Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

Soccer Jul 24, 2018

Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane head the 11 candidates in a likely French domination of FIFA's best men's coach award. Deschamps led France to win the World Cup, and his 1998 World Cup-winning teammate Zidane coached Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title. Zidane, ...

Yuto Nagatomo eager to play in Tokyo Olympics

Soccer Jul 24, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo eager to play in Tokyo Olympics

Galatasaray defender Yuto Nagatomo said Tuesday he is eager to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games if he is picked as an overage player for the men's under-23 squad. Speaking at an event in Tokyo, the 31-year-old Nagatomo said he is ready to ...

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

Soccer / World Cup Jul 14, 2018

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

If Antoine Griezmann's jocular demeanor is anything to go by, France is far from overawed by the prospect of playing in the World Cup final and in buoyant spirits ahead of Sunday's clash with Croatia. The diminutive striker was full of bonhomie on Friday at ...