Sunday, June 14, 2015
The first European Games opened in Azerbaijan on Friday with an extravagant opening ceremony featuring Lady Gaga, although even her star power failed to dispel some of the concerns hanging over the event.
Wales and Iceland both moved closer to qualifying for the 2016 European Championship on Friday, while the game between Croatia and Italy was overshadowed by a swastika symbol that had been etched onto the pitch.
Defending champion Japan became the first team to confirm its place in the last 16 after a 2-1 victory over Cameroon while the other Group C game saw Switzerland rout Ecuador 10-1.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Wang Lisi's late winner got China's Women's World Cup campaign back on track Tuesday as Germany were held 1-1 by Norway and Canada played a goalless draw against New Zealand.
Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas scored second-half goals to give Chile a 2-0 win over Ecuador on Thursday in the opening match of a Copa America that got underway amid the corruption investigation involving local soccer officials.
To outsiders this was a 2018 World Cup qualifier. To fans of Afghanistan and Syria who watched it live, however, it was much more than a soccer match.
Indonesia insisted the country's ban by world body FIFA had given them a lift on Friday as they eye a spot in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games final.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA shocked Germany with a 2-1 victory in Wednesday's friendly as the Stars and Stripes followed up their win over the Netherlands by beating the world champions.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Newcastle United on Wednesday confirmed British media reports that manager John Carver and his assistant Steve Stone have left the Premier League club.