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Lionel Messi To Miss PSG's Ligue 1 Match Against Brest, Says COVID-19 Recovery Slow

Jan 14, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Lionel Messi missed PSG's 1-1 draw at Lyon last Sunday when the French league returned from its winter break. Messi had become infected while home in Argentina. He later tested negative and returned to Paris.

Mohamed Salah Contract: Jurgen Klopp Sure Egyptian Will Stay At Liverpool

Jan 12, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Mohamed Salah, who has 18 months left on his current deal, has been in talks with Liverpool about an extension but hasn't yet received what he deems an acceptable offer.


Lionel Messi's PSG Call Off Trip To Qatar, Saudi Arabia Because Of COVID-19

The French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain were scheduled to fly to Qatar for a three-day training camp starting Sunday and then play a friendly match in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on January 19.

Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti Takes Salary Cut, Allows La Liga Giants To Register Ferran Torres

Jan 11, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Ferran Torres joined Barcelona from Manchester City and was presented last week but hadn’t been added to the squad as the club couldn’t make room for him without breaching La Liga’s financial fair play rules.


Ligue 1 2021-22: Lionel Messi-Less Paris Saint-Germain Grab Late Equaliser Against Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain required a 76th-minute equaliser from substitute Thilo Kehrer to draw 1-1 against Lyon in Ligue 1 2021-22. Brazilian Lucas Paqueta had given Lyon the lead in the eighth minute.

09 January, 2022

Ligue 1: Lens Move To Sixth With Win Against Rennes; PSG To Miss Lionel Messi

Associated Press (AP)

Saturday's other game between defending champions Lille and Lorient was postponed after a dozen Lorient players tested positive for COVID-19. Paris Saint-Germain will be without Lionel Messi when they play Lyon.


08 January, 2022

Ligue 1 2021-22: Lionel Messi Misses Paris Saint-Germain Training, Likely To Miss Lyon Tie

Associated Press (AP)

Given that Lionel Messi is likely to miss the trip to Lyon and Neymar is injured, Paris Saint-Germain will have to rely on Kylian Mbappe during the Ligue 1 2021-22 outing.


07 January, 2022

'Lionel Messi Prepared To Leave PSG If French Giants Don't Win UEFA Champions League'

Jayanta Oinam

Lionel Messi left Barcelona last year in a sensational free-transfer move to join PSG. He is supposed to stay in Paris until at least June 2023. But according to former Barca midfielder Lobo Carrasco, the Argentinean is ready to quit.


07 January, 2022

FIFA The Best Awards Shortlist: No Cristiano Ronaldo; Mohammed Salah Joins Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski

Associated Press (AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time winner, failed to make the cut for only the second time since he was first nominated at the 2007 FIFA awards. He missed out at the 2010 awards when Messi won ahead of Andres Iniesta and Xavi.


07 January, 2022

Ligue 1 2021-22: Paris Saint-Germain Bank On Kylian Mbappe For Goals Against Lyon

Associated Press (AP)

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino will miss Brazilian star Neymar who is out injured with a sprained ankle. Even Lionel Messi has so far scored just once in 11 Ligue 1 games leaving Pochettino to bank on Kylian Mbappe.


05 January, 2022

Lionel Messi Flies Back To France To Join PSG After Negative COVID-19 Test

Outlook Web Bureau

Lionel Messi was among four players in the PSG squad to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Others were left-back Juan Bernat, backup goalie Sergio Rico and 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Bitumazala.


05 January, 2022

English League Cup: Liverpool Request Postponement Of Semifinal Vs Arsenal Due To COVID-19

Associated Press (AP)

As many as eighteen Premier League 2021-22 games had to be postponed in recent weeks due to COVID-19. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also currently isolating after a suspected positive COVID-19 test.


04 January, 2022

French Cup 2021-22: Kylian Mbappe Hat-trick Fires Paris Saint-Germain Into Last 16

Associated Press (AP)

PSG's Kylian Mbappe, who failed to score in the first half on a rainy night in Vannes, came back strongly in the second half to score in the 59th, 71st and 76th minute in their French Cup 2021-22 game.


03 January, 2022

COVID-19 Strikes In 2022: Lionel Messi, Glenn McGrath Head List Of Sports Celebrities Hit By Virus

Outlook Web Bureau

The pandemic is still at large and its new variant Omicron has created a major fear wave across the world. Here is a list of sports personalities who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the New Year.


03 January, 2022

French Cup 2021-22: Fraser Hornby's Injury-Time Goal Helps 10-Man Reims Enter Last 16

Associated Press (AP)

Riding on Fraser Hornby's goal, Reims beat amateur side Thaon 1-0 to march into the pre-quarterfinals of the French Cup 2021-22. It was Hornby's first goal for Reims, who had Hugo Ekitike sent off in 67th minute.


02 January, 2022

Lionel Messi Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Confirm Ligue 1 Leaders Paris Saint-Germain

Outlook Web Bureau

Lionel Messi is among four players in the PSG squad to have tested positive for COVID-19. Others are left-back Juan Bernat, backup goalie Sergio Rico and 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Bitumazala.


29 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: From ESports To Sunil Chhetri’s Khel Ratna, Indian Football Made Exciting Moves - Highlights

Koushik Paul

The year 2021 was good for Indian football despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian women played in Brazil while Sandesh Jhingan signed up a Croatian professional team.


25 December, 2021

Yearender 2021: Sports Helped Fight Vagaries Even As Mental Health And Racism Dominated Headlines

Jayanta Oinam

Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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