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Grateful for the support I got from team and fans: Messi

Saturday, 11 June 2016 16:26
Chicago: Argentina forward Lionel Messi said he was grateful for the support he got from his fans and team-mates as he came back from an injury lay-off and scored a hat-trick in the 5-0 win over Panama in the Copa…

Maradona's comments on Messi divide Argentina

Saturday, 11 June 2016 14:55
Buenos Aires: Legendary footballer Diego Maradona's statements criticizing his countryman Lionel Messi's lack of leadership has divided fans in Argentina."He doesn't have the personality to be a leader," Maradona said of Messi when asked by Brazilian soccer legend Pele, without…

Payet earns France 2-1 win against Roma in Euro opener

Saturday, 11 June 2016 11:54
Paris: Hosts France needed a stunning late strike from playmaker Dimitri Payet to secure a hard-earned 2-1 win over Romania in the opening match of Euro2016.Olivier Giroud put France ahead in the 58th minute only for Romania to equalise through…

France will give good competition to top teams in Euro: Zidane

Saturday, 11 June 2016 11:36
Mumbai: France football legend Zinedine Zidane on Friday said the present national team will give ‘good’ competition to other top teams competing in the Euro championship this year.“This team is very good. I am expecting them to give good competition…

Martino backs Messi after Maradona's criticism

Friday, 10 June 2016 15:25
Chicago (Illinois): Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Friday contradicted Argentine legend Diego Maradona saying that their current poster boy Lionel Messi is a great leader on the pitch.Argentina skipper Messi was subjected to criticism from Maradona on Thursday who said…

Venezuela stun Uruguay 1-0 at Copa America

Friday, 10 June 2016 15:19
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania): Salomon Rondon’s 36th minute goal put Venezuela on the cusp of a Copa America Centenario quarter-final appearance with a 1-0 win over Uruguay.Venezuela have won back-to-back Copa America matches for the first time ever and defeated Uruguay for…

Pele, Maradona come together for friendly match

Friday, 10 June 2016 13:00
Paris: Football legends Pele and Diego Maradona attended a historical friendly game here to spread the message of unity and peace, pursued by the forthcoming Euro 2016.It was for the first time on Thursday the two greatest players of all…

Former Brazil striker Fred joins Atletico Mineiro

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:59
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil striker Fred has agreed a transfer deal from Fluminense to Atletico Mineiro, the two Brazilian clubs said."The striker Fred is our newest signing," Atletico Mineiro president Daniel Nepomuceno said in a statement on the club's website…

Messi has no personality, lacks character to be leader: Maradona

Friday, 10 June 2016 11:06
Paris: Argentina legend Diego Maradona has claimed that present captain Lionel Messi does not have the character to be a leader.Maradona was caught on microphone talking about the FC Barcelona icon with Brazil legend Pele at an event here on…

Former Leverkusen coach Sascha Lewandowski dead

Thursday, 09 June 2016 17:21
Bochum (Germany): Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen's former coach Sascha Lewandowski passed away on Thursday.The district attorney and police confirmed here on Thursday that the 44-year-old had been found dead in his apartment. Details about the cause of death are not…