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Kiyotake targets playing time at Sevilla

Jul 6, 2016

Kiyotake targets playing time at Sevilla

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has spoken of his pride in joining Spanish La Liga side Sevilla, but admitted he has a fight on his hands to win a regular place in the team after being unveiled by the Europa League champions on Tuesday. “I ...

Mourinho focused on resuscitating United

Jul 6, 2016

Mourinho focused on resuscitating United

Jose Mourinho set out his vision for Manchester United on Tuesday, focusing on returning the sleeping giants to the top of the Premier League rather than feuding with Pep Guardiola. United is in need of both a quick-fix and long-term stability after David Moyes ...

France beats upstart Iceland to reach Euro 2016 semifinals

Jul 4, 2016

France beats upstart Iceland to reach Euro 2016 semifinals

The Icelandic thunderclap roar proved no match for the sheer talent of France as the hosts finally showed their title credentials at Euro 2016 on Sunday. A crushing 5-2 victory lined up a semifinal with Germany as France displayed the attacking ruthlessness that had ...

Arsenal agrees deal to sign Japan forward Asano

Jul 3, 2016

Arsenal agrees deal to sign Japan forward Asano

Japan forward Takuma Asano is set for a move to Arsenal after the Premier League club agreed a deal in principle with Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the clubs announced Sunday. The 21-year-old, who last week was named in the 18-man squad for the Rio de Janeiro ...

Jul 3, 2016

Argentines beg Messi to return

Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi have gathered in the rain in Argentina’s capital to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement from the squad. Messi announced his decision to leave Argentina’s national team after it lost ...

Germany breaks 'Italian curse' to reach Euro 2016 semifinals

Jul 3, 2016

Germany breaks 'Italian curse' to reach Euro 2016 semifinals

Germany ended 54 years of misery against Italy at major tournaments by taking a familiar route to victory: The penalty shootout. Jonas Hector lifted the so-called “Italian curse” off Germany on Saturday by converting the 18th kick of one of the wildest shootouts in ...

Gamba rout Antlers in opening week of second stage

Jul 2, 2016

Gamba rout Antlers in opening week of second stage

No Takashi Usami, no problem. Gamba Osaka laid down the gauntlet to the J. League first-stage champions with a controlled 3-1 victory at Kashima Antlers as the second stage got underway on Saturday. Kotaro Omori, Yasuyuki Konno and Kim Jungya scored for the 2014 ...

Jul 2, 2016

Antlers' Caio to depart for Al Ain: source

Kashima Antlers forward Caio is set for a move to Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates, a source close to the matter said Friday. The 22-year-old Brazilian, who joined Kashima in 2014 after attending high school in Chiba Prefecture, went on to be ...

Jul 2, 2016

U.S. investors to take over Swansea

Swansea said the Premier League has approved a deal for American investors to take control of the south Wales club. Steve Kaplan, a minority owner and executive vice chairman of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, and Jason Levien, a part-owner of Major League Soccer’s DC ...

Wales roars into semifinals

Jul 2, 2016

Wales roars into semifinals

On the greatest night in its soccer history, Wales swept past the world’s No. 2-ranked team at the European Championship on Friday. Wales stormed back from a rough start to beat Belgium 3-1 in a pulsating quarterfinal won by classy goals from two unheralded ...

Jul 1, 2016

Grampus announce acquisition of midfielder Ogihara

Nagoya Grampus have signed midfielder Takahiro Ogihara on a full transfer from J2 Cerezo Osaka, his new J. League first-division side announced Friday. Ogihara, 24, was part of the Olympic team squad that finished fourth in London four years ago. He came through the ...