City a very difficult team: Barcelona coach Enrique

City a very difficult team: Barcelona coach Enrique

Geneva, Dec 16 (IANS) In a repeat of last season’s Champions League round of 16 clash, won by Barcelona, the La Liga giants will take on England’s Manchester City again, in a “very difficult tie”, according to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique. Barcelona got the better of City in last season’s Champions League round of 16, winning […]

Real Madrid beat struggling Almeria 4-1

Real Madrid beat struggling Almeria 4-1

Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) Real Madrid will travel to Morocco for the World Club Championship after establishing a new record of 20 straight wins in all competitions, which also serves to assure they remain leaders of the Spanish BBVA Primera Liga.Carlo Ancelotti’s side claimed all three points from their last domestic match with a 4-1 win […]

Barcelona rides Messi hat trick to thump Espanol 5-1

Barcelona rides Messi hat trick to thump Espanol 5-1

Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Lionel Messi scored a hat trick, powering Barcelona to a resounding 5-1 victory over local rivals Espanol at the Camp Nou Sunday.Sergio Garcia opened scoring for Espanol in the 12th minute of the match, but Espanol could not take advantage of Barcelona’s weakness during the first half, Xinhua reported.Messi scored his first […]

French Ligue 1 standings, Friday night match Live Stats

French Ligue 1 standings, Friday night match Live Stats

Paris, Dec 6 (IANS) Following are the French Ligue 1 standings after a match Friday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), according to Xinhua.Marseille 16 11 2 3 33 14 35Paris SG 16 9 7 0 30 11 34Lyon 16 9 3 4 29 15 30Saint-Etienne 16 8 5 3 […]

Revealing UEFA : ‘Nations League’ to replace friendlies

'Nations League' to replace friendlies, says UEFA

  London, Dec 5 (IANS) European football governing body UEFA has scheduled its first ‘Nations League’ in September and October 2018. The competition has been brought in to replace a number of friendly encounters.According to Daily Mail, UEFA’s 52 countries would be split into four divisions, each with groups of three or four teams. The winners […]

Brazil’s Jefferson hopes to emulate Buffon

Brazil's Jefferson hopes to emulate Buffon

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 5 (IANS) Botafogo’s goalkeeper Jefferson has said he is unconcerned about losing his place in the national team despite the Brazilian club’s relegation to the second division.Botafogo were last week demoted from the top tier for only the second time in their history, reports Xinhua.Jefferson will meet with club directors next week […]

Spanish league chief proposes heavy sanctions for clubs supporting violent fans

MADRID, Dec 5 (IANS) Spanish Football League (LFP) presidentt Javier Tebas has said that sides who do not act to expel their most violent groups of supporters could face sanctions ranging from fines to points deduction and even relegation.The league chief commented in the wake of Sunday’s incidents in which members of Atletico Madrid’s violent ‘Frente […]

App to save footballers suffering sudden cardiac arrest

App to save footballers suffering sudden cardiac arrest

London, Dec 3 (IANS) A new app will help anyone attending sports events to identify and treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) on the football field and save lives in emergencies. Launched in Madrid today, the CPR11 app will offer clear and precise instructions on how to give compression and ventilation correctly, how to handle an […]

ISL hits 1 mn mark of in-stadia fans

ISL hits 1 mn mark of in-stadia fans

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) has been successful in luring one million fans to the stadia, the organisers said Thursday. The average match attendance for the tournament since its commencement Oct 12 is 24,357, the highest across Asia, according to a release by the organisers which also said that […]

Ronaldinho close to deal with LA Galaxy: Report

Ronaldinho close to deal with LA Galaxy

  Rio de Janeiro, Nov 14 (IANS) Ronaldinho is close to signing a deal with US Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy, a media report said.The former club of David Beckham wants Ronaldinho to fill the void left by the retiring Landon Donovan, Xinhua quoted Terra news portal as saying.The Brazilian’s salary would not be […]