Copete brace lifts Santos to third place in Brazil’s Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, June 22 : Colombia international winger Jonathan Copete scored either side of half time to fire Santos to a 2-0 away victory over Vitoria in Brazil’s Serie A football championship. The 29-year-old on Wednesday put the visitors ahead with a long-range shot just after the half-hour mark before lashing in a first-time […]

Black Eyed Peas set to perform at Champions League final

Madrid, May 22 : The American group Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff on June 3, football’s governing body announced on Monday. According to UEFA, the Los Angeles-based group, formed by will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo, are to perform before […]

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov makes full takeover bid

London, May 20 : Alisher Usmanov, who owns 30.04 per cent of English Premier League (EPL) giants Arsenal, has made a one billion pound ($1.30 billion) bid to take control of the north London football club from majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. English media reported that Kroenke has yet to formally respond to the offer, which […]

Two Ivorian footballers arrested for carrying forged visas

Siliguri, April 20 : Two Ivory Coast footballers were arrested from Darjeeling district of West Bengal for allegedly carrying forged visas, police said on Thursday. “Mustafa Tonue, 23, and Mansoor Ibrahim, 19, both residents of Ivory Coast, were arrested by immigration officers, in Darjeeling district’s Panitanki while the footballers were on their way to Nepal,” […]

Panama international midfielder shot dead

Panama City, April 16 : A Panama international midfielder was shot dead in the coastal city of Colon after an unidentified armed assailant attacked him, police said. A police report indicated that the assailant on Saturday fired several times at Amilcar Henriquez, Efe news reported. Henriquez, who was capped 75 times for Panama, had rejoined […]