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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sunil Chettri’s lone goal helps Bengaluru FC enter AFC Cup knockout stage


Bangalore | Published:June 1, 2017 1:49 am Sunil Chettri returned to the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury. (Source: File) Captain Sunil Chhetri’s lone goal helped last-year finalists Bengaluru FC enter the knockout stages of the AFC Cup after they registered a hard-earned win over Maziya FC at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. In a must-win match to qualify for the ...

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Not result alone that matters, says Borussia Dortmund chief executive on Thomas Tuchel


By: Express Web Desk | Published:May 31, 2017 7:45 pm Borussia Dortmund parted ways with manager Thomas Tuchel on Tuesday. (Source: AP) A day after Thomas Tuchel put an end to his two-year stint with Borussia Dortmund, the club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke questioned the manager’s loyalty. In an open letter to fans, Watzke said that it was not the ...

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Riyad Mahrez wants to leave Leicester City for newer challenges


By: Express Web Desk | Published:May 31, 2017 1:33 am Riyad Mahrez has told Leicester City chairman and board that he wants to leave. (Source: AP) Leicester City’s star midfielder Riyad Mahrez has expressed his desire to move out from 2015-16 Premier League champions Leicester City and seek a newer challenge elsewhere. The Algerian winger is one of the many players who ...

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Bournemouth sign Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Chelsea


By: vetembaste | Published:May 31, 2017 2:10 am Bournemouth have signed Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on a long-term deal from Premier League champions Chelsea. (Source: File)   Bournemouth have signed Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on a long-term deal from Premier League champions Chelsea. Begovic was Chelsea’s second-choice keeper behind Thibaut Courtois and, although neither club disclosed the fee for the ...

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IFA writes to AIFF seeking another meeting with Mohun Bagan & East Bengal


By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:May 30, 2017 11:37 pm East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will boycott the AFC meeting if the AIFF president turns down the proposal for another meeting. (Source: File) Continuing its tirade against the ISL organisers, the Indian Football Association has shot off a letter to AIFF seeking another round of meeting with Mohun Bagan and ...

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Sergio Aguero will stay next season, says Manchester City chairman


By: vetembaste | Published:May 30, 2017 7:40 pm Sergio Aguero helped City finish third in the league, scoring 20 goals in 31 league appearances. (Source: vetembaste) Striker Sergio Aguero is among the best players in the world and is staying at Manchester City next season, the Premier League club’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said, dismissing transfer speculation surrounding the Argentine ...

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Torino has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, says Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart


By: Express Web Desk | Published:May 30, 2017 12:52 pm Joe Hart wrote an emotional message for Torino. (Source: Instagram) Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart confirmed on Monday that he is leaving Serie A club Torino after 36 appearances for the club. He is expected to be back in Manchester after the summer break where decision on his future will ...

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Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus out several months with cruciate ligament tear


By: AP | Dortmund | Published:May 29, 2017 10:46 pm Marco Reus has been ruled out for several months with a partial tear of the cruciate ligament in his right knee. (Source: vetembaste) Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out for several months with a partial tear of the cruciate ligament in his right knee. Reus suffered ...

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Barcelona appoint Ernesto Valverde as new manager


By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 29, 2017 11:19 pm Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as Barcelona manager. (Source: AP File) FC Barcelona have appointed former Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde as the next boss for the club. He replaces Luis Enrique who opted to not continue at the Catalan club. He will be officially unveiled to the fans and ...

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Huddersfield Town hold nerve to beat Reading on penalties; promoted to Premier League


By: vetembaste | Updated: May 29, 2017 11:21 pm Huddersfield Town also endured penalties in the semi-final playoff. (Source: vetembaste) Huddersfield Town returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years after a nail-biting 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading in the Championship promotion playoff final at Wembley on Monday. The game finished 0-0 ...

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