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Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo's brace helps Real Madrid begin title defence with 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia

Portugal's star striker Cristiano Ronaldo put up a stellar performance on his return to top flight football by scoring twice for title holders Real Madrid in their Champions League opener against...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 14, 2017 11:24 AM

FIFA Under-17 World Cup: Mamata Banerjee inaugurates newly renovated Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday inaugurated the newly renovated Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, which is scheduled to host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup next month.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 13, 2017 09:06 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo 'delighted' to continue at Real Madrid - President

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez said that although Cristiano Ronaldo loves to stay at Real Madrid despite facing allegations of tax evasion in Spain.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 08, 2017 06:52 PM

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Argentina's draw, Chile's loss puts South American powerhouses' qualification in jeopardy

Argentina and Chile's chance for qualifying for the 2018 World Cup received a massive jolt after the South American heavyweights did not deliver the expected results in their qualifying campaign to...

News Nation Bureau | Sep 06, 2017 11:58 AM

2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: Balwant Singh's double strike helps India defeat Macau 2-0, inch closer to qualification

India defeated Macau 2-0 in their Asian Cup qualifier at the Olympic Complex at Macau on Tuesday. The win helped the 'Blue Tigers' inch closer to a qualification in Asia's premier football tournament....

News Nation Bureau | Sep 05, 2017 07:22 PM

AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: India start as strong favorites against defensively weak Macau in away tie

A confident Indian team shall be taking on Macau in the AFC Asian Cup qualifier at Macau. The kick-off is scheduled for 5 PM IST.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 05, 2017 02:23 PM

FIFA Under-17 World Cup official song featuring Sachin Tendulkar, Bhaichung Bhutia launched

With a month to go for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) formally launched the official song of the tournament ‘Kar Ke Dikhla...

PTI | Sep 04, 2017 11:09 PM

FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Germany edge past Czech Republic, inch closer to World Cup qualification

Germany edged past the Czech Republic 2-1 win in Prague on Friday as Mats Hummels’ late header helped the defending champions inch closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 02, 2017 03:10 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat-trick in Portugal's victory; surpasses Brazilian legend Pele on international goals list

Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the Brazilian great Pele in the list of all-time goal scorers with 78 goals. Pele has scored 77 goals for his native country Brazil.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 01, 2017 04:07 PM

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Former legends welcome top event to Kolkata

Former greats such as P K Banerjee, Shyam Thapa, Subrata Bhattacharya, Gautam Sarkar, Bidesh Bose, Prasun Banerjee, Shanti Mullick attended unveiling of the trophyat the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 01, 2017 04:01 PM

World Cup Qualifier: Ronaldo's hattrick spearheads Portugal's 5-1 drubbing of Faroe Islands

Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fifth international hat-trick to spearhead Portugal 5-1 drubbing of Faroe Islands in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 01, 2017 12:24 PM

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Syria defeat Qatar 3-1 to keep hopes alive

War-torn Syria’s national football team notched a vital 3-1 win against Qatar to keep their hopes alive to qualify for their first ever World Cup to be held in 2018.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 01, 2017 09:06 AM

Legendary footballer and Olympian Ahmed Khan passes away

Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951, passed away at the age of 91 after a prolonged illness.

PTI | Aug 28, 2017 02:45 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Buffon to bag UEFA Player of Season award

Portuagal and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo bagged the UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday after a stellar season which saw the Portuguese superstar help his Spanish club Real...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 25, 2017 01:50 PM

Tri Nation Soccer Series: India to lock horns against St Kitts & Nevis, 'Blue Tigers' eye tenth consecutive win

Stephen Constantine coached Indian football team shall be locking horns against 125th ranked St. Kitts and Nevis on Thursday in Mumbai Football arena as part of their last preparatory match before...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 24, 2017 11:11 AM