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Former England women's coach Sampson given chance to revive career at Stevenage

Mark Sampson has been appointed caretaker manager of Stevenage, the struggling English League Two club announced on Monday, giving the Welshman a chance to resurrect his career after being sacked as England's women's coach following a controversial spell in charge. "Mark Sampson will assume

Europe
Europe's clubs divided over Champions League reform

The battle over the future of the Champions League will resume on Monday and Tuesday when the European Club Association (ECA) meets in Geneva and the leadership faces rebellion from members. ECA, led by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, is closely involved in proposals to reshape Europe's main club

Man United
Man United's Dalot visits 'Miracle Doctor' in China

Injured Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has been having treatment at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG under a Brazilian physio known as the "Miracle Doctor". The 20-year-old Portuguese right-back is yet to feature this season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said last month that he was out

VIDEO: Puskas Award worthy goal scored in Brazilian Serie A
VIDEO: Puskas Award worthy goal scored in Brazilian Serie A

An early Puskas Award candidate was scored in Brazil on Saturday.

Report: MLS, Sacramento on the verge of finalizing expansion deal
Report: MLS, Sacramento on the verge of finalizing expansion deal

"As we have stated all along, we are working tirelessly to finalize an agreement to bring MLS to a city and a fanbase that deserves it."

'Germany's van Dijk' - Suele learning to lead wobbly defence

Fresh from a stinging defeat by the Dutch, Joachim Loew's fragile young Germany team will look to their new defensive general Niklas Suele when they test their mettle in a must-win Euro 2020 qualifier at Northern Ireland on Monday. Germany are now just three points above the Netherlands following

Interview: Colorado women
Interview: Colorado women's soccer's Roo Yarnell-Williams talks header goal, Buffs' 1-0 win

Freshman Roo Yarnell-Williams discusses her header goal against Baylor, the difference-maker in Colorado women's soccer's 1-0 win; the goal was her third in six matches. The Buffs are now 6-0 on the season and return to action against Florida State Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT.

Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized after the wrong national anthem was played for Albanian ahead of EURO qualifier.

Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

Albania's prime minister says French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized to him after the wrong national anthem was played ahead of a European Championship qualifier between the two countries on Saturday. France won the Group H game in Paris 4-1. Albanian players looked bemused - and fans

Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

Albania's prime minister says French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized to him after the wrong national anthem was played ahead of a European Championship qualifier between the two countries on Saturday. France won the Group H game in Paris 4-1. Albanian players looked bemused - and fans

Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers
Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers

Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for Spain as his team continued its march toward qualifying for the 2020 European Championship by beating Faroe Islands 4-0 on Sunday. The 33-year-old Ramos matched goalkeeper Iker Casillas' milestone with his 167th game for La Roja. '

Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers
Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers

Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for Spain as his team continued its march toward qualifying for the 2020 European Championship by beating Faroe Islands 4-0 on Sunday. The 33-year-old Ramos matched goalkeeper Iker Casillas' milestone with his 167th game for La Roja. "

Perfect Spain and Italy close in on Euro 2020
Perfect Spain and Italy close in on Euro 2020

Spain and Italy moved to within touching distance of Euro 2020 on Sunday after respective wins over the Faroe Islands and Finland saw them maintain their perfect qualifying records for next year's tournament. Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer both scored twice in an easy 4-0 victory over the Faroes in Gijon

Ramos equals Casillas
Ramos equals Casillas' Spain appearances record

Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas' record of 167 international appearances for Spain on Sunday as he started their Euro 2020 qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Gijon. The Real Madrid centre-back made his international debut 14 years ago in a friendly against China. "It's a difficult

Ramos equals Casillas
Ramos equals Casillas' Spain appearances record

Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas' record of 167 international appearances for Spain on Sunday as he started their Euro 2020 qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Gijon. The Real Madrid centre-back made his international debut 14 years ago in a friendly against China. "It's a difficult

Ramos equals Casillas
Ramos equals Casillas' Spain appearances, closes in on men's world record

With no signs of him stopping, Ramos is on his way of becoming Spain's record holder.

Rodrigo, Alcacer put Spain on brink of Euro 2020 qualification
Rodrigo, Alcacer put Spain on brink of Euro 2020 qualification

Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer both scored twice as Spain eased to a 4-0 victory over the Faroe Islands in Gijon on Sunday to make it six wins from as many Euro 2020 qualifiers. Captain Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas' national appearances record with his 167th cap, but otherwise it was a low-key

Pukki scores again but Italy stays perfect in Finland
Pukki scores again but Italy stays perfect in Finland

Italy benefited from a generous hand ball decision and converted a late penalty for a 2-1 win at Finland to extend its perfect start to European Championship qualifying on Sunday. Sauli Vaisanen appeared to have his arm across his chest when he stopped a shot from Andrea Belotti but the referee immediately

English coach Butler lifts Liberia over first World Cup hurdle
English coach Butler lifts Liberia over first World Cup hurdle

Former English top-flight footballer Peter Butler made a successful start to a one-year contract as Liberia coach on Sunday by guiding them to the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifying. Liberia had to endure a tense second half in Freetown after Kei Kamara had given Sierra Leone a 55th-minute lead

The MLS Eastern Conference is in for a wild finish
The MLS Eastern Conference is in for a wild finish

As it stands, the playoffs may hinge on the massive advantage of a postage stamp pitch.

Gracia surprised by firing, but love for Watford
Gracia surprised by firing, but love for Watford 'eternal'

"My gratefulness and love for this club will be eternal," said Gracia.

Hazard, Ba wished their San Diego club luck ahead of NISA debut
Hazard, Ba wished their San Diego club luck ahead of NISA debut

National Independent Soccer Association side San Diego 1904 FC debuted on Saturday, with some star-studded support.

Laranjeira claims 100th derby spoils for Brive over ill-disciplined Clermont
Laranjeira claims 100th derby spoils for Brive over ill-disciplined Clermont

Newly-promoted Brive claimed the spoils in the 100th derby of central France with a 28-21 victory over last season's runners-up Clermont in the Top 14 on Sunday. Club stalwart Thomas Laranjeira kicked 13 points as Guillaume Namy, So'otala Fa'aso'o and Sevanaia Galala scored tries in

Gundogan to miss Germany
Gundogan to miss Germany's crunch qualifier in Belfast

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will miss Germany's key Euro 2020 qualifier against Northern Ireland on Monday with flu, the German FA confirmed. The 28-year-old left the team German hotel in Belfast on Sunday to return to Manchester and misses the top-of-the-table clash at Windsor Park

American midfielder Alfredo Morales has strained right groin
American midfielder Alfredo Morales has strained right groin

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- American midfielder Alfredo Morales has been diagnosed with a strained right groin.

President Macron apologised for
President Macron apologised for 'scandalous anthem gaffe': Albanian PM

Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Sunday that France President Emmanuel Macron has apologised for the wrong national anthem being played before 'Les Bleus' beat the Albanians 4-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier. The match kicked off late at the Stade de France on Saturday because the hosts

Who
Who's the most irreplaceable player on "Big Six" Premier League sides?

Some of these answers are pretty straight-forward; Others are surprising.

When anthems strike the wrong note at sporting events
When anthems strike the wrong note at sporting events

At its best, sport can promote international harmony, but that was not the case at the Stade de France where the hosts played the Andorran anthem for the Albanian team. "It was a big thing," said Albania's Italian coach Edoardo Reja. On Saturday, the hosts played the anthem of Andorra

Better late than never for a game-winner
Better late than never for a game-winner

It took a stoppage time goal, but the Timbers got the win

Timbers rally to beat Sporting KC 2-1

Late goals from Brian Fernandez and Jeremy Ebobisse led the Portland Timbers to a comeback 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City and into playoff position Saturday as the playoff race in Major League Soccer tightens. In the fourth minute of stoppage time, Portland's Diego Valeri chipped a ball across

Inspired Timbers outdo SKC with last-minute goal (video)
Inspired Timbers outdo SKC with last-minute goal (video)

Brian Fernandez's late goal lifts the Timbers above the playoff line.

New-look Rapids trounce thin Sounders (video)
New-look Rapids trounce thin Sounders (video)

Rookie of the Year candidate, Andre Shinyashiki, shines for Robin Fraser's Colorado.

Germany under Euro 2020 pressure in Belfast after Dutch debacle
Germany under Euro 2020 pressure in Belfast after Dutch debacle

Joachim Loew has demanded a reaction from his young Germany team against Group C leaders Northern Ireland on Monday after their recent resurgence was cut short by their Euro 2020 qualifying 4-2 defeat to the Netherlands. Having come into the international break on a wave of optimism, Loew's side

Toronto outclass helpless FC Cincy (video)
Toronto outclass helpless FC Cincy (video)

With a playoff push in mind, Toronto blow by bottom dwellers FC Cincinnati.

Toronto FC beats expansion FC Cincinnati 5-1

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Patrick Mullins scored in the 10th minute, Marco Delgado added a goal and an assist and Toronto FC beat expansion FC Cincinnati 5-1 on Saturday night.

Medina brace boosts NYCFC to MLS East lead

Substitute Jesus Medina converted a game-winning penalty in second-half stoppage time Saturday, his brace boosting New York City FC to a 2-1 Major League Soccer victory over the 10-men New England Revolution. The victory vaulted NYCFC into first place in the MLS Eastern Conference, two points clear

Barca crush future Madrid team in preview of women
Barca crush future Madrid team in preview of women's clasico

Spain has seen its first preview of what will become the women's version of the Barcelona vs. Real Madrid clasico.

NYCFC defeat Revolution in stoppage time

Jesus Medina converted a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time as host New York City FC moved into first place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Medina also scored in the 70th minute to forge a tie before he was presented

Late VAR call hands NYCFC valuable victory over Revs (video)
Late VAR call hands NYCFC valuable victory over Revs (video)

VAR, Jesus Medina send NYCFC atop of the Eastern Conference.

Medina scores twice, NYCFC beats Revolution 2-1
Medina scores twice, NYCFC beats Revolution 2-1

Jesus Medina scored two second-half goals, the second on a penalty kick late in extra time, and New York City FC vaulted into the Eastern Conference lead with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday. New England took the lead in the second minute and went a man down in the ninth, but

France coach apologises to Albania after Andorran anthem is played before Euro qualifier... before Stade de France MC confuses opponents with Armenia
France coach apologises to Albania after Andorran anthem is played before Euro qualifier... before Stade de France MC confuses opponents with Armenia

Didier Deschamps, the France coach, has apologised after the wrong national anthem was played for opponents Albania before kick-off in Paris. A mix-up saw the national anthem of Andorra played by mistake, resulting in a seven-minute delay as Albania would not start the match without the error being rectified

France, Portugal back on track, England cruise in Euro 2020 qualifiers
France, Portugal back on track, England cruise in Euro 2020 qualifiers

France and Portugal got their Euro 2020 qualification campaigns back on track with impressive wins over Balkan pair Albania and Serbia that boosted the world and European champions chances of making next summer's tournament. France moved back top of Group H with a 4-1 thumping of Albania thanks

Kane nets treble, sets up Sterling as England beats Bulgaria
Kane nets treble, sets up Sterling as England beats Bulgaria

Harry Kane scored a hat trick and set up Raheem Sterling's goal as England beat Bulgaria 4-0 in European Championship qualifying on Saturday. With a third win in Group A, England leads by one point with a game on hand over Kosovo, which beat the Czech Republic 2-1 and plays Gareth Southgate'

Coman brace helps France ease past Albania
Coman brace helps France ease past Albania

Saint-Denis (France) (AFP) - Kingsley Coman scored twice as world champions France cruised past Albania 4-1 on Saturday to move back to the top of their group in qualifying for Euro 2020. "It went well for me," Coman told French television after being selected man of the match. The Bayern

Nashville adds 11-cap Costa Rican winger for MLS debut
Nashville adds 11-cap Costa Rican winger for MLS debut

"Randall is an exciting young attacking midfielder with bags of potential," said Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs.

Report: Man City signs Serbian youth international for $3M
Report: Man City signs Serbian youth international for $3M

"This is a confirmation of our good work, but also the best possible marketing for Cukaricki, and for Serbian football in general," said the Cukaricki manager.

Germany slip up to the Netherlands, Croatia thrash Slovakia
Germany slip up to the Netherlands, Croatia thrash Slovakia

Germany suffered a surprising 4-2 home defeat by the Netherlands as World Cup runners-up Croatia hammered Slovakia in qualifying for Euro 2020 on Friday. Joachim Loew's side lost in Hamburg after debutant Donyell Malen's late effort for the visitors as the home side failed to pick up a point

War on racism is
War on racism is 'going backwards' says Rashford

England striker Marcus Rashford fears football's struggle with racism is "going backwards rather than forwards". Manchester United star Rashford is one of a host of top players to have suffered abuse this season after missing a penalty in a defeat against Crystal Palace. Rashford'

USMNT vet Williams signs for Cypriot side Pafos FC
USMNT vet Williams signs for Cypriot side Pafos FC

Pafos also has Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako, Stephen Sunday, and Adam Nemec on the books.

Scotland
Scotland's hopes of automatic Euro 2020 qualification dealt huge blow by defeat to Russia

Scotland 1 Russia 2 Steve Clarke previewed this contest by stating that Scotland were overdue a win that would make the world sit up say, 'Ooof, where did that come from?'. Instead, the world slumped back into its armchair as the Scots' chance of qualifying for Euro 2020 from Group I evaporated after

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