Soccer


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


Closed doors fixture a reminder of Croatia’s ills

CROATIA’S first fixture back on home soil after reaching the World Cup final should be a homecoming for heroes who defied the odds to carry a nation of just four million to the biggest game in football. ...

October 11, 2018, Thursday


Sierra Leone’s cup KO

Sierra Leone’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana this week have been scrapped owing to the nation’s unresolved row with FIFA, the Confederation of African Football said yesterday....

October 11, 2018, Thursday


Juve appeal stand closure for racist chants

ITALIAN champions Juventus are appealing the one-match closure of their south stand, saying the club should not be punished for racist chanting by a few fans towards Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou ...

October 10, 2018, Wednesday


Chelsea favorite still keen on ‘dream’ Real Madrid move

CHELSEA’S Eden Hazard has cast fresh doubt over his future, despite a blistering start to the season, by admitting he is still tempted by the childhood dream of a move to Real Madrid. Hazard has been ...

October 10, 2018, Wednesday


Bale, De Bruyne in first Ballon d’Or nominees

Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne were among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d’Or award announced yesterday....

October 9, 2018, Tuesday




 

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