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Europe’s enchanting leagues

Here is the low-down on the no-holds-barred contests that promise to go down to the wire

23 Jan 2016 11:41 PM

Tamil Nadu woman is now Fifa referee

A Dindigul woman has broken new ground in a men’s game in the New Year. G. Ruba Devi, 26, has become Tamil Nadu’s first international woman referee in football.

23 Jan 2016 2:19 AM

Europe’s enchanting leagues

Europe is witnessing intriguing title battles in three major leagues.

22 Jan 2016 10:00 PM

Ballon d’Or musings

Despite some whingeing, one should raise a toast to Messi because he is a consummate team man. Unlike the narcissistic Ronaldo, he revels in the success of his team-mates

15 Jan 2016 9:51 PM

Can Zinedine Zidane deliver

Zidane is a hero at Real but he can’t hope to escape the sack if results don’t go his way

08 Jan 2016 9:28 PM


Time up for trio

What is the thread that unites Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink and Louis van Gaal

01 Jan 2016 11:41 PM

Goa’s reputation gone

Shameful scenes that unfolded after the ISL-2 final were a blot on the tournament. Unable to stomach the defeat,FC Goa went on an utterly inexplicable wild goose chase to find a scapegoat

25 Dec 2015 9:40 PM

Jose Mourinho loses players and plot

Jose Mourinho has got the boot. Chelsea have sacked him not for losing steam in the title race but for keeping the defending EPL champions hovering around the relegation zone.

19 Dec 2015 9:54 PM

Stiven Mendoza is destined for bigger leagues

tiven Mendoza of Chennaiyin FC has been the standout forward in the Indian Super League this year.

11 Dec 2015 9:40 PM

PV Sindhu ready to fire for Chennai

There would be no dearth of action from Chennai Smashers in the Premier Badminton League because the franchise is owned by the family of dynamic actor Vijaykanth.

08 Dec 2015 10:48 PM


Chennaiyin close in on last-4 berth

Chennaiyin FC have a foot in the semi-finals of the Indian Super League after sinking Mumbai City FC 3-0 here on Tuesday.

01 Dec 2015 11:04 PM

A clarion call to AIFF

Even though interest in the ISL hasn’t gone up in Season Two, it hasn’t gone down alarmingly either. People are still intrigued to find what the fuss is all about

27 Nov 2015 10:22 PM

When King Carlos held cour

Brazilians are talkative by nature and Roberto Carlos couldn’t keep his mouth shut when the topic of discussion was El Clasico, the high-voltage meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Spanis

24 Nov 2015 6:06 AM

Indian Super League: Mendoza treble sinks Blasters

Chennaiyin FC drowned Kerala Blasters 4-1 in a match played under driving rain here on Saturday to stay afloat in ISL Season Two.

22 Nov 2015 2:53 AM

Now or never for Kerala and Chennai

While the overwhelming majority of fans inhabiting the football universe would be looking forward to a match in Madrid on Saturday night Chennaiyin’s supporters would be fretting about their team’s re

20 Nov 2015 10:32 PM


The match is round the corner

One of the easiest subjects for football columnists is El Clasico because the two annual instalments between Barcelona and Real Madrid continue to entrance people all over the world.

20 Nov 2015 10:06 PM

Rugby beats football hands down

Whether the Indian Super League (ISL) has revolutionised football in the country or not is open for debate, but it has certainly succeeded in creating bad blood between rival players.

06 Nov 2015 9:36 PM

FC Goa top table with clinical win

The little white spot, 12 yards away from goal, gobbled up Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League here on Thursday.

05 Nov 2015 11:16 PM

Time up for Mourinho

Mourinho is encountering problems on all areas of the pitch as well as off it

30 Oct 2015 9:40 PM

Hart is not right

Goalkeeper Joe Hart was the central figure in Manchester City’s demoralising 1-3 home defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

04 Oct 2013 7:41 PM