Brussels: Even today the marks on a board across a gap in the hedge in a small Belgian town are evidence of the youthful Eden Hazard's eager first steps as a footballer.
Hazard and his three younger brothers grew up in a home separated from Braine-le-Comte'sRead More
A cursory glance at Germany's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup suggests that the team has enough firepower to lift the 36 cm high trophy made of solid 18-carat gold on 15 July in Russia. Die Mannschaft are defending world champions, 2017 Confederations CupRead More
Madrid: French striker Antoine Griezmann announced on Thursday he was staying put at Atletico Madrid in an eagerly awaited decision that ends intense speculation of a possible move to Barcelona.
The 27-year-old was heavily wooed by Barcelona but in the end
It is often said that World Cups are not ideal homes for tactical innovations. Superior quality ultimately shines through in the month-long affair, where plucky minnows sometimes pull off an upset or two by resorting to game-breaking tactics. Shoehorning 64 matches into one or two tacticalRead More
In the 51th minute Neymar drifted and drifted inside, the ball tied to his right foot. He drew Miguel Layun, who had come on for the evergreen Rafael Marquez at the interval; he drew two more Mexicans and seemingly shaped up to shoot, but then he did something unexpected: he played for the teamRead More
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” One would think astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s decades-old opinion is no longer relevant in contemporary society, but the FIFA World Cup 2018Read More
London: Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut.
While the rest of Europe's leading leaguesRead More
Turns out there is not enough money in the rich, extravagant Premier League after all. Every transfer window brings its own storm of wealth from the island of the football elite. Yet, so careful were some that Tottenham Hotspur spent nothing all summer — the first side to do so since theRead More
Tallinn: Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions.
That came after KarimRead More