Soccer


Lloris hails French mental strength

TOTTENHAM Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hailed the mental strength that saw World Cup winner France overcome a patchy opening period to beat Germany 2-1 on Tuesday. Germany travelled to the Stade de ...

October 18, 2018, Thursday


FA says Wembley sale off after Fulham’s Khan withdraws bid

ENGLAND’S Football Association says its plan to sell Wembley Stadium will not go ahead after potential purchaser, American Shahid Khan, withdrew his offer. “At a recent meeting with Mr Khan he expressed ...

October 18, 2018, Thursday


CFA plans ‘salary cap’

THE Chinese Football Association said yesterday a series of new regulations, including a “salary cap,” will be implemented in the Chinese Super League and lower professional leagues next season. Worried ...

October 18, 2018, Thursday


Reality check for Spain after England defeat

It took less than a half to bring Spain back to reality....

October 17, 2018, Wednesday


Bolt gets offer from Malta club

OLYMPIC champion sprinter Usain Bolt has been offered a two-year contract to play soccer with a Maltese club, ESPN reported, triggering speculation he may be set to walk out from his trial at Australian ...

October 17, 2018, Wednesday


Despair turns to optimism for Italy

THE despair which followed Italy’s defeat by Portugal a month ago has suddenly turned to unbridled optimism following Sunday’s 1-0 stoppage-time win away to Poland in the UEFA Nations League. Italian ...

October 16, 2018, Tuesday


Slovakia coach resigns

Jan Kozak has quit as Slovakia coach after the team’s second straight loss in the UEFA Nations League....

October 16, 2018, Tuesday


Debate over coach as Germany hits a Loew

GERMANY coach Joachim Loew expects there to be a renewed debate over his future after a 0-3 loss to the Netherlands in the Nations League on Saturday. “Of course, I have to expect that. It is something ...

October 15, 2018, Monday


FIFA wants more women soccer players

FIFA, the governing body of world football, wants to double the number of women players, saying yesterday that it has set out “concrete projects” to achieve that goal. FIFA is aiming for 60 million women ...

October 12, 2018, Friday


Russian stars face jail after ‘racist’ assault

DISGRACED Russian football players Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin could face up to five years in prison for assaulting a government official at a Moscow cafe, in a case that sparked outrage in Russia ...

October 11, 2018, Thursday




 

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