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Japan midfielder Junya Ito tests positive for coronavirus

Soccer Oct 25, 2020

Japan midfielder Junya Ito tests positive for coronavirus

Japan midfielder Junya Ito has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is currently undergoing quarantine measures, his Belgian first-division team Genk said Saturday. Ito was a member of Japan's squad that faced Cameroon and the Ivory Coast in a pair of friendlies held in ...

Sergio Ramos and VAR key to Real Madrid win at Barcelona

Soccer Oct 25, 2020

Sergio Ramos and VAR key to Real Madrid win at Barcelona

Defender Sergio Ramos showed once again why he is the heart of Real Madrid in leading the team to a 3-1 win at Barcelona -- with a little help from the video assistant referee. Ramos created and scored the winning goal in their first meeting ...

Madrid's Luka Jovic faces prison for violating COVID-19 rules

Soccer Oct 24, 2020

Madrid's Luka Jovic faces prison for violating COVID-19 rules

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic faces a six-month prison sentence in Serbia for flouting the country’s coronavirus isolation rules, state prosecutors said Friday. Jovic briefly returned home from Spain in March and was seen on the streets of Belgrade and pictured at his girlfriend’s birthday ...

Marcus Rashford keeps pressure on U.K. government to feed kids

Soccer Oct 23, 2020

Marcus Rashford keeps pressure on U.K. government to feed kids

Soccer star Marcus Rashford's campaign to feed poor students has sparked a partisan political battle that makes scoring goals for Manchester United seem trivial by comparison. The 22-year-old England international successfully lobbied British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government in June to extend free school meals ...

Hosting Asian Cup will boost China's global standing: CFA official

Soccer Oct 23, 2020

Hosting Asian Cup will boost China's global standing: CFA official

Staging the 2023 Asian Cup finals in China will give the country the expertise needed to pursue President Xi Jinping’s dream of hosting the World Cup and other global tournaments, the Chinese Football Association’s Du Zhaocai has said. Du, who also represents China on FIFA's ...

Brazilian soccer great Pele turns 80 while isolated at home

Soccer Oct 23, 2020

Brazilian soccer great Pele turns 80 while isolated at home

Brazilian soccer great Pele turns 80 on Friday, but the celebration will have to wait. The three-time World Cup winner will spend the day isolated with a few family members outside Sao Paulo, where he is expected to receive a flood of tributes from players, ...