Football News

Lionel Messi scores on Argentina return to sink Brazil

Messi netted the only goal of the game at the King Saud University Stadium on 13 minutes, tapping home the rebound after his penalty was saved by Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

published : 16 hours ago

Finland into first major finals as Sweden seal Euro 2020 place

The Finns beat Liechtenstein 3-0 in Helsinki to secure a place in next year’s European Championship and end decades of embarrassments, disappointments, and near misses on the international stage.

published : 16 hours ago

Olivier Giroud penalty lifts France past brave Moldova at Euro 2020 qualifiers

World champions France, who lost the Euro 2016 final as hosts to Portugal, were guaranteed a ticket to next year's tournament before kick-off in Paris following a 0-0 draw between Turkey and Iceland.

published : 15 Nov 2019

Clinical England smash seven past Montenegro to reach Euro 2020 in style

Even without Raheem Sterling, England displayed the firepower that will make them one of the favourites for next year's European Championship.

published : 15 Nov 2019

Germany flirt with 'sexy football' to secure Euro 2020 berth

Fan interest has never been so low since Joachim Loew took charge of Germany in 2006, with average attendances for home internationals dropping to a paltry 37,162.

published : 15 Nov 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to brink of Euro 2020 qualification

The reigning European champions were made to wait for qualification however as Serbia battled to a 3-2 win over Luxembourg in the other game in Group B.

published : 15 Nov 2019

China at crossroads again as Marcello Lippi quits after loss to Syria to World Cup qualifiers

A clearly infuriated Lippi, the 71-year-old Italian World Cup winner, made a brief but angry appearance in front of the media after the 2-1 defeat on Thursday in Dubai.

published : 15 Nov 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo 'fully prepared' for Portugal duty: Ruben Neves

Portugal will compete against Lithuania on Friday and Neves is certain that they can expect the Ronaldo they always see.

published : 14 Nov 2019

Messi or Ronaldo? Smriti Mandhana joins the GOAT debate with this Instagram response

Read along to find out on which side of the battlefield does the star Indian opener takes.

published : 14 Nov 2019

Defence a concern as India lock horns with Afghanistan

The Blue Tigers are now in fourth spot with two points from three matches. Only the four best runners-up teams will join the group toppers in Round 3.

published : 14 Nov 2019

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Alien to artificial turf and sub-zero temp, India gear up for Afghan test

India also suffered a jolt after central defender Anas Edathodika had to return home from Dubai, where the team had a stopover on way to Dushanbe, due to the death of his mother.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Spain's all-time top scorer, World Cup winner David Villa announces retirement

The 37-year-old Vissel Kobe striker had a 19-year career that took him to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Valencia while accumulating 98 caps for his country.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Superb Mokoena goal gives South Africa win in Olympics qualifier

Mokoena, a late arrival for the eight-nation competition because SuperSport United refused to free him ahead of the November 10-19 international window, struck on 79 minutes.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Resurgent Dutch on cusp of Euro 2020 and return to big time

Ronald Koeman's side need just a draw at Northern Ireland on Saturday to guarantee a spot at their first international tournament since coming third at the 2014 World Cup.

published : 13 Nov 2019

Kashmir ready despite difficulties back home

IT has been 100 days since the Indian government abrogated Article 370 with a communication blockade ensuing in the Kashmir Valley.

published : 13 Nov 2019