Mid-field pivot Sahal Abdul Samad wants to become 'Indian Messi'

Sahal made an immediate impact in his debut match against Curacao in the King's Cup in June and within four months, he has become the mid-field pivot of the Indian football team.

published on : 18th September 2019

Iran says 'blue girl' football fan admitted 'mistake'

Sahar Khodayari, dubbed "blue girl" because of the colours of the team she supported, Esteghlal FC, was reportedly detained when she tried to enter a stadium dressed as a man to watch them last year.

published on : 14th September 2019

U17 Women World Cup crucial for Indian football

After India hosted the U17 World Cup for Men's in 2017, it is set to host the U17 Women's World Cup in 2020 and Bhuvaneshwar has been confirmed as one of provisional venues for the tournament.

published on : 14th September 2019

Denied entry into football stadium, Iranian woman sets herself on fire, passes away

The 29-year-old Khodayari earlier faced charges of 'appearing in public without a hijab' when she attempted to enter the stadium 'dressed as a man' in March.

published on : 11th September 2019

Inter Milan president Steven Zhang ready to shake up European football

Zhang, 27, becomes the first Chinese among the 24 board members of the ECA which represents 246 clubs, elected on a four-year mandate until 2023.

published on : 11th September 2019

Fighting Tigers hold Asian giants

Even without a talismanic Sunil Chhetri, who couldn’t turn out for this clash due to a viral infection, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu led from the front.

published on : 11th September 2019

'We can still improve' Gareth Southgate warns England

Harry Kane scored his second England hat-trick and also set up Raheem Sterling's strike as Southgate's side cemented their position on top of Group A.

published on : 8th September 2019

Qatar strongest in our group, but nothing to fear: Indian football coach Igor Stimac

India let in two late goals -- in the 82nd and 90th minute -- after taking an early lead against Oman in Guwahati on Thursday to begin their campaign on a losing note.

published on : 7th September 2019

Punjab and Haryana HC sets aside three-year ban on Minerva Punjab

Following the ban imposed in December 2018, the club was restricted from participating in the Administrator's Cup for the next three years.

published on : 7th September 2019

Not yet there, but the gap is closing for Indian football

India’s opening 2022 World Cup qualifier may have produced the exact same result as their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier — 1-2 at home to Oman.

published on : 7th September 2019

Inter Milan fans defend Caligari after Lukaku row, say monkey chants not meant to be racist

Meanwhile, the Italian league's disciplinary judge said he needs more evidence before deciding if Cagliari should be punished for the racist chants.

published on : 4th September 2019

Footballers in England want racist social media accounts deleted

The Professional Footballers' Association met with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after many of its members staged a 24-hour social media boycott in April as part a campaign called "Enough."

published on : 4th September 2019

We have to play together and fearless to beat Oman: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

India are all set to take on Oman here for their first encounter of the qualifying campaign for the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup, China 2023.

published on : 4th September 2019

National jersey secured, Samad eager to sparkle 

Regarding the national camp, Samad said it was tough and competitive with all the players looking to impress the coach.

published on : 4th September 2019

Freedom through football for girls from Afghanistan

A combination of religious factors, societal taboo as well as the political situation in the country has stopped the women’s game from making a name for itself.

published on : 4th September 2019
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