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Finland claim historic win over Denmark after Eriksen collapses
Copenhagen, June 13 (IANS) Joel Pohjanpalo's 59th minute header gave Finland a 1-0 win over Denmark and their first ever triumph in the final stage of a major football tournament on Saturday night in Copenhagen, but the opening game for both teams in the European Championships will almost certainly be remembered for another reason.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
Belgium thrash hapless Russia 3-0 in Euro 2020
St Petersburg, June 13 (IANS) Belgium scored twice in the first half and Romelu Lukaku added another in the closing minutes to defeat a hapless Russia in their opening Euro 2020 Group B game.
2021-06-13
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Moore helps Wales hold Switzerland in Euro 2020
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 13 (IANS) Towering striker Kieffer Moore claimed a point for Wales, giving the team a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in a Group A match of Euro 2020 here on Saturday.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Sports,Football
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapses, stabilises (Ld)
Copenhagen, June 12 (IANS) A Euro 2020 Group B match between Denmark and Finland was on Saturday suspended after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute with both teams still goalless.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
Euro2020: Denmark-Finland game suspended after Eriksen collapses
Copenhagen, June 12 (IANS) A UEFA Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland was suspended after 29-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on field on Saturday.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
5 footballers banned for on-field brawl in China
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Five Chinese football players have been banned for eight games up to one year for brawling on the pitch during a domestic third-division league game, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has said.
2021-06-12
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
Real Kashmir coach dedicates British Empire Medal to people of Valley
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Head coach David Robertson on Saturday dedicated the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours List to the I-League club Real Kashmir FC (RKFC) he has been coaching since 2017.
2021-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Can't compare myself to Lionel Messi: Chhetri
Doha, June 12 (IANS) Ace India football striker Sunil Chhetri said on Saturday that the hype around him surpassing Argentina legend Lionel Messi's tally of 72 goals for his country is misplaced and "the truth is that there is absolutely no comparison between me and him".
2021-06-12
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Italy start Euro 2020 campaign with 3-0 win over Turkey
Rome, June 12 (IANS) Italy scored their biggest win in European football championship with a 3-0 win over Turkey in the tournament opener.
2021-06-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Pique says he'll retire if FC Barcelona wants him to leave
Madrid, June 11 (IANS) FC Barcelona's veteran central defender Gerard Pique said on Friday that he would hang up his boots and retire from football if the club wanted him to leave.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
I have learned to be calm from Chhetri: Forward Manvir
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Football forward Manvir Singh says playing with Sunil Chhetri has helped him learn how to stay in crunch moments.
2021-06-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Neymar, Paqueta extend Brazil's winning run in WC qualifiers
Asuncion (Paraguay), June 9 (IANS) Neymar scored one goal and set up another as Brazil continued their perfect start to the South American 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Paraguay here.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
ISL champions Mumbai City FC extend striker Bhumij's contract
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) defending champions Mumbai City FC on Wednesday extended striker Pranjal Bhumij's contract by three years. He has been with the side for four seasons.
2021-06-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Indian football team should fight like bees do: Captain Chhetri
Doha, June 9 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri says that "giving everything on the pitch" should be the motto of his team going forward.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Indians in playing XIs go up to 7 from this ISL season
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) The upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season will see an increase in the number of Indians in the playing XIs and clubs will have to ensure that a minimum of seven Indians are on the field at all times.
2021-06-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
India's Chhetri now 3 short of Pele's 77 international goals
Doha, June 8 (IANS) Ace forward Sunil Chhetri has become the world's second most prolific goal scorer amongst the active players -- his tally of 74 is second only to Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo's 103 -- but the India captain is not counting them as yet. In the all-time goal scorers' list, Chhetri is three goals short of Pele's 77 goals.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Chief India football coach all praise for forward Chhetri
Doha, June 8 (IANS) Forward Sunil Chhetri's work ethics received lavish praise from chief coach Igor Stimac after the 36-year-old skipper netted both goals for India against Bangladesh in a FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifier match here on Monday.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Ukraine Euro 2020 shirt with Crimea map angers Russia
Moscow, June 7 (IANS) Ukraine have revealed a new shirt for Euro 2020 that features a map of the country, including the Crimea, sparking anger in Russia.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: Chhetri nets 2 in India's win over Bangla (Ld)
Doha, June 7 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday struck twice in the closing minutes to hand India a 2-0 win over Bangladesh to revive his team's prospects of advancing from Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers. The first-half had ended goalless.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: India beat Bangladesh 2-0
Doha, June 7 (IANS) Captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday scored twice in India's 2-0 win over neighbours Bangladesh in a Group E Preliminary Round 2 match of the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Monday.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: India-Bangladesh 0-0 at half-time
Doha, June 7 (IANS) India and Bangladesh played out a goalless first half of a Group E Preliminary Round 2 match of the combined qualifiers for the football World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Monday.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Bangladesh an annoying team: Indian football coach Stimac
Doha, June 6 (IANS) Bangladesh could not be taken lightly as they have a "great fighting spirit" and put in "quality work" on the pitch, India football's head coach, Igor Stimac, said on the eve of the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Sunday.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
FIFA WC qualifiers: India's Adil Khan recalls double joy of 2019
Doha, June 6 (IANS) How many times does it happen that an athlete representing his national team scores a match-saving goal and at almost at the same time his father is undergoing a heart surgery -- a successful one? Indian football team defender Adil Khan savoured this on October 15, 2019, at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan (YBK), Kolkata.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
4,500 security personnel for Colombia-Argentina WC qualifier
Barranquilla (Colombia), June 6 (IANS) More than 4,500 security personnel will be deployed to ensure safety for Colombia's home World Cup qualifier against Argentina, local authorities said.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
Chhetri-led India in no mood to take Bangladesh lightly (Preview)
Doha, June 6 (IANS) The Sunil Chhetri-led Indian football team would take Bangladesh lightly at their own peril when the teams face off in the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023, here on Monday.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
England to kneel at Euros despite possible booing: Southgate
London, June 6 (IANS) England manager Gareth Southgate says his team will take the knee at the European Championship despite the potential for an "adverse reaction" as those that booed the gesture at Middlesbrough only strengthened the group's resolve.
2021-06-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
World Cup qualifiers: Neymar scores as Brazil keep slate clean
Porto Alegre (Brazil), June 5 (IANS) Neymar scored one goal and set up another as Brazil beat Ecuador 2-0 in their FIFA World Cup qualifier.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Sao Tome And Principe,Sports,Football
IFA begins vaccination drive for Kolkata's football fraternity
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Indian Football Association (IFA) on Saturday teamed up with local Kolkata clubs, Southern Samity FC and Kalighat Milan Sangha FC, to begin a Covid-19 vaccination drive in the city.
2021-06-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Minerva Academy FC get Football for Friendship Award
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Minerva Academy FC were adjudged winners of Football for Friendship Award 2021 on Saturday.
2021-06-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Will look to sustain momentum gained against Qatar: Fernandes
Doha, June 5 (IANS) India football team midfielder Brandon Fernandes said on Saturday that sustaining momentum gained in opening match of combined qualifying tournament for 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup against Qatar would be key when his team takes on Bangladesh on June 7.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Mumbai City give 3-year contract extension to Borges
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC on Saturday extended midfielder Rowllin Borges's contract till May 2024, with the option of extending it further by a year.
2021-06-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
FC Goa extend defender Saviour Gama's contract till 2024
Goa, June 4 (IANS) Young FC Goa defender Saviour Gama has signed a three-year contract with the Indian Super League (ISL) club, committing himself to the side until 2024.
2021-06-04
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
IFA's helping hand to footballers affected by Cyclone Yaas
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal football's governing body, Indian Football Association (IFA) is extending help to several budding footballers and their families in Sunderbans region of the state after Cyclone Yaas ravaged it last week.
2021-06-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
10-man India go down 0-1 to Asian champs Qatar
Doha, June 4 (IANS) A dominant Qatar beat a 10-man India 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary Round 2 qualification match here on Thursday.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifier: India go down 0-1 to Qatar
Doha, June 4 (IANS) India went down 0-1 to Asian champions Qatar in a joint qualifying tournament for the 2023 Asian Cup and the 2022 World Cup here on Friday. Abdel Aziz scored the solitary goal in the 33rd minute for Qatar.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Barca make Emerson Royal third summer signing
Madrid, June 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona have announced their third signing in three days of Brazilian right-back Emerson Royal from Betis on Wednesday.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Spurs approach Conte as search for manager goes on
London, June 2 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with former Italy coach Antonio Conte about becoming the club's new manager. Conte, 51, is out of job after leaving Inter Milan last month, having guided them to a first Serie A title since 2010, and could be primed for a return to London.
2021-06-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
It'll be a difficult game vs Qatar, says India coach Stimac
Doha, June 2 (IANS) Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac on Wednesday conceded that his team would face an uphill task when it begins its bid to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup with a match against Asian champions Qatar here on Thursday.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Italy name 26-member squad for Euro 2020
Milan, June 2 (IANS) Italy's football team coach Roberto Mancini has included Serie A side Sassuolo's 21-year-old forward Giacomo Raspadori in his 26-member squad for Euro 2020.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Asian Cup football qualifiers: India face champions Qatar (Preview)
Doha, June 2 (IANS) Despite a far-from-ideal preparation, the Sunil Chhetri-led Indian football team begins its bid to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup with a match against Asian champions Qatar on Thursday. Although it is a combined qualification tournament, combining the 2022 World Cup, India are out of contention for the game's biggest tournament.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Real Madrid appoint Ancelotti as head coach
Madrid, June 1 (IANS) Carlo Ancelotti is the new head coach of Spanish football giants Real Madrid after Florentino Perez, the president of the club, brought the Italian from English club Everton.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Kahn takes over Bayern after Rummenigge's departure
BERLIN, June 1 (IANS) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is making way for his successor, goalkeeping great Oliver Kahn, earlier than the club expected.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
2 Bengaluru Utd players in T&T side for World Cup qualifiers
Bengaluru, June 1 (IANS) FC Bengaluru United defender Robert Primus and forward Daniel Carr have been named in Trinidad & Tobago's 28-man squad for the upcoming CONCACAF Zone Group F World Cup football qualifiers beginning June 5.
2021-06-01
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Without a camp, not ideal to play football qualifiers: Jhingan
Doha, June 1 (IANS) Defender Sandesh Jhingan on Tuesday conceded that it wasn't an ideal situation for the Indian football team to play a combined qualifying tournament for the 2023 Asian Cup and the World Cup 2022 here without a proper preparatory camp.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Barcelona sign Man City legend Aguero on free transfer
Barcelona, May 31 (IANS) Barcelona have signed Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero of Argentina on a free transfer. The 32-year-old striker underwent medical tests in Spain on Monday, just two days after his last match for City ended in a 1-0 Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Goalkeeper Amrinder leaves ISL champs Mumbai City
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh has left Indian Super League (ISL) champions and League winners Mumbai City Football Club after representing it for five seasons, the club announced on Monday.
2021-05-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
World Cup 2022 qualifying matches moved out of China
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) The Asian Zone World Cup 2022 qualifying matches scheduled to be played at a centralised Chinese venue will be moved elsewhere owing to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
2021-05-31
Category: International, China,Sports,Football
WC qualifiers: We were confident vs Qatar in 2019, says g-k Sandhu
Doha, May 31 (IANS) A goalless draw against Asian champions Qatar in the first-leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in 2019 in Doha remains one of the highlights of the career of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, goalkeeper of the Indian football team. He led India in that match in the absence of an ailing Sunil Chhetri.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
After fracturing nose in CL final, De Bruyne out of hospital
Porto, May 30 (IANS) Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is out of hospital after suffering a fractured nose and eye socket during the team's Champions League defeat to Chelsea in the final.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
High Covid rate in Bundesliga shocks physicians
Berlin, May 30 (IANS) Sports physician Wilhelm Bloch has expressed surprise with the "relatively high" number of coronavirus infections in the past Bundesliga season.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football