Frank Lampard hope lights Manchester City`s striker gloom
Frank Lampard hope lights Manchester City`s striker gloom

Manchester City`s attacking injury problems remain ahead of Friday`s trip to West Bromwich Albion, but manager Manuel Pellegrini expects better news concerning on-loan midfielder Frank Lampard before 2015 arrives.

World is watching us, says Spurs` Mauricio Pochettino
World is watching us, says Spurs` Mauricio Pochettino

 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks the world will be watching the Premier League on Boxing Day, as he prepares to take his side to relegation-threatened Leicester City.

Arsene Wenger backs Per Mertesacker ahead of QPR visit
Arsene Wenger backs Per Mertesacker ahead of QPR visit

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended under-fire centre-back Per Mertesacker ahead of his side`s Premier League home game with Queens Park Rangers on Friday.

Saudi Arabia name strong squad for Asian Cup
Saudi Arabia name strong squad for Asian Cup

Nassir Al-Shamrani and Nawaf Al-Abid will spearhead an experienced Saudi Arabia squad at next month`s Asian Cup in Australia.

Louis van Gaal shows Man United festive cheer
Louis van Gaal shows Man United festive cheer

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has entered into the festive spirit by granting his players Christmas Day with their families ahead of Friday`s Premier League meeting with Newcastle United.

Put on Christmas show, Jose Mourinho tells Chelsea
Put on Christmas show, Jose Mourinho tells Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants his players to show the world why they are currently on top of the Premier League table when they host West Ham United on Friday.

Premier League braced for bumper Boxing Day
Premier League braced for bumper Boxing Day

While professional footballers in the rest of Europe sleep off their Christmas hangovers, the Premier League ploughs on regardless on Friday with a bumper schedule of traditional Boxing Day fixtures.

Gianfranco Zola appointed as Cagliari boss
Gianfranco Zola appointed as Cagliari boss

Serie A strugglers Cagliari have appointed club favourite Gianfranco Zola as their new coach, the club announced on Wednesday.

When Mario Balotelli snubbed meeting with Jose Mourinho to attend Formula 1!
When Mario Balotelli snubbed meeting with Jose Mourinho to attend Formula 1!

Mario Balotelli's football career has had several ups and downs. The controversial Italian has often found himself on the wrong side of the media for his many antics on and off the pitch. Wherever he has played, Balotelli has always been in the news.

Rangers suffer new blow as SFA reject Mike Ashley request
Rangers suffer new blow as SFA reject Mike Ashley request

Fallen Scottish giants Rangers suffered a fresh blow on Wednesday with the announcement by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) it has refused a request from the club to permit Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to increase his shareholding.

Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers
Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool`s squad for the festive programme but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy`s striker`s credentials on Wednesday.

Sunderland lose French veteran Anthony Reveillere for a month
Sunderland lose French veteran Anthony Reveillere for a month

English Premier League strugglers Sunderland face a month without former France international defender Anthony Reveillere who has a calf injury.

Roberto Martinez will not waver from purist style
Roberto Martinez will not waver from purist style

Everton manager Roberto Martinez`s deeply-ingrained belief in how his teams should play football has earned the Spaniard many plaudits since starting out on his managerial journey in England.

Mamata Banerjee agrees to handover Rabindra Sarovar Stadium for U-17 WC
Mamata Banerjee agrees to handover Rabindra Sarovar Stadium for U-17 WC

West Bengal government on Wednesday agreed to handover the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) following its request to develop it into an international-standard venue to host the Under-17 FIFA World Cup to be held here in 2017.

Ready to provide land to develop new football stadium in Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee
Ready to provide land to develop new football stadium in Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee

With an eye on developing infrastructure for the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said her government was willing to give land to build an 'international standard' football stadium.

West Bengal government felicitates ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata team

The members of the victorious inaugural Indian Super League Football Championship Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) were on Wednesday felicitated by West Bengal government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Vashum roped in by Mumbai FC for next edition of I-League
Vashum roped in by Mumbai FC for next edition of I-League

Midfielders Amoes and Reisangmei Vashum would play for the Mumbai FC in the next edition of the I-League Football Championship, starting January17, next year.

Jose Mourinho heaps praises on 'good friend' Alex Ferguson
Jose Mourinho heaps praises on 'good friend' Alex Ferguson

 English football club Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Alex Ferguson saying the former Manchester United manager is a very good friend and he likes him very much.

Cameroon`s Gael Gregoire Nkama replaces slain compatriot at Algerian club
Cameroon`s Gael Gregoire Nkama replaces slain compatriot at Algerian club

Cameroon striker Gael Gregoire Nkama has signed for Algerian club JS Kabylie to replace Albert Ebosse, his compatriot killed when playing for the Algerian side four months ago.

Former England forward Emile Heskey joins Bolton Wanderers
Former England forward Emile Heskey joins Bolton Wanderers

Former England forward Emile Heskey has agreed a short-term deal with Bolton Wanderers, the Championship club said on Wednesday.