football fans

Brazilians want greater say in World Cup mascot name


September 21st, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian football fans have called for a greater say in the naming of the country's 2014 World Cup mascot.Days after confirming an armadillo as ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Unprecedented scenes as India lift Nehru Cup


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium saw unprecedented scenes as India overcame African giants Cameroon 5-4 in a penalty shootout here Sunday to lift the Nehru Cup ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Crowds finally turn up for Nehru Cup final


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) It took a final clash between a full strength Cameroon and India for football fans to throng the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Sunday.Fans have chosen ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Seedorf fears Rio fan violence


August 25th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS) Dutch star Clarence Seedorf has urged Rio football fans to show restraint during Sunday's local derby between Botafogo and Flamengo at the Engenhao ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Football fans give Nehru Cup a miss


August 24th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Unrelenting rain gods and lack of star attraction has persuaded the football fans of the city to give the Nehru Cup a miss.Three consecutive days ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Polish court to hear appeals by jailed Russian fans


July 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Warsaw will hold hearings Tuesday on the appeal by three Russian football fans jailed in Poland on charges of hooliganism during Euro ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Spanish football fans celebrate victory


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 2 (IANS) Football fans across Spain celebrated their country's 4-0 win over Italy in the final of the European Championship Sunday night.Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Euro 2012: Russian midfielder Dzagoev asks fans to behave


June 16th, 2012 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football fans must behave themselves to avoid harming the team's chances of qualifying for Euro 2016, midfielder Alan Dzagoev has said.Russia received a suspended ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Moscow tightens security for Polish embassy


June 16th, 2012 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow police have stepped up security at the Polish embassy in connection with fighting and rumours of further clashes between Russian and Polish football fans ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Polish president slams hooliganism at Euro 2012


June 15th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Violent behaviour by Polish football fans has tarnished the country's image and spoiled the festive atmosphere of the Euro 2012 championship, Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russian Football Union to appeal UEFA fines


June 14th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS) The Russian Football Union (RFU) said Thursday it would appeal harsh punishments from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for Russian fans' behaviour during the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Putin reminds Polish PM of football host responsibility


June 14th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland's responsibility as a country co-hosting the Euro 2012 for the security of football ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Russia calls on Poland to prevent more football violence


June 13th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia hopes Poland will take action to prevent future clashes between football fans, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.A march by thousands of Russian fans ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Over 180 arrested in Warsaw football clashes: Police (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 180 people have been arrested over clashes involving Polish and Russian football fans, Warsaw police said Wednesday.Violence flared during a march through the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Poland sees no threat to ties with Russia because of Euro 2012 mayhem


June 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS) Street clashes between Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw would not threaten political relations between the two countries, the Polish Ambassador to Moscow said Wednesday."There ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Warsaw clashes instigated by locals: Polish ambassador


June 13th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland's Ambassador in Russia Wojciech Zajaczkowski Wednesday said violence which flared at a march by Russian fans in the Polish capital Warsaw Tuesday was instigated ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russian interior ministry confirms fans’ arrests


June 10th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian interior ministry Sunday confirmed the arrest of eight Russian football fans after brawls in two Polish cities hosting the Euro 2012 matches.Four ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kiev opens fan zone for Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 8 (IANS) Ukraine kicked off its Euro 2012 football festivities Friday with the launch of the Kiev fan zone for football fans.Kiev's 90,000-capacity fan zone, located in the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kiev opens fan zone for Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 8 (IANS) Ukraine kicked off its Euro 2012 football festivities Friday with the launch of the Kiev fan zone for football fans.Kiev's 90,000-capacity fan zone, located in the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Frank Leboeuf in Euro commentary panel


June 7th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf, who was part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the Euro in 2000, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lanus football fan shot dead by hooligans


May 27th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (IANS) An Argentine football fan was shot dead and five others were injured during a fight between rival hooligans on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Handbook ready for football fans ahead of Euro 2012


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 22 (IANS) A handbook in Polish, Ukrainian and English prepared by the Office for the Protection of Competition and Consumer (UOKiK) for the Euro 2012 football championship includes ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Roger Milla dismissed as honorary president


May 18th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Yaounde (Cameroon), May 18 (IANS) Cameroon's legendary footballer Roger Milla was sacked as the honorary president of Cameroon football federation (FECAFOOT) after criticising the federation and its president Iya Mohamed.During ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Polish president plays down outside threats to Euro 2012


May 17th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 17 (IANS) There are no signals of outside security threats to the upcoming European football championship, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski confirmed.Attending a sitting of the National Security Council ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Poland’s choice of Euro 2012 song attracts mixed feelings


May 8th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 8 (IANS) The folk song Koko Euro Spoko (Cluck cluck Euro coo) performed by the rural band Jarzebina, which won the contest for Poland's official anthem for the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now Ranbir promotes football


April 5th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After T20 cricket, T20 football is here! Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, brand ambassador of Pepsi, has urged the youth to be part of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Blind Ukrainians to enjoy soccer with headphones


April 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), April 4 (IANS) Visually impaired or blind football fans in Ukraine will get an opportunity to follow Euro 2012 matches at Ukrainian and Poland stadiums through headphones with ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Blind fans to enjoy Euro 2012


April 4th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), April 4 (IANS) Some blind football fans will get an opportunity to follow Euro 2012 matches at Ukrainian and Poland stadiums through headphones with live game comments.The head ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Surveillance cameras for all Egyptian sports venues


March 19th, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 19 (IANS) Egyptian government has decided to install surveillance cameras in its all sports venues following Feb 1 football fans' clashes in a stadium that left 74 people ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

2014 World Cup to be best ever: Ronaldo


March 18th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Filling in as the leader of Brazil's Local Organizing Committee, Ronaldo declared that the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pepsi launches T20 football


March 14th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Global beverage major Pepsi is all set to launch T20 football event to make the game attractive in cricket-crazy India.The seven-a-side amateur tournament is for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Fluminense fans celebrate historic win over Boca Juniors


March 8th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 8 (IANS) Football fans across Brazil were glued to the television screens as Fluminense travelled to face Argentinean football powerhouse Boca Juniors in the Libertadores Cup. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Young Aston Villa mascot mimics Suarez snub


February 14th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A young Aston Villa mascot gave the strong evidence why children should be protected from bad examples. In a clear reenactment of Luiz Suarez’s snub of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ghana disappointed at semi-final loss in African Cup soccer


February 9th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Feb 9 (IANS) Ghanaian football fans have expressed disappointment at the national team's failure to qualify for the final of the African Nations Cup tournament co-hosted by Gabon and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Politicians and fans blame Egyptian army for soccer violence


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS) Egyptian politicians and football fans have blamed the army for the violence during Al-Masry's 3-1 victory at home to Al-Ahly that left 74 people dead and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe