Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies
Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies

Former international midfielder Jean-Jacques Marcel, who helped France to third in the 1958 World Cup, has died at the age of 83 years, his former club Marseille announced on Friday.

'Well-prepared' Alessandro Del Piero checks in, heads to training base
'Well-prepared' Alessandro Del Piero checks in, heads to training base

To the few uninitiated Alessandro Del Piero, garlanded with marigold, was mistaken for a Hollywood star before the many football aficionados sent across the message that the biggest attraction of the inaugural Indian Super League has just landed in the Capital.

Indian Super League: Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in city tomorrow
Indian Super League: Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in city tomorrow

The moment the Capital's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive on Thursday with star Italian playmaker and striker Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League.

I want to leave the game on a high like Pele, Mohammad Ali: Leander Paes
I want to leave the game on a high like Pele, Mohammad Ali: Leander Paes

Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he aspires to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers.

Rio slum unveils unique floodlights in `world first`
Rio slum unveils unique floodlights in `world first`

It may only be a modest patch of land, but a Rio slum is laying claim to having the first football pitch in the world with floodlights generated by player movement.

AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz
AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz

After collaborating with multiple names from the international world, Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman has joined hands with Brazilian singer-songwriter Anna Beatriz for the movie 'Pele'.

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.

Germany script history, beat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.

Pele son starts money laundering prison term

Brazilian police on Tuesday detained Pele`s son Edinho at his home in Sao Paulo state following his money laundering conviction, authorities said.

Real Madrid legend Di Stefano dies aged 88

Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano, considered of the greatest footballers ever, died in a Spanish hospital on Monday aged 88, drawing tributes from around the sporting world.

FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica seek inspiration from Santos and Pele

Surprise World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica sought inspiration from Pele on Wednesday as they prepared for their World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands.

Warner Bros football flick may feature England World Cup failures

Warner Bros is coming up with a remake on the 1980`s classic ` Escape to Victory` which may just cast England`s World Cup losers.

Ochoa save could be a good omen for Brazil, says Pele

Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa`s save to deny Brazil`s Neymar in Tuesday`s World Cup match was almost as good as the one Gordon Banks made for England against Pele in 1970 and could be a good omen for Brazil, the great Brazilian said.

Snarled traffic has Pele glued to radio

Pele was glued to the radio as heavy traffic in Sao Paulo meant the Brazil legend missed the first half of his country`s goalless draw Tuesday with Mexico.

Pele worried about great expectations for Neymar

Brazil star Neymar is under too much pressure to deliver the hosts with a sixth World Cup trophy, football legend Pele told the BBC.

Ronaldo looks to avoid Ballon d`Or curse

When Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded last year`s Ballon d`Or in recognition of his dazzling achievements over the course of 2013 he naturally had plenty of reason to celebrate although one could forgive him for feeling apprehensive about his country`s hopes at the World Cup in Brazil.

Pele`s son Edinho sentenced for money laundering

A Brazilian court has sentenced football legend Pele`s son Edinho to 33 years in prison for laundering money for drug traffickers, media reports said Saturday.

Pele says `evil people` behind Brazil`s `disgraceful` World Cup preparations

Brazilian football legend Pele has slammed his country`s preparations for the FIFA World Cup as `a disgrace` ahead of the tournament, which is set to begin this June.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to get immortalized in wax statue at French museum

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to get immortalized in wax at France`s Musee Grevin.

Pele fears protests will hurt World Cup

Brazilian football legend Pele expressed concern on Monday that social protests in his country could prompt nervous fans from abroad to cancel their trips to the World Cup.

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