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ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin FC signs Mirlan Murzaev of Kyrgyzstan on a one-year deal

Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champion Chennaiyin FC (CFC) has signed Mirlan Murzaev of Kyrgyzstan on a one-year deal. The forward will become the first Kyrgyz player to feature in India’s premier football league. The six-feet tall striker is the second international recruit for the Chennai-based franchise ahead of the 2021-22 season, after Rafael Crivellaro. The addition of Mirlan will ...

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Tokyo Olympics | Football’s big names take a tumble

No third gold for Argentina. No return to the final for Germany. No defensive ability for France. Some of football’s biggest nations have fallen at the first stage in the Tokyo Olympics men’s tournament, failing to advance from the group stage on Wednesday. Argentina ousted Spain was held 1-1 by Argentina in the final group game, but it was still ...

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Shock defeats for France, Argentina

France’s Olympic men’s soccer campaign got off to a disastrous start when it was thrashed 4-1 by Mexico while Argentina suffered a shock 2-0 loss to Australia as the group stage kicked off on Thursday. Richarlison, meanwhile, smashed a hat-trick as Brazil decimated Germany 4-2. Important results: Group A: Mexico 4 (Vega 47, Cordova 55, Antuna 80, Aguirre 90+1) bt ...

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Kerala Blasters signs Uruguay’s Luna

Kerala Blasters FC has roped in Uruguayan midfielder Adrian Nicolas Luna Retamar, its first overseas signing this season, for the Indian Super League. The attacking midfielder was with Melbourne City earlier and made 24 appearances for the club, scoring three goals. The 29-year-old Luna has made 19 appearances for his country in the FIFA under-17 (2009) and under-20 World Cups. ...

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Sweden ends USA’s women’s 44-game run

The US, which goes on to play New Zealand and Australia in its next two group games, hadn’t lost since going down 3-1 to France in a friendly in January 2019 Four-time Olympic champion the United States suffered a first defeat in 45 matches on Wednesday as it lost 3-0 to Sweden in their opening game of the women’s football ...

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Investigation into trouble at Euro final

The English Football Association has commissioned an independent review to investigate the “disgraceful scenes” which marred the national team’s shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final at Wembley. The FA announced Monday that it had informed the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) of the review and vowed to identify those responsible for the trouble that ...

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‘A great opportunity for Gokulam’

Barely a month after the women of Gokulam Kerala were given a warm reception in front of a big crowd at the Corporation Stadium here last year, India went into a lockdown. A year on, they have a strong reason to be cheerful again: they would be playing at the AFC Women’s Club Championship. It will be held in Jordan ...

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