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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Ivory Coast will not be allowed to host their African Nations Cup qualifier next week against Sierra Leone in Abidjan because of fears over the Ebola virus, the country's soccer federation said on Tuesday. The Ivory Coast government has told the soccer federation it will not allow the match to ... Read the whole story
Algerian authorities have closed the stadium in Tizi Ouzou where a player was struck by an object thrown from the crowd on Saturday and subsequently died, the country's soccer federation said on Tuesday. Cameroon-born forward Albert Ebosse was struck on the head by an object allegedly thrown from a section ... Read the whole story
Frank Lampard on Tuesday announced his retirement from England international duty. The 36-year-old, who left Chelsea for New York City FC in the summer before being loaned to Premier League champ Manchester City, represented England 106 times, having featured for his country over a period of 15 years. His last ... Read the whole story
European champ Real Madrid and Spanish champ Atletico Madrid got their La Liga campaigns off to a tepid start on Monday, with the former struggling to beat lowly Cordoba, 2-0, and the latter failing to find the back of the net in a 0-0 draw at Rayo Vallecano. In their ... Read the whole story
Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Oscar Garcia on Monday quit his post, with the club saying Tuesday it was because of the ''current security situation'' in Israel. Garcia's resignation comes two days before the second leg of Maccabi's Europa League playoff against Greek club Asteras Tripolis, scheduled to be played in ... Read the whole story
Arsenal is anxiously awaiting the results of a second scan on striker Olivier Giroud's ankle amid fears that the France international could be out for up to three months. Speaking ahead of the Gunners' do-or-die UEFA Champions League playoff second-leg at home to Turkish giant Besiktas, coach Arsene Wenger confirmed ... Read the whole story
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini described his team's 3-1 win at home to Liverpool on Monday night as an early-season six-pointer in the Premier League title race. Two goals from Stevan Jovetic and one from substitute Sergio Aguero gave City a commanding 3-0 lead after 70 minutes; Pablo Zabaleta's own ... Read the whole story
Manchester United on Tuesday agreed to pay Real Madrid 60 million-pounds ($100 million) for the transfer of winger Angel Di Maria. According to reports, the Argentine passed a medical on Tuesday ahead of finalizing personal terms with the Old Trafford club. Di Maria will become coach Louis van Gaal's fourth ... Read the whole story


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