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Olympics: Richarlison hat-trick helps Brazil beat Germany (ld)
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Forward Richarlison scored the first hat-trick in the men's football event at the Tokyo Olympics as defending champions Brazil defeated 2016 finalists Germany 4-2 at the International Stadium, Yokohama, on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Tokyo Olympics: Brazil's Richarlison scores hat-trick against Germany
Yokohama, July 22 (IANS) Brazilian forward Richarlison scored a hat-trick in the match against Germany at International Stadium, Yokohama on Thursday. This is the first hat-trick scored in the men's football event at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Aussie women footballers make unique statement against racism
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Australian women's football team posed with an Aboriginal flag and linked arms while standing on the halfway line to make their own special statement against racism ahead of their opening group match in the Tokyo Olympics against New Zealand.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
Olympics: USA stunned as women's football tournament gets underway
Tokyo, July 21 (IANS) Title favorite the United States were stunned 3-0 by Sweden as the womens football tournament of the Tokyo Olympics kicked off on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
To win, balance between attack & defence must: New Chennaiyin FC coach
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) New chief coach of the Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC, Bozidar Bandovic, says that there has to be a balance between attack and defence and the teams that are able to manage it reap the fruits of success.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Odisha FC appoint Kiko Ramirez as head coach
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Odisha FC have signed Francisco 'Kiko' Ramirez Gonzalez as their new head coach ahead of the eighth season of the tournament.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Sandesh Jhingan named AIFF Men's Footballer of the Year
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Indian football team defender Sandesh Jhingan was on Wednesday named AIFF Men's Footballer of the Year 2020/21, while midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam was named the winner of the AIFF Men's Emerging Footballer of the Year 2020/21 award.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Indian women's football team head coach Maymol Rocky quits
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After four years in charge of the Indian women's senior national team, head coach Maymol Rocky has stepped down from her role due to personal reasons, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Olympics: Nobody better than Spanish football team, says coach
Tokyo, July 19 (IANS) Luis de la Fuente, the Spanish football team coach, says he is under "no pressure" ahead of his side's first game against Egypt on Thursday at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
ATK Mohun Bagan, Bengaluru FC busiest in transfer market
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Having to play AFC Cup matches means having extra players so that the load can be distributed evenly. This is the reason why last season's Indian Super League (ISL) finalists ATK Mohun Bagan, and 2018-19 champions Bengaluru FC have been the busiest teams in the transfer market.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Football coach Stimac's contract extended till September next year
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) extended the contract of senior national football team's Croatian coach Igor Stimac by one year at its technical committee meeting on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
AFC Cup Group D matches to be held in Maldives
Kuala Lumpur, July 19 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Monday confirmed that the AFC Cup 2021 Playoff and Group Stage (South) matches will be held in the Maldives.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Not all foreign coaches are tactically very strong: Bhutia
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia feels that not all foreign coaches are tactically very strong and that even Indians could make for good tacticians provided they have the necessary skills to guide the team.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ATKMB's McHugh keen to use last season's disappointment as fuel to excel
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan's (ATKMB) Irish midfielder Carl McHugh believes there is a lot to play for in the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season after finishing runners-up to Mumbai City FC last season.
2021-07-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Giroud joins Milan from Chelsea
Rome, July 17 (IANS) Olivier Giroud has completed his move from Chelsea to AC Milan, the Italian Serie A giants confirmed on Saturday. The French hitman will wear NO. 9 jersey next season,it said.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Olympics: Spain hold Japan to draw in football warm-up
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) The Olympics-bound Spanish football team drew its only warm-up game 1-1 against Japan here on Saturday.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Football
ISL side Bengaluru FC sign Congolese striker Ibara Doniama
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC have bolstered their attack ahead of the upcoming AFC Cup Playoff Stage with the signing of Congolese striker Prince Vinny Ibara Doniama, the club has announced.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Joao Victor signs two-year extension with Hyderabad FC
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC (HFC) have retained Brazilian midfielder Joao Victor, who signed a two-year extension on Friday till the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Crivellaro to stay at Chennaiyin FC, signs multi-year contract
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Attacking midfielder Rafael Crivellaro on Friday extended his stay at Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC (CFC) on a multi-year contract.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Italy's Euro 2020 win may add 12 bn euros to 2021 GDP
Rome, July 15 (IANS) Italy's victory in the UEFA Euro 2020 football championship final on Sunday is likely to add 0.7 percent to the country's projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year, local economists have said.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Barca, Messi close to agreeing new contract, say reports
Madrid, July 15 (IANS) FC Barcelona is on the verge of agreeing a deal with Lionel Messi for the Argentinean to remain at the club for a further five years, reorts the Spanish media.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ashley Westwood appointed coach of Punjab Football Club
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Ashley Westwood, a former Technical Director of ATK Football Club, has been appointed the new head coach of RoundGlass Punjab Football Club (RGPFC).
2021-07-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Chiellini's 'Kiricocho' curse on Saka before Euro 2020 final penalty
Rome, July 15 (IANS) Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that he put the 'Kiricocho' curse on England's Bukayo Saka, who missed the last penalty in the Euro 2020 final shootout at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Dutch 2010 World Cup finalist Robben announces retirement
Amsterdam, July 15 (IANS) Former Netherlands, Bayern Munich and Chelsea star Arjen Robben announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 37.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Gokulam Kerala to play in AFC Women's Club C'ship
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has nominated Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC) to represent India in the AFC Women's Club Championship 2020-21.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Gokulam Kerala to play in AFC Women's Club Championship
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has nominated Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC) to represent India in the AFC Women's Club Championship 2020-21.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Messi greets his 100-year-old superfan after Copa America win
Barcelona, July 15 (IANS) The past few days have been a dream come true for Lionel Messi. On Sunday, he lifted the Copa America Cup with Argentina at Maracana Stadium. Argentina beat Brazil in the final with Angel di Maria scoring the only goal in the 22nd minute, which would also become the final score line.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Shoulder injury sidelines Rashford until October
London, July 14 (IANS) Manchester United and England striker Marcos Rashford has received an injury setback and it means he will miss the first two months of next season.
2021-07-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Kauko, ISL's biggest signing, wants to win title for ATK Bagan
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Joni Kauko, the central midfielder who represented Finland in Euro 2020 and joined Indian Super League (ISL) soon after their campaign ended, has set himself a target for his inaugural season in India.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Real prez called Raul, Casillas "frauds" in leaked old audio recordings
Madrid, July 13 (IANS) Leaked audio recordings of a conversation held in 2006 has embarrassed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez after it was revealed he called club legends Raul Gonzalez and Iker Casillas "frauds."
2021-07-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Midfielder Bidyananda Singh joins ATK Mohun Bagan
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Indian Super League's finalists in 2020/21 ATK Mohun Bagan on Tuesday signed 23-year-old midfielder Bidyananda Singh on a one-year contract.
2021-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengaluru FC sign defender Sarthak Golui
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC have signed young Indian defender Sarthak Golui on a two-year deal, the team has announced. The 23-year-old becomes the club's fourth signing of the summer, after Yrondu Musavu-King, Alan Costa and Rohit Kumar and will join the squad ahead of the upcoming AFC Cup playoff stage clash against Maldives side Club Eagles.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Premier League, most-watched, but also the bane for England football
London, July 12 (IANS) England may be host to Premier League football, the world's most followed sports league and one that attracts some of the best soccer talent from around the world, but it is yet to produce a national team that can win a major international trophy.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Hyderabad FC sign Spanish midfielder Eduardo Garcia
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC on Monday signed Spanish attacking midfielder Eduardo 'Edu' Garcia on a one-year contract. The experienced 31-year-old joins Manolo Marquez's side from last season's runners-up ATK Mohun Bagan.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Southgate takes full responsibility for England's Euro final loss
London, July 12 (IANS) England manager Gareth Southgate took the full blame for England's agonising loss in the Euro final against Italy, leaving the whole of England heartbroken.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Fans break into scuffle after Euro 2020 final
London, July 12 (IANS) London Metropolitan's riot police came down to London's West End after thousands of football fans roamed on the streets post England's loss against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: William consoles young Prince George after England loss
London, July 12 (IANS) Prince George showed various emotions, going from joy to sadness and reflecting the mood of various England supporters in the Euro final against Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Archer, Stokes, FA hit out at racist trolls, police probes
London, July 12 (IANS) Cricketers Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes have appealed to fans to not racially abuse Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who all missed penalties during England's Euro 2020 final against Italy even as the country's Football Association (FA) expressed "disgust" at racist trolls taking potshots at the trio.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Copa America: Messi dedicates win to Argentinians and Diego
Rio de Janeiro, July 12 (IANS) Lionel Messi said that he hoped Argentina's Copa America triumph would help provide strength to his compatriots in their battle to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Donnarumma the hero as Italy clinch title
London, July 12 (IANS) Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the hero with two saves in the penalty shootout as Italy won the Euro 2020 title 3-2 on penalties after the final against England ended 1-1 after extra time.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Italy beat England in penalties to win Euro 2020
London, July 12 (IANS) Italy became the European football champions after a gap of 53 years by defeating hosts England in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final at the historic Wembley stadium here.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
England have lot to do in Euro final vs Italy
London, July 11 (IANS) England have an inferior head-to-heat record against Italy in the European football championships, having lost the two matches they have played against them. The two teams will meet in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night at the Wembley Stadium, with England having a chance to reduce the margin.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Southgate, the unlikely hero of England's revival
London, July 11 (IANS) England's football fans have been screaming "it's coming home" for the last 55 years ahead of every major tournament. But every time, their team has ended disappointing them. So much so that the team became the butt of a joke.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Queen wishes England best of luck ahead of final (Ld)
London, July 11 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II has sent her congratulations to England football manager Gareth Southgate for making it to the Euro 2020 final against Italy, and said that her family's wishes were with the team to lift the trophy on Sunday.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Fans to present low-risk transmission proof before Euro final
London, July 11 (IANS) If one is a fan in London who has a valid ticket for entering the Wembley Stadium for the Euro final on Sunday, then he/she has to present evidence that they are at a low risk of transmitting the COVID-19 infection.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Mancini's attacking ploy in Italy's resurgence
London, July 11 (IANS) Four years ago, when they failed to qualify for the 2018 Football World Cup for the first time in 60 years, Italian football was staring in the dark. The 2006 World Cup winners losing their play-off against Sweden to miss the flight to Russia for the biggest football event shocked not just the Italian fans, but everyone around the world.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Royal family sends good luck wishes to England
London, July 11 (IANS) Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has extended his best wishes to the England team ahead of the Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Not afraid of challenges: New Chennaiyin FC goalkeeper Majumder
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC's latest signing, experienced goalkeeper Debjit Majumder, feels a big challenge lies ahead of him as the team tries to regroup from the unforgettable last season, when it finished eighth.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Argentina deserving Copa champions: Brazil's Thiago Silva
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Brazil defender Thiago Silva said Argentina deserves Copa America champions after the Albiceleste's 1-0 victory over the tournament host in Saturday's final.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Scaloni dedicates Argentina's Copa triumph to previous generation
Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni dedicated his team's 1-0 victory over hosts Brazil in the Copa America final on Saturday to previous Albiceleste sides "that tried to win it but couldn't".
2021-07-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football