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October 30, 2017

Belgian Leekens appointed as Hungary team coach

Budapest, Oct 30: Belgian Georges Leekens has been hired as Hungary's national football team coach, succeeding German Bernd Storck, the Hungarian federation announced on Monday.Leekens is set to take charge of both first national team and U-21 squad, reports Efe. Federation's president Laszlo Csanyi said that Leekens signed a contract until 2020, without excluding the possibility of extending it. The 68-year-old Leekens said he was keen to work hard to qualify for Euro 2020.

Kolkata clocked over 45% of total spectators in U-17 WC: Mamata

Kolkata, Oct 30: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said Kolkata clocked in the highest spectator count among all venues of the just-concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup."Kolkata achieves a unique position in the U-17 World Cup. Out of 13 lakh 47 thousand spectators in India who watched the U-17 matches in all the venues, Kolkata is the highest with 6 lakh 8 thousand watching it at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan," Banerjee said in a Facebook post. She said this figure is "more than 45 per…

Manish upsets Shiva Thapa at boxing nationals

Visakhapatnam, Oct 30: Shiva Thapas golden run at the second Elite Mens National Boxing Championship came to an abrupt end as he suffered a shock defeat against SSCBs Manish Kaushik here on Monday.Apart from him, the other favourites, Manoj Kumar (69kg) and Mandeep Jangra (75kg), didn't face any such mishaps, as they comfortably went on to win their respective bouts. In the lightweight finals, former World Championship bronze medal winner Shiva Thapa began in his customary aggressive manner, connecting a few good…

Morata reminisces on his Juventus days

London, Oct 30: Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata on Monday said he was more comfortable staying in Italy and life here has been stressful.The 25-year-old left Juventus in 2016 to re-join the Spanish football giants Real Madrid before joining the London-club Chelsea in 2017. "I live in downtown Chelsea. London fascinates me with its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long. Too much, too much stress, too many metropolises," the Spaniard was…

Liverpool can top EPL table: Klopp

London, Oct 30: Liverpool chief coach Jurgen Klopp on Monday said that he has a good team and his boys have the capability to take the club to the top of the English Premier League (EPL) table.After 10 matches, Liverpool are currently sixth in the EPL table with 16 points, winning and losing four matches each and drawing two. "Do I still think it's possible (to be top)? Yes, 100 per cent. But I know too it takes time. That's it. The boys are good enough," Klopp was quoted saying by Sky…
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