• Soccer-Five England players left out for Lithuania game

    England will rest five players from the squad to face Lithuania next week following Friday's 2-0 win over Estonia that saw their perfect record reach nine games in Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. Goalkeeper Jack Butland will make his first competitive international start in Monday's match in Vilnius…

  • Warner blasts FIFA 'witch hunt'

    Banned former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner blamed an American-led "witch hunt" for the crisis engulfing world football's governing body on Friday, while gleefully claiming that suspended chief Sepp Blatter's woes were self-inflicted. Warner, once a staunch Blatter ally and one of the most…

  • Swiss approve extradition of soccer official Takkas

    By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has approved a U.S. extradition request for soccer official Costas Takkas, one of seven individuals arrested in Zurich in May as part of a U.S. clampdown on alleged corruption in soccer. The seven are half of the 14…

  • FOOTBALL: Sam Allardyce reveals the top XI players he has managed in the Premier League

    Sunderland target Big Sam has drawn heavily from his Bolton days but does include players from West Ham, Blackburn and Newcastle

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  • Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. A Spanish judge on Thursday rejected a request to clear the Barcelona player of wrongdoing and decided to charge him and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, with…

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  • Mexico football captain Marquez brushes off retirement talk

    Mexico captain Rafa Marquez brushed off retirement talk here Friday as he prepared for the latest test of his glittering international career with a showdown against arch rivals the United States. The 36-year-old veteran of four World Cups said he was content to see out the remainder of his…

  • Soccer-Swiss book Euro 2016 spot with 7-0 San Marino win

    (Adds details) ST GALLEN, Switzerland, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Switzerland booked a place at Euro 2016 by thrashing minnows San Marino 7-0 at home on Friday to clinch second place in Group E with a match to spare. The Swiss, who scored six second-half goals, have 18 points from their nine matches and are…

  • Walcott, Sterling extend England's winning run

    Theo Walcott strengthened his claim to a central striking role as England defeated Estonia 2-0 at Wembley on Friday to register a ninth win in nine Euro 2016 qualifiers. With record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney injured, Harry Kane led the line for England, but it was Walcott who opened the scoring in a…

  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeals 90-day suspension

    FIFA officially announced it on Thursday. FIFA's ethics committee met this week after criminal proceedings were filed by the office of the attorney general of Switzerland against Blatter in late September regarding a payment of nearly $2 million to UEFA president Michel Platini.

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  • Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings

    Oct 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ecuador championship match on Friday Friday, October 9LDU de Quito 1 LDU de Loja 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 LDU de Quito 13 8 2 3 28 15 26 -------------------------2 Universidad Catolica Quito 13 7 2 4 22 18 23 3 Aucas 13 6 4 3 18 14 22…

  • Brazil vs. Chile live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch World Cup qualifying online

    The Selecao has to start their World Cup qualifying campaign without Neymar. Brazil kick off World Cup qualifying on Thursday, and they'll do it without their biggest star. Neymar is out during this entire international break, thanks to a suspension he picked up at Copa América.

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  • Soccer-Del Bosque relieved after Spain "suffer" in qualifying

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after what he called the "suffering" of qualifying for Euro 2016 and said the holders were close to where he wanted them to be. Spain's 4-0 success at home to Group C minnows Luxembourg secured top spot with a game to spare and Del…

  • Fenerbahce supremo acquitted in match-fixing trial

    The chairman of Turkish football giants Fenerbahce Aziz Yildirim was on Friday acquitted by an Istanbul court of match-fixing after an investigation lasting over four years that shook the Turkish game. Yildirim -- Fenerbahce chairman since 1998 and one of the most prominent and powerful figures in…

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    FIFA sponsors face difficult dilemma

    FIFA sponsor McDonald's has called for a thorough investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at FIFA following the suspension of the organisation's president Sepp Blatter. As Ivor Bennett reports, the scandal engulfing world football's governing body is presenting its commercial partners with a…

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  • EURO 2016: England make it nine wins out of nine

    England 2 Estonia 0: Theo Walcott's first-half injury-time goal and Raheem Sterling's late strike earn England victory at Wembley to maintain their 100 per cent qualifying record

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  • Soccer-Barcelona back Messi in tax fraud case

    * Barca offer 'full support' to Messi, family * Spanish club vows to fight 'external decisions' (Adds possible start date of hearings) BARCELONA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina forward's tax fraud case and vowed to fight "external…

  • Klopp Will Bring fun to the EPL

    Jurgen Klopp has reportedly agreed to a deal that will make him Liverpool's newest manager. Considering he's one of the best managers in the world, it's a boon for the Reds, but Klopp's out-there style will also bring loads of fun to the EPL.

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