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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Men’s Player Award for second year in a row

  • 24 October 2017 - 11:14
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Men’s Player Award for second year in a row

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi and Neymar to win the Best FIFA Men's Player award for the second year running. Ronaldo, who won the inaugural prize last year, was presented the award at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in London on Monday. The Portugal captain...

Syrian President receives former dissident footballers after World Cup qualifier’s loss to Australia

  • 23 October 2017 - 22:41
Syrian President receives former dissident footballers after World Cup qualifier’s loss to Australia

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met two former dissident footballers who returned to the national team for its World Cup qualifying campaign after years in exile, photographs posted by his office showed on Monday. Syria’s football team outdid expectations in its campaign to qualify for the...

Al Ahly crushes Etoile du Sahel 6-2, moves to African Champions League final

  • 22 October 2017 - 21:56
Al Ahly crushes Etoile du Sahel 6-2, moves to African Champions League final

Egyptians Al Ahly will play Moroccans Wydad Casablanca in next month's African Champions League final after thrashing Etoile du Sahel 6-2 to win through 7-4 on aggregate. In an extraordinary semi-final in Alexandria, Al Ahly constantly ripped the Tunisians' defence apart as they booked their...

Federer beats Nadal to win China Open

  • 15 October 2017 - 18:01
Federer beats Nadal to win China Open

Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The 19-time Grand Slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in their overall head-to-head series, didn't face a break point...

Morocco replaces Kenya as host of CHAN 2018

  • 15 October 2017 - 15:20
Morocco replaces Kenya as host of CHAN 2018

Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), organisers announced on Sunday. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) unanimously decided to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea. They replace Kenya, who had their rights to host...

Al-Ahly Tripoli loses 0-2 against Etoile du Sahel, departs CAF Champions League

  • 25 September 2017 - 13:14
Al-Ahly Tripoli loses 0-2 against Etoile du Sahel, departs CAF Champions League

Egypt’s Amro Mare scored twice in Etoile du Sahel’s 2-0 victory over Ahli Tripoli in the quarterfinal’s second leg of the CAF Champions League. After a goalless first leg, Marei scored his first ever goal for the Tunisian giants when he opened the scoresheet in the 14th minute from a...

Libya wants to replay 2nd round World Cup qualifier against Tunisia over Kenyan referee’s bias

  • 14 September 2017 - 09:38
Libya wants to replay 2nd round World Cup qualifier against Tunisia over Kenyan referee’s bias

The Libyan Football Federation has written to FIFA demanding that their last year's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Tunisia be replayed because the referee's wife is Tunisian and showed open bias against them. The Libyan football authorities also alleged that the Kenyan referee also lives in...

Barcelona crushes Juventus 3-0 at the Champions League

  • 13 September 2017 - 12:38
Barcelona crushes Juventus 3-0 at the Champions League

Lionel Messi summoned another mesmerising performance as Barcelona breezed to a 3-0 win over Juventus in their UEFA Champions League Group D opener at the Camp Nou. Messi scored twice and set up his side's second for Ivan Rakitic as Ernesto Valverde's men capitalised on some dismal defending...

Nadal beats Anderson and wins US Open for his 16th Grand Slam

  • 11 September 2017 - 10:31
Nadal beats Anderson and wins US Open for his 16th Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal, back at No. 1 at age 31, underscored his resurgence by defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, in a U.S. Open singles final on Sunday that was no surprise at this late stage of this tennis revival. “I was surprised in January — now I am not that much...

La Liga: Real Madrid draws against Levante 1-1

  • 9 September 2017 - 21:46
La Liga: Real Madrid draws against Levante 1-1

Real Madrid's stuttering start to their La Liga defence continued, coming from behind to draw against Levante. The visitors took a shock lead through Ivi, who spun past Dani Carvajal in the area before slotting home. But Lucas Vazquez equalised from close range after Sergio Ramos's header...

Syria draws with Iran 2-2, qualifies for playoff against Australia for ticket to World Cup 2018

  • 6 September 2017 - 12:19
Syria draws with Iran 2-2, qualifies for playoff against Australia for ticket to World Cup 2018

Syria scored an injury-time equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw against Iran and keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The visitors took a shock lead through Tamer Haj Mohamad's stooping header - the first goal Carlos Queiroz's Iran had conceded in 10 qualifying...

Libya beats Guinea 1-0 in World Cup qualifiers

  • 5 September 2017 - 11:06
Libya beats Guinea 1-0 in World Cup qualifiers

Guinea's hopes of reaching a maiden World Cup are in tatters after Hamdou Elhouni's first-half goal secured victory for ten-man Libya in Monastir on Monday evening, leaving both teams on three points in Group A. While neither side are mathematically out of the running, both need to win all of...

Sharapova beats Halep in first comeback at the US Open

  • 29 August 2017 - 23:32
Sharapova beats Halep in first comeback at the US Open

Maria Sharapova begins to explore just how well she can finish at the US Open on Wednesday after a successful and emotional Grand Slam comeback following a 15-month doping ban. The 30-year-old Russian, who ousted second seed Simona Halep in her opener, faces Hungary's Timea Babos for the first...

Sharapova’s first grand slam comeback will be against Simona Halep

  • 26 August 2017 - 10:46
Sharapova’s first grand slam comeback will be against Simona Halep

Maria Sharapova’s return to grand slam action will begin with a high-profile clash against Romanian second seed Simona Halep while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could meet in the U.S. Open semi-finals, according to Friday’s draw. For Sharapova, a former world number one and five-times grand...

Real Madrid crushes Barcelona 3-1 in first leg of Spanish Super Cup

  • 14 August 2017 - 10:24
Real Madrid crushes Barcelona 3-1 in first leg of Spanish Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo scored and was then sent off as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup first leg. Gerard Pique slid Marcelo's cross into his own net before Lionel Messi leveled with a penalty. Ronaldo, who was a substitute, restored Real's lead when he ran from halfway...

Real Madrid wins Super Cup 2-1 over Manchester United

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:30
Real Madrid wins Super Cup 2-1 over Manchester United

Real Madrid eased to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to win the Super Cup on Tuesday, with goals in each half from Casemiro and Isco. Cristiano Ronaldo watched most of the end-to-end action from the bench while his teammates outclassed United on a hot night in Skopje, Macedonia. Casemiro, a...

Manchester United plays Real Madrid for UEFA Super Cup tonight

  • 8 August 2017 - 19:16
Manchester United plays Real Madrid for UEFA Super Cup tonight

The Red Devils are in Macedonia for the UEFA Super Cup and aim to take down the Champions League holders at the Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski. Jose Mourinho has already started the mind games, claiming he would be interested in Gareth Bale if Zinedine Zidane cannot find a place for him in...

Justin Galtin ruins Usain Bolt’s career-end 100 m race

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:12
Justin Galtin ruins Usain Bolt’s career-end 100 m race

Justin Gatlin ruined Usain Bolt's farewell party when the 35-year-old American won the world 100 meters title on Saturday, beating the Jamaican superstar into third and sparking a chorus of boos from a London crowd unhappy with his doping past. What was meant to be a glorious celebration of the...

Neymar agrees on transfer deal with PSG, will sign by Tuesday, report says

  • 29 July 2017 - 11:22
Neymar agrees on transfer deal with PSG, will sign by Tuesday, report says

Neymar has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer as he looks for a new challenge, News reported. And according to French broadcaster RMC, PSG have now reached an agreement with the Brazil international over personal terms, News added. Neymar’s father has been...

Amid talks of going to PSG, Neymar scores twice for Barcelona to beat Juventus

  • 24 July 2017 - 10:43
Amid talks of going to PSG, Neymar scores twice for Barcelona to beat Juventus

Neymar scored twice for Barcelona in the first half in a 2-1 win over Juventus on Saturday night amid widespread talk of the Brazilian's impending move to Paris Saint-Germain. A source close to PSG told ESPN FC earlier on Saturday that Neymar had told the French club he wants a move and agreed...