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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, July 25, 2014
FIFA on Friday said it remains committed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite the Kremlin's conflict with Ukraine, claiming that a boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region. Earlier this week, German politicians suggested stripping Russia of the 2018 tournament as punishment ... Read the whole story
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona, who famously inspired the Albiceleste to World Cup glory at the 1986 tournament in Mexico, blasted Argentine soccer federation (AFA) president Julio Grondona for his coaching choices following Argentina's failure to recapture the World Cup title at this year's tournament in Brazil, where the South ... Read the whole story
Jorge Luis Pinto, who guided Costa Rica to a surprise quarterfinal finish at the World Cup in Brazil, has decided to quit his post after failing to agree to a new contract. The Costa Rican soccer federation (FCF) on Thursday confirmed the Colombian tactician's departure. Read the whole story
NBC Sports and Fathom Events are teaming up to show English Premier League games on Saturday mornings at selected movie theaters across the country. The "Barclays Premier League LIVE" in-theater series will kick off on Saturday, August 16. Fathom says it will treat theater-going fans to "specially produced half-time breaks" ... Read the whole story
Claudio Ranieri on Friday signed a two-year deal to manage Greece. The 62-year-old Italian replaces Fernando Santos, who quit after guiding Greece to the round of 16 at the World Cup. Ranieri, 62, had been out of work after parting ways with AS Monaco at the end of last season. ... Read the whole story
Jose Mourinho on Friday admitted that he is considering re-signing Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who is available on a free transfer from Turkish club Galatasaray. The Blues coach said the club would make a decision about whether to re-sign the 36-year-old "in a non-emotional" way despite the club's feeling that ... Read the whole story
Petr Cech has vowed to stay and fight for his place as his decade-long reign as Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper comes under threat for the first time. Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, who joins Chelsea next week after completing a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid, will challenge the 32-year-old for the ... Read the whole story
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set to miss up to four months after suffering ankle ligament damage during the English Premier League club's pre-season tour of New Zealand. The 25-year-old, who endured an injury-plagued 2013-14 season, will undergo surgery on Friday. Read the whole story


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