Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Spain will have four teams in the knockout stage of the Europa League when the competition begins again in February 2018 following the last game of the group stage.
Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Real Madrid president Florentino Perez heaped praise on star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and said he is the best in the club's history along side former player Alfredo Di Stéfano.
Paris, Dec 8 (IANS) Football star Cristiano Ronaldo said his son wants to win the Ballon d'Or, after the Real Madrid forward was awarded the prestigious award for the fifth time.
New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Technology will be a key factor during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in South Korea, where thousands of fans and athletes will be able to experience a quicker way of paying for their purchases with wearable payment devices such as payment-enabled gloves, commemorative stickers, Olympic Winter Games pins or a decal on their mobile phones.
Berlin, Dec 8 (IANS) Hoffenheim secured one point following a 1-1 draw against Ludogrets while Berlin held Oestersund 1-1 in the last round of the Europa League's group stage.
Belgrade, Dec 8 (IANS) Serbian Red Star triumphed over German club Cologne 1-0 to qualify for the round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League here.
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 8 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura and Benfica striker Jonas could join the influx of high-profile South American footballers to China.
La Paz (Bolivia), Dec 8 (IANS) The Bolivian government has approved plans to redevelop the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz, the country's largest sports venue.
Paris, Dec 8 (IANS) Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured here with his fifth Ballon d'Or trophy as the world's best soccer player, bringing him level with Argentine striker Lionel Messi, who finished second in the voting for this year's prize.
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Despite edging out reigning champions ATK 3-2 in a second-half thriller, Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory said their opponents on the night are by no means makeweights and can come back hard with a win.
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 7 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday announced a significant increase for its continental club competition - the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup.
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Jeje Lalpekhlua scored a second-half double to help Chennaiyin FC go top of the table by edging past ATK 3-2 in a topsy-turvy Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
London, Dec 7 (IANS) London's Wembley stadium will host seven games at UEFA Euro 2020 after Brussels lost the right to host matches for the tournament, European football governing body UEFA announced on Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (IANS) Argentina defeated England 3-2 to set up a semi-final against hosts India, while Germany edged past the Netherlands 4-3 via penalty shootout to advance at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here on Thursday.
Dubai, Dec 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday handed a retrospective one-year ban to Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad after he pleaded guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code, having ingested the banned substance Clenbuterol.