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U-17 women’s tourney: Not all is bleak for Indians against Swedes

AIFF hopeful of organising FIFA women’s U-17 World Cup in November despite virus worries

March 31, 2020 1:57:15 pm

The World Cup is scheduled to be held from November 2 to 21 with matches to be played in Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Guwahati.

Ronaldinho makes most of prison life with foot-volleyball during COVID-19 lockdown

March 30, 2020 9:49:06 pm

Apart from playing foot-volleyball in the Paraguayan prison, Ronaldinho recently took part in a futsal tournament and scored five and assisted six goals in a 11-2 victory.

Lionel Messi confirms Barcelona players will take pay cut, criticises board

March 30, 2020 7:59:11 pm

"For our part, the time has come to announce that, as well as the reduction of 70 per cent of our salary during the state of alarm," wrote Lionel Messi on his Instagram.

Neymar denies flouting social distancing rules

March 30, 2020 7:07:11 pm

The 28-year-old said in a statement that the people in the photographs on Instagram had travelled with him from Paris in a private jet and were in quarantine with him.

India’s backline comes to the defence of COVID-19 affected poor

March 31, 2020 6:58:14 pm

To help the poor in the health crisis, a group -- Players for Humanity -- has been formed comprising players such as Mehtab Hossain, Syed Rahim Nabi, Pritam Kotal, Pronay Halder and others.

Amid COVID-19 lockdown, PK Banerjee’s funeral confined to family only

March 30, 2020 5:48:34 pm

Due to the COVID-19 scare, PK Banerjee's funeral was conducted in a low-key manner and his body was not taken to the Maidan clubs where he spent most of his life as player and coach.

You don’t compare F1 with karting: Karim Benzema on comparison with Olivier Giroud

March 30, 2020 3:00:25 pm

Karim Benzema took to Instagram to answer questions from fans and in one of his sessions, the French star did not have kind words for his counterpart Olivier Giroud.

Jose Mourinho to take Spurs training via video amid coronavirus lockdown

March 30, 2020 11:31:29 am

The players so far have been working through their own individual training programmes designed by the coaching and sports science teams, and England midfielder Harry Winks said they were still adjusting to the new routine.

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan says Liverpool deserve title if season cancelled

March 30, 2020 9:29:27 am

Ilkay Gundogan says it would only be “fair” for rivals Liverpool to be awarded the English Premier League trophy if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Former Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber in hospital with coronavirus

March 30, 2020 9:07:38 am

Rustu Recber, who is Turkey’s most-capped player having made 120 international appearances, shone as they reached the semi-finals at the 2002 World Cup.

Harry Kane casts doubt over Spurs future, wants season to be cancelled if not finished by June

March 30, 2020 10:57:50 pm

Harry Kane said on Sunday that he could leave Tottenham Hotspur if the team does not progress in the right direction as he wants to win trophies “sooner rather than later”.

COVID-19 ‘Game Zero’: Why a Champions League match turned into a ‘biological bomb’ in Italy

April 1, 2020 3:17:02 pm

More than 40,000 fans gathered on a historic night for Atalanta and Valencia at the iconic San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

Italy set to extend ban on sports as fight against virus carries on

March 29, 2020 6:48:50 pm

Italy's nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.

Asmir Begovic asks for help for 67-year-old woman stuck in Goa

March 30, 2020 5:43:36 pm

Begovic, most famously remembered by Premier League fans for having scored a goal from inside his own penalty box, has tweeted about the mother of a friend stuck in Goa who is finding it hard to source food and water.

Football clubs sell community, now their time to pay it back

March 29, 2020 3:19:42 pm

There have been countless gestures like Watford’s in the last two weeks, glimmers of kindness and empathy and care for society at large from a sport that is often accused of existing in a bubble of complacency and self-importance.

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Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo agree to forgo 90 million euros in wages

March 29, 2020 6:22:56 pm

The first agreement of its kind in Serie A since play was halted three weeks ago means Ronaldo, the highest-paid player in the Italian league, will give up 10 million euros (more than $11 million).

UEFA president admits that current season may not finish

March 29, 2020 10:04:54 am

UEFA President said that the current season could be “lost” if it is unable to re-start by the end of June, although he did not rule out extending it into the next season.

La Liga footballer who played in India ditches boots, joins front line of virus battle

March 28, 2020 7:28:50 pm

Toni Dovale, a footballer who has played in the La Liga as well as Indian clubs Bengaluru FC and East Bengal, has discarded his football boots for now and joined the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Mohun Bagan, East Bengal join the fight against COVID-19 with donations

March 31, 2020 6:58:32 pm

As many sports personalities, organisation and clubs have come forward to join in the fight against COVID-19, another Kolkata club Aryan have chipped in with Rs 2 lakh to the state relief fund.

EPL says ‘difficult decisions’ ahead

March 28, 2020 1:24:19 pm

The Premier League released a statement after talks with the English Football League and Professional Footballers' Association, saying they also agreed to work together to arrive at shared solutions. 

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