Luis Figo

UEFA and UN to stage 'Match for Solidarity' in April

UEFA and UN to stage 'Match for Solidarity' in April

Two star-studded teams, managed by Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti and France coach Didier Deschamps and captained by Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, will take to the field at the Stade de Geneve in a match whose proceeds UEFA says will help "finance international humanitarian and development projects".

Dec 12, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Football legends Ryan Giggs, Luis Figo say U-17 World Cup will put India on global map

Football legends Ryan Giggs, Luis Figo say U-17 World Cup will put India on global map

Giggs was accompanied by legendary Portuguese playmaker Luis Figo for the launch of second season of Premier Futsal in the capital

Mar 09, 2017, 18:26 PM IST
La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Granada 5-0 to equal Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten record

La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Granada 5-0 to equal Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten record

Real's relentless run stretching back to April last year continued once the action got underway as they scored four times in the opening half-hour.

Jan 08, 2017, 11:07 AM IST
Premier Futsal: The sporting extravaganza to be held twice in a season, reveals Luis Figo

Premier Futsal: The sporting extravaganza to be held twice in a season, reveals Luis Figo

He said the number of teams could be increased from the current six in the next edition.

Jul 18, 2016, 23:13 PM IST
Legendary footballer Ronaldinho arrives in India for Premier Futsal

Legendary footballer Ronaldinho arrives in India for Premier Futsal

Indian entrepreneurs have attracted some of the world's well known former football stars.

Jul 14, 2016, 13:42 PM IST
Premier Futsal: Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho and Hernan Crespo sign-up to play in India

Premier Futsal: Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho and Hernan Crespo sign-up to play in India

The unveiling of Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho and Hernan Crespo completed the signing of their six marquee players.

Jul 12, 2016, 18:31 PM IST
Man Utd legend Paul Scholes to play at the Premier Futsal league in India

Man Utd legend Paul Scholes to play at the Premier Futsal league in India

Led by the `Pele of Futsal` Alessandro Rosa Vieira fondly known as Falcao, the league will feature over 50 International Futsallers from four continents and 21 countries.

Jun 23, 2016, 15:26 PM IST
Red card for Virat Kohli; AIFF president issues veiled warning to Premier Futsal League

Red card for Virat Kohli; AIFF president issues veiled warning to Premier Futsal League

Headed by Portuguese legend Luis Figo, Premier Futsal League is set to open it's inaugural season from July 15.

Jun 19, 2016, 19:50 PM IST
Virat Kohli to sing Premier Futsal's anthem, composed by AR Rahman

Virat Kohli to sing Premier Futsal's anthem, composed by AR Rahman

The anthem, titled 'Naam hai Futsal', will be released with a video featuring Kohli.

Jun 06, 2016, 20:07 PM IST
Premier Futsal has nothing to do with FIFA: Indian body chief

Premier Futsal has nothing to do with FIFA: Indian body chief

The franchise-based Premier Futsal League will be held under the aegis of AMF and not under FIFA.

Apr 07, 2016, 23:09 PM IST
WATCH: After rocking cricket world, Dwayne Bravo’s ‘Champion’ floors Luis Figo

WATCH: After rocking cricket world, Dwayne Bravo’s ‘Champion’ floors Luis Figo

Dwayne Bravo’s song ‘Champion’ is the latest chartbuster on all music countdowns. The popularity of his track skyrocketed after West Indies beat England in the WT20 finals.

Apr 06, 2016, 16:35 PM IST
Luis Figo's Futsal League in trouble, FIFA terms it unauthorised

Luis Figo's Futsal League in trouble, FIFA terms it unauthorised

Figo launched the five-a-side Futsal League featuring eight city-based franchise teams which is to be held in the country from July 15-24.

Apr 06, 2016, 16:31 PM IST
Portugal legend Luis Figo launches Premier Futsal in India

Portugal legend Luis Figo launches Premier Futsal in India

Figo believes quick thinking, skills and close control are key features of Futsal.

Apr 05, 2016, 17:20 PM IST
PHOTO: When Virat Kohli met football idol and legend Luis Figo

PHOTO: When Virat Kohli met football idol and legend Luis Figo

Figo is in India to promote a new football league Premier Futsal.

Apr 05, 2016, 14:50 PM IST
WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his childhood idol

WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his childhood idol

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday shared a video through his official Twitter handle, asking "Have you ever wonder who my childhood idols were? Check out."

Jan 02, 2016, 22:25 PM IST
Luis Figo calls for support for Gianni Infantino in FIFA elections

Luis Figo calls for support for Gianni Infantino in FIFA elections

Luis Figo called for support for Gianni Infantino in his FIFA presidential bid.

Oct 30, 2015, 20:58 PM IST
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein approached by individual offering ''votes''

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein`s election team informed police after being approached by an individual who said he could deliver 47 votes at Friday`s election, they said on Tuesday.

May 26, 2015, 19:40 PM IST
Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter

Diego Maradona rounds on `dictator` Sepp Blatter

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has attacked world football chief Sepp Blatter, calling the 79-year-old Swiss "a dictator" and claiming his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president is "an absurdity".

May 25, 2015, 12:03 PM IST
FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report

FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: Report

Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday.

May 23, 2015, 12:11 PM IST
Sepp Blatter v Prince Ali for FIFA job as Luis Figo, Michael van Praag exit

Sepp Blatter v Prince Ali for FIFA job as Luis Figo, Michael van Praag exit

Michael van Praag and Luis Figo`s decisions to pull out of FIFA`s presidential race are unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich and forcing Suriname to choose another candidate.

May 22, 2015, 00:20 AM IST