Jun 10, 2016

Suita Stadium chosen to host Club World Cup matches

Gamba Osaka’s new home ground, Suita Stadium, will host the Club World Cup for the first time, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. The 40,000-seat stadium opened ahead of this season as Gamba’s previous home ground, the 1970 Expo Stadium held only 21,000 with ...

Dec 22, 2015

River Plate fan spat at Messi: reports

A River Plate fan spat at Barcelona star Lionel Messi during an ugly airport altercation following his side’s 3-0 victory in the Club World Cup final in Yokohama, Spanish media reported on Monday. Messi, who scored the opening goal in Sunday’s final, reportedly retaliated ...

River Plate edges Hiroshima in Club World Cup semifinals

Dec 16, 2015

River Plate edges Hiroshima in Club World Cup semifinals


Lucas Alario’s header midway through the second half sent River Plate to the Club World Cup final as the South American champions edged Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 on Wednesday. In Sunday’s final in Yokohama, River will face either Barcelona or Guangzhou Evergrande, who square off ...

Barca's Neymar remains sidelined

Dec 15, 2015

Barca's Neymar remains sidelined

Injured striker Neymar sat out training for a second straight day Tuesday as Barcelona prepared for its Club World Cup semifinal. Neymar now looks unlikely to play for the European champion, which is seeking a third Club World Cup crown, against Asian champion Guangzhou ...