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February 2018

Sporting Gijon’s late Quini gets last farewell from fans

Gijon (Spain), Feb 28: Thousands of Sporting Gijon's fans on Wednesday bid a last farewell to the Spanish club's late star Enrique Castro, best known as "Quini," at the Molinon stadium.The stadium, which is to be re-named after Quini, saw thousands of fans lining up throughout the morning to pay their respects to the beloved striker, who died Tuesday at the age of 68, reports Efe. Many former players and representatives of Gijon's local government also came to say their goodbyes to Quini, who made…

ISL: FC Goa launch foundation

Panjim, Feb 28: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa launched the Forca Goa Foundation ahead of their last home game against ATK in Fatorda, it was announced on Wednesday.Forca Goa Foundation is a multi-programme NGO that provides grassroots training to children and uses football as a vehicle for positive development in the state. On the occasion, co-owner and India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli unveiled the special edition FC Goa jersey that the team has chosen to adopt at Wednesday's match against ATK to…

IOC reinstates Russia’s membership

Moscow, Feb 28: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reinstated the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), ROC President Alexander Zhukov told reporters on Wednesday."Today, we received a letter from the IOC on the reinstatement. The ROC's reinstatement comes as the examination of doping tests from the PyeongChang Olympics has ended. The IOC may confirm that the other results (of examination of Russian athletes' doping samples) are negative. This means that the ROC's rights have been…

Coach Wenger seeks strong response from Arsenal against Man City

London, Feb 28: Arsenal chief coach Arsene Wenger on Wednesday demanded a strong response from his side as they face a tough English Premier League (EPL) clash against Manchester City on Thursday, who had thrashed them on Sunday in the English Football League (EFL) Cup final.Pep Guardiola-coached City, who are outright EPL title favourites after having a 13-point advantage, got their first title of the season on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal. Placed sixth in the EPL table, Arsenal have 45 points -- 27 less than…

Putin asks Interior Ministry to ensure security of athletes, guests at World Cup

Moscow, Feb 28: Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the Interior Ministry to ensure the full security of athletes and guests at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, stressing that the countrys image depends on this."Less than half a year is left before the beginning of the World Cup, which will be held in eleven Russian cities," Putin said at the annual meeting of the Interior Ministry's board, reports Tass news agency. "We should hold it at the highest level and first of all,…
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