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Olivier Giroud seeks France return to boost game time

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Olivier Giroud has not started a Premier League game for Chelsea since the club signed Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain in January. (vetembaste/File Photo)  Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud wants to move back to France when his contract expires at the end of the season after growing frustrated by a lack of playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri. Giroud has not ...

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New-look Germany make promising start with Serbia draw

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Germany players after the match REUTERS Germany’s new-look team made a promising return to the international stage with a 1-1 draw against Serbia in a friendly on Wednesday, showing signs of improvement following a disastrous 2018. The Germans, knocked out of the World Cup in the group stage and relegated in the Nations League last year, had only one player ...

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Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling treated differently by British media, says Paul Pogba

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Sterling, who has 19 goals for City in all competitions this season, was also supported by England team mate Danny Rose. France midfielder Paul Pogba believes England’s Raheem Sterling is sometimes treated differently by the British media because he is black and does not get the recognition he deserves for his achievements. Speaking ahead of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier against ...

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Six I-League clubs demand meeting with AIFF before Super Cup, propose 20-team unified league

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Several clubs are worried that the I-League may be relegated to the second tier in the domestic restructuring this coming season on the direction of the Asian Football Confederation. (PTI Photo) Six I-League clubs, including new champions Chennai City FC, on Wednesday expressed their willingness to compete in the Super Cup if the national federation addresses their concerns about the ...

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The bat spat: It’s Valencia vs Batman over club’s 100th anniversary logo

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Valencia’s new logo at 100th anniversary. For the past many years, the Bat-Signal stood for many things – distress, vengeance, guardian – but lately, it has become a ground of dispute between DC Comics and Spanish club Valencia. With the club celebrating their centenary year, the dispute between US comic book giant DC and Valencia has resurfaced. The club symbol ...

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Son Heung-min calls for patience as South Korea turn to youth for 2022 World Cup

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Son Heung-min is among those players already calling for patience. (Source: AP) The pressure is on in Asia as attention turns to qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Son Heung-min is among those players already calling for patience. The Tottenham star, South Korea’s biggest soccer export, wants fans to allow the national team time to build for the tournament to ...

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Bangladesh FIFA official held in defamation case gets bail

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Abul Hasan Chowdhury Prince, who filed the case against Mahfuza, said her comments against Hasina were derogatory. (Representational Image) A Bangladesh court granted FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron bail on Tuesday, her lawyer said, days after she was arrested on suspicion of defamation after saying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was neglecting football in the cricket-mad country. “The court granted ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic hits out at Sir Alex Ferguson’s Class of 92 for Paul Pogba criticism

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic said Manchester United’s former players from the famous Class of 92 are critical of midfielder Paul Pogba because he was not loyal to former manager Alex Ferguson. (AP/File Photo) Manchester United’s former players from the famous Class of 92 are critical of midfielder Paul Pogba because he was not loyal to former manager Alex Ferguson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ...

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PSG score legal win over UEFA in financial monitoring case

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld PSG’s appeal against an attempt by UEFA investigators to reopen a previously closed investigation. (vetembaste/File Photo) Paris Saint-Germain won an initial legal battle with UEFA on Tuesday over the monitoring of its spending on player transfers and wages, and sponsorship deals linked to the club’s Qatari owner. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ...

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Mauricio Pochettino picks Barcelona as favourites to win Champions League

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Mauricio Pochettino said Barcelona will have the edge in their much-anticipated Champions League quarter-final clash against Manchester United. (File Photo) Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said Barcelona will have the edge in their much-anticipated Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United and has backed the Spanish club to lift the title for the sixth time. United have rediscovered their verve ...

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