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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

Retirement is an option: Robben

Departing Dutch star Arjen Robben has said that he is still undecided about what to do when he leaves Bayern Munich, and admitted that he may still retire from football altogether.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/17 21:43:40

China first in Asia to adopt 3D offside technology in football

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) introduces the Hawk-Eye 3D Offside System to Chinese Super League (CSL), becoming the first country in Asia to implement one of the most advanced 3D offside technology used for VAR.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/5/17 15:12:48

'Half man, half god'

Diego Maradona is sure to cause a stir when he turns up at the Cannes film festival for a new documentary about his jaw-dropping life by the Oscar-winning maker of "Amy."
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/16 19:48:40

A sting in the tale

"The Crazy Gang has beaten the Culture Club," said John Motson in the 1988 FA Cup final between Wimbledon and Liverpool. The Reds were the newly crowned champions of England, the record winners of the First Division and football royalty. Wimbledon, on the other hand, had only been in the league for 11 years.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/5/16 19:47:57

China's friendly match in Guangzhou confirmed, but Lippi is yet to be unveiled

A friendly match between China and the Philippines to be held in Guangzhou has been confirmed Thursday by the Philippine FA, but the Chinese FA is yet to announce who is taking charge of the Chinese national team.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/5/16 19:33:42

Ajax claim league title for 34th time

Ajax were crowned Dutch champions for the 34th time on Wednesday after they cruised to 4-1 win at De Graafschap that completed a domestic double a week after their crushing Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/5/16 19:33:41

Lazio end Atalanta's dream

Lazio lifted the Coppa Italia for the seventh time on Wednesday after late goals from Sergej ­Milinkovic-Savic and Joaquin Correa guided them to a 2-0 final win over Atalanta on a night in Rome dogged by fan violence.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/16 19:33:41

Villa into playoff final after shootout win

Aston Villa beat Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties to reach the Championship playoff final on Tuesday after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/5/15 19:23:41

India hire Stimac as head coach, in search of 'higher echelons'

Former Croatia defender Igor Stimac has been appointed India's head coach on a two-year contract, the country's soccer association said Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/5/15 19:23:40

Chris Coleman sacked by Chinese club

Former Wales manager Chris Coleman was sacked as coach of struggling Hebei China Fortune on Wednesday after the Chinese club's fans demanded his removal.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/15 19:18:42