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January 1, 2019 12:00 AM Ronaldo ‘not obsessed’ by individual trophies

LISBON: Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies, having missed on this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning it five times. The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA’s player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, swept all before 17

December 27, 2018 12:00 AM Modric wins Croatian sportsman of the year award

ZAGREB: Luka Modric added to his collection of awards after a successful 2018 when he was named Croatian sportsman of the year on Wednesday. Sandra Perkovic, five times European champion in discus, won the women’s award. The football squad, runners-up in the World Cup, were named Croatian team of the year after a vote by 322 journalists.Modric led his country 18

December 24, 2018 12:00 AM TouchSky Group plans series in Pakistan involving global stars

KARACHI: When Brazilian star Ronaldinho and England’s Ryan Giggs along with other global stars visited Pakistan last year, football in Pakistan had been inactive due to the conflict between the football governing body (PFF) and its rival group. And now when TouchSky Group has decided to bring in Brazilian former star Ricardo Kaka and Portugal former 13

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM Newly-elected PFF denied charge without SC order

KARACHI: FIFA-recognised Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on Saturday did not give charge to the newly-elected body being headed by Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah, telling it that it will do so after getting a proper order from the Supreme Court. Three senior persons of the newly-elected PFF including vice-president Sardar Naveed Haider, Mian Rizwan and secretary 15

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Asian football boss faces two challengers for presidency

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will face two challengers when he seeks a fresh term at an election in April, the football body said Saturday. Qatar’s Saoud Al-Mohannadi, an AFC vice president, and AFC executive committee member Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates 13

November 23, 2018 12:00 AM US judge awards FIFA fraction of restitution request

NEW YORK: A US judge has awarded FIFA just 0.4 percent of the $28 million it requested in restitution after the New York corruption trial that ended in guilty verdicts for two defendants. District Judge Pamela Chen, who presided over the six-week 2017 trial, issued a 32-page ruling Tuesday that took FIFA to task for its “excessive” requests for legal 13

November 16, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan face Palestine in FIFA friendly today

KARACHI: Pakistan football team will be desperately looking to pull off a win when it faces Palestine in a friendly at the Faisal Al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine, on Friday (today). A senior official of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) told ‘The News’ on Thursday that coach Jose Antonio Nogueira was confident. “I had a chat with the coach 12

November 7, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan-Palestine friendly: Adnan likely to make international debut

KARACHI: After being denied Bangladesh visa for SAFF Cup last summer, Danish Superliga winger Adnan Mohammad is expected to make his international debut during the friendly between Pakistan and Palestine to be held in Al-Ram, Palestine, on November 15. The 22-year-old, who plays for Denmark’s Superliga Club Lyngby Boldklub, was transferred from Superliga 19

October 28, 2018 12:00 AM Eriksson takes Philippines job

MANILA: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been hired to lead the Philippines’ football team following the surprise departure of Three Lions football great Terry Butcher earlier this year. Philippine team manager Dan Palami said the Swede would coach the Azkals in next month’s AFF Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup in January. He fills a void left by the abrupt 14

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Let’s not lie, my goal was better than Salah’s: Ronaldo

MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo believes the overhead bicycle kick he scored for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus last season was better than Mohamed Salah’s which won the FIFA goal of the year award. “Salah deserved to win the Puskas award, it was a good goal. But let’s be honest, let’s not lie to ourselves, my goal was the best,” Ronaldo told his 142 million 13