Category: Football
Football 13:53

Emiliano Sala left harrowing voice message before his flight disappeared

A recording of Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala sharing his fears of being onboard the plane taking him to Cardiff has emerged in the wake of his d]=[][[[[isappearance. Sala, who was recently signed by the struggling Premier League club for $29 million, is missing and presumed dead after his flight...

Football 12:59

Emiliano Sala: Police focusing search for missing footballer on life raft scenario

Rescue workers are expected to resume their search for a plane carrying Cardiff City’s new record signing Emiliano Sala at sunrise after the light aircraft disappeared over the English Channel. Five aircraft and two lifeboats scoured more than 1,000 square miles for traces of the plane on Monday...

Football 11:29

Capello: Players should stage protests against racism

Footballers in Italy’s Serie A should stage sit-down protests on the pitch if there is racist chanting during a match, Reuters quoted former Juventus, AC Milan, and Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello as saying on Monday. Italian football has struggled to stop racist behavior by fans, and the problem returned...

Football 16:16

Las Vegas police seek Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in rape investigation

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from the soccer star in their investigation of a Nevada woman’s allegation he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009. Attorney Peter S. Christiansen in Las Vegas provided no additional detail on Thursday. He did...

Football 14:22

Kane spot on as Spurs down Chelsea

Harry Kane fired Tottenham a step closer to the League Cup final as his penalty sealed a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the semi-final first leg on Tuesday, AFP reports. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are chasing their first trophy since winning the 2008 League Cup at the expense of Chelsea. Kane’s first-half...

Football 13:14

FA Cup: Arsenal to host Man Utd

Arsenal have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round, BBC reports. The Gunners have won the competition a record 13 times, while United are 12-time winners. Non-league Barnet – the lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are at home to Championship side Brentford. League...

Football 10:29

Man City end Liverpool’s unbeaten run, cut lead to four

Leroy Sane struck the winner as Manchester City beat Liverpool 2-1 in a gripping Premier League clash on Thursday, inflicting the first loss of the season on Juergen Klopp’s side and cutting their lead at the top to four points, Reuters reports. The game at the Etihad Stadium lived up to its billing...

Football 09:59

Solskjaer extends perfect record as Man United beat Newcastle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Matt Busby in the Manchester United record books on Wednesday as his inspirational decision to bring on Romelu Lukaku as a substitute paid immediate dividends in a 2-0 victory against Newcastle, AFP reports. The victory, secured after Lukaku scored with his first touch of...

Football 11:27

Inter snatch late win in match marred by racism allegations

A stoppage time goal from substitute Lautaro Martinez gave Inter Milan a 1-0 win over Napoli who complained about racist chanting aimed at their Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, one of two players sent off in a stormy finish to Wednesday’s game, Reuters reports. Koulibaly was dismissed in the...

Football 10:12

Barca offers Coutinho in deal for Mbappe

Barcelona are willing to offer Philippe Coutinho as a makeweight in a deal for Kylian Mbappe, according to Don Balon. Neymar would be willing to forego a move to Spain if his Brazil teammate were to join him in Paris. The move would kill two birds with one stone for Barca, who would sign Mbappe while...

Football 10:46

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s deal could be MLS record, worth up to $7.5M

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s new deal with the LA Galaxy could end up being the biggest payday in MLS history. The Galaxy announced Ibrahimovic’s signing earlier this week without revealing terms, but multiple sources with knowledge of the contract told ESPN FC that he’ll be paid between $7 million and...

Football 14:24

Scaroni: New Milan-Inter stadium

Milan “are thinking of building a new stadium along with Inter” to replace San Siro, confirmed President Paolo Scaroni. “It’s important to stay in fourth place,” Football Italia reports. Meetings between the two Serie A giants and with the local council had pointed towards creating a new purpose-built...

Football 13:56

Ribery seals Bayern win to cut Dortmund’s lead

The 35-year-old French winger, who had come on for the injured Serge Gnabry midway through the first half, shook off two markers and fired in from 10 metres to break the deadlock as Bayern notched their fourth consecutive league win. Bayern, back to winning ways after a dip in form earlier in the campaign,...

Football 13:24

Solskjaer named Man Utd caretaker manager

Manchester United have named former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season, a day after sacking Jose Mourinho, BBC reports. Solskjaer spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. The 45-year-old takes over with United...

Football 10:35

Fortuna deal Bundesliga leaders Dortmund shock loss

Borussia Dortmund were left reeling on Tuesday after a breathtaking goal from Jean Zimmer saw them lose 2-1 to relegation candidates Fortuna Duesseldorf in a sensational first league defeat of the season, AFP reports. The defeat saw Dortmund’s lead at the top of the table shrink to six points after...