MADRID, July 28: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million euros (2.82 million pounds)and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday.

Portugal manager Fernando Santos says it "hurts" to leave out several members of the Euro 2016 winning squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Germany to provide 15 m Euro in dev grant

December 19, 2017 13:53 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The Government of Germany has agreed to provide Nepal with an additional development grant of EUR 15 million (approximately Rs 1 billion 815 million).

5.5m euro EU grant to CTEVT

December 13, 2017 07:18 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Nepal and the European Union (EU) have signed a grant contract of 5.5 million euros (Rs 667.9 million) with the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) for implementing the 'Sakchyamta' (i.e. Competency) project. The CTEVT will be contributing 61111 euros as co-financer of the project.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly has officially started its works on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 27: French Ministry of Culture has announced to provide a grant of 10,500 euros to UNESCO/Kathmandu in view of organizing conservation workshop for Nepali art objects.

MADRID, June 20: Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when he managed Real Madrid.

MADRID, June 13: Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014.

GLASGOW: While Harry Kane didn't contribute to the glut of hat tricks in European qualifying for the World Cup, the England striker grabbed a crucial equalizer in a chaotic finale against Scotland on Saturday.

BASEL, May 2: Euro 2024 hosting candidates Germany and Turkey have been told that they must meet specific criteria for human and labor rights and anti-corruption measures for their bids to be considered.

LONDON, Nov 24: Tottenham Hotspur may be licking their wounds after crashing out of the Champions League but they must quickly refocus as they return to Premier League action on Saturday at leaders Chelsea in their third straight London derby.

Euro 4 standard petrol, diesel from April

November 16, 2016 15:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) will be importing petroleum products (petrol and diesel) of Euro 4 standard from coming April.

LONDON, Oct 3: The pound hit a three-year low against the euro on Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May announced Britain would begin Brexit negotiations by March and the finance minister warned of "turbulence" ahead.

GENEVA, Sept 7: European Championship finalists Portugal and France came down from their summer highs with tame starts to World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 6: The hooliganism at the European Championship in France could affect the availability of alcohol at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Five of Euro 2016's biggest flops

July 13, 2016 09:10 am

Here are five stars who failed to live up to expectations at Euro 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic(, Thomas Mueller, Joe Hart, Sergio Ramos

Football is a cruel game. Sometimes even for its winners. Cruel because Cristiano Ronaldo had to watch the victory of his life — at least one of them — from the sidelines.

SAINT-DENIS, France, July 10: Eight months after a wave of attacks brought death to the streets of Paris, France's national team takes on Portugal in a European Championship final with more than just a silver trophy at stake.

LYON, France, July 7: Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with his Real Madrid teammate and gave him a sympathetic hug.

LYON, July 4: When Portugal and Wales face off for a spot in the final of the European Championship, two players will be expected to rise far above the rest.

MADRID, July 4: Vicente del Bosque has confirmed he is stepping down as Spain's coach following its failed attempt to retain its European Championship crown.

England’s football team crashed out of Euro 2016 after a shock 2-1 loss to Iceland in the last 16 of the competition.

BORDEAUX, FRANCE ,July 2: Italy is facing Germany in a European Championship quarterfinal in Bordeaux on Saturday. Here are five Italy players to watch:

BORDEAUX, France, July 2: Germany is facing Italy in a European Championship quarterfinal in Bordeaux on Saturday. Here are five Germany players to watch:

NICE, France, June 28: Iceland, whose population of 330,000 makes it the smallest nation ever to compete at the tournament, pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16.

PARIS, June 25: It's largely thanks to Bale that the first tournament appearance by Wales in 58 years is going to last at least another week after a cagey 1-0 win over British rival

In five transformational years, Wales and Northern Ireland have gone from playing in front of 529 fans to preparing for a British derby in the 45,000-capacity Parc des Princes in Paris.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Under the promotional campaign of Carlsberg ‘Live it LIVE’, eight more winners travelled to France to watch Iceland vs Austria match live on June 22.

SAINT-DENIS, France, June 22: A late winning goal. A spot in the knockout stage. The prospect of playing in the round of 16 against England.

PARIS, June 22: Six teams advanced at the European Championship on Tuesday, and a heavyweight clash was set up as the round of 16 took shape.

PARIS, June 19: A record breaking night for Cristiano Ronaldo, but one he'll want to quickly forget. The Portugal captain certainly won't want a copy of the selfie taken by an intrepid fan, who evaded security to dart onto the Parc des Princes field after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Austria at the European Championship.

PARIS, June 18: Belgium head into their second match of Euro 2016 needing to beat Republic of Ireland to make next round, as they lost their opening game against Group E rivals Italy. Martin O’Neill’s side wants to upset star loaded Belgium who are certainly favorite and looking to bounce back from their Italian set back.

Euro jersey craze grips Kathmandu

June 18, 2016 07:26 am

KATHAMNDU, June 17: One of the football crazy nations, Nepal celebrates every big football event in full swing be it World Cup or any regional tournaments.

TOULOUSE, France, June 18: Eder’s late goal gave Italy a 1-0 win over Sweden on Friday and a spot in the round of 16 at the European Championship as Italy’s defence once again stood tall.

PARISH, June 18: Belgium head into their second match of Euro 2016 needing to beat Republic of Ireland to make next round, as they lost their opening game against Group E rivals Italy. Martin O’Neill’s side wants to upset star loaded Belgium who are certainly favorite and looking to bounce back from their Italian set back.

PARIS, June 16: Daniel Sturridge scored an injury-time winner as England came from behind to beat Wales 2-1 at the European Championship.

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.

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.

TOULOUSE, France, June 13: Gerard Pique finally broke down the Czech Republic's stubborn defense with a goal in the 87th minute to give Spain a 1-0 victory in the opening match of its European Championship title defense on Monday.

LYON, France, June 14: The jubilant scenes were reminiscent of Italy's triumph at the 2006 World Cup after the final whistle in Lyon on Monday night.

PARIS,June 13: Spain begin bid for unprecedented third straight European title as they face Czech Republic in their group D opener at Stadium De Toulouse. European Championship holders are seen as one of the favorite to lift up the trophy but their late form is questionable as they lost to comparatively weaker side Georgia in final warm up match.

SAINT-DENIS, France, June 11: It's not a case of whether France's defense will get found out later on in the European Championship against better sides. It's already an open secret. The difference is that better sides will ruthlessly punish France's nervous, creaking back four the way Romania could not in a 2-1 defeat in their Euro 2016 opener on Friday night.

SAINT-DENIS, France, June 11: After scoring one goal and setting up another in France's opening win at the European Championship, Dimitri Payet left the field in tears. The West Ham forward, now hitting his career peak at 29, was playing for his country at a major tournament for the first time. He thrived, playing a part in both goals as France beat Romania 2-1 Friday at the Stade de France.

France and Romania are going to kick off Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis this evening. This year’s European Championship is going to be the biggest ever with 24 teams competing over the course of 51 games.

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France, June 10: Nothing less than winning will do. Germany's quest for a record fourth European title, only two years after winning a fourth World Cup, begins Saturday against Ukraine in Lille.

Euro Cup 2016 kicks off today!

June 10, 2016 16:34 pm

PARIS, June 10: The second big continental soccer championship of the summer has certainly heated up the world. Hosts France are set to face Group A opponents Romania at the Stade de France amid an unprecedented security operation, weather and strike fears. France remains as the state of emergency due to last November's attacks on Paris, when 130 people were killed