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The trophy state

March 16, 2014 12:55:19 am

Behind Mizoram’s clean sweep of the football national championship lies an extraordinary league, sustained efforts, and slow and steady progress.

Unlike the NBA, football needs to be less elite, says Blatter’s rival

March 15, 2014 6:42:32 am

The Frenchman explains how globalisation has impacted football and why it is necessary to introduce new, dynamic rules to reinvigorate the sport.

Spurs stumble at home; Napoli beaten

March 15, 2014 2:01:00 am

The goals, however, dried up for Salzburg who were held to a 0-0 draw at Basel, ending a run of 14 successive wins in all competitions.

Mourinho plays down Chelsea lead

March 15, 2014 6:39:12 am

Chelsea could take decisive title step with Aston Villa win, provided City stumble

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil out for four weeks, says Arsene Wenger

March 14, 2014 5:09:09 pm

Arsenal have a number of injury concerns as they prepare for Sunday's north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur.

Benfica sink Tottenham Hotspur while Fiorentina hold Juventus

March 14, 2014 12:14:36 pm

Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning their last-16 first leg 3-1 away on Thursday.

Home sweet home

March 14, 2014 2:06:35 am

Barca defeat Man City 2-1 at Camp Nou to enter CL quarters, PSG complete rites in Paris.

Reality bites for Manchester City

March 13, 2014 4:34:13 pm

The dream of a bumper springtime bounty for Manchester City is fading before their eyes.

Lionel Messi on target as Barcelona end Manchester City’s Champions League dreams

March 13, 2014 11:24:43 am

Barcelona trounced 10-man Manchester City 2-1 to reach quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Atletico end Italian hopes

March 13, 2014 3:39:52 am

Diego Costa extended his rich vein of form with a double as Atletico Madrid thumped AC Milan 4-1 to send the seven-times winners packing and secure a place in the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 17 years.

Champions stutter on home turf

March 13, 2014 3:36:54 am

Despite a shaky performance, Bayern make quarters after draw with Arsenal.

Bayern Munich progress after Arsenal fail to overturn first-leg deficit

March 12, 2014 11:01:16 am

Arsenal lost to the Germans on away goals at the same stage last season despite winning 2-0 in Munich.

Europe’s final countdown sans England

March 12, 2014 10:23:37 am

Chelsea, the final English team involved in Europe’s top club competition, is in much better shape by comparison.

Manchester City believe they Kun do it

March 12, 2014 10:27:57 am

Visiting Manchester City hope striker Aguero’s return will help overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit in Barcelona’s citadel.

Real Madrid in sole lead after 3-0 win over Levante

March 11, 2014 4:09:07 pm

Barcelona was left four points adrift of the pacesetters following Saturday’s stunning 1-0 defeat at Valladolid.

Pep Guardiola wants perfection against Arsenal

March 11, 2014 4:04:06 pm

Bayern coach asks team to press harder against English opponents in second leg.

Aizawl prepares to welcome heroes

March 11, 2014 1:51:25 am

However, the association led by cabinet minister Lal Thanzara, younger brother of CM Lal Thanhawla, has a grievance.

Mizoram rises in the East

March 11, 2014 4:45:35 pm

Maiden Santosh Trophy title speaks volumes of the progress the state’s footballers have made.

Roberto Martinez and Ben Watson inspiration behind Manchester City upset: Uwe Rosler

March 10, 2014 3:16:33 pm

Former manager Martinez and FA Cup final hero Watson were the inspiration behind Wigan Athletic's upset win.

Real Madrid punish Barcelona stumble

March 10, 2014 1:40:51 pm

Real Madrid took full advantage of Barcelona's shock loss at Real Valladolid with a 3-0 home win over 10-man Levante.

Wigan Athletic stun Manchester City again in FA Cup

March 10, 2014 11:10:07 am

Frenchman Samir Nasri made City's breakthrough in the 68th minute with a sweet 20-metre left-foot strike.

‘Old man’ has Tottenham Hotspur at sea

March 10, 2014 11:05:08 am

Under-fire striker Samuel Eto’o stars for Chelsea in 4-0 win over Tottenham to put side seven clear on top.

Santosh Trophy: Mizoram pummel Railways 3-0 in final

March 10, 2014 10:45:45 am

North eastern state claim maiden Santosh Trophy after pummeling Railways 3-0 in the final.

Mizoram readies for big final

March 9, 2014 1:57:54 am

Railways last triumphed in the Santosh Trophy way back in 1966.

Arsenal keep FA Cup hopes alive

March 9, 2014 1:50:50 am

Ozil gave Arsenal a seventh minute lead, after a precise through ball from Santi Cazorla.