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Mourinho, Solskjaer fire back at Klopp after derby

The journey from the bench to the pundit's studio is so quick in the modern game that some could be forgiven for thinking Manchester United had two managers after Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/10/21 20:28:41

Too many strikers: Mexican team in standstill over wages protest

Players of Mexican club Veracruz went on strike in the opening minutes of a league game on Saturday, allowing grateful opponents Tigres to walk in two goals unchallenged.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/20 18:17:35

We're Number One

Numbers on the backs of football shirts have been around for over a century in one form or another with squad numbers – where each player is given a specific number – following later.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 19:38:42


The oddest story of the recent international break involved Rooney and Vardy but it was not former England teammates Wayne and Jamie but the pair's wives. Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy were involved in a very unusual story.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 19:38:41

Like a vegan

"Steak and Chips." That was the answer that British footballers gave as to their favorite meal throughout the 1970s and 1970s in magazines such as Match and Shoot! These were often internationals too but often not, a point made by the title of David McVay's biography "Steak, Diana Ross: A Diary of a Football Nobody" that makes mention of both the meal and soundtrack so beloved of footballers of yore.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 19:33:41

Olympic goals

The language of football is not always a shared one. For example, what is known as a "nutmeg" in England is a "petit pont" (little bridge) in France and a "panna" in the Netherlands (from the Surindamese word for "gate").
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 19:18:40

Fantasy Football

When most people think of Fantasy Football, the first thing that comes to mind is the hardest decision of all: What to name your team.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 19:13:40

Ole goner?

Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon and there is a feeling among the club's followers that it could not come at a worse time. Jurgen Klopp's European champions have won every Premier League game so far this season and they will feel confident that they can extend that run - and potentially their lead over league champions Manchester City - with victory at their fiercest rivals.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 19:08:40

Football League to England team

Former footballer Richard Cresswell thinks that Leeds United's playmaker Kalvin Phillips should be in the England squad. The retired journeyman striker, who played for Leeds and both Sheffield sides, tweeted just that last weekend in the days following England's shock defeat away to the Czech Republic in Prague.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 18:43:40

The century club

There are exactly 61 players who have scored 50 goals or more for a single English Premier League side. Wayne Rooney, England and Manchester United's record goal scorer leads the way on 183 with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry following close behind on 175.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/15 18:33:41

Barca women cry foul over 'lamentable' soccer pitch

Barcelona's women's team have complained about the state of the pitch in their 1-0 win away to Sporting Club de Huelva in the Liga Iberdrola on Sunday, saying it does a disservice to the professionalism of women's soccer. Goalkeeper Sandra Panos posted a video of one of the goalmouths on her Twitter account after the game, showing a cut up and dry surface with numerous divots.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/14 20:38:41

Wales' Euro 2020 hopes on knife-edge

Gareth Bale claimed a point for Wales as they drew 1-1 with World Cup runners-up Croatia on Sunday which left their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes on a knife-edge.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/14 20:38:40

King penalty ends Spain's 100 percent record in dramatic Norway draw

Norway striker Joshua King scored a stoppage-time penalty to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Spain in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Saturday, ending Spain's 100 percent record in Group F and making them wait to seal their place in next year's tournament.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/10/13 21:46:01

Fowler earns draw in first A-League match as coach

Irishman Roy O'Donovan scored an equaliser in the dying seconds to hand Liverpool great Robbie Fowler a point in his opening game as coach for Brisbane Roar in Australia's A-League Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/10/13 21:33:42

Italy qualify for Euro 2020

Italy secured a place at next year's European Championship finals with three games to spare thanks to a 2-0 win over Greece at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/13 21:33:41

If you can't beat them...

It did not take Declan Rice long to think of the best player in the world in his position when he was asked. "Fabinho" was the West Ham United and England defensive midfielder's immediate response before going on to praise the Liverpool man.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/10/10 23:48:41

The gamble

Fallen Italian giants AC Milan on Wednesday appointed Stefano Pioli as their new coach one day after his predecessor Marco Giampaolo was sacked after just seven games in charge.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/10 23:43:41

Argentina hold Germany

Lionel Scaloni praised his battling Argentina side, missing Lionel Messi, as they scored second-half goals to earn a 2-2 draw in a friendly against an experimental Germany team Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2019/10/10 23:08:41