London, Oct 12 - England midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted that their captain Wayne Rooney is a natural leader and the 'dad' in their dressing room and brings the squad together.
Rooney clocks up 99 games for his country in Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Estonia . And teammate Wilshere has been enthralled at how the Manchester United star has unified England's young dressing room.
Johannesburg, Oct 11 : Unhappy Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is reportedly resolute that he would not sit out his contract on the substitute's bench as a January exit appears to make a gesture.
The Germany international has been an unimportant figure for Arsenal again this season, despite Olivier Giroud being ruled out until December through injury.
Johannesburg, Oct 11 - Former Barcelona boss Johan Cruyff is of the opinion that the presence of striker Luis Suarez would help get the best out of Lionel Messi and Neymar.
London, Oct 11 - Barcelona striker Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Uruguay since his biting ban, as he set up his country's goal in the 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia.
The Barca forward's strike came off the post before it was diverted into his own net by Hassan Muath Fallatah.
Guwahati, Oct. 11 - The jersey of the North East United Football Club was recently launched in Guwhati in the presence of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
Players of the team walked the ramp in their jerseys that come in three prominent colours of the northeast region- red, black and white.
Bollywood actor and co-owner of the team, John Abraham said that he is confident that his team will give its best and win the tournament.
London, Oct 11 - Government rules had forced Mario Balotelli to leave his pet pig in Italy during the striker's move from AC Milan to Liverpool in August, and he is still waiting to be reunited with his pet.
Karachi, Oct 11 - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has reportedly assured Sri Lanka of foolproof security arrangements for the visiting teams as he visited the country on the last leg of his tour of South Asian cricketing nations.
Kolkata : Atletico de Kolkata on Friday launched their theme song sung by leading Indian playback singer Arijit Singh.
The peppy three minute 48 seconds number "Fatafati football, let's do some hattagol" (let's play football and make some noise) is composed by Arindam Chatterjee while Prosen and Savvy have penned the lyrics.
The city franchise also launced a video -- titled 'Lord of the Green - Atletico de Kolkata' of team co-owner Sourav Ganguly. (PTI)
Margao - Former Brazil international Andre Santos on Friday joined FC Goa team pratice session under the watchful eyes of coach Zico ahead of their Indian Super League campaign.
After the training session at Tilak Maidan, Vasco, Santos said he looked forward to the much-anticipated football tournament.
London, Oct 10 - Chelsea has reportedly been linked with a 48 million pound move for Liverpool's star winger Raheem Sterling.
Speculations have become rife in recent weeks about Sterling's future at Anfield with Real Madrid said to be circling to land the winger, Metro. co. uk reported.
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