Gianni Infantino says FIFA wants to improve the offside rule | Football News

Gianni Infantino says FIFA wants to improve the offside rule | Football News

FIFA wants to improve the offside rule, currently the source of frequent controversy, but it is difficult to find a consensus among the experts discussing the matter, the head of the global soccer body Gianni Infantino said on Friday. The introduction of VAR technology has allowed officials to identify offsides which would be imperceptible to … Read more

ISL: Fowler plots East Bengal revival against NorthEast United | Football News

ISL: Fowler plots East Bengal revival against NorthEast United | Football News

VASCO: SC East Bengal will look to register their first win of the season when they take on NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League on Saturday. Coach Robbie Fowler‘s side is yet to score in the league and has conceded five goals in its opening two fixtures. The team lost to ATK Mohun … Read more

Mourinho says Kane should be fit for Arsenal clash | Football News

Mourinho says Kane should be fit for Arsenal clash | Football News

LONDON: Jose Mourinho is confident that Harry Kane will be fit for the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday even though his star striker missed Tottenham’s Europa League trip to Linz. The 27-year-old England captain is undergoing treatment for an unspecified injury and failed to train on the eve of Thursday’s game in Austria, … Read more

Patrick Vieira sacked as Nice coach after run of defeats | Football News

MARSEILLE: Patrick Vieira has been sacked as coach of Nice and replaced by his assistant following a run of five consecutive defeats, the French Ligue 1 club announced on Friday. The final straw for the former Arsenal player and France 1998 World Cup winner was Thursday’s 3-2 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen, which confirmed … Read more

Krishna’s late strike wins it for ATK Mohun Bagan | Football News

It was at the last throw of the dice when ATK Mohun Bagan were awarded a free-kick near the centre circle in dying seconds of the game. The Kolkata side – Roy Krishna to be specific – made that count as they recorded a solitary-goal victory over Odisha FC in their Indian Super League encounter … Read more

Premier League: Face masks and no hugging for returning Premier League fans | Football News

MANCHESTER: Fans will have to wear face masks when they return to Premier League grounds in small numbers at the weekend and avoid hugging each other when celebrating goals, clubs have been told. The Premier League’s protocol for the return of up to 2,000 fans to 10 of their 20 venues makes clear that even … Read more

Arsenal: Arsenal win on fans’ return to top-level football in England | Football News

Arsenal: Arsenal win on fans' return to top-level football in England | Football News

LONDON: For the first time in 270 days, fans were back inside a Premier League ground as Arsenal welcomed 2,000 supporters into the Emirates for Thursday’s routine 4-1 Europa League win over Rapid Vienna. The sparse crowd in a 60,000 capacity stadium were well distanced between two stands and in high spirits despite the Gunners’ … Read more

‘I love you, Diego’ – Pele pens message for Maradona | Football News

'I love you, Diego' - Pele pens message for Maradona | Football News

RIO DE JANEIRO: “I love you, Diego” Pele has written on social media, a week after the death of his “great friend” Diego Maradona, a “genius who enchanted the world”. In Brazil, it is common to pay homage to the deceased a week after their death, when a “seventh-day mass” is celebrated by Catholics like … Read more

EFL to receive 250 million pounds bailout package from Premier League | Football News

The Premier League has reached an agreement with the English Football League (EFL) to provide a 250 million pounds ($336.13 million) bailout package for lower division clubs struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Club finances have been hit hard since the pandemic barred fans from entering stadiums, with many at the risk of going … Read more

Barca should have sold Messi, says interim president | Football News

Barca should have sold Messi, says interim president | Football News

MADRID: Barcelona‘s interim president Carlos Tusquets feels the club should have cashed-in on Lionel Messi during the summer transfer window. Messi was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City and sent a recorded delivery (Burofax) letter stating his intention to leave. He later said the decision was due to being disillusioned with the direction … Read more