Ireland reaches Euro 2016 with 2-0 win over Bosnia

DUBLIN: Jon Walters was the toast of Lansdowne Road as his brace against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a 2-0 victory fired Ireland to next summer’s European...

Cahill scores hat-trick as Australia thump Bangladesh

DHAKA: Veteran forward Tim Cahill scored his second international hat-trick as Australia set aside security worries to thrash Bangladesh 4- 0 yesterday in a...

Hungary qualify for Euro 2016

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s 30-year wait to play on the major championship stage will end in France next year after their 2-1 victory over Norway ensured...

FIFA ethics committee bans executives from Nepal, Laos

ZURICH: World soccer body FIFA announced yesterday it had banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during FIFA elections, extending moves...

Ibrahimovic on target as Swedes edge Denmark

SOLNA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his ninth goal in his last nine European qualifiers to give Sweden a 2-1 win over Denmark in the first...

Robben’s double seals 3-2 win for Netherlands

CARDIFF: Arjen Robben scored twice to lead the Netherlands to a 3-2 victory against Wales in a friendly match in Cardiff on Friday. The...

Brazil’s fightback thwarts Argentina

BUENOS AIRES: Ten-man Brazil came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Argentina on Friday in a tense World Cup qualifying battle...

Shock, horror for fans at Stade de France

PARIS: It started as a celebration of football, a glamour friendly between France and world champions Germany in front of 80,000 fans at Paris’s...

Five enter FIFA’s presidency race – Bility, Platini sidelined

ZURICH: FIFA has approved five candidates for its February presidential election amid the worst crisis in its history, after barring Liberia’s Musa Bility on...

Bangladeshi village girls bend it like Beckham

KOLSINDUR: Bangladeshi village football coach Mofiz Uddin only decided to form a girls’ team in 2011 out of frustration at the local boys’ failure...

Suspended FIFA chief Blatter in hospital, to leave Monday

GENEVA: Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in hospital after being placed under medical observation for stress, but he is expecting to leave the...

Pressure grows on Beckenbauer in 2006 World Cup scandal

BERLIN: Franz Beckenbauer is under growing pressure to explain his part in Germany’s 2006 World Cup scandal amidst reports of a document pointing the...

E Paper

7th August