Southgate plays down row over leaked team selection

2018-06-23 20:58

A "relaxed" Gareth Southgate played down a row with the media over England's "leaked" team selection for their World Cup match against Panama.


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Neymar 'fully recovered' from injury

2018-06-23 20:36

Neymar has "totally recovered" from the foot injury that required surgery, Brazil's team doctor says.

World Cup

Mexico too strong for Korea Republic

2018-06-23 19:16

Mexico laid one foot in the Soccer World Cup's last 16 and left Korea Republic on the brink of elimination.

World Cup

WRAP: SWC 2018 - Group phase

2018-06-23 21:55

A comprehensive wrap of all the fixtures, kick-off times, results and match reports from the group stage of the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia.

World Cup

From Russia to Leicester and back for record-breaking Musa

2018-06-23 12:33

Leicester City's out-of-favour striker Ahmed Musa wrote himself into the World Cup record books by scoring twice to fire Nigeria to their first win in Russia.

World Cup

Chechnya leader grants Mo Salah honourary citizenship

2018-06-23 07:47

Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has granted honourary citizenship to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt's World Cup squad.

World Cup

Swiss coach unimpressed with celebrations in win over Serbia

2018-06-23 08:01

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic says that politics and football should "never mix" as two players celebrated goals with political gestures.

World Cup

Cahill ready to boost Australia in crunch SWC match

2018-06-22 20:32

Defender Mark Milligan has backed Tim Cahill to step up for Australia if he is given the nod for their SWC clash against Peru.

World Cup

Loew backs under-fire German stars

2018-06-22 18:58

Germany coach Joachim Loew says he retains faith in his underperforming stars ahead of their clash against Sweden on Saturday.

World Cup

Sterling: 'I'm just a naughty boy living my dream'

2018-06-22 17:27

Raheem Sterling says he ignores the criticism of him in the British tabloid press, insisting he prefers to enjoy how he has risen from humble beginnings.

World Cup

Ronaldo reveals real reason behind SWC goatee

2018-06-22 14:28

Cristiano Ronaldo has explained the inspiration behind his new goatee and has ensured all it’s not meant as a dig at Argentinean rival Lionel Messi.

World Cup

Neymar starts as Tite keeps faith in Brazil stars

2018-06-22 13:09

Neymar started Brazil's crunch SWC clash with Costa Rica as coach Tite kept faith in the side that started a disappointing 1-1 draw against Switzerland.

World Cup

Endless turmoil leaves Messi's Argentina in disarray

2018-06-22 12:54

The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona.

BET Centre

Tau’s Tips for the World Cup

2018-06-22 12:48

The Soccer World Cup 2018 is in full swing and Jimmy Tau came within a whisker of landing a 27/1 banger in his first round of tips earlier this week.

World Cup

WATCH: What is wrong with Neymar?

2018-06-22 11:25

The Brazilian player's fans explain why he's been off his game so far at the World Cup.

World Cup

WATCH: Luka Modric's goal from the stands

2018-06-22 08:25

Croatia brushed aside tournament favourites Argentina in a 3-0 drubbing with talisman Luka Modric scoring one of the goals of the tournament.

World Cup

Argentina teeter on the brink as Croatia qualify for SWC last 16

2018-06-21 21:56

Croatia have qualified for the last 16 of the Soccer World Cup by beating a stuttering Argentina in a Group D encounter.

World Cup

Brazil boss Tite won't sacrifice Neymar's 'genius' for good of the team

2018-06-21 19:41

Brazil coach Tite said he will not tell Neymar to be more of a team player as he insisted his star is fit for the World Cup clash with Costa Rica.

World Cup

Mbappe secures France win over plucky Peru

2018-06-21 18:54

France are through to the last 16 of the Soccer World Cup, thanks to an unconvincing win over a plucky Peru side in a Group C encounter in Yekaterinburg.


South African soccer legend Hubbard dies

2018-06-21 17:12

Johnny Hubbard, the only foreigner to score a hat-trick for Scottish side Rangers in a derby with bitter Glasgow rivals, Celtic has died aged 87 the club announced.

World Cup

Arab dismay - and jokes - after mass World Cup exit

2018-06-21 17:32

No-one expected Egypt, Morocco or Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup but for all three to crash out on the same day was a disaster for Arab football.

World Cup

Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears

2018-06-21 16:42

Neymar will play in Brazil's vital World Cup match against Costa Rica despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed.

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As it happened: Denmark v Australia

2018-06-21 15:55

A recap of the scoring from the Soccer World Cup Group C clash between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena.

World Cup

FIFA defends US ref over Morocco's shirt claim

2018-06-21 14:22

FIFA has condemned claims by a Morocco player that American referee Mark Geiger asked for a player's shirt during Portugal's win.

World Cup

Blatter backs England for next European SWC

2018-06-21 13:20

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes the Soccer World Cup should return to England when Europe next gets its turn to host the tournament.

World Cup

Alli sits out training ahead of Panama World Cup clash

2018-06-21 13:07

Dele Alli missed training on Thursday as doubts grow about whether he will be fit to face Panama in England's second match of the World Cup.


Lampard and Bielsa set for early showdown

2018-06-21 12:39

Derby County's rookie manager Frank Lampard will pit his wits against Leeds United's experienced boss Marcelo Bielsa in the Championship.

World Cup

WATCH: Iran player's acrobatic somersault throw-in

2018-06-21 07:52

Watch as Iran defender Milan Mohammadi performed an acrobatic somersault throw-in that has been hailed as the best throw-in in World Cup history.

World Cup

Serbia coach calls for referee 'to be tried in the Hague'

2018-06-23 21:14

Serbia's coach has reacted to his team's World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in the Hague.

World Cup

Belgium's Lukaku a doubt for England clash

2018-06-23 18:18

Roberto Martinez revealed that Romelu Lukaku is an injury doubt for Belgium's World Cup blockbuster tie against England.

World Cup

Vietnam busts $26 million online betting ring

2018-06-23 12:33

Vietnamese police broke up an online football gambling ring worth around $26 million as authorities look to stop black market betting on the World Cup.

World Cup

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

2018-06-23 11:45

Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup experience because of belief that the nation's team and youth programs discriminate

World Cup

'Racist' tweet could inspire Senegal in World Cup showdown

2018-06-23 07:21

Senegal face Japan at the World Cup fired up by an "ignorant" tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team.

World Cup

Swiss comeback stuns Serbia

2018-06-22 22:07

Switzerland scored a late goal to defeat Serbia in their Soccer World Cup Group E match in Kaliningrad.

World Cup

Nigeria beat Iceland to keep SWC last 16 hopes alive

2018-06-22 19:02

Ahmed Musa scored a brace to ensure Nigeria victory against Iceland in their Soccer World Cup Group D encounter at the Volgograd Arena.

World Cup

Neymar needs more time - Brazil coach

2018-06-22 18:54

Brazil coach Tite has said Neymar will need time to find his best form at the World Cup after he scored in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday.

World Cup

Argentina deny reports players want Sampaoli out

2018-06-22 15:27

Argentina denied reports that the players want coach Jorge Sampaoli sacked before their final World Cup Group D match against Nigeria.

Absa Premiership

Wits strengthen squad with Bantu, Mhlongo signing

2018-06-22 15:10

Absa Premiership outfit Wits have announced the addition of three new players to Gavin Hunt's squad ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Absa Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs announce 3 new signings

2018-06-22 13:07

Kaizer Chiefs have announced three new signings for the upcoming Absa Premiership season led by former Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Khama Billiat.

World Cup

Germany face Sweden in 'early final'

2018-06-22 12:44

World Cup holders Germany face enormous pressure ahead of their match against Sweden,dubbed an "early final" knowing defeat would end their campaign.

Absa Premiership

PSL announce 2018/19 season kick-off date

2018-06-22 12:16

The Premier Soccer League have confirmed that the 2018/19 Absa Premiership season will kick-off on Friday, August 3.

World Cup

Sweden's Forsberg can hurt Germany in crunch match

2018-06-22 10:19

An early German exit from the World Cup seems unthinkable, but that could be the grim reality for the reigning champions unless they beat Sweden.

World Cup

Catastrophe! Argentina press wails at World Cup 'disaster'

2018-06-22 08:24

Argentina's media stuck the boot into Lionel Messi and his team-mates, branding the team's SWC defeat to Croatia a "catastrophe" and a "humiliation".

World Cup

Sampaoli asks for 'forgiveness' as WC hopes fade

2018-06-22 07:12

Jorge Sampaoli begged for forgiveness from Argentina's fans after a drubbing by Croatia left Lionel Messi's World Cup dreams hanging by a thread.

World Cup

Mbappe savours 'dream come true' as France reach World Cup last 16

2018-06-21 21:59

Kylian Mbappe said that playing at a World Cup was "a dream come true" after scoring the winner in a victory over Peru to send France into the last 16.

World Cup

Socceroos desperate for win over Peru

2018-06-21 20:38

Victory over Peru may come too late for Australia at this World Cup but Bert van Marwijk wants nothing less from his Socceroos in Sochi following the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday.

World Cup

Khedira laughs off early flights home joke for Germany

2018-06-21 18:37

Under-fire Germany star Sami Khedira laughed off a cheeky offer of early flights home for the holders from a Swedish reporter.

World Cup

As it happened: France v Peru

2018-06-21 18:55

A recap of the scoring from the Soccer World Cup Group C clash between France and Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena.

English Premiership

Man United announce Fred signing

2018-06-21 16:15

Manchester United have officially completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal, the club announced.

World Cup

Gudmundsson set to miss Iceland's Nigeria clash

2018-06-21 15:42

Iceland's Johann Berg Gudmundsson has not recovered from the calf injury is set to miss the crucial Group D clash with Nigeria.

World Cup

Spain on tough path to World Cup glory, says Hierro

2018-06-21 15:29

Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge to reach the World Cup knockout stage following a "lucky" 1-0 win against Iran.

World Cup

No sex ban for Iceland, as long as it's with the wives ...

2018-06-21 14:30

Iceland's players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their Soccer World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it's with their wives...

English Premiership

Conte to be sacked and replaced by Sarri - reports

2018-06-21 13:18

Antonio Conte is to be sacked as Chelsea manager within days and former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri installed as his replacement according to reports.

English Premiership

Zola downplays Chelsea return

2018-06-21 12:03

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has downplayed reports that will return to his former club to be part of Maurizio Sarri's backroom staff.

World Cup

World Cup superstitions putting a spell on players

2018-06-21 11:33

Some players believe World Cup success is earned through exercise, diet and endless practice drills - others are convinced it's lucky underwear.

World Cup

LIVE: Germany v Sweden

2018-06-23 19:23

LIVE scoring on the Soccer World Cup match between Germany and Sweden from Fisht Olympic Stadium.

World Cup

Serbian press slams 'provocative' Swiss celebrations

2018-06-23 14:31

Serbian papers slammed "shameful provocation" by two Swiss players who used political gestures to celebrate their goals in the 2-1 World Cup victory.

World Cup

World Cup fans flock to party in Moscow's 'street of lights'

2018-06-23 13:39

A quiet street leading off from Red Square has unexpectedly become the party zone of choice for thousands of international World Cup fans.

World Cup

We're still in the race, says disappointed Iceland boss

2018-06-23 09:02

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday's 2-0 loss to Nigeria.

World Cup

Nigeria's goal-hero ready for Messi

2018-06-22 22:43

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi's Argentina.

World Cup

Simeone slams Argentina 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

2018-06-22 20:32

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has blasted Argentina's World Cup campaign, lambasting the "anarchy" on and off the field.

World Cup

Messi powerless against us, says Croatia coach

2018-06-22 19:02

Coach Zlatko Dalic said that Argentina star Lionel Messi was left "powerless" by his Croatia players on Thursday.

World Cup

Argentina fans still dreaming of World Cup glory

2018-06-22 18:26

A team thought among the favourites for the World Cup, with superstar Lionel Messi as captain, were not expected to struggle through the first stage.

World Cup

Brazil leave it late to break Costa Rica hearts

2018-06-22 15:59

Stoppage time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil an important victory over World Cup Group E rivals Costa Rica.

World Cup

Lukaku tells how poverty fired World Cup dream

2018-06-22 14:31

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku realised how poor his family was when he saw his mother watering down the milk.

BET Centre

Bookies give Messi's Argentina little chance

2018-06-22 13:20

Despite not being eliminated from the tournament, bookmakers have given Argentina little to no chance of Soccer World Cup glory in Russia.

World Cup

Kante 'has 15 lungs' says French team-mate Pogba

2018-06-22 11:33

Paul Pogba paid tribute to fellow midfielder N'Golo Kante after France sealed their place in the World Cup last 16 on Thursday, saying: "He has 15 lungs."

World Cup

A World Cup advert gone wrong for Burger King

2018-06-20 20:29

To what lengths will you go to get a lifetime supply of free Whoppers from Burger King and bank R630 000? Just get impregnated by a World Cup player.

World Cup

All the reaction to 'worst ever Argentina side'

2018-06-22 09:28

Reaction from Argentina's defeat to Croatia including former defender Pablo Zabaleta who said he has never seen a performance like this by Argentina.

World Cup

Croatia in euphoria after stunning win over Argentina

2018-06-22 10:12

Thousands of Croatians celebrated with euphoria in the country's streets and squares after their team's victory over Argentina powered them into the SWC last 16.

World Cup

Messi feels pain as World Cup dream turns to nightmare

2018-06-22 06:46

Lionel Messi sloped off down the tunnel in Nizhny Novgorod with his head bowed, knowing Argentina face the humiliation of a group-stage exit.

World Cup

France 'will savour' qualification for SWC last 16

2018-06-21 20:43

France coach Didier Deschamps took great satisfaction in his highly rated team's display to defy a battling Peru team and reach the last 16 of the World Cup.

World Cup

Belgium looking to kill off Tunisia early

2018-06-21 20:34

Belgium will "go for the throat" to kill off their World Cup tie against Tunisia early, defender Thomas Meunier has promised.

World Cup

Australia's Van Marwijk says 'last part of puzzle' missing at World Cup

2018-06-21 18:16

Disappointed coach Bert van Marwijk said Australia have to find "the last part of the puzzle" if they are to stay in the World Cup.

World Cup

German broadcaster slams groping of female World Cup reporter

2018-06-21 17:33

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle condemned the sexual harassment of one of its correspondents who was groped and kissed while reporting live from Russia.


Emre Can signs four-year deal with Juventus

2018-06-21 20:15

German midfielder Emre Can has signed for Juventus on a four-year deal, the Turin club announced on Thursday.

World Cup

VAR penalty saves Australia against Denmark

2018-06-21 15:55

A VAR-awarded penalty gave Australia hope of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup after holding Denmark to a draw.

English Premiership

'Donkey kick' striker Hunt dies

2018-06-21 15:33

Ernie Hunt whose "donkey kick" volleyed freekick in 1970 led to a change in English football's rules, has died aged 75 one of his former clubs Coventry announced.

World Cup

Messi under pressure as Ronaldo scores - again!

2018-06-21 14:42

Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the goalscoring charts.

World Cup

Burger King pulls SWC ad promoting sex with players

2018-06-21 13:24

Burger King has apologised for an online ad offering burgers to Russian women who get impregnated by players during the Soccer World Cup the country is hosting.

Absa Premiership

Platinum Stars renamed, to relocate to Cape Town

2018-06-21 13:05

Platinum Stars revealed that the club will relocate from the North West Province to Cape Town, and will be renamed Cape Umoya United.

World Cup

Fikile Mbalula tweets up a storm in Russia

2018-06-21 11:54

Not even Bafana's absence from the 2018 SWC could stop former SA sports minister Fikile Mbalula from making the most of his most recent international trip.

World Cup

Ex-FIFA president Blatter meets Putin at Kremlin

2018-06-21 11:54

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he met Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin and talked about the Russia team's good start to the Soccer World Cup.


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