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Ex-Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic named Morocco's new coach

Soccer Aug 16, 2019

Ex-Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic named Morocco's new coach

Former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic was named as the new coach of Morocco on Thursday, his third job with an African nation. The 67-year-old succeeds Herve Renard, who quit after the Africa Cup of Nations and has since taken over at Saudi Arabia. "To reach the ...

Soccer Aug 15, 2019

Soccer star Emiliano Sala exposed to harmful carbon monoxide in plane crash

Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both, British accident investigators said Wednesday. A single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed ...

Liverpool beats Chelsea to lift Super Cup

Soccer Aug 15, 2019

Liverpool beats Chelsea to lift Super Cup

Adrian may never play more than a smattering of games for Liverpool, but he'll be remembered for his "crazy week." The backup goalkeeper turned penalty hero with a save on the final kick of the shootout as Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the Super Cup ...

Soccer Aug 14, 2019

Hosei University stuns first-division side Gamba in Emperor's Cup

Gamba Osaka made a stunning exit from the Emperor's Cup on Wednesday, losing 2-0 to Hosei University in the third round of the competition. Ryotaro Onishi and Riku Morioka scored for Hosei in the 24th and 70th minutes, respectively, to secure the surprise win over ...

Soccer / J. League Aug 14, 2019

Gotoku Sakai to join Vissel

Following more than 200 games in the German first and second divisions, former Japan defender Gotoku Sakai will return to the J. League with Vissel Kobe, the club said Wednesday. The 28-year-old right-back, a member of Japan's past two World Cup squads, joins Vissel on ...

Soccer Aug 14, 2019

Wataru Endo joins Stuttgart on loan

Japan international Wataru Endo has joined German second division side Stuttgart on a one-year loan, the club announced Tuesday. Endo, 26, arrives on loan from Belgian club Sint-Truiden, who he joined in 2018 after spells at Shonan Bellmare and Urawa Reds in the J. League. "It's ...

Ajax escapes early Champions League exit against PAOK

Soccer Aug 14, 2019

Ajax escapes early Champions League exit against PAOK

Last season's Champions League semifinalist Ajax came close to crashing out in qualifying Tuesday, coming from behind to beat PAOK Thessaloniki 5-4 on aggregate. On a night when former European champions Porto and Celtic were both knocked out, Ajax faced elimination when its former youth ...