International Soccer news

Newcastle Jets beat Adelaide United 2-1 for their first win of the A-League season, substitute Jeronimo scoring the winner.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 3:19 am
Javier Hernandez's agent has insisted his client's loan spell at Real Madrid will not be cut short and that discussions over whether he will join the club permanently will take place at the end of the season.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 3:16 am
Arsene Wenger has discussed previous battles with Liverpool, why Alexis Sanchez chose to join Arsenal and the possibility of Thierry Henry coaching.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 3:12 am
While volunteering at the FIFA World Cup may have been the chance of a lifetime, the programme has looked to help those who took part beyond the final whistle on 13 July too.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 1:58 am
On the anniversary of his first game in charge of Liverpool, looks back at the career of one of football’s most famous and oft-quoted personalities, Bill Shankly.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 1:49 am
The final 2014 edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking sees a change of leadership, with Germany leapfrogging USA thanks to away wins over Sweden and England to hold the top spot for the first time in seven years.
Posted: December 19, 2014, 1:12 am
In the Video of the Week, we take a look at the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2015. With Season 2 now complete, it's time to select the best goal of the campaign.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 10:27 pm
Barcelona's star strikers will need to rediscover their scoring touch to stay in the title race as the Catalan outfit host struggling Cordoba on Saturday.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:10 pm
Struggling Liverpool will seek to get back on track when they entertain Arsenal this weekend, while Manchester City will aim to draw level alongside leaders Chelsea with victory over Crystal Palace.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 5:05 pm
Saturday's potentially epic FIFA Club World Cup final between Spanish superclub Real Madrid and Argentina's San Lorenzo previewed.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 4:36 pm talks to ES Setif goalkeeper Sofiane Khedairia, whose crucial saves helped the African champions claim fifth place at Morocco 2014. 
Posted: December 18, 2014, 3:53 pm
Atletico Madrid cruised into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey despite being held 2-2 at home by lower league Hospitalet, while Athletic Bilbao managed to avoid a scare against Alcoyano.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 3:45 pm
Juventus returned to winning ways at Cagliari as a 3-1 success moved them four points clear of second-placed Roma at the top of Serie A, while Napoli claimed their first win in five league games at the expense of Parma.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 2:13 pm
Although Cruz Azul and Auckland City’s title hopes have now been dashed, both teams will be keen to sign off from Morocco 2014 with a win.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 10:52 am
The coach of Morocco 2014 sensations Auckland City, Ramon Tribulietx told how he weaned his players off long-ball football in favour of a patient possession game.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 10:40 am
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been banned for one match, fined £25,000 and ordered to attend to an education course after making racist and anti-semitic comments on social media.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 10:10 am
Hull City centre-back Michael Dawson will be out of action for at least a month after tearing his hamstring, manager Steve Bruce revealed on Thursday.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 8:14 am
Manager Arsene Wenger revealed Theo Walcott, who has made just two appearances this season for Arsenal following recovery from a long-term knee injury, is set to resume full training after struggling with a groin problem.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 7:21 am
Juventus have been successful in their appeal to have the one-match touchline ban for coach Massimiliano Allegri lifted.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 4:08 am
Ahead of Bordeaux's final match before the winter break, spoke exclusively to Willy Sagnol about his coaching role and his favourites for the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala in January.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 2:00 am
Mauro Matos fired San Lorenzo into the final of Morocco 2014 with a goal in the third minute of extra time. caught up with the striker, whose story shows that good things can come to those who wait.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 1:18 am
Germany pocketed the global ladder's Team of the Year and Mover of the Year titles, while Belgium and Slovakia can reflect on admirable ascents in 2014.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 1:01 am
Switzerland coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg tells about her team's historic qualification for Canada 2015 and its importance for women's football in the nation.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 9:33 pm
Named after Dutch legend Johan Neeskens, Congo DR's Neeskens Kebano experienced a rollercoaster month that saw him score his first international goal with his team then claiming dramatic qualification for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 7:57 pm
Mainz are hoping to find runaway leaders Bayern Munich distracted by the winter break on Friday with Pep Guardiola's side hunting more Bundesliga records in their final match of 2014.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 5:15 pm
Real Madrid have found a home away from home in Morocco, where local supporters have come out in force to see them try to capture the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 4:09 pm
Villarreal eased into the Copa del Rey last-16 after a 3-0 victory over Cadiz, and they were joined in the next round by Getafe, Granada, Real Sociedad, Espanyol and Levante.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 3:45 pm
French champions Paris Saint Germain secured a 3-1 comeback win over second tier AC Ajaccio to reach the French League Cup quarter-finals, while holders Guingamp also progressed as did Monaco and Lille.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 2:58 pm
Raheem Sterling helped Liverpool advance into the League Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Championship leaders Bournemouth, while Tottenham heaped more misery on Newcastle.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 2:19 pm
San Lorenzo fended off an Auckland City fightback to win their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final 2-1 in extra time, which sets the South American champions up against Real Madrid in the final on Saturday.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 2:05 pm

Borussia Dortmund remain in the German Bundesliga relegation play-off spot after their 2-2 draw with second-placed Wolfsburg, while Gladbach moved up to third after a 4-1 victory over ten-man Werder Bremen.

Posted: December 17, 2014, 1:26 pm
Former France international defender Eric Abidal has played his final match according to his Olympiacos coach Michel.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 12:31 pm
ES Setif emerged 5-4 winners in an eight-round penalty shootout, highlighted by goalkeeping heroics from both sides, to beat Western Sydney Wanderers and claim fifth place at the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 10:46 am
FIFA has taken note of the resignation of Michael J. Garcia as Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee with immediate effect.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 9:29 am

Bulgaria have named Ivaylo Petev as their new coach on Wednesday following the sacking of his predecessor over poor UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying results.

Posted: December 17, 2014, 7:29 am
Radamel Falcao has discussed his lack of playing time at Manchester United, discussions with Louis van Gaal about it, and desire to remain at Old Trafford once his loan move is up.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 7:00 am

Thailand hold a two-goal advantage in the 2014 AFF Championship final after a penalty and a late strike gave the three-time champions a deserved 2-0 win over Malaysia in Bangkok on Wednesday.

Posted: December 17, 2014, 6:29 am
Paraguay's Leryn Franco, a successful athlete-turned-model, tells why she'll be rooting for Lionel Messi and Stephanie Roche at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 5:57 am
FIFA and the LOC have received the official confirmation of having fulfilled the commitment of offsetting all the carbon emissions directly related to Brazil 2014.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 5:18 am
Teenage midfielder Gianluca Gaudino and veteran keeper Tom Starke have committed themselves to Bayern Munich until 2018 and 2016 respectively.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 4:38 am
Sergio Ramos and his coach Carlo Ancelotti have expressed confidence that the defender will be able to play for Real Madrid in the FIFA Club World Cup final.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 2:43 am
In an exclusive interview with, Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas talks confidence, the semi-final win over Cruz Azul and consecutive wins.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 1:20 am
Vital areas of health, education and communications will be well supported at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, with three brands joining FIFA’s roster of National Supporters for next year’s showpiece tournament.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 12:47 am
Luca Toni and Frank Lampard star in our latest stats review as we reflect on a week that brought success for Auckland City and Club America.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 11:20 pm talks a look at Liechtenstein and their impressive rise in the global pecking order despite a miniscule population.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 10:22 pm
Former USA and current Sweden coach Pia Sundhage knows a thing or two about the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala having won the FIFA World Coach of the Year in 2012, and the popular coach shares her views on next month's event.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 10:02 pm
Champions Juventus hope to end a rollercoaster week on a high with a win away at Cagliari on Thursday, while Napoli bid to return to winning ways at home to bottom of the table Parma.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 5:20 pm
Holders USA, Costa Rica and Mexico have been installed as the three seeded teams for the 2015 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 4:16 pm
Pedro made the most of a rare first-team opportunity with a hat-trick as Barcelona secured a 8-1 second leg thrashing of third tier Huesca for a massive 12-1 aggregate win in the Copa del Rey.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 3:10 pm

Bastia and Nantes both progressed through to the last eight of the French Coupe de la Ligue after wins in extra time against Caen and Metz respectively. 

Posted: December 16, 2014, 2:32 pm

Premier League leaders Chelsea beat second-tier Derby County 3-1 to reach the League Cup semi-finals, while Southampton crashed out after losing 1-0 to third-tier Sheffield United.

Posted: December 16, 2014, 1:55 pm

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