Soccer: Argentines pay tribute to Sala at special memorial
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The body of footballer Emiliano Sala arrived in Argentina on Friday, ahead of this weekend’s wake and burial in his home town.
Lionel Messi is one of the investors in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid later this year, according to Barcelona team mate Gerard Pique whose Kosmos company has been instrumental in a revamp for the historic tennis competition.
Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke City said on Tuesday.
A fire broke out at the training center used by Rio de Janeiro football club Bangu on Monday, sending at least two players to hospital with smoke inhalation but causing no serious injuries.
Cardiff City canceled the club’s trip to Tenerife for a mid-season break so the players could mourn striker Emiliano Sala’s death with their families, manager Neil Warnock has said.
Gareth Bale struck his landmark 100th Real Madrid goal in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Atletico Madrid but there is a sense that the club’s record signing has been a disappointment in Spain despite a considerable haul of goals and trophies.
All Ligue 1 and 2 games will hold a minute’s applause before kick-off in memory of former Nantes player Emiliano Sala, whose body has been retrieved from the wreckage of a crashed plane in the English Channel, the French League said on Friday.
Qatar have moved up to 55th in the FIFA world rankings, their best position in 26 years, after their breakthrough Asian Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last week.
Global soccer body FIFA says it has set up a joint venture with Qatar to deliver the 2022 World Cup which will be held in the Gulf state.
Air accident investigators said on Monday they had found the wreckage of the missing aircraft carrying Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala on the seabed near Guernsey and that a body was visible inside.
He may not get there with them, but if Qatar’s fast-improving squad do make a decent fist of their World Cup campaign in 2022, the host nation will have plenty to thank Felix Sanchez for.
Almoez Ali scored a spectacular overhead kick for a record ninth goal of the tournament to set Qatar on their way to a first Asian Cup triumph with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions Japan on Friday.
Atlanta boasts historic sports heroes like baseball’s “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron and basketball’s “human highlight film” Dominique Wilkins, but a futuristic stadium gave the city its latest legend less than two months ago when Atlanta United FC capped off its second season of existence by winning the Major League Soccer Cup.
D.C. United’s Luciano Acosta is headed to Paris Saint-Germain to help replace injured Neymar, according to ESPN.
Toronto FC sold 2015 MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco to Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal FC on Wednesday.
Emotions ran high as Nantes paid tribute to their former player Emiliano Sala on Wednesday in their first game since the Argentine went missing in a light aircraft over the English Channel.
Former Australia soccer captain Craig Foster will lobby officials at world governing body FIFA later on Monday for them to intervene on behalf of a Bahraini refugee player being detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country.
The United States beat Panama 3-0 on Sunday to give new manager Gregg Berhalter a winning start to his tenure.
The Chinese private-equity fund LionRock Capital bought a 31.05 percent stake in Inter Milan from Indonesian businessman and club’s former owner Erick Thohir, the Italian soccer club said on its website on Friday.
The search for Cardiff City’s new soccer star, Emiliano Sala, resumed on Wednesday 36 hours after the light aircraft he was flying on disappeared in the English Channel.
Former England midfielder David Beckham will take a 10 percent share in non-league club Salford City, joining up with his former ‘Class of ’92’ Manchester United team mates in the project, the club said on Wednesday.
Former Australian soccer captain Craig Foster called on Wednesday on the sport’s governing body, FIFA, to do more to press for the release of a Bahraini refugee player detained in Thailand and facing deportation to his country.
Newly signed Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala was on board a light aircraft that went missing over the English Channel late on Monday, French police sources said.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost 19 million euros ($21.6 million) for tax fraud on Tuesday but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence after agreeing a deal.
United Arab Emirates sports chief Mohammed Khalfan al-Romaithi believes the Gulf nation would welcome an approach to co-host the 2022 World Cup if its deep political rift with Qatar is resolved.
A Spanish court has suspended a tax fraud trial against retired soccer player Xabi Alonso, a court magistrate said on Tuesday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Saturday he plans to take it one season at a time with LA Galaxy, who re-signed the Swedish striker to a one-year deal last month.
A Portuguese man arrested in Hungary on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked football bodies’ documents – which later appeared on the Football Leaks website – because he was “outraged” by criminality in the sport, his lawyers said.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected back in Madrid on Tuesday to attend a trial for tax evasion in which Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and a fine.
Spain’s multimedia group Mediapro said on Friday the world football governing body FIFA awarded it the broadcasting rights for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Australia’s Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt said on Thursday he had received physical threats from compatriot Bernard Tomic, leading him to cut ties with the player and ban him from the Davis Cup team.
FIFA says it has been in regular contact with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) over the Bahraini soccer player arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland.
Major League Soccer will become the first major sports league to have a team in Austin after the Texas capital was unveiled as its latest expansion club on Tuesday.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced on Tuesday that Amanda Duffy has been named president of the nine-team U.S. league.
Italian match officials and delegates will be told to follow international guidelines in dealing with racist chanting and insults from the crowd, the head of the country’s soccer federation (FIGC) said on Tuesday.
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The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sport’s regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland.
Argentina’s World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona was recovering in hospital on Saturday after successfully undergoing a routine operation for stomach bleeding, his lawyer said.
The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Wednesday it was taking legal action in Saudi Arabia against television channel beoutQ for illegally broadcasting its Asian Cup, the region’s biggest football tournament.
In early 2016, Europe’s most powerful soccer agent, Jorge Mendes, stood dressed in his trademark dark suit and white shirt alongside Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang at a luxury hotel in Shanghai. They were there to launch a new partnership in front of an audience of soccer glitterati, including former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho and bosses from major European clubs.
Saudi Arabia’s plan to privatize its soccer clubs could be delayed beyond the targeted 2020, the head of the country’s soccer federation told Reuters, in what would be the latest setback to economic reforms.
Chelsea confirmed the signing of U.S. international winger Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, making the highly talented 20-year-old the most expensive American soccer player in history.
FIFA should if possible increase the size of the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams, the global governing body’s president Gianni Infantino said.
West Ham United have signed free agent Samir Nasri until the end of the campaign with the French midfielder having completed an 18-month doping ban, the Premier League side said on Monday.
Josh “Jablett” Ablett has been kicked off eSports organization Team Envy for making what the team termed “insensitive comments” related to the deaths of 96 people and the injuries of hundreds more at a soccer match in Sheffield, England, in 1989.
Former Los Angeles Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history who was hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center three weeks ago in need of a heart transplant, died Tuesday at the age of 65.
Timothy Weah will leave French champions Paris St Germain on loan for six months in January, the U.S. striker said on Tuesday.
Former Ajax and Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer has been hired as head coach of Major League Soccer (MLS) champions Atlanta United, the team announced on Sunday.