Brazil coach Tite under pressure ahead of Copa America

Soccer 05/21/19, 10:24

Having too many players to choose from is a problem most coaches relish.For Tite, it's a problem he could do without.The Brazil coach recently picked his squad for this year's Copa America, and it unsurprisingly included Neymar and Thiago Silva — two of the national team's most important players. But ...

PSG looks to win French league title with depleted squad

Soccer 04/16/19, 09:49

After running away at the top of the standings all season, Paris Saint-Germain has found it hard to wrap up its eighth French league title.The defending champions needed a draw at second-place Lille on Sunday, but lost 5-1 — the team's biggest defeat since Qatari investors QSI took charge in ...

Fans choose Zizito as name of Copa America’s capybara mascot

Sports 04/12/19, 12:28

Fans have chosen Zizito as the name of the capybara mascot for this year's Copa America in Brazil.The name pays tribute to former Brazil star Zizinho, one of Pele's childhood idols, tournament organizers said on Friday.Zizinho scored 17 Copa American goals, tied for most in tournament history with Argentina's Norberto ...

Isco out of revamped Spain squad for Euro 2020 qualifying

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:42

Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, Saul Niguez and Thiago Alcantara also missed out on coach Luis Enrique's list Friday for this month's European Championship qualifying matches against ...

Vinicius Junior called up for Brazil for 1st time

Soccer 02/28/19, 10:30

Vinicius Junior has been called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time for friendly matches against Panama and the Czech Republic.The 18-year-old striker has become a key player for Real Madrid this season.Brazil coach Tite also called up midfielder Felipe Anderson and striker Richarlison.Brazil is preparing to ...

Bayern enduring its worst Bundesliga season in 7 years

Soccer 02/04/19, 10:42

Bayern Munich is putting together its worst Bundesliga performance in seven years.A 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday was Bayern's fourth so far this campaign — as many as it had all of last season. Bayern hasn't lost so many games by the 20th round since Borussia Dortmund last ...

Environmental group tests water after Brazil dam collapse

Enviroment 01/31/19, 13:26

An environmental group in Brazil has begun testing river water in areas around where a dam holding back mine waste collapsed.SOS Mata Atlantica made the first of several tests on Thursday about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away from where a dam owned and operated by Vale collapsed.Preliminary results in the ...

Lewandowski scores as Bayern keeps pace with Dortmund

Soccer 01/27/19, 11:57

Robert Lewandowski made up for missing a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, ensuring his side kept pace with his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to score his 12th goal of the season in the 84th minute, ...

James entering decisive days at Bayern with future unclear

Sports 01/24/19, 06:30

Leon Goretzka's emergence at Bayern Munich is bad news for James Rodriguez.James, as he is known, watched from the bench Friday as Goretzka - playing in the Colombian's favored No. 10 position - scored two goals in Bayern's 3-1 victory at Hoffenheim."We did everything right with this decision," Bayern coach ...

Buffon behaves when faced with another penalty

Soccer 11/07/18, 08:55

There wasn't a hint of protest from Gianluigi Buffon this time.Returning to the Champions League following his three-match ban for comments about the referee last season, Buffon immediately realized there was no point in arguing when Napoli was awarded a penalty that turned out to be the equalizer in a ...

Bayern midfielder Thiago out ‘several weeks’ with injury

Soccer 10/31/18, 11:58

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss several weeks with an ankle injury sustained in the German Cup.The Bavarian club says the Spanish midfielder tore the lateral collateral ligament and the articular capsule in his right ankle during Tuesday's 2-1 win over fourth-tier team SV Roedinghausen.Thiago sustained the injury after ...

Hertha holds Dortmund 2-2, Bayern moves up in Bundesliga

Soccer 10/27/18, 12:16

Salomon Kalou scored with an injury-time penalty for Hertha Berlin to hold Borussia Dortmund 2-2, and Bayern Munich closed in on the Bundesliga leader with a 2-1 win at Mainz on Saturday.Kalou's late spot kick — his second goal — ended Dortmund's six-game winning run across all competitions and allowed ...

Many of Bayern’s international players return after losses

Soccer 10/18/18, 07:07

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac was hoping the international break would revitalize his players after four games without a win.But the team's German contingent return following losses in the Netherlands and France, Robert Lewandowski's ill-luck with Poland continued with losses to Portugal and Italy, and Thiago Alcantara lost with Spain ...

Pirlo and other former players get coaching badges

Soccer 09/27/18, 16:22

Andrea Pirlo is one step closer on the road to football management.The 39-year-old Pirlo was among several ex-players who obtained their UEFA A coaching badges on Thursday after completing a course at the Italian football federation's training complex in Coverciano.Former Italy forward Alberto Gilardino, who lifted the World Cup alongside ...

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