European International Soccer Championship

Southgate forced England to face up to Iceland debacle

Southgate forced England to face up to Iceland debacle

Published 10/07/2018

REPINO, Russia (Reuters) - There has been a relentless positivity and forward-looking tenor to England’s approach to this World Cup but before the adventure in [more…]

Russia’s Prokhorov sells 49 percent stake in Brooklyn Nets to…

Russia’s Prokhorov sells 49 percent stake in Brooklyn Nets to…

Published 13/04/2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has sold a 49-percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Joe Tsai, the executive vice chairman [more…]

Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d’Or for joint-record fifth time

Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d’Or for joint-record fifth time

Published 07/12/2017

Soccer Football - Champions League - Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 6, 2017 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates [more…]

FIFA looks to ease the fixture burden on players

FIFA looks to ease the fixture burden on players

Published 23/03/2017

Victor Montagliani, President of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) speaks to the media after a FIFA Council in Zurich, Switzerland, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

FIFA needs to take care of the players when it plans the next international match calendar, the head of a key committee at soccer's governing body told Reuters on Thursday.

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Chinese investors looking to postpone closing of AC Milan deal

Chinese investors looking to postpone closing of AC Milan deal

Published 28/02/2017

Chinese fans of AC Milan sing before their team's International Champions Cup friendly match against Inter Milan in Shenzhen, China July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

The Chinese buyers that committed to the acquisition of prized Italian soccer club AC Milan are looking to further postpone the closing of the deal, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Russia threatened with Euro 2016 disqualification over fan violence

Russia threatened with Euro 2016 disqualification over fan violence

Published 14/06/2016

PARIS/NICE Russia will be thrown out of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament if there is any repeat of the violence by Russian fans which marred [more…]

Russia will not be kicked out of Euro 2016, says coach Slutski

Russia will not be kicked out of Euro 2016, says coach Slutski

Published 14/06/2016

LILLE, France Russia fans will not repeat offences which could see the team thrown out of Euro 2016, coach Leonid Slutski said after UEFA imposed [more…]

Loew’s ‘scratch and sniff’ video no issue says Germany’s Podolski

Loew’s ‘scratch and sniff’ video no issue says Germany’s Podolski

Published 14/06/2016

EVIAN, France Embarrassing footage of Germany coach Joachim Loew scratching around inside the front and back of his trousers during their Euro 2016 win over [more…]

Watson the sea-lion picks Euro soccer cup winners

Watson the sea-lion picks Euro soccer cup winners

Published 10/06/2016

PARIS Following the example set by Paul the Octopus, Watson the sea-lion hopes his nose for winners will bring him international stardom - and a [more…]