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Coutinho, Jesus to shine at World Cup, says Neymar

Neymar has predicted that Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus will be Brazil's shining lights during the World Cup in Russia.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/4/20 11:26:52

The 'Pep way'

During Pep Guardiola's first season in England there were plenty of pundits wondering if the Spaniard could translate his success in Spain and Germany to the more physical demands of the Premier League without diluting his soccer philosophy.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/4/20 5:03:44

Saturday showdown

When asked to clarify whether he had already decided to exclude certain players from the semifinal side on the basis of the woeful West Brom defeat, Jose Mourinho replied, "Yeah. What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team? I only know one criteria. [It] is the way they play. [It] is the only way I can select players."
Soure:Global Times: 2018/4/20 5:03:43

Dortmund out to redeem poor season

Borussia Dortmund will look to redeem a disappointing Bundesliga season with victory over fellow Champions League contenders Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday as former European champions Hamburg SV teeter on the brink of a historic relegation.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/4/19 22:43:40

Alonso hit with 3-match suspension

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been banned for three matches for his challenge on Southampton's Shane Long, the FA announced Thursday.
Soure:Agencies: 2018/4/19 22:38:43

Russia probes new monkey chants in Moscow ahead of World Cup

Russian soccer chiefs said Thursday they will probe apparent monkey chants directed against Cape Verdean midfielder Nuno Roch during a league cup semifinal match this week.
Soure:AFP: 2018/4/19 22:38:42

Utd bounce back with 2-0 win

Manchester United tightened their grip on second place in the Premier League after goals in each half by defender Chris Smalling and substitute Romelu Lukaku gave them a clinical 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/4/19 22:38:41

Defeat hurts ladies

Chinese women failed to avenge themselves on defending champions Japan as they suffered a 1-3 loss in the Women's Asian Cup semifinals on Tuesday night in Amman, Jordan.
Soure:Global Times: 2018/4/18 22:28:40

Neymar to learn his World Cup fate in May

Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he will find out his World Cup fate on May 17.
Soure:Global Times: 2018/4/18 21:53:43

FIFA plans to revamp Club World Cup

FIFA has laid out plans to replace the Confederations Cup with an expanded Club World Cup that would only be held every four years from 2021, a source told AFP on Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/4/18 21:53:42

European Leagues opposed to tournaments' expansion plans

Top leagues across Europe are opposed to FIFA's expansion plans for the 2022 World Cup and future editions of the Club World Cup, European Leagues President Lars-Christer Olsson has said.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/4/17 22:53:40

UEFA hits Swiss club with two-season ban

Swiss club FC Sion have been fined and barred from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player, UEFA said Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/4/17 22:53:40

FIFA probes Russia over racist chants

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/4/17 22:53:39

Bayern's Vidal set to miss Real semifinal after knee op

Arturo Vidal is a major doubt for Bayern Munich's Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid after coach Jupp Heynckes revealed Monday that he needs minor knee surgery.
Soure:AFP: 2018/4/16 22:38:39

Valverde may risk unbeaten run against Celta with cup final looming

Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona set a La Liga record by going 39 games unbeaten on Saturday as they beat Valencia, but the coach may risk losing the chance to extend it on Tuesday when his team face Celta Vigo away with other commitments looming.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/4/16 22:33:40

Pele puts his faith in Neymar

Brazilian legend Pele says he is confident about Brazil's chances at the upcoming World Cup and expects injured star Neymar to be fully fit to lead the side in Russia.
Soure:AFP: 2018/4/16 22:33:40

Wolves celebrate promotion with win over Blues

Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers marked their promotion to the English Premier League with a commanding 2-0 win over struggling Birmingham City on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/4/15 22:28:40

Police probe threats against referee's wife after Juve row

British police are reportedly investigating threats made against Michael Oliver's wife after the referee's controversial penalty decision helped Real Madrid send Juventus crashing out of the Champions League.
Soure:AFP: 2018/4/15 22:28:40