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2 days ago
Defender Nacho absent as Real Madrid train for Bilbao tie

Madrid, April 17 (IANS) Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane could count on a full roster at training on Tuesday ahead of the team's mid-week league home fixture against Athletic Bilbao with the exception of defender Nacho Fern√°ndez, who remains in recovery from a thigh injury. The morning training session got underway at the Valdebebas complex and the team appeared in good spirits ...

3 days ago
Mother's depression can adversely affect child's IQ

New York, April 17 (IANS) When a mother's depression goes untreated, it can negatively affect a child's cognitive development up to the age of 16, suggests new research. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggest that early identification and treatment of maternal depression is key healthy growth of her children. The researchers surveyed approximately 900 ...

4 days ago
Tremors felt in Philippines

Manila, April 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Philippine's main Luzon island on Monday, the volcanology and seismology institute said. The quake struck at 3.43 a.m. 39 km east of Gonzaga town in Cagayan at a depth of 23 km, Xinhua news agency reported. No damages were reported. The tremors were also felt in Santiago and Laoag City. Aftersh...

7 days ago
Ronaldo thwarts epic Juventus comeback to lead Real Madrid into CL semis

Madrid, April 12 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo converted a controversially-awarded penalty in injury time here to quell Juventus' stunning comeback as the defending champions lost 1-3 in the second leg but won the Champions League quarter-final tie 4-3 on aggregate. The joy of the Real Madrid faithful at the Santiago Bernabeu was mixed with relief after seeing the hosts bl...

13 days ago
Varane rejoins Real Madrid group training ahead of derby

Madrid, April 6 (IANS) Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane rejoined the team's group training on Friday before the derby against Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu here. Varane resumed the team training after working out in the gym during Thursday's session, reported Efe. Meanwhile, Nacho Fernandez, who was injured in the Blancos' 3-0 league win against Las Palmas, is still...

15 days ago
Atletico Madrid set sights on Europa League semis

Madrid, April 4 (IANS) Atletico Madrid aim to take a big step towards the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday when they entertain Sporting Club de Portugal in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The last surviving Spanish club in the Europa League aims to fill the 80,000 capacity Wanda for the game and tickets are on sale at low prices, with just 6,000 left to sell by Wednesday morn...

18 days ago
Gameiro penalty boosts Atletico

Madrid, April 2 (IANS) A first-half penalty into the top corner by France's Kevin Gameiro gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna in their Spanish top division football match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium here. Atletico's eighth straight clean sheet home triumph on Sunday was all the more impressive given that 11 of the 18 players called up have come up from the yout...

22 days ago
Argentine footballer dies of leukemia

Tegucigalpa, March 29 (IANS) Santiago Vergara, who spent two years with Honduran first division football team Motagua, has died in his native Argentina after a battle with leukemia, the Tegucigalpa club said. He was 26. The board of directors, the technical team, the players and the administrative staff regret to announce the death of Santiago Vergara, the club said on social media. <...

23 days ago
Akhil questions India's obsession for foreign coaches

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Seasoned boxer Akhil Kumar on Tuesday questioned India's obsession for foreign coaches, a sentiment which was echoed by 2002 Commonwealth Games gold-winning trap shooter Moraad Ali Khan at a function organised to send out good wishes to the contingent for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, starting April 4. The 37-year-old Akhil, however made it clear that he wasn't ...

24 days ago
Colombia wary of Australia, says defender Arias

London, March 26 (IANS) Full-back Santiago Arias urged his Colombia teammates not to get carried away with Friday's surprise victory over France as they prepare for their next match against Australia. Jose Pekerman's team recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat Les Bleus 3-2 at the Stade de France, reports Xinhua news agency. At London's Craven Cottage on Tuesday they will face...

27 days ago
Chile head coach promises attractive, disciplined football going forward

Santiago, March 23 (IANS) Chile's new head coach promised on Friday that his side will play an attractive yet disciplined brand of football during his tenure, which will kick off on Saturday with a friendly versus World Cup-bound Sweden in Stockholm. This Chilean side will go out and play attractive and disciplined football. We're going to preserve the eye-pleasing soccer that's in our D...

1 month ago
Rodriguez, Falcao named in Colombia squad for friendlies

Bogota, March 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao have been named in Colombia's squad for friendlies against France and Australia. But Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado and Boca Juniors midfielder Edwin Cardona were absent from coach Jose Pekerman's 26-man squad, reports Xinhua news agency. Cuadrado is recovering from a hernia operat...

1 month ago
Real Madrid presents Bolivian President with team shirt

Madrid, March 17 (IANS) Bolivian President Evo Morales received a customised Real Madrid team shirt during a meeting with the Spanish football club boss Florentino Perez here. The event took place at a Madrid hotel on Friday in which the Bolivian president is staying, from where he travelled to the Zarzuela Palace, in the capital's outskirts, to meet with King Felipe VI, reports Efe. ...

1 month ago
Independiente beat Millonarios 1-0 in Copa Libertadores

Buenos Aires, March 16 (IANS) Argentine football club Independiente, winners of the Copa Sudamericana, on Thursday beat Colombia's Millonarios 1-0 in a group G match of the Copa Libertadores. In a closely fought match, Martin Benitez scored the only goal in the 23rd minute to secure his team's first victory in the 2018 edition of the tournament, reports Efe. After losing to Depor...

1 month ago
Universidad beat Vasco in Copa Libertadores tie

Rio de Janeiro, March 14 (IANS) A late goal from former Chile under-20 midfielder Angelo Araos handed Universidad de Chile a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Vasco da Gama in their Copa Libertadores group match here. The 21-year-old cleverly used his body to wrong-foot his opponent after a Jean Beausejour throw-in before calmly slotting a low shot past goalkeeper Martin Silva on Tuesday, report...

1 month ago
US will gain nothing by imposing tariffs: Australian PM

Sydney, March 7 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday said the US will not gain anything by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium, and a trade war will only curtail opportunities and choices for the citizens. There is literally nothing to be gained in the US... by imposing a tariff, Malcolm Turnbull said during a speech at the Financial Review Business Summit i...

1 month ago
Chile coach Rueda names three teenagers for international friendlies

Santiago, March 3 (IANS) Chile football team coach Reinaldo Rueda has included three teenagers in his squad for international friendlies against Sweden and Denmark this month. Among those called up on Friday were 19-year-old Deportes Temuco defender Diego Cayupil, 18-year-old O' Higgins midfielder Matias Sepulveda and 19-year-old Universidad Catolica forward David Henriquez, reports Xinh...

1 month ago
Brazil, Argentina in Group B of women's Copa America

Santiago, March 2 (IANS) Brazil along with Argentina will be part of Group B in the women's Copa America football tournament in Chile following the draw ceremony here. Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela will round out Group B for the April 4-22 competition, and Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Chile will comprise the Group A roster, the draw revealed on Thursday, reports Efe. T...

1 month ago
Neymar to undergo right foot surgery, could miss rest of season

Rio de Janeiro, March 1 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. is expected to miss the rest of this season as it will take up to three months to recover from a surgery on his right foot, according to Brazilian national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar on Thursday. Speaking to Brazilian media outlets upon his arrival here from Paris, Lasmar said he will operate on Saturday to repair the ...

1 month ago
'Confederations fatigue cost Chile chance to go to World Cup'

Santiago (Chile), Feb 28 (IANS) Chile's national coach Reinaldo Rueda has said the squad failed to qualify for the World Cup under predecessor Juan Antonio Pizzi because the starters were worn out from the Confederations Cup. If Chile had planned strategically and if it hadn't gone to the Confederations (Cup) with their starting line-up, I might not be here, Rueda said at a press confere...

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