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18 October, 2017 4:08 AM Under 17 World Cup: England beat old curse of penalties

KOLKATA: For a change, the curse of tie-breakers didn't hurt England as they edged out Japan 5-3 in the penalty shootout to make the FIFA under-17 World Cup quarterfinals. Japan played tactical football and showed great composure, not letting England play their passing game. England had more possession but failed to cut through the middle as Japan kept the midfield 26

16 October, 2017 2:27 PM FIFA confirms 8 top-seeded teams in World Cup draw

Zurich: FIFA has confirmed the seven highest-ranked nations joining host Russia as top-seeded teams in the World Cup finals draw. France rises one place to No. 7 to edge out Spain, as defending champion Germany heads an unchanged top six. After a busy qualifying program last week, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium and Poland are also top-seeded for the December 24

14 October, 2017 5:04 PM Warm reception for U-17 footballer in Thrissur

Rahul put up a stunning performance at FIFA World Cup Rahul Kannoly, who put up a stunning performance for the Indian team at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, was given a warm reception by his friends, locals and football fans here on Saturday. A huge crowd, led by Mayor Ajitha Jayarajan, welcomed him at Thrissur. Earlier, the footballer was received by his parents 13

14 October, 2017 3:16 PM U-17 World Cup: France Thrash Honduras 5-1, Face Spain In Round Of 16

European powerhouse France rallied from a goal down to hand a 5-1 drubbing on Honduras and qualify for the knock-out stage as group toppers in the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday. France had already booked a Round of 16 berth before today's game but they now go into the knock-out stage with an all-win record (nine points) in Group E. They will face Group 26

14 October, 2017 11:22 AM Manipuri WC players accorded warm welcome in Imphal

Seven Manipuri players, who participated in the Under 17-FIFA World Cup, returned here today to a rousing reception. A large number of football fans and veteran footballers assembled in front of the airport and cheered when the players came out of it. Each of them were garlanded and the people clapped for their spirited performances. Captain Amarjit 31

13 October, 2017 7:46 PM FIFA corruption scandal timeline

On 12 October, Swiss prosecutors announced a criminal investigation against PSG and beIN Media chief al-Khelaifi and Valcke over World Cup media rights. May 27, 2015: Police raid a Zurich hotel on the eve of the FIFA Congress and arrest seven officials, including two FIFA vice presidents. They are among 14 wanted by US prosecutors over $150 million bribery 39

13 October, 2017 11:25 AM Live Score, FIFA U-17 World Cup, Guinea vs Germany

Follow all the live action as Guinea take on Germany in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. PREVIEW GUI vs GER: A 0-4 humiliation by Iran denting their confidence, European powerhouse Germany face African side Guinea in a must-win match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Friday. Germany, who have qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup as fifth place finisher from Europe 16

13 October, 2017 5:32 AM Under 17 World Cup: After FIFA ban, Mali boys scripting fairytale

NEW DELHI: Mali's rise in world football stems from the fantastic run of its U-17 teams in the last three years. A place in the pre-quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup is an indication that Malian football is on the right track, despite being ranked No.76 in the senior world rankings. Salam Jiddou, Djemoussa Traore and Lassana N'Diaye's three 42

13 October, 2017 2:33 AM FIFA U-17 World Cup: Paraguay oust Turkey, top group

Mumbai: Giovanni Bogado and Fernando Cardozo hit late first half goals as Paraguay beat Turkey 3-1 in Group B. Antonio Galeano capped the thumping win for Gustavo Morinigo’s side while Kerem Kesgin scored a consolation goal in injury time. The South Americans topped the group with all nine points on offer. Turkey finished fourth with one point and became 37

12 October, 2017 4:08 PM FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Highlights, India vs Ghana: Hosts' Campaign Ends, Lose 0-4 To Ghana

Amarjit Singh-led India's solid defence was penetrated in the last minutes of the first-half as Ghana captain Eric Aiyah gave his team an important lead. Both teams displayed great energy and pace in the first-half as India did a brilliant job of keeping Ghana at bay. Ghana was left frustrated as they failed to cash in on the repeated counter-attacks 35