Wednesday, October 21, 2015
When South Korea pulled off a 1-0 shock win over Brazil in the Under 17 Soccer World Cup on Saturday, it may have been as much a case of the young players not realizing they were underdogs as it was a display of self-belief.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
It's a three-way race for the title in the Spanish league, where Celta Vigo forward Manuel "Nolito" Agudo is fighting toe to toe with the likes of Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the battle for the league's top scorer award.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Dallas' David Texeira scored the sole goal to give the Texan club a 1-0 win at Real Salt Lake on Saturday to clinch the MLS Western Conference title and a bye through to the conference semifinals.
Neymar helped Barcelona fans forget the absence of the injured Lionel Messi on Saturday by scoring four goals in the Spanish league, while Cristiano Ronaldo settled for one as Real Madrid went provisionally top of the standings.
The verdict from FIFA on Germany's bid to host the 2006 World Cup was emphatic and gushing with praise. Germany, FIFA's bid inspectors concluded, "demonstrated a true spirit of fair play." By contrast, rival bidder England's "behavior was not always in compliance with the FIFA recommendations."
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Orlando City kept its playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 home win against New York City on Friday, with Cyle Larin scoring twice in an 8-minute span in the second half.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Marseille was ordered Thursday to play its next league game in front of a reduced crowd following trouble at the Stade Velodrome last month.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he's getting better with age, rather like fine wine, the 34-year-old said Thursday.
Robert Lewandowski's goal scoring form is so prolific this season, that his Bayern Munich teammate David Alaba feels the Polish striker may top Gerd Muller's 1972 Bundesliga record haul of 40 goals in a season.
Spanish striker Raul, the 38-year-old former Real Madrid star now playing for the New York Cosmos, announced Thursday he will retire when the minor league club's season ends next month.