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Bumpy plane ride too much for Lionel ​Messi

Bumpy plane ride too much for Lionel ​Messi

Lionel Messi had to reach for the sick bag on Monday as the plane carrying the Argentina team endured a bumpy ride from Buenos Aires to San Juan ahead of a World Cup qualifier.

Weekly sports roundup, October 3-9: From money minting MS Dhoni biopic to India's shock defeat to South Korea

Highlights of the week were India reclaiming number one spot in ICC Test ranking and India suffering a rare defeat in kadaddi.

World Cup Qualifier: Nine players get FIFA green light to represnt Kosovo

World Cup Qualifier: Nine players get FIFA green light to represnt Kosovo

Kosovo became the 210th member of FIFA in May, but the Balkans outfit`s historic match has been marred by questions over who will be allowed to play for the team.

World Cup Qualifier: Dele Alli, Daniel Sturridge, Chris Smalling out for Sam Allardyce`s England opener

World Cup Qualifier: Dele Alli, Daniel Sturridge, Chris Smalling out for Sam Allardyce`s England opener

England look likely to begin with a 4-2-3-1 formation similar to United`s, with Harry Kane leading the line.

World Cup Qualifier: Feel good factor to remain for Spain in their first match

World Cup Qualifier: Feel good factor to remain for Spain in their first match

Morata will be fit for Monday`s game and Lopetegui will have to decide whether he continues with the Real Madrid striker or keeps substitute Diego Costa in the side.

Lionel Messi battling groin injury, could miss Venezuela qualifier on Tuesday

Lionel Messi battling groin injury, could miss Venezuela qualifier on Tuesday

Messi is now back gunning for a fourth World Cup appearance in Russia in 2018 with Argentina heading the 10-nation group with 14 points from seven matches.

Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

"When you`ve got a player as good as Aaron, take him out of any team and you are going to know about it," Coleman told a press conference.

World Cup qualifier: Paraguay prepare mission `impossible` for Brazil

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz said his team will try to make life "impossible" for Brazil as they aim to score another upset over the South American giants in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday. 

Iran beat lacklustre India 4-0 in football World Cup qualifier

Iran beat lacklustre India 4-0 in football World Cup qualifier

Ehsan Hajsafi (33rd, 66th minutes) struck twice from the penalty spot, while Sardar Azmoun (61st) and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (78th) struck once each.
 

Atletico defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Atletico defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Jemerson has made more than 100 appearances for Atletico Mineiro.

Uncapped defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Uncapped defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

 Brazil coach Dunga has called up uncapped Atletico Mineiro defender Jemerson for the team's home World Cup qualifier against Peru in Salvador on November 17.

Brazil will try to hit us on counter, says Argentina coach

Brazil will try to hit us on counter, says Argentina coach

Brazil and Argentina face a crucial high-profile game on Thursday.

World Cup qualifier: Argentina train without Lionel Messi for Brazil game

World Cup qualifier: Argentina train without Lionel Messi for Brazil game

Argentina recalled striker Gonzalo Higuain last month for the upcoming games against Brazil and Colombia.

Ticket prices soar for Argentina vs Brazil World Cup qualifier

Ticket prices soar for Argentina vs Brazil World Cup qualifier

Argentina will face Brazil in River Plate's Monumental Stadium on Thursday November 12.

Indian football team stuck in Ashgabat due to bad weather

Indian football team stuck in Ashgabat due to bad weather

The Indian senior national football team got stranded in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan because of bad weather.

India drop 12 places to 167th in FIFA rankings

India drop 12 places to 167th in FIFA rankings

India have dropped 12 places to the 167th spot in the latest global football rankings, released on Thursday.

FIFA investigating Hong Kong over anthem jeers

FIFA investigating Hong Kong over anthem jeers

FIFA said Thursday it was investigating an incident where Hong Kong fans jeered the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifier.

Tim Cahill to captain Australia in absence of injured Mile Jedinak

Tim Cahill to captain Australia in absence of injured Mile Jedinak

Veteran forward Tim Cahill will replace injured midfielder Mile Jedinak as Australia captain for Thursday`s World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in Perth.

Japan romp to 4-0 friendly win over Iraq

Japan flattened Iraq 4-0 on Thursday, landing a crushing double blow inside the first 10 minutes of a friendly that offered the hosts little more than gentle target practice.

Defender Arnab Mondal appointed as India football team captain

Defender Arnab Mondal appointed as India football team captain

India's national football team coach Stephen Constantine on Wednesday appointed defender Arnab Mondal as the side's captain.