SPORTS >> Soccer

Winning ECL would salvage City's season: Ian Wright

With Liverpool set to take over as English Premier League champions, Manchester City should prioritise Europe and can still have a "great season" if they win the European Champions League (ECL), former England striker Ian Wright has said.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/2/4 18:53:40

Napoli snatch late goals to beat Sampdoria

Napoli grabbed two late goals to win 4-2 at Sampdoria on Monday in a Serie A match featuring two controversial VAR decisions and a spectacular effort by veteran Fabio Quagliarella for the hosts.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/2/4 18:28:40

PSG coach plays down spat with Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel on Monday attempted to play down a touchline spat with Kylian Mbappe which overshadowed the French champions' big weekend win over Montpellier.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/4 18:08:41

Players clash with pitch-invading fan, sparking riot in Brazil

A Brazilian derby match was interrupted by a riot on Sunday which started when a supporter ran onto the pitch and was wrestled to the ground by a player from the away team who was in turn accidentally kicked by a teammate.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/2/3 17:43:41

Fati, Messi connection sees Barca down Levante

Ansu Fati became the youngest player ever to score a brace in La Liga on Sunday by capitalizing on two brilliant Lionel Messi assists to give Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Levante.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/3 17:23:40

Ronaldo continues scoring run

Cristiano Ronaldo stretched his scoring streak to nine ­consecutive league games with a penalty double as Serie A leaders Juventus bounced back from their defeat by Napoli with a 3-0 win over Fiorentina, whose owner said Sunday's result left him feeling "disgusted."
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/3 17:13:40

Infantino wants AFCON every four years, not two

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino told African soccer leaders on Saturday that he wants their continental Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be played every four years as part of a package of reforms designed to lift "African football to the top of the world."
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/2 18:03:40

Benzema breaks Madrid derby deadlock

Zinedine Zidane's double substitution at halftime transformed the Madrid derby on Saturday as Real Madrid edged past Atletico 1-0 to remain top of La Liga.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/2 17:58:40

Liverpool go 22 points clear at top

Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool's steely focus ­after they surged 22 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 rout of Southampton on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/2/2 17:53:40

It takes two to Tango

It's well known that Brazilian players are among the best to play football.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/1/31 19:13:41

From A to Z Cars

Watford and Everton meet on Saturday afternoon and aside from the traditional 3 pm kickoff - something that happens less often - there will be another tradition on show in the minutes leading up to the game.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/1/31 19:08:41

Soccer's shaggy dog stories and comeback tails

It would make sense that the world game and man's best friend would go hand in paw but there are more interactions between football and dogs than you might reasonably think.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/1/31 18:58:41

Man United agree deal to sign Fernandes

Manchester United finally secured a deal to sign Portuguese international midfielder Bruno Fernandes on Wednesday ending a long-running chase of the 25-year-old.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/30 23:28:40

Their cup runneth off

Footballers are not necessarily the best when it comes to looking after trophies, as many incidents would attest.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/1/21 22:58:40

Making switch from pitch to kitchen

"He works in there on match days, son." It's a statement you often hear outside Lou Macari's Fish and Chips in the shadow of Old Trafford, and it remains as untrue today as it was when Macari was delighting Manchester United fans with chips on the pitch in the late 1970s.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/1/21 22:48:40

Tebas warns over new reform

La Liga President Javier Tebas has warned that FIFA's launch of a revamped and expanded Club World Cup in 2021 could trigger a damaging impact on domestic leagues.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/1/21 22:43:41

Qatar, FIFA jointly publish World Cup rights pledges

Qatar and FIFA published Tuesday the first jointly issued legacy planning strategy ahead of a football World Cup, with pledges on labor and LGBT rights alongside protections for activists and journalists.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/21 22:28:40

Premier League wobbles leave Euro spots chase wide open

Chelsea remain in pole position to claim fourth spot in the Premier League and a return to the riches and prestige of the Champions League next season.
Soure:AFP: 2020/1/21 21:28:40