On the grandstand of Fonte Nova in Salvador, German Chancellor Angela Merkel clapped with great joy four times four times on the Monday afternoon. Sitting beside the Bahia state governor Jaques Wagner, the German leader saw the football team of his country trouncing Portugal 4-0 in their opening Group G game.
Thomas Mueller and his Germany team mates could hardly believe their eyes when they looked up at the scoreboard early in the first half and saw they were leading Portugal 2-0 in their World Cup opening match on Monday.
Speculations are rife that Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal would offer Manchester United veteran and current interim boss Ryan Giggs a senior position on his coaching staff if the Dutchman is named the new manager of the club.
High flying Mizoram will look to extend their seven-match winning streak when they take on Tamil Nadu and a buoyant Railways face Maharashtra in the two semifinals of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here on Friday.
A FIFA team on Saturday visited Goa as part of its ongoing tour to inspect venues suggested by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), for hosting matches of the U-17 World Cup to be held in India in 2017.
Taking the first step towards ensuring smooth conduct of the 2017 Under-17 football World Cup in India, a three-member FIFA team has met officials of the Sports Ministry before leaving to inspect probable venues for the showpiece event.
Mohamed Diame proved himself the textbook `super sub` making one goal and scoring the other as West Ham beat Norwich City 2-0 at Upton Park on Tuesday to bolster their hopes of Premier League survival.
Real Madrid`s Cristiano Ronaldo was hit on the head by a lighter thrown from the crowd as the players headed for the dressing rooms at half-time in Real`s Copa del Rey semi-final, second leg away to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.