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Former Real, Arsenal player joins China's 2nd-tier side

He was touted as the next big thing when he joined Arsenal in 2004 and would later play for Real Madrid. On Wednesday, Jose Antonio Reyes signed for the bottom side in China's second tier.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/7 21:48:40

Amazon breaks Premier League hold of Sky and BT with streaming deal

Amazon has secured the rights to show English Premier League soccer matches for the first time in further ­evidence of their financial might in the bidding wars for sports events, the league said Thursday.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/7 21:43:41

Belgium cruise past Egypt 3-0

Belgium hammered the final nail into Egypt's halting World Cup warm-up campaign with an assured 3-0 win in Brussels on Wednesday that settled some nerves among the fancied hosts, who lacked injured defensive linchpin Vincent Kompany.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/7 21:43:40

European soccer clubs ask for bigger UEFA competitions

Europe's biggest clubs want more teams in UEFA competitions, such as the Champions League and Europa League, and more games for those participating, their umbrella organization said in a statement on Wednesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/6 22:13:41

Reaching quarters not good enough for Sterling and Alli

Nothing less than winning the World Cup in Russia next month will be satisfactory despite England's failure to even progress to the later stages in recent tournaments, insist Three Lions' stars Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli.
Soure:Agencies: 2018/6/6 22:08:41

Argentina-Israel friendly soccer match canceled

Argentina's upcoming friendly with Israel in Jerusalem has been canceled, the Israeli Embassy confirmed Tuesday, citing unspecified threats against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/6 22:03:42

Russia laments 10-month-long winless streak

The recent performances of World Cup hosts Russia have left plenty of questions about their prospects at the tournament that opens next week.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/6 22:03:41

Dutch strike late to salvage draw with Italy

Nathan Ake headed in a late equalizer as the Netherlands held 10-man Italy 1-1 in Monday's international friendly in Turin between two heavyweights who failed to qualify for the World Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/5 21:43:40

Beckham supports North America World Cup bid

Former soccer star David Beckham has thrown his weight behind North America's bid to host the 2026 World Cup as the vote looms, saying the fans' passion for soccer would make the event “very special.”
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/5 21:43:40

FIFA files criminal complaint against Viagogo

FIFA on Tuesday said it had filed a criminal complaint against the secondary ticketing firm Viagogo's sale of 2018 World Cup tickets, opening a new battle between sports organizations and websites seeking a share of their profits.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/5 21:43:40

Analysis: Can Messi or Ronaldo finally fulfil their World Cup dream?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won nine UEFA Champions League medals, 11 La Liga titles, three English Premier League crowns and a raft of other domestic and continental trophies.
Soure:Xinhua: 2018/6/5 17:01:12

Sane misses out, Neuer makes Germany's 23-man World Cup squad

Attacking midfielder Leroy Sane was a surprise omission from Joachim Loew's final Germany squad for the World Cup finals on Monday as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named among the 23 players heading to Russia for the defending champions.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/4 21:33:40

Ex-Gunner Kanu robbed of $11,000 in Moscow

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 stolen from his suitcase at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organized by FIFA, TASS reported.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/4 21:33:40

Neymar shines on Brazil return

Brazil talisman Neymar returned in style with a dazzling goal in a 2-0 World Cup warm-up win over Croatia, and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea made a rare error in his team's 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/4 21:33:39

Fiery Dele Alli vows to keep cool at World Cup

Fiery England star Dele Alli has promised to keep his cool at the World Cup.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/3 21:53:39

Cahill off to 4th World Cup as Australia squad finalized

Tim Cahill will play in his fourth World Cup and teenager Daniel Arzani made the final cut as Australia coach Bert van Marwijk finalized his 23-man squad on Sunday.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/3 21:33:39

Loew angry after friendly loss to Austria

England manager Gareth Southgate was delighted with his side's performance in a 2-1 win over Nigeria but Germany's Joachim Loew was angry after the world champions suffered a historic loss to Austria in Saturday's World Cup warm-up friendlies.
Soure:Reuters: 2018/6/3 21:28:39

'World Cup impact limit'

While the World Cup that kicks off later this month will focus the attention of soccer fans around the world on Russia, it will have little impact on the country's economy, analysts at Moody's rating agency have said.
Soure:AFP: 2018/6/1 21:43:41