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Diego Maradona returns to Argentina for shoulder treatment

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is to have treatment in Buenos Aires on an injured shoulder that forced him to miss a trip to the Cannes Film Festival where a documentary on his life was aired.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/23 19:13:40

Brazil begins preparations for Copa 2019

Copa America hosts Brazil began preparations for the tournament at their training center in Teresopolis on Wednesday, despite missing most of their team.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/23 19:13:40

FIFA to stick with 32 teams for Qatar 2022

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organizers FIFA said Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/5/23 19:08:40

Hanging up their boots

The end of every soccer season also marks the final whistle for several playing careers. This year is no exception and some of the biggest names in the game have called it a day.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/5/23 17:53:40

Back to the future

When Western sports bodies think of China, it's safe to assume that the population is viewed more in terms of yuan signs than potential recruits. That's not to say they don't want their own Yao Ming. They would love such a totem, of course, but it's just that the hope with China is to build fandom rather than athletes.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/5/23 17:48:40

Money ball

What is the playoff actually worth? There is no doubt that it is the richest game in the world but the interesting thing might be more than we all think.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/5/23 17:43:40

Free agents

It's strange to think it but the most important act in club soccer of the last 50 years happened in Luxembourg of all places.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/5/23 17:38:39

Spurs ban fans trying to sell Champions League final tickets

Tottenham Hotspur have indefinitely banned three season ticket holders for trying to re-sell Champions League final tickets online, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/5/22 18:38:41

City's Aguero recalled for Copa America

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has recalled Sergio Aguero to his squad for the Copa America after having frozen out the Manchester City striker since taking over from Jorge Sampaoli after the World Cup.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/5/22 18:38:40

Sterling wants to meet FA about racism

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, who is leading the fight against racism in soccer, said Tuesday he hoped to talk to officials at England's Football Association and the Premier League about combating the menace.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/5/22 18:33:41

Xavi hangs up boots at 39

The 39-year-old midfield genius, who helped Spain win the World Cup in 2010 besides helping Barcelona win two UEFA Champions League titles and eight La Liga titles, was cheered by poster-carrying fans at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran where already-eliminated Persepolis put on an improved display to register only their second win in six matches.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/21 19:03:41

Resurgent Bologna earn 'miracle' Serie A survival in six-goal Lazio thriller

Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic hailed his team for pulling off a "miracle" to secure their top-flight survival with a 3-3 draw at Lazio on Monday enough to keep the northerners in Serie A next season.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/21 19:03:40

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe elsewhere'

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe fuelled speculation surrounding his future on Sunday, saying that he wants "responsibilities, maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere."
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/20 19:03:41

Atalanta on brink of ECL after Juve draw

Departing Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri bid farewell to the Turin fans in the team's final home game this season on Sunday, a 1-1 stalemate against Atalanta that kept the visitors' hopes of a first-ever European Champions League qualification alive.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/20 19:03:41

Wondolowski, 36, becomes MLS all-time leading scorer

Chris Wondolowski became Major League Soccer's all-time leading scorer Saturday, scoring four goals in the San Jose Earthquakes' 4-1 victory over the Chicago Fire to eclipse Landon Donovan's record.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/19 19:23:41

City crush Watford in FA Cup final

Pep Guardiola looked on almost embarrassed as Manchester City put Watford to the sword with the biggest winning margin in a FA Cup final for 116 years on Saturday, a 6-0 thrashing that was the final flourish of a season of domestic dominance unlike any England has ever seen.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/19 18:58:40

Monaco all but safe with Amiens win

Monaco virtually made sure of their French Ligue 1 survival with a 2-0 win over Amiens on Saturday while champions PSG signed off their home campaign with Kylian Mbappe scoring his 32nd league goal of the season in a 4-0 win over Dijon.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/19 18:58:40

Qatar officials say 48-team World Cup in 2022 will not be 'imposed'

The organizers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said Saturday that "there will be no decision imposed" on the country to extend the tournament to 48 teams.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/19 18:58:40