Luis Suarez feared Barca would not sign him after biting ban
Luis Suarez feared Barca would not sign him after biting ban

 Luis Suarez feared he had destroyed his career and that Barcelona would not want to sign him following his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup. 

FIFA hails Indian Super League
FIFA hails Indian Super League

The inaugural Indian Super League will help the cricket-mad nation develop a football culture with the ultimate aim of qualifying for the World Cup, a top FIFA official said Wednesday.

Dunga wary of Brazil injuries on sandy Singapore surface
Dunga wary of Brazil injuries on sandy Singapore surface

Singapore`s sandy pitch heightens the risk of injuries and the lack of grass makes passing football difficult, Brazil coach Dunga said on Monday ahead of their friendly against Asian champions Japan.

Soccer-watching crowd changes with glamorous ISL
Soccer-watching crowd changes with glamorous ISL

As Indian football took a new turn with the beginning of Indian Super League, the crowd profile at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan stadium also changed with a cricket-like craze clearly visible.

Scoring drought an old problem for new-look Germany
Scoring drought an old problem for new-look Germany

World champions Germany will be desperate to bounce back with home win over Ireland next week to recover from a shock 2-0 defeat to Poland in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday but in order to achieve that, they need to start scoring goals.

ISL: Andre Santos joins FC Goa squad
ISL: Andre Santos joins FC Goa squad

Former Brazil international Andre Santos on Friday joined FC Goa team pratice session under the watchful eyes of coach Zico ahead of their Indian Super League campaign.

Frustrated Arjen Robben pleased to be back on international duty
Frustrated Arjen Robben pleased to be back on international duty

Winger Arjen Robben said he was happy to be back in the Netherlands squad after spending the last round of international fixtures swearing in front of the television set.

ISL: Trezeguet is our natural leader, says FC Pune City CEO
ISL: Trezeguet is our natural leader, says FC Pune City CEO

The latest signing of Kostas Katsouranis, a crash course at well-known Italian Serie 'A' club Fiorentina and, of course, the presence of David Trezeguet, give FC Pune City reasons to believe they can go the distance in the inaugural edition of Indian Super League.

Qatar will put on `one of best World Cups`, says Emir
Qatar will put on `one of best World Cups`, says Emir

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, on Thursday said the Gulf state will put on one of the finest World Cups in history when it hosts the tournament in 2022.

ISL: Robert Pires begins training at FC Goa
ISL: Robert Pires begins training at FC Goa

Former French international and Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires, who has been signed on as FC Goa's marquee player for the inaugural Indian Super League, today stepped onto the ground at Tilak Maidan here for his first training session with the team.

Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Theo Zwanziger
Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Theo Zwanziger

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

Asian Games buzz appears missing in host city
Asian Games buzz appears missing in host city

The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion.

World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott
World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott

Coaches from some of the world`s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin`s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

Paulo Bento parts company with Portugal
Paulo Bento parts company with Portugal

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has quit the national side by mutual consent, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced on Thursday.

Watching Usain Bolt's smooth bowling action amazed me:  Harbhajan Singh
Watching Usain Bolt's smooth bowling action amazed me: Harbhajan Singh

Getting a chance to interact with two global sporting legends in a space of two months is an experience in itself and Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels "blessed" to have interacted with Pele and now Usain Bolt.

Vladimir Putin says hopeful Russia won't lose right to host 2018 World Cup
Vladimir Putin says hopeful Russia won't lose right to host 2018 World Cup

 President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hoped Russia would not lose the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup following Western calls to stop the country staging the tournament.

U.S. keeper Tim Howard to take year off from international duty

U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family.

Javier Mascherano backs Lionel Messi after World Cup disappointment

Javier Mascherano has backed his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season.

Goa MLAs will foot own bill for Brazil sojourn: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday the MLAs who visited Brazil to watch the recent football World Cup would pay from their pockets.

Barca coach hopes Luis Suarez will play in friendly

Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will probably play his first game for Barcelona in a friendly on Monday, coach Luis Enrique said Sunday, despite the player`s competitive ban for biting a World Cup opponent.

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