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UEFA Super Cup 2023: Manchester City clinches Cup with penalty victory

In UEFA Super Cup 2023, Manchester City secured their first win by defeating Sevilla 5-4 in a penalty shootout, following a 1-1 draw. The initial nine penalties were all successful, until Nemanja Gudelj’s shot hit the crossbar, granting City the victory. Sevilla, the Europa League champions, took the lead with Youssef En-Nesyri’s commanding header in the 25th minute. However, City’s 21-year-old Cole Palmer equalized with a header in the 63rd minute. Nathan Ake, a player from last season’s Champions League-winning team, had a chance to seal the victory in added time but his close-range header was saved by Yassine Bounou. 

17 August,2023 12:34 PM IST | Mumbai

Brazilian football legend Pele dies at age 82, leaves an unparalleled legacy

Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele passed away on December 29 at the age of 82 after battling bowel cancer. A few days back, the football legend’s health deteriorated and doctors had said that he needed care for renal and cardiac dysfunction. He was also undergoing treatment for a respiratory infection that was aggravated by COVID-19

30 December,2022 12:34 PM IST

Lionel Messi’s Argentina Celebrated Victory Against France Without Booze

It was a sober party for Lionel Messi and his team, who clinched the prestigious World Cup after 36 years for Argentina, beating France 4-2 via a penalty shootout at the Lusail Stadium. The Argentines went around town in an open-top bus ride and returned to their accommodation at the Qatar National University only around 1 am, a good three hours after Messi lifted the coveted Jules Rimet trophy. Then, at the University, the staff, mostly comprising Asian expat workers, had organised a party for their heroes. “There was a lot of singing and dancing around Messi. The players climbed on tables singing their famous Muchachos anthem song throughout. There were cold drinks, fruit juices, cornflakes, a special organic tea which the Argentines prefer and a lot of coffee. There was no alcohol,” Mumbai resident Shaikh Ishraque Ahmad, who has been working in Doha for two years and was contracted by FIFA to be among the support staffers at the Qatar University premises, told mid-day on Monday.

20 December,2022 02:32 PM IST | Doha

Mumbai’s Coutinho Made It To The World Cup Games

A former Mumbai hockey player Juned Coutinho from Andheri, has been working with Qatar Airways for 16 years in Doha. He won Germany vs Spain World Cup match ticket while playing for Qatar Airways in a local football tournament here. 

30 November,2022 04:55 PM IST | Mumbai

FIFA World Cup 2022: Mid-Day in Qatar, watch all cheers & excited football fans

As Mexico & Poland come face to face with each other at FIFA 2022, Mid-day meets Mexican fans who feel Mexico can qualify for the knockout stages. Also watch how Argentinian fans sing their national anthem right before the teams match with Saudi Arabia Today. Mid-Day's Ashwin Ferro reports from ground zero. 

22 November,2022 09:14 PM IST | Mumbai

‘Europe Should Apologise For Next 3000 years’ FIFA President Slams Hypocrisy

FIFA president Gianni Infantino slammed europe for its "hypocrisy" and "racism." He further accused Western countries saying they were not in a position to give “moral lessons” to other nations.

21 November,2022 05:14 PM IST | Mumbai

Mid-Day Presents Ranis Of Rink Season 2

After a successful inaugural tournament in 2019, Mid-Day is back with Season 2 of Mumbai's first U-16 inter-school rink football tournament for girls. Get ready to witness the high-spirited Ranis Of Rink, Season 2 on 18th November. 

14 November,2022 02:11 PM IST | Mumbai

Watch 10 top goals by Brazil legend Ronaldo

On Ronaldo's birthday, we bring to you ten of the best goals by the Brazilian striker, popularly dubbed 'the phenomenon'.

18 September,2014 09:00 AM IST

Wayne Rooney singing at a sports bar

Manchester United's captain takes the stage to perform a Johnny Cash classic at a pub in New York. Video courtesy: Facebook/The Mean Fiddler

05 June,2015 12:49 PM IST

Sports enthusiast creates terrace soccer ground in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, June 17 (ANI): A sports enthusiast in Hyderabad literally took his passion to a higher level by creating a terrace soccer ground on the 10th floor of his building to promote the game, especially among youngsters. It features a heavier ball than the normal football to control the speed on the artificial field with highly durable and high quality nets with a height of 25 feet to ensure uninterrupted play area under flood lights.

17 June,2015 10:44 AM IST

ISL team Delhi Dynamos names Roberto Carlos as marquee player

Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos was named as the marquee player and manager of Delhi Dynamos franchise in the domestic Indian Super League (ISL) for the second edition of the tournament.

10 July,2015 11:10 AM IST
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