Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

2017-03-29 21:24

The world's top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after a humiliating defeat to Bolivia.


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Mixed reviews for French video heartbreak

2017-03-29 18:41

The experiment with video assistance that backfired on France against Spain earned mixed reviews.


Messi ban unfair - Barcelona

2017-03-29 16:44

Lionel Messi's four-match ban for swearing at an assistant referee is "unfair and totally disproportionate", his Spanish club Barcelona claim.


Dempsey strikes again but US held by Panama

2017-03-29 10:12

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games as the United States were held to a 1-1 draw in a hard-fought World Cup qualifying battle with Panama.


Brazil become first team to qualify for World Cup

2017-03-29 07:23

Brazil became the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday after Uruguay crashed to an upset 2-1 defeat against Peru.


Wenger: France will be dominant force

2017-03-28 15:31

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his native France have the players to become a dominant force in world football.


Rodriguez causes middle finger storm

2017-03-28 10:49

Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists.


Pitch invasions end Ivory Coast-Senegal match early

2017-03-28 08:14

Numerous pitch invasions forced Monday's friendly between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris to be abandoned before full-time.


Ronaldo tops Messi in earnings - report

2017-03-27 18:00

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi.


Madeira airport renamed after island son Ronaldo

2017-03-29 16:14

The airport of Madeira, the Atlantic Ocean island birthplace of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, has been renamed in his honour.


Zaha refutes Southgate's egg timer claims

2017-03-29 12:15

Wilfried Zaha has released a statement questioning England manager Gareth Southgate's comments over his unwillingness to play for the Three Lions.


Jordaan: Ahmed Kathrada was a hero of note

2017-03-29 07:39

SAFA President Danny Jordaan has described the late liberation struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada as a selfless cadre who was kind to people from all walks of life.


Foul-mouthed rant earns Messi four match ban

2017-03-29 07:30

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA for swearing at an assistant referee.


Portugal airport to be named after Ronaldo

2017-03-28 13:42

Cristiano Ronaldo Airport will be the message awaiting passengers in the Madeira Islands when the local airport is renamed after the local star.


Southgate irked by Palace chief's Zaha remark

2017-03-28 10:02

England manager Gareth Southgate has taken issue with Steve Parish's views on the international tug-of-war involving Wilfried Zaha.


FIFA to pay injured Coleman's wages

2017-03-28 07:37

FIFA will pay Everton defender Seamus Coleman's wages during his recovery from a broken leg sustained in a World Cup qualifier.


FIFA to bin local World Cup organising committees

2017-03-29 20:00

World football's ruling body FIFA will get rid of local World Cup organising committees and take full control over tournaments' organisation starting in 2026.


48 World Cup teams unacceptable, says Rummenigge

2017-03-29 10:43

The decision-making process that led FIFA to increase the number of teams at the SWC to 48 is unacceptable, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.


Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

2017-03-29 07:23

Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to spoil Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming.


Top Europe clubs drop Super League proposal

2017-03-28 17:41

Europe's top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent's strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA.


Barca priced out of Bellerin deal

2017-03-28 13:07

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez admits any deal to bring Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin back to his hometown club would be tricky.


Sanchez caught speeding in Chile

2017-03-28 08:27

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez must appear in court after being clocked doing 155 kilometres per hour while driving in his homeland of Chile.


Captain Neymar rates Brazil as the best

2017-03-28 07:16

In his first press conference as a Brazil player in a while, striker Neymar believes he is in his best moment and plays for the best national team.


Winks motivated to break into England squad

2017-03-28 07:16

Harry Winks is looking forward to earning an England call-up in the near future after seeing so many young players selected in recent games.


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