Bayern make rousing start

The new Bundesliga began in an empty stadium with eight-time defending champions Bayern Munich routing visitor...

Shambolic United begin with defeat

Crystal Palace condemned Manchester United to a miserable start to their Premier League campaign as Andros Tow...

Leeds United record 1st win in English Premier League

Newly-promoted Leeds United continued their barnstorming return to the Premier League as they claimed their fi...

Solskjaer’s support to Greenwood for dismissal

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood’s first England call-up ended with him being disciplined for b...

Bayern's Thiago comes to Liverpool

Liverpool have signed Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on a long-term contract, the Premie...

Lampard praise for James & debutant duo

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard heaped praise on defender Reece James and said he was happy with the debuts of G...

Football  /  Published 04.09.20

Bid for ISL berth first step for EB entry

Indian Super League (ISL) organiser, Football Sports Development  Limited (FSDL), on Friday invited bids for a new to team to participate in the seventh edition of the tournament. The developmen...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Football  /  Published 04.09.20

Messi to stay at Barca for another season

Lionel Messi ended speculation about his future at Barcelona by announcing on Friday that he would reluctantly stay for another season rather than tackle his career-long club in court. A week after s...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, Barcelona

Football  /  Published 04.09.20

Messi says he is staying with Barcelona this season

Lionel Messi announced on Friday that he will stay with Barcelona for the upcoming season. Messi made the announcement in a video interview published by He said that he would not get into a...
By AP in Barcelona

Football  /  Published 04.09.20

Hint of Messi rethink

Lionel Messi could end up staying at Barcelona and see out the final year of his contract, reports in the Spanish media suggested on Thursday, a day after talks between the player’s father and c...
By The Daily Telegraph, Agencies in Barcelona

Football  /  Published 03.09.20

Donny to don No.34 at United for friend Nouri

Manchester United’s new midfielder Donny van de Beek has said he will wear the No. 34 on his jersey as a tribute to former Ajax Amsterdam teammate Abdelhak Nouri, who suffered brain damage after...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, London

Football  /  Published 03.09.20

Big 2 gone, I-League banks on Sporting

Mohammedan Sporting’s “Mission I-League” slogan — even their face masks have the message embossed — could not have been more telling at a time when “the-once-premie...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Football  /  Published 03.09.20

Low-key achiever & game-changer

“I spend more time in being rich. And less time in looking rich.” Hari Mohan Bangur, the new owner of East Bengal club, is a very successful businessman but prefers to stay outside the gl...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Football  /  Published 03.09.20

Love for football finds legacy of East Bengal

For Hari Mohan Bangur, the IIT-educated managing director of Shree Cement, which has agreed to pick up a controlling stake in East Bengal, love for football began early. His father, Benu Gopal Bangur,...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in

Football  /  Published 03.09.20

Jorge on son’s future: ‘Difficult, difficult’

It will be difficult for Lionel Messi to remain at Barcelona after he made public his desire to leave the club, his father and agent Jorge said on Wednesday as he arrived in the Spanish city to negoti...
By The Daily Telegraph, Agencies in Barcelona, London

Football  /  Published 02.09.20

East Bengal cements deal for ISL entry

East Bengal’s wait for a new investor ended on Wednesday, paving the way for the century-old club’s entry into the Indian Super League (ISL), possibly from this season itself, and setting ...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta


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