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Jan 28, 2017

Wenger handed four-match ban

The English Football Association has banned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from the touchline for four matches after an altercation with a match official, it was announced on Friday. Wenger escaped a stadium ban for shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at ...

Man United into League Cup final despite loss

Jan 27, 2017

Man United into League Cup final despite loss

Manchester United reached the English League Cup final despite surrendering its 17-match unbeaten record with a 2-1 loss to Hull in the second leg of their semifinal on Thursday night. United, which won the first leg 2-0, advanced with a 3-2 win on aggregate ...

Jan 26, 2017

Kubo joins Belgian club Ghent

Ghent has signed forward Yuya Kubo from Swiss outfit Young Boys on a 3½-year contract, the Belgian first-division side announced Wednesday. The 23-year-old striker, who made his pro debut at the age of 17 for J. League second-division team Kyoto Sanga, has been playing ...

Southampton ousts Liverpool to reach League Cup final

Jan 26, 2017

Southampton ousts Liverpool to reach League Cup final

Liverpool’s season is in danger of unraveling after Juergen Klopp’s team missed out on a place in the English League Cup final following a 1-0 loss to Southampton at Anfield on Wednesday. Substitute Shane Long scored on the counterattack in injury time to seal ...

Jan 24, 2017

Kubo on verge of move to Belgian club Ghent: reports

Forward Yuya Kubo appears bound for Belgian first-division side Ghent, according to multiple Belgian media reports Tuesday. The 23-year-old striker, who made his pro debut at the age of 17 for J. League second-division team Kyoto, has been playing for Swiss outfit Young Boys ...

Jan 24, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan to host Costa Rica in April friendly

Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan will play Costa Rica in a friendly in Kumamoto on April 9, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. The match at Yonaka Stadium will be the first home game for Nadeshiko coach Takako Asakura, who took over from ...

Jan 23, 2017

Japan to play June home friendly before Iraq clash

Japan will warm up for its June World Cup qualifier away to Iraq with a home friendly at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium against a-yet-to-be-determined opponent, the Japan Football Association announced Monday. The friendly, an evening kickoff, will be played June 7, six days before Vahid ...

Muto returns from injury layoff

Jan 23, 2017

Muto returns from injury layoff

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto made his comeback Sunday after four months on the sidelines in Mainz’s scoreless home draw against Cologne in the German Bundesliga. Muto started after recovering from a right knee injury and lower-back pain and came off a minute before the ...

Rooney's record-setting strike salvages point for United

Jan 22, 2017

Rooney's record-setting strike salvages point for United

Deep into stoppage time with Manchester United facing defeat, Wayne Rooney bent a free kick high over the defense and into the Stoke goal. A point was salvaged for United but the moment carried a far greater significance. It was Rooney’s 250th goal for ...

Jan 22, 2017

Sagan bring forward Ono back from Belgium

Former Standard Liege forward Yuji Ono has signed for Sagan Tosu after five seasons in Belgium, the J. League first-division club announced Sunday. The 24-year-old moved to Sint-Truiden from Standard in July 2015 but the club agreed to terminate his contract last Sunday. Ono ...

Jan 21, 2017

Ex-Brazil, Yomiuri FC coach Silva, 77, passes away

Former Brazil national team coach Carlos Alberto Silva, who spent time managing in Japan in the early 1990s, passed away Friday at age 77, Brazilian media reported. Silva died at his home in the southeastern Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. The cause of death ...