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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to clash in CL group stage

Soccer Oct 2, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to clash in CL group stage

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face each other in the Champions League group stage for the first time — and fans could be allowed back in to watch. Messi’s Barcelona was drawn from the pot of second-seeded teams Thursday into the group where Ronaldo’s ...

Manchester City puts best foot forward in League Cup victory

Soccer Oct 1, 2020

Manchester City puts best foot forward in League Cup victory

In this congested season like no other, coaches are typically using the English League Cup to rest and rotate key players. Not Pep Guardiola. The Manchester City manager fielded all of his top available stars against Burnley on Wednesday in a bid to stay on course ...

Swede Tony Gustavsson named head coach of Australia's Matildas

Soccer Sep 29, 2020

Swede Tony Gustavsson named head coach of Australia's Matildas

Tony Gustavsson, who helped the United States win back-to-back Women's World Cups, has been appointed coach of Australia's women's soccer team, Football Federation Australia announced on Tuesday. The 47-year-old Swede was an assistant to United States head coach Jill Ellis, who led the Americans to ...

Yokohama FC beats Urawa through Yusuke Matsuo brace

J. League Sep 26, 2020

Yokohama FC beats Urawa through Yusuke Matsuo brace

by Dan Orlowitz

On Wednesday, a trio of aging superstars headlined Yokohama FC’s starting eleven in a valiant defeat against league-leading Kawasaki Frontale. On Saturday, it was time for the kids to step up, with Yusuke Matsuo scoring twice in a confident 2-0 win over Urawa Reds at ...

Daichi Kamada sets up 2 goals as Frankfurt earns first win of season

Soccer Sep 26, 2020

Daichi Kamada sets up 2 goals as Frankfurt earns first win of season

Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada set up two goals as Eintracht Frankfurt won 3-1 away against Hertha Berlin on Friday to claim their first victory after two games of the new Bundesliga season. Starting alongside veteran former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe, Kamada's free kick was headed ...

Asian Champions League to consider hubs for 2021

Soccer Sep 26, 2020

Asian Champions League to consider hubs for 2021

The Asian Champions League could play a second season in centralized hub venues next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the competition’s organizer said Friday. The 2020 edition restarted this month, after being on pause since March, with all western region games being played in ...

Lionel Messi takes aim at Barcelona over Luis Suarez's departure

Soccer Sep 26, 2020

Lionel Messi takes aim at Barcelona over Luis Suarez's departure

Lionel Messi criticized the exit of teammate and good friend Luis Suarez on Friday, dealing another blow to the damaged relationship between the Argentine and Barcelona’s leadership. Messi posted a photo of himself with Suarez on Instagram with a message expressing his sadness for his ...