Clasico concerns for Madrid as Modric and Bale sit out training

Real Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Luka Modric and Gareth Bale will be fit for next week’s Clasico against Barcelona after both players missed training on Tuesday. Modric and Bale each did gym work indoors as they…

Canada stun US with first win in 34 years

Canada defeated the United States for the first time in 34 years Tuesday after goals from Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini delivered a stunning CONCACAF Nations League upset. Bayern Munich teenager Davies pounced in the 63rd minute before Cavallini blasted…

Police raid Bulgarian FA headquarters

More than 20 police officers swept into the Bulgarian Football Union’s (BFU) headquarters in Sofia less than an hour after its president Borislav Mihaylov resigned following racist incidents during Bulgaria’s Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Monday. Bulgarian chief prosecutor’s…

Turkey defends footballers saluting soldiers

Turkey’s sports minister voiced support on Tuesday for national team players who saluted the country’s soldiers during their Euro 2020 match with France. Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu described the controversial goal celebration – in which players were seen as…

Ronaldo scores 700th career goal

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 700th career goal when he converted a 72nd-minute penalty in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Ukraine on Monday. The 34-year-old has scored 95 for his country, 450 for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 32 for…

Neymar out for four weeks say PSG

Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar will be out for four weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered playing for Brazil, the French club said on Monday. Neymar limped off in the 12th minute on Sunday as Brazil drew 1-1 against Nigeria…

Shevchenko: ex-Ukraine star aiming for Euro 2020 as coach

Andriy Shevchenko enjoyed an illustrious career as Ukraine’s greatest striker. Now as coach of the national team, he is on the brink of guiding the side to Euro 2020. The former Dynamo Kiev and AC Milan star, nicknamed “Sheva”, was…

Neymar becomes youngest to 100 Brazil caps in Senegal draw

Neymar became the youngest player to make 100 appearances for Brazil on Thursday but the Paris Saint-Germain forward had to settle for a 1-1 draw as he failed to score in a friendly with Senegal in Singapore. Roberto Firmino opened…

Dembele ruled out of Clasico for insulting referee

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will miss the La Liga ‘Clasico’ against Real Madrid after the Spanish football federation said he is to be suspended for two games for verbally abusing a referee. Dembele was shown a straight red card towards…

Fallen giants AC Milan turn to Pioli

Fallen Italian giants AC Milan have appointed Stefano Pioli as their new coach a day after his predecessor Marco Giampaolo was sacked after just seven games in charge. The 52-year-old former Inter Milan boss arrives on a two-year deal, reported…

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