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Beckenbauer cancels Swiss trip amidst investigation

Sep 2, 2016

Beckenbauer cancels Swiss trip amidst investigation

Franz Beckenbauer on Friday canceled a public appointment in Zurich, amidst the ongoing investigation by Swiss prosecutors into corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. The German soccer legend, who owns a South African winery, cancelled an appointment to ...

Sep 2, 2016

Infantino hails video-replay test

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said “football history” was made by a successful test of video replays in France’s 3-1 win over Italy in a friendly on Thursday. While the test was labeled offline, Infantino cited an instance where video was examined when Italy protested ...

Sep 1, 2016

Luiz makes shock return to Chelsea

Chelsea produced the biggest surprise of the summer transfer window with a deadline-day deal to re-sign David Luiz from Paris Saint-Germain as Manchester City streamlined its bloated squad by sending a quartet out on loan Wednesday. Arsenal and Liverpool also offloaded unwanted players. Jack ...

Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany's victory over Finland

Sep 1, 2016

Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany's victory over Finland

Bastian Schweinsteiger let the tears flow on Wednesday as Germany’s captain made his final appearance for die Mannschaft in their 2-0 friendly win at home over Finland. Schalke’s Max Meyer and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil scored Germany’s second-half goals, but the night belonged to Schweinsteiger, ...

Aug 31, 2016

Aguero charged with violent conduct

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss the derby match against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sept. 10 after being charged with violent conduct on Tuesday for elbowing an opponent during a game. The English Football Association said match officials did not ...

Beleaguered Solo cuts short season

Aug 31, 2016

Beleaguered Solo cuts short season

Goalkeeper Hope Solo has decided to end her season with the Seattle Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League. The beleaguered goalkeeper, who was handed a six-month suspension and saw her contract with U.S. Soccer terminated last week, announced her departure from her professional ...

Allardyce retains Rooney as captain

Aug 30, 2016

Allardyce retains Rooney as captain

Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain but his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce. “Wayne has been an excellent captain for England ...