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Monthly Archives: October 2018

UEFA ‘closely monitoring’ Wembley pitch for Tottenham Hotspur-PSV Champions League clash

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By: vetembaste | London | Published: November 1, 2018 12:02:32 am Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was critical of the pitch on Monday, blaming it for errors from both sides. (Source: vetembaste) European soccer’s governing body UEFA said it is keeping a close eye on the playing conditions at Wembley Stadium for Tottenham Hotspur’s upcoming Champions League match against PSV ...

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ISL 2018/19: Delhi Dynamos fans turn banner upside down to criticise poor performance

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Written by Karan Prashant Saxena | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2018 9:26:42 pm Delhi Dynamos fans during Delhi’s match against NorthEast United. (Source: Facebook/Ultras Dynamos) The 2018 season of Indian Super League has not gone as planned for newly appointed coach of Delhi Dynamos Josep Gombau. In six games so far, his side have failed to register a ...

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I feel sorry for Julen Lopetegui because he’s a good friend of mine: Pep Guardiola

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By: Sports Desk | Published: October 31, 2018 4:02:32 pm After suffering a 5-1 defeat against Barcelona in Camp Nou, the European Champions on Monday sacked recently-appointed manager Julen Lopetegui. (vetembaste) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Monday said that he felt bad after Julen Lopetegui was discharged of his role at Real Madrid but also mentioned that if managers ...

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World Cup expansion possible for 2022, says Gianni Infantino 

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By: vetembaste | Kuala Lumpur | Published: October 31, 2018 11:30:54 am FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that football’s governing body is looking into the possibility of increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup. (vetembaste)  FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that football’s governing body is looking into the possibility of increasing the number ...

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Chandigarh: After opening game draw, Minerva Punjab FC ready to face Real Kashmir FC

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Written by Nitin Sharma | Panchkula | Updated: October 31, 2018 5:49:51 am David Robertson, head coach, Real Kashmir FC (second from right) and Paul Munster, technical director, Minerva Punjab FC, at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex on Tuesday. (Photo by Jaipal Singh) Competing in the last two seasons of I-League, Minerva Punjab FC have always made a start with ...

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Santiago Solari says Real Madrid stars in pain and determined to fight back

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By: vetembaste | Madrid | Published: October 30, 2018 10:48:35 pm Real Madrid’s interim coach Santiago Solari says the squad are hurting but determined to turn around their dismal start to the season. (vetembaste) Real Madrid’s interim coach Santiago Solari says the squad are hurting but determined to turn around their dismal start to the season. Julen Lopetegui was sacked ...

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India and other SAFF countries pull out of Saudi-led SWAFF

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By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 30, 2018 7:35:48 pm India and six other members of SAFF on Tuesday pulled out of the newly-formed Saudi Arabia-led bloc with immediate effect in support of the Asian Football Confederation’s President Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa. (Representational Image) India and six other members of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) on Tuesday ...

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Death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha adds to King Power uncertainty as Thai duty-free changes loom

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By: vetembaste | Bangkok | Published: October 30, 2018 2:53:48 pm Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash. (vetembaste) The death of Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha adds to challenges his King Power International empire faces as its dominance of the lucrative Thai duty-free industry comes under scrutiny. Vichai, the founder of King Power, was ...

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Real Madrid fire coach Julen Lopetegui after big loss to Barcelona

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By: AP | Madrid | Updated: October 30, 2018 8:31:34 am Real Madrid has fired coach Julen Lopetegui. (Source: REUTERS) In just months, Julen Lopetegui has lost two of the most high-profile coaching jobs in the world. Lopetegui was finally fired by Real Madrid on Monday, less than five months after he was sacked by Spain before the World Cup ...

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Gareth Bale bears brunt of Real Madrid criticism

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By: vetembaste | Published: October 29, 2018 10:01:46 pm Real midfielder Gareth Bale jumps for the ball with Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. (Source: AP) Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is likely to pay for the team’s poor start to the season, but Spanish media have also criticised the club’s players and Gareth Bale, in particular. The Wales forward arrived in ...

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