Manchester United ends Manchester City's long winning streak

Soccer Mar 8, 2021

Manchester United ends Manchester City's long winning streak

Manchester United snapped Manchester City's record winning streak with an impressive 2-0 victory against the Premier League leaders, while Liverpool hit a new low as relegation-threatened Fulham won at Anfield on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's side was on an English top-flight record run of 21 straight ...

FIFA report highlights pandemic's impact on transfer market

Soccer Jan 19, 2021

FIFA report highlights pandemic's impact on transfer market

The number of international transfers of male soccer players in 2020 dropped by 5.4% compared to the previous year, while total transfer fees were down significantly — by 23.4% — due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a FIFA report published Monday revealed. In ...

Man City beats Wolves for fast Premier League start

Soccer Sep 22, 2020

Man City beats Wolves for fast Premier League start

An abnormally short preseason and a lengthy list of injury and coronavirus-related absentees didn’t stop Manchester City getting off to a fast start in the English Premier League on Monday. City scored in the first half through Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden before weathering ...

Barcelona holds breath as Lionel Messi weighs preseason return

Soccer Aug 30, 2020

Barcelona holds breath as Lionel Messi weighs preseason return

The first indication of how determined Lionel Messi is to leave Barcelona and how ugly this dispute could become will be gauged at the club's training ground on Sunday. Barca's greatest ever player is due at the Ciutat Esportiva on Sunday morning for coronavirus tests, ...

Pep Guardiola confident Man City will avoid Champions League ban

Soccer Jul 5, 2020

Pep Guardiola confident Man City will avoid Champions League ban

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has "a lot of confidence" his club will avoid a two-season ban from European competitions when the verdict of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is revealed later this month. City was banned from UEFA competitions ...

Man City face critical appeal against two-season European ban

Soccer Jun 7, 2020

Man City face critical appeal against two-season European ban

Manchester City's appeal against a two-year ban from European competition will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from Monday in a case of wide-reaching repercussions. City is accused of overstating sponsorship revenue to hide that it had not complied with UEFA's ...