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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Jamshedpur FC’s CK Vineeth joins COVID-19 helpline centre in Kerala

By: PTI | Updated: April 11, 2020 9:17:45 pm CK Vineeth has 7 international caps for India. (Source: AIFF) A hugely popular footballer in his home state of Kerala, India and Jamshedpur FC winger CK Vineeth has joined a government helpline centre there to advice people on how to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Vineeth, who has played for the national ...

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‘I will definitely consider becoming AIFF president in future’: Bhaichung Bhutia

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 11, 2020 4:15:11 pm Bhaichung Bhutia is the former captain of Indian football team. (Source: File Photo) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has said that he will consider contesting for the post of All India Football Federation (AIFF) president in future. Bhutia retired in 2011, after being Indian football’s posterboy for more ...

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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino warns against re-starting football too early

By: vetembaste | Bern | Updated: April 11, 2020 11:33:00 am Gianni Infantino (vetembaste File Photo) FIFA president Gianni Infantino has warned against re-starting soccer too early amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling FIFA’s 211 member associations on Friday that such behaviour would be irresponsible. Soccer around the world has come to a standstill with domestic leagues on hold and major ...

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Virgil Van Dijk wants to become ‘Liverpool legend’

By: vetembaste | Published: April 7, 2020 10:21:46 am Liverpool, have lost only once in the league this season (Source: vetembaste) Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk wants to become a “Liverpool legend” and says there is nothing stopping the Premier League club achieving “incredible things”. The 28-year-old, who joined Liverpool in January 2018, has helped the club win the Champions ...

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Lionel Messi slams fake news, calls Inter move, Ronaldinho bail help ‘lies’

By: Sports Desk | Published: April 10, 2020 10:13:55 pm Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona will end in 2021. Barcelona star Lionel Messi denied rumours of him moving to Italian club Inter Milan and also mentioned that he had no role in former teammate Ronaldinho’s bail in Paraguay. The forward posted a story on Instagram on Thursday stating both the ...

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AIFF working with FIFA to finalise new dates for Women’s U-17 World Cup: Praful Patel

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 10, 2020 8:57:37 pm In past media interactions, Patel denied any wrongdoing, maintaining that all decisions had been collective. (Source: PTI) All India Football Federation is in discussion with world body FIFA to retain the original age criteria of the participating players and finalise new dates for the U-17 Women’s World Cup, ...

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AC Milan, Inter to play ‘virtual derby’ on Pro Evolution Soccer

By: vetembaste | Published: April 10, 2020 8:22:32 am The virtual derby is part of a series of initiatives organised by AC Milan. (Source: File Photo) AC Milan and Inter Milan will play their first-ever virtual derby on Saturday after joining forces with digital sports broadcaster DAZN, the clubs said in a statement on Thursday. With Serie A, like the ...

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Southampton becomes first Premier League club to defer player salaries

By: AP | Southampton | Published: April 10, 2020 8:35:43 am Southampton are 14th in the standings with 34 points from 29 games. (Source: vetembaste) Southampton became the first Premier League club to announce an agreement with players to defer part of their salaries during the coronavirus pandemic. Players and coaches at the south-coast team will not be paid their ...

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Serie A angers players by recommending wage cuts

By: vetembaste | Updated: April 7, 2020 4:13:45 pm Serie A angers players by recommending wage cuts Italy’s Serie A league has recommended that clubs impose wage cuts of between two and four months’ pay on playing and coaching staff during the coronavirus outbreak, angering the players’ union which said the proposal was inadmissible. After an emergency general assembly by ...

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English football fails its biggest test – will the public ever forgive?

By: vetembaste | Manchester | Published: April 9, 2020 8:59:58 pm (Representational Image) Among the multitude of viral videos flying around social media during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown, is one which ridicules Premier League footballers in a brutal, unsubtle fashion. Comedian Simon Brodkin parodies a player who, as well as insulting a young kid playing football in the garden, justifies his ...

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