• Giggs: Manchester United must respect tradition
    Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs says the club must respect its tradition of promoting players from within. With Louis van Gaal being tipped to make way for Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea boss is expected to load up on international stars.
  • Germany will give Mario Gomez start against England
    Mario Gomez, omitted from Germany's 2014 World Cup championship squad, will get a start against England on Saturday as Coach Joachim Loew gives him a chance to prove he should go to Euro 2016. Gomez has scored 19 goals in 26 Turkish league games for Besiktas.
  • WCQ: Argentina attack comes alive
    Argentina, which had been shut out in its first three World Cup 2018 qualifiers before winning 1-0 in Colombia, doubled its scoring total with a 2-1 comeback win over Copa America champion Chile, spoiling the first game of new La Roja coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.
  • WCQ: Colombia ends skid with dramatic 3-2 win in Bolivia
    Colombia, which opens against the USA at the Copa Centenario in June, picked up a valuable three points when it defeated Bolivia, 3-2, on the road in World Cup 2018 qualifying thanks to Edwin Cardona's late winner.
  • Cruyff family thankful for outpouring of tributes
    On behalf of his family, Jordi Cruyff expressed thanks for the tributes to his father, Johan Cruyff, who died of cancer at the age of 68 on Thursday.
  • Van der Sar: More than the soccer world will miss Cruyff
    Former Dutch star Edwin van der Sar, now Ajax's marketing manager, said the news of the passing of Johan Cruyff from cancer left the Amsterdam club, where he began his career, in a state of shock.
  • Barcelona mourns Cruyff's passing
    The flags at Barcelona's Camp Nou were placed at half-mast in honor of Johan Cruyff, who died on Thursday. He played and coached Barcelona, helping make it one of the great clubs of international soccer. Said Andres Iniesta he will forever treasure what the Dutchman had done for the club: "I will always remember the influence that he had on the club and what he transmitted. He was key to Barca's success".
  • Beckenbauer: 'Cruyff was a brother to me'
    German great Franz Beckenbauer expressed shock at the news of the death of Johan Cruyff. Beckenbauer and Cruyff were opponents in one of the great World Cup finals, Germany's 2-1 win over the Netherlands in 1974. "I am shocked. Johan Cruyff is dead. He was not only a very good friend, but also a brother to me," Beckenbauer wrote on Twitter.
  • Johan Cruyff, the soccer philosopher
    The late Johan Cruyff was not only a great player and coach, he was also a brilliant philosopher of the game. "Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is." "If I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster." Here are 12 famous Cruyff lines.
  • Luis Suarez: 'I have learned to be smarter in certain situations'
    Luis Suarez will return to the Uruguayan national team for the first time since the 2014 World Cup Friday when it plays Brazil in Recife. He was handed a nine-game international ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini.
  • Schweinsteiger suffers knee injury
    Bastian Schweinsteiger suffered a knee injury that will keep him out of Germany's friendly against England on Saturday and Tuesday's friendly against Italy.
  • Belgium moves Euro 2016 warmup game to Portugal
    Belgium has moved Tuesday's friendly with Portugal from Brussels to Leiria after the Brussels terror attacks. Portugal stepped up to host the Euro 2016 warmup clash after the Brussels friendly had initially been cancelled for security reasons.
  • UEFA reaffirms commitment to security
    UEFA has reaffirmed its commitment to security ahead of this year's European Championship in France following the attacks in Brussels. "Following today's events in Brussels, UEFA wishes to reaffirm its commitment in placing safety and security at the centre of its organisational plans for UEFA Euro 2016," European soccer's ruling body said in a statement.
  • Vincent Kompany: 'We must reject hate'
    "I wish for Brussels to act with dignity. We are all hurting, yet we must reject hate and its preachers," wrote Belgian national team captain Vincent Kompany in a statement following the Brussels terrorist attacks. "Horrified and revolted. Innocent people paying the price again. My thoughts are with the families of the victims."
  • Belgium cancels practice in wake of attacks
    "Soccer is not important today" and "our thoughts are with the victims," announced the Belgian soccer federation upon canceling its national team's practice in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels. Belgium hosts Portugal in a friendly March 29 at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.
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