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Bale slightly better than Hazard: Lukaku

Thursday, 30 June 2016 15:16
Lille: Belgium defender Jordan Lukaku has rated Wales' star Gareth Bale as "slightly higher" than his national football team captain Eden Hazard.Speaking ahead of Friday's European Championship quarter-final clash between the two nations here, the defender unsurprisingly picked out Bale…

Messi's statue unveiled at Buenos Aires

Thursday, 30 June 2016 09:55
Buenos Aires: Two days after Lionel Messi said he would never play for Argentina again, a statue of him was unveiled here.The bronze statue of the talismanic forward was unveiled on Wednesday by Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Larreta who believes…

Messi will reverse his decision to retire: Suarez

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:29
Montevideo (Uruguay): Uruguay striker Luis Suarez believes that Argentina star and his Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi will reverse his decision to quit international football.Messi called time on his international career in the immediate aftermath of Argentina's defeat to Chile in…

Emery named PSG coach

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 14:13
Paris: French football champions Paris Saint-Germain have named Sevilla's Europa League-winning chief coach Unai Emery as their new coach for two years, replacing Laurent Blanc."Paris Saint-Germain is happy to announce the arrival of Unai Emery as the new coach of…

New favourites emerge at Euro 2016

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:55
Paris: It might be a bold theory, but Euro 2016 in France is like a wheel of fortune when it comes to the tournament's favorites.Wasn't England's young and prosperous team one of them? Croatia? A team full of top class…

Liverpool pay Southampton $45.3 million for striker Mane

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:54
London: Liverpool made official on Tuesday the signing of Senegalese striker Sadio Mane from Southampton for the next five football seasons.Mane, 24, joins Liverpool in a deal that cost 34 million pounds sterling ($45.3 million), reports Efe. He underwent medical…

Leading scorers of Euro 2016 after pre-quarters

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 16:49
Paris: Following are the leading scorers of Euro football championship after the end of pre-quarterfinals on Monday, according to Xinhua:Three goals -- Gareth Bale (Wales), Alvaro Morata (Spain), Antoine Griezmann (France)Two goals -- Denis Glushakov (Russia), Bogdan Stancu (Romania), Dimitri…

Argentina's coach to stay with national side

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:44
Buenos Aires: The coach for Argentina's national soccer team Gerardo Martino will continue with the side and lead the Under-23 team through the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.The news came from the Argentine Football Association (AFA) on Monday,…

Hope Messi continues playing for Argentina: Chile captain Bravo

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:46
East Rutherford (New Jersey): Chile's Copa America-winning captain Claudio Bravo hoped that his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi rethinks his decision to retire from international football and continues playing for Argentina.An emotional captain Messi stunned the football world after Argentina's 2-4…

Messi retires from international football

Monday, 27 June 2016 11:39
East Rutherford (New Jersey): Football fans around the world were left dumbstruck after Argentina and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi announced his international retirement following a heartbreaking loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final here."It's not meant for me.…