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Monthly Archives: December 2017

ISL 2017: Miku brace, Sunil Chhetri lead Bengaluru FC to 3-1 win over Kerala Blasters


By: PTI | Kochi | Published: December 31, 2017 9:28 pm Sunil Chhetri scored a penalty for Bengaluru FC. (ISL Photo) Skipper Sunil Chettri was on target from the spot while the prolific Miku struck twice as Bengaluru FC thrashed Kerala Blasters 3-1 in an Indian Super League match, in Kochi on Sunday. Courage Pekuson pulled one back for the ...

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Atletico Madrid pin their hopes on Diego Costa’s second coming


By: vetembaste | Madrid | Published: December 31, 2017 5:36 pm Diego Costa agreed a return to the club from Chelsea in September for 57 million pounds ( million). (Source: AP Diego Costa is eager to begin his second spell at Atletico Madrid after spending the last three months confined to the club’s training ground, shackled by the club’s ban ...

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FIFA U17 World Cup find Dheeraj Singh bids farewell to Indian Arrows


By: Express Web Desk | Published: December 31, 2017 12:23 pm Dheeraj Singh had received trial offers from several foreign football clubs. (Instagram/Dheeraj Singh) A look back at India’s campaign in the FIFA U17 World Cup would reveal why Dheeraj Singh Noirangthem was regarded as the “find of the tournament” by former star footballer Bhaichung Bhatia. The 16-year old goalkeeper ...

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ISL 2017: Marcelinho’s hat-trick helps Pune blank Northeast 5-0


By: PTI | Pune | Published: December 31, 2017 12:16 am Pune have now moved to the second spot with 15 points from eight matches and are just a point behind league leaders Chennaiyin FC. (Source: ISL) Brazilian striker Marcelinho produced a superb hat-trick as FC Pune City scripted a 5-0 drubbing of NorthEast United in an Indian Super League ...

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Chelsea overwhelm Stoke City in 5-0 win in Premier League


By: AP | London | Published: December 31, 2017 12:24 am Willian converted a penalty to make it 4-0 before Davide Zappacosta completed the rout with a strike from outside the area. (Source: vetembaste) Chelsea left Eden Hazard on the bench and still overwhelmed Stoke in a 5-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday, with the first three goals ...

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I-League 2017: Last-gasp goal helps Neroca FC hold East Bengal 1-1


By: PTI | Imphal | Updated: December 30, 2017 8:28 pm Despite the draw, East Bengal are on top of the league table with 14 points from seven matches. (Source: Twitter) Neroca FC scored a last-gasp goal through Nedo Turkovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina to hold heavyweights East Bengal 1-1 and jump to the third spot in the I-League table. Katsumi Yusa ...

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England’s Rhian Brewster alleges racism at FIFA U-17 World Cup


By: Express Web Desk | Published: December 30, 2017 12:59 pm Rhian Brewster has alleged his England teammate was allegedly racially abused by a Spanish player in the final. (Express file photo) The 17-year old Rhian Brewster, a product of Liverpool academy, emerged as one of the stars from England’s FIFA U-17 World Cup winning team. Brewster scored back-to-back hat-tricks in quarterfinals ...

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Marek Hamsik extends record as leader Napoli wins 1-0 at Crotone


Updated: December 30, 2017 10:26 am Marek Hamsik celebrates scoring their third goal. (vetembaste) Breaking Diego Maradona’s all-time scoring record at Napoli meant entering sacred territory for midfielder Marek Hamsik. So it’s no surprise that Hamsik is being celebrated as club royalty. Less than a week after breaking Maradona’s club record, he scored the 117th goal of his Napoli career ...

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Jose Mourinho questions Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk signing


By: vetembaste | Updated: December 29, 2017 11:25 pm Klopp had spoken about United’s transfer spending and their world record signing of Pogba for 89.3 million pounds. (Source: vetembaste) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has questioned his counterpart Juergen Klopp over Liverpool’s decision to sign defender Virgil van Dijk on a record fee by reminding him he was once critical ...

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FIFA not seeking information on footballers suspected in anti-doping investigations


By: AP | Updated: December 29, 2017 11:28 pm Players from Russia’s 2014 World Cup squad are among 34 soccer cases under suspicion after being identified in a World Anti-Doping investigation. (Source: AP) FIFA has made no attempt to contact Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov to gain information about “many” footballers embroiled in the widespread conspiracy by the 2018 World ...

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