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Spygate: Leeds United have watched all rivals in training, says Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa, former Athletic Bilbao coach, said what he had done was not illegal and maintained that gathering information on opponents was "professional behaviour".

We were concentrating so much on not conceding that we couldn’t attack: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu says despite the group-stage exit at Asian Cup, national team has grown in stature


Leeds United to remind Marcelo Bielsa to be honest after spying on rival

Before Friday's 2-0 second-tier win over Derby County, Marcelo Bielsa admitted to sending a staff member to the opposition training ground the previous day.

Dejan Lovren banned over social media outburst against Spain

Dejan Lovren was suspended from Croatia's next UEFA competition match, which is the Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Azerbaijan in March.

India football's freefall

Indian football ails in the backdrop of absurd, grand claims, constantly shifting goalposts and shielding the uncertain present by projecting a glitzy future.

Star Sports faces the music for sizing down broadcast of I-League matches

The decision means that the number of games of the ongoing I-League to be broadcast live now will be 80 out of a total of 110 games.


World Cup winners France organised yet unexciting, says Spanish great Xavi

Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez said that the while France are an organised squad and have a lot of qualities, they are "not very exciting"

Record 3.57 billion watch FIFA World Cup 2018, 1.12 billion tune in for France vs Croatia final

The report further stated that the total viewership included 309.7 million people who followed matches through digital platforms. 231.82 million out of home and digital viewers tuned in for the final.

AIFF in talks with corporates for building National Centre of Excellence

AIFF president Praful Patel said that a "state of the art" National Centre of Excellence will be opened in Rajarhat, Kolkata at a cost of Rs 200 crore.

Chinese football imposes salary cap in spending crackdown

The Chinese Super League has been accused of distorting the transfer market by buying European and South American players at inflated costs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Zinedine Zidane arrives in Mumbai for promotional event

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

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

Real Madrid lift 11th UEFA Champions League title in Milan

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties in the Champions League final in Milan.

Premier League 2015-16 in memes, see pics

They say a good picture is worth a thousand words. Well, we decided to use both as we tried to sum up the amazing season that was 2015-16 in the English Premier League. In memes. Ten of them.

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

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

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.