Free Press Journal
  • Van Gaal retires

    London : Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from professional football, putting an end to his 26-year-long illustrious career.

  • Ronaldo returns for Copa del Rey

    Madrid : Star forward Cristiano Ronaldo returns to a Copa del Rey call for the first time in the football season in the first leg of the quarter-finals against Celta de Vigo, where midfielder Isco Alarcón may also reappear after recovering from injury.

  • Barca thrash Las Palmas

    Madrid : FC Barcelona produced one of their best displays of the season to thrash a disappointing Las Palmas 5-0 in La Liga at Camp Nou football Stadium here.

  • Messi free-kick goal puts Barca in Copa quarters

    Barcelona : Lionel Messi scored a brilliant free-kick goal against Athletic Bilbao to book a quarterfinal berth for FC Barcelona at the Copa del Rey tournament here.

  • India rise to best FIFA rankings in over a decade

    New Delhi : The Indian football team achieved its best FIFA ranking in over a decade as the side climbed to 129th in the latest list released on Thursday.

  • Ronaldo not keen on coaching career

    Madrid : Fresh from being named the best men’s player by world football governing body FIFA, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out becoming a coach after retiring.

  • Goalkeeper Shetty helps Karnatak SC pip Udaya SC to emerge champions

    Mumbai : Goalkeeper Gagan Shetty’s brilliant efforts, which included a fine save in crucial penalty shootout tie-breaker, helped Karnatak Sports Club clinch their maiden crown in the 10th Late Adv. A.R. Kudrolli Memorial Knockout Football Tournament 2016, conducted by The Karnatak Sporting Association and played at the KSA ground, Cross Maidan.

  • Nadal-Raonic clash in Brisbane quarters

    Brisbane : Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal produced a rich vein of form as he brushed aside Russia’s Mischa Zverev in straight sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles event at the Brisbane International here on Thursday.  The Spaniard maestro wasted no time in thwacking his Russian opponent 6-1, 6-1 in a one-sided second round contest that lasted less than an hour.