shinji Okazaki set to make return to pitch for Leicester City
2018-03-02 10:07:35 LEICESTER, ENGLAND – Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki could return to the squad for Saturday’s English Premier League match against Bournemouth after shaking off a knee injury that has kept him out for three games, manager Claude Puel said on Thursday. Japan international Okazaki last played for Leicester during a 1-1 draw with Swansea City on Feb. 3 and missed league matches against Manchester City and Stoke City and the F   Read More ...
It's deja vu as Arsenal suffer another defeat
2018-03-02 10:02:18 Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called on his players to show they can meet the club’s standards after a second humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in five days on Friday morning (Singapore time). City moved 16 points clear at the top of the English Premier League as fresh from claiming their first silverware of the Pep Guardiola era in the League Cup final on Sunday, the visitors scored three times in the opening 33 minutes as Arsenal disintegrated once more in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates   Read More ...
Underdogs making I-League title race exciting, says IM Vijayan
2018-03-01 17:28:59 Former Indian footballer IM Vijayan feels the emergence of underdogs like Minerva FC and NEROCA as title-contenders has made the I-League more exciting than before. “The Hero I-League is very unpredictable and that is what the last season taught us. This season, it is even more unpredictable and volatile than before as now you have two underdogs gunning for the title”, said Vijayan   Read More ...
Seoul football league to play Hong Kong expat players
2018-02-27 15:08:25 The Seoul Sunday Football League (SSFL) Allstars consisting of players from various teams in the Sunday league will host the Wanchai Spartans from the Hong Kong expat league for their first friendly match at Suwon World Cup stadium training ground on Saturday. The Hong Kong Wanchai Spartans Football Club, also known as the Nite Spartans, is made up of English expats and was formed in Victoria Park 1988   Read More ...
K League 1 football club coaches ready to chase new season goals
2018-02-27 12:07:35 By Joo Kyung-don. SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Yonhap) -- The head coaches for the 12 K League 1 football clubs said Tuesday they're ready for the new season, with five of them unveiling that their goal is to win the league title. At a press conference where the 12 clubs introduced their season goals, the bench bosses of five clubs -- Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Jeju United, Ulsan Hyundai and FC Seoul -- claimed they're the favorites to win the K League 1, formerly known as the K League Classic   Read More ...
Usain Bolt, hangi takımla sözleşme imzaladığını açıkladı! Usain Bolt ilk maçına ne zaman çıkacak?
2018-02-27 12:05:41 Usain Bolt, dün sosyal medyadan yaptığı açıklamada bir kulüple sözleşme imzaladığını söylemiş ve tüm dünyada heyecan yaratmıştı. Ancak beklentilerin aksine Bolt'un anlaştığı kulübün profesyonel bir futbol takımı olmadığı ortaya çıktı. Usian Bolt hangi takımın formasını giyecek? Dünya rekortmeni Jamaikalı eski atlet Usain Bolt, UNICEF yararına iki yılda bir İngiltere'de düzenlenen "Soccer Aid" isimli yardım maçında forma giyecek. Bolt, sosyal medya hesaplarından yaptığı açıklamada, "UNICEF adına Soccer Aid yardım etkinliğinde yer alacağım için çok heyecanlıyım   Read More ...