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The Italian jobless: Lippi gone, Cannavaro on brink in China
The Italian jobless: Lippi gone, Cannavaro on brink in China

They were handed the two most high-profile jobs in Chinese football but Marcello Lippi last week angrily quit as national coach and protege Fabio Cannavaro is hanging on by his fingertips at Guangzhou Evergrande. The downfall of the Italians, coach and captain respectively when Italy won the 2006 World

Luis Enrique to return as Spain boss five months after resigning
Luis Enrique to return as Spain boss five months after resigning

Moreno will resign to make way for Enrique to return five months after himself resigning to care for his ill daughter.

Preview: USMNT
Preview: USMNT's must-win Nations League finale v. Cuba

USMNT will advance to Nations League semifinals with a won over Cuba on Tuesday.

Late Messi penalty sees Argentina draw 2-2 with Uruguay
Late Messi penalty sees Argentina draw 2-2 with Uruguay

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS A WHITE FLASH SHOWS: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (NOVEMBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARGENTINA MANAGER, LIONEL SCALONI, SAYING: "Regarding who is going to play with Messi (in future), I will say we're going to play as a team. It's not important if we play with one, two, or three strikers or with how many players alongside him (Messi). We need to start talking about the team. And our idea beyond one game or another is to be the main character of the match and when the rivals make things difficult for us, we must minimise their quality and attack them. So in my way of understanding...

Man Utd debt climbs to $500m as club spends to halt decline
Man Utd debt climbs to $500m as club spends to halt decline

Manchester United's attempt to strengthen its underperforming squad has proved costly.

EURO 2020: Spain, Sweden finish top; Norway, Romania reach playoffs
EURO 2020: Spain, Sweden finish top; Norway, Romania reach playoffs

Spain and Sweden qualified from Group F, followed by Norway and Romania who will head to the playoffs.

Man United debt climbs 55% as club spends to halt decline
Man United debt climbs 55% as club spends to halt decline

Manchester United's attempt to strengthen its underperforming squad has proved costly with debt rising more than 55% in a year to 384.5 million pounds ($498 million). The cost of signing Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James ahead of the new season in the first quarter of the financial year

Italy crush Armenia 9-1 in finale to perfect Euro 2020 qualifying
Italy crush Armenia 9-1 in finale to perfect Euro 2020 qualifying

Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo scored a brace each as Italy wrapped up their perfect Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a crushing 9-1 win over Armenia in Palermo on Monday. Already-qualified Italy registered an 11th straight win under coach Roberto Mancini, as the four-time world champions showed

Spain coach Moreno
Spain coach Moreno's future in doubt ahead of Euro 2020

Spain are set for another change of coach ahead of Euro 2020 after Robert Moreno's position was thrown into doubt on Monday, despite his team closing their qualifying campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Romania. Moreno chose to skip all his press duties following the victory at the Wanda Metropolitano

LA Galaxy extend Cristian Pavón's loan through 2020

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- The LA Galaxy have picked up their contract option to keep Argentine forward Cristian Pavon through the 2020 season.

LA Galaxy extend Cristian Pavón's loan through 2020

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- The LA Galaxy have picked up their contract option to keep Argentine forward Cristian Pavon through the 2020 season.

Denmark thwart Ireland again to join Switzerland at Euro 2020
Denmark thwart Ireland again to join Switzerland at Euro 2020

The Republic of Ireland missed out on automatic qualification for Euro 2020 as a 1-1 draw with Denmark in Dublin on Monday secured the visitors' place at next summer's showpiece. Switzerland also booked their place at Euro 2020 with a 6-1 win over Gibraltar to claim top spot in Group A. Ireland

Danes, Swiss through to Euro 2020 as rampant Italy hit nine
Danes, Swiss through to Euro 2020 as rampant Italy hit nine

Denmark and Switzerland secured spots at Euro 2020 at the expense of the Republic of Ireland on Monday as Roberto Mancini's Italy completed a perfect qualifying campaign by scoring nine. Ireland needed to beat Denmark in Dublin to clinch qualification for next year's 24-team European Championship

Spain routs Romania 5-0 in its last qualifier for Euro 2020
Spain routs Romania 5-0 in its last qualifier for Euro 2020

Spain finished its qualifying campaign for the 2020 European Championship with a 5-0 rout of Romania in what could have been the farewell match for coach Robert Moreno on Monday. Moreno took over the job after Luis Enrique resigned in March to take care of his sick daughter. Moreno had been Luis Enrique

Italy beats Armenia 9-1 for biggest win since 1948
Italy beats Armenia 9-1 for biggest win since 1948

Italy achieved its biggest win in more than 70 years when it beat Armenia 9-1 in its last qualifier for the 2020 European Championship on Monday. Italy's biggest win since a 9-0 result against the United States in 1948 featured three Italians scoring their first international goals. Nicolo Zaniolo

Italy beats Armenia 9-1 for biggest win since 1948
Italy beats Armenia 9-1 for biggest win since 1948

Italy achieved its biggest win in more than 70 years when it beat Armenia 9-1 in its last qualifier for the 2020 European Championship on Monday. Italy's biggest win since a 9-0 result against the United States in 1948 featured three Italians scoring their first international goals. Nicolo Zaniolo

Northern Ireland boss hopes Germany
Northern Ireland boss hopes Germany's star players are rested

1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NORTHERN IRELAND MANAGER, MICHAEL O'NEILL, SAYING: "I am not sure the team will be any weaker, I would imagine, hopefully Toni Kroos gets a rest, and one or two others. Gnabry I think needs a rest as well. We will face a very strong team. You know one of the difficulties we always have playing Germany is that when Jogi (Joachim Loew) makes substitutions and you realise that the players coming on are equally as strong as the players that are going off so that is a big challenge for us." STORY: Northern Ireland go into Tuesday's (November 19) EURO 2020 qualifier against Germany as something of a David versus Goliath battle....

FA panel details
FA panel details 'very challenging case' to rescind Son red card

"It was concluded that Son had made a challenge which would warrant no more than a caution rather than a straight red card."

All at sea: Qatar signs up floating hotels for World Cup
All at sea: Qatar signs up floating hotels for World Cup

Football fans prone to seasickness may need to consider alternatives, but supporters with sealegs will be able to stay on one of two giant cruiseliners during the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Organisers said Monday they had agreed with Swiss-based MSC Cruises for two of its 16 ships with a combined total of

Pele
Pele's '1,000th goal' scored 50 years ago

The revered Brazil striker Pele scored his 1,000th goal on November 19, 1969 at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium in a match between his beloved Santos and local outfit Vasco de Gama, whose vast ranks of fans gave the iconic No. 10 a standing ovation. Pele, a national hero after helping Brazil to

Sly Blue to play home games at Red Bull Arena

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Sky Blue of the National Women's Soccer League will play their home games next season at Red Bull Arena, home of Major League Soccer's New Jersey Red Bulls.

Sly Blue to play home games at Red Bull Arena

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Sky Blue of the National Women's Soccer League will play their home games next season at Red Bull Arena, home of Major League Soccer's New Jersey Red Bulls.

Report: Loader, Haaland to Man United; Upamecano to Man City
Report: Loader, Haaland to Man United; Upamecano to Man City

Latest transfer news from around the Premier League ahead of the January window.

Senegal, Nigeria stay perfect in African Cup qualifying
Senegal, Nigeria stay perfect in African Cup qualifying

Senegal and Nigeria made it two wins out of two in qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Dutch FA investigates racist chants at match
Dutch FA investigates racist chants at match

The Dutch FA says it is investigating racist chants that prompted a referee to briefly suspend a second-division match.

Sky Blue FC move to Red Bull Arena
Sky Blue FC move to Red Bull Arena

One of the NWSL's founding members are getting a huge upgrade to their home stadium.

Real
Real's James injures knee on Colombia duty

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez has sprained a ligament in his left knee, the club announced on Monday. James suffered the injury during a training session for Colombia after just recovering from another problem that had not been clarified by Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. "After the tests carried

Agreement reached to suspend female footballers
Agreement reached to suspend female footballers' strike in Spain

Top-flight female footballers in Spain have agreed to suspend a playing strike after securing an agreement to reopen negotiations over pay, it was announced on Monday. All eight Primera Division matches on Saturday and Sunday had to be postponed as players chose to boycott fixtures following more than

All Rise for Manchester City v. Chelsea
All Rise for Manchester City v. Chelsea

Tune in to Premier League Mornings on Saturday, November 23, as Chelsea's young stars take on defending champions Manchester City.

Qatar charters cruise liners for 2022 World Cup supporters

Qatari organizers have chartered two cruise liners to accommodate fans at the 2022 World Cup. The ships from Geneva-based MSC Cruises have been chartered to help the small Gulf nation cope with the potential influx of hundreds of thousands of fans for the first World Cup in the Middle East. World Cup

Van Dijk leaves Netherlands squad for "personal reasons"
Van Dijk leaves Netherlands squad for "personal reasons"

Van Dijk released from the Dutch national team ahead of Liverpool's trip to Crystal Palace.

Airbnb signs up as Olympic sponsor through 2028 Games

The IOC has signed home-sharing company Airbnb to a sponsorship deal that will run from next year's Tokyo Olympics through the 2028 Los Angeles Games. The Olympic leadership, however, will not be swapping its luxury hotels for rental accommodation. The IOC is pledging to make at least $28 million worth

Airbnb signs up as Olympic sponsor through 2028 Games

The IOC has signed home-sharing company Airbnb to a sponsorship deal that will run from next year's Tokyo Olympics through the 2028 Los Angeles Games. The Olympic leadership, however, will not be swapping its luxury hotels for rental accommodation. The IOC is pledging to make at least $28 million worth

Airbnb signs up as Olympic sponsor through 2028 Games
Airbnb signs up as Olympic sponsor through 2028 Games

The IOC has signed home-sharing company Airbnb to a sponsorship deal that will run from next year's Tokyo Olympics through the 2028 Los Angeles Games. The Olympic leadership, however, will not be swapping its luxury hotels for rental accommodation. The IOC is pledging to make at least $28 million worth

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Man Utd finances
Lack of Champions League begins to hit Man Utd finances

Manchester United's failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club's finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday. Broadcasting revenue fell

Cristiano Ronaldo reveals he
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals he's playing with an injury

Ronaldo calms fears he has fallen out with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.

Man United reveal plans for the future; financial results announced
Man United reveal plans for the future; financial results announced

Ed Woodward releases statement on how United are doing and where they plan on going.

Bundesliga club Mainz hires the coach fired by Cologne

MAINZ, Germany (AP) -- Nine days after being fired by Cologne, Achim Beierlorzer is back in the Bundesliga as coach of Mainz.

Dutch soccer association investigates racist chants at match

The Dutch soccer association says it is investigating racist chants that prompted a referee to briefly suspend a second-division match. The KNVB says its protocol for offensive chants ''was correctly implemented'' when referee Laurens Gerrets took the players off the field after 30 minutes

Dutch soccer association investigates racist chants at match

The Dutch soccer association says it is investigating racist chants that prompted a referee to briefly suspend a second-division match. The KNVB says its protocol for offensive chants ''was correctly implemented'' when referee Laurens Gerrets took the players off the field after 30 minutes

Ex-UEFA chief Platini slams VAR as
Ex-UEFA chief Platini slams VAR as 'load of crap'

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has slammed the use of VAR technology, the introduction of which he has always opposed, as a total nightmare, in an interview on Italian television. "It would take half an hour to explain why it doesn't solve problems," the former France international

Griezmann: Playing for Barcelona is
Griezmann: Playing for Barcelona is 'not the easiest'

The Frenchman admits that playing for Barcelona is difficult.

Real Monarchs beat Louisville City to win first ever USL Cup
Real Monarchs beat Louisville City to win first ever USL Cup

Real Monarchs have won their first USL Cup.

Brazil beats Mexico to win U17 World Cup at home
Brazil beats Mexico to win U17 World Cup at home

Brazil rallied to beat Mexico 2-1 on Sunday to win its fourth under-17 World Cup title. Bryan Gonzalez opened the scoring for Mexico in the 66th minute at the Bezerrao stadium in Brasilia, but the hosts turned their fortunes with Kaio Jorge converting from the spot in the 84th and substitute Lazaro

Brazil beats Mexico to win U17 World Cup at home
Brazil beats Mexico to win U17 World Cup at home

Brazil rallied to beat Mexico 2-1 on Sunday to win its fourth under-17 World Cup title. Bryan Gonzalez opened the scoring for Mexico in the 66th minute at the Bezerrao stadium in Brasilia, but the hosts turned their fortunes with Kaio Jorge converting from the spot in the 84th and substitute Lazaro

Man arrested after English soccer player reports homophobia
Man arrested after English soccer player reports homophobia

A footballer in England's third tier reported being subjected to homophobic abuse from the stands, leading to police making one arrest.

Brazil beat Mexico to win U-17 World Cup (video)
Brazil beat Mexico to win U-17 World Cup (video)

Brazil stun Mexico in stoppage time to win fourth U-17 World Cup.

Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv
Argentina and Uruguay prepare for friendly in Tel Aviv

SHOWS: NETANYA, ISRAEL (NOVEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) URUGUAY COACH, OSCAR TABAREZ, SAYING: "The players never said that they didn't want to come and these are internal conversations that I don't want to discuss in public. Yes, like I said in the first answer, they were worried, just like I and the rest of the technical team, because from Montevideo they were sending us pictures of missiles exploding in the air, and we don't have experience of these things. So how we are not going to be worried? But never did the players or anyone from the Uruguay Football Association say, 'we are not going'. Whoever...

EURO qualifying wrap: France, Iceland, Turkey earn wins
EURO qualifying wrap: France, Iceland, Turkey earn wins

Antoine Griezmann scored as France edged Albania, while Gylfi Sigurdsson earned Iceland a much-needed win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Ronaldo scores 99th Portugal goal as holders seal Euro 2020 spot
Ronaldo scores 99th Portugal goal as holders seal Euro 2020 spot

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th international goal as reigning champions Portugal secured their place at the Euro 2020 finals on Sunday with a 2-0 victory away to Luxembourg, while France ended their qualifying campaign with victory. Bruno Fernandes struck the opening goal on 39 minutes before Ronaldo


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