Lessons new & old for Robbie Fowler roadmap

Life during quarantine is all about football for SC East Bengal’s newly appointed coach Robbie Fowler. ...

Sevilla’s India plan

Six-time Europa League champions Sevilla FC had intended to strike a deal with one of the Indian Super League ...

Bartomeu’s parting shot: Barca nod to new league

Barcelona have accepted a proposal to join a new European Super League, a move that would secure the club&rsqu...

Chelsea record easy win

Chelsea coasted to a 4-0 win at Krasnodar on Wednesday thanks to goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, H...

Ozil support for Rashford

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has shown his support for Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food povert...

Zidane hails Madrid fighting spirit

Real Madrid scored two goals in the final minutes with Karim Benzema and Casemiro to rescue a 2-2 draw at Boru...

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

Football  /  Published 02.09.20

Loew wary of players’ fitness

Germany’s players have very different fitness levels ahead of their Nations League opener against Spain on Thursday and will struggle to last 90 minutes due to the fragmented end to the previous...
By Reuters in Stuttgart

Football  /  Published 02.09.20

Blood holds key for stars & their super-bucks

Unlike Josh de Caires, Michael Atherton’s cricketing son who uses his mother’s surname so as not to trade on the ready association with his father, the Argentine footballer Maxi Biancucchi...
By Jim White in

Football  /  Published 01.09.20

Barca to Messi: Come, let’s talk

Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay.  Talks with Messi’s father, who is also his agent, are expected this week in Barcelona, but...
By Agencies in Barcelona

Football  /  Published 31.08.20

La Liga contract wall for Messi

La Liga on Sunday released a statement saying Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract was still valid, days after his shock announcement that he wants to leave the club and hours after he failed to at...
By The Daily Telegraph, Agencies in Barcelona, London

Football  /  Published 29.08.20

Defiant Messi ‘goes to war’

Lionel Messi will not take a planned coronavirus test on Sunday or attend training on Monday after his shock announcement earlier this week that he wants to leave Barcelona, Spanish media, including L...
By Agencies in Madrid

Football  /  Published 29.08.20

Arsenal start new season with trophy

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a superb goal and netted the winning penalty in a shootout as Arsenal beat Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield at an empty Wembley Stadium. His...
By Agencies in London

Football  /  Published 29.08.20

What Messi is giving up: character in story

The road snakes up and out of Castelldefels, away from the hubbub of the town centre, away from the beach, into the hills. The houses grow larger with every turn. Basketball hoops are replaced by full...
By Rory Smith in

Football  /  Published 28.08.20

Believe, said the coach

One of the shrewdest brains in Indian football — former India coach Bob Houghton described him as the best in the country — Sukhwinder Singh will be conferred the Dhyan Chand Award on Satu...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Football  /  Published 28.08.20

Price war looms on Messi fate

 According to reports in Spanish media, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is willing to resign if Messi changes his mind and decides to stay. Another report said Messi plans to go to the club&...
By The Daily Telegraph, Agencies in


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