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  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Re-live the history of football’s glorious journey

    The biggest football tournament is back in 2018 and this time it’s nestled in Russia to create another year into history. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association aka FIFA is a world renowned institution for football that has come a long way over the years. As we head on to the future of this game filled with enthusiasm, excitement and sportsman spirit, let us go back in time and reminisce the splendid

  • CL: Price hikes spell misery for football fans

    While excitement levels are mounting, fans are being forced to pay extortionate prices after hotels in the Ukrainian capital began charging up to 100 times their standard rates and some supporters found their early reservations had been cancelled,

  • ‘Cruel Defeat’

    Paris : The French press on Monday mourned the 0-1 defeat of the national team to Portugal in the European football Championship final, but praised the players’ performance during the tournament.

  • Disciplinary proceedings against Russia

    Marseille: European football’s governing body UEFA on Sunday said it had launched disciplinary proceedings against Russia after their fans assaulted their English counterparts at the end of a Euro 2016 group phase football match.

  • Real Madrid look for special night in Bernabeu against Wolfsburg

    Madrid: Real Madrid look to the return of one of the great European football nights at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as they look to overturn a 0-2 first leg deficit in the return leg of their European Champions League quarter-final against VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday. Madrid produced one of their worst displays under Zinedine Zidane’s coaching a week ago to give Wolfsburg, who are having a poor season in mid-table in the

  • Mascherano hints at EPL

    Barcelona: Spanish football giants Barcelona defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano said he could make a return to the English Premier League in the near future if any club shows interest in him. Mascherano, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2010, said he doesn’t think that Pep Guardiola — his former coach at Barcelona — will call him to Manchester City next season. “No, no, Pep is not going to call me. He will

  • FIFA bans Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini for eight years

    Zurich: A FIFA court today banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years after finding them guilty of abusing their positions over a USD 2 million payment that was made to the suspended head of European football.

  • FIFA seeks  Michel Platini life ban: lawyer

    Paris : FIFA’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini banned for life over a suspect payment, the European football chief’s lawyer told AFP on Tuesday. The FIFA vice president is already serving a 90-day suspension while an investigation is held into a USD 2 million sum he received from FIFA president Sepp Blatter who is also suspended. Platini’s lawyer Thibaud d’Ales revealed the FIFA’s life ban demand which he described as a “scandal” and “excessive”.

  • Michel Platini feels he is the best for FIFA

    Paris : European football supremo Michel Platini insisted that he remains the best man to lead scandal-hit FIFA despite currently being suspended from the sport. The French legend, one of seven candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, believes that his experience as a player, coach and administrator far outstrips any of his six rivals. “In all modesty, I am the best-placed to lead world football,” Platini, 60, told Swiss daily Le Matin in

  • Barcelona team

    UEFA fine Barcelona for Catalan flags in Champions League final

    Nyon (Switzerland): The governing body of European football UEFA has imposed a fine of 30,000 euros (around $33,000) on FC Barcelona due its fans displaying Catalan flags in the Champions League final to support the north-east Catalan region’s independence from Spain. Thousands of Barcelona fans showed the flags, which are not illegal in Spain, during the Champions League final in Berlin, in which Barcelona defeated Italian champions Juventus 1-3, reports Xinhua.

  • AC Milan sack coach Inzaghi, appoint Mihajlovic

    Milan: Italian football giants AC Milan have appointed Serbian Sinisa Mihajlovic as their new coach, removing Filippo Inzaghi on Tuesday after just a season in charge and despite having a year left on his contract.

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