England's Kyle Walker faces World Cup fitness battle after groin surgery

Published on Oct 06, 2022 07:12 PM IST

Walker, 32, picked up the injury in Sunday's 6-3 Premier League home victory over Manchester United and was withdrawn in the first half of the derby.

Manchester City's Kyle Walker in action (REUTERS)
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Juventus looking to continue resurgence at AC Milan

The Bianconeri will head to the San Siro on Saturday for a match against defending champion AC Milan in a much better mood than before the international break, but coach Massimiliano Allegri is cautious.

Juventus' Juan Cuadrado, left, and Maccabi Haifa's Pierre Cornud in action during the Champions League soccer match between Juventus FC and Maccabi Haifa (AP)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 05:02 PM IST
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Brazil extend lead in world rankings, Spain drop below Italy

Brazil, the only team to have competed in every World Cup finals, will go into next month's tournament in Qatar seeking a record-extending sixth crown.

Football representational image.(AIFF)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 02:22 PM IST
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Leverkusen hire Xabi Alonso as coach, fires Gerardo Seoane

The Bundesliga club said that it had “parted ways” with the Swiss coach and appointed the 40-year-old former Spain midfielder, who was to be given a contract through June 2024.

 Xabi Alonso (AP)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 12:24 PM IST

Man City, Real Madrid march on in Champions League; PSG held

Paris Saint-Germain was held for the first time despite Lionel Messi’s fine opening goal in a 1-1 draw at Benfica.

Erling Haaland(AP)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 07:12 AM IST
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Chelsea vs Milan, Benfica vs PSG UCL live streaming: When and where to watch

Chelsea are scheduled to host AC Milan and Benfica will face PSG in their upcoming UEFA Champions League matches, on Thursday. Follow here live streaming, when and where to watch in India details here.

Chelsea players during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 06:13 PM IST

India announce 21-member squad for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

India will face USA on October 11, followed by matches against Morocco and Brazil on October 14 and October 17 respectively, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The U-17 girls train ahead of the World Cup(AIFF)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 05:48 PM IST
PTI | , Bhubaneswar

'Barca is his home but...': Xavi breaks silence on Messi's transfer rumours

Barcelona head coach and club legend Xavi was asked about Lionel Messi's potential return to Camp Nou in 2023. Messi's contract at PSG will end next year.

Lionel Messi celebrates scoring a goal(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 05:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: Russian footballer’s incredible backflip penalty breaks the internet

Russian footballer Norik Avdalyan scored a incredible backflip penalty kick, while playing for Nefis Kazan and it broke the internet. He scored a similar penalty kick for Rubin Kazan's youth team four years ago.

Norik Avdalyan scores a backflip penalty kick in Russia.(Twitter)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 05:05 PM IST

Liverpool saunter past Rangers 2-0 in Champions League

The Scots, who barely threatened Liverpool to the disappointment of their passionate fans complete with a bagpipe-player, remain bottom of the group on zero points.

Rangers' John Lundstram, left, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson challenge for the ball during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Liverpool and Rangers at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, (AP)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 12:41 PM IST
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Hakan Calhanoglu scores as Inter Milan sink Barcelona in UEFA Champions League

Inter Milan bounced back after two consecutive losses in Serie A with a crucial Champions League 1-0 win against Barcelona on Tuesday thanks to a Hakan Calhanoglu goal.

Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella in action with FC Barcelona's Pedri (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 08:13 AM IST
Reuters | , Milan

Guardiola wants 'exceptional' Phil Foden to stay at City for many years

"Exceptional player, grew up a lot. He's reliable, his physical condition, so intense and clever in everything," Guardiola said on Tuesday of the youngster whose current deal runs out in 2024.

 Manchester City's Phil Foden(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 08:02 PM IST
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Malang Stadium exit gates too small for escape: Indonesia police

According to recommendations by FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation, exits at stadiums must be unlocked at all times during the game for safety purposes.

This picture taken on October 1, 2022 shows people running with an injured spectator after a football match between Arema FC and Persebaya at the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java.(AFP)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 06:03 PM IST
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CR7 can leave United as Ten Hag likely to take bold transfer decision: Report

According to a report, Cristiano Ronaldo can leave Manchester United before the end of the 2022-2023 season.

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo before the match (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 04, 2022 06:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

AIFF India football coach Igor Stimac extends contract till AFC Asian Cup 2023

If India advances to the quarterfinal stage of AFC Asian Cup 2023, the contract of the Croatian will be automatically renewed.

India head coach Igor Stimac(IndianFootball)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 04:57 PM IST

Leicester City thrash Nottingham Forest 4-0 to move off the bottom

The home victory in the East Midlands derby lifted some of the pressure off Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and piled more on Forest's Steve Cooper, whose promoted side are now last after a fifth straight defeat.

 Leicester City's James Maddison in action with Nottingham Forest's Serge Aurier (Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Oct 04, 2022 12:49 PM IST
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'Need 12 teams, promotion and relegation and 32 games in an ISL season'

The former national team head coach says 35 points is his target at East Bengal this term

Former India and current East Bengal coach Stephen Constantine(REUTERS/File Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 04:33 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Manchester United's performance 'far from acceptable' - Christian Eriksen

Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen said Sunday's 6-3 thrashing by Manchester City was "far from acceptable".

Manchester United's Christian Eriksen (AP)
Published on Oct 03, 2022 12:45 PM IST
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Benzema misses late penalty as Real Madrid held by Osasuna

Karim Benzema missed a late penalty as Real Madrid dropped their first points this season after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Osasuna, who had a man sent-off late on, in LaLiga on Sunday.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts after scoring a goal disallowed for offside (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 09:47 AM IST
Reuters | , Madrid

Ten Hag rues 'lack of belief' in Manchester derby thrashing

Hat-tricks from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden earned City a rampant victory, with the winning margin not giving a true reflection of the gulf between the old foes.

 Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland shoots at goal (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 09:39 AM IST
Reuters | , Manchester

Haaland, Foden hat-tricks as dazzling City humble United

City's football was slick, incisive and ruthless in its execution as Haaland claimed his third hat-trick in eight league games and Foden netted his first Premier League treble on a humbling afternoon for United.

Erling Haaland (L) with Phil Foden(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2022 09:10 PM IST
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Man City vs Man United: All you need to know about Manchester derby

Premier League holders Manchester City will host bitter-rivals Manchester United in the first Manchester derby of the 2022-2023 season at Etihad on Sunday. Here's all you need to know about the blockbuster clash in the Premier League.

General view of merchandise for sale outside the stadium before the match (Reuters)
Published on Oct 02, 2022 04:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: Messi scores stunning free-kick for PSG, curls ball into top corner

Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick for PSG, as they edged past Nice 2-1, at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Lionel Messi in action for PSG.(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2022 03:40 PM IST

At least 129 people killed after stampede at football stadium in Indonesia

At least 129 people were killed and around 180 injured at a soccer match in Indonesia after a crowd stampede during a riot, police said on Sunday, in what appears to be one of the world's worst stadium disasters.

Football fans carry an injured man following clashes during a match at Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, Indonesia(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2022 07:35 AM IST
Reuters | , Jakarta

Trossard hat trick helps Brighton draw at Liverpool 3-3

Liverpool have won just two of its first seven matches in the league.

Leandro Trossard celebrates his hat-trick(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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Manchester derby: Rising United face a red-hot City

New manager Erik ten Hag has infused fresh steel into the Red Devils though their Erling Haaland-led rivals are a force like none other

Erik ten Hag(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 09:53 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Arsenal beat ten-man Tottenham 3-1 to stay atop Premier League table

City can climb back within one point of Arsenal with a win over crosstown rival Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, at Emirates Stadium.(AP)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 08:22 PM IST
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Musiala sparkles as Bayern crush Leverkusen 4-0 to snap winless run

Jamal Musiala scored once and set up two more goals as champions Bayern Munich cruised past Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 on Friday to snap a four-game winless run in the Bundesliga and climb into second place.

Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala celebrates scoring their second goal with Alphonso Davies (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 07:42 AM IST
Reuters | , Munich

Ronaldo suffering from depression? Peterson reveals why CR7 reached out to him

According to a report, Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo met Jordan Peterson for a therapy session to treat his ‘depression’.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks dejected after the match (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 05:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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