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Disgraced Sepp Blatter quizzed over controversial awarding of FIFA World Cups to Russia, Qatar

Disgraced Sepp Blatter quizzed over controversial awarding of FIFA World Cups to Russia, Qatar

The FIFA Executive Committee vote to give 2022 to Qatar was one of the triggers for the crisis at FIFA and the end of Blatter`s long reign.  

La Liga: Real Madrid thump Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to keep title challenge on track

La Liga: Real Madrid thump Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to keep title challenge on track

The victory on Wednesday night, achieved without stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, puts Real level on points with Barcelona with one game in hand, reports Efe.

FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chanting during World Cup qualifiers

FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chanting during World Cup qualifiers

Nine football associations were punished in all by FIFA's Disciplinary Committee "for incidents involving, among others, unsporting and discriminatory conduct by fans".

I-League: Aizawl FC coach worried over absence of two key players ahead of  Shillong Lajong encounter

I-League: Aizawl FC coach worried over absence of two key players ahead of Shillong Lajong encounter

A win or a draw against Lajong will be enough for Aizawl FC to claim the I-League, in only their second season, and Khalid didn't deny it would be tough without Ashutosh Mehta and Alfred Jaryan, both of whom are suspended after receiving four yellow cards.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports minister Vijay Goel to inspect Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports minister Vijay Goel to inspect Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi

The Local Organising Committee of FIFA U-17 World Cup had earlier this month asserted that Kochi was on its way to complete preparation work by May 15, rubbishing speculations that the venue could be dropped.

La Liga: Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona hammer Osasuna 7-1

La Liga: Lionel Messi strikes twice as Barcelona hammer Osasuna 7-1

A huge "Thanks Leo" banner was raised before kick-off at the Camp Nou, whilst many fans imitated Messi`s goal celebration by raising Barca shirts with Messi`s name on the back in the 10th minute.

Premier League: Christian Eriksen' stunner fires Spurs to 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Robert Huth helps Arsenal beat Leicester

Premier League: Christian Eriksen' stunner fires Spurs to 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Robert Huth helps Arsenal beat Leicester

Eriksen struck in the 78th minute and Arsenal also left it late, Robert Huth`s 85th-minute own goal giving Arsene Wenger`s men a 1-0 win that left them four points off the Champions League places.

German Cup: Ousmane Dembele's crucial strike helps Borussia Dortmund stun rivals Bayern Munich 3-2

German Cup: Ousmane Dembele's crucial strike helps Borussia Dortmund stun rivals Bayern Munich 3-2

The loss is a disaster for Bayern`s coach Carlo Ancelotti following the Bavarian giants` Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Real Madrid.

La Liga:  Zinedine Zidane rests Cristiano Ronaldo for Deportivo la Coruna clash

La Liga: Zinedine Zidane rests Cristiano Ronaldo for Deportivo la Coruna clash

Gareth Bale and captain Sergio Ramos are unavailable through injury and suspension respectively.

Champions League: Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco to miss 1st leg of semi-final against Real Madrid

Champions League: Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco to miss 1st leg of semi-final against Real Madrid

Carrasco has been vital for Atletico Madrid this season with 10 goals in the Liga Santander and two in the Champions League.  

Premier League: Scoring six goals not enough, Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare wants more from Jamie Vardy

Premier League: Scoring six goals not enough, Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare wants more from Jamie Vardy

Leicester are 15th in the league and sit just six points above the relegation zone with a trip to Arsenal due later on Wednesday.

Afshan Ashique, Kashmiri girl who pelted stones at police, wants to play football for India

Afshan Ashique, Kashmiri girl who pelted stones at police, wants to play football for India

Afshan was on her way to a playground for practice with 20 other girls when they saw a group of boys pelting stones at police across the road, near Srinagar's Pratap Park.

Premier League: Manchester City vs Manchester United - Ander Herrera reckons it's a make or break game

Premier League: Manchester City vs Manchester United - Ander Herrera reckons it's a make or break game

Mourinho, Guardiola`s bete noire during their time in Spain, has played down Herrera`s remarks, telling Sky Sports: "He says that because I always say that about the next match."

Premier League: Diego Costa's double strike guides Chelsea to 4-2 win over Southampton

Premier League: Diego Costa's double strike guides Chelsea to 4-2 win over Southampton

Having beaten Spurs in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Chelsea`s latest win reaffirmed the status of Conte`s side as England`s team to beat.

Edison Cavani signs new contract, extends PSG 'love story' to 2020

Edison Cavani signs new contract, extends PSG 'love story' to 2020

Cavani`s extension gives him the opportunity to surpass Ibrahimovic as the top scorer in PSG`s history if he continues in anything like this season`s goalscoring vein.

Indian goalie Subrata Paul in dope net; hints cough, cold medicine could be the reason

Indian goalie Subrata Paul in dope net; hints cough, cold medicine could be the reason

The 30-year-old Paul returned positive for terbutaline in the tests conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency on his urine sample taken on March 18 during national camp in Mumbai.

I will cherish the memories of coaching Lionel Messi, says Luis Enrique

I will cherish the memories of coaching Lionel Messi, says Luis Enrique

Messi blew the La Liga title race wide open once more by scoring twice to bring up his 500th Barcelona goal in a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Champions League: Gareth Bale to miss both legs of semi-final against Atletico Madrid with calf injury

Champions League: Gareth Bale to miss both legs of semi-final against Atletico Madrid with calf injury

Bale hobbled off just 38 minutes into Madrid`s 3-2 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona on Sunday on his return having also missed Madrid`s previous two matches with an ankle injury.

Subrata Paul fails dope test: Senior Indian goalkeeper denies taking banned substance

Subrata Paul fails dope test: Senior Indian goalkeeper denies taking banned substance

The Sodepur lad, who has also won two Nehru Cups with India, can continue playing till his B sample report arrives but if he fails that one too, all points Shivajians got in matches he played will be docked. He turned out for North East United in the Indian Super League last year.

Argentina at risk of missing World Cup without talisman Lionel Messi, says Diego Maradona

Argentina at risk of missing World Cup without talisman Lionel Messi, says Diego Maradona

In Messi`s absence, Argentina will play Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru. The Barcelona forward will return for the team`s last qualifier against Ecuador on October 10.