Arsenal escapes with a draw against Palace

Patrick Vieira nearly enjoyed a dream return to Arsenal but Alexandre Lacazette’s 96th minute equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for the Gunners against Crystal Palace on Monday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s seventh-minute strike gave the hosts the perfect start. But a five-game unbeaten stretch that had lifted the mood around the Emirates looked set to be punctured … Read more

Sunil Chhetri credits youngsters for triumph at SAFF Championship

Talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri played a pivotal role in India’s eighth SAFF Championships title triumph by striking five goals but he credited the young brigade for the team’s victory. The 37-year-old Chhetri went past the legendary Pele and equalled Lionel Messi when he scored the team’s opener — and his 80th goal — against Nepal … Read more

Germany’s top soccer league Bundesliga seeks to tap Indian football market

Bundesliga International has signed a two-year pact with SPN to broadcast the premier German football league in India Germany’s top soccer league, Bundesliga, is seeking to tap the Indian football market by encouraging clubs from the competition to have presence like some of them have in China, while actively engaging with fans here, according to … Read more

Afghan female footballers evacuated from Afghanistan to Qatar

Qatar worked with FIFA to coordinate the evacuation of players, including some on the national team Female soccer players were evacuated from Afghanistan on Thursday on a flight to Doha, the Qatari government said. “Around 100 footballers & their families including female players are on board,” tweeted Lolwah Al Khater, Qatar’s assistant Foreign Minister. Also … Read more

Sunil Chhetri double propels India to SAFF Championship final

Talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri struck twice to lead a beleaguered India to a 3-1 win over hosts Maldives in their final league match and enter the final of the SAFF Championships here on Wednesday. Chhetri scored in the 62nd and 71st minutes after Manvir Singh had given India the lead in the 33rd minute in … Read more

‘Our Goal for All’, the tagline for 2022 Women’s football Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) on Tuesday unveiled ‘Our Goal for All’ as the official tagline of the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup to be held in India from January 20 to February 6. The tagline was unveiled on occasion of the 100 days countdown for the tournament in which … Read more

Germany becomes first team to qualify for 2022 World Cup

Germany qualified for the 2022 World Cup by crushing North Macedonia 4-0 away on Monday to secure top spot in qualifying Group J with two games to spare. A second-half double by Timo Werner and one goal each from Kai Havertz and Jamal Musiala secured Germany’s fifth win in their fifth game under new coach … Read more

Nations League | Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ chases silverware

Fans of international football can be forgiven if it has slipped their attention that four of Europe’s top national teams are about to play off this week for the Nations League title. But while the fixtures being hosted by Italy may have gone under the radar, crammed in after a week of Champions League and … Read more

Home support gives Mohammedan Sporting the edge over FC Goa

Mohammedan Sporting will be hoping that the names like Marcus Joseph, Brandon Vanlalremdika and Nikola Stojanovic retain the form that helped the team reach the final Local favourite Mohammedan Sporting will be banking on the vociferous support of its partisan supporters when it takes on the Indian Super League giant FC Goa in the final … Read more

Indian women’s football team lands in UAE

The Indian women’s football team arrived in the city on Thursday for its upcoming friendlies in the UAE and Bahrain, which get underway on Saturday. The friendlies have been planned as part of the team’s preparation for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which is set to take place in India next year. The Indian team … Read more