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Under-17 FIFA World Cup: Vijay Goel, Biren Singh launch giant football to popularise sport

The preparations for the Under-17 FIFA World Cup, which is going to be held in India, have been almost completed, Minister of State for Sports (Independent charge) Vijay Goel said.

News Nation Bureau | May 21, 2017 09:25 AM

India-Italy friendly: Nation lauds Indian under-17 football squad post Azzurri win

From cricketer Virender Sehwag to sports minister Vijay Goel, distinguished people from all walks of life hailed the India U-17 football team for their stupendous 2-0 victory in an international...

PTI | May 20, 2017 04:12 PM

Monaco win first Ligue 1 title in 17 years courtesy Kylian Mbappe's 15th goal of season

Kylian Mbappe scored his 15th goal of the season to guide French soccer powerhouse Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years with a 2-0 victory at home to Saint-Etienne.

News Nation Bureau | May 18, 2017 12:17 PM

Spanish La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo's double strike helps Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 4-1, inch closer to title

Cristiano Ronaldo helped his club Real Madrid inch closer to the La Liga title by scoring twice against Celta Vigo in their 4-1 victory on Wednesday.

News Nation Bureau | May 18, 2017 11:16 AM

India to lock horns against Nepal in football friendly post Lebanon's pullout amid visa issues

The Indian football team shall lock horns against South Asian rivals Nepal in an international friendly in Mumbai on June 6 after Lebanon pulled out of the match due to visa issues.

News Nation Bureau | May 17, 2017 06:52 PM

Barcelona legend Carles Puyol backs move to popularise football in India

Children from schools across the metropolis had a chance to play and display their skills in front of World Cup winner and Spain legend Carles Puyol at the 'Mission XI Million' festival in Mumbai...

PTI | May 17, 2017 06:31 PM

Table-toppers Real Madrid, Barcelona locked on 87 points; La Liga champion to be crowned on season's last day

The title race for the Spanish La Liga crown shall go down to the last day of the season with Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid and Barcelona locked together on 87 points at the top of the table.

News Nation Bureau | May 15, 2017 03:26 PM

Michy Batshuayi dramatic late winner helps Chelsea lift Premier League title

Following a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday, substitute Michy Batshuayi’s dramatic 82nd-minute winner gave Chelsea the Premier League title.

PTI | May 13, 2017 10:42 AM

UEFA Europa League: Manchester United fends off stiff challenge from Celta Vigo to reach maiden final

Manchester United overcame a strong challenge from Spanish side Celta Vigo to secure a draw in their second leg semis, thereby booking a place in their first Europa League final by virtue of a 2-1...

News Nation Bureau | May 12, 2017 01:42 PM

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid overcome spirited challenge from Atletico Madrid to win semis 4-2 on aggregate, set up title clash against Juventus

Real Madrid fended off a spirited challenge from city rival Atletico Madrid to win their semifinal clash 4-2 on aggregate and march onto the finals of the UEFA Champions league against Italian side...

News Nation Bureau | May 11, 2017 11:50 AM

UEFA Champions League: Juventus defeat Monaco 2-1 in second-leg semis, advance to finals on 4-1 aggregate

Dani Alves produced some scintillating football to guide his club Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco on Tuesday in the second leg semis and send the Italian club to its second Champions League final in...

News Nation Bureau | May 10, 2017 11:18 AM

Lionel Messi’s lookalike ‘Messi-ing’ around in Iran

Celebrities’ lookalike is not a new thing but when it comes to landing someone in jail makes it a news. A student in Iran Reza Parastesh who looks exactly the same as his football hero Lionel Messi...

News Nation Bureau | May 09, 2017 08:34 AM

Premier League: Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck score goals as Arsenal defeat Manchester United 2-0

Arsenal ended the 25-match unbeaten run of Manchester United and can now rekindle hopes of finishing in the top four and qualify for the Champions League.

News Nation Bureau | May 07, 2017 11:17 PM

Lionel Messi rejects Barcelona's opening contract offer ahead of Villarreal clash

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has reportedly rejected club's opening contract offer, understood to be between 30-35 million Euro per season. Messi's current deal is due to expire in June 2018 at...

News Nation Bureau | May 06, 2017 08:57 PM

FIFA overturns Argentina captain Lionel Messi's four-game international ban

Lionel Messi was given a four-match ban for verbally abusing a match official during Argentina's World Cup qualifying game against Chile in March.

News Nation Bureau | May 05, 2017 08:19 PM