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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mohun Bagan Ratna for ex-India defender Subrata Bhattacharya

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By: Express Web Desk | Published:June 30, 2017 11:43 pm Mohun Bagan today decided to honour its legendary former India defender Subrata Bhattacharya with its highest decoration — the Mohun Bagan Ratna.   For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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Oscar protests earn Hulk and Andre Villas-Boas two-game bans

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By: vetembaste | Hong Kong | Published:June 30, 2017 6:22 pm Andres Villas-boas and striker Hulk hit with a two-game ban. (Source: vetembaste) Shanghai SIPG manager Andre Villas-Boas and striker Hulk have been hit with two-game bans by the Chinese Football Association for publicly protesting the eight-match suspension handed to the club’s midfielder Oscar earlier this month. The pair, along ...

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Juventus confirm Dani Alves exit amid Manchester City speculation

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By: vetembaste | Published:June 30, 2017 12:56 pm Dani Alves joined Juventus on a two-year contract from Barcelona last June and made 33 appearances. (Source: File) Italian champions Juventus have confirmed that defender Dani Alves has left the club after one season amid speculation the Brazilian fullback is set to join Manchester City. The 34-year-old joined Juventus on a two-year ...

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In compromise solution, ISL and I-League to share space

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Published:June 30, 2017 2:01 am Following a meeting with the AIFF, I-League clubs agreed to a compromise solution, thus ending the impasse that threatened to derail the domestic season. Both leagues, likely to be 10-team affairs, will begin in November.  In an exception to the global norm, India will have two national ...

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Leon Goretka double helps Germany reach Confederations Cup final 

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By: vetembaste | Sochi | Published:June 30, 2017 2:23 am FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: Germany’s Leon Goretzka scores their second goal. (Source: REUTERS) Germany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic, end-to-end Confederations Cup semi-final on Thursday. Mexico had more chances and more ...

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Jermain Defoe back at Bournemouth on three year deal

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By: AP | Bournemouth | Published:June 29, 2017 8:17 pm Jermain Defoe spent the 2000-01 season on loan at Bournemouth from West Ham. (Source: File) England striker Jermain Defoe has joined Bournemouth on a three-year deal, securing a return to a club where he scored in 10 straight league games during a loan spell in 2001. The Premier League team ...

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Leeds United repurchase home ground Elland Road

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By: vetembaste | Published:June 29, 2017 4:18 pm Leeds United confirm the purchase of Elland road. (Source: Twitter) Championship team Leeds United have bought back Elland Road, 13 years after selling their home stadium to reduce debts during a financial crisis, the Yorkshire club have announced. Elland Road has been Leeds’ home ground since 1919 but the club sold their ...

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All you need to know about Lionel Messi’s wedding on Friday

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By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 29, 2017 12:19 pm Lionel Messi will marry his childhood girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday. (Source: AP) Barcelona great Lionel Messi is all set to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in Rosario, Argentina on Friday as they host celebrities from around the world for Latin America’s ‘wedding of the decade’. Where is ...

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We won’t underestimate young Germany in semis: Juan Carlos Osorio

By: vetembaste | Sochi | Published:June 28, 2017 10:32 pm Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio watches his players during a training session in Sochi, Russia. (source: AP) Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio said Germany’s young squad are experienced and will not be underestimated when the teams meet in the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Thursday. Germany, the World Cup holders, and ...

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ISL granted official status by AFC

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By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 28, 2017 10:55 pm Winner of the Indian Super League will be granted a spot in the AFC Cup qualifiers. (Source: File) The Asian Football Confederations has reportedly granted the Indian Super League official status. This hence confirms that the ISL will run as parallel to the I-League as India’s official football tournament ...

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