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/ Jun 12, 2017

Yamaguchi in doubt for World Cup qualifier

Japan midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi remains doubtful for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Iraq due to a lower right leg injury. In searing heat topping 35 degrees C in the Iranian capital, Yamaguchi on Sunday continued to train apart from the team with persistent pain ...

England beats Venezuela to win Under-20 World Cup

Jun 11, 2017

England beats Venezuela to win Under-20 World Cup

A first-half goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave England a 1-0 win over Venezuela in the 2017 Under-20 World Cup final at Suwon World Cup Stadium on Sunday and a first global title since 1966. The Everton striker made the difference, though goalkeeper Freddie Woodman ...

Kane rescues point for England against Scotland

/ Jun 11, 2017

Kane rescues point for England against Scotland

While Harry Kane didn’t contribute to the glut of hat tricks in European qualifying for the World Cup, the England striker grabbed a crucial equalizer in a chaotic finale against Scotland on Saturday. A dramatic final six minutes in Group F at Hampden Park ...

/ Jun 10, 2017

Nadeshiko beat Dutch in friendly

Former women’s world champion Japan defeated the Netherlands 1-0 away in an international friendly on Friday night. Three minutes after coming off the bench, Kumi Yokoyama struck what proved to be the winner in the second half and Asako Takakura’s side withstood a late ...

Pulisic lifts U.S. past Trinidad

Jun 9, 2017

Pulisic lifts U.S. past Trinidad

After sliding to score a goal with his left foot, Christian Pulisic got back up, raced for a corner and glided across the grass on both knees. Just a teenager showing exuberance. Pulisic rescued the United States with a pair of second-half goals, and ...

Jun 9, 2017

Asian Football Confederation suspends, fines three Jeju United players

The Asian Football Confederation said Friday that three Jeju United players have been suspended and fined over a post-match brawl that marred the South Korean club’s Asian Champions League round-of-16, second-leg match against Urawa Reds last month. The AFC’s disciplinary committee ordered Cho Yong-hyung ...

Leicester gives Shakespeare a three-year contract

Jun 9, 2017

Leicester gives Shakespeare a three-year contract

Leicester hired Craig Shakespeare as the club’s permanent manager on a three-year deal on Thursday following his successful interim spell in charge of the 2015-16 Premier League champion. Shakespeare replaced title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri in February on a short-term deal and won eight of ...