Free Press Journal
  • FIFA U-17 event’s turnout better than 2011 Cricket WC: Tourney director

    Kolkata : FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi on Sunday said the event has been more successful than the ICC World Cup 2011 in terms of spectators’ turnout, adding the “doors are now open” for India to get next edition’s U-20 World Cup.

  • Germany, Colombia face off in first pre-quarterfinal clash

    New Delhi : The quest to enhance their reputation in football’s biggest talent-hunt competition will face a stern examination when Germany and Colombia face off in the first FIFA U-17 World Cup pre-quarterfinal here on Monday.

  • Ready to face corruption probe: Lankan PM

    Colombo : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said that he would appear before a presidential probe panel on the alleged Central Bank Bond scam which the Opposition has termed as the biggest financial fraud in the country’s history.

  • India were so emotional after scoring they forgot to defend: FIFA official

    Kolkata : FIFA head of coaching and player development Branimir Ujevic on Sunday empathised with the Indian team saying they were so emotional after scoring their only goal of the U-17 World Cup against Colombia that they wanted to break into the stands and celebrate with the fans.

  • Confident Paraguay take on USA in 2nd pre-quarters

    New Delhi : There will be little margin for error but a buoyant Paraguay will still fancy their chances when they lock horns with USA in a pre-quarterfinal clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Monday.

  • We are not looking further than Japan, says England coach

    Cooper admitted it will be a happy headache before the last game to pick a side after Danny Loader scored a quickfire second-half brace and Emile Smith-Rowe also got on the scoresheet.

  • It will be a close match against Colombia, says Germany U-17 coach

    New Delhi : Germany U-17 coach Christian Wueck asserted on Sunday that his wards will give a close fight to Colombia in their Round of 16 fixture of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday.