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Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Tottenham Hotspur adds fan to its board after Super League collapse

May 11, 2021 11:34:08 pm

The chair of an advisory panel comprising elected representatives from the fanbase will be appointed annually on the club's board, Tottenham said Tuesday.

Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus at end of season but postpones call on retirement

May 11, 2021 10:00:06 pm

Gianluigi Buffon, 43, has won 10 Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies with Juventus. On the international stage, he has achieved FIFA World Cup glory with Italy in 2006.

Thomas Tuchel relishing Chelsea run-in with two trophies up for grabs

May 11, 2021 9:51:13 pm

Chelsea are set to face Leicester City in the FA Cup final on Saturday before meeting Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League summit clash on May 29.

Marco Verratti out for season for PSG, doubtful for UEFA Euro 2020

May 11, 2021 7:41:04 pm

The Italian will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks after picking up a knee injury during training for PSG last week.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges fans to avoid violent protests before Liverpool contest

May 11, 2021 3:11:32 pm

The match, originally scheduled for May 2, was called off after Manchester United fans protesting against the club's owners, the Glazer family, stormed into the stadium and invaded the pitch.

Premier League targets full stadiums next season, home fans to return soon

May 11, 2021 3:00:02 pm

The Premier League said last week attendance for the penultimate round of matches to be played on May 18-19 and the final day May 23 would be restricted to home fans.

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AFC chief Shaikh Salman condoles death of former India footballer Franco

May 11, 2021 1:59:05 pm

Franco was a part of the 1960 Rome Olympics squad but didn't get a game. However, he was an integral part of the 1962 Asian Games gold winning team in Jakarta.

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Fulham relegated from English Premier League after 1 season

May 11, 2021 10:20:48 am

Fulham joined Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion in going down to the Championship, wrapping up the Premier League's relegation battle at the earliest ever stage with three rounds still to go.

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UEFA has issues with Champions League final switch to London, Porto a backup

May 11, 2021 12:31:04 am

Porto is one of the backup options after UEFA hit snags with its preferred location of London.

Bengaluru FC team returns from Maldives, goes into quarantine

May 10, 2021 10:21:34 pm

The postponement came after the host country's sports minister Ahmed Mahloof asked the ISL side to leave, citing breach of COVID-19 protocols, a sentiment echoed by club owner Parth Jindal.

Barcelona can still win title but can’t make any more mistakes: Ronald Koeman

May 10, 2021 8:20:35 pm

The goalless draw at home to Atletico left Barcelona third in the standings, two points behind Diego Simeone's side and level with second-placed Real Madrid on 75 points.

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UEFA meeting with British government on Champions League final at Wembley

May 10, 2021 6:00:16 pm

UEFA could also seek quarantine waivers for dignitaries and sponsors for the Champions League final, which could be attended by around 20,000 fans

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ATK Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya’s mother succumbs to COVID-19

May 10, 2021 5:48:14 pm

Arindam's club ATK Mohun Bagan, who plays in the top-tier Indian Super League (ISL), offered its condolences.

FIFA confirm concussion spotters to be used at Qatar World Cup next year

May 10, 2021 4:44:16 pm

FIFA introduced trials of concussion substitutions this year, which means permanent substitutions can be made if a player suffers a head injury, even if all replacements have already been used.

‘I won’t resign, I think I can do better’: Andrea Pirlo after Juventus’ slip-up

May 10, 2021 4:20:46 pm

Juventus' recent 3-0 loss to AC Milan leaves Andrea Pirlo's outfit fifth in the standings with three matches to go, as doubts linger over the rookie's managerial capabilities.

Fortunato Franco, former Asiad gold medallist footballer, dies at 84

May 10, 2021 1:30:05 pm

Fortunato Franco, who made 26 appearances for India, was a part of the 1960 Rome Olympics squad and was an integral part of the 1962 Asiad gold-winning team in Jakarta.

PSG losing grip on title after draw at Rennes; Monaco wins

May 10, 2021 9:57:35 am

Paris Saint-Germain's title defense hangs by a thread after a 1-1 draw at Rennes left it three points behind leader Lille with two games left.

Manchester United makes City wait to capture Premier League title, West Brom relegated

May 10, 2021 9:46:01 am

The wait goes on for Manchester City. Time is up for West Bromwich Albion.

Juventus in danger of missing out on top four after loss to AC Milan

May 10, 2021 9:16:26 am

Goals from Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori secured the win and sent Milan up to third on 72 points from 35 matches, leaving Juve a point behind fourth-placed Napoli and needing teams to drop points as they battle for a top-four finish.

Zidane bewildered by handball decision as Real Madrid title hopes slip

May 10, 2021 8:09:54 am

"I never speak about the referee but today I'm angry," said Zidane after Sunday's enthralling 2-2 draw at home to Sevilla.

Chelsea retain Women’s Super League title in England

May 9, 2021 10:33:20 pm

Chelsea are on for a quadruple this season, having previously won the League Cup. They play Barcelona in the Women's Champions League final on May 16 and are into the last 16 of the Women's FA Cup.

COVID chaos at AFC Cup: Matches postponed after BFC’s protocol violation, positive cases in ATK

May 9, 2021 8:43:53 pm

Bengaluru FC's AFC Cup play-off against Eagles FC was postponed and the team asked to leave Male for violating COVID-19 protocols, while all Group D fixtures in the same event were also put off after ATK Mohun Bagan reported two positive cases.

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Maldives asks Bengaluru FC to leave ahead of AFC Cup match; BFC admits “inexcusable behaviour”

May 9, 2021 3:36:50 pm

Parth Jindal apologised for the "inexcusable behaviour of three foreign players/staff" and promised strictest action against them

ATKMB’s Prabir Das, SK Sahil test positive for COVID-19 ahead of AFC Cup

May 9, 2021 1:27:07 pm

ATK Mohun Bagan are scheduled to face the winner of the AFC Cup play-off match between Bengaluru FC and Maldives' Eagles FC on May 14.

Atletico Madrid stay on top after goalless draw with Barcelona in La Liga

May 9, 2021 8:57:37 am

Atletico Madrid, seeking their first La Liga title since 2014, have been in front for most of the season but have squandered a big points lead at the business end.