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Shoya Nakajima, FC Porto finalize five-year deal

Soccer Jul 6, 2019

Shoya Nakajima, FC Porto finalize five-year deal

Japan playmaker Shoya Nakajima is headed back to Portugal's top flight after agreeing to a five-year contract with FC Porto, the club announced Friday. The 24-year-old winger played for Portuguese side Portimonense from 2017 until February, when he moved to Qatari first-division club Al-Duhail for ...

Dutch star Arjen Robben announces retirement

Soccer Jul 5, 2019

Dutch star Arjen Robben announces retirement

Former Bayern Munich and Netherlands forward Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from soccer. The 35-year-old Robben, who was thought to be looking for a new club after playing his last game for Bayern in May, said Thursday in a statement, "I have decided to ...

Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri's successor

Soccer Jul 4, 2019

Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri's successor

Frank Lampard was appointed Chelsea head coach on Thursday, confirming a dramatic return for one of the club's greatest ever players. Lampard has signed a three-year contract with Chelsea, where he spent 13 years and became the team's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals. The former ...

Nagoya Grampus suffer big upset in Emperor's Cup second round

Soccer Jul 4, 2019

Nagoya Grampus suffer big upset in Emperor's Cup second round

Nagoya Grampus suffered an ignominious 3-0 defeat to the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya on Wednesday, perhaps the biggest upset of the evening's slate of Emperor's Cup second-round fixtures. Fielding a reserve-heavy squad, the J. League first-division side was unable to find ...

Peru upsets Chile, will face Brazil in Copa America final

Soccer Jul 4, 2019

Peru upsets Chile, will face Brazil in Copa America final

After being counted out by most, Peru pulled off a stunning Copa America comeback. Two weeks after a demoralizing 5-0 loss to Brazil that left the team on the verge of a first-round elimination, Peru got past two-time defending champion Chile 3-0 on Wednesday to ...

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa América final

Soccer Jul 3, 2019

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa América final

Brazil without Neymar has proved to be better than Argentina with Lionel Messi. In a performance that ended with "ole" chants from the crowd, Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 on Tuesday and will play Sunday's Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro ...

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Soccer Jul 2, 2019

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Defending champion Kashima Antlers face a tough showdown in the Asian Champions League quarterfinals after being drawn Tuesday against Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande, two-time winners of the competition. Urawa Reds, champions in 2007 and 2017, will take on Shanghai SIPG, who have never made it ...

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