International Soccer news

Steven Gerrard has said he has no intentions of retiring after the 2014/15 English Premier League campaign, even if it means playing elsewhere than Liverpool, and the Anfield captain also backed Mario Balotelli's work ethic.

Posted: October 31, 2014, 8:06 am
Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa has insisted his French Ligue 1-topping side have not seen a split form in the dressing room, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues his road to recovery for Paris Saint-Germain.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 7:40 am
Manchester City midfielder David Silva will miss Sunday's derby against Manchester United and faces up to four weeks out with a knee injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 6:23 am

This week saw Italy and the Netherlands win through to the final of the European play-offs for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. has the details on their progress and the latest friendlies.



Posted: October 31, 2014, 5:49 am
Over the last few months Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia have picked up points against big-name teams to move up in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. looks back on recent events.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 5:08 am
Marcelo Carrusca's late penalty helped Adelaide United claim a 2-1 comeback victory over Melbourne City that lifts them three points clear at the top of the A-League standings ahead of this weekend's fixtures.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 4:14 am
Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal's lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud "miles ahead of schedule" in the coming weeks.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 4:13 am
Borussia Dortmund will be hoping to find their Champions League form when they take on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich this weekend.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 4:00 am
Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid are closing in on a club record as they prepare to take on struggling Granada looking to make it 11 successive victories in all competitions.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:29 am
Lille head coach Rene Girard has been suspended from match-day duties for four games by the French football league after being sent to the stands for the second time this season.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 2:36 am
With a disappointing FIFA World Cup for Asian sides, member associations from the confederation and Oceania met to review Brazil 2014, saying cooperation will be key to future success.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 1:42 am looks at A-League new boys Western Sydney Wanderers and their unlikely two-year against-the-odds journey to the AFC Champions League decider.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 1:10 am
New York Red Bulls have ousted reigning MLS Cup holders Sporting Kansas City from the play-offs thanks to a late Bradley Wright-Phillips brace.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:12 am
Sao Paulo claimed a 4-2 win in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals against Ecuador's Emelec, while Boca Juniors beat Paraguay's Cerro Porteno 1-0 at home.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 11:30 pm previews the finale to the AFC Champions League as Saudi Arabia favourites Al Hilal seek to overturn an opening leg deficit against unlikely finalists Western Sydney Wanderers.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 10:42 pm
After almost nine months of competition, relatively unheralded sides ES Setif of Algeria and Congo DR's AS Vita Club have one match left to decide who is crowned as Africa's best club team.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 10:01 pm
Misfiring Premier League champions Manchester City will attempt to reassert their authority when they host derby rivals Manchester United this weekend, while Chelsea tackle west London rivals QPR.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 6:05 pm

Stevan Jovetic insists Manchester City are firm favourites to win this weekend's derby against Manchester United despite their recent wobble.

Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:30 pm

Depleted Lazio moved up to third place in Italy's Serie A to sit six points off leaders Juventus after earning a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw away to Verona on Thursday.

Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:04 pm

Roma announced earlier this week several new members to the Italian Serie A club's board of directors, and former USA women's national team great Mia Hamm described the appointment as "a complete honour and a privilege".

Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:11 pm

Major League Soccer's new Los Angeles club will enter the league in 2017 with the backing of an international fleet of high-profile owners to replace Chivas USA, the struggling side that ceased operations earlier in the week, MLS commissioner Don Garber announced.

Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:02 pm

The working group on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO) met in Zurich today to discuss the prerequisites for the implementation of a ban on TPO, following on from the recent decision of general principle by the FIFA Executive Committee to stop the practice with a transitional period.

Posted: October 30, 2014, 11:00 am
The past few years have seen an increase in impressive accomplishments from Canadian clubs Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact with their continued development yielding improved regional results.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 9:24 am

Japan defender Atsuto Uchida has extended his Schalke contract until 2018, his German Bundesliga team announced Thursday.

Posted: October 30, 2014, 9:17 am
Hobro IK’s promotion from Denmark’s second tier to the Superligaen this summer was enough to spark a minor sensation in itself, but the club is continuing to cause a stir in the top flight.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 7:50 am
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has said that he still expects Borussia Dortmund to pose major difficulties to his team despite Jurgen Klopp's side's difficult start to the season.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 7:02 am
Spain legend Raul, 37, has agreed a move to North American Soccer League outfit New York Cosmos.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 6:44 am
The qualification process for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada is still in its final stages, but plans for the 2019 edition are building momentum with bidding nations today visiting the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 6:01 am
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has explained how complaints he made last season have led to him becoming happy with life at Paris Saint-Germain.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:34 am
Coach Filippo Inzaghi and midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura have reflected on the pros and cons of AC Milan's 1-1 draw at Cagliari and called for improvement.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:27 am
Manuel Pellegrini has expressed his concern at Manchester City's poor form and discussed the fitness of David Silva and Yaya Toure, while Alan Pardew has hailed Ryan Taylor and his Newcastle United team-mates.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 3:10 am
Rudi Garcia insists "winning was the only option" against Cesena on Wednesday night and the Roma coach was suitably delighted with the victory that followed.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:32 am
Massimiliano Allegri has urged his players to learn their lessons from a dramatic late defeat at Genoa that saw the Serie A champions cede overall control of the title race.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:25 am
A late penalty from Garbini Michel gave FC Dallas a 2-1 play-off victory to end the ambitions of Vancouver Whitecaps, with the victors to now face Seattle Sounders.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 12:14 am
New Zealand this week retained their Oceania crown despite a strong challenge from tournament hosts Papua New Guinea, leaving the Football Ferns to focus on building their challenge for Canada 2015.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:59 pm
Two second-half goals secured River Plate a 2-1 win in their Copa Sudamericana quarter-final first-leg against compatriots, while Atletico Nacional gained a 1-0 first-leg victory over Peruvian side Cesar Vallejo.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:48 pm
Unheralded Algerian club ES Setif are well placed to lift the CAF Champions League this weekend following a 2-2 first-leg draw at Congo DR's AS Vita Club
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:00 pm
An understrength Real Madrid began their defence of the Copa del Rey with a comfortable 4-1 win over third-tier UD Cornella in the first leg of their fourth-round tie, while Sevilla also cruised in their 6-1 thrashing of Sabadell.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:56 pm
Bayern Munich cruised into the third round of the German Cup with a 3-1 win over Hamburg, but Bayer Leverkusen were made to sweat before joining them in the last 16.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:38 pm
Gianluigi Buffon's landmark 500th appearance for Juventus ended in disappointment as Luca Antonini's last-gasp goal gave Genoa a 1-0 victory, while second-placed Roma beat Cesena and AC Milan jumped to third.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:32 pm

Newcastle United will head to Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup after dumping holders Manchester City out of the competition with a 2-0 win, Southampton edged Stoke City 3-2 and Spurs beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0.

Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:15 pm

French Ligue 1 leaders Marseille were eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue at the first hurdle on Wednesday, conceding in the last minute to lose 2-1 at Rennes and Metz edged Nice 3-2 on penalties after squandering a 3-0 lead.

Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:04 pm

Barcelona's Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain were the spearhead of the Uruguay squad called up Wednesday by coach Oscar Tabarez for friendlies with Costa Rica and Chile in November.

Posted: October 29, 2014, 1:39 pm

FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke speaks to about the importance of Canada 2015 and explains what FIFA is doing to ensure it offer's excellent playing conditions.

Posted: October 29, 2014, 10:48 am

Mario Yepes, Colombia’s captain at Brazil 2014, spoke to about the Real Madrid No10’s chances of victory in the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014.


Posted: October 29, 2014, 4:48 am

Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over St Pauli in the DFB-Pokal has boosted the side's confidence after a dismal run, according to Mats Hummels, ahead of their meeting with Bayern Munich.

Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:40 am
Former Sweden international Klas Ingesson has passed away after a battle with cancer, having managed IF Elfsborg even while ill.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 3:05 am
After Chelsea needed a late own goal to get past Shrewsbury in the League Cup, Jose Mourinho declared that the replacements brought in for this game are unlikely to be featuring in his next starting XI.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 2:37 am hears from Italy goalkeeper Laura Giuliani about her football dreams as the Azzurre attempt to end a 15-year drought from the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 1:23 am
The students of the eight class of the UCAD/FIFA/CIES sport management Programme in Senegal received their diplomas two weeks ago in Dakar.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 12:53 am
The goalscoring heroics of Carlos Eduardo, Gonzalo Higuain and Bradley Wright-Phillips feature alongside two venerable veterans, Christie Rampone and Rogerio Ceni, in's latest stats review.
Posted: October 29, 2014, 12:23 am

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