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Reds mull legal options over tweets

Jun 14, 2016

Reds mull legal options over tweets

The Urawa Reds may consider legal action against the person who taunted Kashima Antlers Brazilian midfielder Caio with racist tweets, the J. League first-division club announced on its website Monday. The tweets were made after Antlers defeated Reds 2-0 on Saturday. Urawa said that ...

Italy takes aim at critics with impressive opening win

Jun 14, 2016

Italy takes aim at critics with impressive opening win

Italy opened its campaign with an impressive victory over Belgium, while defending champion Spain beat the Czech Republic on a good day for the big teams at the European Championship on Monday. Ridiculed by their own media as one of the country’s worst tournament ...

Peru eliminates Brazil from Copa America

Jun 13, 2016

Peru eliminates Brazil from Copa America

Peru’s recent history against Brazil is marked by lots of losses and a few missed opportunities. That changed in a big way Sunday night — with the help from a fortunate non-call. Peru stunned Brazil 1-0, eliminating the soccer power from Copa America on ...

Jun 13, 2016

Albirex defender Hayakawa fighting leukemia

Albirex Niigata defender Fumiya Hayakawa is undergoing treatment for acute leukemia, the J. League first-division club said on Monday. The 22-year-old Hayakawa was diagnosed with the disease after tests following an April 25 game against Nagoya Grampus. He played at the 2011 Under-17 World ...

Jun 13, 2016

Cerezo seeking to reacquire Yamaguchi: report

Cerezo Osaka have asked relegated Hannover about reacquiring Japan midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi, the German tabloid Bild reported on Monday. Yamaguchi has told Hannover he wants to return to his old club, and the two teams are expected to agree on terms, according to the ...

Germany takes opener; England, Russia get ban warnings

Jun 13, 2016

Germany takes opener; England, Russia get ban warnings

Germany began its campaign to add the 2016 European Championship to its 2014 World Cup with a promising 2-0 victory over Ukraine on Sunday, while England and Russia were threatened with expulsion from the tournament. Shkodran Mustafi’s header set Germany on its way to ...

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Jun 12, 2016

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki said Saturday he is honored to be considered among the three overage players on the shortlist for Japan’s team to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “It’s flattering and an incredible honor to have your name mentioned,” Koroki said after ...

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Jun 12, 2016

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Russia captain Vasili Berezutski inflicted Euro 2016 heartache on England on Saturday after a day in which fan violence brought new shame on soccer. Gareth Bale’s cannon free kick helped Wales to a 2-1 win over Slovakia in its first match at a European ...

Jun 11, 2016

Ex-Nigeria coach Amodu dies at 58

Shaibu Amodu, who had nine different spells as coach of Nigeria, has died suddenly, the country’s football federation said on Saturday. Amodu, 58, was the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) technical director and his death came days after that of former national team captain and ...

Jun 11, 2016

Kiyotake eager to shine at Sevilla

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake said Saturday he is relishing the challenge of muscling his way into regular first-team contention after agreeing to join Spain’s Europa League champion Sevilla. “Keeping in mind that the World Cup is in two years, it (Sevilla) is a great ...