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FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy arrives in Kochi

Kerala Sports Minister A C Moideen unveiled the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium complex in Kochi.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 22, 2017 02:03 PM

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India announces 21 member squad with eight players from Manipur, 2 NRIs make the team

India on Thursday announced its 21-member football squad for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup which shall be held across six cities in India from October.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 22, 2017 11:12 AM

In Bangus valley near LoC, thousands turned Kashmir into Madrid

The remote Bangus valley of Kashmir near LoC turned into a mini Madrid when thousands of people gathered to witness the final match of the "Bangus Valley Soccer tournament” on Monday.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 20, 2017 10:49 PM

La Liga: Lionel Messi scores four goals in Barcelona's 6-1 routing of Eibar

Lionel Messi continued his rich goal scoring form in the La Liga as he found the back of the net on four ocassions in Barcelona's 6-1 routing of Eibar on Tuesday.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 20, 2017 08:51 AM

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