India to play Namibia on Sep 15

The Indian national football team will play Namibia in an international friendly on September 15 at the Ambedkar Stadium here.

Manchester United stunned by 10-man Kansas City

Manchester United suffered the first defeat on their pre-season North America tour when they were upset 2-1 by the 10-man Kansas City Wizards in Kansas City on Sunday.

Liverpool rubber-stamp Cole deal after medical

Liverpool rubber-stamped the signing of Joe Cole on a four-year contract after the England midfielder passed his medical on Wednesday.

Tottenham ban vuvuzelas from White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur have banned vuvuzelas from their White Hart Lane ground saying the noisy plastic trumpets pose a risk to public safety.

UEFA President Platini released from hospital

UEFA President Michel Platini was released from hospital on Saturday morning after being rushed there last evening having complained of feeling unwell, FIFA and UEFA announced in a statement.

10 hurt in stampede at SAfrica pre-World Cup friendly

Ten people including a police officer were hurt in a stampede outside a Nigerian and North Korean football friendly today, police said, four days ahead of the World Cup kick-off.

Portugal league chief quits after Hulk ban reduced

The head of the Portuguese soccer league (LPFP) has resigned after the country’s federation (FPF) slashed Porto striker Hulk’s suspension for assault from four months to three games.

Platini to seek re-election as UEFA chief

French football great Michel Platini announced on Thursday that will stand for re-election as president of European football’s governing body UEFA next year.

Campbell defends his decision to sue Portsmouth

Sol Campbell defended his decision to sue his former club Portsmouth for 1.7 million pounds in outstanding payments on Saturday, saying he was acting on a point of principle.

North Korea lose match but win tournament

North Korea continued their 2010 World Cup preparations by winning a four-team invitational tournament in Qatar despite losing their final match 1-0 to Iran.

Throw out throw-ins, says Arsenal manager Wenger

Soccer could be speeded up by replacing throw-ins with kick-ins, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Saturday.

Current Arsenal squad is my best ever: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that his youthful squad can mature into his best ever team and told his young players that they can be his finest ever team if they stay together over the next five years.

Federation Cup football tournament kicks off on Monday

An AFC Cup berth at stake, top clubs of the country will vie for honours in the Federation Cup football tournament starting here tomorrow.

Three Serie A games cancelled after snowfall

Three Serie A football games were cancelled over the weekend due to snowfall and chilling temperatures, local media reported Sunday.

Beckham hopes to play at 2014 World Cup

England midfielder David Beckham hopes next year’s World Cup in South Africa will not be his last even though he will be knocking on 40 at the 2014 finals in Brazil.

India look for fifth SAFF Championships title

India under-23 boys would look to clinch the SAFF Championships when they face holders Maldives in the summit clash here on Sunday, a feat which their seniors failed to achieve last year.

Chirag United thrash Peerless SC

Continuing their winning run, Chirag United SC today thrashed Peerless SC 4-1 in their Calcutta Football League Premier Division encounter here.

FIFA to hold extraordinary meeting before draw

FIFA will hold an extraordinary meeting before next month’s World Cup draw to discuss Thierry Henry’s handball in the qualifiers and the discovery of a match-fixing ring by German police.

JCB Brothers beat Chand Club 2-0

JCB Brothers, Bhilai defeated Chand Club, Cuttack 2-0 in the East Zone qualifying round of the inaugural 31st All India Federation Cup Football tournament here on Sunday.

Dempo come from behind to hold Pune FC

I-League leaders Dempo SC of Goa were forced to share points when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Pune FC in their sixth round clash at the Balewadi Sports Complex here on Sunday.