Italy book Euro 2016 spot

PARIS: Italy qualified for the Euro 2016 finals yesterday with a 3-1 win over Azerbaijan, while in the same group Norway's 2-0 win over...

Spain still struggling to revive golden era

BARCELONA: Although reigning champions Spain have qualified for Euro 2016 there still remains plenty of work to be done if they are to match...

England cruise past Estonia

LONDON: England, who reached Euro 2016 last month, comfortably beat Estonia 2-0 at Wembley on Friday to stay on course to complete a qualifying...

Kuwait threatened with FIFA ban

KUWAIT: Kuwait has been threatened with a ban by FIFA because of government interference in the running of the local football association. World governing...

South Korea worsen Kuwait’s misery

SINGAPORE: Jordan stunned Asian champions Australia 2-0 yesterday to throw open their World Cup qualifying group after handing the Socceroos their first loss of...

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini; World soccer rocked by suspension; Hayatou takes charge

ZURICH: World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended yesterday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces...

Messi, Neymar out as S America 2018 World Cup journey begins

MONTEVIDEO: Lionel Messi and Neymar will be absent as Brazil and Argentina set out on the road to Russia-and redemption-when South American qualifiers for...

FIFA tribunal to decide Blatter’s fate

ZURICH: Scandal-tainted FIFA’s ethics watchdog was locked in talks yesterday to decide the fate of world football president Sepp Blatter as attacks on the...

Five-goal Aguero fires City on top

MANCHESTER: Sergio Aguero turned in a remarkable goal-scoring performance by netting five times in 20 minutes as Manchester City came from behind to rout...

West Ham end City’s winning streak _ Man City 1 West Ham 2

MANCHESTER: Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho ended Manchester City's 11-match run of consecutive Premier League victories as West Ham recorded a stunning 2-1 success...

Liverpool, Celtic held in Europa League

PARIS: Liverpool conceded a late equaliser as they began their Europa League campaign with a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux, while 10-man Celtic drew 2-2...

15-goal Qatar lead routs in Asia – Kuwait ease to 9-0 win over Myanmar

SINGAPORE: Qatar smashed 15 unanswered goals past Bhutan and the United Arab Emirates knocked in 10 against Malaysia in a lopsided round of World...

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18th June