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Venezuela midfielder Herrera to miss rest of Copa America
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera has been ruled out of the rest of the Copa America because of a fractured lower leg, the country's football federation has announced.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
On Father's Day, India defender Adil recalls family challenges of sportspersons
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India football team defender, Adil Khan, on Sunday said sportspersons often had to make sacrifices and "forego the simple pleasures of life" in order to maximise their performance on the pitch.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Will demand effort and hard work: New Kerala Blasters coach
Kochi, June 20 (IANS) New Kerala Blasters FC head coach Ivan Vukomanovic said on Sunday that there will be "no lack of effort and hard work" when the team begins its campaign in the 2021/22 Indian Super League (ISL) later this year.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
'You cannot stop', Milkhaji once told me: India goalkeeper Sandhu
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Sandhu recollected an "unforgettable" memory with athletics legend Milkha Singh, who passed away at the PGI Hospital in Chandigarh after a prolonged battle with Covid-19 late on Friday night.
2021-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football,Athletics
Euro 2020: Spain, Poland in danger of early exit after 1-1 draw
Seville, June 20 (IANS) Both Spain and Poland are in danger of failing to qualify for the knockout stage of the European Championships after drawing their second Group E game 1-1.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Germany stun Portugal 4-2 to keep last-16 hopes alive
Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Germany bounced back in style and overpowered defending champions Portugal in a six-goal thriller in Euro 2020 Group F at the Football Arena Munich.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Fiola earns Hungary a point against France
Budapest, June 19 (IANS) Hungary produced a brave defensive display while France were guilty of missing a host of chances as the two sides drew their Euro 2020 Group F game 1-1 in the Ferenc Puskas Stadium here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Hungary,Sports,Football
ISL side Hyderabad FC sign young striker Aaren D'Silva
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC have signed 23-year-old striker Aaren D'Silva on a three-year contract till the end of the 2023-24 season, the club announced on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: England forced to goalless draw with Scotland
London, June 19 (IANS) England were held to a goalless tie with their oldest rivals Scotland in the second-round Group D match at the Euro 2020 at Wembley.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Copa America: Rodriguez fires Argentina to win over Uruguay
Brasilia (Brazil), June 19 (IANS) A first-half strike from Guido Rodriguez fired Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in their Copa America Group B match here on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Czech, Croatia keep qualifying chances alive after 1-1 draw
Glasgow, June 19 (IANS) The Czech Republic and Croatia drew their European Championship Group D match 1-1 in Hampden Park in a game that was always tense, but never quite caught fire in the penalty areas.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Sweden beat Slovakia 1-0
St. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS) Sweden overcame a poor first half to claim a vital 1-0 win against Slovakia in Euro 2020 here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Indian footballers have improved accuracy, possession: Coach Stimac
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian footballers have improved their passing accuracy and possession of the ball, besides becoming more technical, chief coach Igor Stimac has said after India progressed to the third and final round of the World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ISL side Chennaiyin extend forward Rahim's contract by two years
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Chennaiyin FC have extended the contract of forward Rahim Ali until the 2023 season after his "solid performances" in the 2020-21 season.
2021-06-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Brazil whitewash Peru in Copa America Group A
Rio de Janeiro, June 18 (IANS) Hosts Brazil scored three second-half goals en route to a 4-0 victory over Peru in their Copa America Group A match on Thursday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Netherlands see off Austria to reach Euro 2020 last 16
Amsterdam, June 18 (IANS) The Netherlands reached the Euro 2020 last 16 from Group C with one game to spare after beating uninspired Austria 2-0 on the goals from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries at the Johan Cruyff Arena here.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
De Bruyne the hero as Belgium rally to beat Denmark 2-1
Copenhagen, June 18 (IANS) Kevin de Bruyne was the hero for Belgium as he inspired a second-half fight-back to ruin Denmark's attempts to dedicate a win to Christian Eriksen, who was hospitalised after collapsing during his side's Euro 2020 opener against Finland last Saturday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Football
Brazil drop Neymar from its Olympic games squad
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) Star forward Neymar was on Thursday dropped from the Brazilian team named for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Another big name missing is Marquinhos, who was part of the gold-winning Brazilian team medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Veteran goalkeeper Buffon returns to Parma after 20 years
Rome, June 17 (IANS) Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon decided to continue his long-lasting career as Serie B side Parma welcomed his significant return after 20 years on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Ukraine defeat N. Macedonia, keep afloat
Berlin, June 17 (IANS) Andrey Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk scored the goals as Ukraine beat major tournament debutants North Macedonia 2-1 and book their first win in Group C of the Euro 2020 at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Ranawade's gets four-year extension with Mumbai City
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced that they have extended fullback Amey Ranawade's contract by four years, until May 2025.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
EPL fixtures: Man City start title defence away to Spurs
London, June 17 (IANS) Premier League champions Manchester City will start their title defence away to Tottenham Hotspurs on August 14, it was announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
AFC Asian Cup football: 22 teams qualify for final qualifying round
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) India are among the 22 teams out of 24 teams that have advanced to the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers final round, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Russia edge out Finland 1-0 for first win in Euro 2020
St. Petersburg (Russia), June 16 (IANS) Russia wrapped up their first win in Group B of Euro 2020, beating Finland by a solitary goal from Aleksey Miranchuk here on Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Fielding 7 Indians in playing XIs in ISL encouraging: Bachchan
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Allowing clubs to field seven Indian players in their playing XIs during the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season will encourage the local talent and "provide a platform to more" young footballers to showcase their skill on the big stage, feels Chennaiyin FC (CFC) co-owner Abhishek Bachchan.
2021-06-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Ronaldo's brace powers Portugal to win, France pip Germany
Seville, June 16 (IANS) When Cristiano Ronaldo stepped onto the pitch in Portugal's Euro 2020 opener against Hungary on Tuesday, history had already been made -- the 36-year-old became the first player to appear at five editions of the European Championship. But it was not the only record he set that day -- the double he hit in Portugal's 3-0 win made him the all-time top-scorer in competition history, breaking away from French legend Michel Platini to stand alone at the top with 11 Euro goals.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: India, Afghan draw 1-1, both enter next round (Ld)
Doha, June 15 (IANS) India were lucky to get away with a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan without actually scoring in a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers here on Tuesday, and still advanced to the third and final round. The Afghan goalkeeper scored the goal in India's account.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: India draw 1-1 vs Afghan, advance to next round
Doha, June 15 (IANS) India and Afghanistan played out a 1-1 draw in a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers here on Tuesday, and Sunil Chhetri's team advanced to the third round.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: India, Afghanistan play goalless first-half
Doha, June 15 (IANS) India and Afghanistan played out a goalless first-half of a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Former AIFF V-P Viswanathan passes away
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice-president CR Viswanathan passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 85.
2021-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Messi, Vargas on target in Argentina-Chile stalemate
Rio de Janeiro, June 15 (IANS) Eduardo Vargas extended his impressive Copa America scoring run with a second-half header that earned Chile a 1-1 draw with Argentina.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Spain held to goalless draw by Sweden
Seville, June 15 (IANS) Spain dominated for 90 minutes in their Euro 2020 opener against Sweden but were unable to turn possession and chances into goals as their match ended in a goalless draw on Monday night.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Slovakia upset Poland 2-1 in Euro 2020
St Petersburg, June 15 (IANS) Slovakia started their first major tournament with a win after shocking an uninspired Poland 2-1 through Milan Skriniar's second half winner in their Group E curtain raiser in Saint Petersburg on Monday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Euro 2020: Schick scores twice as Czech Republic sink Scotland
Glasgow, June 14 (IANS) Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored twice to give his side a 2-0 win in their opening Euro 2020 game against Scotland at Hampden Park on Monday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India will play to win against Afghanistan: Chief football coach
Doha, June 14 (IANS) The Indian football team will play with the aim to beat Afghanistan in a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers here on Tuesday, chief coach Igor Stimac said on the eve of the game.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Copa America: Neymar on target as Brazil blank Venezuela 3-0
Brasilia, June 14 (IANS) Neymar scored a goal and provided an assist as Brazil cruised to a 3-0 win over Venezuela in their Copa America opener here.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: India aim for full points vs Afghanistan (Preview)
Doha, June 14 (IANS) Fresh from their 2-0 win against Bangladesh, the Sunil Chhetri-led India will look to garner full points when they face Afghanistan in their last Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Indian football coach's philosophy is bearing fruit: Afghan defender Amiri
Doha, June 14 (IANS) India's chief football coach Igor Stimac has implemented a "philosophy of playing differently" and the change in strategy is bearing fruit, Afghanistan defender Haroon Amiri has said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Netherlands, Austria, England start with wins in Euro 2020
Amsterdam, June 14 (IANS) Gritty Ukraine bounced back from two goals down but Denzel Dumfries's late winner helped the Netherlands snatch a 3-2 win on home soil in Euro 2020 on Sunday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Shubho Paul picked for Bayern Munich's U-19 World Squad
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) After an impressive 2020-21 I-League season, Shubho Paul of Sudeva Delhi FC has been selected in the FC Bayern Munich's World Squad (Under-19), a group of players handpicked by Klaus Augenthaler, member of the 1990 FIFA World Cup-winning German team.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Bengaluru FC appoint Moosa assistant to chief coach Pezzaiuoli
Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) Bengaluru FC have signed a fresh three-year contract, till the 2023-24 season, with Naushad Moosa, who has been in-charge of the club's youth development programme but will now exclusively assist chief coach Marco Pezzaiuoli.
2021-06-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Data shows Indian football has turned a corner: Assistant coach Venkatesh
Doha, June 13 (IANS) Former Indian captain and current assistant coach of the national football team, Shanmugam Venkatesh, feels there has been a huge change in the "process and approach" of the current crop of players compared to what it used to be until two years back.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
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