Messi a level above Ronaldo: Beckham

¬†Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham rates Barcelona’s Lionel Messi higher than Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo succeeded Beckham as Manchester United’s no.7 before arriving at Real Madrid two years after the England captain left the Spanish giants. Continue Reading

Groenen helps Netherlands enter World Cup final

The Netherlands’ rise as a force in women’s football continued on Wednesday as Jackie Groenen’s extra-time strike saw them edge out Sweden 1-0 in a gruelling World Cup semi-final in Lyon, taking the European champions through to this weekend’s final against the United States. Continue Reading

Arsenal, Chelsea ready for Europa League battle

The build-up to the Europa League final has been marred by the controversy surrounding UEFA’s choice of venue, but it is now time for the football to do the talking as familiar foes Chelsea and Arsenal prepare to do battle in the unfamiliar setting of Baku on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Manchester City face Champions League ban

European football’s financial regulators are poised to recommend that newly minted Premier League champions Manchester City be barred from the Champions League, the New York Times reported. Continue Reading

Djokovic bests Tsitsipas for third Madrid title

Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open. Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game too, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay-court season. Continue Reading

Narrow defeat for India u-23 football team against Qatar

The Indian under-23 football team couldn’t convert the chances that came its way and suffered a narrow 0-1 loss to Qatar in a preparatory match here ahead of the AFC Championship Qualifiers in Uzbekistan.¬† Continue Reading

Dream run continues for Chennaiyin FC U-18

Chennai: The Chennaiyin FC Under-18 team beat Chennai City FC 4-2 to make it four wins out of five in the AIFF Under-18 Youth League at the SSN College Ground here on Tuesday. The CFC U-18s completed the double over its opponents in the process, having defeated it 3-2 in the corresponding fixture three days ago. Continue Reading