Soccer

  • Arsenal vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Time, TV schedule and game preview

    Two injury-battered sides face off as Arsenal host already-qualified Borussia Dortmund. Both Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have been extremely successful in the Champions League this season, with Dortmund having already secured qualification thanks to winning all four of their group stage matches…

    SB Nation
  • Aguero treble keeps Manchester City in contention

    MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Manchester City's Sergio Aguero struck a hat-trick, including two late goals, in a 3-2 victory against 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase. Aguero raced through to slot past Manuel Neuer in the 85th and…

    Reuters
  • Fabregas hits back at Ramos in Spain commitment row

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said he was offended by Spanish international teammate Sergio Ramos questioning his commitment to La Roja after pulling out of games against Belarus and Germany earlier this month through injury. Fabregas was allowed to return to London by Spain's medical team…

    AFP
  • Sony does not plan to renew FIFA sponsorship contract: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp does not plan to renew its sponsorship contract with FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, as the Japanese electronics maker needs to prioritize its restructuring efforts, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Such a move would follow Emirates Airline's…

    Reuters
  • Rayo Vallecano to pay rent for evicted 85-year-old woman

    Carmen Martinez Ayudo is an 85-year-old woman in Madrid, Spain, who recently lost her home after her son allowed it to get into huge debt. She was evicted and facing life without a home, but Rayo Vallecano have come to the rescue.

    SB Nation
  • Cavani and Ibrahimovic on target as PSG wins 3-1

    PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani scored twice and Zlatan Ibrahimovic got his first club goal for nearly three months as Paris Saint-Germain overcame a second-half wobble to beat Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Champions League group stage fixtures

    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Champions League Group Stage matches on Monday Main Tournament - Group Stage - Group A Wednesday, November 26 (GMT)Atletico Madrid (Spain) v Olympiakos Piraeus (Greece) (1945) Malmo (Sweden) v Juventus (Italy) (1945) Main Tournament - Group Stage -…

    Reuters
  • Israelis said to search Palestinian soccer group

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced Tuesday by the head of Asia's soccer federation.

    The Associated Press
  • Malmö vs. Juventus, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Time, TV schedule and game preview

    Juventus will look to move closer to booking their place in the Champions League knockout phase with a win over Malmö on Wednesday. Italian champions Juventus haven't exactly enjoyed a perfect continental campaign this season, having been beaten by both Olympiacos and Atlético Madrid in their first…

    SB Nation
  • Chad Marshall wins 2014 MLS Defender of the Year award

    "Air Marshall" not only earned his nickname, but helped to solidify an otherwise shaky back line.

    NBC Sports
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    A Guide to Soccer in Brazil with Anthony Bourdain

    Tony discusses Brazil's soccer-crazy populace.

    Scripps Ulive
  • Valcke: FIFA faces 'years' to rebuild reputation

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke acknowledged Tuesday that it will take ''years to rebuild our reputation'' following the World Cup bidding corruption investigation.

    The Associated Press
  • Goalkeeper lets rolling shot go right between his legs

    Have a bad day? This will make you feel better.

    SB Nation
  • Soccer-Shakhtar lose to Bilbao having already qualified

    (Adds quotes, details) By Igor Nitzak LVIV, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk lost 1-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League on Tuesday but had already been handed a place in the last 16 thanks to Porto's earlier win at BATE Borisov. BATE's 3-0 defeat meant Shakhtar, who have reached…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Champions League summaries

    Nov 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Champions League matches on Tuesday Tuesday, November 25Manchester City 3 Sergio Aguero 21pen,85,90+1 Bayern Munich 2 Xabi Alonso 40, Robert Lewandowski 45 Red Card: Mehdi Benatia 20Halftime: 1-2; Attendance: 44,510- - -APOEL Nicosia 0 Red Card: Joao…

    Reuters
  • Now This Is A Goal You HAVE To See

    Here's a move you might not see in a local youth soccer match.In the U12 Danone Nations Cup this month in Brazil, a boy on Algeria's team spun to receive a pass and flicked in a goal backward with his heel.It turned out to be the only score in Algeria's 1-0 victory over South Africa.For anyone…

    Huffington Post
  • FC Basel vs. Real Madrid, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Time, TV schedule and game preview

    Basel will be hoping to cause an upset and put an end to Real Madrid's perfect Champions League record on Wednesday. Basel head into the fifth Champions League matchday on course to advance into the knockout phase of the tournament, though two tough fixtures against Real Madrid and Liverpool mean…

    SB Nation
  • Messi and Barcelona lead AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi was the unanimous choice as leading player in the Associated Press Global Football 10 poll on Tuesday after his record-breaking weekend.

    Associated Press