AFC Women’s Asian Cup: ‘Wanted All to Know Full Story, How AFC Handled It’: India Coach Details Flow of Events Leading to Exit

Indian women’s football team head coach Thomas Dennerby said the players, staff and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) were not at fault for the debacle that was the hosts’ exit from the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 due to Covid-19 outbreak. Dennerby said there was nothing more that the players or the federation could […]

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Juventus’ Federico Chiesa Out for Seven Months After ‘Perfect’ Knee Operation

Federico Chiesa celebrating after scoring a goal (Twitter) His absence will be a big blow to Italy coach Roberto Mancini as he was one of the stars of the Azzurri’s triumph at Euro 2020 last summer. AFP Milan Last Updated:January 24, 2022, 11:25 IST FOLLOW US ON: Federico Chiesa will be out of action for […]

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Premier League: Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Urges Fans to ‘Show Respect’ After Antonio Rudiger Hit by Missile

Thomas Tuchel called on fans to “show respect” after Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was hit by missiles thrown by Tottenham supporters at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Rudiger was struck by a lighter thrown from the away section during the second half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over their London rivals. The German had accused Tottenham fans […]

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Frenkie De Jong Strikes Late for Barcelona After Real Madrid Pinned Back by Elche

Barcelona needed a late winner from Frenkie de Jong to edge past Alaves in La Liga on Sunday while Real Madrid gave hope to their title rivals by drawing 2-2 at home to Elche. De Jong’s 87th-minute winner at Mendizorrotza was the high-point of an otherwise uninspiring performance from Barca but it also secured a […]

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AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: Indian Women’s Football Team are Heartbroken and We Need to Respect Their Feelings, Urges AIFF President

Based on the recent announcement by the Asian Football Confederation, it is unfortunate that the Indian women’s football team were unable to register the required minimum of 13 players for their Group A match against Chinese Taipei in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, and were therefore unable to participate in the match. AIFF […]

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AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: India vs Chinese Taipei Called-off Due to Covid-19 Outbreak

India and Chinese Taipei’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 Group A clash at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday was called off due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. The Indian women’s football team had to forfeit the game as they failed to field a fit enough playing XI, in accordance with […]

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Brazil to Stop Unvaccinated Footballers Playing in Top Leagues

Representative image for football (Reuters Photo) The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday players must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to take part in this year’s league championship. Reuters Last Updated:January 22, 2022, 13:04 IST FOLLOW US ON: The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday players must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to take part […]

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FIFA Chief Gianni Infantino Vows to Prioritise Player Welfare Amid Reshaping of International Schedule

FIFA president Gianni Infantino vowed player welfare will be a top priority as the world governing body reshapes the international fixture schedule. FIFA’s proposal for a biennial World Cup drew widespread criticism last year amid concern over burn-out due to the increased demands placed on players. Infantino discussed the issue in Manchester on Thursday after […]

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Barcelona Crash Out of Copa del Rey After Extra-time Defeat by Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona were dumped out of the Copa del Rey on Thursday as Ferran Torres’ first goal for the club failed to prevent a dramatic 3-2 defeat after extra-time by Athletic Bilbao. Disappointment for Barca was compounded by the sight of a visibly upset Ansu Fati going off injured in the second half of normal time […]

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Diogo Jota Double Fires Liverpool Past Arsenal into League Cup Final

Jurgen Klopp saluted “world-class” Diogo Jota after the Portugal forward fired Liverpool into the League Cup final against Chelsea with a double in Thursday’s 2-0 win at Arsenal. Jota put Liverpool on course for Wembley with a first half strike and he clinched their berth with a late second goal in the semi-final second leg. […]

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