Sao Paulo: Danilo Feliciano de Moraes, the son of former Brazil international Cafu, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack during a football match with friends.

The 30 year old Danilo complained of feeling unwell just 10 minutes into the match and was transported to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

His death was confirmed by a friend and former team-mate of Cafu.

Cafu's former clubs AS Roma and AC Milan expressed their condolences.


Paris: Spain took a step closer to qualification for Euro 2020 after surviving a scare in Romania to win 2-1 and continue their 100 percent record, while Italy also kept their perfect start with a 3-1 win in Armenia.

A Sergio Ramos first half penalty and a beautiful team goal finished off by Paco Alcacer were just about enough for Spain in Bucharest, made their record five wins from five and maintain their five-point lead at the top of Group F.


Guwahati: Captian Sunil Chhetri's first half strike went in vain as India went down fighting 1-2 to Oman in their World Cup qualifying opener here on Thursday.

Chhetri scored in the 24th minute as India led Oman at halftime.

But in the last ten minutes, the home team's dream of registering their first win over their higher-ranked rival went up in smoke as Al-Mandhar (82nd, 90th) netted a timely brace.

India could have been 2-0 up inside the first 25 minutes had Udanta Singh's effort not found the woodwork in the 4th minute.


Cairo: FIFA and the Qatari organising committee have unveiled the official emblem for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf nation.

When the clock struck 8.22 p.m. in Doha on Tuesday, a 3D projection of the logo appeared on giant screens and the surfaces of prominent buildings in Qatar and 24 other countries.


Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and Argentinian forward Lionel Messi pose with their trophy at the end of the UEFA Champions League football group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 29, 2019. 

Monaco: Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to have dinner with arch-rival Lionel Messi, adding that they have dominated football for the past 15 years like no other player in the history of the sport.

"We shared the stage, me and him for 15 years. I don't know if it has ever happened in football before, it's not easy," Ronaldo told BT Sport on the sidelines of the UEFA awards night.


Monaco: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has been named 2019 UEFA Men's Player of the Year, beating superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

On Thursday, the Dutch international received the trophy at the end of the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League group stage draw held at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, reports Efe news.

The 28-year-old center-back was a key player in Liverpool's 2018-2019 campaign, which saw the English club win its sixth Champions League and finish second in the Premier League with a club record 97 points.


Paris: Morocco's official MAP news agency says that seven people watching a local soccer match in a southern village have died in a flash flood that swept across the football field.

The flood on Wednesday forced spectators and others at the match in Tizert, in the Taroudant region, to seek shelter on nearby roofs.

MAP reported Thursday that a 17-year-old and six adults were killed, and an elderly man was injured.

An official investigation has been opened.


Kolkata: Gokulam Kerala FC stunned East Bengal to book their place in the final of the 129th Durand Cup as they won 3-2 on penalties after the first semi-final was tied 1-1 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.

Samad Ali Mallick had given East Bengal the lead in the 18th minute with a superb 40-yard strike.


Barcelona: Barely two years after his controversial transfer, FC Barcelona intends to make a written offer to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to get Brazilian star Neymar Jr. back on a season-long loan.

Neymar had made the transfer from Barcelona to PSG in 2017 on a five-year contract.

And now, it is understood that Barcelona's bid is to include a purchase option following the loan spell, which means no players on the Catalan side will be offered as a trade, reports Efe news.


Paris Saint-Germain's Belgian defender Thomas Meunier (L) vies during the French L1 football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on August 18, 2019

Paris: Still missing Brazil forward Neymar, defending champion Paris Saint-Germain lost 2-1 at Rennes in the French league on Sunday.

PSG, which beat Nimes 3-0 last weekend in the first round, went ahead in the 36th minute when Edison Cavani took advantage of a poor back pass by Rennes defender Damien Da Silva.

M'Baye Niang leveled with a stunning effort shortly before the interval and Romain Del Castillo was left unmarked to head in what turned out to be the winner early in the second half.