Chamberlain inspired by Henry, but seeks to play like Sneijder
Chamberlain inspired by Henry, but seeks to play like Sneijder

English mid-fielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been one of the brightest stars for Arsenal this season, Friday asserted that he was inspired by former French goal-poacher Thierry Henry while he was practicing alongside him during his stint with the club in 2012.

Chelsea, City, United keep gifts to themselves
Chelsea, City, United keep gifts to themselves

 Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United showed their rivals no seasonal cheer on Friday as they pulled away from the pack in the Premier League with one-sided Boxing Day victories.

Manuel Neuer cautious over Ballon d`Or prospects
Manuel Neuer cautious over Ballon d`Or prospects

Germany`s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Friday played down his prospects of securing the World Player of the Year award over holder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Terry and Costa keep Chelsea top of tree
Terry and Costa keep Chelsea top of tree

Chelsea showed why they are the Premier League leaders with a comprehensive 2-0 dismissal of London neighbours West Ham United in Friday`s early Boxing Day fixture.

Goa hoping to carry forward ISL success to Federation Cup
Goa hoping to carry forward ISL success to Federation Cup

The Goa Football Federation (GFA) is confident of hosting a successful Federation Cup despite hurdles the once popular tournament faces.

Midfielder Arata Izumi to lead Pune FC in Federation Cup
Midfielder Arata Izumi to lead Pune FC in Federation Cup

Long-serving midfielder Arata Izumi will lead a 20-member Pune FC squad at the 36th edition of Federation Cup football tournament commencing in Goa on December 28.

West Ham rib Chelsea with `19th-century` tweet
West Ham rib Chelsea with `19th-century` tweet

West Ham United poked fun at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with a tongue-in-cheek Twitter message ahead of the teams` Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

Manuel Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title
Manuel Pellegrini sets Manchester City target of 87 points to retain EPL title

Manager Manuel Pellegrini has set Manchester City a target of 87 points to retain their English Premier League (EPL) crown.

Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League
Mumbai FC rope in Rafi, Lawrence for upcoming I-League

Former India football captain Climax Lawrence and striker Mohammed Rafi have been retained by their I-League club Mumbai FC for the upcoming edition of the championship, starting January 17.

Gareth Bale likely to stay at Real Madrid amidst Manchester United interest
Gareth Bale likely to stay at Real Madrid amidst Manchester United interest

Real Madrid sensation Gareth Bale is likely to stay at the club for a long term despite reported interest from English giants Manchester United.

Yaya Toure on target for fourth straight African honour
Yaya Toure on target for fourth straight African honour

Manchester City`s Yaya Toure will be favourite to collect a record fourth successive African Footballer of the Year crown after he was named in the list of final three nominees by the Confederation of African Football.

Louis van Gaal hasn`t given up on EPL title
Louis van Gaal hasn`t given up on EPL title

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists that winning the Premier League title remains a goal for him and the players despite being 10 points adrift of leaders Chelsea heading into Friday`s fixtures.

Uzbekistan beat Iraq 1-0 in Asian Cup warm-up match
Uzbekistan beat Iraq 1-0 in Asian Cup warm-up match

Uzbekistan beat Iraq 1-0 in the United Arab Emirates as they claimed their fourth straight victory in a friendly match.

Adriano reveals European return on Twitter
Adriano reveals European return on Twitter

Former Brazil striker Adriano has sparked fresh reports of a return to European football by sending a Twitter message to his "new fans" at French club La Havre.

Bulky lump in pants of Cristiano Ronaldo's statue sparks controversy
Bulky lump in pants of Cristiano Ronaldo's statue sparks controversy

A statue of Real Madrid's Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo erected in his honour in his hometown in the Madeira Islands has generated a great deal of buzz related to what looks like as a bulge in the statue's pants.

Smiling Sam Allardyce wants more Jose Mourinho ''compliments''
Smiling Sam Allardyce wants more Jose Mourinho ''compliments''

Life has turned full circle for seasoned West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce since he last took his team to Chelsea.

Former India player Ranjit Thapa named Delhi coach for Santosh Trophy
Former India player Ranjit Thapa named Delhi coach for Santosh Trophy

Delhi Soccer Association on Thursday appointed former international player Ranjit Thapa as chief coach of the state senior team for the 68th Senior National Football Championship (North Zone leg) for the Santosh Trophy beginning fron January 10 at Jallandhar.

Centenary of Christmas truce remembered in poetry
Centenary of Christmas truce remembered in poetry

The 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce during World War I has been remembered with a video featuring a poem recited by past and present players, managers and officials across England.

QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures
QPR's Rio Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures

After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career.

500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez
500 Christmas gift baskets for children; other side of controversial Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is not all about biting, diving and racism charges. On the eve of Christmas, the Barcelona star showed his humane side by sending gift baskets for children and families at a hospital in Uruguay.