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Foul play

April 21, 2021 8:42 am

The European Super League will diminish the soul of football, destroy the romance of the game

Explained: Indian football's desperation for 'overseas citizens', how it points at a systemic failure

April 08, 2021 9:45 am

Dozens of nationality switches take place each year in football. The AIFF has been pushing for this because many of their opponents in the Asian and World Cup qualifiers have been doing it, thus having an impact on the results as Stimac pointed out.

Explained: How China lost the football in mid-field

March 06, 2021 10:46 am

If Suning’s rise as a global player was seen as the epitome of China’s dream to become a world football power, their fall has put the country’s ambitions under the microscope.

Women's football loses a path-breaker as coach Fouzia Mampetta passes away

February 20, 2021 8:32 am

Fouzia Mampetta was a stereotype-buster in every sense of the word. She began playing football at a time when girls from her community were often discouraged to study beyond the tenth grade.

Explained: What extra subs at Club World Cup mean for football's concussion problem

January 13, 2021 2:32 pm

While FIFA's decision to introduce concussion substitutions at next month's event will alleviate some concerns, the decision to force permanent substitutions has been criticised.

Explained: Why is football considering concussion substitutes?

December 02, 2020 12:06 pm

Arsenal defender David Luiz and Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez collided during a Premier League game last Sunday, resulting in both suffering head injuries. The incident has prompted calls for a rethink on how football deals with such incidents.

Roy Krishna's Covid dribble from Fiji to Goa: 40 days, quarantine in 3 countries

November 18, 2020 5:04 pm

Ten COVID-19 tests, 40 days and four connecting flights later, Roy Krishna stepped onto the training field in Goa, where this season of the Indian Super League (ISL) will start Friday.

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final as neutral host

October 16, 2020 5:57 pm

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds as a competition hub during the coronavirus pandemic.

Explained: How VAR has virtually changed football to 'handball'

September 29, 2020 1:30 pm

Simplicity is a reason why football is the most popular sport on the planet. The idea of introducing the VAR was to eliminate the clear and obvious errors from the on-pitch officials. Instead, technology is complicating the game.

German team loses 37-0 in socially distanced football match

September 18, 2020 12:46 pm

A German football team fielding only seven players who socially distanced throughout the match lost 37-0 to their local rivals in the 11th tier of German football Kreisklasse.


Tributes and protests: When football is more than just a game

June 24, 2020 8:54 pm

Since the start of football after three months of halt to control the spread of coronavirus, the top European leagues have been all about tributes to virus victims and taking a knee in support of 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

Pandemic turns Egyptian football player into a street vendor

May 27, 2020 4:05 pm

Professional football player Mahrous Mahmoud, who has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. heads to work in a crowded market in an Upper Egypt town.

50,000 attend Boca Juniors open training session before River Plate second leg

November 24, 2018 11:46 am

Boca Juniors' decision to hold an open training session ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against River Plate backfired on Thursday when authorities closed the ground for exceeding spectator limits.

Real Kashmir's stunning home in Srinagar

November 24, 2018 7:49 am

The TRC Football Ground in Srinagar is the newest addition to the list of venues for I-League matches.

Somalia's first female soccer club score a breakthrough for gender equality

October 05, 2018 8:02 am

Mogadishu in Somalia has over one hundred private soccer fields that are hired out day and night to amateur male teams. Mohamed said many were off limits for her two teams of mainly 16-18-year-olds, who play for two hours every day at a cost of $14

Euro 2016: Germany on target against Ukraine, register 2-0 win

June 13, 2016 12:54 pm

Germany, Poland, Croatia notch up wins on third day of Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: England, Russia share spoils; fans spoil Marseillie with violence

June 12, 2016 5:53 am

Violence continued in Marseille after the Russia-England match which ended in a draw.

France vs Romania: In Paris, a fairytale start to Euro 2016

June 11, 2016 12:06 pm

Euro 2016 got underway in Paris on Friday and France won their first match against Romania.

Zinedine Zidane arrives in Mumbai for promotional event

June 10, 2016 3:26 pm

Zinedine Zidane was signed up as the brand ambassador of Indian reality developer, Kanakia Spaces.

Euro 2016: A chance for young players to shine on the big stage

June 02, 2016 7:06 pm

Some of the top nations have included up-and-coming players in their squads for Euro 2016 tournament.


FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Which teams will face each other in the Quarterfinals?

June 22, 2020 6:24 pm

After England defeated Colombia in the penalty shootouts, they cemented their spot in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Which teams will face each other in the quarterfinals in Russia?

12th South Asian Games conclude

February 24, 2016 3:44 am

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.