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Sports minister Vijay Goel throws his weight behind Aizawl FC amid standoff with AIFF

Right after the fairytale success in the I-League, the Aizawl Football Club have threatened to go on hunger strike to press for their demand of their inclusion in the proposed unified league's top...

News Nation Bureau | May 05, 2017 03:55 PM

FIFA Rankings: Indian Football team breaks into top 100 for first time in over two decades

The Indian football team climbed a spot in the latest FIFA rankings, to be ranked 100th for the first time ever in nearly 21 years.

News Nation Bureau | May 04, 2017 04:14 PM

UEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick helps Real Madrid trounce Atletico Madrid 3-0 in first-leg semis

Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved to be the nemesis of Atletico Madrid's in the knockout stages of the Champions League as the ace striker scored a sensational hat-trick as guide Real Madrid to a...

News Nation Bureau | May 03, 2017 12:06 PM

UEFA Champions League: 'Madrid Derby' on offer as Real Madrid to battle Atletico Madrid in high-voltage first leg semifinal clash

UEFA Champions League: 'Madrid Derby' on offer as Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid in high-voltage first leg semifinal clash

News Nation Bureau | May 01, 2017 11:56 AM

I-League: Aizawl FC script history, become first northeast club to win title

Unheralded Aizawl FC lifted the I-League crown on Sunday after they held Shillong Lajong 1-1 in a tense match in Shillong.

PTI | Apr 30, 2017 10:13 PM

Remo Freuler nets late equaliser as Atalalnta hold Serie A leader Juventus to 2-2 draw

“We just needed to stay with the game but we lost our shape, it happened in the first half but once we came back we should have closed the match. Usually we don’t concede like that,” Juventus...

News Nation Bureau | Apr 29, 2017 08:32 AM

FIFA penalizes Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chanting during World Cup qualifying

Brazil were hit hardest today by FIFA for homophobic chanting by its supporters during World Cup qualifying, with Argentina and Mexico also fined.

PTI | Apr 28, 2017 08:43 AM

Dope test failure: Subrata Paul hints cough, cold medicine could be reason

India’s top goalkeeper Subrata Paul has vowed to prove himself innocent by going for the confirmatory ‘B’ sample test after failing a dope test, which could result in a career-threatening...

PTI | Apr 26, 2017 09:54 AM

Liverpool expected to break transfer record for Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool are expected to smash transfer record to sign Virgil van Dijk with a whopping £50million price. He is currently with Southampton FC and has played for them 63 times since he joined the club...

News Nation Bureau | Apr 26, 2017 09:36 AM

La Liga: Lionel Messi’s 500th goal helps Barcelona defeat Madrid by 3-2

Messi’s second goal in the final minute of added time earned Barca a vital win in the title race that leaves both sides with 75 points, although Madrid has a game in hand.

News Nation Bureau | Apr 24, 2017 09:53 AM

India-Egypt Friendship Cup: India’s U-16 football team beats Al-Ahly

India’s Under-16 football team beat Al-Ahly 2-1 in friendly match to win the India-Egypt Friendship Cup. Head coach of the Indian team Bibiano Fernandes expressed his happiness for the win and said...

PTI | Apr 23, 2017 01:52 PM

Ibrahimovic suffers knee injury in Europa League clash

After suffering a serious knee injury in Thursday's Europa League clash with Anderlecht, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's magical season with Manchester United appears over after the club’s announcement.

PTI | Apr 23, 2017 12:02 PM

India’s U-16 football team all set for Egypt friendly matches

The India Under-16 football team is all set to face the top junior club teams from Egypt in a couple of friendly matches scheduled this weekend.

PTI | Apr 22, 2017 10:48 AM

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo kissing graffiti causes stir pre-Clasico

Just two days before the seaside city's team faces Real Madrid in a crux game, a graffiti portraying Lionel Messi on tiptoes kissing arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a stir in Barcelona.

PTI | Apr 22, 2017 09:27 AM

Atletico Madrid holds Leicester City to a 1-1 draw, ends English team's dream run in Champions League

Leicester City's fairytale run was ended by Atletico Madrid who held the English champions to a 1-1 draw.

News Nation Bureau | Apr 19, 2017 09:51 AM