India suffer 0-3 defeat to Vietnam in international football friendly | Football News

HO CHI MINH CITY: India suffered a 0-3 thrashing at the hands of higher-seeded Vietnam in the second and final game of the Hung Thinh Friendly football tournament on Tuesday. It was a reality check for the 104th-ranked Indians after three convincing wins in June in the Asian Cup qualifiers and a 1-1 draw against … Read more

Hector Bellerin calf issue adds to Barcelona injury worries | Football News

BARCELONA: Barcelona’s injury problems worsened after the defender Hector Bellerin suffered from a calf problem in training on Tuesday. The club said in a statement they would examine the injury on Wednesday, with Bellerin potentially joining several other players on the sidelines. During the international break, Barcelona lost Ronald AraujoJules Kounde, Memphis Depay and Frenkie … Read more

We need to have better academies and start early, says Lalengmawia Ralte after Belgium stint | Football News

MUMBAI: Starting early and improving academies is key to raising the standard of Indian football, believes Lalengmawia Ralte, who has returned from a two-week training camp with Bombay City F.C.sister club of in Belgium, Lommel SK. The prodigious midfielder, Puglia scored his first goal for the Islanders in 2022 Durand Cup Final against Bengaluru FC. … Read more

India held to 1-1 draw by Singapore in international friendly | Football News

HO CHI MINH CITY: India put in a dominating performance but fell short of a victory, playing out a 1-1 draw against lower-ranked Singapore in their FIFA International Friendly Hung Thinh tournament match here on Saturday. Ikhsan Fandi put Singapore ahead in the 37th minute when his free kick from around 25 yards deflected the … Read more

Sandesh Jhingan unlikely starter as India take on Singapore in international friendly | Football News

HO CHI MINH CITY (Vietnam): Senior defender Sandesh Jingan could be rested in the first FIFA international friendly match between India and Singapore at the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament on Saturday. Jhingan and her teammate Chinglensana Singh did not accompany the team due to issues with travel documents and did not board until 3am … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo charged by FA for clash with Everton fan | Football News

MANCHESTER (UK): Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with “inappropriate and/or violent” conduct by the English Football Association Friday for an incident dating back five months. Footage showed Ronaldo appearing to drop a fan’s mobile phone to the ground after United’s 1-0 loss at Everton on April 9, for which the Portuguese was warned by Merseyside … Read more

Son’s late free-kick earns South Korea draw with Costa Rica in friendly | Football News

Son Heung-min’s late free kick deserved South Korea a 2-2 draw with fellow World Cup qualifiers Costa Rica in an international friendly in Goyang on Friday. The Tottenham Hotspur striker curled his free-kick in the 85th minute past the substitute keeper Patrick Sequeira minutes after Esteban Alvarado was sent off for handling the ball outside … Read more

Mud-throwing begins ahead of Chandigarh Football Association poll: News Kidda

Tribune News Service Deepankar Sharda Chandigarh, September 21 Hand-in-hand for a few years now, Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) office holders have been muddling together for the association’s general election, which will take place on September 29 at a hotel in Sector 43 here. While a CFA commission took out 11 of its affiliated … Read more

Ballon d’Or adds Socrates award for players who tackle social issues | Football News

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT (France): The golden ball organizers announced on Wednesday they were adding a humanitarian award to this year’s ceremony, named for Socrates the elegant Brazilian midfielder, also a medical graduate. “The Socrates Prize will reward the best social initiative of committed champions”, indicates a press release from Soccer France magazine that awards the Ballon d’Or. … Read more

EPL clubs agree to minimum-length bans for invasions, smoke bombs | Football News

The supporters of premier league Teams that take part in anti-social and criminal behavior in stadiums will receive automatic club bans for a minimum of one year, the league announced on Wednesday after unanimously agreeing to the ruling. Last season there was an increase in the number of pitch invasions at the end of the … Read more