Russia Football Union, Vitaly Mutko, FIFA, Video Assistant Referee, Gianni Infantino
June 24, 2017 10:19 pm

Soccer governing body FIFA has already said it would like to use video assistant referees in the 2018 World Cup, and soccer's lawmaking body IFAB is expected to decide next March whether to authorise their use in the game on a permanent basis.

Guus Hiddink, FIFA, World Cup 2014, 2018 World Cup, Chelsea
June 24, 2017 9:54 pm

Guus Hiddink likes the video review which FIFA hopes will get fast-track approval for the 2018 World Cup, though with one concern. Trials are scheduled next season in only some national competitions worldwide.

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June 24, 2017 8:10 pm

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are among those who have reportedly shown interest in the 22-year-old Leon Goretzka whose stock has risen further after this week's Confederations Cup matches against Australia and Chile.

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June 24, 2017 8:01 pm

Michael Carrick joined Manchester United in 2006 and since then has made over 450 appearances for the club. He extended his contract by a year in May and the upcoming season would make it his 12th season with The Red Devils with whom he's won five league titles.

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June 24, 2017 7:17 pm

Alvaro Arbeloa called time on his 15-year career that saw him play over 400 games with a large part of it spent at Real Madrid. He also played for Deportivo La Coruna, Liverpool and West Ham United.

West Bromwich Albion, English Premier League, Mark Miles, Hillsborough, sports news
June 24, 2017 6:32 pm

English clubs are legally required to have all-seater stadiums since the 1990 Taylor Report into the Hillsborough disaster recommended the change but the league's governing body is keen on re-opening discussions about the matter.

Claudio Bravo, Australia, Confederations Cup, Chile, Juan Antonio Pizzi
June 24, 2017 6:15 pm

Claudio Bravo who is Chile's joint most-capped player with Alexis Sanchez hasn't played since April 27, when he injured his calf for Manchester City in a derby game with Manchester United. Juan Antonio Pizzi brushed off concerns about a lack of match fitness.

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June 24, 2017 3:07 pm

Lionel Messi joined Barcelona in 2004 and has produced countless match winning performances, proving to be a massive advantage for the club. He has made a habit of winning titles after titles and bringing more sharpness to his game year after year.

Josh Harrop, Manchester United, Preston
June 24, 2017 11:23 am

Preston North End have signed midfielder Josh Harrop from Manchester United on a four-year contract, the English Championship team said on Friday. Harrop, 21, was the top scorer for United's reserve team with 10 goals in 25 appearances last season.

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June 24, 2017 4:23 am

Russia, third in Group A behind Mexico and Portugal, need to beat the Mexicans in their final group stage match on Saturday in Kazan to advance to the semi-finals. A loss for Russia would eliminate them from the tournament.

June 24, 2017 12:41 am

The Shan-e-Mohammedan is the Lifetime Achievement Award of Mohammedan Sporting Club, which is awarded annually to respect and laud indispensable contribution of football players to the club.

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June 23, 2017 10:57 pm

Sultan Ahmed said that by not including clubs like Mohammedan Sporting, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan ISL is depriving the Indian fans. The three clubs are demanding a waiver of the franchisee fees that comes with entering the I-League.

Southampton, Mauricio Pellegrino, St. Mary's, English Premier League, Claude Puel
June 23, 2017 10:28 pm

The 45-year-old replaced Claude Puel, who was sacked this month after one season at St Mary's. "I am delighted that after a diligent selection process we have recruited Mauricio Pellegrino as our new first team manager," Southampton vice chairman Les Reed said in a statement.

Mexico, Confederations Cup, Juan Carlos Osorio, Russia, Portugal
June 23, 2017 9:30 pm

Mexico and Portugal have four points each after two rounds of games in Group A. Russia has three points and New Zealand zero. The top two teams advance to the semifinals. Osorio said Mexico has been waiting for this type of game.

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June 23, 2017 7:50 pm

Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of $5, 58, 000 to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend, a Spanish state prosecutor said. A similar offer has been made for his father.

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June 23, 2017 7:31 pm

FIFA says Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom must serve a one-year ban or pay his debt to his former agent. The ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Inkoom challenged a ruling by the FIFA disciplinary committee.

Stoke City, Peter Crouch, English premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool
June 23, 2017 5:33 pm

Peter Crouch netted his 100th Premier League goal last season as he helped Stoke's finish 13th in the standings and the former Liverpool striker is hopeful of achieving more. He is not contemplating hanging up his boots anytime soon.

June 23, 2017 5:19 pm

Everton finished seventh in the league last season with an impressive home record of 13 wins in 19 home league games but their away performance was in stark contrast as they won just four league games away from Goodison Park.

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June 23, 2017 5:19 pm

Proceeds from a clash between Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire. Officials said they were hoping to raise in the region of $1.59 million when Arsenal take on Chelsea for the 2017 Community Shield.

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June 23, 2017 5:07 pm

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine wants to take India men's football team to historic 93rd position in the FIFA rankings.

Arsenal, Takuma Asano, VfB Stuttgart, English Premier League, Bundesliga
June 23, 2017 4:30 pm

Japan's Takuma Asano joined Arsenal in July last year and was loaned out to Stuttgart shortly after for the 2016-17 campaign, where he scored four goals in 26 league appearances as the club won promotion to the top tier.

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June 23, 2017 3:38 pm

The stadium is 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the center of Sochi in the tourist-focused Olympic Park, which could pose difficulties for fans traveling to club games. A pro ice hockey team using a nearby Olympic arena has struggled to attract fans, averaging 5,300 at home games.

June 23, 2017 3:26 pm

Russia's football team couldn't hit the target against Portugal, but at least its fans could hit the bar. Russia has lifted its ban on beer sales at stadiums for the Confederations Cup tournament as part of its deal with FIFA.

June 23, 2017 3:16 pm

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates confirmed that Xherdan Shaqiri is settled at the Premier League club and will not be sold in the transfer window. Shaqiri battled with a recurring calf problem throughout last season.

Lionel Messi, Tax fraud case, Indian Express
June 23, 2017 2:11 pm

Spain's state prosecutor would accept substituting a fine of 255,000 euros ($285,116) for the 21-month prison sentence handed down by a Barcelona court to football player Lionel Messi for tax fraud, Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Friday.

June 23, 2017 11:07 am

Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup on Thursday. Both teams were in a good position to make the semifinals.

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, Egypt
June 23, 2017 10:45 am

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will get another chance to prove himself in the English Premier League after sealing a move to Liverpool from Roma on Thursday. Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League last season. Salah has 29 goals in 52 appearances for Egypt.

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June 23, 2017 1:24 am

Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa put Cameroon ahead with the last touch of the first half, but a Mark Milligan penalty on the hour mark ensured a first point for both the teams in Group B in the Confederations Cup in Russia.

June 22, 2017 7:02 pm

Nathan Redmond believes the south coast club's efforts to promote youth academy players to the first team has provided a solid platform for future success at St Mary's.

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June 22, 2017 6:59 pm

An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a building site for the 2022 Qatar football World Cup has raised concerns about stadium roof safety.

Palermo, Bruno Tedino, Tedino
June 22, 2017 6:56 pm

Bruno Tedino, 52, was previously in charge of third tier Pordenone for two seasons and has also coached Italy's under-16 and under-17 teams. He will become the sixth coach in last one year for Palermo who were relegated last season.

June 22, 2017 6:49 pm

Nathaniel Chalobah is hoping to cement his place at Stamford Bridge after making a breakthrough for the Premier League champions under Antonio Conte last season. Chalobah has also been a success for England in the youth levels.

June 22, 2017 6:45 pm

The English Football Association has ended its sponsorship deals with betting company Ladbrokes and confirmed it was ceasing all commercial agreements with gambling firms.

June 22, 2017 6:41 pm

Idrissa Gueye is looking forward to getting a first full pre-season at Everton under his belt and says the chance to recharge his batteries will help raise his endurance levels.

June 22, 2017 6:28 pm

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar was handed an eight-match ban by Chinese football authorities on Thursday for his role in a brawl that broke out during Shanghai SIPG's draw with Guangzhou R&F at the weekend.

June 22, 2017 6:11 pm

China will effectively double the cost for its clubs to buy foreign football players in a move aimed at slowing the influx of pricey overseas stars and encouraging homegrown talent.