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Abahani face April 4.25 SC in AFC Cup play-off semi-tie today

Motivated Abahani Limited will face favourites North Korean April 4.25 Sports Club (SC) in the AFC Cup Inter Zonal play-off semifinal-2 scheduled to be held today (Wednesday) with both the

Barcelona forward Dembele out 5 weeks with thigh injury

Forward Ousmane Dembele has joined Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez on Barcelona's injury list. The club says on Monday that Dembele has a left thigh muscle injury and is expected

Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba after penalty miss

Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba after penalty miss

AFP, Wolverhampton :Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to blame Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star missed a penalty in Monday's 1-1 draw at Wolves after taking spot-kick duties from Marcus

Messi and Ibrahimovic nominated for FIFA goal of the year

Messi and Ibrahimovic nominated for FIFA goal of the year

AFP, Lausanne :Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA for its Puskas award for goal of the year.They are

US women footballers' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

US women footballers' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

AFP, Los Angeles :The equal pay lawsuit filed by US women footballers against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled to go to trial on May 5, 2020, the players'

Juventus gamble on Sarri delivering another style of Serie A title

Juventus gamble on Sarri delivering another style of Serie A title

AFP, Milan :Juventus begin their Serie A campaign this weekend under new coach Maurizio Sarri as the multiple Italian champions gamble on the veteran delivering another style of Serie A

'Shocked' Nigeria Football Federation wants to help banned coach Siasia clear his name

AFP, Abuja :The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Monday that they were "shocked" by a life ban on former national coach Samson Siasia by FIFA for bribery, vowing to

Trippier and Morata combine to give Atletico winning start

Trippier and Morata combine to give Atletico winning start

Alvaro Morata headed in a sumptuous Kieran Trippier cross to ensure a new-look Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 1-0 on Sunday and made a winning start in La Liga.Trippier looked right

In 1 game, Bale shows he can still contribute at Real Madrid

In 1 game, Bale shows he can still contribute at Real Madrid

AP, Madrid :Just like that, Gareth Bale is part of the solution for Real Madrid again.After only one game back as a starter, the player who wasn't wanted by coach

Lampard denied first win as Leicester draw at Chelsea

Lampard denied first win as Leicester draw at Chelsea

Frank Lampard is still waiting for his first win as Chelsea manager after Wilfred Ndidi gave Leicester a 1-1 draw to spoil the Blues legend's homecoming on Sunday.Thrashed 4-0 at

'Proud moment' as Ramsey makes Juventus debut in final pre-season friendly

AFP, Milan :Aaron Ramsey made his debut for Italian champions Juventus on Saturday in their final pre-season friendly, a 1-0 win over Serie C side Triestina.The Welsh international midfielder and

Aaron Ramsey (right) comes on in place of Federico Bernardeschi to make his Juve debut against Serie C side Triestina in their final pre-season friendly at Milan on Saturday.

Aaron Ramsey (right) comes on in place of Federico Bernardeschi to make his Juve debut against Serie C side Triestina in their final pre-season friendly at Milan on Saturday.

Zidane indicates Bale will stay after Madrid put three past Celta

Zidane indicates Bale will stay after Madrid put three past Celta

Zinedine Zidane indicated Gareth Bale will stay at Real Madrid after the Welshman led the way in a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday.Bale was back in the team

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs

VAR controversy hides chasm between Man City and Spurs

AFP, Manchester :"I am in love with VAR," joked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after his side escaped with a 2-2 draw at Manchester City thanks to Gabriel Jesus's late winner

Klopp impressed as Liverpool hold firm to see off Saints

Klopp impressed as Liverpool hold firm to see off Saints

Jurgen Klopp denied that exhaustion was behind Liverpool's inconsistent display in their hard-fought 2-1 win at Southampton on Saturday.Klopp's team struggled in the first half and it was completely against

Inter looking at Sanchez loan from Manchester United

Inter looking at Sanchez loan from Manchester United

Italian side Inter Milan are in talks to sign Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez on loan, according to Sky Italia. According to the Italian broadcaster, Sanchez's agent is in London

Bayern Munich target Coutinho arrives for medical ahead of loan move

Bayern Munich target Coutinho arrives for medical ahead of loan move

Philippe Coutinho has arrived at Bayern Munich to complete his medical as he edges closer to sealing his loan move from Barcelona.The Brazilian midfielder has agreed to join the Bundesliga

Dzeko commits to Roma with three-year contract extension

Dzeko commits to Roma with three-year contract extension

AFP, Milan :Bosnian international striker Edin Dzeko has ended speculation about his future by signing a new three-year contract with Roma, the Serie A club announced.The 33-year-old had been touted

'Proud' Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

'Proud' Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

Frank Lampard admits his first match as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge will be a proud occasion, but only a win against Leicester will make Sunday's homecoming a truly memorable

U-15 football team to leave for India tomorrow

The Bangladesh U-15 football team will leave for India on Monday (Aug 19) to take part in the SAFF U-15 Championship scheduled to be held on August 21-31 in Kolkata.

Without Messi, Barcelona lose 1st League opener in 10 years

Without Messi, Barcelona lose 1st League opener in 10 years

AP, Madrid :Barcelona lost its opening Spanish League match for the first time in a decade on Friday, falling at Athletic Bilbao 1-0 as Antoine Griezmann couldn't make up for

Guardiola backs Sterling to reach 30-goal mark

Guardiola backs Sterling to reach 30-goal mark

AFP, Manchester :Pep Guardiola wants to see the on-form Raheem Sterling break the 30-goal barrier for the first time in his career this season, but will only judge the England

Lewandowski to the rescue as 'lucky' Hertha hold Bayern in season opener

Lewandowski to the rescue as 'lucky' Hertha hold Bayern in season opener

A brace for Robert Lewandowski was not enough to save Bayern Munich from making a spluttering start to the new Bundesliga season as the reigning German champions were held to

FIFA bans ex-Bolivian football chief for life

AFP, Geneva :FIFA on Thursday banned the former treasurer of South America's football federation for life after an ethics panel found him guilty of bribery.Romer Osuna, who also once

Messi, Ronaldo and Van Dijk shortlisted for UEFA awards

Messi, Ronaldo and Van Dijk shortlisted for UEFA awards

AFP, Lausanne :Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk have been named candidates for this year's UEFA Men's Player of the Year award, European football's governing body announced

Man City seek Spurs revenge, Lampard hoping for home comforts

Man City seek Spurs revenge, Lampard hoping for home comforts

AFP, London :Manchester City will seek revenge against Tottenham on Saturday for their dramatic Champions League exit last season as Liverpool and Manchester United also look to build on

Atlanta United captain Jeff Larentowicz hoists the trophy for the team celebrating a 3-2 victory over Club America to win the Campeones Cup soccer match in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Atlanta United captain Jeff Larentowicz hoists the trophy for the team celebrating a 3-2 victory over Club America to win the Campeones Cup soccer match in Atlanta on Wednesday.

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Wolverhampton defeat Pyunik 4-0 in Europa League

Wolverhampton defeat Pyunik 4-0 in Europa League

BBC Online :Diogo Jota scored a stunning acrobatic volley as Wolves beat Armenians Pyunik 4-0 at Molineux on Thursday and 8-0 on aggregate to set up a Europa League

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could miss Southampton game

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could miss Southampton game

BBC Online :Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian could miss his side's Premier League game against Southampton on Saturday after a collision with a pitch invader.Manager Jurgen Klopp says the Spaniard was

PSG and French football braced for Neymar exit

PSG and French football braced for Neymar exit

AFP, Paris :The saga of Neymar's seemingly inevitable departure from Paris Saint-Germain is proving a long, drawn out affair bringing the curtain down on what will ultimately feel like