Barcelona to open football academy in India soon

The best football club in the world at present, FC Barcelona of Spain is all set to open its first football academy in India to nurture local talent and, hopefully, give the world another Lionel Messi in the next 5 years or so. The Catalans have tied up with Delhi-based Conscient Football and their (Barcelona’s ) … Continue reading “Barcelona to open football academy in India soon”

EPL Sunday Roundup: Chelsea stutter, Manchester United win

The football season got of to a fantastic start yesterday, with lots of exciting and entertaining matches being played on Saturday in the English Premier League. The same enthusiasm carried on today with the two fixtures that were played today between Stoke City and Chelsea, and West Brom and Manchester United. While last season’s runners … Continue reading “EPL Sunday Roundup: Chelsea stutter, Manchester United win”

Down and Out!

India have won the world cup. We are the no.1 team in test cricket. Our 2nd string team beat West Indies in the West Indies. Fast Forward to August, we are in tatters. It wasn’t too long ago that India won the Cricket World Cup and were also atop the test rankings and the world … Continue reading “Down and Out!”

Chelsea sack Carlo Ancelotti as United celebrate 19th title

Chelsea have sacked their Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti after he ended his second season at the club without a trophy. The Italian was dismissed following Chelsea’s 1-0 loss at Everton as the west Londoners finished second in the Premier League — a whopping 9 points behind eventual champions Manchester United (who won 4-2 at Old Trafford … Continue reading “Chelsea sack Carlo Ancelotti as United celebrate 19th title”

BREAKING: India win ICC Cricket World Cup 2011!

Hosts India staged a magnificent run chase to beat co-hosts Sri Lanka by 6 wickets here at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, India. Batting first, Sri Lanka a respectable 274-6, thanks to a well constructed century from Mahela Jayawardene. In reply, India cruised home with 6 wickets and 10 balls to spare. Dhoni got the … Continue reading “BREAKING: India win ICC Cricket World Cup 2011!”

UEFA Champions League Quarter Final draw announced: Chelsea to meet Man United, Spurs face Madrid

Manchester United and Chelsea will face each other in the Champions League quarter-finals after being drawn in a rematch of their 2008 European final. Premier League leaders United, who beat the Blues on penalties in Moscow three years ago, will enjoy home advantage in the second leg against the defending English league champions. Tottenham were … Continue reading “UEFA Champions League Quarter Final draw announced: Chelsea to meet Man United, Spurs face Madrid”

UEFA Champions League 2010-11 Draw: Milan, Madrid round up group of death + other groups

Ah, so the new season of the UEFA Champions League is here. At last some European football! The draw for the group stages of the competition has just concluded and below is the group, in detail. Group A Inter Milan Werder Bremen Tottenham FC Twente Group B Lyon Benfica Schalke Hapoel Tel Aviv Group C … Continue reading “UEFA Champions League 2010-11 Draw: Milan, Madrid round up group of death + other groups”

David Silva joins Manchester City

Manchester City have completed the £24m transfer of Spain international winger David Silva from Valencia. Silva, 24, had a medical on Wednesday before signing a four-year contract at City, where he hopes to earn Champions League qualification next season. “I will be happy if at the end we are in the Champions League – or … Continue reading “David Silva joins Manchester City”

Football Roundup: Mourinho gets better of former club Chelsea; CSKA-Sevilla share the spoils; Stoke dump Manchester City out of FA Cup; Pavlyuchenko re-born, gives Spurs victory

Former Blues boss Jose Mourinho couldn’t have asked for more. His current side Inter Milan beat his former team Chelsea 2-1 in an entertaining first leg tie at the San Siro with all to play for in the 2nd leg. Diego Milito fired Inter to a lead in as early as the 3rd minute with … Continue reading “Football Roundup: Mourinho gets better of former club Chelsea; CSKA-Sevilla share the spoils; Stoke dump Manchester City out of FA Cup; Pavlyuchenko re-born, gives Spurs victory”

Premier League ponders play-offs for Champions League

The Premier League is considering a proposal to introduce a play-off for the fourth Champions League place. The top four currently enter the tournament but the new idea would mean the teams from fourth to seventh playing in a mini-knockout competition. Any change would need the agreement of at least 14 of the 20 top … Continue reading “Premier League ponders play-offs for Champions League”

Egypt African Champions Again!

Egypt have won the Africa Cup of Nations for the 3rd year in a row as they beat Ghana 1-0. They certainly have been the best team of the tournament and were deserved winners. Ghana, however, were probably the better team in the final, but never made the most of their possession and paid the … Continue reading “Egypt African Champions Again!”

Bryan Brother Champs again

Twins Bob and Mike Bryan underlined their position as the world’s top doubles team by successfully defending their Australian Open title in Melbourne. The top seeds claimed a 6-3 6-7 (5/7) 6-3 over old rivals Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic on Saturday night to win the trophy for the fourth time in five years.