Brilliant Cavani brace gives Uruguay 2-1 win over Portugal

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani scored a superb brace to give his side a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal in their World Cup round-of-16 match on Saturday. Uruguay’s victory earned them a quarter-final against France on Friday and sent world…

Mbappe double helps France beat Argentina 4-3

Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four second-half minutes to send France into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday. The explosive 19-year-old netted France’s third goal in the 64th minute and sealed the…

VAR checked 335 incidents in World Cup group stage – FIFA

FIFA said video assistant referee (VAR) crews conducted checks on 335 incidents during the World Cup group stage, helping achieve a 99.3 percent rate of correct decisions. The VAR system is being used at a World Cup for the first…

Nana Poku forfeits $1.2m for ‘freedom’ from Zamalek

Egyptian giants Zamalek SC have released Ghana striker Nana Poku from his contract after just six months. The 25-year-old failed to command enough playing time – 10 games with two goals – since signing in January 2018. After a review…

AshGold and Akonnor part ways

Ghana Premier League leaders AshantiGold have terminated their relationship with head coach C.K Akonnor. No official reason has been given on whether the 44-year-old quit or has been let go, but given that the club isfirst to comment, many will…

I can’t ask my players to not receive yellow cards – Senegal coach

Senegal became the first team in World Cup history to be eliminated through FIFA’s fair play rules, but their coach, Aliou Cisse, remained adamant that he would not have instructed his players to play any differently. After falling to Colombia…

Senegal exit World Cup after Colombia defeat, poor disciplinary record

Colombia’s Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament. Senegal had only…

Japan slip through to last 16 despite Poland loss

Japan became the only Asian side to progress to the World Cup’s last 16 on Thursday, slipping through despite losing 1-0 against already-eliminated Poland thanks to their lower tally of yellow cards, which meant Senegal went out. The ‘Samurai Blue’…

Rooney completes move to MLS side DC United

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Major League Soccer club DC United. He will officially complete his move when the US mid-season transfer window opens on 10 July. There is no transfer fee but it is…

Red Star Belgrade sign Sumaila on loan

Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila has joined Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade for the 2018/19 season. The centre-back has been signed on loan from Kuwaiti side Al Qadsia after a successful medical. Sumaila, 25, will be signed on permanent terms if he…

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