Saturday, Jan 20 2018 | Time 16:45 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Laxman outwits Gm Sivuk Vitaly, shares lead in Chennai Open
  • Russia, US likely to discuss North Korea in Moscow - Minister to TASS
  • Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel launched
  • Student shot dead school principal in Yamunanagar
  • Bus fare hiked in TN after 6 years, oppn parties slam govt
  • JLR launches luxury SUV Velar; starts from Rs 78'83 lakhs
  • Tremor felt in north Bengal creating panic among people
  • Russia, U'S' likely to discuss North Korea in Moscow - Minister to TASS
  • Andal row : Emotional Vairamuthu says he respect the Goddess
  • Australian Open: Paes, Raja storm into pre-quarters
  • AIBEA's campaign against banking reforms
  • Mild intensity quake in Assam
  • Cong expresses concern over situation at LoC
  • Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round
  • Pope defends native Amazonian peoples
Sports Share

Without coach,Kerala Blasters will take on FC Pune city

Kochi, Jan 3(UNI) Inflicting another set back of missing their chief coach Rene Meulensteen, hosts Kerala Blasters will take on FC Pune City in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.
With just one win from their first seven games, Kerala Blasters FC were struggling for form this season, but with the abundant support showering from the football crazy fans, the yellow brigades could be able for a come back in this encounter.
"Well, when the season started every team wanted to do well. But the results are there for everyone to see. But we are Kerala Blasters; we have the best fans. So, for now the most important thing is tomorrow's game and get a right result for the fans," Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Thangboi Singto said during the pre-match media interaction.
Coming out on the wrong side of two consecutive Southern derbies didn't help Meulensteen cause as Kerala drew against Chennaiyin FC and lost to Bengaluru FC.
Despite the departure of their high-profile coach, Kerala Blasters are likely to stick to the same strategy.
"In terms of our planning, we have to do what we have been doing. But what is most important is to score and not concede. They are all professional players and they know how it works," said Singto.
While Kerala are facing trouble both on and off the pitch, things couldn't have been any different for Ranko Popovic's FC Pune City.
Pune's away form has been spectacular this season and they are coming into this fixture on the back of two great results against FC Goa and North East United. But Vladica Grujic, FC Pune City assistant coach, said his side will show no complacency
"Every game is difficult. Maybe they are not in a good shape at the moment. We will have to concentrate on our game and not take anything lightly," he said.
Pune will miss their coach Ranko Popovic who is serving a four-match ban.
UNI CGV SDR 2101
More News

Berdych overpowers Del Potro to reach fourth round

20 Jan 2018 | 4:22 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) Not many players overpower Juan Martin del Potro but Tomas Berdych did just that to win 6-3 6-3 6-2 and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for the 10th time on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

Fognini battles past Benneteau in five-set thriller

20 Jan 2018 | 4:04 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) Italy's Fabio Fognini progressed to the round of 16 for the second time at the Australian Open with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 4-6 6-3 victory over French journeyman Julien Benneteau on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

Australian Open: Paes, Raja storm into pre-quarters

20 Jan 2018 | 3:57 PM

Melbourne, Jan 20 (UNI) Indian doubles pair Leander Paes and Purav Raja stormed into the round of 16 in the men's doubles beating their opponents Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 of the Australian Open here on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

Talks under way to finalise North Korea participation

20 Jan 2018 | 3:46 PM

By Brian Homewood
LAUSANNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) Talks began at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters on Saturday to finalise details on North Korea's participation at the Winter Olympics in the neighbouring South next month.

 Sharesee more..

Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

20 Jan 2018 | 3:45 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) Maria Sharapova's hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German's favour on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..
image