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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

Evertone England striker Wayne Rooney announces retirement from international football

England's highest goalscorer Wayne Rooney on Wednesday turning down his chances to be a part of the national team for World Cup qualifiers, announced his retirement from international football.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 23, 2017 07:21 PM

Marco Asensio's heroics helps Real Madrid demolish arch-rivals Barcelona to win Spanish Super Cup

Real Madrid defeated scripted a 2-0 victory over arch-rivals Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time. Marco Asensio was the architect of the victory as Real didn't seem to miss...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 17, 2017 10:21 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo handed 5-match ban after red card against Barcelona

The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 15, 2017 02:31 PM

India face Mauritius in Hero Tri-nation Series, tickets up for sale now

Indian football team will play against Mauritius in their first match of Hero Tri-nation Series at the Mumbai Football Arena on August 19.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 14, 2017 02:05 PM

Spanish Super Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo sent-off after scoring in Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Real Madrid into a 2-1 lead against Barcelona with 10 minutes to go.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 14, 2017 01:40 PM

Zinadine Zidane, legendary football player, signs three year contract extension at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane added a sixth trophy to his burgeoning collection as a coach when Madrid saw off Manchester United 2-1 to retainthe UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. However, he acknowledged that even his...

News Nation Bureau | Aug 12, 2017 11:50 PM