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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Russian Football Union names oil executive as new president

Russian Football Union chose Alexander Dyukov, a senior oil executive, as its new president until 2021. (vetembaste) The Russian Football Union (RFU) on Friday chose Alexander Dyukov, a senior oil executive, as its new president until 2021, RFU said. Dyukov is the chief executive officer of oil producer Gazprom Neft. He succeeds Vitaly Mutko, a deputy prime minister and veteran ...

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Jurgen Klopp backs Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to manage top club

United have won eight of nine Premier League matches under Solskjaer. (Source: vetembaste) Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp has hailed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ability to unlock the potential of his players and believes the Manchester United interim boss has the qualities to manage top teams having made an instant impact at Old Trafford. United have won eight of nine Premier League ...

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Barcelona feel familiar February blues as tiredness sets in

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Live Score: El Clasico is being played at the Camp Nou. (Source: vetembaste) La Liga leaders Barcelona have hit a familiar mid-season slump as a congested calendar has taken its toll on their squad, and coach Ernesto Valverde must decide whether to rest key personnel for Saturday’s trip to fourth-placed Sevilla. Barca have a seven-point lead ...

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Premier League: Fit-again Harry Kane in contention for Tottenham trip to Burnley

Harry Kane can return to play for Tottenham against Burnley. (File) Harry Kane is back in full training and could return for Tottenham Hotspur’s away clash at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday. The 25-year-old striker has been out since injuring his ankle in Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat by Manchester United on Jan. 13. ...

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ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC stun FC Goa 3-0 to seal top spot

Bengaluru produced a brilliant second-half performance to pick up all three points. (ISL) Ten-man Bengaluru FC sealed their place at the top of the table with a stunning 3-0 win over FC Goa in the Indian Super League o Thursday. Full-back Nishu Kumar received his second yellow card and was sent for an early bath in the 42nd minute. Down ...

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Atletico Madrid vs Juventus: Massimiliano Allegri’s decisions under spotlight after Juventus swept aside

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri during the match. (Source: vetembaste) Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was typically unruffled after his team were outplayed in their 2-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, saying “these things happen”. But Allegri’s decisions came under scanner after his team were swept aside by the streetwise Spaniards in the second half of their ...

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La Liga unaware of Premier League interest in President Javier Tebas

La Liga’s organising body has said it does not expect President Javier Tebas to jump ship to the Premier League. (Source: vetembaste) La Liga’s organising body has said it does not expect President Javier Tebas to jump ship to the Premier League, responding to British media reports that the Spaniard has emerged as a candidate to become the English top ...

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ISL 2018-19: FC Pune City rally to hold NorthEast United 1-1

Pune equalised though Adil Khan who slammed home a volley in the 69th minute before NorthEast were reduced to 10 men NorthEast United will have to wait till the conclusion of their league engagements to know if they have qualified for the Indian Super League play-offs after they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Pune City on Wednesday. ...

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Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri planning for long-term, defends tactics

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. (Source: File) Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is planning for the long-term despite the club’s fans booing his side during Monday’s FA Cup defeat by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge which has fanned media speculation about his future. “I have to think that I will be the manager of Chelsea for a long time, otherwise I cannot ...

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Mesut Ozil holds key to his Arsenal future, says Unai Emery

German midfielder Ozil has started only four matches for Arsenal since a 1-1 draw. (Source: File) Arsenal manager Unai Emery has urged playmaker Mesut Ozil to shake off his minor injuries and illnesses and produce consistent performances to regain his place in the starting lineup. German midfielder Ozil has started only four matches for Arsenal since a 1-1 draw with ...

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