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  • PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea fans express their delight on Twitter as Ivanovic suffers injury

    Stamford Bridge 'faithful' look on the bright side after Branislav Ivanovic is forced off during Serbia's 2-0 win in Albania

    Yahoo Sport UK
  • Brazil loses without Neymar; Argentina falls with no Messi

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil showed Thursday it can't win against the best without Barcelona star Neymar, losing 2-0 at Chile as qualifying in South America opened for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Associated Press
  • Real forward Benzema injured on duty with France

    Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema picked up a hamstring injury in France's 4-0 friendly victory against Armenia in Nice on Thursday and has withdrawn from the squad, the French soccer federation (FFF) said on Friday. A scan showed Benzema had damaged the muscle in his left leg and he would be…

  • England's match in Manchester clashes with another big game

    Adding to the ignominy of its Rugby World Cup failure, England's last match in the tournament is being held the same night and in the same city as a major final in a rival sport.

    Associated Press
  • Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days

    Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days. Both Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini were given 90-day bans in the wake of a Swiss criminal case investigating financial misconduct at FIFA. Platini has also said he will fight…

    The Associated Press18 mins ago
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    Student With Special Needs Honored During Soccer Game On Senior Night

    This season, Daniel O`Brien has been a motivator for the undefeated Lakeland Boys Varsity Soccer Team. O`Brien has Down syndrome, but that hasn`t stopped him from becoming a key part of the team; he`s an honorary captain.

  • Soccer-Sloppy German finishing leaves Euro 2016 champagne on ice

    By Karolos Grohmann Oct 9 (Reuters) - Germany coach Joachim Loew rued his team's missed chances in their surprise 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Ireland on Thursday, which delayed any qualification celebrations by a few days. Three-time European champions Germany have a seemingly easier task at…

  • Additional assistant refs get arm signal powers

    A blunder by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has inspired a minor adjustment to the role of additional assistant referees, UEFA's chief refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina revealed on Thursday. In Arsenal's 3-2 Champions League loss at home to Olympiakos last month, Dutch goal-line official Danny…

  • Barcelona back Messi in tax fraud case

    Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina forward's tax fraud case and vowed to fight "external decisions" they say are unfairly targeting the club. A Spanish court on Thursday ordered Messi and his father Jorge, who are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of 4.2…

  • Kane in pole position to lead line for England: Hodgson

    (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is in "pole position" to succeed Wayne Rooney as England's main striker, manager Roy Hodgson said, while casting doubt on Theo Walcott's prospects of leading the line against Estonia in Friday night's Euro 2016 qualifier. Kane scored 31 goals for club and…

  • Sao Tome shock Ethiopia in World Cup

    Sao Tome e Principe, an island state of 200,000 inhabitants off the Gabon coast, shocked Ethiopia 1-0 Thursday in the first leg of a 2018 World Cup qualifier. Portugal-born Luis Leal scored three minutes from time at Estadio National 12 de Julho in Sao Tome to give the fourth weakest African…

  • Swiss approve extradition of soccer official Takkas

    By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has approved a U.S. extradition request for soccer official Costas Takkas, one of seven individuals arrested in Zurich in May as part of a U.S. clampdown on alleged corruption in soccer. The seven are half of the 14…

  • Soccer-European Ch. Qual. group stage fixtures

    Oct 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the European Ch. Qual. Group stage matches on Friday Group stage - Group A Saturday, October 10 (GMT)Iceland v Latvia (1600) Kazakhstan v Netherlands (1600) Czech Republic v Turkey (1845) Group stage - Group B Saturday, October 10 (GMT)Andorra v Belgium…

  • Soccer-'Normal One' Klopp wins over fans and legends

    Liverpool's new manager Juergen Klopp appeared to win over supporters and former club heroes in just half an hour of his first news conference on Friday. There was laughter from the packed room at Anfield when he resisted comparisons with Chelsea's self-styled "special one" Jose Mourinho by…

  • FIFA discussing delaying presidential election: sources

    By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is discussing delaying the election for their next president following the suspensions given to Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two sources have told Reuters. The item is expected to be on the agenda of an emergency executive committee meeting which could…

  • Soccer-Cazorla's future lies in the centre of the pitch - Wenger

    Santi Cazorla's future at Arsenal lies in the centre of the pitch due to his vision and ability to use both feet, manager Arsene Wenger has said. Cazorla has quietly emerged as a creative hub for Wenger's side, racking up 32 assists in the Premier League, more than any other player since he joined…

  • Exclusive: FIFA mulls delaying presidential election - sources

    By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is discussing delaying the election for their next president following the suspensions given to Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two sources have told Reuters. The issue is expected to be on the agenda of an emergency executive committee meeting which could…

    Reuters26 mins ago
  • Chile beat Brazil 2-0 in opening World Cup qualifier

    Chile got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when two late goals gave them a 2-0 win over five-time champions Brazil. Eduardo Vargas deftly volleyed home a cross from the right after 72 minutes that goalkeeper Jefferson got a hand to but could not stop. Alexis…