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September 29, 2017

Birmingham endorsed as Britain’s official bid city for 2022 CWG

London, Sep 29: Britain's Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced on Friday that the government has endorsed Birmingham as its official nomination to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.The decision comes just three weeks after Britain's second biggest city beat Liverpool to become the preferred choice to host the event, originally earmarked to be staged in Durban, reports Xinhua news agency. Birmingham's bid team, the British government and Commonwealth Games England are finalising a formal bid submission…

Mourinho summoned for questioning on tax fraud allegation

Madrid, Sep 29: Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been summoned by a Spanish court to be questioned on $3.9 million tax fraud allegations, officials said on Friday.The Manchester United coach should appear before a court of instruction in Madrid on November 3 to give his statement as investigated in the case, officials told Efe. The court accepted the complaint Spanish regional prosecutor filed against Mourinho, in which Portuguese coach faces accusations of defrauding Spain's tax office of 3.3 million euros…

Diego Costa is in very good state of mind, Simeone says

Madrid, Sep 29: Atletico Madrid's chief coach Diego Simeone on Friday praised new signing Diego Costa's state of mind and confirmed that the capital football club has learned from their Champions League group stage defeat against Chelsea.Costa officially joined his former club on September 26, after three years at Chelsea, but he will not be able to play with La Liga side until January due to a FIFA ban that prevents the Rojiblancos from registering new players before then, reports Efe. "Diego Costa is very…

Ahmedabad leg of Reliance football meet launched

Ahmedabad, Sep 29: The Ahmedabad city leg of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports school and college football championship was launched here on Friday.Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani launched the event. "We have over 60,000 kids playing this beautiful game in 30 centres across the country right now. By December this year, we would have reached out to over 6 million children through our football initiatives," she said in a release. "It's heartening to see so much wonderful talent at our disposal. I am…

Manipuri World Cup footballers to get Rs 5 lakh each

Imphal, Sep 29: The Manipur government said on Friday that Rs 5 lakh each will be given to the eight footballers from the state who will play in the under-17 World Cup championship beginning from October 6.Sports Minister Letpao Haokip also said he will give Rs 10,000 each to the players from his side. Besides, he will buy tickets for two members each of all the eight families to travel and see the matches. Haokip told the media: "It is a matter of pride to this tiny state that eight promising players were selected…
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