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Indian men’s football team

The Indian men’s football team on Thursday climbed to the 100th spot in the latest FIFA world rankings — their best rating in more than two decades.

Despite having a population of well over one billion, India languishes as a footballing minnow, ranked equally alongside Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia in a global table headed by Brazil.

India — where the national pastime of cricket is something of an obsession that squeezes other sports out of the running — last made the top 100 in 1996, reaching an all-time high of 94, before plunging.

Coach Stuart Baxter

SuperSport United and the South African Football Association have agreed terms on the release of coach Stuart Baxter to Bafana Bafana at the end of the current PSL season.

Baxter will be officially unveiled as Bafana head coach by Safa President Dr Danny Jordaan upon his return to South Africa from CAF and FIFA commitments.

Michael Essien is struggling to adapt to Indonesian football , less than two-months after joining top flight side Persib Bandung amid reports the Ghanaian is not guaranteed to start in today's (Wednesday) game at Gresik United.

Bandung coach Djadjang Nurdjaman has revealed the Ghanaian alongside former Chelsea star Carlton Cole may require more time to cope due to the tough weather conditions.

Former Chelsea star and Super Eagles skipper - John Obi Mikel

Former Chelsea star and Super Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel, was allegedly snubbed by Chelsea teammates in an hospital very close to Stamford Bridge in London after undergoing surgery.

A top source close to the Chinese Club, Tianjin Teda playmaker, informed www.sports villagesquare.com that the Nigerian midfielder had been in London for days undergoing a surgery which was successful.

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

AC Milan's new owners are preparing for a massive summer spending spree.

Corriere della Sera says €100-150 million is being put together for a transfer budget.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal won Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4 6-1 to claim his 10th Barcelona Open title.

Following the victory, the Spaniard has now won 10 consecutive matches and became the first man in the Open era to win the same event 10 times at last week’s Monte Carlo Masters.

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