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Jun 21, 2015

Nagatomo wants Inter extension

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has made it clear that not only does he want to stay at the Serie A giants, he wants to sign an extension with the Nerazzurri. “I want to stay at Inter,” the Japan international said on Sunday after ...

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Jun 21, 2015

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini has denied a report that claims Japan paid the South American federation (CONMEBOL) $1.5 million after it secured the rights to co-host the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. “I don’t think (that happened),” Daini told reporters at ...

Unbeaten Urawa Reds earn first-stage title

Jun 20, 2015

Unbeaten Urawa Reds earn first-stage title

Urawa Reds won the J. League first-stage title after drawing 1-1 against Vissel Kobe and stretching their record unbeaten run to 16 games on Saturday. Tsukasa Umesaki opened the scoring midway through the first half for Mihailo Petrovic’s men, who had to weather the ...

Neymar hit with ban

Jun 20, 2015

Neymar hit with ban

Brazil superstar Neymar was dramatically thrown out of the Copa America on Friday as Chile shrugged off the drunken-driving controversy surrounding Arturo Vidal to power into the quarterfinals. Neymar’s participation in the South American showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing ...

Jun 19, 2015

Aguirre lands job with UAE team

Mexican Javier Aguirre has been named as the new coach of Al-Wahda, the United Arab Emirates-based club announced on Thursday. Aguirre has signed a one-year deal to replace the former Saudi Arabia striker Sami Al-Jaber, whose contract was not renewed. The 56-year-old Aguirre was ...

Jun 18, 2015

Japan to play Netherlands in round of 16

Nadeshiko Japan will face the Netherlands in the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup next Tuesday. Japan, which secured the top spot in Group C with a 1-0 win over Ecuador on Tuesday in Winnipeg, will return to Vancouver to face the ...

Jun 18, 2015

Leicester fires three players over sex tape

English Premier League club Leicester fired three players on Wednesday over a video showing them in an apparent orgy with Thai sex workers, one of whom was racially abused. Manager Nigel Pearson’s son James, Adam Smith and Tom Hopper had their contracts terminated on ...

France, England, Colombia into last 16

Jun 18, 2015

France, England, Colombia into last 16

France and England both advanced to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday with wins as Colombia booked its spot as one of the best third-place finishers. Third-ranked France bounced back from a shock defeat to Colombia by whipping Mexico 5-0 ...

White has Guam on move in 2018 qualifying

Jun 18, 2015

White has Guam on move in 2018 qualifying

by Mark Buckton

For a man who grew up on a council estate in Southampton, England, Gary White has come a long, long way. The current national team manager of Guam’s soccer team is making headlines around the soccer world for all the right reasons. The past ...

Jun 17, 2015

Milan fires Inzaghi, hires Mihajlovic

AC Milan fired coach Filippo Inzaghi and immediately replaced him with Sinisa Mihajlovic on a two-year deal on Tuesday. Milan informed Inzaghi he was unwanted earlier this month, but was hoping to terminate his contract under mutual terms. The talks apparently failed. “AC Milan ...