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Aug 8, 2015

FIFA launches internal probe

FIFA says it has opened an internal investigation into corruption allegations that have blighted soccer’s governing body. The investigation, which is being conducted by external lawyers, comes as American and Swiss authorities pursue separate probes into alleged wrongdoing in world soccer. In the U.S., ...

Okubo rips Halilhodzic on selections

Aug 8, 2015

Okubo rips Halilhodzic on selections

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World Cup striker Yoshito Okubo has branded Japan’s East Asian Cup squad a bunch of nobodies and is not surprised by the team’s dismal showing at the tournament in China. Japan takes on the host nation in its final game on Sunday with the ...

Aug 6, 2015

Barca's Messi loses cool in friendly

Lionel Messi was at the center of a head-butting controversy on Wednesday as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou. The Argentine superstar, renowned for rarely losing his cool despite regularly being ...

South Korea edges Nadeshiko Japan in Women's East Asian Cup

Aug 4, 2015

South Korea edges Nadeshiko Japan in Women's East Asian Cup

Nadeshiko Japan’s hopes of winning the Women’s East Asian Cup ended with a 2-1 defeat to South Korea on Tuesday. After a 4-2 opening game defeat against North Korea on Sunday, Japan took a first half-lead through Emi Nakajima, but Cho So-hyun equalized nine ...

Aug 4, 2015

Di Maria to sign lucrative four-year deal with PSG

Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria will join Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal to become the second most expensive player in the French League history. A person familiar with the situation told AP that Di Maria is expected in Paris later this week ...

Halilhodzic cracks whip after North Korea defeat

Aug 3, 2015

Halilhodzic cracks whip after North Korea defeat

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has blasted his players and ordered them to show some pride after a shock 2-1 defeat to North Korea in their East Asian Cup opener in China on Sunday. Second-string Japan made a dream start as Yuki Muto fired the ...

Arsenal edges Chelsea in Community Shield

Aug 3, 2015

Arsenal edges Chelsea in Community Shield

Arsene Wenger finally earned his first win over Jose Mourinho on Sunday as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield. Oxlade-Chamberlain received the ball on the right edge of the area in the 24th minute and ...

Japan stunned by North Korea in East Asian Cup opener

Aug 2, 2015

Japan stunned by North Korea in East Asian Cup opener

Yuki Muto scored on his debut but holder Japan was sentenced to a shock 2-1 defeat to North Korea in its opening match at the East Asian Cup on Sunday night. Muto struck early in the first half but North Korea piled on the ...

Aug 2, 2015

Okazaki scores first Leicester goal

Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki opened his account with Premier League club Leicester City on Saturday, netting the winner as the Foxes came from 2-0 down to beat second-tier Birmingham City 3-2 in a preseason friendly. Leicester started brightly but two goals in the ...

Atletico Madrid holds off Tosu on penalties

Aug 1, 2015

Atletico Madrid holds off Tosu on penalties

Atletico Madrid labored past Sagan Tosu 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in a preseason friendly for the Spanish side at Best Amenity Stadium on Saturday. Diego Simeone’s side, which finished third behind Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga last season, led ...