Keita: Gerrard was my boyhood idol

2018-07-21 14:00

New Liverpool number eight Naby Keita has revealed that Steven Gerrard, who occupied the jersey during his time at the club, was his childhood hero.

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English Premiership

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

2018-07-21 07:23

Pep Guardiola's start to his pre-season campaign ended in defeat as Borussia Dortmund beat Manchester City in Chicago.

 
 
International

CAS rules in favour of AC Milan

2018-07-20 17:36

The world's top sports court has overturned a European ban imposed on AC Milan for violating UEFA's financial fair play rules.

 
World Cup

Disgraced Croatian player refuses World Cup medal

2018-07-20 15:25

Croatian media say that forward Nikola Kalinic has not accepted the silver medal his team won at the World Cup in Russia because he was sent home early in the competition

 
English Premiership

Mourinho names 'unimportant' United skipper

2018-07-20 14:44

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will most likely give experienced campaigner Antonio Valencia the armband for the upcoming season.

 
Absa Premiership

Tau thanks Sundowns after sealing Brighton switch

2018-07-20 14:02

Percy Tau has thanked Mamelodi Sundowns and South African fans after sealing a R50 million move to Premier League side Brighton.

 
English Premiership

Perotti: Alisson is a big loss

2018-07-20 14:13

Roma winger Diego Perotti has admitted that Alisson Becker, who has just signed for Liverpool, is a big loss for i Giallorossi.

 
Absa Premiership

Micho: I want Kambole at Pirates

2018-07-20 12:03

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has confirmed his interest in Zesco United striker Lazarous Kambole.

 
English Premiership

Alisson eager to play with Salah again

2018-07-20 10:41

New Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is relishing the prospect of reuniting with former Roma team-mate Mohamed Salah.

 
World Cup

Ex-Socceroo Cahill looks to US, coaching career

2018-07-20 09:47

Australia's all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill says he intends to continue playing at club level and is also interested in a coaching career following his retirement.

 
English Premiership

Valencia to be new Man United captain

2018-07-20 08:24

Jose Mourinho has indicated that Antonio Valencia will replace Michael Carrick as Manchester United captain this season.

 
Absa Premiership

Matombo hoping for chance to repay Chiefs

2018-07-20 07:51

Having made headlines for all the wrong reasons during his spell at Kaizer Chiefs, Black Leopards midfielder Chris Matombo is hoping for a chance to repay Amakhosi.

 
World Cup

WATCH: Trevor Noah responds after 'Africa won SWC' comment

2018-07-19 10:45

The French ambassador to the US Gerard Araud responded in a detailed letter to Trevor Noah's comments saying that Africa won the World Cup.

 
English Premiership

Shaw confident of future at United

2018-07-20 09:17

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is convinced he would have left the club long ago if he wasn't in Jose Mourinho's plans.

 
 
World Cup

Evolution, not revolution key, says new Spain boss Enrique

2018-07-19 20:40

New Spain coach Luis Enrique says no revolution would be needed as he promised fans to restore the 2010 world champions into a force to be feared.

 
English Premiership

Sanchez gets visa to join United's US tour

2018-07-19 17:45

Alexis Sanchez is set to join Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States after the club confirmed his visa issue has been resolved.

 
English Premiership

Shaw confident of future at United

2018-07-19 17:42

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw is convinced he would have long left Manchester United if he was not in the plans of Jose Mourinho.

 
English Premiership

Mourinho: Dalot out until September

2018-07-19 14:11

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects new signing Diogo Dalot to be sidelined until September as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

 
World Cup

CSKA expect Chelsea target Golovin to be snapped up

2018-07-19 11:28

CSKA president Evgeniy Giner feels that Aleksandr Golovin's future will be resolved 'in the next couple of days' amid interest from Chelsea.

 
Absa Premiership

Josephs excited by AmaZulu challenge

2018-07-19 10:17

Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs believes he can help AmaZulu compete for silverware in the upcoming Absa Premiership season.

 
English Premiership

WATCH: Chelsea manager Sarri 'bored' by transfer window

2018-07-19 09:15

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he wants to have 'fun' and to improve the players he already has rather than relying on the transfer market.

 
Absa Premiership

Brockie: I've been scoring goals at training

2018-07-19 07:57

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Jeremy Brockie says having a full pre-season under his belt is reaping rewards, and he is scoring goals in training.

 
English Premiership

Chelsea name Zola as Sarri's right-hand man

2018-07-19 08:04

Gianfranco Zola was named as assistant coach to new manager Maurizio Sarri, marking a return to the club where he spent seven years as a player.

 
World Cup

Brazil's 2014 World Cup legacy left little to celebrate

2018-07-19 07:51

When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014 the country dreamt of glory, but the beloved national team was thrashed and the tournament left a legacy of unfinished works.

 
International

Miami voters will have say on Beckham MLS stadium plan

2018-07-19 07:02

Miami voters will have their say in November on David Beckham's latest plan for a Major League Soccer stadium development in the city.

 
World Cup

Sarri wants to meet Hazard to discuss Chelsea future

2018-07-18 19:18

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says Eden Hazard is one of the top three players in Europe and wants to meet him face-to-face to discuss his future.

 
English Premiership

Benitez eyeing more signings at Newcastle

2018-07-18 16:25

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has revealed that he is aiming to bring in a few more signings before the season starts.

 
English Premiership

Pires: Emery is Arsenal's biggest signing

2018-07-18 14:00

Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires believes new Gunners manager Unai Emery is the club's biggest signing of the off-season.

 
English Premiership

Benitez: Toon have to 'wheel and deal'

2018-07-18 11:59

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez admits the club simply do not have the resources to sign big-name players and must be crafty in the transfer market.

 
Absa Premiership

No more loan moves for Ntuli - agent

2018-07-18 11:45

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Bonginkosi Ntuli will not be entertaining offers for a loan move as he looks to fight for his place in the team.

 
World Cup

Pogba's inspirational SWC speeches revealed

2018-07-18 10:34

Paul Pogba's inspirational speeches to his team-mates during France's triumphant Soccer World Cup campaign have been revealed in a TF1 documentary.

 
World Cup

Japan's Honda founds venture fund with Will Smith

2018-07-18 09:38

Japanese footballer Keisuke Honda is swapping football for finance, after launching a venture capital fund with Hollywood star Will Smith.

 
World Cup

Germany team doctor quits after 23 years following SWC flop

2018-07-20 22:06

Germany's long-serving team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt quit after 23 years in the job, becoming the first casualty of the country's World Cup flop.

 
English Premiership

Lamela signs new contract with Tottenham

2018-07-20 19:18

Erik Lamela became the latest Tottenham star to sign a new contract as the Argentine playmaker agreed a four-year deal with the north London club.

 
English Premiership

South Korea star Son signs new Spurs deal

2018-07-20 15:58

Son Heung-min has signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham that will keep the South Korea forward at the Premier League club until 2023.

 
World Cup

Eden Hazard to hold Real Madrid talks

2018-07-20 15:11

Eden Hazard is sensationally set to hold talks with Real Madrid to become the latest Galactico as attacker edges closer to a Chelsea exit.

 
World Cup

Marseille snap up Croatia defender Caleta-Car

2018-07-20 15:00

Croatian central defender Duje Caleta-Car has signed a five-year contract with French club Marseille for an undisclosed fee, the club announced.

 
Absa Premiership

Percy Tau excited to make European impact

2018-07-20 13:35

Percy Tau says he is excited to make an impact in Europe this season after sealing a record-breaking transfer to English Premier League side Brighton.

 
English Premiership

Conte to sue Chelsea over delayed sacking - reports

2018-07-20 12:58

Antonio Conte is set to take legal action against Chelsea over damage to his career and loss of future earnings following his sacking by the Premier League club.

 
English Premiership

Sarri not bothered by lack of trophies

2018-07-20 12:04

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that the lack of major honours on his CV is not of concern to him as he prepares to lead the club in 2018/19.

 
World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo 'accepts prison sentence and £12.1 million fine'

2018-07-20 09:25

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a two-year suspended prison sentence and paid a fine of £12.1 million after being found guilty of tax evasion.

 
English Premiership

Darmian in advanced talks with Juventus - agent

2018-07-20 09:17

Matteo Darmian's agent has given a hint that the full-back is edging closer to leaving Manchester United for Juventus, claiming that talks are progressing.

 
English Premiership

Mata scores as United open North American tour

2018-07-20 07:48

Juan Mata grabbed a 78th minute equaliser as Manchester United got their pre-season underway against Club America in Phoenix, Arizona.

 
Absa Premiership

Musa Nyatama wins big at Orlando Pirates awards

2018-07-20 07:29

Midfielder Musa Nyatama scooped up all of the major awards at the Orlando Pirates end of year awards ceremony after an impressive 2017/2018 season.

 
World Cup

Neymar rules out transfer move, staying at PSG

2018-07-20 06:53

Brazilian superstar Neymar has sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

 
World Cup

Guardiola wants City stars rested and ready

2018-07-20 06:50

Pep Guardiola fears his preparations for Manchester City's Premier League title defence have been affected by the Soccer World Cup.

 
 
World Cup

Multi-racial French SWC champions draw praise, controversy

2018-07-19 20:17

Former US President Barack Obama chose celebrations to laud the benefits of diversity by holding up France's World Cup success.

 
World Cup

Klopp fears post-World Cup injury woe

2018-07-19 17:40

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fears the demands of international football are putting players at such risk that "we have to collect their bones".

 
Absa Premiership

Tshabalala: Chiefs players have to come to the party

2018-07-19 13:27

Veteran midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala says Kaizer Chiefs players will have to come to the party to help new coach Giovanni Solinas succeed at Naturena.

 
Absa Premiership

Comitis: Cape Town City are a lot wiser

2018-07-19 12:57

Cape Town City chairperson John Comitis reckons his club is a lot wiser and raring to go ahead of the new season.

 
South-Africa

Mayambela signs for Farense in Portugal

2018-07-19 10:56

Mihlali Mayambela, the younger brother of Chippa United forward Mark, has signed a deal to play for Sporting Clube Farense in Portugal's second tier.

 
Absa Premiership

Mokwena: Pirates want to be the dominant force

2018-07-19 09:55

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Rhulani Mokwena says the club's intensive pre-season preparations are designed to make Bucs a dominant force.

 
World Cup

Liverpool complete record Alisson deal ahead of medical

2018-07-19 07:43

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson has been pictured departing to the UK to undergo a medical ahead of a switch to English Premiership side Liverpool.

 
Absa Premiership

Mthembu swaps Stars for City

2018-07-19 08:51

Cape Town City have announced the signing of former South Africa international Siphelele Mthembu from Free State Stars.

 
World Cup

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

2018-07-19 07:28

Qatar's finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi says it is determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before ahead of schedule.

 
Other Sport

Cowboys remain world's highest valued sports team

2018-07-19 07:15

The Dallas Cowboys have topped the annual Forbes magazine list of the world's highest valued sports teams for the third consecutive year.

 
World Cup

Mourinho confident SWC heroics will lift Pogba

2018-07-18 20:28

Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba's club career at Manchester United.

 
World Cup

German MPs show Nutella 'red card' over World Cup giveaway

2018-07-18 17:45

German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a football.

 
Absa Premiership

Mohomi: I'm staying to fight for my place at Sundowns

2018-07-18 14:39

Lucky Mohomi says he has not discussed anything with Mamelodi Sundowns about being loaned out and is prepared to fight for his place at the club.

 
English Premiership

Sturridge ready to fight for his place at Liverpool

2018-07-18 12:37

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge remains determined to break into Jurgen Klopp's first team and establish himself as a regular starter at Anfield.

 
Absa Premiership

Malesela explains Klate's value to the Chilli Boys

2018-07-18 11:53

Chippa United coach Dan Malesela believes veteran Daine Klate's outstanding delivery from out wide as well as his experience can be an asset to his side in 2018/19.

 
South-Africa

MTN8 success important for Chiefs says Cardoso

2018-07-18 11:57

Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso says the club intend on doing well in 2018/19's MTN8 competition as it is a chance to start the season on the front foot.

 
World Cup

Former Madrid president slams 'historic error' to sell Ronaldo

2018-07-18 10:13

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon labels the decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus an "historic error" that will affect the club.

 
World Cup

Hazard, Courtois hand Chelsea double transfer blow

2018-07-18 08:10

Belgium internationals Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have handed Chelsea a double transfer blow with both set on sealing transfers to Real Madrid.

 
Absa Premiership

Silva: I did not come to Sundowns for money

2018-07-20 19:19

Mamelodi Sundowns new acquisition Toni Silva says coming to play for the Brazilians was not motivated by money, but to get his career back on track.

 
English Premiership

Fabinho dreams of luring Mbappe to Anfield

2018-07-20 17:25

Liverpool's new midfielder Fabinho says his club can wrestle the Premier League title away from Manchester City while he tries to lure France star Kylian Mbappe to Anfield.

 
English Premiership

Huddersfield sign Diakhaby from Monaco

2018-07-20 15:58

Huddersfield signed former France Under-21 striker Adama Diakhaby from Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

 
Absa Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns confirm record Percy Tau transfer

2018-07-20 13:06

Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed the record breaking transfer of attacker Percy Tau to Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.

 
English Premiership

Benitez: Newcastle already in relegation battle

2018-07-20 17:24

Rafael Benitez has warned that Newcastle United are already in a relegation battle after a lean of summer of signings at St James’s Park.

 
English Premiership

Henderson, Lovren to miss Liverpool opener

2018-07-20 14:10

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren are unlikely to feature in opening match of the new Premier League season.

 
 
World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves huge R313 000 tip at Greek resort

2018-07-20 13:16

Cristiano Ronaldo has stunned staff at a Greek resort by leaving a huge R313 000 tip after being impressed by their service while on holiday.

 
 
World Cup

Why Africa's best was not good enough at SWC 2018

2018-07-20 08:48

All five African representatives at Russia 2018 crashed out at the group stage for the first time in 36 years.

 
Absa Premiership

PICTURES: Sundowns unveil new 2018/19 PUMA kit

2018-07-20 07:51

The new Mamelodi Sundowns kit unveiled by PUMA for the 2018/19 season leverages the personality of the team and their roots in Mamelodi.

 
World Cup

Scoring goals was Africa's biggest problem at SWC - Yeye

2018-07-19 12:29

Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Reneilwe 'Yeye' Letsholonyane believes the failure to score goals is a major problem for African nations.

 
 
World Cup

WATCH: Neymar teaches kids the art of diving

2018-07-20 06:30

Neymar has taken a swipe at his critics with a tongue-in-cheek video in which he teaches children how to dive.

 
World Cup

Piled-on SWC photographer gets Croatia invite

2018-07-19 20:36

Yuri Cortez, the AFP photographer who became a Soccer World Cup sensation, has been invited to Croatia for a week's holiday.

 
International

AC Milan challenge UEFA ban at sports court

2018-07-19 20:31

AC Milan's senior executives were at the world's top sports court fighting to overturn a European ban for breaking UEFA's financial fair play rules.

 
World Cup

French World Cup ace Pavard may join Bayern early

2018-07-19 16:21

The France World Cup defender Benjamin Pavard, who shot to fame with a brilliant goal against Argentina, may join Bayern Munich earlier than 2019.

 
 
Absa Premiership

Maritzburg snap up defender Nazeer Allie

2018-07-19 12:18

Maritzburg United have made their fifth signing ahead of the 2018/2019 season by securing defender Nazeer Allie on a two-year deal.

 
English Premiership

Wilshere eager to impress at West Ham

2018-07-19 10:29

West Ham United midfielder Jack Wilshere is excited about having a fresh challenge at a new club and hopes to hit the ground running for the Irons.

 
 
English Premiership

Etebo makes first Stoke City appearance

2018-07-19 09:52

Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo made his first appearance in the colours of Stoke City since joining the English Championship side from Feirense in Portugal.

 
 
World Cup

SA living with mixed legacy of 2010 World Cup

2018-07-19 06:42

SA's turn as Soccer World Cup hosts in 2010 left the country with 10 world-class stadiums and an influx of tourists - but also vast bills to pay.

 
World Cup

World Cup moves onto Qatar and a whole lot of problems

2018-07-19 07:17

As one of the best World Cups ever ends in Russia, football's biggest tournament must now prepare for its most controversial, in Qatar in 2022.

 
 
 
Absa Premiership

Khune: We are all thirsty for trophies

2018-07-18 12:44

Itumeleng Khune says Kaizer Chiefs players are hungry to bring the glory days back at the club ahead of the new season.

 
World Cup

Moyes urges Pickford to stay at Everton

2018-07-18 11:59

Former Everton manager David Moyes has urged Jordan Pickford to remain with the Toffees after his superb World Cup campaign.

 
Absa Premiership

Katsande: I helped convince Billiat to move

2018-07-18 11:48

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande has claimed that he played a role in convincing Khama Billiat to join the club from South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

 
World Cup

Fans cheer as Iniesta lands in Japan

2018-07-18 10:53

Hundreds of football fans flocked to cheer Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta when he arrived in Japan to join his new club Vissel Kobe.

 
World Cup

Igesund: Absa Premiership in world's top 10 best leagues

2018-07-18 08:27

Gordon Igesund believes the Absa Premiership is among the top 10 leagues in world football, although he admitted its resources are unevenly split.

 
 

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