Different goal: Former India winger joins coronavirus relief work

A month after Jamshedpur FC ended their disappointing Indian Super League (ISL) season, winger CK Vineeth joined another team – working in a call centre providing relief to people in his district during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since India announced a lockdown last month to curb the coronavirus spread, Vineeth has been driving 25 kilometres every […]

Wayne Rooney says handling of Premier League pay row ‘a disgrace’

Wayne Rooney has criticised the UK government and the Premier League for placing footballers in a “no-win situation” over proposed pay cuts after players were urged to make sacrifices during the coronavirus crisis. The former England captain, now playing with Championship side Derby, penned an impassioned column in the Sunday Times saying his fellow professionals […]

U-17 Women’s World Cup in India postponed

FIFA postponed Under-17 Women’s World Cup, scheduled to be held in November in India, due to the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday (4). The event was scheduled to be held at five venues in the country — Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai — from November 2-21. The tournament was to be competed among 16 […]

Premier League clubs lobby players to take 30 percent pay hit

Premier League clubs will ask players to take a combination of pay cuts and deferrals amounting to 30 per cent of their annual salary due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the league said in a statement on Friday. The English top flight’s highly-paid stars have come under increasing pressure to take […]

Sunil Chhetri condemns racism against Northeasterns

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has condemned the incidents of racism against people from the Northeast. He appealed to people not to do it. A few incidents have emerged in India where people from the Northeast were blamed for being carriers of the novel coronavirus, as “they are from China.” Earlier this week, two Naga […]

Mo Farah controversy: Rob Chakraverty resigns

ENGLAND’s team doctor Rob Chakraverty, who was under intense scrutiny following the Mo Farah controversy, has resigned on Friday (20),  the Football Association said. Rob Chakraverty joined the England football team in 2016 During his time with the team, England reached football World Cup semi-finals in Russia. The doctor was under scrutiny following allegations which […]

Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee dies at 83

INDIAN football legend PK Banerjee, a prominent striker in the golden era of the country’s football history, passed away on Friday (20) after battling prolonged illness. He was 83. Besides winning the gold medal at the Jakarta Asian Games in 1992, Banerjee led India in the 1960 Rome Olympics, where he scored the equaliser against […]

Indian club ATK takes third ISL title behind closed doors

The Indian Super League remained one of the few sporting events to go ahead Saturday with ATK winning a record third title in front of an empty stadium in Goa. ATK, which won the popular franchise-based football competition in 2014 and 2016, beat Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in the final to become the first team with […]

Mumbai City and coach Jorge Costa part ways

Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced that its head coach Jorge Costa will be leaving the club. Jorge’s contract expires shortly and has not been renewed. The Islanders finished the 2019/20 ISL campaign in 5th place, just missing out on the final play-off position, stated a media release issued by the […]

Liverpool confirm Delhi as next stop for interactive roadshow LFC World

European champions Liverpool FC has confirmed Delhi as the next stop for its interactive roadshow, LFC World. The unique fan experience will arrive at the city’s Select Citywalk Mall on March 7, bringing Liverpool FC directly to supporters in India via the LFC World hub. LFC World is now in its fourth season, having met […]