Roma held, Fiorentina wins as Italian soccer awaits fans' return

Soccer Sep 20, 2020

Roma held, Fiorentina wins as Italian soccer awaits fans' return

Roma settled for a scoreless draw in their Italian first-division opener at Hellas Verona on Saturday, with Gaetano Castrovilli scoring in a 1-0 win for Fiorentina against Torino behind closed doors before the return of a limited number of fans to stadiums 24 hours ...

Serie A still attracts investors despite decline

Soccer Aug 7, 2020

Serie A still attracts investors despite decline

Serie A is sometimes seen as the fallen giant of Europe's top soccer leagues, based in a country where a stifling bureaucracy has prevented its clubs from competing on level terms with rivals from England, Spain and Germany. Yet, AS Roma's imminent takeover by Texas-based ...

Shares of Juventus plunge amid fears virus will keep fans away

Soccer Feb 25, 2020

Shares of Juventus plunge amid fears virus will keep fans away

Shares of Juventus Football Club S.p.A., home to star player Cristiano Ronaldo, fell as much as 14 percent in two days amid fears the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy could lead to some top division matches being played in empty stadiums. The Italian Football Federation ...

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Soccer Jan 4, 2016

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Growing up in Osaka, Keisuke Honda dreamed of signing with AC Milan and wearing the No. 10 for the Rossoneri, a dream the Japan international has managed to realize. But two years after arriving at the San Siro to huge fanfare and massive expectations, Honda ...

Soccer Aug 31, 2015

Nagatomo not leaving Inter Milan: source

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo is staying put at Inter Milan, a source at the Serie A club said on Sunday. The 28-year-old fullback, who has been called up for Japan's World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia and Afghanistan on Sept. 3 and 8, respectively, was reportedly ...