ZURICH (AP) — The start of World Cup qualifying for lower-ranked teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean was postponed Tuesday until next year, which means there aren’t enough remaining dates in the current FIFA calendar to complete the program.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos opted to pair Goncalo Guedes with Ronaldo from kick-off in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain in Sochi, where the captain of the Euro 2016 winners netted a stunning 88th-minute free-kick to deny one of the favourites, who were reeling from the shock sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve […]
According to AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, although the COVID-19 pandemic is still posing difficulties in many Asian countries, there are also positive signs when football activities in many countries have resumed such as national tournaments of the Republic of Korea, Australia, and Japan.
Ho Chi Minh City FC in group F were supposed to have played on September 23 at their Thong Nhat Stadium, and Than Quang Ninh in group G, on September 29 at their Cam Pha Stadium in the northern Quang Ninh Province.
“I’ve come here to try to improve, to get better. I’ve also come here to help the team to win, to play good football — entertaining football. I’m convinced, with Carlo and his technical staff, we can achieve big things and one of the big reasons I signed was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti,” he […]
“There’s a lot of us over here,” Foord said in a media session before Arsenal’s recent 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. “European football, with the level it’s at, and the English league obviously making strides as well, I think that was very attractive to us.”
“I was ill. So much so that I couldn’t even go to the ground to watch. It was a torture to be left outside. Every minute went by like an hour. But, at the end, we registered a memorable result and things turned out to be rather ‘sweet’, in more ways than one,” Chhetri recalled.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of competing in England, playing with and against some of the best players in the world,” said Heath, who has played 168 times for the United States and was described as a “proven winner” by Man United manager Casey Stoney.
She joins fellow U.S. internationals Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis (both Manchester City), Tobin Heath and Christen Press (both Manchester United) in joining clubs in England’s top league in the past few weeks. All of the players are looking to get in peak form ahead of next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
The ever-widening gap between the haves and the have-nots, and the general improvement in pitches have made genuine cup shocks much rarer. So what can we do to try and even things out a bit more? One reform could be to automatically give home advantage to all teams from a lower division. Victories for the underdogs are more likely if they play at home- […]