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New Dortmund manager Bosz pleased with victory over Urawa

Jul 16, 2017

New Dortmund manager Bosz pleased with victory over Urawa

Peter Bosz said he was pleased to pick up his first win as manager of Borussia Dortmund after the Bundesliga side edged Urawa Reds 3-2 in a preseason friendly on Saturday.“Today’s match was only a friendly but I am delighted,” said Bosz, whose side ...

Defender Walker joins Manchester City on five-year deal

Jul 15, 2017

Defender Walker joins Manchester City on five-year deal

Kyle Walker became the most expensive defender of all time when he joined Manchester City from Tottenham, the player’s management company said on Friday.Based on Base Soccer Agency’s tweet , the undisclosed transfer fee would eclipse the £50 million (then $84 million) that Paris ...

Kagawa, Dortmund finalize extension

Jul 15, 2017

Kagawa, Dortmund finalize extension

Shinji Kagawa has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund by two years until June 2020.“Shinji feels a very strong connection to this club, the city and our fans,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said. Dortmund announced his contract extension Friday after landing in Tokyo ...

/ Jul 14, 2017

CAS cuts ban of former World Cup bids inspector

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared former 2018-2022 World Cup bids inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls to return to soccer duty.CAS said its panel cut the Chilean official’s three-year ban by FIFA to two years on appeal for a conflict of interest in seeking ...

Ajax midfielder Nouri diagnosed with permanent brain damage

Jul 14, 2017

Ajax midfielder Nouri diagnosed with permanent brain damage

Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has been diagnosed with severe and permanent brain damage, five days after he collapsed due to an irregular heartbeat during a friendly game in Austria.Dutch club Ajax said on Twitter that it “received very bad news” regarding Nouri’s condition, after ...

/ Jul 13, 2017

Sanfrecce finalize deal with veteran striker Burns

Struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima have signed Australian striker Nathan Burns, the J. League first-division club said Thursday.A member of Australia’s 2015 Asian Cup-winning squad, the 29-year-old Burns joined FC Tokyo in July that year and left after his contract expired at the end of last ...

Messi expresses optimism for upcoming season under new manager

Jul 13, 2017

Messi expresses optimism for upcoming season under new manager

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said Thursday he is pinning his hopes on a good start to the season under new manager Ernesto Valverde.The Spanish powerhouse in May confirmed Valverde, who stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao, as their new manager ...