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Frank Lampard lauds John Terry as greatest Premier League defender

Frank Lampard lauds John Terry as greatest Premier League defender

Terry, who made his Chelsea debut in 1998, played more than 700 games for the club and has been their most successful captain.

Apr 18, 2017, 23:54 PM IST
JLR plans to manufacture Land Rover SUVs in India for local market, exports

JLR plans to manufacture Land Rover SUVs in India for local market, exports

In the latest, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), a part of Tata Motors, is planning to manufacture Land Rover SUVs in India for local market and exports

Sep 05, 2016, 10:39 AM IST
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista given one-match ban for pitch protest

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista given one-match ban for pitch protest

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista was given a one-match ban by the Football Association on Friday after accepting a charge of improper conduct following his controversial dismissal at Chelsea.

Sep 25, 2015, 22:25 PM IST
Bayern Munich defender Rafinha snubs Brazil call-up

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha snubs Brazil call-up

Bayern Munich defender Rafinha has withdrawn from Brazil`s squad for next month`s World Cup qualifiers amid speculation he plans to pursue an international career with Germany.

Sep 24, 2015, 07:39 AM IST
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos suffers shoulder injury

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos suffers shoulder injury

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is a major doubt for Saturday`s La Liga clash at home to Granada after suffering a shoulder injury in Madrid`s 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Sep 16, 2015, 19:37 PM IST
Injury jinx strikes Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen again

Injury jinx strikes Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen again

The injury jinx that seems to follow Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, struck again when the Belgian international footballer suffered another muscle injury during his side's 2-1 away win against Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.

Sep 13, 2015, 19:35 PM IST
Hard-working Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny feels young at 30

Hard-working Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny feels young at 30

 Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny said he is feeling young at 30 and is training hard to survive the rigour of club and international football.

Sep 10, 2015, 13:52 PM IST
Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid: Coach Benitez

Sergio Ramos will stay at Real Madrid: Coach Benitez

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez on Thursday reasserted his confidence that defender Sergio Ramos will remain at the Spanish club this season despite pursuing a move to English giants Manchester United.

Jul 23, 2015, 15:40 PM IST
Everton manager frustrated over Chelsea pursuit of John Stones

Everton manager frustrated over Chelsea pursuit of John Stones

Everton manager Roberto Martinez expressed disappointment on Saturday following reports that Chelsea were looking to increase their bid for defender John Stones after their initial offer for the England international was rejected.

Jul 19, 2015, 00:15 AM IST
Andrea Ranocchia extends at Inter Milan

Andrea Ranocchia extends at Inter Milan

Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia has signed a four-year extension to his contract, according to the Serie A club.

Jul 01, 2015, 18:32 PM IST
Nice defender Souleymane Diawara released on bail

Nice defender Souleymane Diawara released on bail

Nice defender Souleymane Diawara, held in custody for two-and-a-half months in relation to an extortion investigation, was released on bail on Friday by a court in Digne.

Jun 26, 2015, 21:49 PM IST
Javier Mascherano believes Neymar was kicked out of Copa America

Javier Mascherano believes Neymar was kicked out of Copa America

Seasoned Argentine defender Javier Mascherano on Saturday said Brazil skipper Neymar was kicked out of the Copa America after the latter was suspended for four games in a decision by the South American football governing body, CONMEBOL.

Jun 20, 2015, 19:34 PM IST
Phil Jagielka signs one-year contract extension with Everton

Phil Jagielka signs one-year contract extension with Everton

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has signed a one-year extension to his contract that will keep him at the English football club until the summer of 2018.

Jun 20, 2015, 18:13 PM IST
Vicente del Bosque upset at Gerard Pique being booed during Spain win

Vicente del Bosque upset at Gerard Pique being booed during Spain win

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said on Friday he was upset to see FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique booed by a section of fans as Spain defeated Costa Rica 2-1 in Leon on Thursday.

Jun 12, 2015, 17:20 PM IST
Atsuto Uchida`s knee surgery irritates Schalke

Atsuto Uchida`s knee surgery irritates Schalke

Japan star Atsuto Uchida`s decision to fly home and undergo surgery in his native country for a knee injury has put the defender offside with his Bundesliga club.

Jun 10, 2015, 21:54 PM IST
Leonardo Bonucci wants to forget Berlin as Croatia looms

Leonardo Bonucci wants to forget Berlin as Croatia looms

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has admitted he has misplaced the loser`s medal he was given after the Turin giants` 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the final of the Champions League.

Jun 10, 2015, 18:56 PM IST
Lawyer seeks release of Nice defender Souleymane Diawara

Lawyer seeks release of Nice defender Souleymane Diawara

The lawyer acting for Nice defender Souleymane Diawara said on Saturday that he is to make a new bid for the release of the Senegalese international, who was arrested last month for attempted extortion.

May 09, 2015, 18:28 PM IST
Pablo Armero cleared to join Flamengo on loan

Pablo Armero cleared to join Flamengo on loan

Colombia international defender Pablo Armero has been cleared by Italian club Udinese to join Brazilian football giants Flamengo on loan.

Apr 08, 2015, 13:13 PM IST
Phil Jagielka dents Southampton`s top four bid

Phil Jagielka dents Southampton`s top four bid

Everton defender Phil Jagielka delivered a major blow to Southampton`s bid to qualify for the Champions League as his first-half goal secured a 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Apr 04, 2015, 21:57 PM IST
Greek football federation backs injured Jose Holebas

Greek football federation backs injured Jose Holebas

The Greek football federation on Friday insisted that international defender Jose Holebas had been dropped from team training in Austria because of injury and not for any other reason.

Mar 27, 2015, 19:13 PM IST