Frederic Kanoute, former Sevilla and Tottenham Hotspur footballer, is in Mumbai to watch the baap of all club football matches -- the El Clasico.On the eve of the big game, the Malian footballer tell Rediff.com's Norma Godinho, why Real Madrid are the favourites and what is plaguing Barcelona this season. IMAGE: FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will be the toasts of the night in the El Clasico on Saturday, December 3.Photograph: Getty Images European and ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
I arrived at Seville airport wearing a shirt with the badge of Ukraine. This journalist reported that I was wearing a shirt from a paramilitary group, whose badge is distinguished from the badge of my country, claims Ukraine forward Roman Zozulya. Ukraine forward Roman Zozulya has left Rayo Vallecano less than 24 hours after completing a loan move from Real Betis amid protests from supporters of the Madrid club about his alleged links to the far right, Betis said on Wednesday. Zozulya, who ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Indian Super League club FC Goa and head coach, Zico have mutually decided not to extend the contract. "Keeping the logistical challenges of the upcoming season in mind, the two parties amicably came to this decision," an official press release read. In its immediate next step, the club is in the process of appointing a Technical Director, who has the relevant coaching experience and scouting knowledge within the Indian footballing ecosystem. FC Goa strongly feels that this would be an ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Sergio Ramos has so often been Real Madrid's man of the moment but the captain saw the tables turn as his own goal helped his former club Sevilla to a 2-1 win over the La Liga leaders on Sunday, ending a record-breaking 40-game unbeaten run. The Real defender's reputation for rescuing his team in their hour of need took a twist when he headed Pablo Sarabia's floated free-kick past his own goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the 85th minute to cancel out Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty. His lapse sparked a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Put cricket, first and foremost, at the centre of every decision you take.''The bottom line must always be the sport that we love.'Rahul Dravid as eloquent as always in his M A K Pataudi Memorial Lecture. IMAGE: Former India captain Rahul Dravid delivers the Pataudi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi in December 2015. Good evening... Thank you to the BCCI for asking me to deliver the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture this year, instituted in memory of one of the great leaders of Indian ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
2016 has been a tough year with several of our icons in the fields of cinema, entertainment, sports and politics passing away. Here's thanking each one of them for following their passions and giving us plenty of inspiration in some way or the other. World ...DNA, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 23, 2016. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters/Files The soccer world was in mourning on Tuesday as clubs, players and fans from around the globe sent tributes and support to Brazilian side Chapecoense following a deadly air crash in Colombia that killed 76 people, including several players. - Plane carrying football players from Brazil crashes The small club ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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