Monday , 16 July 2018



Brothers of Orda enter finals CANDOLIM: Brothers of Orda made it to the finals of Friends Circle Soccer Cup after getting the better of OZO 2-0 in the semifinals played at Dr Gustavo Monteiro grounds, here on Thursday. Brothers of Orda’s first goal came in the 35th when a stinging strike by Devendra Pednekar slipped from the gloves of OZO ... Read More »

Football is back, to unite all

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES|NT Sports Editor PANAJI The FIFA World Cup – the biggest and longest party in the world – begins today. Billions all over will party in their own style waiting to see where the star will shine the brightest in the ‘United Nations of Football’. Thirty two countries from 211 start their quest for a title that unifies the ... Read More »

Spain fire coach on eve of World Cup; Hierro appointed

REUTERS KRASNODAR Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked on Wednesday, two days before their opening World Cup match, for failing to tell his federation about his move to Real Madrid after the tournament and replaced by Fernando Hierro. Former Spain defender Hierro’s only previous senior coaching role was one season with Oviedo in the Spanish second division, although he ... Read More »

Afghanistan set for historic Test debut

PTI BENGALURU Statistically, it’s a classic David vs Goliath showdown but contextually, it’s the beginning of a historic new chapter in international cricket as world No 1 India take on a war-ravaged-but-resilient Afghanistan in their first ever Test match, here on Thursday. While majority of the sports fans, in soul and spirit, will be in Russia enjoying the surreal skills ... Read More »


Sporting launches football unlimited PANAJI: Sporting Clube de Goa in association with Bay 15 is launching “Football Unlimited” from June 14 to July 15, 2018. Flags of all the 32 World Cup participating countries and cut outs of the top stars, have recreated a complete fan zone experience at Bay 15, Odxel. Along with the live screening of all 64 ... Read More »

Spain coach Lopetegui named new manager of Real Madrid

REUTERS MADRID Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will take over as Real Madrid manager on a three-year contract after the World Cup, the European champions said on Tuesday. Frenchman Zinedine Zidane stepped down two weeks ago, days after leading Real to a third consecutive Champions League title. Lopetegui, who last month signed a new contract through to 2020 with Spain, spent ... Read More »

Forbes rates Manchester United as world’s most valuable football club

REUTERS LONDON Manchester United are the world’s most valuable football club for a second consecutive year, according to the annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday. The English Premier League runners-up, who last year ended European champions Real Madrid’s four-year stint at the top of the list, were valued at $4.12 billion, up 12 percent from a year ago, Forbes ... Read More »


Baptist strike sends St Anthony’s Colva into final BENAULIM: A second-half strike from Baptist Fernandes facilitated St Anthony’s SC, Colva’s entry into the final of Cana-Benaulim Panchayat Cup football tournament, as they defeated Parish Youth, Nuvem by a solitary goal in the semifinal played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Tuesday. The match winning goal for the Colva ... Read More »

Shami fails YoYo test; Saini called in as replacement

PTI   New Delhi Troubled India speedster Mohammed Shami on Monday failed the YoYo fitness test, prompting the selectors to summon rookie Delhi speedster Navdeep Saini for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14. Saini is currently one of the quickest red ball bowlers in domestic circuit and has been touted by many as one for the future after ... Read More »

Brazil on a different beat under Tite

REUTERS   VIENNA If anything summed up Brazil’s new approach under coach Tite, it was his celebration of the fact that they committed only eight fouls in Sunday’s 3-0 friendly win over Austria. At the last two World Cups, Brazil has veered away from the great, attacking traditions that used to make them the team that everyone wanted to watch. ... Read More »