• Mourinho apologizes for how he treated Schweinsteiger
    Jose Mourinho, who took over as Manchester United manager in May 2016 and banished German World Cup star Bastian Schweinsteiger to train with United's U-23 team, says he regrets what happened and made sure to make up for that in allowing Schweinsteiger to join the Chicago Fire in MLS.
  • Leicester City's Shakespeare: Foxes aren't out of relegation danger
    Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare says the Foxes, six points clear of the bottom three in 15th place in the EPL with 10 games remaining, should not get complacent despite a streak of three consecutive Premier League wins since Claudio Ranieri's firing.
  • Hertha's hopes for top four finish fade
    John Brooks, who missed the Panama-USA match with a sinus infection, returned to action for Hertha Berlin Friday in its 3-1 home loss to Hoffenheim, which temporarily passed Borussia Dortmund into third place.
  • Serbia and other countries warned about hooliganism problem
    UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin issued a warning to Serbia and other countries where hooliganism is rampant that they face expulsion from international tournaments if measures aren't taken by federations and governments to stem the problem.
  • Swansea City's Clement not concerned about Sigurdsson's 'ambition'
    Swansea City manager Paul Clement downplayed 27-year-old star Gylfi Sigurdsson's statement about wanting to move to a "big club," suggesting it won't be a distraction as the Swans seek to fight for survival in the English Premier League.
  • Platini: Blatter wanted to make me to be 'his last scalp'
    Former UEFA president Michel Platini accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of getting him banned from soccer in a bid to save his own job. Both men were banned from soccer for eight years -- reduced to six years on appeal -- after Blatter authorized a payment of $2 million to Platini was for old debt FIFA owed Platini but was deemed a "disloyal payment" because it was no longer enforceable.
  • UEFA Women's Champions League: No German teams in semifinals
    For her first game at Lyon's Parc OL, a crowd of 14,128 turned out to watch Alex Morgan, but the home team fell to Wolfsburg, 1-0, in the second leg of their UEFA Women's Champions League semifinal series. Lyon won the rematch of 2016 finalists, however, and moved into the semifinals along with Paris St. Germain and Barcelona.
  • Tottenham's Lamela ruled out for season
    Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela's hip problem isn't getting better, and he'll need to undergo surgery on Sunday, ruling him out for the rest of Spurs' season. The 25-year-old Argentina has not played since October.
  • Barcelona rips Messi Argentina ban as 'unfair and totally disproportionate'
    Lionel Messi's four-match international ban with Argentina did not go over well at Barcelona, even if the Spanish club stands to benefit from the ban cutting down on its star's wear and tear of international competition.
  • Australia ends winless streak
    After tying its last four World Cup qualifying games, Australia beat UAE, 2-0, to boost its chances of qualifying for a fourth straight World Cup. UAE coach Mahdi Ali, whose team lost to Japan five days earlier, resigned after the loss to Australia.
  • Iceland beats Ireland in Dublin friendly
    Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson's first-half free kick handed Iceland a 1-0 friendly victory over Ireland on Tuesday in Dublin. European championship quarterfinalists Iceland made eight changes from the team that beat Kosovo on Friday to stay second in World Cup qualifying Group I.
  • Video replay ref used in Spain win over France
    The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) correctly disallowed a goal by France's Antoine Griezmann and over-ruled an AR's offside call to let stand a goal by Spain's Gerard Deulofeu in Spain's 2-0 win over France in a friendly in Paris.
  • Italy beats Netherlands in friendly
    Four days after losing to Bulgaria in World Cup qualifying and firing coach Danny Blind, the Netherlands, under interim coach Fred Grim, fell 2-1 to Italy in an Amsterdam friendly. The Dutch took a 10th minute lead with a deflected shot by Quincy Promes but Italy replied with first-half goals by Eder and Leonardo Bonucci.
  • Iran beats China to close in on World Cup spot
    Iran beat China, 1-0, to extend its Asian World Cup Group A lead while nudging China closer to the brink of elimination. Carlos Queiroz's Iran team has 17 points after seven games, four clear of second-place South Korea, while China has only five points and is second-to-last. Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup, is at bottom of the group with four points, nine outside the automatic qualification places with three games remaining.
  • Messi handed four-game suspension
    Lionel Messi has been suspended from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers for directing "insulting words at an assistant referee" during the 1-0 win over Chile on Friday, in which he scored the only goal from a penalty. It means the five-time World Player of the Year will play in only one of Argentina's remaining five World Cup qualifiers. Argentina is third in the 10-team South American group with 22 points from 13 games but has only a two-point lead over sixth-place Chile, with Colombia (21) and Ecuador (20) sandwiched in between.
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