• Goetze is among Liverpool summer signing targets
    Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool's owners, will give German manager Juergen Klopp the money he needs to turn a squad that is struggling to qualify for Europe and lost the Capital One Cup final to Manchester City into a serious force. A
  • Boca fires Arruabarrena, Barros Schelotto is favorite to take over
    Argentine champion Boca Juniors fired head coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena after Sunday's 1-0 loss to Racing Club left it with just seven points in its first five games.
  • Gulati or El Amrani for FIFA secretary general?
    One of the first tasks of new FIFA president Gianni Infantino will to select a new secretary general, who in the new FIFA structure will hold even more power than predecessors Jerome Valcke and Sepp Blatter.
  • Iranian buys 49.9 percent interest in Everton
    Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri has sold his minority interest in Arsenal and bought a 49.9 percent stake in Everton subject to Premier League approval.
  • German federation CEO quits ahead of release of scandal report
    Helmut Sandrock, the German soccer federation (DFB) general secretary, quit ahead of the release of a report tying his organization to FIFA in connection with alleged dubious payments surrounding the 2006 World Cup bid. The scandal also resulted in the resignation of Wolfgang Niersbach as DFB president in November. Niersbach, who still serves on the FIFA executive committee, is accused of knowing about and assisting in the making of payments used secure votes.
  • USA switched to Infantino in second round
    U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati confirmed that his organization switched its vote from Prince Ali of Jordan to Gianni Infantino in the second round when Infantino pulled away from Sheikh Salman of Bahrain to win the election for FIFA president.
  • Infantino gets praise from Russia
    Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko, a member of the FIFA executive committee, praised Gianni Infantino's election as FIFA president, saying it would help soccer's world governing body overcome its problems. "I am happy," Mutko was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying after Infantino won Friday's vote in Zurich. We supported him from the start. I hope that everything that has been planned will be realized. World football needs such a pragmatist."
  • PSG suspends Aurier until March fixture window
    Paris St. Germain has banned star defender Serge Aurier until March 21 after his homophobic slur made about PSG coach Laurent Blanc and insults to several teammates in a Periscope chat with a friend. The 23-year-old Ivorian apologized for his actions. In a statement released Friday, PSG, which is in the Champions League, said it must remain focused on key dates and "keep the professional group free of any potential trouble."
  • Four Spanish clubs advance in Europa League
    Four Spanish clubs (Athletic Bilbao, Valencia, Villarreal, Sevilla) and three English teams (Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham) advanced to the Europea League round of 16, along with Germany's Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund, Basel (Switzerland), Braga (Portugal), Fenerbahce (Turkey), Lazio (Italy), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) and Anderlecht (Belgium).
  • Report: Conte close to landing Chelsea job
    Italy national team coach Antonio Conte has edged closer to becoming the next Chelsea boss after positive talks between his representatives and the Premier League club on Thursday. The 46-year-old former Juventus coach was one of three names on Chelsea's shortlist to replace to succeed Guus Hiddink but has edged ahead of the other two contenders, Massimiliano Allegri - the current Juve coach - and Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone.
  • Liverpool edges Augsburg on PK
    Liverpool advanced to the Europa League round of 16 thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win over Bundesliga 13th place Augsburg. James Milner's fifth minute penalty in the second-leg in Liverpool on Thursday proved the difference.
  • Teenager stars in Man United rout
    Marcus Rashford, making his Manchester United debut at age 18, scored twice in a 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland that sends Man United to the Europa League round of 16.
  • Pellegrini gets it right for Manchester City in Kiev
    Manchester City put its troubles back home, where it lost three straight games, behind it as it beat Dynamo Kiev, 3-1, in Ukraine in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 series.
  • FIFA voting case thrown out
    FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's bid to have Friday's election in Zurich postponed and transparent booths installed was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • FIFA Museum, a nostalgic rush from past and reprieve from present troubles
    It's hard not to be cynical about the FIFA Museum that opens on Sunday in Zurich, but as the Guardian reports, "well-earned cynicism for the desperate vessel the governing body became drains away amid the nostalgic rush of World Cups past."
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