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Arsenal show North London supremacy is still at stake after beating Spurs

Predictions of a power shift in North London are still a bit premature after the latest derby on Saturday. Results over the past few seasons have provided signs of a possible shift, but Arsenal showed that it has not happened yet when they blanked Spurs 2-0 on Saturday.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/11/20 23:13:40

Barcelona to appeal

La Liga leaders Barcelona will appeal the yellow cards handed to defender Gerard Pique and striker Luis Suarez during Saturday's 3-0 win at Leganes, the Spanish club confirmed Monday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/20 23:13:40

Italy FA head resigns

Italian soccer federation (FIGC) Pesident Carlo Tavecchio has resigned after Italy's World Cup qualifying fiasco saw the four-time champions miss the finals for the first time in 60 years, an FIGC official confirmed Monday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/20 23:13:40

West Brom sack manager Pulis

West Bromwich Albion sacked manager Tony Pulis on Monday after a miserabl run of form that has seen the Chinese-owned club slump to 17th in the Premier League table.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/20 23:13:39

Burnley form could bring European soccer back to Turf Moor

Arsenal's 2-0 triumph over Spurs was the only game in which an English Premier League team in the hunt for European soccer next season dropped points. Manchester City kept up their relentless streak, Liverpool cruised past Southampton and Paul Pogba returned to inspire Manchester United to victory, but perhaps the most impressive result of the day was from another club based in the northwest.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/11/19 22:46:20

Barca hailed real winners of Madrid derby

Barcelona were declared the true winners of the Madrid derby by the Spanish media on Sunday as the thrilling yet low-quality stalemate between Atletico and Real Madrid left the Catalans enjoying a 10-point lead over the two sides in La Liga.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/11/19 22:43:39

Morocco, Russia join hands for FIFA World Cup security

Russian security services have contacted their Moroccan counterparts to contribute to efforts aiming at strengthening the security of the 2018 World Cup, local media reported on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/18 22:58:29

In-demand bosses at career crossroads after WC failure

The failed World Cup qualifying campaigns of Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland present a crossroads for all three national soccer associations and their ­respective managers. What happens next?
Soure:Global Times: 2017/11/16 22:53:40

Stars staying at home

With Peru becoming the final team to qualify for next summer's World Cup thanks to overcoming New Zealand in the last playoff game, the 32 teams have been confirmed. While that means joy for those booked on the plane, it amounts to disappointment for those who won't be at the party. Plenty of players will never play in a World Cup finals - some of the best players to have played the game never got to grace the world stage - but there are several players who will be notable by their absence next summer because they represent countries that were expected to qualify.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/11/16 22:46:26

Giroud out of derby

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League derby against Tottenham Hotspur due to a thigh injury, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/16 22:38:40

Utd revenue up by 17%

Manchester United's first-quarter revenue rose by 17 percent year-on-year to 141 million pounds ($185.9 million), the Premier League giants announced Thursday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/16 22:38:40

CFA denies World Cup bid report

The Chinese Football Association on Thursday denied a media report that they're planning to bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/11/16 22:38:39

Griezmann, Ronaldo with point to prove in Madrid derby at new stadium

Atletico Madrid meet bitter rivals Real Madrid for the first local derby at their Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Saturday and both sides may need to look for inspiration beyond their usual talismans Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/16 22:38:39

Former Man City striker Jo fires Corinthians to Brazil Serie A title

Former Manchester City striker Jo scored twice as Corinthians secured their seventh Brazilian Serie A title on Wednesday by defeating Fluminense 3-1.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/16 16:05:18

Peru reach first World Cup in 36 years

Peru earned a berth in their first World Cup finals since 1982 by completing a 2-0 aggregate victory over New Zealand in their intercontinental playoff on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/11/16 16:03:02

Wilmots steps down

Belgian coach Marc Wilmots parted ways with Cote d'Ivoire on Wednesday after failing to help the West African country to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/15 22:43:40

Drogba to retire in 2018

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will retire from the sport following the conclusion of the next United Soccer League (USL) season in November 2018.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/11/15 22:43:39

Ventura defends record despite Italy flop

Gian Piero Ventura defended “one of the best records in 40 years” on Wednesday as he refused to resign as Italy coach despite failing to lead the four-time champions to the World Cup finals.
Soure:AFP: 2017/11/15 22:38:40