SEATTLE, June 16: There were speculations that USNT failing to make last eight in COPA could cost Jurgen Klinsmann national head coach job.

PARIS, June 16: England’s opening days of UEFA Euro 2016 have been tarred with violence, so the 1-1 draw against Russia was least noticeable.

Late goals see France progress

Published On: June 16, 2016 07:30 AM NPT By: Associated Press

MARSEILLE, June 16: Dimitri Payet scored yet another impressive goal as France left it late once again, overcoming a spirited Albania 2-0 to become the first team to advance to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday.

PARIS, June 15: Switzerland closed in on a spot in the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-1 draw against Romania on Wednesday.

Sankata and Police record win in U-18 Football

Published On: June 15, 2016 08:54 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 16: CMG Club Sankata and Nepal Police Club made winning start to the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Tournament at ANFA Complex, Satdobato on Wednesday.

Kadel, Nakarmi off to France under Carlsberg scheme

Published On: June 15, 2016 08:47 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 16: Two winners of the Carlsberg 'Live it Live' promotion campaign -- Naba Raj Kadel and Om Karesh Nakarmi --left for France on Friday to watch a live match of UEFA Euro Championship.

Liverpool legend John Arne Riise announces retirement

Published On: June 14, 2016 06:40 PM NPT By: Republica

OSLO,June 13: Ex Liverpool left back John Arne Riise has announced his retirement from professional football. Former Norway international who won Champions League with Anfield club in 2005 has decided to hang up his boots ending his contract at boyhood club Aalesund.

PARIS,June 13: "Why do you carry on playing?" Zlatan received this question from a French journo, during Sweden's press conference before the game Republic of Ireland. "The legend can still deliver" Swedish captain who have won 13 league titles in 14 seasons for different European clubs answered in style.

Hodgson and Rooney to English fans : 'Stay out of trouble'

Published On: June 14, 2016 06:27 PM NPT By: Republica

PARIS,June 13:England manager Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney have appealed directly to fans to end the violence after UEFA warned the both English FA and Russian FA that a repeat of violence could result expulsion from EURO 2016. Three Lions boss Hodgson and captain Rooney have issued a message about fan behavior in a video posted on England's official Twitter account.

Open badminton from June 25

Published On: June 14, 2016 06:09 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, June 13: Peace Fitness Center, Kathmandu is holding the Open Badminton Tournament at its own court in Sinamangal from June 25 to July 2.