Argentina beats Qatar to escape elimination at Copa America

Soccer Jun 24, 2019

Argentina beats Qatar to escape elimination at Copa America

Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina escaped elimination in the group stage of the Copa America. Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored a goal in each half as Argentina defeated guest team Qatar 2-0 to secure a spot in the ...

Japan an unwelcome guest at Copa America

Soccer Jun 23, 2019

Japan an unwelcome guest at Copa America

Both Copa America guests are still alive as the last round of group stage matches begins, a feature that doesn't seem to please some of their South American opponents. Japan and Qatar, who played in the Asian Cup final this year, are in third place ...

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Soccer Jun 18, 2019

Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini arrested in 2022 World Cup probe

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday. Confirming a report by online news publication Mediapart, the official said Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday as part ...

Qatar upsets Japan 3-1 to claim first Asian Cup title

Soccer Feb 2, 2019

Qatar upsets Japan 3-1 to claim first Asian Cup title

Qatar foiled Japan’s bid for a record-extending fifth Asian Cup title on Friday, winning the tournament for the first time in a 3-1 upset. Golden Boot winner and tournament MVP Almoez Ali scored an early opener before Abdelaziz Hatim added a second as Felix Sanchez’s ...

Do or die for Samurai Blue

Soccer | From the Spot Jan 31, 2019

Do or die for Samurai Blue

by Dan Orlowitz

This week has provided ample opportunity for all of us who doubted Japan's ability to reach the Asian Cup final to take a long, deep drink from the fountain of hubris. Few expected Japan to defeat Iran, the heavily favored Asia No. 1 which entered ...