Lionel Messi`s Facebook post on Israel-Gaza conflict stirs controversy

Lionel Messi became the latest victim of the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict. The Argentina and Barcelona star has been dragged into the conflict after his Facebook call to end the violence in region.

Manchester United set to sign Real Madrid`s Angel Di Maria: Reports

Manchester United are close to signing Real Madrid`s Argentina winger Angel Di Maria in a deal that is expected to smash the British transfer record, according to media reports.

Michael Chopra wants to be like Sachin Tendulkar in Indian football

Former English club Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra has said that he wants to renounce his British citizenship and play for India and wants to be part of the legend of Sachin Tendulkar in Indian football.

Sun Group officially pulls out of Indian Super League

Sun Group, the owners of Bengaluru Franchise in the Indian Super League (ISL), on Wednesday officially pulled out of the inagural edition of the lucrative football tournament startin in October this year.

IM Vijayan flattered by Sachin Tendulkar`s soccer knowledge, interest

Former India international footballer IM Vijayan is flattered by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar`s knowledge of soccer and the little master`s keenness to learn the finer points of the game.

Brazil`s Julio Cesar signs for Benfica

Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar has joined Portuguese side Benfica after being released by English Premier League outfit Queens Park Rangers, the Portuguese club announced on Tuesday.

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business and cricket great Sachin Tendulkar is scheduled to attend the event.

Bayern to miss Schweinsteiger`s services for `several weeks`

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday that German World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for "several weeks" with a knee problem, according to SID, an AFP subsidiary.

Neymar, Messi on target as Suarez makes Barca debut

Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Barcelona after his move from Liverpool for a reported 95 million euros (£75 million, $127 million) as the Catalans hammered Mexican side Club Leon 6-0 in a friendly on Monday.

Luis Suarez is a good boy, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said that Luis Suarez is a good boy. Despite all the troubles associated with his former striker, Rodgers had always held the Uruguayan in high esteem.

Brendan Rodgers pleased by post-Suarez Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he was encouraged by the manner in which his side have responded to life without Luis Suarez following their 2-1 win over Southampton.

Atletico Madrid seek Champions League revenge over Real in Spanish Super Cup

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have an early season chance to avenge their defeat to Real Madrid in May`s Champions League final in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday.

Gazza is a classical music fanatic too!

Former England international Paul Gascoigne, popularly known as Gazza, is reportedly so keen for his new neighbours to accept him that he is blasting classical music at posh neighbourhood from his lavish penthouse.

India start favourites against Pakistan in football friendly

The local football fans will get a preview of sorts of the Asian Games-bound Indian team which will take on Pakistan in the first of the two friendly matches here Sunday amidst the usual buzz that is normally associated with any sporting encounter between the two neighbours.

Per Mertesacker joins Philipp Lahm, Miroslav Klosein Germany retirement

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker on Friday became the third member of Germany`s World Cup-winning team to announce his international retirement.

Champions Manchester City ready to roll again, says Manuel Pellegrini

City start their campaign with a trip to St James` Park having added a number of new faces to their ranks since last season`s Premier League and League Cup triumphs.

Looking back: Highs and lows of 2013-14 English Premier League season

The wait is over. The 2014-15 English season is here and we will have the best of footballing
action coming our way. But before we ring out the previous season, let`s have a look at how the 2013-14 season had transpired vis-a-vis it`s many highs and lows.

James Rodriguez to make first competitive Real Madrid start

World Cup top scorer James Rodriguez will make his competitive debut for European champions Real Madrid in Tuesday`s UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla in Cardiff with fellow new signing Toni Kroos also in line to play.

Manchester City sign defender Mangala from Porto

French defender Eliaquim Mangala has joined Manchester City from Porto for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Jharkhand Olympic Association announces teams and athletes for National Games

Jharkhand Olympic Association (JOA) announced list of teams and athletes of Jharkhand for the upcoming 35th National Games to be held from January 31 to February 14 in Kerala.

Women players threaten to sue FIFA over artificial playing surfaces for 2015 WC

Dozens of top female football players alleging gender discrimination have reportedly threatened to sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over artificial playing surfaces planned to be used for the 2015 Women`s World Cup in Canada.

Neymar trains for first time with Barca since fracturing vertebra during WC

Barcelona striker Neymar has trained for the first time since a vertebra in his back got fractured during Brazil`s World Cup quarterfinal against Colombia.

Neymar back injury healing `satisfactorily`

Neymar`s injured back is healing "satisfactorily" although there is no specific date for the Brazil forward to return to training, his club Barcelona said on Tuesday.

Playing cricket tougher than administration: Sourav Ganguly

In his first day in office as Cricket Association of Bengal joint-secretary, former India captain Sourav Ganguly Saturday said playing cricket was "tougher" than wearing the administrator`s hat.

FC Pune City name David Trezeguet as marquee player

Indian Super League franchise outfit FC Pune City have signed up former Juventus striker and France`s World Cup winner in 1998, David Trezeguet, as their marquee player for the upcoming first season of the IPL-style football league.

World Cup party over but summer of soccer set to rock US

The World Cup party may be over but the summer of soccer is just heating up in the United States as fans prepare for a European invasion by the sport`s glamour clubs looking to expand their brand.

India-Pak bilateral football series to be held after nine years

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has reportedly succeeded in finalising a two-match bilateral football series against India after a gap of nine years and it is scheduled to be held in August.

Conte walks out on Juventus

Antonio Conte has walked out of his job as coach of Italian champions Juventus, the Turin--based club announced on Tuesday.

Shakira thanks football for finding true love

Shakira thanks World Cup for making her meet with Gerard Pique, who is love of her life.

Shakira thanks football for finding true love

Pop star Shakira thanks World Cup for making her meet with Gerard Pique, who is love of her life.