Check todays hot topics and new pictures Today is: 27 August, 2014
Drogba asks permission to leave China's Shenhua on loan

Drogba asks permission to leave China's Shenhua on loanShanghai, Nov 22 - Cote D'Ivoire striker Didier Drogba has asked FIFA for special permission to leave China's Shanghai Shenhua on loan despite being outside the official transfer window.

The former Chelsea star is believed to be keen to play for a new team to prepare for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as Chinese Super League season has finished, reports Xinhua.

"The FIFA administration services are looking into it," FIFA said in a statement Wedneday.

It is not known whether Drogba has a club lined up to move to but he has been linked with a move back to Marseille, the club he left for Chelsea in 2004, as well as Liverpool.

Drogba joined Shenhua in June on a two-and-a-half-year deal after helping Chelsea to the Champions League title.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in South Africa between Jan 19 and Feb 10. (IANS)


Van Gaal 'not shocked' by League Cup exit

Louis Van GaalLondon, Aug. 27 - Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted that he is not shocked by his side's four nil thrashing by the Milton Keynes Dons in Tuesday's Capital One League Cup encounter.  Read more »

Everton sign Cameroon striker Eto'o

London, Aug 27 - Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has inked a two-year-deal with Everton FC after being released by Chelsea last season.

Eto'o, 33, joins on a free transfer and links up with former  Read more »

ICC questioning Ajmal's bowling action unfair, untimely: Mahmood

Azhar-MahmoodKarachi, Aug 27 : Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has raised questions over the timing of the decision to refer Saeed Ajmal for a suspect bowling action.  Read more »

Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosra

Ajmal set to play in third Lanka ODI post completion of tests for 'dodgy' doosraKarachi, Aug 27 - Pakistan's off spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to play in the third and last one day match of the current three match series against Sir Lanka which will be held on August 30.  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »

Button feels sympathetic with Hamilton following Belgian GP row with Rosberg

Jenson-ButtonLondon, Aug 26 : McLaren driver Jenson Button has said that he feels sympathy with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian Grand Prix came to an end on lap two by a collision from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.  Read more »