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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 ...

Aug 30, 2016

Muto ready to make mark for Japan

Buoyed by a goal for Mainz on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season, striker Yoshinori Muto is ready to make his mark for Japan when the four-time Asian champion takes on the United Arab Emirates in Saitama on Thursday in its Group B ...

Japan hoping for fast start against UAE

Aug 30, 2016

Japan hoping for fast start against UAE

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida says Japan must treat the United Arab Emirates “like Brazil” in its final-round World Cup qualifier in Saitama on Thursday and has warned the Blue Samurai that they cannot afford a repeat of the start they made against UAE in ...

Aug 29, 2016

Havenaar nets third goal of season

Japan’s Mike Havenaar scored his third goal of the season but his missed penalty forced ADO Den Haag to settle for a 1-1 draw against Heracles in the Dutch top flight on Sunday. Havenaar cancelled out Robin Gosens’ opener in the 28th minute as ...

Kagawa looking to banish ghosts in UAE showdown

Aug 29, 2016

Kagawa looking to banish ghosts in UAE showdown

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is hoping to exorcise his demons and help Japan get off to a winning start in the final Asian round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers when it faces the United Arab Emirates in Group B in Saitama on Thursday. ...

Japan replaces injured Nagatomo, Makino for qualifiers

Aug 28, 2016

Japan replaces injured Nagatomo, Makino for qualifiers

Defenders Yuto Nagatomo and Tomoaki Makino have both pulled out of Japan’s squad for two upcoming World Cup qualifying games due to injury. Coach Vahid Halilhodzic replaced the pair on Sunday, with Urawa Reds’ Wataru Endo and FC Tokyo’s Yuichi Maruyama, for Japan’s first ...

Tulio returns to help Grampus' survival bid

Aug 28, 2016

Tulio returns to help Grampus' survival bid

Marcus Tulio Tanaka signed a contract through next January with his old club Nagoya Grampus on Sunday, promising to give his utmost to rescue the side from relegation to the J. League’s second division. The 35-year-old was let go by new manager Takafumi Ogura ...