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Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Soccer May 24, 2020

Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Economic woes are taking a toll on China’s professional soccer clubs, with 11 being disqualified for failing to pay wages and five closing shop on their own terms, including last season’s Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai. Low attendance and gaudy contracts for overseas signings ...

Genki Haraguchi scores fifth goal of season for Hannover

Soccer May 24, 2020

Genki Haraguchi scores fifth goal of season for Hannover

Genki Haraguchi struck his fifth goal of the season on Saturday to help Hannover to a 4-2 away win over Osnabruck in the German second division. In the club's first game after a prolonged coronavirus-enforced shutdown, the Japanese midfielder capped his team's comeback when he ...

Spanish soccer league given approval to resume in June

Soccer May 24, 2020

Spanish soccer league given approval to resume in June

Lionel Messi's Barcelona and the rest of the Spanish league can resume play in June after three months of waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to subside. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday that the nation’s wildly popular La Liga and other professional sports competitions ...

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Soccer May 23, 2020

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe will remain with Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2020-2021 season after agreeing to a one-year contract extension, the German first-division club said Friday. The 36-year-old will play his 14th season in Germany since moving from the J. League's Urawa Reds to ...

Manchester United sues video game maker over use of name

Soccer May 23, 2020

Manchester United sues video game maker over use of name

Manchester United is suing the makers of the Football Manager video game series for allegedly infringing its trademark by using the club’s name. The English Premier League side has taken legal action against the developers of the popular soccer management simulation for replacing the club ...

Italy's heritage authority approves San Siro demolition

Soccer May 22, 2020

Italy's heritage authority approves San Siro demolition

Italy's heritage authority raised no objections to tearing down Milan's 1920s-era San Siro arena, a document seen by Reuters showed, removing a major obstacle to plans by the city's top-flight soccer clubs to replace it with a new stadium. Serie A clubs AC Milan and ...

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