Free Press Journal
  • Coach, investor of soccer club arrested for fixing

    Madrid : The Spanish police on Tuesday arrested two persons on suspicion of being involved in match-fixing after a third-tier football club in Spain suffered a hardly credible 0-12  thrashing, according to police sources.

  • Late comeback lifts Espanyol over Real Betis

    Cornella de Llobregat (Spain) : RCD Espanyol scored a pair of goals in the final three minutes to post a 2-1 victory over Real Betis as they jumped a place to be provisionally eighth in the La Liga football championship here. The Friday’s triumph sustains Espanyol’s hopes of snagging a Europa League berth, while leaving Betis mired in the bottom half of the La Liga table, safe from relegation yet far from contention,

  • FIFA sends 1300-page internal probe report

    Lausanne : FIFA said on Friday that it had sent a 1,300-page internal report to Swiss authorities investigating corruption and that Bern will share the findings with US officials also probing graft in football.

  • Kolkata to host final; Mumbai & Guwahati get semis of U-17 WC

    Kolkata : Kolkata will host the summit class of the U-17 World Cup football on October 28 while Navi Mumbai and Guwahati were chosen to stage the semi finals of the prestigious FIFA tournament the country is hosting for the first time.

  • Brazil can get better, says Coutinho

    Sao Paulo : Midfielder Philippe Coutinho has insisted that the Brazilian football team still has scope for improvement despite winning seven straight matches since the appointment of coach Tite.

  • Spain, Italy win WC qualifiers

    Paris : Spain and Italy eased past their opponents to stay unbeaten in Group G of the 2018 football World Cup European qualifiers, with Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon playing the 1,000th game of his career.

  • ManU to face Barca, City in US

    London : Manchester United have announced that they will play five games in the United States this summer, including matches against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City in the football club’s pre-season tour.

  • India take on Cambodia in friendly international

    Phnom Penh (Cambodia) : Preparing for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, the Indian football team will get a chance to assess its strengths and weaknesses in a match situation when it plays Cambodia in an international friendly here today.

  • Manchester United announce pre-season tour to USA

    London : Manchester United have announced that they will play in the United States this summer for Tour 2017, in preparation for the 2017-18 football season.

  • Podolski bidding farewell to Germany

    Dortmund : A friendly against old rivals England will give forward Lukas Podolski a perfect farewell from the German football team. After three World Cups and four European Championship participations, the 31-year-old will appear in a German shirt for the 130th and last time here on Wednesday evening.

  • Colombia calls up uncapped Zapata

    Rio de Janeiro : Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has called up uncapped Udinese forward Duvan Zapata for the team’s 2018 football World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Ecuador.