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English League Cup: City rocked by Villa, Terry's Chelsea thrash Wolves


Manchester City suffered a surprise exit from the League Cup on Tuesday as Aston Villa clinched a 4-2 third round win at Eastlands, while Chelsea welcomed back controversial captain John Terry with a

Best goals of the TFA shield


The recently-concluded Aima-TFA Shield all-India football tournament at the Nehru Stadium witnessed as many as 54 open play goals from 15 matches.

Mouth-watering assists and superb build-up play emb

Real Madrid back on track with Rayo win


Real Madrid kept Barcelona in their sights as an early goal from Karim Benzema put them on their way to a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano - but they remain eight points behind the Catalan side, who are ye

TFA Shield kept fans on feet


The Aima-TFA Shield all-India knockout tournament which concluded at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai last weekend saw football lovers turn up in droves.

The organisers were caught completely unawares b

Police football academy kicks off


I.M. Vijayan is busy these days. After a brief gap, he has again donned the role of a coach but this time it is for the Kerala Police Football Academy.

With the formal inauguration of the academy he

John Terry quits England on eve of 'racism' hearing


Former England captain John Terry dramatically quit international football on Sunday, fewer than 24 hours before a Football Association hearing into allegations he racially abused Queens Park Rangers'

AIMA-TFAa shield: David’s strike does it for ICF in final


ICF are back with a bang. The powerhouse of Chennai football, who have seen their stocks plummet in recent years, proved their pedigree by winning the Aima-TFA Shield all-India football tournament on

Sathish is ICF bedrock


ICF haven’t been able to win the Chennai Football Association senior division league in the last five seasons but they scooped the TFA Shield, an all-India tournament, after beating a vastly superior

Kerala Police-ICF showdown promises fireworks


In the days gone by, Integral Coach Factory (ICF) enjoyed a stranglehold on the TFA Shield — one of the prominent fixtures in the Chennai football calendar of yesteryear until the tournament was put o

La Liga: Supersub Xavi sets up late Barcelona win


Substitute Xavi Hernandez scored a late goal to set Barcelona on their way to a 2-0 win over Granada which maintained their perfect start and sent them 11 points clear of bitter rivals Real Madrid.


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