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Honda hopes to make mark in Mexico with Pachuca

Jul 19, 2017

Honda hopes to make mark in Mexico with Pachuca

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda said he hopes to be a useful addition at his new club Pachuca, in the Mexican League, after he was unveiled as a member of the squad on Tuesday.“I am happy to be a member of the team and hope ...

Spanish soccer chief, son arrested during anti-corruption raids

Jul 18, 2017

Spanish soccer chief, son arrested during anti-corruption raids

Police arrested the head of Spain’s soccer federation, throwing the leadership of the sport in the World Cup-winning nation into disarray a year before the next round of the elite championship takes place in Russia.Federation president Angel Maria Villar, 67, as well as three ...

Jul 18, 2017

Spanish club Getafe locks up Shibasaki with four-year deal

Midfielder Gaku Shibasaki has signed a four-year contract with promoted Spanish top-flight side Getafe, the La Liga club announced Monday.Shibasakispent the past half season in the second division with Tenerife, which missed out on promotion after losing to Getafe in the playoff final. The ...

New Dortmund manager Bosz pleased with victory over Urawa

Jul 16, 2017

New Dortmund manager Bosz pleased with victory over Urawa

Peter Bosz said he was pleased to pick up his first win as manager of Borussia Dortmund after the Bundesliga side edged Urawa Reds 3-2 in a preseason friendly on Saturday.“Today’s match was only a friendly but I am delighted,” said Bosz, whose side ...

Defender Walker joins Manchester City on five-year deal

Jul 15, 2017

Defender Walker joins Manchester City on five-year deal

Kyle Walker became the most expensive defender of all time when he joined Manchester City from Tottenham, the player’s management company said on Friday.Based on Base Soccer Agency’s tweet , the undisclosed transfer fee would eclipse the £50 million (then $84 million) that Paris ...

Kagawa, Dortmund finalize extension

Jul 15, 2017

Kagawa, Dortmund finalize extension

Shinji Kagawa has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund by two years until June 2020.“Shinji feels a very strong connection to this club, the city and our fans,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said. Dortmund announced his contract extension Friday after landing in Tokyo ...

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CAS cuts ban of former World Cup bids inspector

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared former 2018-2022 World Cup bids inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls to return to soccer duty.CAS said its panel cut the Chilean official’s three-year ban by FIFA to two years on appeal for a conflict of interest in seeking ...

Ajax midfielder Nouri diagnosed with permanent brain damage

Jul 14, 2017

Ajax midfielder Nouri diagnosed with permanent brain damage

Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has been diagnosed with severe and permanent brain damage, five days after he collapsed due to an irregular heartbeat during a friendly game in Austria.Dutch club Ajax said on Twitter that it “received very bad news” regarding Nouri’s condition, after ...