Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao's San Mames Stadium was named as the best football stadium in the world at the World Football Summit.
La Manga (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa suffered a 1-2 defeat against Spanish football club Real Murcia's first team in the second pre-season match here.
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Soon after leaving the England U-17 squad for club commitments, star attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho said it was a "pleasure" playing at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in front of big crowds at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here.
Navi Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Two-time champions Ghana will be overwhelming favourites when they take on continental neighbours Niger in a pre-quarterfinal clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite his friends in India telling him football will never topple cricket and become the country's top sport, Alan Shearer, the all-time leading goal-scorer in the English Premier League (EPL), believes "these are exciting times" for the sport here with the FIFA Under-17 World Cup going on in full steam.
Shanghai, Oct 17, Seeded second, Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer returned to the Shanghai Rolex Masters after two years and concluded the season's penultimate ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament with his 94th career crown after a fifth consecutive victory over old foe Rafael Nadal in the final.
Accra (Ghana), Oct 17 (IANS) Ghana maintained their 52nd position in the latest FIFA world rankings, despite gaining five points in the point buildup.
Canberra, Oct 17 (IANS) The coach of Australia's Socceroos has reportedly been offered a lucrative contract by a top Chinese Super League (CSL) club.
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) Chapecoense have named Gilson Kleina as their new coach as they attempt to avoid relegation to Brazil's second division football.
Las Palmas (Spain), Oct 17 (IANS) Iago Aspas posted a hat-trick here as Celta pounded UD Las Palmas 5-2 in a football match that saw the visitors climb to 10th place in La Liga.
It's an administrative triumph that India is hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. It will be an inspiration for the youth and children to adopt and excel in the most popular sport of the world. This event is the first step in the right direction to realise India's immense potential in the sport -- but there's a long way to go.
Gaborone (Botswana), Oct 17 (IANS) Botswanan Softball Association (BSA) President Tirelo Mukokomani was elected Vice President in the softball division board of directors of the World Baseball/Softball Confederation (WBSC).
Zagreb (Croatia), Oct 17 (IANS) The Croatian Football Federation (CFF) has confirmed that 50-year-old Zlatko Dalic would take the helm of the national team in the 2018 World Cup playoffs.
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) Ecuador's Barcelona de Guayaquil will be without defender Gabriel Marques and forward Jonathan Alvez for the first leg of their Copa Libertadores football semifinal against Gremio due to suspension.
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better future in football post their entry into the quarter-finals of the age-group World Cup, after the senior team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.