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Mohun Bagan-ATK merger: Identity crisis or need of the hour?

January 26, 2020 11:08 am

India's most illustrious football club has been brought into the ISL fold. But the Mohun Bagan faithful are hardly a flock of sheep that’ll obediently follow Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) into the lair of professionalism and modernity without asserting their identity in the ISL. The Indian Express looks at Indian football's most anticipated merger and counts the reasons that might stop it from combusting.

Mino Raiola: A multi-millionaire who revels in conducting transfers

January 18, 2020 10:32 am

Mino Raiola is a multi-millionaire who revels in conducting football transfers, from Paul Pogba to Matthijs de Ligt to Erling Haaland, and riling up top managers and clubs.

Hakan Sukur reveals how he went from Turkey's World Cup hero to Uber driver

January 15, 2020 10:32 am

Hakan Sukur, who presently lives in the US, revealed that he is driving for Uber to earn a living and spoke of how Turkey's president Recep Erdogan "took everything" from him.

Present for 10 World Cups, Kolkata's Pannalal Chatterjee passes away

December 17, 2019 10:17 pm

Pannalal Chatterjee and his wife first attended a World Cup in 1982 in Spain. They went on to attend nine more World Cups, including the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Oman fire Dutch coach Erwin Koeman

December 16, 2019 3:22 pm

Erwin Koeman has been fired from his role as Oman head coach, the country's football association announced following a disappointing performance at the Gulf Cup.

Spain: Football match abandoned at halftime after 'Nazi' chants

December 16, 2019 9:44 am

A statement from the league's organising body said it agreed with referee Jose Antonio Lopez Toca's decision to abandon the match, which it said was taken at the request of both teams.

No one wants to face Liverpool in Champions League last 16: Robertson

December 12, 2019 4:39 pm

Liverpool reached the knockout stages as group winners with a 2-0 victory at Salzburg on Tuesday. The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League is to be held on Monday.

Salva Chamorro indulges in war of words with Mohun Bagan fans

December 10, 2019 10:10 pm

When fans mocked the striker over being nominated in a publication's 'Year End Review' as one of the 'Stars of the Year' due to his performances, Salva Chamorro mocked some of them on Instagram.

Flamengo lift Copa Libertadores with last-gasp River Plate win

November 24, 2019 11:14 am

Brazilian club Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores in the most dramatic fashion as they came from behind to beat defending champions River Plate 2-1 with two late goals from Gabriel Barbosa on Saturday.

Lyon says team bus attacked traveling to Marseille stadium

November 11, 2019 3:57 pm

Lyon said its team bus was attacked on the way to the stadium in Marseille where it lost 2-1 in the French league.

FOOTBALL PHOTOS

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.

Real Madrid lift 11th UEFA Champions League title in Milan

May 29, 2016 4:25 pm

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

Premier League 2015-16 in memes, see pics

May 19, 2016 5:00 pm

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.

FOOTBALL VIDEOS

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

July 04, 2018 7:18 am

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.