Musiala sparkles as Bayern crush Leverkusen 4-0 to snap winless run

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 01:32 GMT

Jamal Musiala scored once and set up two more goals as champions Bayern Munich cruised past Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 on Friday to snap a four-game winless run in the Bundesliga and climb into second place.

Guinea stripped off Cup of Nations hosting rights

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 01:26 GMT

Guinea have been stripped of the right to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations finals and the bidding for the tournament is set to be reopened on Saturday, the Confederation of African football announced early on Saturday.

Haaland injury-free after working with City physiotherapists, Guardiola says

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 12:55 GMT

Erling Haaland has overcome injury issues that have hampered him in recent seasons and defended the Premier League club's decision to send a physiotherapist along with the striker on international duty.

Russian athletes who do not back invasion of Ukraine could return to competing, IOC president says

Sat, 01 Oct 2022 - 12:47 GMT

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering a return to competition of Russian athletes who do not support the country's invasion of Ukraine, IOC president Thomas Bach said on Friday.

Brazilian soccer star Neymar backs Bolsonaro ahead of Sunday vote

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 12:50 GMT

Brazilian soccer star Neymar Junior endorsed President Jair Bolsonaro's uphill re-election bid on Thursday, showing his support in a TikTok video as he smiled and danced to a campaign jingle ahead of the weekend's pivotal election.

Women's rights group calls on FIFA to kick Iran out of World Cup

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 12:40 GMT

Rights group Open Stadiums have called on FIFA to throw Iran out of the World Cup finals in Qatar in November because of the country's treatment of women.

Hummel stance on Qatar human rights is strategic decision, say industry experts

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 12:36 GMT

Hummel's decision to tone down the details of Denmark's World Cup kit in protest against Qatar's human rights record was driven by the company's desire to be seen as a purpose-driven brand, industry experts told Reuters on Thursday.

Qatar confirms COVID test requirements for World Cup fans

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 12:29 GMT

Fans attending the World Cup in Qatar must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test regardless of their vaccination status, organisers said in a statement on Thursday.

Hummel tone down Denmark jerseys, release black kits in Qatar World Cup protest

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 - 01:44 GMT

Denmark will wear kits at the World Cup that were designed by manufacturer Hummel as a protest against Qatar's human rights record ahead of the tournament, the sportswear company said on Wednesday.

Grealish says his best is yet to come at Manchester City

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 - 01:35 GMT

Jack Grealish said he is "nowhere near" full fitness as he continues his recovery from a groin injury but is confident fans will see the best of him when he returns to the side.

Pressure mounts on Nagelsmann with Bayern Munich in a rut

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 - 01:29 GMT

Bayern Munich's four-game winless run -- their longest in the Bundesliga in 20 years -- has soured the mood among club bosses and piled pressure on coach Julian Nagelsmann to quickly turn things around.

Premier League resumes with derby double

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 - 01:23 GMT

North London derbies are always feisty encounters but Saturday's clash between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will have an extra incentive with top spot in the Premier League at stake. Twenty four hours later champions Manchester City host Manchester United as the Premier League returns with a derby bonanza after the international break.

Lacklustre United States held to 0-0 draw by Saudi Arabia

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 07:14 GMT

The United States were held to a 0-0 draw by Saudi Arabia in Murcia, Spain on Tuesday as they again struggled to create chances in their final friendly before the World Cup.

Messi comes off the bench to notch double as Argentina beat Jamaica

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 07:12 GMT

Second-half substitute Lionel Messi scored two late goals as Argentina beat Jamaica 3-0 in a World Cup warm-up in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Super Serbia beat Norway 2-0 to win Nations League group

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 07:02 GMT

Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic netted his 50th international goal as his side outclassed Norway with a 2-0 win to top Nations League B Group 4 on Tuesday and gain promotion to League A.

Egypt defeat Liberia 3-0 in a friendly match

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 06:58 GMT

Egypt’s national team achieved a comfortable 3-0 victory over Liberia, scored by Omar Marmoush, Mohamed Abdel Moneim and Ahmed Hassan Koka.

Barcelona's Araujo says thigh surgery 'best option'

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 - 06:49 GMT

Uruguay's Ronald Araujo has denied putting club before country after the Barcelona defender opted for surgery on his injured thigh less than two months before the World Cup. Araujo picked up the injury on Friday in Uruguay's 1-0 defeat by Iran in a friendly, leaving the pitch after only five minutes.

Spain will play Portugal like it's a final, says Luis Enrique

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 - 06:43 GMT

Spain manager Luis Enrique said his full-strength side will be totally focused when they visit Portugal in the League A-Group 2 decider on Tuesday for a place in the Nations League final four.

Italy beat Hungary to clinch spot in Nations League finals

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 - 06:40 GMT

Italy claimed a place in the Nations League final four with a 2-0 win away to Hungary thanks to goals by Giacomo Raspadori and Federico Dimarco in their last League A-Group 3 game on Monday.

German players to get 400,000 euros each in case of World Cup win-FA

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 - 06:49 GMT

Germany players will each receive 400,000 euros ($390,000) if they lift the World Cup in Qatar later this year, the country's football association (DFB) said on Sunday after agreeing on tournament bonuses with the team.