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Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Aug 31, 2018

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year after his Champions League exploits. "My father always pushed me to fight for my dreams, I owe him a lot for everything," said Modric, whose silky midfield ...

United beats Madrid to close tour

Aug 1, 2018

United beats Madrid to close tour

Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with Manchester United's 2-1 win over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera. Mourinho has cut a miserable figure during ...

Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

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, ...

Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach

May 31, 2018

Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane quit as Real Madrid coach on Thursday, less than a week after leading the team to its third straight Champions League title, saying the club needed a change in command. The 45-year-old Zidane, who was coach for two-and-a-half seasons, said he felt it ...

West Ham appoints Manuel Pellegrini as new manager

May 22, 2018

West Ham appoints Manuel Pellegrini as new manager

West Ham announced former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini as its new manager on Tuesday, replacing David Moyes at the helm of the Premier League club. The 64-year-old Chilean left his role with Hebei China Fortune over the weekend and flew to ...

Madrid beats Bayern to take control of semifinal

Apr 26, 2018

Madrid beats Bayern to take control of semifinal

Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio scored a second-half winner on Wednesday to end Bayern Munich's unbeaten record at home this season and give his side a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Joshua Kimmich had put the home side in ...

Fabio Capello says he's retired after 'last' stint in China

Apr 10, 2018

Fabio Capello says he's retired after 'last' stint in China

Former Real Madrid and England coach Fabio Capello on Monday confirmed he has retired from soccer management and ruled himself out of the Italy coaching job. The 71-year-old Italian had been linked with the vacant Italy coaching job after leaving Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese ...